The announcement that musician MM Keeravaani will get the fourth highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri, prompted him to praise his parents and teachers. SS Rajamouli’s film RRR, which contained Keeraavaani’s song Naatu Naatu, earned him India’s first Golden Globe, putting him on a career high.
“Much honoured by the civilian award from the Govt of India Respect for my parents and all of my mentors from Kavitapu Seethanna garu to Kuppala Bulliswamy Naidu garu on this occasion,” the artist wrote in a tweet.
Naatu Naatu by MM Keeravaani has also received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.
The artist has a long history in the film industry and has written music under the stage name MM Kreem. He was the composer of numerous well-known Hindi film songs, such as Tu Mile Dil Khile (Criminal, 1995), Gali Mein Aaj Chand Nikla (Zakhm, 1998), and O Saathiya (Saaya, 2003). Additionally, MM Keeravaani has written the music for movies including Sur (2002), Jism (2003), Iss Raat ki Subah Nahi, and Paheli.
Keeravaani reportedly began violin lessons at the age of four, per an ANI report. Born to painter, singer, and dramatist Koduri Siva Shakthi Datta and his wife Bhanumathi, MM Keeravaani began playing the violin at the age of ten and began touring with a band.
Beginning in 1987, he worked as a music assistant for K Chakravarthy and C Rajamani on a movie whose author was V Vijayendra Prasad, the brother of his father. The soundtrack of MM Keeravaani has gained popularity all over the nation since the release of SS Rajamouli’s movies Baahubali and RRR. RRR is already a worldwide sensation as a result of the attention he has received.