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Hometown: Bengaluru
Wife: Nithya Ramesh
Age: 33 Years

Brodha V

Bio/Wiki
Real nameVighnesh Shivanand [1]The Times of India
Profession(s)• Rapper
• Lyricist
• Music Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBald
Career
DebutSong (Film): Dheaon Dheaon (2011) from the Hindi film 'Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge'
Mixtape (Solo): Death Punch (2011)
Poster of 2011 mixtape 'Death Punch' by Brodha V
Awards2013: Best Hip Hop/Rap Artist for the song ‘Indian Flava’ at Radio City Freedom Awards
2015: Renault Free the Music Award for Contribution to Independent Music
Brodha V after winning Renault Free the Music Award in 2015
2018: Best Hip Hop Artist of the Year (Jury Award) for the song ‘Let Em Talk’ at Radio City Music Awards
2018: Best Hip Hop Artist of the Year (Jury Award) for the song ‘Way Too Easy’ at Radio City Music Awards
2023: Best Indie Collaboration Award (with KR$NA) at the Radio City Freedom Awards (RCFA)
Brodha V with Radio City Freedom Award 2023
2023: Best Rap Regional Song (Tamil) Award for the song 'Basti Bounce' at the CLEF Music Awards
Brodha V holding CLEF Music Award 2023
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 March 1990 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2023)33 Years
BirthplaceKanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac signAries
NationalityIndian
HometownBengaluru
SchoolBishop Cotton Boys’ School, Bengaluru
College/UniversitySAE, Bengaluru
Educational QualificationRecording Arts and Digital Film Making degree
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear, 2023
Family
Wife/SpouseNithya Ramesh
ParentsNames Not Known
Brodha V with his mother in front of Taj Mahal
Favourites
Rapper(s)Eminem, 2Pac, Rakim, Nas, Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Clan
Music ProducerTimbaland
FoodBangalore's Masala Dosa

Brodha V

Some Lesser Known Facts About Brodha V

  • Brodha V is an Indian rapper, lyricist, and music producer. He is one of the most famous English rappers in India. He gained popularity after releasing the song ‘Aathma Raama’ in 2012.
  • He has rapped in English, Hindi, Sanskrit, and Kannada languages. He is also trained in Indian classical music.
  • Brodha V discovered rap through the song ‘Pettai Rap’ from the Tamil film ‘Kadhalan’ in 1994. This film was the first one he watched in a cinema.
  • His rapping journey began when he was in the 12th standard, and he decided to pursue a career in this field. However, his family didn’t support his choice initially because they didn’t see a secure future in rapping.
  • During the early stages of his rap career, Vighnesh actively engaged in ‘text battles’ on Orkut, a popular social networking service at the time. In 2008, he discovered the ‘Insignia Rap Combat’ forum on Orkut, initiated by Delhi-based rappers Speed Ice and D’Brassic. This forum provided him with a platform to participate in and polish his rapping skills.
  • In 2008, he created a hip-hop group named ‘Machas With Attitude’ (MWA) with rappers Smokey the Ghost and Big Nikk.

    Hip-hop band Machas With Attitude (MWA)

    Hip-hop band Machas With Attitude (MWA)

  • In 2012, he launched his single track titled ‘On My Own,’ featuring Avinash Bhat. During the same year, he also released his second single track called ‘Aathma Raama,’ which has gained more than 50 million views on YouTube.

    Poster of the 2012 song 'Aathma Raama'

    Poster of the 2012 song ‘Aathma Raama’

  • The group hit the spotlight after Vishal Dadlani invited it to collaborate and create the song ‘Ready Steady Po’ from the popular 2013 Bollywood film Chennai Express. In the same year, the group disbanded to pursue their solo careers.
  • He released another single track in 2014 titled ‘Aigiri Nandini,’ which turned out to be a hit song.
  • In 2014, Rolling Stone India mentioned him as a part of ‘hip-hop’s elite.’ [2]Rolling Stone India
  • In 2014, Storypick referred to him as ‘one of the best rappers in the country.’ [3]Storypick
  • Brodha V organized the first Indian rap cypher in Bengaluru to promote hip-hop culture in India in 2014.
  • In 2014, Brodha V was featured in Micromax’s song titled ‘Roobaroo – Micromax Unite Anthem,’ alongside other notable music artists like Raghu Dixit, Benny Dayal, Neeti Mohan, and more.
  • He collaborated with Anirudh Ravichander on the song ‘Shake That’ from the 2015 Tamil film ‘Kaaki Sattai.’
  • In 2015, he teamed up with singer Benny Dayal to release the song ‘Round Round,’ which gained popularity and was featured among the top 10 tracks on Saavn.
  • In 2016, he was featured among the top 10 underappreciated Indian hip-hop musicians by ScoopWhoop. [4]ScoopWhoop
  • In 2017, Brodha V collaborated with singer Sanjeev T to raise awareness about Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). They created a unique song using actual heartbeats, which became a part of the #GiveABeat initiative.

    Brodha V and Sanjeev T recording the song in the studio

    Brodha V and Sanjeev T recording the song in the studio

  • In 2017, Brodha V produced the music for ‘Anu Aunty – The Engineering Anthem.’ This parody of Iggy Azalea’s song ‘Fancy’ became viral on social media. He has also composed music for various anthems and jingles.
  • In 2018, he contributed his rap skills to the song ‘Turn This Party Up’ from the Telugu film ‘Krishnarjuna Yudham.’
  • In an interview, Brodha V shared that his stage name, Brodha V, has two parts. ‘Brodha,’ which represents brotherhood, and ‘V’ is the initial of his real name, Vighnesh.
  • Brodha V’s music often blends hip-hop with elements from Indian folk, Carnatic, and Hindustani music in his songs.
  • He performed at the Music Matters Festival in Singapore in 2018.

  • Brodha V once expressed his desire to collaborate on a rap song from a Rajinikanth film and have Rajinikanth himself feature in one of his songs.
  • The 2019 Hindi film ‘Gully Boy’ was based on the lives of Mumbai-based rappers Divine and Naezy. Brodha V made an appearance in the film as himself.
  • His dream headline in the news would be ‘Brodha V wins the Grammy for Best Rap Album.’
  • He partnered with the clothing brand Puma in 2019 to promote hip-hop culture in India.
  • In an interview, while talking about his struggling days, he said,

    It was very hard for most of my career for me to make money and get shows. We didn’t even have proper contracts earlier for the projects that we did. It was just word of mouth and people would pay us only if they liked us. It was very hard to even go to a college fest and convince the organisers to give us a 15-30 minute slot.” [5]The Times of India

  • In 2019, Brodha V teamed up with rapper Raftaar and dropped the track ‘Naachne Ka Shaunq.’ He showcased his rap skills in both English and Hindi in the song. This collaboration became a hit and gained 50 million views on YouTube.

    Poster of the 2019 rap song 'Naachne Ka Shaunq'

    Poster of the 2019 rap song ‘Naachne Ka Shaunq’