Music Directors - Mohan Sithara

Mohan Sithara, is a Malayalam film music composer. He received Kerala state award for the songs in Priyanandan's "Sufi Paranja Kadha". Since 1986 he is an active musician in Malayalam film industry. He is talented in putting Western, Classical and Folk styles in his songs which attracts more audience to hear his songs. He has worked with famous lyricists and poets like O. N. V Kurup, Yusufali Kechery, Sreekumaran Thampi, P K Gopi, Kunjumoitheen Kutty, Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri, Rafeeq Ahmed, Rajeev Aalunkal, S. Ramesan Nair, B R Prasad, Vinayan, Bharanikkavu Sivakumar, Anil Panachooran, Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma, Gireesh Puthenchery, Bichu Thirumala etc. Almost, every singers had been part of his songs namely K. J. Yesudas, P. Jayachandran, K. S. Chithra, Sujatha Mohan, Madhu Balakrishnan, G. Venugopal, M. G. Sreekumar, Vidhu Prathap, Afsal, Manjari, Jyotsna Radhakrishnan,swarnalatha, Sheelamani, Biju Narayanan, Priya R Pai and Poornasree among others.

He was born at Peruvallur, Thrissur, Kerala, India in 1959. He was deeply interested in music , and had become an expert violinist by the age of 14. He started his music career as violinist in some music troupes, in those one was Sithara troup, thus making him Mohan Sithara. Later he got the chance to be the violinist with former leading music composers like M G Radhakrishnan, Shyam, Perumbavoor G Raveendranath etc. He has done orchestratio for the film Thoovanathumbikal with Perumbavoor G Raveendranath, in which the songs were super hits. His first work as independent music director in the malayalam film industry was the film Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare (From One to Zero), for which he made the famous song Raree Rareeram Raro (it was first song for G Venugopal also). The director T K Rajeev Kumar gave him a chance under Navodaya banner. He joined with Padmarajan to set background music for the film Innale in 1989 which was too hearty music.