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J. Anoop Seelin
OriginHassan, Karnataka
Occupation(s)Music composer, singer
Years active1998–present (singing)
2008–present (composing)

J Anoop Seelin (Kannada: ಅನೂಪ್ ಸೀಳಿನ್; born 24 October 1979) is an Indian film music director and playback singer in the Kannada film industry. He has scored music for films including Gooli, Eddelu Manjunatha, Preethse Preethse, Yaksha, I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona, Manasology, Sidlingu, Parari, Madarangi, Naanu Avanalla...Avalu and Aatagara . He won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director for his work for Sidlingu.

Early life and education[edit]

Anoop Seelin, born in Hassan on 24 October 1979, always aimed to become a playback singer and film music composer. After completing his primary and high school education in Hassan, Karnataka, Seelin and with his family, moved to Bangalore where he pursued higher education. Completing his LLB, he opted to become a lawyer.


Due to his vocal background and the musical influence of his family members, Seelin began singing with a band and other groups in Bangalore as a hobby. This hobby led him to pursue a career as a full-time vocalist when he started working as a chorus singer in 1999 with Hamsalekha, a legend of the Kannada music industry. Over the next 6 years, Seelin was given a chance to sing track songs for numerous Hamsaleka compositions, with Hamsalekha personally guiding Seelin to become a renowned playback singer.[1]

Break in the Kannada film industry[edit]

His break in the Kannada music industry came when he got the chance to sing "Yaro yaro nannavalu yaro..."[2] from the movie Ondagona Baa, followed by hit songs from movies like Sarvabhoma, Madana,[3] Dharma,[4] Janapada,[5] Nenapirali,[6] Sixer,[7] and Thaballi.[8]

After this success in vocal performance, Seelin began to show an interest in composition, and began writing songs for the Kannada music industry.

Music direction[edit]

Selin then signed on to compose the soundtrack for the Kannada movie Gooli.[9] His second movie Yeddelu Manjunatha's[10] audio was released and the songs were entirely different from what was then the industry trend.[11]

After Preethse Preethse, Seelin's next movie, I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona, was released in June 2011 and received positive reviews from critics, with the background score being deemed the highlight of the film.[12]

In the same year, another movie Galla audio was released without much hype.[13]

In November, the audio of Sidlingu was released in a theatre in Bangalore.[14] Sidlingu received positive feedback from the media.[15]

Recently, the audio launch of Janma was held in a local hotel.[16] Anoop Seelin has composed six songs for this movie.

Another movie Director's Special music was composed by Seelin.

Anoop Seelin is now working on "B3", directed by Ghanshyam, Paraari, directed by Aa Dinagalu fame Chaitanya, Madarangi and other unnamed multiple projects.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Anoop Seelin has received numerous award for his versatile singing.

Recently, when the Government of Karnataka announced the Karnataka State Film Awards for 2010–11, Seelin was named Best Music Director for composing music for the movie Sidlingu.[17] The jury was headed by noted Kannada Movie director Sunil Kumar Desai.


Year Film Notes
2008 Gooli
2009 Eddelu Manjunatha
2009 Preethse Preethse
2010 Yaksha
2011 I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona
2011 Manasology
2011 Galla
2012 Sidlingu Winner – Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director[18]
Nominated – SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Kannada
2012 Janma
2013 Paraari
2013 Madarangi
2013 Director's Special
2013 Googly Background music
2013 B3
2014 Rose
2014 Love in Mandya
2014 Goli Soda Tamil film; Background score only
2015 Bhagyaraj
2015 Aatagara
2015 10 Endrathukulla Tamil film; soundtrack only
2015 Naanu Avanalla...Avalu
2016 Brahma Vishnu Maheshwara
2016 Jessie
2016 Nataraja Service
2016 Neer Dose
2017 Kadugu Tamil film; Background score
2017 Smile Please
2017 Chowka
2017 Eradane Sala
2017 Bangalore Underworld
2017 Eleyaru Naavu Geleyaru
2017 Siliconn City
2017 Dada is Back
2017 Dayavittu Gamanisi Also co-producer
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Kannada
2017 Kaafi Thota 1 song only
2018 Najundi Kalyana
2018 Huccha 2
2019 Kalbetada darodekoraru
2019 Rustum
2019 Yaanaa Background score only
2021 Inspector Vikram
2021 Daali
2021 Shivappa
2021 Petromax
2021 Parimala Lodge


  1. "Mid-Day".
  2. "Kannada Audio Ondagona Baa".
  3. "Kannada Audio Madana".
  4. "Kannada Audio Dharma".
  5. "Kannada Audio Janapada".
  6. "Kannada Audio Nenapirali".
  7. "Kannada Audio Sixer".
  8. "Kannada Audio Thabbali".
  9. "Kannada Audio Gooli".
  10. "Kannada Audio Yeddelu Manjunatha".
  11. Shekhar H Hooli (16 July 2009). "Eddelu Manjunatha – Review". OneIndia. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  12. I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona – Movie Review Archived 15 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  13. "Galla 2011". Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  14. Music launch review[permanent dead link]
  15. "Kannada Review: 'Sidlingu' is entertaining, Yogish makes his mark". CNN IBN. Archived from the original on 19 January 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  16. "Janma Audio Release". 2 April 2012. Archived from the original on 4 July 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  17. "Karnataka State Film Awards 2010–11 winners". The Times of India. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  18. "Karnataka State Film Awards 2010–11 winners". The Times of India. 14 March 2013. Archived from the original on 18 May 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013.

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