Hiphop Tamizha Adhi is one among the Indian musical duo Hiphop Tamizha consisting of Adhithya "Adhi" Ramachandran Venkatapathy and Jeeva R. based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Hiphop Tamizha duo achieved wide recognition through the track "Club le Mabbu le"; a radio performance of the song received over two million views within a week of its release on YouTube in 2011.
Adhi's full name is Adhithya Ramachandran Venkatapathy and he was born on 20 February 1990. Adhi was born into a middle-class family with no knowledge in music or cinema; his father works at Bharathiar University while his mother comes from an agricultural background.
Adhi studied at Chavara Vidya Bhavan, and electrical engineering at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology. He holds a state-level rank in Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test and is a graduate in Master of Business Administration from the Department of Management Studies, University of Madras.
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Adhi named his account on the video-sharing site YouTube as "Hiphop Tamizha" with an image of the Tamil poet Subramania Bharati, to avoid being caught by his parents. Adhi's father had initially opposed his idea of choosing music as his career; Adhi himself had no formal education in music.
Adhi released "Takkaru Takkaru" video song with the intention of campaigning to have jallikattu legalised (claiming that the sport does not encourage animal cruelty). Aslo he stood with Jallikattu protesers to save Jallikattu.
Adhi sang his first movie song, titled "Thapellam Thappe Illai" composed by Vijay Antony for Naan (2012). He also sang the title track of Ethir Neechal (2013) composed by Anirudh Ravichander and continued with Anirudh for some movies.
Hiphop Tamizha's first Tamil film as music composers was Aambala (2015). His cinematic acting debut in Meesaya Murukku, which he would also be directing and composing music for.
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