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Franco Simon Neelankavil
Also known as
(1974-10-07) 7 October 1974 (age 42)
Thrissur, Kerala, India
Filmi, Pop, Religious music
2000 – present
Franco Simon (born 7 October 1974) is an Indian singer and music composer from Kerala. He has sung around 150 Malayalam films songs and 1500 album songs in 5 different languages. He is the nephew of well-known Indian film composer Ouseppachan. He is a recipient of GMMA award and multiple Yuvaprathibha Puraskar for his soundtrack albums.
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Franco Simon Neelankavil was born to Simon N.P. and Alice M.L on 7 October 1974 in Thrissur, Kerala, India. He is the oldest of four children. According to his parents, he has exhibited great interest in music and started singing at a very early age. He had his first on-stage performance when he was only 4 years old and has since won many awards and competitions. Franco completed his B.A. in music from Madras University.
Franco’s first cinematic song was En Karalil (Raakshasi) from the movie Nammal in 2002. In 2005, Franco formed a band called Band Seven with Stephen Devassy and Sangeeth. An Indian pop band, they released a Hindi album titled Yeh Zindagani. In association with Kosmic Music, Franco has composed numerous Hindu devotional songs in Telugu, Kannada and Sanskrit languages. Two of the hit songs from the very popular 2006 Malayalam album Chempakame brought his talents to the limelight when the album stayed on the top requested list for over 2 years. His Christian meditation album Moran Amekh in Sansrit is unique in the world of meditation music.
Franco has worked with several leading music directors like Harris Jayaraj, VidyaSagar, D. Imman, Devi Sri Prasad, Ouseppachan, Mohan Sithara, Mani Sharma, Alex Paul, Berny-Ignatius, Gopi Sunder, Shyam Dharman, Ram Surendar, Alphons Joseph Rahul Raj, Prakash Ulyeri, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Sayan Anwar, Shabeer, Natesh Shankar, MM Keeravani, M. Jayachandran, R. P. Patnaik, Anup S Nair , Bobo Shashi, Mejo Joseph, Vinu Thomas, Thej Mervin, Abu Murali, Manoj George, Benny Johnson, Se