Kaushik Menon (also known as Kaushik) is a vocalist and an Indian playback singer working in the south Indian film industry. He started his professional playback singing career in the year in 2003, and since has been working as playback singer for multiple languages – including Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu. He is known for his song, “Natkal Nagarndhu” – the song of friendship from the movie Ninaithale Inikkum that gave him a major breakthrough as a playback singer. He owns a recording studio at Chennai named ‘Tapas Studio’. At present he is working as an RJ in a reputed FM in UAE, also he is busy with his music events.
Playback singing career
Kaushik Menon started his singing in school youth festivals & stage shows and later at his age of 18 he encouraged by the veteran singer S. Janaki to go to Chennai and she supported him through giving opportunities to sing in many stage shows. Later on he got an opportunity to sing in front of music director Ilayaraja in the year 2003 and started his playback singing career. He was recognised by people through his Ninaithale Inikkum movie song composed by Vijay Antony and he got the best upcoming playback singer award from Mirchi music awards.
2009 and onward
In 2009, Kaushik won “Best Upcoming Male Singer” in Mirchi Music Award South for his song “Natkal Nagarndhu”, from the movie Ninaithale Inikkum. In 2013, Kaushik attempted singing the male cover version of “Nenjukulle” from A.R. Rahman’s movie Kadal, (originally sung by Shakthisree Gopalan).
In 2013, he made entry into the Mollywood with a duet melody number “Nin Mounavum from the movie Entry. His melody number, “Oru Mozhi Mindathe” from the Malayalam film Law Point gave him a major breakthrough in Mollywood, since then, he has worked with many music directors including A.R. Rahman, Harris Jayaraj, Vijay Antony, Joshua Sridhar, and Mejo Joseph.
2009 – ( Category) Best Upcoming Male Singer – ( Song ) Natkal Nagarndhu – ( Film ) Ninaithale Inikkum