Naresh Iyer is a playback singer in the Tamil and Hindi film industry. He started his career with a super hit song called Mayilirage from the movie Anbe Aaruyire, composed by Music Maestro A. R. Rahman. After that, he's been singing for almost all the music directors in the Tamil movie industry including Srikanth Deva, Sabesh-Murali, D. Imman, Harris Jayaraj and Deva to name a few. Recently, he has collaborated with Chennai's most happening fusion band OXYGEN and has sung in their new album "AURA".
Naresh Iyer's Munbe Vaa (from the movie Sillunu Oru Kaadhal), a duet with Shreya Goshal, and composed by A. R. Rahman topped the music charts for many weeks in the year 2006 and successfully claimed the title "Song Of The Year 2006" in the Tamil industry. Not to forget his another chartbuster song, Innisai Alapedaiye from the movie Varalaaru, which contributed to the movie's success, was an excellent Carnatic based song composed by A. R. Rahman. His songs Paatshala & Roobaroo from the movie Rang De Basanti, yet again composed by A. R. Rahman was chosen as the "Song of the Year 2006" in various TV channels of North India. Recently he sang the song Kathal Konjam, under music director Harris Jayaraj for the film Pachaikili Muthucharam, and it is in the way to be yet another chart buster.
Born and brought up in Matunga, Mumbai, Naresh was spotted in the reality talent show Channel V's "Super Singer"' on Television by the famous composer A R Rahman. Though he did not win the show Super Singer, Naresh was later contacted by A. R. Rahman and has been his protege since then with the 3 whopping numbers in Rang De Basanti, his very first Hindi movie. He is also the vocalist of a Fusion band called Dhvani based in Mumbai. Naresh and his band has performed for many prestigious events and charity concerts. He won the Filmfare RD Burman Award in February 2007. He also won the National Award in August 2007 for Best Male Singer.. for the chartbuster - Roobaroo from the movie Rang De Basanti. He has also won Hub Award (2005) for his first song Mayilarage and also Kannadasan Award for best male debut.