Award Name : National Film Awards
Year of Award : 2015
Award for : Arts
Location : Cochin, Kerala, India
Gopi Sunder is a National Award winning Indian musician, film score composer, programmer and singer. He has composed music for more than 5000 advertisements, programmed music for many major composers and composed the music for nearly 50 Indian films to date. He was born on 30 May 1977 in Kochi, Kerala, India. He worked as assistant director of composer Ouseppachan for a long time. Sunder's father was a friend of Ouseppachan, which later helped in his entry to film field. He has also done keyboard programming for a few Bollywood hit songs like "Aankhon mein teri'" (Om Shanti Om) and"Ek Main Aur Ek Tu Hai"(Bluffmaster). Same year he got the big break to Malayalam film industry when he was offered background score by director Rosshan Andrrews for his debut movie, Notebook (2007). It was followed by the super hit movie Big B, starring Mammootty, most noted for its background score and camera work.
As a playback singer, Titli song of Chennai Express was a chartbuster of the year 2013. He sang that song aside Shreya Ghosal. He composed music and background score for Malayalam movies - Flash (2007), Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded (2009), Anwar (2010), Casanova (2012), 10:30 am Local Call (2012), Ustad Hotel (2012), ABCD (2013) and Sound Thoma (2013). Notebook (2006), Big B (2007), Mission 90 Days (2007), Poi Solla Porom (2008) and Evidam Swargamanu (2009) are his noted works as a background scorer. For the Malayalam movie, Anwar (2010), he received Filmfare best music director award for the first time. In 2015, he received the National Film Award.