Hyderabad-based singer LV Revanth has been named as the winner of Indian Idol season 9. LV is a playback singer and has sung more than 200 songs. He received the Indian idol trophy by Sachin Tendulkar.
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So to celebrate his victory we bring for you some lesser known facts about this singing sensation:
1) His full name is Lolla Venkata Revanth Kumar Sharma. He is popularly known as 'Rockstar Revanth'.
2) Revanth was born on 10th of February 1990, he is 27 years of age.
3) He lost his father at a very tender age, since then it has been only him, a brother and their mother in the family. He went to Hyderabad to pursue music.
4) LV is a renowned playback singer of Tellywood industry, he has sung around 200 songs till date. His best known was the song ' Manohari' for the blockbuster movie 'Baabhubali- The Beginning'.
5)The singer won a prize money of rupees 25 lakh and has decided to donate 10% of the prize to orphanages!
6) Next on his plan is to become a Bollywood playback singer, Akshay Kumar is his favorite actor and it is his dream to sing for him.
7) Popular music composer MM Keeravani was the first to recognize his talent, in 2008 he sang his first song called 'Jhalak Dikhlaja' for the movie Maha Yagnam. It was composed by Vandemataram Srinivas.
8) He faced many troubles as the language was a barrier for him, he did understand or speak Hindi well.
9) He was from a middle-class family and had financial issues but nothing came in the way of music, to pay for music school he did a few part time jobs like working in PCO booths and catering companies.
10) He has won the International Indian Film Academy Award for Playback singing. L.V has also won many Telegu Singing reality shows.
11) some of his latest songs are:
(film) Om Namo Venkatesaya , song –Vayyari Kalahamsika, Composed by M M Keeravani
(film) Sivalinga, song- Saarah Saarah, Composed by S Thaman
(film) Saranamanthram, song- Ni Kaallaku Mokkemu Ayyappa, composed by K. Ramachari
(album) Voice Of Youth, song- Everyday, Composed by Nitish Narayan.