Premgi Amaren Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography

Premgi Amaren

Premgi Amaren is an Indian artist known for singing, composing music, writing songs, and acting. He often produces rap songs in Tamil films and is famous for his comedic roles in movies directed by his older brother, Venkat Prabhu.

Wiki/Biography

Prem Kumar Gangai Amaren was born on Monday, 26 February 1979 (age 45 years; as of 2024) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His zodiac sign is Pisces. He did his schooling at Cambridge Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 10″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Premgi Amaren

Family

Parents & Siblings

Premgi’s father’s name is Gangai Amaran, who was a composer and director.

Premgi Amaren with his father

Premgi Amaren with his father

There is not much information about his mother who died in 2021. He has a brother, Venkat Prabhu, who is a film director and actor.

Premgi Amaren (left) with his mother (centre) and brother (right)

Premgi Amaren (left) with his mother (centre) and brother (right)

Other Relatives

His uncle’s name is Ilaiyaraaja, who is a film composer.

Premgi Amaren with his uncle

Premgi Amaren with his uncle

His cousins’ name is Yuvan Shankar Raja, Karthik Raja and Bhavatharini.

Premgi Amaren with his cousin Yuvan Shankar Raja

Premgi Amaren with his cousin Yuvan Shankar Raja

Wife

On 9 June 2024, he got married to his longtime partner Indu.

Premgi Amaren's wedding photo

Premgi Amaren’s wedding photo

Relationships/Affairs

He is rumoured to be in a relationship with singer Vinaita.

Premgi Amaren with Vinaita

Premgi Amaren with Vinaita

Career

Actor

Premgi made his debut with the film Punnagai Poove in 2003.

Poster of the film 'Punnagai Poove'

Poster of the film ‘Punnagai Poove’

In 2006, he embraced his inaugural acting role as the main lead’s friend in Silambarasan’s Vallavan. This was succeeded by his role in his brother Venkat Prabhu’s first directorial venture, Chennai 600028 (2007), where he played the role of Seenu. The film emerged as the most notable summer blockbuster of the year, establishing Premgi as a comedy actor. He collaborated with his brother once more in their next project, Saroja, receiving acclaim for playing the role of Ganesh Kumar. He took the main role in Venkat Prabhu’s film Goa (2010) and went on to appear in Mankatha (2011) and Settai (2013). Premgi has appeared in other films like Santosh Subramaniam (2008) as Sekhar, Onbadhule Guru (2013) as Charles, Tamizh Padam 2 (2018), Kasada Thapara (2021) as Bala, and Custody (2023) as Prem.

Poster of the film Tamizh Padam 2

Poster of the film Tamizh Padam 2

In 2023, he became well-known for playing the role of Pradeep in the film Sathiya Sothanai. The announcement for his project Thalapathy 68, scheduled for release in 2024, was made in 2023. In 2023, he appeared in the Malaysia Tamil language TV series ‘Badep.’ In 2021, he appeared in the web series Live Telecast and played the role of Bigil Sathya.

Poster of the film Live Telecast (2021)

Poster of the film Live Telecast (2021)

Music Director

Premgi made his directional debut for songs in the film Anjali in 1990.

Poster of the film Anjali (1990)

Poster of the film Anjali (1990)

In 1997, Premgi ventured into directing in the film industry with a project titled “Wanted,” which starred Venkat Prabhu and S. P. B. Charan. Despite having Yuvan Shankar Raja as the music composer and comedians Gangai Amaren and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, the film remained unfinished. In 2005, he entered independent music direction with the movie Gnabagam Varuthe, which starred his brother. After that, he contributed to the music of Agathiyan’s Nenjathai Killathe and Thozha, in which he also had a significant role. He worked as a music director on songs for films like Nenjathai Killadhe (2008), Adhe Neram Adhe Idam (2009), Maanga (2015), RK Nagar (2019), and Manmadha Leelai (2022).

Poster of the film Nenjathai Killadhe (2008)

Poster of the film Nenjathai Killadhe (2008)

Amaren and singer Suresh Peters came together to produce a song called “The One Anthem,” dedicated to the iconic Michael Jackson.

Music Composer

Premgi made his debut as a music composer with the song Niyabagam Varuthe in 2007. At the beginning of his career, he concentrated on music composition. He started as an assistant to film music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, later branching into playback singing. Initially, his singing roles mostly included managing rap portions in Yuvan Shankar Raja’s compositions and later extended his collaboration with other music composers. Alongside his work with Yuvan Shankar Raja, he also took on remixing songs for certain soundtrack albums, commencing with the song “Loosu Penne” from the film Vallavan. He has composed other songs for films including Adhe Neram Adhe Idam (2009), Ennamo Nadakkudhu (2014), Zombie (2019), Kutty Story (2021), and Manmadha Leelai (2022).

Poster of the film Kutty Story

Poster of the film Kutty Story

Apart from film music, he composed for an episode titled “Planet Galatta II – Adra Sakkae” on the Singaporean satellite channel “Mediacorp Vasantham.”

Singer

He made his singing debut with the song Kaalathukku Etta Gana in 1998. He has sung songs like “Andhra Khiladi Vidyardhi” for the film Vidyardhi (2004), “Orampo Naina” for the film Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu (2006), “Yenno Yenno” for the film Nenu Meeku Telusa? (2008), “Mississippi for the film Biriyani (2013), and “Plan Panni” for the film Plan Panni Pannanum (2020).

Poster of the film Plan Panni Pannanum

Poster of the film Plan Panni Pannanum

He has recorded remixes of songs including “Loosu Penne” (Club Mix) for the film Vallavan (2006), “Goa” (Club Mix) for the film Goa (2010), “Nahnh Na Nah” (Extended Dance Mix) for the film Biriyani (2013), and “Therikidhu Masss” (Gasa Gasa Mix) for the film Masss (2015).

Poster of the film Biriyani (2013)

Poster of the film Biriyani (2013)

Facts/Trivia

  • His stage name, Premgi, originated from a spelling mistake. Initially, it was intended to be “Prem G,” with the “G” symbolizing his father’s name.
  • In 2009, he received a nomination for a Jury Award in the Best Comedian category for his role in the movie Saroja.
  • He is often spotted drinking on various occasions.

    Premgi Amaren's Instagram post about drinking beer

    Premgi Amaren’s Instagram post about drinking beer

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