About Prakash

Prakash Hariharan is a classically trained electric mandolin virtuoso. He focuses on fusion and South Indian classical (Carnatic) music. His formative years were spent training under Mandolin U.P. Raju and Vocal & Vainika Vidhushi Innisai Maamani Smt. Padma Veeraraghavan. He has been performing for more than 15 years and won the National level Music Competition held by All India Radio in 2007 (Carnatic Instrumental category) and also became an All India Radio ‘B’ grade artist. He is also the recipient of the Bharath Kalachar and CCRT Central Government Scholarships.

In addition to his original and classical work, Prakash continues to work in the film industry with notable composers like A.R. Rahman, Harris Jeyaraj, Imman composing and producing soundtrack works.

In 2014, he released his first classical album, Gayaki Mandolin to coincide with a North American tour. Later in the year, he also released an EP with his fusion band Project YUJ.

Prakash is also a professional voice-over artist and plays semi-pro Cricket at club level.





Gigs & Tours


Production & Voice-Overs

Prakash has extensive experience as a composer and arranger on pop and commercial projects. This has included ad jingles for Nathella, Panasonic, Narinyas, song composing (albums / films) for Aid India, YAS (Vasantham TV, Singapore), and music for gaming and other media streams.

He has also done voice-over work for radio and television ad commercials including RMKV, Lyca Mobile, Big 92.7 FM, Chutti TV etc, Disney animation projects and corporate training projects.

Additionally, he produces albums/singles under his media banner YUJ Entertainment. These include Mandolin Prakash Project (Vol.1), Gayaki Mandolin.


Commissions & Collaborations

In addition to his classical and fusion work, Prakash is a seasoned session musician, playing on a wide variety of music projects. He is available for studio and live projects, film and non-film. He is able to tailor his style to the needs to the project / musician / composer / company.

Some of the leading composers / musicians with whom he has collaborated include A.R.Rahman, Harris Jeyaraj, Imman, Yuvan Shankar Raja, G.V.Prakash, Deepak Dev, Ramesh Vinayagam, T.H.Subhash Chandran, Bonnie Chakraborthy, Thaman, Anirudh, Stephen Devassy, Prashant Pillai, B.J.Bharath, P.C.Shivan, Job Kurien, Karthik, Srinivas, Naresh Iyer, Haricharan, Rahul Nambiar, Shweta Mohan, Rita.


Brief Discography

  • I (Film) – background score
  • Nanbenda (Film) – Song: Oorellam
  • Maan Karate (Film) – Song: Maanja
  • Kathirvelan Kathal (Film) – Songs: Mele mele & Anbe anbe, Background score
  • David (Film) – Song: Rab di / Maname
  • 101 Weddings (Film) – Song: Sajalamai
  • Dheiva Thirumagal (Film) – Background score
  • Vagai Sooda Va (Film) – Song: Sara sara
  • Ezham Arivu (Film) – Song: Yellaelama
  • KO (Film) – Song: Amali thumali
  • Engeyum Kadhal (Film) – Song: Nenjil nenjil
  • Varuthapadadha Valibar Sangam & Jilla (Film) – English & Tamil Rap
  • Josco Indian Voice (TV show) – Title song
  • Mrittika (Album) – Song: Fakira
  • Ad jingles for Zoho, Saint Gobain, Lancor Housing, Godrej, OLX, GRT etc


Prakash is a seasoned South Indian (Carnatic) guitar and mandolin teacher. He is available for lessons in person and online (Skype, Facetime). He is capable of addressing the needs of beginning students (basic exercises, geethams) all the way to advanced students (varnams, kritis, manodharma, advanced theory). For more information visit the contact page.


For concerts / tours:

+91 98840 92744

For productions / recordings / voice-overs:

+91 97909 81785

For lessons:

For all other queries: