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Interview by Paul Salfen
20 wins and 30 nominations to his credit.
M. M. Keeravani (born Koduri Marakathamani Keeravani; 4 July 1961)is an Indian music composer, record producer, singer, and lyricist who predominantly works in Telugu cinema along with a few Hindi and Tamil films (where he is credited as M. M. Kreem and Maragathamani respectively). His accolades include a Golden Globe Award, a National Film Award, eight Filmfare Awards and eleven Nandi Awards.
Keeravani is best known for his compositions in works such as Kshana Kshanam (1991), Gharana Mogudu (1992), Varasudu (1993), Allari Priyudu (1993), Criminal (1994), Subha Sankalpam (1995), Pelli Sandadi (1996), Bombay Priyudu (1996), Annamayya (1997), Zakhm (1998), Student No.1 (2001), Jism (2003), Paheli (2005), Sri Ramadasu (2006), Magadheera (2009), Baahubali series (2015 and 2017), and RRR (2022).