Birth name:Yanamandra Venkata Subramanya Sharma
Born :Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Genres :Film score, electronic
Occupation(s):Film composer, Music director
Instruments:Keyboard, synth, piano
Mani Sharma Yanamandra ( born 11 July 1964, Machilipatnam, Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh) is a music director known for his works in Tollywood. He has composed music for over 140 films. He is popularly known as "Swara Brahma" for his contributions to music in Tollywood. Mani Sharma started his career as a music director in 1998. Before that Sharma used to work as a keyboard player for Raj-Koti, M. M. Keeravani. Mani and A. R. Rahman had both worked for Raj-Koti as keyboard players. Then Mani became a part-time music director by composing background scores for films of Ramgopal varma and others.
He made his debut with the film antham as a music director.
Mani Sharma started his career as a keyboard player in the late 1980s under the guidance of music director Sri Satyam. As a keyboard player, he toured with Padma Bhushan Dr. S.P.Balasubrahmanyam. He used to work with Murali Krish and Chakri Policherla under Maestro Ilaiyaraaja in Chennai.
2010: Winner, Music Mirchi Awards South Best Music Director for Khaleja
2010: Winner, Music Mirchi Awards South Song of The Year for Sada Siva from Khaleja
2009: Winner, Music Mirchi Awards South Best Music Director for Ek Niranjan
2003: Winner, Telugu Filmfare Best Music Director Award for Okkadu
2003: Winner, Nandi Award for Best Music Director for Okkadu
2000: Winner, Telugu Filmfare Best Music Director Awardfor Chirunavvutho
1998: Winner, Telugu Filmfare Best Music Director Award for Choodalani Vundi
1998: Winner, Nandi Award for Best Music Director for Choodalani Vundi