Indian music composer MM Keeravani on Wednesday won the 2023 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, for the track ‘Naatu Naatu‘ from director SS Rajamouli’s 2022 magnum opus ‘RRR‘. 

“Naatu Naatu is a song of celebration… all we wanted to showcase in the song was lots of stamina and energy. I’m very excited for the great award I received just now. For the first time, it (RRR) has bagged the attention of the international audience, I am very happy for that,” MM Keeravani said while receiving the award. 

“It’s been an age-old practice to say that this award actually belongs to someone else. So I was planning to not say those words when I get an award like this, but I’m sorry to say I’m going to repeat the tradition because I mean my words,” he added. 

SS Rajamouli along with the film’s lead stars Ram Charan and Jr NTR were present at Wednesday’s event. 

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All you need to know about MM Keeravani’s family – 

MM Keeravani was born in Kovvur, Andhra Pradesh on July 4, 1976. His father, Koduri Siva Shakti Dutta, was a lyricist and screenwriter. Keeravani’s brother, Kalyani Malik, is also a music director and singer. 

Keeravani is the cousin of director SS Rajamouli and music director MM Srilekha. He is also the nephew of screenwriter and director KV Vijayendra Prasad.

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MM Keeravani is married to MM Srivalli, who works as a line producer in films. 

His son, Kaala Bhairava, is a singer. He is one of the singers of ‘Naatu Naatu.’

His younger son, Sri Simha, is an actor who made his acting debut with the 2019 movie Mathu Vadalara.