The Kerala State Film Awards for 2016 for the best singer (male) was won by Sooraj Santhosh for a song in the film Guppy.
Sooraj the co-founder and lead vocalist of the band Masala Coffee is very popular with music buffs across the Southern industry. Chennai-based Sooraj started his career in 2010 singing for a Telugu film. His first song in Malayalam was for the film Second Show and later, for films like Kunjiramayanam and Madhura Naranga.
Sooraj speaks about the award, “This song is very close to my heart and the fact that it was composed by my schoolmate Vishnu Vijay, who won the award for the best background score, calls for double celebration. I was not expecting this award and I was watching TV when I saw the award declaration.”
Receiving a state award will not change his life — Sooraj declares emphatically! “I am going to continue doing what I am doing but the responsibility will be more and I will give my best shot at the songs I sing.”