Sean Roldan

Name at birth: 
Raghavendra Raja Rao
Date of Birth (DOB): 
34 years old
Native/Birth Place: 
(Current city) 
Years active: 
Film Composer, Music Director

Sean Roldan is the stage name for Indian musician Raghavendra, who has worked on Carnatic, independent and film soundtracks for the Tamil film industry. He rose to fame after gaining critical acclaim for his work in Balaji Mohan's Tamil-Malayalam bilingual Vaayai Moodi Pesavum / Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram (2014).

Raghavendra was born to the renowned mridangam player Srimushnam V Raja Rao and Padma, the daughter of novelist Sandilyan. He began a career in music composing and working on carnatic tracks, before venturing into independent Tamil music with his band, Sean Roldan & Friends.

Raghavendra was recommended by film producer C V Kumar to Varun Manian, the producer of the bilingual film Vaayai Moodi Pesavum / Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram, who was looking for a composer after the director's original choice Anirudh Ravichander had opted out. He subsequently signed the film and chose to continue to credit himself as Sean Roldan for a career in the Tamil film industry. He produced eight tracks for the film, singing two, while including one inspired by the single track "Mayakkura Poo Vaasam" composed for his band. He performs many stage performs in chennai among littleshows award. He was also a part of Mirchi Shiva's 144 directed by debutant Manikandan, produced by C V Kumar of Thirukumaran Entertainment which has Oviya and Shruthi Raamakrishnan playing the female lead with Mundasupatti fame Munishkaanth playing a pivotal role.