Naveen Kumar started his career in music at the age of 13. He began with playing local concerts, where his unique talent found a wide audience. During his teenage years, he also performed for the radio station in his hometown – Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
Naveen was introduced to the Tamil film industry in 1984. Since then, there has been no looking back. He has worked with many iconic music composers, such as Ilayaraja and AR Rahman, and carved a niche for himself with his matchless musicianship.
When he is not recording film songs, Naveen is busy carrying out sonic experiments, thanks to his impressive collection of flutes from across the world. His curiosity with flutes dates back to his formative years as a musician, when, after reading the works of noted musicologist Prof.Sambamoorthy, he invented a one-of-its-kind Chinese flute.