Vijay Prakash - a singer whose voice sounds a lot like A.R. Rahman himself is a favourite with the little maestro.
He hails from Mysore & moved to Mumbai in 1996. He has sung in Hindi films such as Blue, Yuvvraaj, Swades, Kaal, Lakshya, Matrubhoomi, Tere Naam, and Cheeni Kum. He has also performed in Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu movies.
Prakash was a participant in 'Sa Re Ga Ma' on Zee TV, hosted by Sonu Nigam. He made it to the mega-finals in 1999. Later he compered Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee Kannada.
He is also one of four singers credited for the song, "Jai Ho", which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song (2008). He sang the the portion with the words "Jai Ho" that takes an extended high pitch at numerous junctures of the song. The Song also won a grammy award.
He has recently sung the opening track 'Beera' from 'Raavan.