Rahul Nambiar is an Indian playback singer and live performer. After completing his MBA and M.Com, Rahul started working for two years in a bank, before performing at live shows with Sunitha Sarathy. In 2001, he won the Sun TV Sapthaswarangal contest, beating 3000 contestants, following which he decided to pursue a singing career. Rahul was introduced as a playback singer by Vijay Antony in the Tamil film Dishyum. In 2009, he joined hands with his longtime friend and bass player Aalap Raju to form a band named RAHLAAP. He is considered a versatile singer, having sung in various genres such as Western, Carnatic, light music and hip-hop. He has performed more than 400 live shows around India and abroad, and over 350 songs for films, most prominent ones being Mani Sharma's "Vasantha Mullai" (Pokkiri), Yuvan Shankar Raja's "Adada Mazhada" (Paiyaa) which fetched him his first Filmfare nomination for the Best Male Playback Singer Award. He has also lent his voice for several ad jingles.