About Dheena Chandra Dhas
Dheena CDheena Chandra Dhas, born in Madras (now Chennai), India, is a multi-talented performer known for his deep, resonant voice. With a career spanning over three decades, he has established himself as an accomplished voice-over artist, actor, singer, and sound engineer. His unique voice and artistic versatility have made him a sought-after talent in the Indian entertainment industry. Currently residing in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India, Dheena operates a home studio where he provides voice-over services.
Dheena’s musical journey is a rich tapestry of creativity and innovation. As the lead vocalist for renowned rock bands and a playback singer for legendary composers like A.R. Rahman, his voice has graced stages and screens alike. His collaboration with iconic artists and his dedication to musical excellence have cemented his reputation as one of India’s premier vocal talents.
Dheena’s musical journey spans over three decades, encompassing radio, studio sound mixing, live concert mixing, and performing on stage. He has been the lead vocalist for several rock bands in India and abroad, including Atomic Forest, Magic, Desire, Commandoes, The Phantom Revival, and Satin.
As a playback singer, Dheena collaborated with legendary composer A.R. Rahman for the song “Zahreela Pyaar” from the film Daud, alongside Asha Bhonsle. He shares a childhood friendship with Rahman and has performed with other notable artists such as Sivamani and Jojo.
On the theatrical stage, Dheena’s acting and singing talents have come to life in acclaimed productions such as ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and ‘Cats.’ His ability to embody diverse characters and his passion for live performance have earned him recognition and applause from audiences and critics alike.
Dheena has showcased his acting and singing talents in numerous stage productions in Chennai and other parts of India. Some of the musicals he has been a part of include Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Tommy, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Starlight Express, and Witness.
Film and Television Acting
Dheena’s film and television acting career showcases his range and adaptability. From playing dual roles in ‘Mumbai Xpress’ to appearing in popular Tamil soap operas, his on-screen presence is both engaging and memorable. His contributions to film and television continue to enrich the Indian entertainment landscape.
Dheena’s film acting career includes the dual role of “Raju” in both the Hindi and Tamil versions of Kamal Haasan’s Mumbai Xpress. He also portrayed Lungiman in Peter Yesley’s short film, Lungiman Takes a Ride. On television, Dheena has appeared in Tamil soap operas, such as Kolangal.
Voice, Voice Acting, and Narration
Dheena’s signature voice has become synonymous with quality and professionalism in the voice-over industry. From narrating plays to dubbing for Indian movies and lending his voice to ad jingles, his work resonates with audiences across various media. Today, he offers specialized voice-over services in an Indian English accent, delivering high-quality work that meets diverse project needs.
He has worked as a narrator in several plays, was a news reader for All India radio, Madras and has dubbed for numerous Indian movies, including the film 1921 by I.V. Sasi. Additionally, Dheena has lent his voice to various ad jingles. Today, he offers voice-over services in an Indian English accent, from his studio in Kodaikanal, delivering high-quality work across various projects.
Dheena’s work has not gone unnoticed by the media. Praised as ‘Simply heavenly’ by The Hindu and featured in various other publications, his artistic contributions continue to be celebrated.
- “Simply heavenly”, The Hindu. Muthalaly, Shonali (10 August 2004).
- “Timothy Sheader’s Jesus Christ Superstar opens in London”, The Hindu. Raghavan, Nikhil (22 July 2019).