Arvind Raj is a Malaysian musician and rapper who recently came to the spotlight when actor Silambarasan (a.k.a Simbu or STR) reposted one of his cover songs. Arvind made a cover song of 'Yaaraiyum Ivalo Azhaga', originally sung by Simbu and Mervin Solomon from the film Sulthan. Check it out here:

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He composed the music and even featured his own rap lyrics. At the end of the video, Arvind's mother and girlfriend Nirosha made a quick cameo appearance. Arvind's mother, who's a familiar face among his followers (thanks to their Tik Toks together), requested them to tag Simbu in the comments to get his attention.

Well, Simbu heard her and not only he watched the video but also reposted a part of the video on his Instagram Reels. Take a look:

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When the notification with Simbu's official account ID appeared on Arvind's phone, he literally shouted. It was like a dream come true for Arvind who has always been an ardent fan of Simbu's since the days of Kuthu, Manmadhan, and Vallavan.

For over a decade, Arvind has been making music and releasing singles with fellow artists like Rabbit Mac, Sheezay, and Dev G. Some of his top hits include 'Love Me Again', 'Sani', and 'Make it Clap'.

But, he calls this his proudest moment and biggest recognition as yet. He started making cover songs in 2016, but none received as much attention as the one he recently released.

Music runs in the family as his father played many musical intruments and sent Arvind to classes since the age of seven. He plays the piano, violin and tabla. The 28-year-old will soon be dropping another single named 'CIA' in the coming weeks.

Photo Credit: Arvind Raj & Silambarasan's Instagram