Ace music director Mani Sharma who was born on July, 11, 1964 is celebrating his 51st birthday today. He was born in Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh to violinist Y.N. Sharma and made his debut as a keyboard player in 1980s. He has composed music for over 140 films. He is popularly known as "Swara Brahma" for his contributions to music in Tollywood. Mani Sharma started his career as a music director in 1998. Before that Sharma used to work as a keyboard player for Raj-Koti, M. M. Keeravani. Mani and A. R. Rahman had both worked for Raj-Koti as keyboard players. Then Mani became a part-time music director by composing background scores for films of Ramgopal varma and others. Then he was approached to do the background score of ‘Antham’ (Drohi in Hindi). Varma asked him to compose a single song for his film and he agreed. Then he continued to compose background music for other films like ‘Raathri’ (Raat), ‘Preminchukundam Raa’ etc. His first film as a full-time music composer was Super Heroes which was produced by Suresh Productions. Later he got break in Megastar Chiranjeevi’s film ‘Bavagaru Bagunnara’. After that he never looked back, his music journey continues. On this occasion of his Birthday myfirstshow.com wishes him ‘A very happy birthday’.