|Occupation||Music Director, Singer|
|Language Worked in||Telugu, Tamil|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Education||He did his schooling at St. Johns, Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary|
Dharan was born on 8 October 1983 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He did his schooling at St. Johns, Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School and Anna Gem schools in Chennai. He started working as an assistant to composer Harris Jayaraj in the films Kaakha Kaakha, Chellame and Anniyan. He is famous actress Devika's nephew.
Dharan used to participate in music programs in the college, director K. Bhagyaraj's daughter Saranya studied in. For her debut venture, Parijatham, directed by her father, Saranya recommended Dharan as the film composer, by which he happened to enter the Tamil film industry. The album became a chartbuster, with the song "Unnai Kandaene" being listed among the top ten songs of the year and earning him a name in the industry. Sify in its review described Dharan's songs and background score as "a major highlight" of the film, which itself became a commercial successful as well.
Dharan has worked on non-film projects as well. In 2009, he produced a single "Sing One More Time" as a tribute to Michael Jackson, who Dharan describes as his "biggest insipration in his childhood".
The single, which also partly features lyrics by him, was rendered by ten singers and released as a video album. He had also composed the theme song for the 2010 Challenger Beach Volleyball Championship, held in Chennai, apart from composing jingles for television advertisements.