Na. Muthukumar

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Na. Muthukumar (Kavi ilavarasan)
Born (1975-07-13) July 13, 1975 (age 39)
Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Poet, lyricist, writer, novelist
Period 1995–present

Na. Muthukumar is a Tamil poet, columnist and lyricist. He mainly works as a lyricist for Tamil film industry and his works include chartbuster hit songs like Balleilakka, En Kadhal Solla and Oru Kal Oru Kannadi.


Muthukumar began his career wanting to be a director and worked under Balu Mahendra for four years.[1] But then he became a lyricist, beginning with the lyrics for the songs of the Tamil film Veera Nadai, directed by Seeman.[2] Though Veera nadai is the first film he wrote the lyrics it released as 32nd movie. He worked with almost every contemporary Tamil film music composer and is currently one of the most important and busiest writers in the Tamil film industry. Mostly he has worked together with Yuvan Shankar Raja and wrote lyrics to the songs, he composed. He turned dialogue writer for the Tamil film Kireedam (2007), directed by A. L. Vijay.

As a major achievement to his career, he had written nearly 103 songs in 2012, not even the legendary writers have written as many songs in a single year.[3]

Personal life[edit]

As a toddler he lived in Kannikapuram a village in Kanchipuram. At the age of four he lost his mother and books have been his constant companion.[4] On 14 June 2006, he got married to Jeevalakshmi at the JS Marriage Hall in Vadapalani in Chennai.[5]

Notable works[edit]

Film songs[edit]


Books Published[edit]

  • Pattampoochi Virpavan (Poems)
  • Newtonin Moondram Vidhi (Poems collection)
  • Graamam Nagaram Maanagaram (Essays)
  • AAna AAvanna (Poems)
  • Ennai Sandhikka kanavil Varathe (Poems)
  • Silk City (Novel)
  • Bala Kandam (Essays)
  • Anilaadum Mundril (essay about the relationship with his father which was serialised in Ananda vikadan)
  • Kuzhandhaigal Niraindha Veedu (Haiku)
  • Vedikkai Parppavan (Essays)



  1. ^ "The Lyricist who rocks". Behindwoods. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Pearls of emotions". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2007-02-02. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  3. ^ "Lyricist Na. Muthukumar's amazing century". Behindwoods. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  4. ^ MALATHI RANGARAJAN (February 7, 2013). "Life's a lyric". Chennai. The Hindu. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Na Muthukumar weds – function and pics". Retrieved 2009-04-16. 

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