K. S. Harisankar

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K. S. Harisankar[1]
Born (1993-11-18) 18 November 1993 (age 25)
Occupation(s)Playback singer
Years active1997–present
Websitepragathiband.com

K. S. Harisankar is a playback singer who works in Malayalam cinema. He made his debut at the age of 5, along with K. J. Yesudas, in the film Saaphalyam.[2][3][4][5]

He sang Payye payye from Ormayundo Ee Mukham[6] and VidyaSagar compositions; Nilaavum Maayunnu and Vaanam Chaayum from films Ennum Eppozhum[7] and Anarkali. The song Jeevamshamayi from the movie theevandi made a breakthrough to his career. His upcoming project is a music video named Ekamaay

Personal life[edit]

Harisankar was born on November 18, 1993, at Haripad, Alappuzha district, Kerala as the elder son of Dr. Alappuzha Sreekumar who worked as Principal of Swathi Tirunal Music College, Trivandrum and Veena Vidooshi exponent Kamala Lakshmi. He is the grandson of M.P.Gopalan Nair who worked as Chief Engineer in All India Radio & singer K. Omanakutty. He is the great-nephew of Singer and Music director late M. G. Radhakrishnan and M.G.Sreekumar.[6] His younger brother, K.S. Ravisankar is a violinist.

On 21 May 2017, he got married to Dr. Gadha Sidharthan.

Biography[edit]

Harisankar is a trained classical singer under his father Aleppey Sreekumar and K. Omanakutty from Swathi Thirunal College of Music. He has won several awards and has appeared as a Carnatic vocalist at Music Academy, Chennai and several other venues in Kerala. He also own Pragathi, an independent fusion band.[6] He grew up under the tutelage of Dr.Omanakutty and her brothers M. G. Radhakrishnan and M. G. Sreekumar.[8]

Singing career[edit]

He sang his first song in GS Vijayan’s film “Saphalyam” with Yesudas. Later he sung with KS Chithra for the film “Rishivamsam”, directed by Rajeev Anchal

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2019 Vayalar Award - Jeevamshamayi, Pavizha mazhaye
  • 2019 Mazhavil Entertainment Award Best Singer - Jeevamshamaayi
  • 2019 Asiavision Award for best singer - Jeevamshamayi (Movie : Theevandi)
  • 2017 MS Subbalakshmi Fellowship 2017-19
  • 2015 Asiavision Awards for new promising singer - Nilavum Mayunnu (Movie : Ennum Epozhum)[9][10]

List of Songs[edit]

No. Year Song Film Music Co-singer(s) Ref.
1 1999 Kannuneer Thennale (Ambili Thumbi) Saaphalyam M. G. Radhakrishnan K. J. Yesudas [3]
2 2014 Kaatte Chaariya Vaathil Kaaranavar Ouseppachan solo [3]
3 Payye payye Ormayundo Ee Mukham Shaan Rahman solo [11]
4 2015 Marhaba Marhaba Lailaa O Lailaa Gopi Sundar solo [3][6][9]
5 Nilaavum Maayunnu Ennum Eppozhum Vidyasagar (composer) solo [3][7]
6 Vaanam Chaayum Anarkali Vidyasagar (composer) solo [3]
7 2016 Nilamanaltharikalil Kismath Sumesh Parameshwar Sreya Raghav [3]
8 2017 Illillam Pullilu Gold Coins (film) Ouseppachan Jerald Biju, Jeffry Biju, Albin Nelson, Sneha Johnson, Chris Rose [3]
9 Pathiye Pathiye Bobby Ronnie Raphael Shweta Mohan [3]
10 2018 Vennilave Queen Jakes Bejoy Sooraj Santhosh, Zia Ul Haq, Ajaey Shravan [12]
11 Poo Poothuvo Kaly Rahul Raj Radhika Narayanan [13]
12 Jeevamshamayi Theevandi Kailas Menon Shreya Ghoshal [14]
13 Panchavarnakkili Sundaran Subhash Manikandan Perumpadappu solo [15]
14 En Mizhi Poovil Dakini Rahul Raj Amrita Jayakumar [16]
15 2019 Then Panimathiye Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel Rahul Raj Solo [17]
16 Athmaavil Peyyum An International Local Story Gopi Sunder Shweta Mohan
17 Avinaaga Poothoren Neermathalam Poothakaalam Sangeeth Vijayan solo [1]
18 Pavizha Mazhaye Athiran PS Jayhari solo [2]
19 Pularum vare Shibu Sachin Warrier solo [18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harisankar wins regional final of M.S. Subbulakshmi Award". 22 October 2016 – via www.thehindu.com.
  2. ^ "Kannuneer Thennale (Ambili Thumbi)". Malayala Sangeetham. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "List of Malayalam Songs sung by KS Harisankar". Malayala Chalachithram. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Singer Harisankar on 'Director's Music". The Times of India. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Singer K S Harisankar gets engaged". The Times of India. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d "Striking a chord". The Hindu. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Nilavum Mayunnu... has great potential". The Times of India. 30 March 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  8. ^ KR Rejeesh, KR Rejeesh. "Music and music only!". Archived from the original on 2017-09-11.
  9. ^ a b "Music is in his Genes". The New Indian Express. 22 February 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Asiavision movie awards 2015: 'Ennu Ninte Moideen', 'Pathemari, 'Premam' win maximum awards". International Business Times. 18 November 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Living a Legacy". The New Indian Express. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Vennilave".
  13. ^ New Music Malayalam (2018-01-01), Kaly | Poo Poothuvo Video Song HD| Rahul Raj | Najeem Koya | August Cinema, retrieved 2018-01-01
  14. ^ GOODWILL ENTERTAINMENTS (2018-04-06), Theevandi Movie Song | Jeevamshamayi | Lyric Video | Kailas Menon | Shreya Ghoshal | Harisankar K S, retrieved 2018-04-09
  15. ^ Muzik247 (2018-07-27), Sundaran Subhash | Panchavarnakkili Song Teaser | Harisankar K S | Binshad Nazar | Official, retrieved 2018-08-01
  16. ^ "En mizhi poovil".
  17. ^ "youtube link".
  18. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAfKD5Oqs4Y. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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