K. V. Mahadevan

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K. V. Mahadevan
Birth name Krishnankoil Venkatachalam Mahadevan
Also known as Mama
Born (1918-03-14)14 March 1918
Nagercoil, Krishnancoil, Kanyakumari, Travancore
Origin Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died 21 June 2001(2001-06-21) (aged 83)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Genres Film score, Theatre
Occupation(s) Music Director
Instruments Key board, Piano
Years active 1942–1992

Krishnankoil Venkatachalam Mahadevan (Tamil: கிருஷ்ணன்கோயில் வெங்கடாசலம் மகாதேவன்; 14 March 1918 – 21 June 2001), aka Mama, was a South Indian music composer. He is remembered in the Telugu film industry for his contributions in cinemas including Sankarabharanam, Sirivennela.


K. V. Mahadevan was born in 1918 at Nagercoil, Krishnancoil, Kanyakumari district. A contemporary of M. S. Viswanathan and T. K. Ramamoorthy, Mahadevan scored music for over 600 films, spanning four decades, after starting his career in the 1942 with Manonmani. Poor health hastened the end of his career in the mid-1990s, and his last film was Swathi Kiranam in 1992.




Personal Life[edit]

K.V.Mahadevan, at the time of his death, was survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters. The famous son being V. Mahadevan, whose debut role was that of a Judge in the Tamil film Maasilamani.


K.V. Mahadevan died on 21 June 2001 in Chennai when he was 83.[2]


  1. ^ "Article on K. V. Mahadevan in The Hindu". 2001-06-29. 
  2. ^ "The Hindu : K.V. Mahadevan dead". Hinduonnet.com. 2001-06-22. Retrieved 2012-02-29.