M. G. Sreekumar

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M. G. Sreekumar
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Background information
Birth name M. G. Sreekumar
Also known as Sreeyettan, Sreekuttan
Born (1957-05-25) 25 May 1957 (age 60)
Haripad, Kerala, India
Occupation(s) Playback singer, bank employee, music director (composer), Film Producer
Years active 1983–present
Website mgsreekumar.com

M. G. Sreekumar (born 25 May 1957) is a two-time National Award-winning Indian playback singer and music director who works in Malayalam cinema. Sreekumar has sung in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. He is the youngest brother of music director M. G. Radhakrishnan and singer K. Omanakutty. He owns a music company named KMG Musics and also sareegama school of music in poojappura, Trivandrum.

Biography[edit]

Sreekumar worked in the State Bank of Travancore, Trivandrum, before starting his career as a singer. He started his music career by accompanying his brother M. G. Radhakrishnan in his carnatic musical concerts. Born in Haripad, Alappuzha District of Kerala, on 25 May 1957, his father, Malabar Gopalan Nair was a singer. His elder brother, the late M. G. Radhakrishnan, was an award-winning music director and carnatic musician. His elder sister, K. Omanakutty, is a classical music vocalist and a principal at Kerala Music Academy. He lives in Jagathy, Trivandrum,

Sreekumar made his debut in the Malayalam movie Coolie (1983) Directed by Ashok Kumar. The Malayalam movie Chithram (1988) directed by Priyadarshan, starring Mohanlal, was the first where Sreekumar sang all the songs. He has sung more than 3,000 songs[1] for films in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu.

He worked as music director in Malayalam films such as Chathurangam (2002) and Thandavam (2002). Sreekumar's latest movies as music director are Priyadarshan's Kanchivaram (2008), Mohanlal's Alexander The Great and Oru Naal Varum. Sreekumar's voice has most often been used in films with Mohanlal, Dileep and Jayaram. In the year 2008 he sung in Ragasagaram semiclassical songs video album. He also composed songs in the name S. Kumar for Ayyappa devotional songs in Malayalam.[citation needed]

He anchors a TV show named SaReGaMa on Asianet and was a judge for the reality show Idea Star Singer. In 2012, Sreekumar turned to the role of producer with the film Ardhanaari, directed by Santhosh Souparnika and his second attempt, Swaminadhan, is in progress.

M.G.SreeKumar's latest video is a New Year song for 2017 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP47oYEVodA

Personal life[edit]

After living together for fourteen years, Sreekumar married Lekha on 14 January 2000 at the Mookambika Temple in Kollur, Karnataka. The couple chose not to have children.[2]

Discography[edit]

Television[edit]

As a composer[edit]

M.G .Sreekumar composed many ayyappa and other devotional albums . Out of his majority of songs are written by Rajeev Alunkal and Gireesh puthanchery.

FILMS :

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards:

Kerala State Film Awards:

  • 1992 – Best Playback Singer – Different films
  • 1991 – Best Male Playback Singer – Kilukkam (Song: "Kilukil Pambaram") and Thudarkkadha (Song: "Aathiravaravayi")
  • 1989 – Best Male Playback Singer – Kireedam (Song: "Kanneer Poovinte") and Vadakkunokkiyantram (Song: "Mayamayooram Peeliveeshiyo")

Filmfare Awards South:

Kerala film critics award
  • 2011 - Best Music director - Arabiyum ottakavum P. Madhavan nayarum

Asianet Film Awards:

Surya TV Awards:

Other awards:

  • 2010 – Asiavision Movie Award for Best Music Director – Oru Naal Varum[5]
  • 2008 – Raju Pilakkattu Memorial Award[6]
  • 2008 – Jeevan TVP. Jayachandran Award[7]
  • 2012– Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas award
  • 2016- Harivarasanam award and Asia vision award for the Best Male Singer (Minungum Minnaminunge) from the movie "Oppam" .

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