M. G. Sreekumar

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MG Sreekumar
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Background information
Birth nameMG Sreekumar
Born (1957-05-25) 25 May 1957 (age 61)
Haripad, Kerala, India
Occupation(s)Playback singer, bank employee, music director (composer), Film Producer
Years active1983–present
Websitemgsreekumar.com

Biography[edit]

M G Sreekumar (born 25 May 1958) 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]

M. G. Sreekumar was born on 25 May 1957 at Haripad, in Alappuzha district, Kerala as the younger son of music composer and Harmonist Malabar Gopalan Nair and Harikatha exponent Kamalakshi Amma. 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. 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.Playback singer K. S. Harisankar is his nephew.

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.

Sreekumar met Mr. Shankar in Guruvayur on 29 March 2018.

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]

Year Title Role Channel Notes
1997-2010 Sarigamapadanisa
/ SaReGaMa
Anchor Asianet
2007 Idea Star Singer2007 Judge Asianet
2008 Munch Star singer Junior Judge Asianet
2008 Idea Star Singer2008 Judge Asianet
2009 Idea Star SingerSeason 4 Judge Asianet
2010 Idea Star SingerSeason 5 Judge Asianet
2011-2012 Idea Star SingerSeason 6 Judge Asianet
2012-2013 Lunars Comedy Express Judge Asianet Plus
2013 Champions Judge Surya Tv
2014 Sun FeastStar Singer Season 7 Judge/co-Host(Stage 1-3) Asianet
2014 Oreo Surya Singer season 1 Judge Surya Tv
2015 Aarpoo erroo Judge Kairali TV
2015 Surya Challenge Team Captain Surya TV
2017,2018 Comedy Stars season 2 Judge Asianet
2018-Present Top Singer Judge FLOWERS TV

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 TV – P. 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" .
  • 2017 - Mazhavil mango award :Special Jury (Chinnama) from the movie "Oppam" .

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.mgsreekumar.com Archived 20 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ http://www.mangalam.com/mangalam-varika/83754
  3. ^ "Surya awards 2010 announced".
  4. ^ "Surya awards".
  5. ^ "Asiavision Movie Awards 2010 winners". Archived from the original on 24 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Award presented to M. G. Sreekumar". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 25 April 2008.
  7. ^ "M.G.Sreekumar wins Jeevan-P.Jayachandran award".

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