M. L. R. Karthikeyan

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M.L.R. Karthikeyan
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Background information
Born (1982-11-30) 30 November 1982 (age 34)
Origin Chennai, India
Genres Playback, bhajans
Occupation(s) Singer

MLR Karthikeyan (30 November 1982 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) is an Indian playback singer. He has lent his voice in Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada films.

Karthikeyan studied at Sir M. Venkatasubba Rao school in Theagaraya Nagar, Chennai. During his schooling he was inspired by Devi Sri Prasad to sing in inter-school cultural competitions. He was later the main singer in the school band which took part in many competitions. He started professionally as a stage singer at the age of 14.

Karthikeyan earned his BSc degree in Mathematics and Masters of Computer Application from the University of Madras.

DSP introduced him in the film Aaru, in which he sang in both Tamil and Telugu. Later, he joined music director Deva and sang solos in Tamil films such as Vyabaari. He also met D. Imman, for whom he got the first hit song Vaada Vaada Paiyya from the film Katcheri Arambam. In his compositions, Karthikeyan has sung additional songs in the films Vaada – Agni Kunjondru Kanden, Oorambo, Marudhamalai – marudhamalai marudhamalai.

He joined Bharadwaj for the song Engey engey with the Ajith Kumar film Aasal. MLRK performed Satta chada chada for the Tamil film Aanmai thaverel.

He performed Kannitheevu ponna in the film Yuddham Sei, directed by Mysskin. This song became a hit fast-beat number.[1]

Karthikeyan sang the song hey Raama Rajyam in Telugu for the film Gaayam 2. His first song for A. R. Rahman was a Shankar film with Rajinikanth, Enthiran – the Robot, in which Karthikeyan sang backup vocals in the song Arima Arima.[citation needed]

He has sung songs in Kannada movies for V. Harikrishna in the film Raam, the song Ready Ready. He sang a melody number in the film Matthe Mungaaru – Kangalu Kanlidhe for music director X-Paulraj.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Song Movie Music Director Language Role
Srimanthuda Srimanthudu DSP Telugu Lead vocal
Temper Temper Anoop Rubens Telugu Lead vocal
He is a Legend Legend DSP Telugu Lead vocal
Natpu oru paadhi Bramman DSP Tamil Lead vocal
Vaa maa vaa maa Pongadi neengalum unga kadhalum Kannan Tamil Lead vocal
Yaarukitta yennarenu Yaa Yaa Vijay Ebineser Tamil Lead vocal
Andhaala haseena Aadu magadura bujji Sri Telugu Lead vocal
Oh preyasi Aadu magadura bujji Sri Telugu Lead vocal
Ramayya vasthavayya Ramayya vasthavayya Thaman SS Telugu Lead vocal
Sooridu Sooridu Singam 2 DSP Telugu Lead vocal
Vaa maapula busla Angusam Srikanth Deva Tamil Lead vocal
Veedu Aaradugula Bullet Attharintiki Daaredhi DSP Telugu Lead vocal
Vaa machi Onbadhula guru K Tamil Lead vocal
Vaa suthi suthi dheepam kaati Aadalaam Boys Chinnadha Oru Dance Sachin-Jigar Tamil Lead vocal
Birthday song KLTA Thaman.S Tamil Lead vocal
Bhoona bhontaalakey Damarukam DSP Telugu Lead vocal
Oh iruvizhi Swasame Taj Noor Tamil Lead vocal
maama maama Neengaaadha yennam Immanuel Tamil Lead vocal
Injimarappa pola Nanbargal gavanathirkku Brahma Tamil Lead vocal
Ennady penney Vellachi Bhavadharini Tamil Lead vocal
Atha magalaiyum Amara D.Imman Tamil Lead vocal
Thara ticket Vetkathai keataal yenna tharuvaai D.Imman Tamil Lead vocal
Dhinakku dhina dhiya Ishtam Thaman.S Tamil Lead vocal
Naan indru naanaai Ishtam Thaman.S Tamil Lead vocal
Nee vandhu ponal Chaplin samandhi Kannan Tamil Lead vocal
Unna kolla poren Aravaan Karthik Tamil Lead vocal
Kalavuda Aravaan Karthik Tamil Lead vocal
Kadavulai kandal Mye Kannan Tamil Lead vocal
Dheena nathuna Malli vs Raviteja SS.Kumaran Telugu Lead vocal
Andhaala rathivey Malli vs Raviteja SS.Kumaran Telugu Lead vocal
Bombay Ponnu Vedi Vijay Antony Tamil Lead vocal
Maapilaiku thozhan naangada Mallukattu Taj Noor Tamil Lead vocal
Venjinam venjinam ponga Kanchana Muni-2 Thaman.S Tamil Lead vocal
Yenna solla pora Venghai Devi Sri Prasad collaboration Tamil Lead vocal
Kambi Mathaapu Sevarkodi Sathya Tamil Lead vocal
Vada Vada Paiyya Kacheri Arambam D.Imman Tamil Lead vocal
Kannitheevu ponna Yuddham Sei K Tamil Lead vocal
Ethan Kelambittanya Ethan Taj Noor Tamil Lead vocal
Satta Sada Sada Aanmai Thavarael Mariya Manohar Tamil Lead vocal
Veera Veera Veera Thaman.S Telugu Lead vocal
Dol Dol Dol bhaje Mr.Perfect Devi Sri Prasad Telugu Lead vocal
Yedho onnu solla Vigadakavi Radhan Tamil Lead vocal
Engey Engey Asal Bharadwaj Tamil Lead vocal
Agni Kunjondru Vaada D.Imman Tamil Lead vocal
Vaa Pulla Thambikottai D.Imaan Tamil Lead vocal
Freeya Vidu Aaru Devi Sri Prasad Tamil Lead vocal
Vedha Gosham Nandhi Bharadwaj Tamil Lead vocal
Rama Rajyam Gaayam 2 'Isai Nyani' Ilaiyaraja Telugu Lead vocal
Droham Aaru Devi Sri Prasad Telugu Lead vocal
Raja Raja Maharaja Maharaaja D. Imman Tamil Lead vocal
Kummi Pattu ponnu Maathi Yosi Guru Kalyan Tamil Lead vocal
Yanai Katti Irandu Mugam Bharadwaj Tamil Lead vocal
Ready sooryane Raam Hari Krishna Kannada Lead vocal
Myna Myna Mynaa D.Imman Tamil Lead vocal (humming)
Dol Dol Bhaje Mr.Perfect Devi Sri Prasad Telugu Lead vocal
kangalu Kanalide Matte Mungaru X-Paulraj Kannada Lead vocal
Setta dhaan setta dhaan Anbulla Drohi Nandha Tamil Lead vocal
Aasai patta ellathayum Vyabari Deva Tamil Lead vocal
Arima Arima Enthiran A. R. Rahman Tamil Backup vocal
Tension Odhu Mama Aaru Devi Sri Prasad Telugu Lead vocal
Veera Veera Veera Thaman.S Telugu Lead Vocal
Jalleda Jalleda Prema Krishna Teja Telugu Lead vocal
Pondatti Thevai Sun TV Title Song X-Paulraj Tamil Lead Vocal
Marudamalai Marudamalai D.Imman Tamil Lead vocal
Manasil Ulla Kavasam Mariya Manohar Tamil Lead vocal
Oram po Aintham padai D. Imman Tamil Lead vocal
Kadavule Kadavule Kacheri Arambam D.Imman Tamil Lead vocal (humming)
Ulagile Kaatru Ragasiya Rasiga Sridhar Tamil Album Lead vocal
Adi aathadi Ragasiya Rasiga Sridhar Tamil Album Lead vocal
Oliyea Oliyea Vizhiyum Saeviyum Samy Yusuf Tamil Album Lead vocal
Nenkudithey Kandireega Thaman.S Telugu Lead Vocal
Kodiyavanin Kanchana Thaman.S Telugu Lead Vocal
Chiti chiti Kodi punju Anup Telugu Lead Vocal
Kanthreega Kanthireega Thaman.S Telugu Lead vocal
Karigene Karigene Vachadu Gelichadu Thaman.S Telugu Lead vocal
Sri Anjaneyam Oosaravelli Devi Sri Prasad Telugu Lead Vocal

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