MK Balaji

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MK Balaji
Genres Playback singing, Indi-pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Lyricist, Television Presenter, Stage Performer

MK Balaji is an Indian playback singer from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. As a playback singer he has sung more than 100 songs for noted music directors including Harris Jeyaraj, G. V. Prakash Kumar, D.Imman, Vijay Antony and many other composers in various languages like Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. He has also collaborated with Prabhu Deva to cut a single "Dhool Tucker" a Desi cricket song in English. He turned lyricist for the song "Hawa Hawa" from Sethupathi

Biography[edit]

Balaji is the voice behind the song "Rettai Kathire" from the Tamil movie Maattrraan directed by K. V. Anand starring Surya Sivakumar. He has delivered many successful songs in Tamil and Telugu. He started his career as a playback singer for the Tamil film Pandhayam, directed by S. A. Chandrasekhar. He went on to sing hits like "Sexy Lady" from Ninaithale Inikkum in the music of Vijay Antony, "Vellaikari Nee" for the film Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam in the music of G. V. Prakash Kumar, "Enge Poveno" for the film Angaadi Theru, directed by Veyil Vasanthabalan. His first release in Telugu was "Dailamo Dailamo" for the movie Mahatma directed by Krishna Vamsi after which he sang many songs in Telugu including "Tuneega Tuneega" for the movie Tuneega Tuneega.

He has Also collborated with music directors like Karthik Raja, Sundar C babu, Taj Noor, James Vasanthan, Sirpy, Sabesh Murali and Srikanth Deva.

Live shows and tours[edit]

MK Balaji, a prominent stage performer has performed for over 300 shows including award functions, television shows, college pro shows and corporate events. He was one of the very few South Indian singers to perform for the Indian Premier League edition 1 and 3. His unplugged performance in the Isai Aruvi awards garnered him special praise from the actor Vijay. His multilingual performance in the finale of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee Tamil was appreciated by legendary singer P.B .Srinivas. His tours overseas include shows in Japan, Dubai, Kuwait, Seychelles, Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka. He has toured with music directors Harris Jayaraj and Vijay Antony on their music shows.

TV host[edit]

As a television host he has hosted television shows like Paadum Office on STAR Vijay, a Tamil version of the popular Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee Tamil and many other shows.

Early music[edit]

He started his singing career with reality shows on television. His band V3, of which he was the lead singer, presented a sound track in the Oohlalala album which consists of original compositions by the winners of the show Oohlalala aired on the Tamil channel Sun TV. It was judged by the Oscar winner AR Rahman. His band was judged the winning band and he eventually got the breakthrough as a playback singer.

Discography[edit]

Below is the partial discography of the songs sung by MK Balaji.

Year Song title Film/album Music director co singers
2016 "Hey Mama" Sethupathi "Nivas K Prasanna" "Anirudh"
2015 "Poi Poi" Adhibar "Vikram Selva" "Gaana Bala"
2015 "Eecham pazham" Puriyadha Anandham Pudhidhaga Arambam" A. R. Reihana A. R. Reihana
2015 "Unnai Enni" Ayirathil Iruvar Bharathwaj
2014 "Oru Oorla Rendu Raja" Oru Oorla Rendu Raja D.Imman Antony dasan
2014 "Sara Sara Saravedi" Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal Harris Jayaraj KK , Srilekha

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2013 "Kadal Naan Thaan" Endrendrum Punnagai Harris Jayaraj Andreah Jerimiah , Bombay Jayashree
2013 "Suda Sudathan" Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA James Vasanthan
2013 "Un Tholil" Sonna Puriyathu Yateesh Mahadev
2013 "Ayyao Poche" Sonna Puriyathu Yateesh Mahadev
2013 "Ada Thaga" Unakku 20 Enakku 40 Joe Maxwell
2012 "Rettai Kathirae" Maattrraan Harris Jayaraj Krish
2009 "Sexy lady" Ninaithale Inikkum (2009 film) Vijay Antony NSK Ramya , Maya
2012 "Rendia Thirigae" Brothers Harris Jayaraj Krish
2010 "Vellaikari" Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam G. V. Prakash Kumar NSK Ramya
2010 "Enge poveno" Angadi Theru Vijay Antony Benny Dayal
2013 "Dhool Tucker" Dhool Tucker Single feat PrabhuDeva L.V Ganesan
2010 "Thulle Rani" Super Cowboy G. V. Prakash Kumar NSK Ramya
2009 "Dilamo Dilamo" Mahatma (Telugu) Vijay Antony Sangeetha
2011 "Siru Siru" Markandeyan Sundar C Babu Swetha Mohan
2012 "Tuneega Tuneega" Tuneega Tuneega Karthik Raja
2012 "Ready Ready" Shiva poojayil Karadi Sundar C Babu Suchithra
2010 "Indha kadhal " Kanagavel Kakka Vijay Antony Divya Vijay
2012 "Sirisiri Viri" Mark Sundar C Babu Chinmayee
2011 "O Rabbaya" Manchivadu Sirpy Anitha
2011 "Thavaniyellam" Milaga Sabesh Murali
2011 "Marudhani poo" Vamsam Taj Noor Chinmayee
2011 "Pallanguzhi" Bayam Ariyan P.C.Shivan Rita
2011 "Dhara Dhiri" Bayam Ariyan P.C.Shivan Vijaynarain, PC sivan
2010 "Lavender Pennae" 365 Kadhal Kadithangal Paul J
2010 "Alappara" 365 Kadhal Kadithangal Paul J
2010 "Pudhusa Pudhusa" Madurai to theni Xavi
2010 "Oru Kinnathai" Indira Vizha "Yateesh"
2009 "Surangani" Pandhayam Vijay Antony Megha, Maya
2009 "Rasikkum Seemane" Rasikkum Seemane Vijay Antony Sangeetha
2011 "I Know you love Me" Ayudha Porattam "Nandhan Raj" Vinaitha
2011 "Mittai Penne" Mittai Sabesh Murali
2009 "Penillame" Pugaipadam Gangai Amaran Krish
2009 "Un Kangal" Pandi Srikanth Deva Karthik
2009 "Un Sparisam" Anbu Karangal "Jayanth"
2008 "Edhuvum Seivom" Oohlalala Album "V3"

As lyricist

Year Song title Film/album Music director
2016 "Hawa hawa" Sethupathi_(film) "Nivas K. Prasanna"

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