MK Balaji

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MK Balaji
GenresIndian music . Hip hop . Pop
Occupation(s)Singer, lyricist, television presenter, performer

MK Balaji is an Indian singer, songwriter, composer and independent artist from Chennai. As a playback singer he has sung more than 200 songs in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. His first song a lyricist was for the movie Sethupathi. He has hosted popular TV shows in Star Vijay and Zee Tamil. He made a debut as an indie artist with his single Good Naai bad Aadu that takes a fun jab at meat eating animal lovers.


MK Balaji is the voice behind many South Indian film songs including "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 has also collaborated with music directors like D Imman, Karthik Raja, Sundar C. Babu, Taj Noor, James Vasanthan, Sirpy, Sabesh–Murali and Srikanth Deva.

Live shows and tours[edit]

MK Balaji is one very few South Indian singers to perform for the Indian Premier League. He is a prominent stage performer performing for award functions, television shows, college pro shows and corporate events. His tours overseas include shows in Paris, Japan, Dubai, Kuwait, Seychelles, Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka to name a few. He has also 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.


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

Film songs
Song title Film/album Music director co singers
Hey Mama Sethupathi Nivas K. Prasanna Anirudh Ravichandar
Rettai Kathirae Maattrraan Harris Jayaraj Krish
Oru Oorla Rendu Raja Oru Oorla Rendu Raja D. Imman Anthony Daasan
Sara Sara Saravedi Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal Harris Jayaraj KK , Srilekha
Kadal Naan Thaan Endrendrum Punnagai Harris Jayaraj Andreah Jerimiah , Bombay Jayashree
I'm a Fighter Oh My Dog Nivas K. Prasanna Yuvan Shankar Raja, Nivas K. Prasanna, MK Balaji
Vellaikari Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam G. V. Prakash Kumar NSK Ramya
Enge poveno Angadi Theru Vijay Antony Benny Dayal
Dhool Tucker Dhool Tucker Single L.V Ganesan feat Prabhu Deva
Unnai Enni Aayirathil Iruvar Bharadwaj
Sexy Lady Ninaithale Inikkum Vijay Antony NSK Ramya , Maya
Thulle Rani Super Cowboy(Telugu) G. V. Prakash Kumar NSK Ramya
Dilamo Dilamo Mahatma (Telugu) Vijay Antony Sangeetha
Tuneega Tuneega Tuneega Tuneega Karthik Raja
Song title Featuring Record Label
Good Naai Bad Aadu MK Balaji, Teju Ashwini, Sudhir Ravichandran Saregama
As lyricist
Song title Film/album Music director Singers
"Hawa hawa" Sethupathi "Nivas K. Prasanna" "Karthik, Sanindhavi
I'm a Fighter Oh My Dog" Nivas K. Prasanna Yuvan Shankar Raja, Nivas K. Prasanna, MK Balaji
Good Naai Bad Aadu "Single" "MK Balaji"
As TV Host
TV Show for TV Channel
Paadum Office Star Vijay
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Zee Tamil