M. K. Sankaran Namboothiri
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April 23, 1971 |
Perumbavoor, Ernakulam district, Kerala, India
|Origin||Kochi, Kerala, India|
|Genres||Indian classical music and Playback singing|
M. K. Sankaran Namboothiri (Malayalam: ശങ്കരന് നമ്പൂതിരി) (a.k.a. Pranavam Sankaran Namboothiri) (born 1971) is a Carnatic classical music vocalist and playback singer from Kerala. He is the youngest A Top grade vocalist with All India Radio. Renowned as a child prodigy, he started learning music at the age of ten under the tutelage of C. S. Narayanan Namboothiri. He later trained under T. V. Gopalakrishnan, Mavelikkara Prabhakara Varma, and K. V. Narayanaswamy.
He has conducted concerts in India as well as many foreign countries.
Sankaran Namboothiri was born to Krishnan Namboothiri (Kathakali Dancer and singer) and Adithi Devi Antharjanom in the year 1971.His native place is 'Punnayam'(asamannoor village).He has two elder brothers,Krishnan Namboohiri(Retired Deputy Tahasildar,perumbavoor) and Narayanan Namboothiri(college lecturer BTB college,Palakkad)
- Kerala sangeetha nadaka academy Award (2013)
- Isai – Pulamai Selvan by Lions Club International, Madras in 1984
- Kala Prathibha by M G University, Kerala in 1987
- Ganamrutha Surabi by Sree Vidya Peedam Kaladaikurichi, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu
- Isai Mamani by Harinagar Tamil Association, New Delhi in 1990
- Yuvakala Bharathi by Bharath Kalachar, Chennai in 1995
- Lifetime achievement award by United Writers Association, Chennai in 2000
- Thulasivana Puraskar by Thulasivana Sangeetha Parishath, 2000
- Best Play Back Singer Award from Gandhi Study Center, Doordarshan Kendra and Raagom Cultural Center in 2008 for the song “Chittattinkaavil” from the film “Nivedyam”
|2006||Chakani Raja||Madhuchandralekha||M Jayachandran|
|2007||Chittattin Kaavil||Nivedyam||M Jayachandran|
|2007||Pal Kadalil||Romeo||Alex Paul|
Malayalam Album Songs
- Pranayamarmaram - 2009.
- Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Sapthathi - 2008.
- Jai Jai Bhairavi Carnatic Krithis - 2008.
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