M. K. Sankaran Namboothiri

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Sankaran Namboothiri
Born (1971-04-23) April 23, 1971 (age 46)
Perumbavoor, Ernakulam district, Kerala, India
Origin Kochi, Kerala, India
Genres Indian classical music and Playback singing
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1980-present

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.

Personal life[edit]

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)

Awards[edit]

  • Kerala sangeetha nadaka academy Award (2013)[1]
  • 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”

Film songs[edit]

Year Song Film Music Director
2006 Kathakali Patham Vadakkumnathan Raveendran
2006 Chakani Raja Madhuchandralekha M Jayachandran
2007 Azhakaarnna Kanakasimhasanam M Jayachandran
2007 Chittattin Kaavil Nivedyam M Jayachandran
2007 Pal Kadalil Romeo Alex Paul
2008 Vidhiyil Swarnam Mohan Sithara

Malayalam Album Songs[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2013-11-10.