Sathyan (singer)

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Sathyan
Born (1980-05-31) 31 May 1980 (age 37)
Origin Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation(s) Playback singer
Years active 2004–present

Sathyan Mahalingam, simply known and credited as Sathyan, is an Indian playback singer and composer.[1] He is best known for performing the hit numbers "Kalakkapovathu Yaaru" (Vasool Raja MBBS), "Sil Sil" (Arinthum Ariyamalum) and the title track from Boss Engira Bhaskaran.[2]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Satyan Mahalingam was born on 31 May 1980 to Mr. Mahalingam & Mrs. Mariammal in Chennai, India. During his high school and college years, he was called "Needhi Mohan", but changed his name into "M. Satyan" later on.

Career[edit]

Mahalingam had been singing in numerous light music orchestras since 1996. He had also performed for many of the leading orchestras in Tamil Nadu. In fact, he had been working in more than 2500 stage shows during his singing career as a light music singer.

In 2004, Mahalingam entered the Tamil Film Industry, which was introduced by Music Director Baradwaj. He started his career as a play back singer in the film Vasool Raja MBBS and Kalakka Povadhu Yaaru with Padmasree and Mr. Kamalhaasan. Consequently, Mahalingam had performed for several star shows in various countries and cities. Some of those countries and cities include Canada, United States, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Sri Lanka, London, Paris and throughout India.

Besides being a playback singer, Mahalingam had also been doing music directions since 2008. In fact, he had composed and programmed more than 90 jingles, some of which are included in a couple of music albums for Shakthi FM, Sri Lanka. For example, he composed one devotional song for the Nallur Murugan Temple (Sri Lanka), which was sung by T. M. Soundararajan and P. Susheela. It was followed by an Islamic devotional song, performed by Mano.

Discography[edit]

Playback performances[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of popular songs sung by Satyan Mahalingam.[3][4]

Year Song Film Music director(s)
2004 "Kalakka Povadhu Yaaru" Vasool Raja MBBS Bharathwaj
2005 "Sil Sil Sil Mazhaiye" Arindhum Ariyaamalum Yuvan Shankar Raja
2006 "Star Hotel" Vattaram Bharathwaj
2007 "Gulla Gulla Dracula" Muni Bharathwaj
2008 "Yahoo Yahoo" Aegan Yuvan Shankar Raja
2008 "Dosthu Bada Dosthu" Saroja Yuvan Shankar Raja
2008 "Kanavile" Nepali Srikanth Deva
2010 "Ada Boss Boss" Boss Engira Bhaskaran Yuvan Shankar Raja
2010 "Kuppathu Rajakkal" Baana Kaathadi Yuvan Shankar Raja
2011 "Avanapathi" Avan Ivan Yuvan Shankar Raja
2011 "Paparayudu" Panjaa Yuvan Shankar Raja
2012 "Aambalaikkum Pombalaikkum" Kazhugu Yuvan Shankar Raja
2012 "Theeye Theeye" Maattrraan Harris Jayaraj
2012 "Adikkadi Mudi" Ponmaalai Pozhudhu C. Sathya
2012 "Podi Vechi Pudippan" Attakathi Santhosh Narayanan
2012 "Dhoorathil Unnaipaartha" Veyilodu Vilayadu Karthik Raja
2012 "Kannaale Kaditham" Theni Maavattam Wesly
2013 "Ulladha naan solla" Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga Yuvan Shankar Raja
2013 "Rathathin Nuraiya" Mathil Mel Poonai Ganesh Raghavendra
2013 "Aagaayam Boomikkellam" 6 Candles Srikanth Deva
2013 "Boy Friend" 6 Candles Srikanth Deva
2013 "Eppadi Ennul " Nugam D.J.Gopinath
2013 "Oo la la" Naadi Thudikkudhadi Ilayaraja
2013 "Kutti puli" Thuppakki Harris Jayaraj
2014 "Uyrin Maeloru Uyirvanthu" Vadacurry Yuvan Shankar Raja
N/A "Laka Laka Rajini Sir" Aachariyangal Unlimited Ganesh Raghavendra
NA "Minu Minukkum" Thulli Ezhunthathu Kadhal Bobo Sasi
NA "Unnai Vittu" "Padam Paarthu Kathai Sol" Ganesh Raghavendra
NA "Dhodaa Machi" "Koattai" D.Vijay
Others
  • Nenje Nenje – Sevarkodi
  • Kodi Kottikoduthaalum – Ponnar Shankar
  • Ulle Oru Mirugam – Karungali
  • Maasi Maasam – Paandi
  • Maarudhu – Indiralogathil Naa Azhagappa
  • Oviyam varaigaiyile – Kodambakkam
  • Yaar Yaaro – Aachaarya
  • Mudhal Mudhalaai – Amma Appa Chellam
  • Yaaro Yaaro – Ullakkadathal
  • Pattaam Pattaampoochi – Ullakadathal
  • Kaadhal Muniva – Thagappanchaami
  • Vellakkaara Baby – Nayagan
  • Idhudhaanaa Kaaadhal – Pirappu
  • Adha thottu – Kaadhal Valarthean
  • Usharpannu – Agra
  • Sollamale – Naalaiya Pozhudhu Unnodu
  • Malarudhu – Manjal Veyil
  • Aathamin Apple – Thodakkam
  • Adhi Kaalai Vaanam – En Kaadhale
  • September – Theeyavan
  • Super Star – Kalaiyaadha Ninaivugal
  • Wrongu Chithapo – Rasigar Mandram
  • Purappadu Nanba – Vetri Thirumagan
  • Puyalukkum Neruppukkum – Vetri Thirumagan
  • Maathi yosi – Maathi yosi
  • Ekkuthappa – Patta Patti 50-50
  • Kirukku Paiyya – Melaga

Compositions[edit]

Produced by SHAKTHI FM (Sri Lanka):

Others

  • Music for a 30-minute short film En Uyir Thozan, directed by Surya (son of the famous writer Balakumaran)
  • A one-hour television film Fair & Lovely, directed by Surya
  • A re-recording for a television film, directed by Sharavana Subbiah

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