Shahul Hameed

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Shahul Hameed
Birth name Shahul Hameed
Born 1953
Died 1998 (aged 44–45)
Chennai, India
Occupation(s) Playback singer
Years active 1980-1998

Shahul Hameed (Tamil: சாகுல் ஹமீது) (1953 - 1998) was an Indian playback singer who sang predominantly in Tamil cinema under the music direction of the Academy winner A. R. Rahman.[1] His association with the composer dates back to the TV jingles in the 1980s. He is most known for songs, Rasaathi En Usuru from Thiruda Thiruda (1993), Senthamizh Naatu Thamizhachiye from Vandicholai Chinraasu (1994), Urvasi Urvasi from Kadhalan (1994), Vaarayo Thozhi from Jeans (1998).[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Shahul used to be a regular TV show singer in the 1980s. He has sung more than 30 songs in Isaithendral and other shows. He was highly noticed on the television in the year 1982. During this time, he met A. R. Rahman who was also popular in composing TV jingles. Their first association was for the album Deen Isai Mazhai, a Muslim Devotional album in 1989. There were some songs from this combination in the early 1990s and they became close friends. [1]


Shahul died in a car crash in the year 1998 near Chennai city. [1]



Year Song Title Film/ Album Name Co-Singer(s)
1989 "Ellam Pughazhum Iraivanukke" Deen Isai Mazhai
"Yengal Abdul"
"Nagoore Shahul Hameed"
"Nagoore Naharalum Tooya"
1993 "Usilampatti Penkutti" Gentleman Swarnalatha
"Maari Mazhai Peyyadho" Uzhavan G. V. Prakash Kumar Sujatha Mohan
"Rasaathi EnUsuru" Thiruda Thiruda
1994 "Senthamizhnattu Tamizhachhiye" Vandicholai Chinraasu
"Eechampazham" Pavithra K. S. Chithra
"Aathadi Intha Odambu" Sindhu Nathi Poo
"Madrasai Suthi" May Madham Swarnalatha, G. V. Prakash and Manorama
"Edhukku Pondaati" Kizhakku Cheemayile T. K. Kala, Sunandha
"Pachhai Kili Padum" Karuthamma Minmini
"Urvasi Urvasi" Kadhalan A. R. Rahman, Suresh Peters
"Pettai Rap" Kadhalan Suresh Peters, Theni Kunjarammal
1996 "Muthu Muthu" Kizhakku Mugam Sujatha Mohan
1997 "Aval Varuvala" Nerrukku Ner Hariharan
1998 "Vaarayo Thozhi" Jeans Sonu Nigam, Harini, Sangeetha


  1. ^ a b c Kamini Mathai (2009). A.R. Rahman: The Musical Storm. Penguin Books India. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-670-08371-8. 
  2. ^ "Eight Musicians Who Died Too Soon". 2014-09-24. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 

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