A. L. Raghavan

A. L. Raghavan (1933 – 19 June 2020) was an Indian playback singer, who sang many songs in Tamil-language films.[1]

A. L. Raghavan
Born1933
Ayyampettai, Thanjavur
Died19 June 2020 (aged 87)
Royapettah, Chennai
GenresPlayback singing, Carnatic music, Hindustani music
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1947-2020

BiographyEdit

Raghavan was born to a Saurashtra Brahmin[2] family in Ayyampettai near Thanjavur to Lakshmana Bhagavathar, Raghavan entered the film world as a child artiste in the film Krishna Vijayam. He was married to the veteran actress M. N. Rajam.[3] He died on 19 June 2020 due to cardiac arrest.[4][5]

CareerEdit

A. L. Raghavan started his career in 1947 with 'Krishna Vijayam' (1950) and 'Sudarsanam' as Lord Krishna. He also acted on TV series, 'Aliaigal'. As a boy, he was introduced by Chidambaram Jayaraman and sang in a girl's voice for Kumari Kamala in the film Vijayakumari.[6]

Music composers he sang forEdit

Many music directors gave him memorable songs, including C. R. Subburaman, K. V. Mahadevan, Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy, S. M. Subbaiah Naidu, C. N. Pandurangan, S. V. Venkatraman, Ghantasala, H. R. Padmanabha Sastri, S. Dakshinamurthi, R. Sudharsanam, T. R. Pappa, Vedha, Master Venu, P. Adinarayana Rao, G. K. Venkatesh, V. Kumar, Rajan-Nagendra, Vijaya Bhaskar, G. Devarajan, M. S. Baburaj, Veenai S. Balachander, B. Gopalam, T. A. Kalyanam, K. G. Moorthy, S. P. Kodandapani, T. V. Raju and M. S. Viswanathan.

Playback singers he sang withEdit

He had many solo songs but also sang with other singers. He sang immemorable duets mostly with K. Jamuna Rani and L. R. Eswari. Others are P. Susheela, Jikki, S. Janaki, M. S. Rajeswari, A. P. Komala, A. G. Rathnamala, Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi, P. Leela, K. Swarna, Kausalya, Renuka, Sarala, M. R. Vijaya, Manorama, L. R. Anjali and Swarnalatha.

He also sang duets with male singers, most notably with T. M. Soundararajan, S. C. Krishnan, S. V. Ponnusamy, P. B. Sreenivas, J. P. Chandrababu, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, Thiruchi Loganathan, T. A. Mothi, Sai Baba, Malaysia Vasudevan, M. S. Viswanathan, K. Veeramani, G. K. Venkatesh, Dharapuram Sundararajan, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Sean Roldan.

TelevisionEdit

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Language Song Music Director Co-Singer
1950 Krishna Vijayam Tamil Eppadi Sakippadhu C. S. Jayaraman & S. M. Subbaiah Naidu Thiruchi Loganathan, S. S. Mani Bhagavathar, T. M. Soundararajan & K. S. Angamuthu
1950 Vijayakumari Tamil C. R. Subburaman
1952 Valaiyapathi Tamil Palli Koodam Bamm Bamm S. Dakshinamurthi
1954 Pona Machaan Thirumbi Vandhan Tamil Odam Polae Namathu C. N. Pandurangan & M. S. Viswanathan V. N. Sundharam, Sathyavathi & Subbulakshmi
1955 Chella Pillai Tamil Aararo Aararo.... Koil Kaalai Nee Paaapaa R. Sudharsanam T. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela
1957 Ambikapathy Tamil G. Ramanathan
1957 Pudhaiyal Tamil Hello My Dear Raami Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy J. P. Chandrababu
1958 Illarame Nallaram Tamil Jaani Nee Vaa Vaa K. G. Moorthy S. Janaki
1958 Kudumba Gouravam Tamil Aavarang Kaattukkulle Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy K. Jamuna Rani
Sodaa Beedi Beedaa
1958 Lilly Malayalam Elela Ezham Kadalinu Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
Naale Ninte Kalyaanam
1958 Maya Manithan Tamil Pokku Kaatti Poravale Ponnaammaa G. Govindarajulu Naidu A. G. Rathnamala
1958 Naan Valartha Thangai Tamil Indhiyaavin Raajathaani Dilli Pendyala Nageswara Rao Jikki
1958 Thirumanam Tamil Kazhani Engum Sadhiraadum S. M. Subbaiah Naidu & T. G. Lingappa Jikki
1959 Abalai Anjugam Tamil Adichadhu Paar Onnaam Nambar K. V. Mahadevan A. G. Rathnamala
Keezhe Bhoomi, Maele Vaanam S. C. Krishnan & P. Leela
1959 Azhagarmalai Kalvan Tamil Kannaale Pesum Mei Kaadhale B. Gopalam P. Susheela
1959 Bhaaga Pirivinai Tamil Aattatthile Palavagai Undu Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy K. Jamuna Rani
1959 Deivame Thunai Tamil O Raja Ennai Paaru S. M. Subbaiah Naidu S. Janaki
1959 Deiva Balam Tamil Adichchaa Adi Vayitthile Aditchchidanum G. Aswathama P. B. Sreenivas
1959 Naalu Veli Nilam Tamil Nambinaar Keduvadhillai Naanku Marai Theerpu K. V. Mahadevan Andal
1959 Naatukoru Nallaval Tamil Azhagamudhe Odi Vaa Master Venu K. Jamuna Rani
1959 Orey Vazhi Tamil R. Govardhanam
1959 Panchaali Tamil Oru Murai Paartthaale Podhum K. V. Mahadevan
Azhagu Vilaiyaada Amaidhi Uravaada K. Jamuna Rani
1959 Pudhumai Penn Tamil Needhiyin Vetriyadaa Cheriyin Sakthi T. G. Lingappa T. M. Soundararajan
1959 Raja Sevai Tamil Konangi Kulla Potaa T. V. Raju A. P. Komala
Baleh Pervali Kannappaa Thiruchi Loganathan
1959 Thalai Koduthaan Thambi Tamil Kadhai Kadhaiyaam Kaaranamaam Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Jikki
Vaada Vetthilai K. Jamuna Rani
1959 Ulagam Sirikkirathu Tamil En Veettu Naai…. Tippu Kodutthu Tippu Kodutthu S. Dakshinamurthi S. C. Krishnan
1959 Uthami Petra Rathinam Tamil Lalla Lalla Lallalaa T. Chalapathi Rao S. V. Ponnusamy
1959 Uzhavukkum Thozhilukkum Vandhanai Seivom Tamil Kaai Kaai Avarai Kaai K. V. Mahadevan S. C. Krishnan
I come from Paris P. Susheela
1960 Aadavantha Deivam Tamil Thimmikkida Thimikkida K. V. Mahadevan S. V. Ponnusamy
1960 Aalukkoru Veedu Tamil Pennille Nee Pennille Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy K. Rani
1960 Adutha Veettu Penn Tamil Katraar Niraindha Sangamidhu P. Adinarayana Rao
1960 Ellorum Innaattu Mannar Tamil Miruga Inam Thaan Sirandhadhu T. G. Lingappa Thiruchi Loganathan & P. Susheela
Ellaarum Innaattu Mannaradaa T. M. Soundararajan & L. R. Eswari
1960 Engal Selvi Tamil Ambuli Maamaa Varuvaaye K. V. Mahadevan M. S. Rajeswari
1960 Irumanam Kalanthal Thirumanam Tamil Idhu Niyaayama K. V. Mahadevan K. Jamuna Rani
Malarndhidum Inbam Ennum Vannam Pole K. Jamuna Rani
1960 Kuravanji Tamil Ennaalum Thanniyile T. R. Pappa Jikki
1960 Ondrupattal Undu Vazhvu Tamil Chaayaa Chaayaa Garam Chaayaa Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
1960 Padikkadha Medhai Tamil Pakkatthile Kannippen Irukku K. V. Mahadevan K. Jamuna Rani
1960 Ponni Thirunaal Tamil Karumbu Villai Edutthu K. V. Mahadevan Seerkazhi Govindarajan, Thiruchi Loganathan,
S. V. Ponnusamy & L. R. Eswari
1960 Raja Makudam Tamil Kelaayo Kadhaiyai Nee Master Venu
1960 Sivagami Tamil K. V. Mahadevan
1960 Thanthaikku Pin Thamaiyan Tamil Malarum Manampol Iruppom K. V. Mahadevan Jikki
1960 Yanai Paagan Tamil Aambalaikku Pombalai Avasiyamthaan K. V. Mahadevan L. R. Eswari
Pandhiyil Mattum Munne L. R. Eswari
1961 Bhagyalakshmi Tamil Singaara Cholaigal Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy K. Jamuna Rani
Kaadhal Endraal Aanum Pennum P. Susheela
1961 Ellam Unakkaga Tamil Naan Paartthaa Muraikkire K. V. Mahadevan L. R. Eswari
1961 Ennai Paar Tamil Paar Paar Ennai Paar T. G. Lingappa K. Jamuna Rani
1961 Kumudham Tamil Kaayame Idhu Poiyadaa K. V. Mahadevan T. M. Soundararajan
1961 Kongunattu Thangam Tamil Unna Nenachu Naan Irundhen K. V. Mahadevan L. R. Eswari
1961 Malliyam Mangalam Tamil Oyivam Sirikkuudhu T. A. Kalyanam & M. K. Athmanathan A. P. Komala
Sundara Kannu K. Jamuna Rani
1961 Marutha Nattu Veeran Tamil Seikathoru Santhegam Kelu Kanmani S. V. Venkatraman A. G. Rathnamala
1961 Nallavan Vazhvan Tamil Adichirukku Nallathoru Chansu T. R. Pappa S. Janaki
1961 Panithirai Tamil April Fool Endroru Jaadhi K. V. Mahadevan P. Susheela, L. R. Eswari & S. V. Ponnusamy
1961 Sabarimala Ayyappan Malayalam Ingottu Noku S. M. Subbaiah Naidu P. Leela
1961 Thayilla Pillai Tamil Kadavullum Nanum Oru Jaadhi K. V. Mahadevan
Kaalam Maarudhu Karutthu Maarudhu L. R. Eswari
1961 Thirudadhe Tamil Andhisaayum Neratthiley S. M. Subbaiah Naidu A. G. Rathnamala
1962 Annai Tamil Ore Oru Oorile R. Sudharsanam T. M. Soundararajan & L. R. Eswari
1962 Azhagu Nila Tamil Aattam Aadadho Paattu Paadadho K. V. Mahadevan P. Susheela & K. Jamuna Rani
1962 Deivathin Deivam Tamil Kannanum Driverum Onnu G. Ramanathan Renuka
1962 Ethaiyum Thangum Ithaiyam Tamil Kannum Kannum Kalandhadhanaal Kaadhale T. R. Pappa S. Janaki
1962 Indira En Selvam Tamil Aadi Aadi Enna Kandaai C. N. Pandurangan & H. R. Padmanabha Sastri
1962 Kavitha Tamil Manakkum Roja My Lady K. V. Mahadevan K. Jamuna Rani
1962 Manithan Maravillai Tamil Kaadhal Yaatthirakku Ghantasala P. Susheela
Inbamaana Iravidhuve P. Susheela
1962 Naagamalai Azhagi Tamil Vandu Vandhu Mella Mella S. P. Kodandapani & T. A. Mothi K. Jamuna Rani
1962 Nenjil Or Aalayam Tamil Engirundhaalum Nee Vaazhga Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
1962 Paarthaal Pasi Theerum Tamil Andru Oomai Pennallo Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy P. Susheela
1962 Padithaal Mattum Podhuma Tamil Kaalam Seidha Komalithanatthil Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy P. B. Sreenivas & G. K. Venkatesh
1963 Annai Illam Tamil Enna Illai Ennakku K. V. Mahadevan
1963 Iruvar Ullam Tamil Buddhi Sigaamani Petra Pillai K. V. Mahadevan L. R. Eswari
1963 Kaanchi Thalaivan Tamil Neermel Nadakkalam K. V. Mahadevan L. R. Eswari
1963 Kaithiyin Kathali Tamil Chitthirai Poongkodi Thendralai Marandhu K. V. Mahadevan Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi
1963 Kalyaniyin Kanavan Tamil Thottatthu Poovile Vaasam Undu S. M. Subbaiah Naidu Kausalya
1963 Naan Vanangum Dheivam Tamil Mullai Poo Manakkudhu K. V. Mahadevan Jikki
1963 Paar Magale Paar Tamil Endhan Kannai Untdan Kann Ottudhu Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy L. R. Eswari
1963 Vanambadi Tamil Nil Gavani Purappadu K. V. Mahadevan L. R. Eswari
1964 Amma Enge Tamil Paappaa Paappaa Kadhai Kelu Vedha
1964 Annapoorna Kannada Cheluvina Siriye Barele Rajan-Nagendra
1964 Bommai Tamil Kanna Irutthudhu Kaadhai Adaikkudhu Veenai S. Balachander
1964 Karuppu Panam Tamil Pattu Chiragukonda Chittukkuruvi Ondru Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy L. R. Eswari
1964 Manavatty Malayalam Chummaathiriyaliyaa G. Devarajan
1964 Rishyasringar Tamil Kannaal Ennai Paaru Kanna T. V. Raju K. Jamuna Rani
1964 Server Sundaram Tamil Om Namo…. Paalum Thenum Perudi Odiyadhu Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy S. C. Krishnan & L. R. Eswari
1964 Vazhi Piranthadu Tamil Veettukkaariyaa Kootti Vandhu K. V. Mahadevan K. Jamuna Rani
1964 Vettaikaaran Tamil Seettu Kattu Raajaa Raajaa K. V. Mahadevan L. R. Eswari
1965 Anandhi Tamil Vedikkaiyaaai Pozhudhu Poganum M. S. Viswanathan T. M. Soundararajan
1965 Enga Veetu Penn Tamil Keladaa Baaradha Veera Thirumagane K. V. Mahadevan
Enakku Neethaan Maappillai K. Jamuna Rani
1965 Kaakum Karangal Tamil Azhagiya Rathiye R. Sudharsanam L. R. Eswari
1965 Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum Tamil Enna Vegam Nillu Baamaa M. S. Viswanathan T. M. Soundararajan
1965 Maganey Kel Tamil Mattamaana Pechu Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Jikki
1965 Pazhani Tamil Annaachi Veeti Kattum Aambalaiyaa Neenga Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy T. M. Soundararajan, Seerkazhi Govindarajan,
S. C. Krishnan & L. R. Eswari
1965 Poojaikku Vandha Malar Tamil Kaalgal Nindradhu Nindradhuthaan Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy L. R. Eswari
Thingalukku Enna Indru Thirumanamo S. Janaki
1965 Thayin Karunai Tamil Netru Nadanthathu G. K. Venkatesh S. Janaki
1966 Anbe Vaa Tamil Once A Papa Met A Mama M. S. Viswanathan
Ei Naadodi Naadodi T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela & L. R. Eswari
1966 Annavin Aasai Tamil Kovililae Veedu Katti K. V. Mahadevan T. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela
1966 Chitthi Tamil Inge Dheivam Paadhi M. S. Viswanathan T. A. Mothi
1966 Kalithozhan Malayalam Ammayi Appanu Panamundenkil G. Devarajan
1966 Kanakachilanga Malayalam Polish Polish M. S. Baburaj
1966 Kodimalar Tamil Kalathu Mettu Maadu Vanthu M. S. Viswanathan L. R. Eswari
1966 Marakka Mudiyumaa? Tamil Vaanum Nilamum Veedu T. K. Ramamoorthy
1966 Motor Sundaram Pillai Tamil Kubu Kubu Kubu Kubu Naan Engine M. S. Viswanathan L. R. Eswari
1966 Sadhu Mirandal Tamil A for Apple... B for Biscuit T. K. Ramamoorthy L. R. Eswari, S. V. Ponnusamy, Sundar, S. N. Surendar & Lalitha
Naadagame Indha Ulagam
1967 Adhey Kangal Tamil Pombala Orutthi Irundhaalaam M. S. Viswanathan T. M. Soundararajan
1967 Bhakta Prahlada Tamil Thimikida Thimikida Vaadhya S. Rajeswara Rao T. M. Soundararajan
1967 Lagna Pathrike Kannada Brahmachari Sharanada Vijaya Bhaskar P. B. Sreenivas
Seenu Subbu Subbu Seenu P. B. Sreenivas
1967 Kandan Karunai Tamil Konjum Kili Kuruvi Mainaave K. V. Mahadevan
Mundhum Thamizh Maalai S. C. Krishnan
1967 Kan Kanda Deivam Tamil Vaazhkai Enbadhu Jaali K. V. Mahadevan S. C. Krishnan & S. V. Ponnusamy
1967 Nindu Manasulu Telugu Ayyayyayyo Adiripotunnanu T. V. Raju L. R. Eswari
1967 Pattanathil Bhootham Tamil Ulagatthi Sirandhadhu Edhu R. Govardhanam T. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela
1967 Thanga Thambi Tamil Aaaraaro My Daarling Aaraaro Shankar-Ganesh L. R. Eswari
1967 Thiruvarutchelvar Tamil Aatthu Vellam Kaatthirukku K. V. Mahadevan S. C. Krishnan, L. R. Eswari & T. M. Soundararajan
1968 Andru Kanda Mugam Tamil Vaadaa Machchan Vaa K. V. Mahadevan T. M. Soundararajan
1968 Buthisaaligal Tamil Aattukku Vaalai Alandhu V. Kumar P. B. Sreenivas, K. Jamuna Rani & K. Swarna
1968 Iru Kodugal Tamil Moondru Thamizh Thondri Vilayaadiyadhum V. Kumar T. M. Soundararajan & K. Swarna
1968 Kallum Kaniyagum Tamil Neram Maalai Neram.... Atthaan Endru Mutthu Mutthaaga M. S. Viswanathan P. Susheela
1968 Lakshmi Kalyanam Tamil Poottaale Unnaiyum M. S. Viswanathan T. M. Soundararajan & L. R. Eswari
1968 Nene Monaganni Telugu T. V. Raju
1968 Panama Pasama Tamil Vazhai Thandu Pola Udambu Alek K. V. Mahadevan K. Jamuna Rani
1968 Sarvamangala Kannada Cheluvina Siriye Barele Satyam
1969 Aindhu Laksham Tamil Kaadhalukkoru Kaalej S. M. Subbaiah Naidu L. R. Eswari
1969 Bhale Mastaru Telugu Adhigo Chinnadhi T. V. Raju
1969 Kula Vilakku Tamil Kondu Vandhaal Adhai Kondu Vaa K. V. Mahadevan L. R. Eswari
1969 Ponnu Mappillai Tamil Manamagan Azhagane Vedha
1969 Poova Thalaiya Tamil Poda Chonnaal Pottukkiren M. S. Viswanathan T. M. Soundararajan & Manorama
1969 Sabash Satyam Telugu Itu Rave Rave Bangaru Chilakamma Sri Vijaya Krishnamurthy L. R. Eswari
1969 Thanga Malar Tamil Singapooru Thangacchi Vandhiyaa T. G. Lingappa S. Janaki
Kalyaana Ponnu.... Pallaakku Polave L. R. Eswari
1970 Ethiroli Tamil Kalyanam Kalyanam K. V. Mahadevan L. R. Eswari
1970 Kodalu Diddina Kapuram Telugu Vanta Inti Prabhuvulam T. V. Raju S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
1970 Navagraham Tamil Neenga Navagraham V. Kumar S. V. Ponnusaamy
Ellame Vayadhukku
Yaaro Andha Pakkam
1970 Sorgam Tamil Naalu Kaalu Sir M. S. Viswanathan L. R. Eswari & S. V. Ponnusamy
1970 Thirumalai Thenkumari Tamil Azhage Thamizhe Nee Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan Seerkazhi Govindarajan, Sarala, M. R. Vijaya, Manorama, Dharapuram Sundararajan & L. R. Anjali
1970 Vietnam Veedu Tamil My Lady Cut Body K. V. Mahadevan L. R. Eswari
Endrum Pudhidhaaga.... Ulagatthile Oruvan Ena Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi & P. Susheela
1971 Bhale Adrushtavo Adrushta Kannada Navu Haaduvude Vijaya Bhaskar P. B. Sreenivas
1971 Ilangeswaran Tamil Sri Ragu Raamaa S. M. Subbaiah Naidu
1971 Kula Gowravam Telugu Happy Life T. G. Lingappa L. R. Eswari
1971 Meendum Vazhven Tamil Unna Nenacha Konjam M. S. Viswanathan L. R. Eswari
1971 Sabatham Tamil Aatathai Aadu Puliyudan Aadu G. K. Venkatesh G. K. Venkatesh & L. R. Eswari
1971 Thangaikkaaga Tamil Angamutthu Thangamutthu M. S. Viswanathan
1971 Veguli Penn Tamil Needhaan Mohiniyo M. S. Viswanathan K. Swarna
1972 Kasethan Kadavulada Tamil Aandavan Thodangi M. S. Viswanathan M. S. Viswanathan & K. Veeramani
1972 Naa Mechida Huduga Kannada Cheluve Oh Cheluve Vijaya Bhaskar P. B. Sreenivas
1972 Nawab Naarkali Tamil Chappaatthi Chappatthithaan Rotti Rottithaan M. S. Viswanathan L. R. Anjali
1972 Pillaiyo Pillai Tamil Gundooru Hamumanthappa Enga M. S. Viswanathan T. M. Soundararajan & L. R. Eswari
1972 Savalukku Savaal Tamil Pottadhu Konjam Thaanunga Sankar Ganesh K. Jamuna Rani
1973 Bharatha Vilas Tamil Indhiya Naadu M. S. Viswanathan T. M. Soundararajan, M. S. Viswanathan, K. Veeramani, P. Susheela, L. R. Eswari & Malaysia Vasudevan
1974 Sumathi En Sundari Tamil Ellorukkum Kaalam Varum M. S. Viswanathan L. R. Eswari & Sai Baba
Ye Pille Sachayi T. M. Soundararajan & L. R. Eswari
1976 Vaayillaa Poochchi Tamil Aasai Thaan Nenjin M. S. Viswanathan T. K. Kala
1977 Gaayathri Tamil Unnaithaan Azhaikkiren Ilaiyaraaja S. Janaki
1977 Mazhai Megam Tamil Oru Kodi Sugam Vandhadhu K. V. Mahadevan S. Janaki
1977 Odi Vilayadu Thatha Tamil Naadariyum Nalla Katchi Ilaiyaraaja
1979 Naan Nandri Solven Tamil Sura Meenai Paaru Shyam
1980 Kannil Theriyum Kadhaigal Tamil Naan Paatha Radhi Dhevi Enge G. K. Venkatesh
1980 Puthiya Adimaigal Tamil Megam Thanni Megam Ilaiyaraaja
1997 Kaadhali Tamil Dikki Dikki Deva Malaysia Vasudevan
2001 Engalukkum Kaalam Varum Tamil Ambilaikku Theriyum Deva Swarnalatha
2014 Aadama Jaichomada Tamil Nalla Ketukka Paadam Sean Roldan Sean Roldan

ReferencesEdit

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