G. Venugopal

Gopinathan Nair Venugopal (born 10 December 1960), popularly known as G. Venugopal, is an Indian playback singer known for his works in Malayalam films. He started his singing career in the film Odaruthammava Aalariyam (1984).[1][2] Since then he has sung in more than 4000 films; and has over 500 private albums to his credit.[3]

G. Venugopal
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Born
Gopinathan Nair Venugopal

(1960-12-10) 10 December 1960 (age 61)
Alma materUniversity of Kerala
Occupation
  • Singer
  • journalist
  • composer
  • television presenter
  • social activist
Years active1984–present
Spouse
Reshmi
(m. 1990)
Children2, including Arvind Venugopal
RelativesSujatha Mohan (cousin)
Radhika Thilak (cousin)
Shweta Mohan (cousin-niece)
Musical career
Genres
Instrument(s)Vocals
Labels
Websitegvenugopal.com

Early and personal lifeEdit

Venugopal was born in Thattathumala, near Kilimanoor. Venugopal is the eldest of the two children of Gopinathan Nair, who hails from Thattathumala and Sarojini, who was the head of the department of music, Government College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram. K. Sharadamani and K. Radhamani, who were popularly known as Parur sisters, are the maternal aunts of Venugopal.[4] Singers Sujatha Mohan and Radhika Thilak are his cousins and Shweta Mohan is his niece.[5]

Venugopal married Reshmi on 8 April 1990 and they have two children, Arvind and Anupallavi. Arvind is also a playback singer.[6]

Popular worksEdit

Year Song Title Film Music Director Lyricist
1985 Poomaname Nirakkoottu Shyam Poovachal Khader
1986 Raree rareeram raroo Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare Mohan Sithara ONV
1986 Ponnum Thinkal Pottum Mane Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare Mohan Sithara ONV
1987 Onnaam raagam paadi Thoovanathumbikal Perumbavoor G. Raveendranath Sreekumaran Thampi
1988 Chandanamanivathil Marikunilla Njaan Raveendran Ezhacheri Ramachandran
Kaanaanazhakulla maanikyakuyile Oozham M. K. Arjunan ONV
Manasse shaanthamaaku Aalilakkuruvikal Mohan Sithara Bichu Thirumala
Unarumee gaanam Moonam Pakkam Ilayaraja Sreekumaran Thampi
1989 Pallitherundo Mazhavilkkaavadi Johnson Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri
1990 Swargangal Swapnam Kaanum Maalooty Pazhavila Ramesan
Thaane Poovitta Moham Sasneham
Thooval vinnin maaril chaarthi Thalayanamanthram
1991 Etho varmukilin Pookalam Varavayi Ouseppachan
Maayaamanchalil Ottayaal Pattalam Sharreth
Thumbapu kodiyuduthu Sandesham Johnson
1993 Karuka vavayal kuruvi Dhruvam S. P. Venkatesh
1994 Geeton Mein Tu Hi Mera Dil A R Rahman
1997 Gurucharanam sharanam Guru Ilayaraja
2003 Thamara Noolinal Mullavalliyum Thenmavum Ouseppachan
2006 Kai nirayai venna taraam Baba Kalyani Alex Paul
2006 Kando Kando Mahasamudram Jayachandran Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri

Television showsEdit

As Judge
Year Title Channel Notes
2008 Idea star singer 2008 Asianet
2008-2009 Munch Star singer Junior Asianet
2010-2012 Munch Star singer Junior season 2 Asianet
2015 Raree rareeram raro season2 Asianet Plus
2015 Pathinalam ravu season 2 Media One
2020–Present Star Singer Season 8 Asianet

AwardsEdit

Kerala State Film Awards
Kerala Film Critics Association Awards
Asianet Film Awards
  • 2022 - Janmashtami Award by Balagokulam for Contributions in Art and Culture of Kairali. The youngest to get this award.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kumar, P. K. Ajith (11 December 2020). "Venugopal: An original, refreshing voice that gave Malayalam timeless melodies". The Hindu.
  2. ^ P. Sen, Baiju (3 June 2018). "Venugopal completes 35 years of singing, admits he is a great foodie". Mathrubhumi.
  3. ^ "G. Venugopal - MSIDb". MSIDb.
  4. ^ "G. Venugopal - Profile".
  5. ^ Soman, Deepa (22 November 2020). "Shweta Mohan wishes G Venugopal, who completes 36 years in playback singing". The Times of India.
  6. ^ Menon, Meenakshy (1 September 2018). "Passionate about music and movies". The New Indian Express.
  7. ^ a b "Kerala State Film Awards 1981 - 1990". Department of Information and Public Relations (Kerala). Archived from the original on 3 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards 2000 - 2012". Department of Information and Public Relations (Kerala). Archived from the original on 5 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Malayalam Awards Asianet Film Awards 2007". NetTV4U.

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