K. S. Harisankar

Kannamangalam Sreekumar Harisankar (born 18 November 1993), popularly known as K. S. Harisankar, is an Indian playback singer and music producer who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema.[1] Some of his popular songs are "Nilaavum Maayunnu" from Ennum Eppozhum,[2] Jeevamshamayi from Theevandi,[3] "Pavizhamazhaye" from Athiran,[4] "Aval" from Kakshi: Amminippilla and "Nee Himamazhayaay" from Edakkad Battalion 06.[5]

K. S. Harisankar
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Kannamangalam Sreekumar Harisankar

(1993-11-18) 18 November 1993 (age 29)
Haripad, Kerala, India
Alma materPMS College of Dental Science & Research, Vattapara, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Singer
  • music producer
  • dentist
Years active2014–present
(m. 2017)
Musical career

Early lifeEdit

Harisankar was born on 18 November 1993[6][3] to musicians Alappuzha K. S. Sreekumar and Kamala Lekshmi.[7] He was trained by his grandmother K. Omanakutty and his father.[8] He is the sororal grandnephew of musicians M. G. Radhakrishnan and M. G. Sreekumar.[9]


Harisankar sang for the movie Saphalyam with K. J. Yesudas at the age of four in 1997[8] and for the devotional album Sabarimala with M. G. Sreekumar in 1998.[10]

He graduated BDS from PMS College of Dental Science & Research, Vattapara, and practiced at a clinic for six months. Then he opted out from medical practicing and focused on katcheris and film songs.[8][11]

Harisankar is the winner of the AIR classical competition in 2008 and an accredited Grade B artiste. He won the Kerala regional final of the M. S. Subbulakshmi Award 2016 held in Kochi.[12]

His first song, "Kaatte Chaariya Vaathil", for the 2014 film Karanavar was penned by O. N. V. Kurup and composed by Ouseppachan,[13] but the first song which came out was "Payye Payye" from the film Ormayundo Ee Mukham.[8]

Harisankar formed a band with his friends named Pragathi in 2015. It has become a near-constant pick for pro-shows in Thiruvananthapuram. His brother Ravisankar, a violinist, is also a part of the band.[14]

Harisankar also releases singles and covers from his YouTube channel.[15][11][16]

Personal lifeEdit

Harisankar married Gadha Sidharthan on 21 May 2017 at Thiruvananthapuram.[17]


  • 2019 - SIIMA for Best Male Playback Singer (Malayalam) for the song Pavizhamazhaye from Athiran[18]


  1. ^ Soman, Deepa (11 May 2019). "K S Harisankar: I came through Carnatic concerts and don't want to put them on the backburner". The Times of India.
  2. ^ S. Nair, Saranya (22 February 2016). "Music is in his Genes". The New Indian Express.
  3. ^ a b Soman, Deepa (19 November 2020). "Kailas Menon shares the first recording of Hari Sankar's rendition of 'Jeevamsham'". The Times of India.
  4. ^ "'Pavizha Mazha' song from 'Athiran' is out!". The Times of India. 29 April 2019.
  5. ^ Shrijith, Sajin (16 October 2019). "'Nee Hima Mazhayayi' is more intense than 'Jeevamshamaayi': Kailas Menon". The New Indian Express.
  6. ^ "K. S. Harisankar profile". NetTV4U.
  7. ^ "Alappuzha Sreekumar passes away". The New Indian Express. 23 June 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d M., Athira (10 October 2019). "I have a strong foundation in music because of my family: KS Harisankar". The Hindu.
  9. ^ Nagarajan, Saraswathy (8 April 2015). "Striking a chord". The Hindu.
  10. ^ "KS Harisankar - Non Albums at MSI". MSIDb.
  11. ^ a b J. S., Harikumar (10 August 2018). "K.S. Harishankar's tryst with Telugu". The Hindu.
  12. ^ "Harisankar wins regional final of M.S. Subbulakshmi Award". The Hindu. 22 October 2016.
  13. ^ K. S., Aravind (13 November 2014). "Living a Legacy". The New Indian Express.
  14. ^ Manu, Meera (3 August 2015). "Making Great Strides of Progress". The New Indian Express.
  15. ^ J. S., Harikumar (2 September 2020). "Why Malayalam music videos are in tune with the times during this pandemic". The Hindu.
  16. ^ "Famous Mr Moosa". The New Indian Express. Kochi. 12 March 2021.
  17. ^ U. R., Arya (6 May 2017). "Singer K S Hari Sankar to tie the knot". The Times of India.
  18. ^ "SIIMA 2021: Mahesh Babu and Rashmika Mandanna win big for Maharshi and Dear Comrade, check out full winners list". The Indian Express. 19 September 2021. Retrieved 19 September 2021.

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