M. G. Sreekumar

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M. G. Sreekumar is an Indian singer, music director, music producer, television presenter and film producer, who works predominantly in Malayalam films and television. He has sung more than 4000 songs in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi languages. He owns a music company named KMG Musics and also Sareegama School of Music in Trivandrum. Sreekumar has won several awards, including two National Film Awards, three Kerala State Film Awards and a Filmfare Awards South.[1][2][3]

M. G. Sreekumar
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Background information
BornHaripad, Kerala, India
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • composer
  • music producer
  • film producer
  • TV host
Years active1982 – present
Websitemgsreekumar.com

CareerEdit

Sreekumar made his debut in the Malayalam movie Coolie (1983) Directed by Ashok Kumar. The Malayalam movie Chithram (1988) directed by Priyadarshan, starring Mohanlal, was the first where Sreekumar sang all the songs. He has sung more than 4,000 songs[4] for films in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, kannada and Telugu.

He worked as music director in Malayalam films such as Chathurangam (2002) and Thandavam (2002), Priyadarshan's Kanchivaram (2008), Mohanlal's Alexander The Great and Oru Naal Varum.

He anchors a TV show named SaReGaMa on Asianet and was a judge for the reality show Idea Star Singer.

Personal lifeEdit

Sreekumar was born May 25, 1957[5]at Haripad, in Alappuzha district, Kerala as the younger son of music composer and Harmonist Malabar Gopalan Nair and Harikatha exponent Kamalakshi Amma.[6] Sreekumar and Lekha first saw each other in 1988 at Thycaud Dharma Sastha Temple, Thiruvananthapuram, but they met each other only few days later after a concert. Gradually, they developed friendship and later began living together. Sreekumar and Lekha married on 14 January 2000 at the Mookambika Temple, Kollur.[7][8][9]

DiscographyEdit

SingerEdit

Malayalam
Tamil
  • "Oru Nimidam" - En Uyirinum Melana (2008)
  • "Pinju Thendrale" - Majunu (2001)
  • "En Swasa Kaatre", "Chinna Chinna Mazhaithuli" - En Swasa Kaatre (1999)
  • "Dandiya Aattam", "Nenacha Padi" - Kadhalar Dhinam (1999)
  • "Karisal Tharisal" - Taj Mahal (1999)
  • "Suttum Sudar" - Siraichaalai (1996)
  • "Nenje Gurunathrin", "Sollayo Vaai" - Mogamul (1995)
Telugu
  • "Dandiya", "Manasu Padi" - Premikula Roju (1999)
  • "Goruvakana" - Gandeevam (1992)
Hindi
  • "Mera Dholna" - Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
  • "Hasta Hua" - Yeh Tera Ghar Yeh Mera Ghar (2001)
  • "Kissa Hum" - Doli Saja Ke Rakhna (1999)
  • "Saat Rang" - Saat Rang Ki Sapne (1998)
  • "Jiya Jale" - Dilse (1998)
  • "Tu Hi Tu" - Kabhi Na kabhi (1997)
  • "Soja Soja", "Apni Jeb" - Muskurahat (1992)

ComposerEdit

Beside films, Sreekumar has composed many devotional albums. Majority of his songs are written by Rajeev Alunkal and Gireesh Puthenchery.

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel Notes
1997-2010 Sarigamapadanisa
/SaReGaMa
Anchor Asianet
2007 Idea Star Singer2007 Judge Asianet
2008 Munch Star singer Junior Judge Asianet
2008 Idea Star Singer2008 Judge Asianet
2009 Idea Star SingerSeason 4 Judge Asianet
2010 Idea Star SingerSeason 5 Judge Asianet
2011-2012 Idea Star SingerSeason 6 Judge Asianet
2012-2013 Lunars Comedy Express Judge Asianet Plus
2013 Champions Judge Surya Tv
2014 Sun FeastStar Singer Season 7 Judge/co-Host(Stage 1-3) Asianet
2014 Oreo Surya Singer season 1 Judge Surya Tv
2015 Aarpoo erroo Judge Kairali TV
2015 Surya Challenge Team Captain Surya TV
2017,2018 Comedy Stars season 2 Judge Asianet
2018-present Top Singer Judge Flowers

AwardsEdit

National Film Awards:

Kerala State Film Awards:

  • 1992 – Best Playback Singer – Different films
  • 1991 – Best Male Playback Singer – Kilukkam (Song: "Kilukil Pambaram") and Thudarkkadha (Song: "Aathiravaravayi")
  • 1989 – Best Male Playback Singer – Kireedam (Song: "Kanneer Poovinte") and Vadakkunokkiyantram (Song: "Mayamayooram Peeliveeshiyo")

Filmfare Awards South:

Kerala film critics award
  • 2011 - Best Music director — Arabiyum ottakavum P. Madhavan nayarum

Asianet Film Awards:

Surya TV Awards:

Other awards:

  • 2010 – Asiavision Movie Award for Best Music Director – Oru Naal Varum[12]
  • 2008 – Raju Pilakkattu Memorial Award[13]
  • 2008 – Jeevan TV – P. Jayachandran Award[14]
  • 2012– Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas award
  • 2016- Harivarasanam award and Asia vision award for the Best Male Singer (Minungum Minnaminunge) from the movie "Oppam" .
  • 2017 - Mazhavil mango award :Special Jury (Chinnama) from the movie "Oppam" .

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nagarajan, Saraswathy (24 June 2005). "'Singing from the soul'". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  2. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/M-G-Sreekumar
  3. ^ https://keralakaumudi.com/en/news/news.php?id=40785&u=the-night-that-changed-life-of-mg-sreekumar-40785
  4. ^ www.mgsreekumar.com Archived 20 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ https://m.timesofindia.com/entertainment/malayalam/movies/news/M-G-Sreekumar-celebrates-his-birthday-/articleshow/35594577.cms
  6. ^ "My sweet old home was once a home to Mohanlal too: MG Sreekumar". OnManorama. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Married to a singer". The New Indian Express. 3 January 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  8. ^ http://www.mangalam.com/mangalam-varika/83754
  9. ^ https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2019/nov/21/vigilance-case-sought-against-singer-mg-sreekumar-for-crz-violation-2064716.html
  10. ^ "Surya awards 2010 announced". Archived from the original on 1 November 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  11. ^ "Surya awards".
  12. ^ "Asiavision Movie Awards 2010 winners". Archived from the original on 24 February 2011.
  13. ^ "Award presented to M. G. Sreekumar". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 25 April 2008.
  14. ^ "M.G.Sreekumar wins Jeevan-P.Jayachandran award". Archived from the original on 1 June 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2011.

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