M. G. Sreekumar

Malabar Gopalan Nair Sreekumar (born 25 May 1957), also known as M. G. Sreekumar, is an Indian playback singer, composer, music producer, television presenter and film producer, who works predominantly in Malayalam cinema. He has sung more than 25000 songs in 5+ Indian languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Sanskrit languages etc . He owns a music company named KMG Musics and also Saregama School of Music in Thiruvananthapuram. Sreekumar has won several awards,[2] including two National Film Awards, three Kerala State Film Awards and 5 Filmfare Awards South. He was also honoured with the Harivarasanam Award by the Government of Kerala in 2016. His career as a singer spans over 44 years.[3][4]

M. G. Sreekumar
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Born
Malabar Gopalan Nair Sreekumar

(1957-05-25) 25 May 1957 (age 65)[1]
Occupation
  • Singer
  • composer
  • music producer
  • film producer
  • TV host
Years active1978 – present
Spouse(s)
Lekha Sreekumar
(m. 2000)
Parents
  • M. Gopalan Nair (father)
  • Kamalakshi Amma (mother)
RelativesK. Omanakutty (sister)
M. G. Radhakrishnan (brother)
M. R. Rajakrishnan (nephew)
K. S. Harisankar (sororal grandnephew)
AwardsSee below
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Labels

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 35,000 songs[5] for films in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

He anchored a TV show named SaReGaMa on Asianet and was a judge for the reality show Idea Star Singer. Now he is a judge in Top Singer on Flowers TV.[citation needed]

His appointment as chairman of Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Akademi by the LDF government of Kerala sparked controversy due to his close relations with its political rival BJP.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Sreekumar was born on May 25, 1957 at Haripad, in Alappuzha district, Kerala as the younger son of music composer and harmonist Malabar Gopalan Nair and Harikatha exponent Kamalakshi Amma.[7] He is the younger brother of popular music director M. G. Radhakrishnan and popular Carnatic musician Dr. K. Omanakkutty, who were both much elder to him. Sreekumar and Lekha, his future wife, 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.[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
2004 Kadamattathu kathanar Singer in church(Special appearance) 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 Sunfeast Star 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
2018-2020 Top singer Judge Flowers
2020–present Parayam Nedam Anchor Amrita TV
2020–present Top Singer Season 2 Judge Flowers
2021–present Top Singer Star Night Judge Flowers
2021 Sing N Win Judge Flowers USA
2021–present Music Ulsav Judge Flowers
2021–present Eenangalude Gandharvan Anchor Flowers

AwardsEdit

National Film Awards:

Kerala State Film Awards:

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

Filmfare Awards South:

Kerala Film Critics Awards

Asianet Film Awards:

Surya TV Awards:

Other awards:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pillai, Radhika C. (25 May 2014). "M G Sreekumar celebrates his birthday !". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  2. ^ "M. G. Sreekumar Awards: List of awards and nominations received by M. G. Sreekumar | Times of India Entertainment". The Times of India.
  3. ^ Nagarajan, Saraswathy (24 June 2005). "'Singing from the soul'". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  4. ^ "The night that changed life of MG Sreekumar". Kerala Kaumudi. 20 January 2019.
  5. ^ www.mgsreekumar.com Archived 20 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Pro-BJP M. G. Sreekumar is CPM's choice to head Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Akademi". New Indian Express.
  7. ^ "My sweet old home was once a home to Mohanlal too: MG Sreekumar". OnManorama. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Married to a singer". The New Indian Express. 3 January 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  9. ^ http://www.mangalam.com/mangalam-varika/83754
  10. ^ "Marakkar - Arabikadalinte Simham - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - JioSaavn". 10 February 2022.
  11. ^ "Parayathe Vannen (From "Bro Daddy") - Single by Deepak Dev, M. G. Sreekumar & Vineeth Sreenivasan".
  12. ^ "MG Sreekumar croons a song for Mohanlal's Aarattu". 25 November 2020.
  13. ^ "His Highness Abdullah Awards: List of Awards won by Malayalam movie His Highness Abdullah". The Times of India.
  14. ^ "Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum Awards: List of Awards won by Malayalam movie Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum". The Times of India.
  15. ^ "Surya awards".
  16. ^ "Surya awards 2010 announced". Archived from the original on 1 November 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  17. ^ "Award presented to M. G. Sreekumar". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 25 April 2008. Archived from the original on 3 May 2008.
  18. ^ "M.G.Sreekumar wins Jeevan-P.Jayachandran award". Archived from the original on 1 June 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  19. ^ "Asiavision Movie Awards 2010 winners". Archived from the original on 24 February 2011.
  20. ^ "Harivarasanam Award Given to M G Sreekumar". The New Indian Express. 16 January 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  21. ^ "Asiavision Movie Awards 2016 announced". OnManorama. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  22. ^ "Winners of Mazhavil Mango Music Awards 2017". Vinodadarshan. Retrieved 8 November 2020.

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