Mallikarjun is an Indian playback singer and composer who mostly sings in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada language films. After emerging as one of the semi-finalists in the first edition of singing competition Padutha Theeyaga, he went on to become a playback singer in the South Indian film industry. He is married to playback singer Gopika Poornima. He is very well known as an energetic stage performer and ardent fan of Telugu actor Chiranjeevi.
|Birth name||Boda Mallikharjuna Rao|
|Born||March 5, 1976|
Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
|Genres||Film Score, Playback singing|
Mallikarjun's father is an engineer in the Andhra Pradesh Irrigation department. He originally hails from Anakapalle of Visakhapatnam district. Mallikarjun was born when his father got transferred to Srisailam, a temple town. He was named after the local god Lord Mallikarjuna of Srisailam temple. His mother is a housewife. He has started learning music at the age of 9 and got recognition by padutha teeyaga musical competition. He has one sister.
He met his co-singer Gopika Poornima and fell in love with each other and got married on 10 February 2008 in Simhachalam. They have one daughter named Samhitha. Currently they are living in Chennai.
Mallikarjun made his debut as a playback singer along with Gopika Poornima in Chennai for the movie Singanna on 23 February 1997 composed by Vandemataram Srinivas. He has sung more than 300 songs in films and 2000 private devotional albums. He also assisted renowned music composers like Koti for 1 year and Mani Sharma for 8 years. He has the prospect of singing for all the heroes in Telugu Film Industry. He made his debut as a Composer for the movie Kathi Kantha Rao in 2010. He is one of the core singer in the musical band "SUSWANA" along with Gopika Poornima and Parthu formed in 2016 and performed in countries like India (Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Tirupati, Hospet), United States (Dallas, Texas), Kuwait And Oman (Muscat).Mallikarjun regularly sings in Swarabhishekam program telecast in ETV on every Sunday.
Mallikarjun has done more than 200 shows across the world. He also participated in various musical concerts in the countries like United States of America, United Kingdom(England, Ireland, Scotland), Australia, New Zealand, Africa (South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania), (Germany), Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Arab World (Kuwait, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain) with legendary singers like Padmabhushan S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja and others.
- Music concerts for ATA (American Telugu Association) in 2006 and 2008 along with renowned music composers Mani Sharma and Devi Sri Prasad.
- Music concerts for NATA (North America Telugu Association) in 2014.
- Music concerts for TCAGT (Telugu Cultural Association of Greater Toronto) in Canada 2014 along with prominent music composer S. Thaman.
- Performed at WTF (World Telugu Federation) in Singapore and Dubai in 2002 and 2006 along with eminent music composer R. P. Patnaik.
- Performed extensively with renowned S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and G. Anand team across the world.
- Performed at TAL (Telugu Association of London) in England 2017.
- Performed at MATA (Mana Telugu Association) in Germany 2016.
- Performed at SATC-South African Telugu Community's Musical Concert in South Africa 4 November 2018 and 8 February 2020
|2010||Kathi Kantha Rao||Telugu|
|1997||Singanna||Kalaganti Kalaganti||Vandemataram Srinivas||Telugu|
|2000||Chitram||Ekanthavela Ekantha Seva||R. P. Patnaik||Telugu|
|2001||Anandam||Kanulu Terichinna||Devi Sri Prasad||Telugu|
|Subbu||Love Passayyanu||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Nuvvu Nenu||Gunnamavi||R. P. Patnaik||Telugu|
|12B||Mela Thalatho||Harris Jayaraj||Telugu|
|2002||Aadi||Nee Navvula||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Indra||Ghallu Ghallu||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Bobby||Laalu Darwaja||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Sontham||Yepudu||Devi Sri Prasad||Telugu|
|Ninne Cherukunta||Nalo Vundi||M. M. Srilekha||Telugu|
|2003||Okkadu||Sahasam Swasaga||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Pellam Oorelithe||Jhoom Barabar Jhoom||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Raghavendra||Adugulona Adugu||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Palnati Brahmanayudu||Brindavanamlo||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Tagore||Manmadha Manmadha||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Abhimanyu||Nee Perento Telusu||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Ori Nee Prema Bangaram kanu||Padamati Sandhya Raagam||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Ezhumalai||Un Punnagai||Mani Sharma||Tamil|
|Varsham||Joole Joole||Devi Sri Prasad||Telugu|
|Sambaram||Pattudalatho||R. P. Patnaik||Telugu|
|Ela Cheppanu||Manchu Thakina||Saluri Koteswara Rao||Telugu|
|Abbayi Premalo Paddadu||Abba Em Body||Vandemataram Srinivas||Telugu|
|2004||Lakshmi Narasimha||Pappesuko Charesuko||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Adavi Ramudu||Nagaramu Lo||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Yagnam||Chamak Chamakmani||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Sri Anjaneyam||Rama Rama Raghuram||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Gudumba Shankar||Chitti Nadumune||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Vidyarthi||Em Pilla Matladavu||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Venky||Andala Chukala Lady||Devi Sri Prasad||Telugu|
|Abhi||Allari Chese||Devi Sri Prasad||Telugu|
|Gowri||Gundello Gudiganta||Saluri Koteswara Rao||Telugu|
|Idho Tareeku||Mandhistama||Vandemataram Srinivas||Telugu|
|2005||Subash Chandra Bose||Mee Intlo Amma||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Narasimhudu||Yeluko Nayaka||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Allari Pidugu||Nede Eenade||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|That Is Pandu||Jabilipayina||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana||Paripoke Pitta||Devi Sri Prasad||Telugu|
|Oka Oorilo||Oka Oorilo||Devi Sri Prasad||Telugu|
|Bhadra||Akasam Nelaku||Devi Sri Prasad||Telugu|
|Andarivadu||Paduchu Bangarama||Devi Sri Prasad||Telugu|
|Avunanna Kadanna||Suvvi Suvvi||R. P. Patnaik||Telugu|
|2006||Evandoi Srivaru||Aandalu||Srikanth Deva||Telugu|
|Ranam||Vareeva Chandamama||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Seethakoka Chiluka||Chuputhoti||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Ajay||Ene Aagali||Mani Sharma||Kannada|
|Shankar||Nee Muthi Peppi||Vandemataram Srinivas||Telugu|
|2007||Poramboku||Hi Voltage||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Chirutha||Kaneeti Vaana||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Okka Magadu||Nanu Paalinchaga||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Vaana||Muvaanti Maina||Kamalakar Rao||Telugu|
|Classmates||Mounamenduku||Saluri Koteswara Rao||Telugu|
|Nee Navve Chalu||Emito Evela||Vandemataram Srinivas||Telugu|
|2008||Aarya MBBS||Vennela Koona||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Mallika I Love You||Aaha Vooha||Yuvan Shankar Raja||Telugu|
|Sri Satyanarayana Swamy||Satyanarayan Vrathamu||Vandemataram Srinivas||Telugu|
|2009||Dhammunodu||Mudhu Mudhu||Vandemataram Srinivas||Telugu|
|2010||Subhapradam||Bailele Bailele||Mani Sharma||Telugu|
|Darling||Bulle||G. V. Prakash Kumar||Telugu|
|2011||Mr. Perfect||Ningi Jaripadda||Devi Sri Prasad||Telugu|
|Pandem Kollu||Ee Chitti Guvvena||G. V. Prakash Kumar||Telugu|
|Sakuni||Ammalara Ayyalara||G. V. Prakash Kumar||Telugu|
|Siva Thandavam||Mogali Puvvanti||G. V. Prakash Kumar||Telugu|
|2013||Greeku Veerudu||Yevvaru Lerani||S. Thaman||Telugu|
|Nenu Chala Worst||Padamara Vypunake||Parthasarathy (Parthu)||Telugu|
|Good Boy||Preminchave Pilla||Vandemataram Srinivas||Telugu|
|Adi c/o abn college||Nee Gali Soki||Vandemataram Srinivas||Telugu|
|Srinu c/o Anu||Cheliya Cheliya||Vandemataram Srinivas||Telugu|
|2014||Beeruva||Pistolu Baava||S. Thaman||Telugu|
|2018||Nela Ticket||O Sari Try Chey||Shakthikanth Karthick||Telugu|
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