Mallikarjun

Mallikarjun is an Indian playback singer and composer who mostly sings in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada language films.[1] 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.[2] He is very well known as an energetic stage performer and ardent fan of Telugu actor Chiranjeevi.

Mallikarjun
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Background information
Birth nameBoda Mallikharjuna Rao
Born (1976-03-05) March 5, 1976 (age 45)
Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh, India
OriginChennai, Tamilnadu
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
GenresFilm Score, Playback singing
Occupation(s)Singer, composer
InstrumentsVocals, keyboard
Years active1997–present

Personal lifeEdit

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.[3] He has started learning music at the age of 9 and got recognition by padutha teeyaga musical competition. He has one sister.[4]

He met his co-singer Gopika Poornima and fell in love with each other and got married on 10 February 2008 in Simhachalam.[5] They have one daughter named Samhitha. Currently they are living in Chennai.

CareerEdit

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.[6] He made his debut as a Composer for the movie Kathi Kantha Rao in 2010.[7] 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.

AwardsEdit

He got the Nandi Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 2003 for the serial Sukhadukhalu (ETV) in the TV Section .[8]

ConcertsEdit

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.

PerformancesEdit

Music concerts for TANA (Telugu Association of North America) in 2007 and 2013 along with famous music composer Mani Sharma.[9]

  • Music concerts for ATA (American Telugu Association) in 2006 and 2008 along with renowned music composers Mani Sharma and Devi Sri Prasad.[10]
  • 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.[11]
  • 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

TV programmesEdit

  • Participated as a judge and team leader in the musical competition "Airtel Super Singer 9" conducted by Star Maa in 2015.
  • Participated as a judge in the musical competitions like "STAR OF AP" and "STAR SINGER" conducted by Gemini TV and Vissa TV.

DiscographyEdit

ComposerEdit

Year Film Language
2010 Kathi Kantha Rao Telugu

SongsEdit

Year Film Song Music Director Language
1997 Singanna Kalaganti Kalaganti Vandemataram Srinivas Telugu
2000 Chitram Ekanthavela Ekantha Seva R. P. Patnaik Telugu
2001 Anandam Kanulu Terichinna Devi Sri Prasad Telugu
Premante 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
Sakhiya Notilona Mani Sharma Telugu
O Chandrama Telugu
Vidyarthi Em Pilla Matladavu Mani Sharma Telugu
Venky Andala Chukala Lady Devi Sri Prasad Telugu
Abhi Allari Chese Devi Sri Prasad Telugu
Jai Neekosame Anup Rubens Telugu
Gowri Gundello Gudiganta Saluri Koteswara Rao Telugu
Idho Tareeku Mandhistama Vandemataram Srinivas Telugu
2005 Subash Chandra Bose Mee Intlo Amma Mani Sharma Telugu
Athanokkade Gunedelalo 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
Veerabhadra Sirimalli Mani Sharma Telugu
Seethakoka Chiluka Chuputhoti Mani Sharma Telugu
Roommates Hayire Mani Sharma Telugu
Ajay Ene Aagali Mani Sharma Kannada
Illavatam Kechinaga Mani Sharma Tamil
Ganaa Yendukeevela Vandemataram Srinivas Telugu
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
Badhulu Thochani Telugu
Pandem Kollu Ee Chitti Guvvena G. V. Prakash Kumar Telugu
2012 Ramachari Sudigalai Mani Sharma 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
Gouravam Manasa 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
Chandrakala Kathilagundi Ramani Bharadwaj Telugu
2016 Pittagoda Emaindo Kamalakar Rao Telugu
2018 Nela Ticket O Sari Try Chey Shakthikanth Karthick Telugu

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sujatha Varma (9 May 2009). "Humming identical tunes". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Veturi Memorial award to Mallikarjun, Gopika Poornima". The Hans India. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  3. ^ Gorusu, Jagadeeswar Reddy. "తాన్ సేన్ అనే వాళ్ళు..." Telugu cinema Charitra. Andhra Jyothi. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  4. ^ "ఇదే నా ప్లాట్‌ఫాం". Sakshi. Sakshi. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Mallikarjun ties nuptial knot to Gopika". filmibeat.com. 3 January 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  6. ^ "బాలూగారు తన సొంత ఖర్చుతో నాకు సంగీతం నేర్పించారు : మల్లికార్జున్". Sakshi (in Telugu). 22 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Kathi Kanta Rao music launch – Telugu cinema". idlebrain.com. Idlebrain. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  8. ^ T, Lalit Singh (6 October 2004). "Life Hyderabad : 'Jananee Janma Bhoomi' steals the show". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 August 2018.[dead link]
  9. ^ "SwaraBrahma Sri Mani Sharma & Group Dazzles Dallas Telugus To Enchanting Musical Evening". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Devi Sri Prasad music concert in Chicago". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Telugu Cultural Association of Greater Toronto (TCAGT) Silver Jubilee Celebrations – Telugu cinema news". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 22 September 2018.

External linksEdit

Mallikarjun at IMDb

Mallikarjun at AllMusic