Pushpavanam Kuppusamy

Pushpavanam Kuppusamy is a Tamil folk singer, lyricist, writer and music composer of Tamil folk art. He has been credited for reviving the Naatupura Paatu a Tamil folk art. Together with his wife Anitha Kuppusamy, he has conducted several music concerts of Tamil folk songs.[1] Kuppuswamy is also a playback singer. The couple have together brought out several albums of authentic Tamil folk music. He has also written books on Tamil Folk songs.[2] He appears on Television Channels like Sun TV, Vijay TV, and Makkal TV performing musical shows. He is a recipient of Kalaimamani award from the Government of Tamil Nadu.

Pushpavanam Kuppusamy
Birth nameKuppusamy
OriginTamil Nadu, India
GenresTamil Folk Art, Playback singer
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, author

BiographyEdit

Kuppusamy studied music at Madras University and gained M.A., M. Phil., Ph.,D.,in music. He got PhD from Queen Mary's College, Chennai. Sathyabhama University gave Honorary Doctorate to Kuppusamy for his contribution to music.

Along with his wife, he has performed around 3000 shows in India and abroad.[3] He is known for his incorporation of social messages through his music.[4]

Kuppusamy has sung film songs for many popular music directors, including Ilaiyaraaja, Vidyasagar, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Devi Sri Prasad, and G. V. Prakash Kumar.

Kuppusamy is one of the seasonal judges in Vijay TV hosted Airtel Super Singer and Airtel Super Singer Junior.

His songs were simple and intense and brought out the imagery of Tamil culture beautifully in simple words.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Kuppusamy hails from a Vanniyar family from Nagapattinam district. He is married to Anitha Kuppusamy who is also a singer.[1]

WorksEdit

Folk albumsEdit

  • Mannu Manakkadhu song
  • Mann Vaasam
  • Mann Osai
  • Karisal Mann
  • Solam Vedhaikkayile
  • Meham Karukkudhadi
  • Kalathu Medu
  • Urkkuruvi
  • Gramathu Geetham
  • Kattumalli
  • Adiyathi Dance Dance
  • Othaiyadippadhaiyile
  • Thanjavooru Manneduthu
  • Nattuppura Manam

Devotional albumsEdit

  • Anjumalai Azhagan
  • Swamiye
  • Aatha Vaara
  • Kandhan Thiruneeru
  • Megam Karukuthadi
  • Ayyanin Periya Paathai

BooksEdit

  • Makkalisaippadalgal
  • Siruvar Padalgal
  • Pazhamozhikkadhaigal Volume 1 & 2
  • Vidukadhaigal
  • Kuzhandhaippadalgal Volume 1

FilmographyEdit

As Playback singerEdit

Film Song Music Director Co-Singer(s)
Valli Vara Pora "Ponnu Romba Joruthan" K. S. Mani Oli Anitha Kuppusamy
Arasiyal "Arasiyal Arasiyal" Vidyasagar Anitha Kuppusamy
Oru Maravathoor Kanavu (Malayalam) "Sundariye Sundariye" Vidyasagar K. J. Yesudas, Sujatha
Desiya Geetham "Mannana Poranthavuga" Ilaiyaraaja
Kadhal Kavithai "Aalana Naal Mudhala" Ilaiyaraaja Sowmya Raoh
Edhirum Pudhirum "Kathu Pasanga" Vidyasagar Malaysia Vasudevan, Anuradha Sriram
"Thottu Thottu Pesum" Vidyasagar Swarnalatha
Karisakattu Poove "Manasirukka Manasirukka" Ilaiyaraaja Swarnalatha
Karisakattu Poove "Kuchanooru" Ilaiyaraaja Anitha Kuppusamy
Azhagi "Kuruvi Kodanja" Ilaiyaraaja Swarnalatha
Pesadha Kannum Pesume "Jodipotta" Bharani Anuradha Sriram
Ramana "Alli Mudicha" Ilaiyaraaja Swarnalatha
Thendral "Putham Puthu Paatu" Vidyasagar
Perazhagan "Kadhalukku" Yuvan Shankar Raja Sri Vardhini
Sullan "Adho Varaa" Vidyasagar Harini
Thirupaachi "Appan Panna" Dhina Anuradha Sriram
Maayavi "Kaathadi Pole" Devi Sri Prasad Kalpana
6'2 "Pottuthakka" D.Imaan
February 14 (film) "Othaiya Rettaiya" Bharathwaj
Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu "Kaadhalai Pirippadhu" Yuvan Shankar Raja Yuvan Shankar Raja
Thirupathi "Keerai Vedhaippom" Bharadwaj
Agaram "Tappu Egirippogum" Yuvan Shankar Raja Tippu
Thiruvannamalai "Namma Nadai" Srikanth Deva
Nanjupuram "Oorula Unakoru Medai" Raaghav
Kazhugu "Vaadi Vaadi" Yuvan Shankar Raja SuVi
Saguni "Annachi Ammachi" G. V. Prakash Kumar Maya Manikandan
Madha Yaanai Koottam "Kombu Oothi" N. R. Raghunanthan Anand Aravindakshan
Veeram "Jing Chikka Jing Chikka" Devi Sri Prasad Magizhini Manimaaran
Trisha Illana Nayanthara "Trisha Illana Nayanthara" G.V. Prakash Kumar Arunraja Kamaraj

As actorEdit

Year Film Director
2002 Solla Marantha Kathai Thangar Bachan
2013 Velmurugan Borewell M.P.Gobi

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Transcending boundaries". The Hindu. 6 July 2009. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  2. ^ Sherinian, Zoe C. (6 January 2014). Tamil Folk Music as Dalit Liberation Theology. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-00585-4.
  3. ^ "My First Break – Anitha Kuppusamy". The Hindu. 28 August 2009. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Pushpavanam Kuppuswamy| Lakshman Sruthi – 100% Manual Orchestra |". www.lakshmansruthi.com. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  5. ^ 100010509524078 (17 December 2019). "Narrating the power of Tamil folk poetry through songs, dance". dtNext.in. Retrieved 10 November 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)