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Tiruchi Loganathan Maharajan is a musician. He is a Tamil classical and Tamil playback singer. He is the eldest son of Tiruchi Loganathan, who is the very first playback singer in the Tamil Music industry. He is also the grandson of Kalaimaamani C.T Raajakaantham. T.L Maharajan hails from the Tamil Aasari (Goldsmiths) Caste's from Trichy. Aged 10, TLM acted and sang in a play called "Vallalar". His booming voice was well noted and echoed across the stage. Two years later, in the year 1967, he began a career in playback singing through the devotional movie "Thiruvarutchelvar". The song "Kaadhalagi Kasindhu", which he sang with the Legendary Simma Kuraloan T.M.Soundarraajan, composed by K.V. Mahadevan is a heart wrenching devotional number. With 50 years of experience in play back singing. This singer, who has worked with most prolific names in the Tamil Music industry, has sung the most unexpected numbers. Though he sings devotional songs most of the time, TLM has also sung songs like "Nee Kattum Selai" from "Puthiya Mannargal" "Unnai Kelai" from "Desam" "Rettajadai Rakkamma" from "Anbe Anbe", Kadhal Yogi" from "Taalam", "Buck Buck Buck" from "Parthiban Kanavu" Avanapathi (Avan Ivan). TL Maharajan, though associated with the greatness of his father, has marked a solid place for himself in the music industry worldwide. TL Maharajan has been a Judge for many singing competitions programs worldwide.

T. L. Maharajan
Birth nameTrichy Loganathan Maharajan
Born (1954-03-09) 9 March 1954 (age 65)
Trichy district, Tamil Nadu
GenresPlayback singing, Classical Singer
Occupation(s)Singer, actor, music director
Years active1960–present

Personal lifeEdit

T.L Maharajan, was born to Trichy Loganathan & Rajalakshmi Loganathan. He is also the grandson of C.T Raajakaantham, who is one of the leading onscreen female jambavan during the early times in the Tamil cinema industry. He is the elder brother of Tamil playback singer, Dheepan Chakravarthy. He is also closely related to M.K Thiyagaraaja Bagavathar, who is also from the Tamil viswakarma achary[viswabramin]caste. T.L Maharajan is married to Nirmala Devi with whom he has a daughter ( Adhilakshmi Keerthana Kughaan).

AlbumsEdit

  • Ayyappan Thunai
  • Bhakthi Maalai (vol 1)
  • Gajamuga
  • Gananatha Om Gananatha
  • Ganapathi Saranam
  • Ganesha
  • Kandha
  • Kumbeshwara
  • Murugan Arul
  • Murugan Shanmugan
  • Sabarikkattil Saranamazhai
  • Sabarimalai Yaathirai
  • Sri Bhairava
  • Sri Bhairavar Kavasam
  • Thirunaamam (sri Venkateshwara)
  • Thulasi Malai
  • Uzhaikkum Kaigale May Day Special
  • Velayutha Saravanane Murugaiya
  • Vinayagar Agaval & Suprabatham
  • Vinayagar Thunai

SongsEdit

Year Film Language Song title Music Director Co-Singer
1967 Thiruvarutchelvar Tamil Sadhuram Marainthaal K. V. Mahadevan
Panniner Mozhiyaal T. M. Soundararajan
Kadhalaagi
1968 Thirumal Perumai Tamil Hari Hari Gokula K. V. Mahadevan
1976 Dasavatharam Tamil Adhu Mutriya Kaliyin Avatharam S. Rajeswara Rao
1978 Oru Veedu Oru Ulagam Tamil Rathi Devi Sannathiyil Ragasiya Poojai M. S. Viswanathan B. S. Sasirekha
1979 Nallathoru Kudumbam Tamil Sevvaaname Ilaiyaraja
1979 Pappathi Tamil Kalli Mara Kaattula Kanni Vachen Shankar-Ganesh T. K. Kala
1980 Avan Aval Adhu Tamil Margazhi Pookkale Ilam Thendrale M. S. Viswanathan Vani Jairam
1980 Naan Potta Savaal Tamil Nenje Un Aasai Enna Ilaiyaraaja
1981 Indru Poi Naalai Vaa Tamil Ammadi Chinna Ilaiyaraaja Malaysia Vasudevan
Mere Pyari
1981 Nadhi Ondru Karai Moondru Tamil Nadhi Ondru Karai Moondru M. S. Viswanathan
1981 Sivappu Malli Tamil Erimalai Eppadi Porukkum Shankar-Ganesh T. M. Soundararajan
1982 Raga Bandhangal Tamil Naan Paadalukku Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan S. Janaki
1987 Nayakan Tamil Anthimazhai Megam Ilaiyaraaja P. Suseela
1988 Penmani Aval Kanmani Tamil Aarambame Ippathanu Ninaippom Shankar-Ganesh Malaysia Vasudevan
1992 Annan Ennada Thambi Ennada Tamil Akka Pasanga Gyan Varma T. M. S. Balraj
1994 Periya Marudhu Tamil Aalamara Vehru Ilaiyaraaja S. N. Surendar
Poonthearil Yeri S. N. Surendar
1993 Seeman Tamil Ootu Kettu Ilaiyaraaja Mano
1994 Pudhiya Mannargal Tamil Nee Kattum Selai A. R. Rahman Sujatha
1995 Indira Tamil Munnerudhan A. R. Rahman Swarnalatha
1995 Indira Telugu Eavarukaa A. R. Rahman Swarnalatha
1995 Murai Mappillai Tamil Ezhulagam Swararaj
1995 Varraar Sandiyar Tamil Vaanam Pozhiyanum Deva
1996 Poove Unakkaga Tamil Machinichi S. A. Rajkumar P. Unnikrishnan & Sujatha
1997 Aravindhan Tamil Poovattam Yuvan Shankar Raja Swarnalatha
1997 Nattupura Nayagan Tamil Thevar Porandha S. A. Rajkumar Devi
1999 Maravathe Kanmaniye Tamil Raasatthi Manasukkulle Mahakumar S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha
1999 Taalam Tamil Kadhal Yogi A. R. Rahman Swarnalatha
2000 Krodham 2 Tamil Ninaithal Un Kaiyil Deva Premgi Amaren
2001 Pandavar Bhoomi Tamil Aei Samba Bharathwaj Malgudi Subha & Yugendran
2003 Anbe Anbe Tamil Rettai Jadai Rakkamma Bharathwaj Manikka Vinayagam, Swarnalatha, Srinivas & Manorama
2003 Parthiban Kanavu Tamil Buck Buck Buck Vidhyasagar Balaram, Karthik, K. S. Chitra, Manjula, Sandhya, Kalyani Nair & Mano
2004 Desam Tamil Unnai Kelaai A. R. Rahman Hariharan
2005 Anda Naal Nyabagam Tamil Vaadi Vaadi Muyale Bharathwaj
2006 Imsai Arasan 23rd Pulikecei Tamil Vaanam Namakul Sabesh-Murali
2006 Kovai Brothers Tamil Sootta Kilappi D. Imman Srilekha Parthasarathy
2007 Sringaram Tamil Nattu Purappadal Lalgudi Jayaraman O. S. Arun
Nattu Purappadal O. S. Arun
2007 Thullal Tamil Kokkarikkum Dhina Uma
2011 Avan Ivan Tamil Avanapatthi Naan Paada Poren Yuvan Shankar Raja Sathyan
2015 Maanga Tamil Sriranjini Swaram Nee Premgi Amaren Premgi Amaren & Ramya NSK
2015 Panjumittai Tamil Kaattu Karuvamulla D. Imman Nithyasree Mahadevan

Semmozhi AnthemEdit

T. L. Maharajan was one among the singers who sang the "Semmozhiyaana Thamizh Mozhiyaam" song for the World Classical Tamil Conference 2010. He also appeared on the screen after G. V. Prakash Kumar and was followed by Bombay Jayashri. The visualisation of the theme song was directed by the renowned director Gautham Menon which had an extremely positive response from the audience. The song features the fusion of various musical cultures including Carnatic, Folk, Acoustic, Sufi, Rock and Rap.

The Lyrics of the song was written by the popular politician M. Karunanidhi and composed by A. R. Rahman. The other popular singers who sang the theme song are T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela, Bombay Jayashri, Aruna Sayeeram, Nithyasree Mahadevan, S. Sowmya, T. M. Krishna, Srinivas, Naresh Iyer, Harini, Chinmayi, Karthik, Hariharan, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Vijay Yesudas, G. V. Prakash Kumar, Blaaze, Lady Kash, Shruthi Hassan and Chinna Ponnu.

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