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M. G. Sreekumar : biography

25 May 1957 -

M. G. Sreekumar is a two-time National Award-winning Indian playback singer and music director who works in Malayalam cinema. With a career of over 25 years, he is one of the prominent male singers in the Malayalam film industry. He is known for matching voice with Malayalam actor Mohanlal. Sreekumar has sung in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. He is the youngest brother of music director M. G. Radhakrishnan and singer K. Omanakutty. He owns a music company named KMG Musics.

As a composer

  • Thandavam (Malayalam; 2002)
  • Chathurangam (Malayalam; 2002)
  • Kanchivaram (Tamil; 2008)
  • Poi Solla Porom (Tamil)
  • Alexander the Great (Malayalam; 2010)
  • Bumm Bumm Bole (Hindi; 1 song only, 2010)
  • Rakhupathi Raghava Rajaram (Malayalam; 2010)
  • Oru Naal Varum (Malayalam; 2010)
  • Sakudumbam Shyamala (Malayalam; 2010)
  • Penpattanam (Malayalam; 2010)
  • Sarkar Colony (Malayalam; 2010)
  • Arabiyum Ottakavum P. Madhavan Nairum (Malayalam; 2011)
  • Thamarassery to Thailand (Malayalam; 2011)
  • Sneham + Ishtam = Amma (Malayalam; 2011)
  • Njanum Ente Familiyum (Malayalam; 2011)
  • Kunjaliyan (Malayalam; 2012)
  • Husbands in Goa (Malayalam; 2012)
  • Ardhanaari (Malayalam; 2012)
  • Karmayodha (Malayalam; 2012)

Personal Life

After living together for six years, M. G. Sreekumar married Lekha in 2000 at the Mookambika Temple in Kollur, Karnataka.

Awards

National Film Awards:

  • 1999 - Best Male Playback Singer - Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njanum (Song: "Chanthu Pottum")
  • 1990 - Best Male Playback Singer - His Highness Abdullah (Song: "Nadha Roopini")

Kerala State Film Awards:

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

Asianet Film Awards:

  • 2010 - Best Music Director - Oru Naal Varum
  • 2008 - Best Male Playback - Innathe Chintha Vishayam
  • 2005 - Best Male Playback Singer - Thanmathra, Ananthabhadram
  • 2003 - Best Male Playback Singer - Manassinakkare

Surya TV Awards:

  • 2010 - Best Playback Singer - Oru Naal Varum
  • 2008 - Best Playback Singer - Innathe Chintha Vishayam

Other awards:

  • 2010 - Asiavision Movie Award for Best Music Director - Oru Naal Varum
  • 2008 - Raju Pilakkattu Memorial Award
  • 2008 - Jeevan TV - P. Jayachandran Award
  • 2012- Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas award

Discography

Partial discography

  • Karmayodha (2012)
  • Husbands in Goa (2012)
  • Kunjaliyan (2012)
  • Ninnishtam Ennishtam 2 (2011)
  • 1993 Bombay, March 12 (2011)
  • Chinatown (2011 film) (2011)
  • Living Together (2011)
  • Kandahar (2010)
  • Oru Naal Varum (2010)
  • Alexander the great (2010)
  • In Ghost House Inn (2010)
  • Sagar alias Jacky Reloaded (2009)
  • Kurukshetra (2008)
  • Innathe Chintha Vishayam (2008)
  • College Kumaran (2008)
  • Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
  • Chocolate (2007)
  • Hallo (2007)
  • Classmates (2006)
  • Kirtichakra (2006)
  • Prajapathi (2006)
  • Vadakkumnathan (2006)
  • Thanmathra (2005)
  • Black (2004)
  • Vettam (2004)
  • Jalolsavam (2004)
  • Thekkekara Super Fast (2004)
  • Vamanapuram Bus Route (2004)
  • Chakram (2003)
  • Pattanathil Sundaran (2003)
  • Ammakilikkoodu (2003)
  • Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu (2003)
  • Pattalam (2003)
  • Swapnam Kondu Thulabharam (2003)
  • Chronic Bachelor (2003)
  • Vasanthamallika (2003)
  • Kalyanaraman (2002)
  • Meesa Madhavan (2002)
  • Jagathi Jagathish in Town (2002)
  • Mazhathullikkilukkam (2002)
  • Pranyamanithooval (2002)
  • Valkannadi (2002)
  • Videsi Nair Swadesi Nair (2002)
  • Majunu (2001)
  • Ravanaprabhu (2001)
  • Akasthile Paravakal (2001)
  • Ee Parakkum Thalika (2001)
  • Megasandesam (2001)
  • Kakkakuyil (2001)
  • Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar (2001)
  • Karumadikkuttan (2001)
  • Vasanthiyum Lakshimiyum Pinne Njanum (2001) - Won National Award for the song "Chanthu Pottum"
  • Narasimham(2000)
  • Thenkasipattanam (2000)
  • Taj Mahal (2000)
  • Dada Sahib (2000)(as M.G. Sreekumar)
  • Valliettan (2000)
  • Ezhupunna Tharakan (1999)
  • En Swasa Kaatre (1999)
  • Dil Se.. (1998)
  • Kadhalar Dhinam (1998)
  • Kabhi na Kabhi (1998)
  • Mangalya Pallakku (1998)
  • Mayajalam (1998)
  • Chandralekha (1997)
  • Bhoopathi (1997)
  • Ekkareyanente Manasam (1997)
  • Gajaraja Manthram (1997)
  • The Good Boys (1997)
  • Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu (1997)
  • Lelam (1997)
  • Manthramothiram (1997)
  • Superman (1997)
  • Mohamul (1997)
  • Madamma (1996)
  • Nirnayam
  • Manikya Chempazhukka (1995)
  • Sadaram (1995)
  • Kaalapaani (1994)
  • Siaisaalai (1994)
  • Doli Saja Ke Rakhna (1994)
  • Kashmeeram (1994)
  • Pavithram (1994)
  • Hey Hero (1994)
  • Pingami (1994)
  • Devasuram (1993)
  • Midhunam (1993)
  • Vietnam Colony (1993)
  • Gardish (1993)
  • Yoddha (1992)
  • Champakulam Thachan (1992)
  • Maanthrika Cheppu (1992)
  • Advaitham (1991)
  • Chanchattam (1991)
  • Ennathe Programme (1991)
  • Kilukkam (1991)
  • Godfather (1991)
  • Abhimanyu (1991 film)
  • Kilukkampetti (1991)
  • Kuttapathram (1991)
  • Ulladakkam (1991)
  • Oliyampukal (1990)
  • Akkareakkareakkare (1990)
  • Appu (1990)
  • Dr. Pasupathy (1990)
  • His Highness Abdullah (1990) - Won National Award for the song "Nadaroopini"
  • Indrajaalam (1990)
  • Kadathanadan Ambadi (1990) (singer)
  • Rajavazhcha (1990)
  • Varthamana Kalam (1990)
  • Vadakkunokkiyanthram (1989)
  • Kireedam (1989)
  • Mahayanam (1989)
  • Nair Saab (1989)
  • News (1989)
  • Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam (1989)
  • Ramji Rao Speaking (1989)
  • Chithram (1988)
  • Aaryan (1988)
  • Janmandharam (1988)
  • Anantaram (1987)
  • Manivatharile Aayiram Sivarathrikal (1987)
  • Thalavattam (1986)
  • Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi (1986)
  • Onnanam Kunnil Oradi Kunnil (1985)
  • Poochakkoru Mookkuthi (1984)
  • Kooli (1984)

Biography

Sreekumar worked in the State Bank of Travancore, before starting his career as a singer. He started his music career by accompanying his brother M. G. Radhakrishnan in his carnatic musical concerts. Born in Haripad, Alappuzha District of Kerala, his father, Malabar Gopalan Nair was a well known singer. His elder brother and music guru, the late M. G. Radhakrishnan, was an award-winning music director and carnatic musician. His elder sister, K. Omanakutty, is a classical music vocalist and a principal at Kerala Music Academy.

Sreekumar made his debut in the Malayalam movie Poochakkoru Mookkuthi (1984). The Malayalam movie Chithram (1988) directed by Priyadarshan, starring Mohanlal, was the first where Sreekumar sang all the songs. He has sung more than 3,000 songs for films in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu.

He worked as music director in Malayalam films such as Chathurangam (2002) and Thandavam (2002). Sreekumar's latest movies as music director are Priyadarshan's Kanchivaram (2008), Mohanlal's Alexander The Great and Oru Naal Varum. He will do the music for Paraya Paraya Pattanam and another Tamil film to be produced by Seven Arts. Sreekumar's voice has most often been used in films with Mohanlal, Dileep and Jayaram.

He anchors a TV show named SaReGaMa on Asianet and is a judge for the reality show Idea Star Singer. In 2012, Sreekumar turns to the role of producer with the film Ardhanaari, directed by Santhosh Souparnika and his second attempt Swaminadhan is in progress.

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