Madhu Balakrishnan – multi language Playback singer
Madhu Balakrishnan is a fame stricken Indian play back singer who has his indispensable foundation of making a career in the Malayalam play back singing industry though he sings for Tamil, Telugu and Kannada languages. Madhu has been an element of all the film industries of the south and also has took part in authentic shows that are conducted in TV channels such as “Sangeetha Maha Yudam” hosted by the SUN TV in the Tamil language. There are many playback singer who get fame by participating in the Sangeetha Maha Yudham in Sun TV. It actually looks like a competition in which all the popular playback singers have a good competition among themselves as a team.
Early Life and Back Ground of Madhu Balakrishnan Playback singer
Madhu Balakrishnan was born on the 24th of June in the year 1974 in the state of Kerala at Tripunithura in the district of Cochin in India. Madhu in his primitive days got him trained from Sree Devi and under Chandramana Narayanan Namboothri and he anon had the able guidance of unfaltering musicians such as T V Gopalakrishnan, Mani Krishna Swami and Vedavalli all of them having their origin as the Chennai metropolitan. This pretty well shows Madhu’s interest towards music and that it was in his blood for him to take up music as his beloved profession apart from doing other business.
Madhu wanted to take up a degree from a prestigious music institution that could make him high in his career. This made Madhu seize a notch in music from the “Academy of Indian music and Arts” which is in the city of Chennai. Madhu has been an inclined artist in the All India Radio and Doordarshan and has been a first rated performer and an executive on stage with his flinch in music as his career in All India Radio and Doordarshan. Reaping experiences under such adept persons in the province of carnatic music developed himself as a proficient artist and an established play back singer among the contended industry of eminent musicians.
Madhu is wed locked to the sister of the Indian cricketer Sreesanth.
Career and Livelihood of Playback singer Madhu Balakrishnan
Madhu Balakrishnan started his career as a caliber artist in the A.I.R and also in the Doordarshan channel. He has also has performed with foremost play back singers like K J Yesudas, Jayachandran, M G Sree Kumar, K S Chitra, Sujatha Mohan, Madhuri and P.Susheela. He is a life affiliate of the Malayalam Cine Technicians Assosiation (MACTA). Apart from this Madhu has participated for many events; wherein Madhu habitually chips in and gives a concert at the “Swaralaya Dance and Music festival” held in Palakkad and the “Chembai Sangeethootsavam” in Guruvayur and also emerges out in prevalent TV programs on south Indian Television such as Doordarshan, Kairali TV, Asianet and Amrita TV frequently. Madhu has performed in many concerts all over the world in many countries like United Arab Emirates, Oman, Barain, Kuwait, Qatar, Malyasia and Singapore.
Madhu shot to fame with the song “Amme Amme” for the movie Vaalkannadi in the year 2002 which made him the heir of the Kerala government state award. After that it was just only ahead move for Madhu and never looked back in his career further. After this juncture, Madhu sung for over 90 Malayalam film songs, 65 songs for Kannada films, 45 Telugu film songs and 70 Tamil film songs. In total, Madhu has sung almost 10,000 songs for devotional and other non – film albums and many more to add onto his list if musical entries.
Some of the notable songs of Madhu Balakrishnan includes “Konja neeram Konjaneeram” for the movie Chandramukhi starring Rajinikanth, Nayathara, Prabhu and Jyotika in the lead role. This song was sung as a duet by Madhu along with Asha Bhonsle, “Kuttanada Kaayalile” for Kazhcha in a Malayalam movie, “Kanaa Kandein adi” for the film Paarthiban Kanavu starring Sri Kanth and Sneha in the lead role. His hit song “Pitchai Pathiram” was written and set to the music by the legendary musician Illaiyaraaja for the movie Naan Kadavul. This song became a tremendous hit and fetched him the Mirchi music award in the year 2010.
Madhu has also lent his voice for the much acclaimed Illaiyaraaja’s album a devotional back up known as the “thiruvaasagam”. Recently he has sung the title song for a Malayalam serial “Swamy Ayyapan” which has become a great hit in almost all Hindu households that has been featured in the Television channel on a regular bias. The song “Sabarimala Vazhum Ayyapan” is one of his best devotional songs on Lord Ayyappa released recently. In 2010 Madhu, preceded a team of proletarian singers and won the foundational SUN TV music competition, “Sangeetha Maha Yutham” against a five other teams, each ruddered by a professional singer.
In the year October 2010, Madhu along with his friends, released the S36 band and it contained the self – titled debut album of tentative songs. The band is tilled by the cricketer Sreesanth who is also Madhu’s brother – in – law. The album is a pile up of songs that the group had unceremoniously released on the internet ahead of schedule. These includes “Jaago India”, an revelating song intended for the world twenty20 championship in the year 2007 and a song anticipated as an unofficial theme for the 2010 Common wealth games. Madhu in socialization with M Jayachandran and M G Sree Kumar recorded songs for the aesthetic initiative. His throw in includes light music and Hindu devotional songs for the web site.
Awards Accolades and Recognitions of Madhu Balakrishnan Playback Singer
• Soma Award for the best male play back singer in the year 2000.
• Drisya award for the best Male Play back singer in the year 2001.
• Kerala state award for the best Male play back singer for the song “Amme Amme” from the film Vaal Kannadi in the year 2002.
• Mahatma Gandhi Educational Foundation award in the year 2002.
• Solar award in the same year 2002.
• Junior Chamber award.
• Kerala film critics award in the year 2003 and in the year 2004.
• LPR award in 2004.
• Virtuosos award for the best melody singer in Tamil films in the year 2004.
• Tamil Nadu state award for the best Male play back singer in the year 2006.
• Ujala Asianet film award for the best male play back singer for the film Rock and Roll.
• Kalaimamani award for excellence in music, dance, cinema, art conferred by the Tamil Nadu state government award in the year 2007.
• Kerala film critics award for the film Theevandi for the song “Pathaam Nilaye” in the year 2009.
• Mirchi music award for the best male singer for “Pitchai Pathiram” from the movie Naan Kadavul set to the tunes of Illaiyaraaja.