Biography of Play Back Singer Hariharan


This article will provide all the details about the Playback singer Hariharan who is very famous all over india for his wonderful songs. He is indeed gifted with great voice to attract many music lovers.

Biography of Play Back Singer Hariharan


Hariharan, the Indian veteran play back singer has brought laurels by singing in many languages – Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada and Marathi. Popular Singer Hariharan established himself as a ghazal singer, and one among the pioneers of Indian fusion music. His amiable voice has made him stand on top of the world for his well known melodies. No wonder, Hariharan was honored with the Padma Shri award by the government of India. His voice still stands great in the heart of the Indian People. There are also many people all over the world who are diehard fans for Hariharan.

Formative life of Play Back Singer Hariharan


Play back singer Hariharan was an instinctive Kerala born was brought up in Mumbai in a Tamil Brahmin family. Singer Hariharan was graduated in sciences and law with a bachelor’s degree from the S.I.E.S College. Being brought up in a background filled with carnatic music, he had no much time to take music to be grasped in his blood. Son of legendary carnatic vocalist, Shrimati Alamelu and the late H.A.S. Mani, he had innate talents on music. Hariharan’s first mentor was shrimati Alamelu from where he picked up carnatic rudimentary. Singer Hariharan set his passion for ghazals and Hindustani music had leaded him a long way down the musical lane; after which he learnt Urdu that helped him a lot in escalating his passion for ghazals.

Career and livelihood of Playback singer Hariharan


The dawn of his career set forth in singing for many concert circuits and as a popular play back singer in many title songs for TV serials. Junoon was one among them which was very popular all over India. Hariharan was also given great recognition for his wonderful songs in the Indian TV serials that stood long in the heart of Indians. In the year 1977, he snared the first prize in the “All India Sur Singaar” competition. This had made his career come in lime light. After this opportunity Hariharan immediately signed in for the movie for which the late music director – Jaidev to sing for the Hindi movie Gamaan. His unveiling song “Ajeeb saane mujh par qarar” became such a big hit that he was awarded the best singer from the state government of Uttar Pradesh.

Hariharan in Tamil Film Industry


He entered into his very native Tamil film industry in 1992 with the unsullied music director A.R. Rahman for the movie Roja by Mani Ratnam in which he sang the song “tamizha tamizha”. He also bagged the Tamil Nadu state government award for singing the song “uyire uyire” from the movie Bombay for A.R.Rahman in the year 1995. By now, he proved to be the finest artists in singing melody numbers and had given many hit songs throughout the year.

He had sung for many movies like taal, mudhalvan, indira, jeans, minsara kanavu, rangeela, muthu, iruvar, anbe aaruyire, sivaji, alaipayuthey, guru, kannathil muttamittal etc,. In the year 1998, he was bestowed with the National award for the song “Mere Dushman Mere Bhai” from the Hindi movie Border wherein the composing to this wonderful music had been taken over by Anu Malik. A couple of national awards had made his coat more prestigious. The second award was conferred for the song “Jiv Rangla” from the movie Jogwa set to the tunes by Ajay Atul in the year 2009.

Above all, he had acted in a couple of Tamil movies – Power of Women and a cameo role in Boys.

Esteemed awards and Recognitions of singer Hariharan


There are lots of awards and special recognitions made by playback singer Hariharan. Some of the awards of Singer Hariharan are listed below

• In 2004, he was honored with Padma Shri award and the Yesudas award for his stupendous performance in music.
• In the year 2000, the best male play back singer in Telugu was furnished to hari Haran for the song “Hima sellayo” from the Telugu movie Annayya.
• In 1995, the best play back singer award was bequeathed to hari Haran in the movie aasai for the song – “koncha naal”.

Another prestigious feather to his cap was his performance at the Common Wealth Games opening ceremony in India, New Delhi where he sung the Swagatham song.
His achievements turn out to be outstanding throughout his career and hence there are a lot chances for listening to good music by his stupendous work in the field of music.


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