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Hariharan (singer)
Hariharan (born 3 April 1955) is an Indian playback and ghazal singer, whose songs have been featured mainly in Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Bhojpuri and Telugu films. He is an established ghazal singer and one of the pioneers of Indian fusion music. In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma Shri
Padma Shri
by the Government of India[1] and is a two-time National Award winner. Hariharan, associating with Lesle Lewis, formed Colonial Cousins, a two-member band. They have cut many private music albums and also scored music for few feature films in Tamil cinema and Bollywood cinema.Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 Film career 2.2 Ghazals 2.3 Colonial Cousins 2.4 Recent years3 Major awards 4 Discography 5 Featured albums 6 Filmography 7 References 8 External linksEarly life[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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Thiruvananthapuram
V K Prasanth[2] (CPI(M)) • Deputy Mayor Rakhi Ravikumar • Police chief Commissioner Lokhnath behra IPS[3] • Member of Parliament Shashi TharoorArea[4] • Metropolis 214 km2 (83 sq mi) • Metro 400 km2 (200 sq mi)Area rank 1stElevation 10 m (30 ft)Population (2011)[4][5] • Metropolis 957,730 • Density 4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi) • Metro 1,687,406Demonym(s) TriviansLanguages • Official Language Malayalam, English[6]Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)Postal Index Number 695 XXXArea code(s) 0471Vehicle registrationKL-01( Trivandrum
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Hindustani Music
MagazinesDankaTelevisionARY Musik Coke Studio Nescafe Basement Oxygene Uth RecordsInternetTaazi Patari.pkNationalistic and patriotic songsNational anthem Qaumi TaranahRegional musicAzad Jammu & Kashmir Balochistan Tribal Areas Gilgit-Baltistan Islamabad Capital Territory Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Punjab Sindhv t eMusic of BangladeshBaul, the mystic minstrel of Bengal.GenresClassical Rock Hip hopSpecific formsReligious musicHamd Naat Ghazal Jari gan Shreekrishna Kirtana Shyama SangeetEthnic musicAgamani-Vijaya Baul Bhatiali Bhawaiya Dhamail Gombhira Kavigan Maimansingha Gitika Sari ganTraditional musicRabindra Sangeet Nazrul Geeti Lalon Hason RajaMedia and performanceMusic awards
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National Film Awards (India)
The National Film Awards is the most prominent film award ceremonies in India. Established in 1954, it has been administered, along with the International Film Festival of India
India
and the Indian Panorama, by the Indian government's Directorate of Film Festivals
Directorate of Film Festivals
since 1973.[1][2] Every year, a national panel appointed by the government selects the winning entry, and the award ceremony is held in New Delhi, where the President of India
India
presents the awards. This is followed by the inauguration of the National Film Festival, where the award-winning films are screened for the public. Declared for films produced in the previous year across the country, they hold the distinction of awarding merit to the best of Indian cinema
Indian cinema
overall, as well as presenting awards for the best films in each region and language of the country
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Bollywood
Hindi
Hindi
cinema, often metonymously referred to as Bollywood, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry, based in the city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Maharashtra, India
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Kerala
Kerala
Kerala
(/ˈkɛrələ/), called Keralam in Malayalam
Malayalam
(where Kerala
Kerala
is the adjectival form), is a state in South India
India
on the Malabar Coast. It was formed on 1 November 1956 following the States Reorganisation Act by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), it is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea
Lakshadweep Sea
to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala
Kerala
is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram
is the largest city in the state
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Bombay
Mumbai
Mumbai
(/mʊmˈbaɪ/; also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India
India
with an estimated city proper population of 12.4 million as of 2011
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Malayalam
 India: Kerala
Kerala
(State),[3] Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep
(Territory) Mahé, Puducherry
Mahé, Puducherry
(Territory)Regulated by Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi, Government of KeralaLanguage codesISO 639-1 mlISO 639-2 malISO 639-3 malGlottolog mala1464[4]Linguasphere 49-EBE-baMalayalam-speaking area Malayalam
Malayalam
is written in a non- Latin
Latin
script
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Travancore-Cochin
Travancore- Cochin
Cochin
or Thiru- Kochi
Kochi
was a short-lived state of India (1949–1956). It was originally called United State of Travancore
Travancore
and Cochin
Cochin
and was created on 1 July 1949 by the merger of two former Princely States, the kingdoms of Travancore
Travancore
and Cochin
Cochin
with Trivandrum as the capital. It was renamed State of Travancore- Cochin
Cochin
in January 1950.Contents1 History 2 Chief Ministers 3 Subdivisions 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] Parur T. K. Narayana Pillai, the Congress Prime Minister of Travancore, became the Chief Minister of Travancore-Cochin. First elections were held in 1951 and A. J
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Jaidev
Jaidev (Hindi: जयदेव वर्मा; 3 August 1919 – 6 January 1987; born Jaidev Verma) was a music composer in Hindi
Hindi
films, most known for his work in films: Hum Dono (1961), Reshma Aur Shera (1972), Prem Parbat
Prem Parbat
(1973) and Gharonda (1977). He won the National Film Award for Best Music Direction, three times for Reshma Aur Shera (1972), Gaman
Gaman
(1979) and Ankahee (1985).[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Filmography3.1 Other credits 3.2 As actor4 Awards 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Jaidev was born in Nairobi
Nairobi
and brought up in Ludhiana, India. In 1933, when he was 15 years old, he ran away to Bombay
Bombay
to become a film star. There, he acted in eight films as a child star for the Wadia Film Company
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Padma Shri
Padma Shri
Padma Shri
(also Padma Shree) is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan
Padma Vibhushan
and the Padma Bhushan. Awarded by the Government of India, it is announced every year on India's Republic Day.[2]Contents1 History 2 Awards by decade 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Padma Awards were instituted in 1954 to be awarded to citizens of India
India
in recognition of their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity including the Arts, Education, Industry, Literature, Science, Sports, Medicine, Social Service
Social Service
and Public Affairs
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Tamil Films
Tamil cinema
Tamil cinema
is Indian motion pictures produced in the Tamil language. Based in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu,[3] the hub of the Tamil film industry is in the Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
neighbourhood of Chennai. Kollywood is a colloquial term used to describe this industry, the word being a portmanteau of Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
and Hollywood.[4][5][6] The first Tamil silent film, Keechaka Vadham, was made by R. Nataraja Mudaliar in 1918
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A.R. Rahman
Allahrakka Rahman ( pronunciation (help·info), born A. S. Dileep Kumar, best known as A. R. Rahman, is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist. A. R. Rahman's works are noted for integrating Indian classical music
Indian classical music
with electronic music, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements. Among his awards are four National Film Awards, two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, fifteen Filmfare Awards and sixteen Filmfare Awards South
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Maniratnam
Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam (born 2 June 1956), commonly known by his screen name Mani Ratnam, is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema. Mani Ratnam
Mani Ratnam
is widely credited with revolutionising the Indian film industry. The Government of India
India
honoured him with the Padma Shri, acknowledging his contributions to film in 2002. Despite being born into a film family, Mani Ratnam
Mani Ratnam
did not develop any interest towards films when he was young. Upon completion of his post graduation in management, he started his career as a consultant. He entered the film industry through the 1983 Kannada film Pallavi Anu Pallavi. The failure of his subsequent films would mean that he was left with fewer offers
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Roja
Roja
Roja
(English: Rose) is a 1992 Indian Tamil-language romantic thriller film written and directed by Mani Ratnam. It stars Arvind Swamy
Arvind Swamy
and Madhoo
Madhoo
in the lead roles. The film was also dubbed in Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam
Malayalam
and Telugu languages. The film won three National Film Awards, including Best Film on National Integration, catapulting Ratnam to national acclaim. The film also gained international acclaim with its nomination for Best Film at the 18th Moscow
Moscow
International Film Festival. The film was later re-released for international audiences in light of the growing fear of terrorist attacks across the world
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Tamil Nadu
^# Jana Gana Mana
Jana Gana Mana
is the national anthem, while "Invocation to Tamil Mother" is the state song/anthem. ^† Established in 1773; Madras State was formed in 1950 and renamed as Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
on 14 January 1969[9] ^^ Tamil is the official language of the state. English is declared as an additional official language for communication purposes.[8]SymbolsEmblem Srivilliputhur
Srivilliputhur
Andal templeLanguageTamilSong"Invocation to Goddess Tamil"DanceBharathanattiyamAnimalNilgiri tahrBirdEmerald doveFlowerGloriosa lilyTreePalm treeSportKabaddi Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
(Tamil pronunciation: [t̪amiɻ n̪aːᶑu] ( listen) literally 'The Land of Tamils' or 'Tamil Country') is one of the 29 states of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai
Chennai
(formerly known as Madras)
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