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M G Sreekumar (born 25 May 1958) is a two-time National Award-winning Indian playback singer and music director who works in Malayalam cinema. 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 and also sareegama school of music in poojappura, Trivandrum.

Contents

1 Biography 2 Personal life 3 Discography 4 Television 5 As a composer 6 Awards 7 References 8 External links

Biography[edit] Sreekumar worked in the State Bank of Travancore, Trivandrum, 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
Alappuzha District
of Kerala, on 25 May 1957, his father, Malabar Gopalan Nair was a singer. His elder brother, 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
Kerala
Music Academy. He lives in Jagathy, Trivandrum, Sreekumar made his debut in the Malayalam
Malayalam
movie Coolie
Coolie
(1983) Directed by Ashok Kumar. The Malayalam
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[1] for films in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi
Hindi
and Telugu. He worked as music director in Malayalam
Malayalam
films such as Chathurangam (2002) and Thandavam (2002). Sreekumar's latest movies as music director are Priyadarshan's Kanchivaram
Kanchivaram
(2008), Mohanlal's Alexander The Great and Oru Naal Varum. Sreekumar's voice has most often been used in films with Mohanlal, Dileep
Dileep
and Jayaram. In the year 2008 he sung in Ragasagaram semiclassical songs video album. He also composed songs in the name S. Kumar for Ayyappa devotional songs in Malayalam.[citation needed] He anchors a TV show named SaReGaMa on Asianet
Asianet
and was a judge for the reality show Idea Star Singer. In 2012, Sreekumar turned to the role of producer with the film Ardhanaari, directed by Santhosh Souparnika and his second attempt, Swaminadhan, is in progress. Personal life[edit] After living together for fourteen years, Sreekumar married Lekha on 14 January 2000 at the Mookambika Temple in Kollur, Karnataka. The couple chose not to have children.[2] Discography[edit]

1971 Beyond Borders
1971 Beyond Borders
(2017) Oppam
Oppam
(2016) Aamayum Muyalum
Aamayum Muyalum
(2014) Geethaanjali
Geethaanjali
(2013) Karmayodha (2012) Husbands in Goa
Husbands in Goa
(2012) Kunjaliyan
Kunjaliyan
(2012) Ninnishtam Ennishtam 2
Ninnishtam Ennishtam 2
(2011) Arabiyum Ottakavum P Madhavan Nairum (2011) 1993 Bombay, March 12 (2011) Chinatown Arike Ninalum (2011) Living Together (2011) Kandahar (2010) Oru Naal Varum
Oru Naal Varum
(2010) Alexander the great
Alexander the great
(2010) In Ghost House Inn
In Ghost House Inn
(2010) Alexander the great
Alexander the great
(2010) In Ghost House Inn
In Ghost House Inn
(2010) Sagar alias Jacky Reloaded
Sagar alias Jacky Reloaded
(2009) Kurukshetra (2008) Innathe Chintha Vishayam (2008) College Kumaran
College Kumaran
(2008) Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) Chocolate (2007) Hallo (2007) Classmates (2006) Kirtichakra
Kirtichakra
(2006) Prajapathi
Prajapathi
(2006) Vadakkumnathan
Vadakkumnathan
(2006) Thanmathra
Thanmathra
(2005) Black (2004) VettamMazhathulikal, Oru Kathilola (2004) Jalolsavam (2004) Thekkekara Super Fast (2004) Vamanapuram Bus Route (2004) Relax (2003) Chakram
Chakram
(2003) Pattanathil Sundaran (2003) Ammakilikkoodu (2003) Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu (2003) Pattalam (2003) Swapnam Kondu Thulabharam (2003) Chronic Bachelor (2003) Vasanthamallika Kalyanaraman (2002) Meesa Madhavan (2002) Jagathi Jagathish in Town (2002) Mazhathullikkilukkam (2002) Pranyamanithooval (2002) Valkannadi (2002) Videsi Nair Swadesi Nair (2002) Valkannadi (2002) Videsi Nair Swadesi Nair (2002) Majunu (2001) Majunu (2001) Ravanaprabhu
Ravanaprabhu
(2001) Akasthile Paravakal (2001) Ee Parakkum Thalika (2001) Megasandesam (2001) Kakkakuyil
Kakkakuyil
(2001) Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar
(2001) Karumadikkuttan (2001) Vasanthiyum Lakshimiyum Pinne Njanum Chanthu Pottum(2001) – Won National Award for the song "Chanthu Pottum" Narasimham(2000) Thenkasipattanam (2000) Narasimham(2000) Thenkasipattanam (2000) Taj Mahal (2000) Dada Sahib (2000)(as M.G. Sreekumar) Valliettan (2000) Ezhupunna Tharakan (1999) En Swasa Kaatre
En Swasa Kaatre
(1999) Dil Se..
Dil Se..
(1998) Kadhalar Dhinam
Kadhalar Dhinam
(1998) Kabhi na Kabhi
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
Kaalapaani
(1994) Siaisaalai (1994) Doli Saja Ke Rakhna
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna
(1994) Kashmeeram (1994) Pavithram
Pavithram
(1994) Hey Hero
Hey Hero
(1994) Pingami (1994) Devasuram
Devasuram
(1993) Midhunam (1993) Vietnam Colony (1993) Gardish
Gardish
(1993) Yoddha (1992) Champakulam Thachan (1992) Maanthrika Cheppu (1992) Advaitham
Advaitham
(1991) Chanchattam (1991) Ennathe Programme (1991) Kilukkam
Kilukkam
(1991) Godfather (1991) Abhimanyu Kilukkampetti (1991) Kuttapathram (1991) Ulladakkam (1991) Vishnulokam (1991) Oliyampukal (1990) In Harihar Nagar (1990) PavaKoothu (1990) Akkareakkareakkare (1990) Appu (1990) Dr. Pasupathy (1990) His Highness Abdullah
His Highness Abdullah
(1990) – Won National Award for the song "Nadaroopini" Indrajaalam (1990) Kadathanadan Ambadi (1990) (singer) Rajavazhcha (1990) Varthamana Kalam (1990) Adarvam (1989) Vadakkunokkiyanthram (1989) Dasharatham (1989) Kireedam (1989) Mahayanam (1989) Nair Saab (1989) News (1989) Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam (1989) Ramji Rao Speaking
Ramji Rao Speaking
(1989) Chithram (1988) Aaryan (1988) Janmandharam (1988) Mukandetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu (1988) Oru Muthassi Katha (1988) Moonnam Pakkam
Moonnam Pakkam
(1988) Anantaram
Anantaram
(1987) Manivathoorile Aayiram Sivarathrikal
Manivathoorile Aayiram Sivarathrikal
(1987) Thalavattam
Thalavattam
(1986) Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi
Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi
(1986) Onnanam Kunnil Oradi Kunnil (1985) Poochakkoru Mookkuthi (1984) Coolie
Coolie
(1983)

Television[edit]

1997-2010- Sarigamapadanisa/SaReGaMa as Anchor (Asianet) 2007-Idea Star Singer2007 as Judge (Asianet) 2008-Munch Star singer Junior as Judge (Asianet) 2008-Idea Star Singer2008 as Judge (Asianet) 2009-Idea Star SingerSeason 4 as Judge (Asianet) 2010-Idea Star SingerSeason 5 as Judge (Asianet) 2011-2012-Idea Star SingerSeason 6 as Judge (Asianet) 2012-2013- Lunars Comedy Express as Judge ( Asianet
Asianet
Plus) 2013- Champions
Champions
as Judge (Surya Tv) 2014-Sun Feast Star Singer
Star Singer
Season 7 as Judge/co-Host(Stage 1-3) (Asianet) 2014- Oreo
Oreo
Surya Singer season 1 as Judge (Surya Tv) 2015- Aarpoo erroo as Judge (Kairali TV) 2015- Surya Challenge as Team Captain (Surya TV) 2017-Present — Comedy Stars season 2 ( Asianet
Asianet
)

As a composer[edit] M.G .Sreekumar composed many ayyappa and other devotional albums . Out of his majority of songs are written by Rajeev Alunkal and Gireesh puthanchery. FILMS :

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

Awards[edit] 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
Kerala
State Film Awards:

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

Filmfare Awards South:

2016 – Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Malayalam – Oppam–"Chinnamma"

Kerala
Kerala
film critics award

2011 - Best Music director — Arabiyum ottakavum P. Madhavan nayarum

Asianet
Asianet
Film Awards:

2010 – Best Music Diaward r – 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
Surya TV
Awards:

2010 – Best Playback Singer – Oru Naal Varum[3] 2008 – Best Playback Singer – Innathe Chintha Vishayam[4]

Other awards:

2010 – Asiavision Movie Award for Best Music Director – Oru Naal Varum[5] 2008 – Raju Pilakkattu Memorial Award[6] 2008 – Jeevan TV – P. Jayachandran
P. Jayachandran
Award[7] 2012– Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas award 2016- Harivarasanam award and Asia vision award for the Best Male Singer (Minungum Minnaminunge) from the movie "Oppam" . 2017 - Mazhavil mango award : Special
Special
Jury (Chinnama) from the movie "Oppam" .

References[edit]

^ www.mgsreekumar.com Archived 20 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine. ^ http://www.mangalam.com/mangalam-varika/83754 ^ "Surya awards 2010 announced".  ^ "Surya awards".  ^ "Asiavision Movie Awards 2010 winners". Archived from the original on 24 February 2011.  ^ "Award presented to M. G. Sreekumar". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 25 April 2008.  ^ "M.G.Sreekumar wins Jeevan-P.Jayachandran award". 

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National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer

1967–1980

Mahendra Kapoor (1967) Manna Dey
Manna Dey
(1968) S. D. Burman
S. D. Burman
(1969) Manna Dey
Manna Dey
(1970) Hemant Kumar (1971) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
(1972) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
(1973) Mukesh (1974) M. Balamuralikrishna
M. Balamuralikrishna
(1975) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
(1976) Mohammed Rafi
Mohammed Rafi
(1977) Shimoga Subbanna (1978) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1979) Anup Ghoshal (1980)

1981–2000

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1981) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
(1982) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1983) Bhimsen Joshi
Bhimsen Joshi
(1984) Jayachandran (1985) Hemant Kumar (1986) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
(1987) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1988) Ajoy Chakrabarty
Ajoy Chakrabarty
(1989) M. G. Sreekumar
M. G. Sreekumar
(1990) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
(1991) Rajkumar (1992) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
(1993) P. Unni Krishnan
P. Unni Krishnan
(1994) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1995) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1996) Hariharan (1997) Sanjeev Abhyankar
Sanjeev Abhyankar
(1998) M. G. Sreekumar
M. G. Sreekumar
(1999) Shankar Mahadevan
Shankar Mahadevan
(2000)

2001–present

Udit Narayan
Udit Narayan
(2001) Udit Narayan
Udit Narayan
(2002) Sonu Nigam
Sonu Nigam
(2003) Udit Narayan
Udit Narayan
(2004) Naresh Iyer
Naresh Iyer
(2005) Gurdas Maan
Gurdas Maan
(2006) Shankar Mahadevan
Shankar Mahadevan
(2007) Hariharan (2008) Rupam Islam
Rupam Islam
(2009) Suresh Wadkar
Suresh Wadkar
(2010) Anand Bhate
Anand Bhate
(2011) Shankar Mahadevan
Shankar Mahadevan
(2012) Rupankar (2013) Sukhwinder Singh
Sukhwinder Singh
(2014) Mahesh Kale
Mahesh Kale
(2015)

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