M. G. Sreekumar

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M. G. Sreekumar
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Born
Malabar Gopalan Sreekumar

(1957-05-25) 25 May 1957 (age 65) [1]
Occupation
  • Singer
  • composer
  • music producer
  • film producer
  • TV host
Years active1978–present
Spouse
Lekha Sreekumar
(m. 2000)
Parents
  • M. Gopalan Nair (father)
  • Kamalakshi Amma (mother)
Relatives
Awards See below
Musical career
Genres
Instrument(s)Vocals
Labels

Malabar Gopalan Sreekumar (born 25 May 1957), better known as M.G. Sreekumar is an Indian playback singer, composer, music producer, television presenter and film producer, who works predominantly in Malayalam cinema. He has sung more than 2000 songs in various Indian languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and Sanskrit. He owns a music company named KMG Musics and the Saregama School of Music in Thiruvananthapuram. Sreekumar has won several awards, [2] including two National Film Awards, three Kerala State Film Awards and 5 Filmfare Awards South. He was also honoured with the Harivarasanam Award by the Government of Kerala in 2016. His career as a singer spans over 44 years. [3] [4]

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Career

Sreekumar made his debut in the Malayalam movie Coolie (1983) Directed by Ashok Kumar. The Malayalam movie Chithram (1988) directed by Priyadarshan, starring Mohanlal, was the first where Sreekumar sang all the songs. He has sung more than 35,000 songs [5] for films in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu.[ citation needed ]

He worked as music director in Malayalam films such as Chathurangam (2002) and Thandavam (2002), Priyadarshan's Kanchivaram (2008), Mohanlal's Alexander the Great and Oru Naal Varum.[ citation needed ]

He anchored a TV show named SaReGaMa on Asianet and was a judge for the reality show Idea Star Singer . Now he is a judge in Top Singer on Flowers TV.[ citation needed ]

His appointment as chairman of Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Akademi by the LDF government of Kerala sparked controversy due to his close relations with its political rival BJP. [6]

Personal life

Sreekumar was born on May 25, 1957 at Haripad, in Alappuzha district, Kerala as the younger son of music composer and harmonist Malabar Gopalan Nair and Harikatha exponent Kamalakshi Amma. [7] He is the younger brother of popular music director M. G. Radhakrishnan and popular Carnatic musician Dr. K. Omanakkutty, who were both much elder to him. Sreekumar and Lekha, his future wife, first saw each other in 1988 at Thycaud Dharma Sastha Temple, Thiruvananthapuram, but they met each other only few days later after a concert. Gradually, they developed friendship and later began living together. Sreekumar and Lekha married on 14 January 2000 at the Mookambika Temple, Kollur. [8] [9]

Discography

Singer

Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Hindi

Composer

Beside films, Sreekumar has composed many devotional albums. Majority of his songs are written by Rajeev Alunkal and Gireesh Puthenchery.

Television

YearTitleRoleChannelNotes
1997-2010Sarigamapadanisa
/SaReGaMa
Anchor Asianet
2004Kadamattathu kathanarSinger in church(Special appearance)Asianet
2007 Idea Star Singer2007Judge Asianet
2008Munch Star singer JuniorJudge Asianet
2008 Idea Star Singer2008Judge Asianet
2009 Idea Star SingerSeason 4Judge Asianet
2010 Idea Star SingerSeason 5Judge Asianet
2011-2012 Idea Star SingerSeason 6Judge Asianet
2012-2013 Lunars Comedy Express Judge Asianet Plus
2013 Champions Judge Surya Tv
2014Sunfeast Star Singer Season 7Judge/co-Host(Stage 1-3) Asianet
2014 Oreo Surya Singer season 1Judge Surya Tv
2015Aarpoo errooJudge Kairali TV
2015Surya ChallengeTeam Captain Surya TV
2017-2018Comedy Stars season 2JudgeAsianet
2018-2020 Top singer Judge Flowers
2020–presentParayam NedamAnchor Amrita TV
2020–2022 Top Singer Season 2 Judge Flowers
2021 Top Singer Star Night Judge Flowers
2021Sing N WinJudge Flowers USA
2021 Music Ulsav Judge Flowers
2021–presentEenangalude GandharvanAnchor Flowers
2022-present Top Singer Season 3 Judge Flowers

Awards

National Film Awards:

Kerala State Film Awards:

Filmfare Awards South:

Kerala Film Critics Awards

Asianet Film Awards:

Surya TV Awards:

Other awards:

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