M. G. Sreekumar
Malabar Gopalan Sreekumar
25 May 1957
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,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.
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 [ citation needed ]for films in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu.
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.
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.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.
Beside films, Sreekumar has composed many devotional albums. Majority of his songs are written by Rajeev Alunkal and Gireesh Puthenchery.
|2004||Kadamattathu kathanar||Singer in church(Special appearance)||Asianet|
|2007||Idea Star Singer2007||Judge||Asianet|
|2008||Munch Star singer Junior||Judge||Asianet|
|2008||Idea Star Singer2008||Judge||Asianet|
|2009||Idea Star SingerSeason 4||Judge||Asianet|
|2010||Idea Star SingerSeason 5||Judge||Asianet|
|2011-2012||Idea Star SingerSeason 6||Judge||Asianet|
|2012-2013||Lunars Comedy Express||Judge||Asianet Plus|
|2014||Sunfeast Star Singer Season 7||Judge/co-Host(Stage 1-3)||Asianet|
|2014||Oreo Surya Singer season 1||Judge||Surya Tv|
|2015||Aarpoo erroo||Judge||Kairali TV|
|2015||Surya Challenge||Team Captain||Surya TV|
|2017-2018||Comedy Stars season 2||Judge||Asianet|
|2020–present||Parayam Nedam||Anchor||Amrita TV|
|2020–2022||Top Singer Season 2||Judge||Flowers|
|2021||Top Singer Star Night||Judge||Flowers|
|2021||Sing N Win||Judge||Flowers USA|
|2022-present||Top Singer Season 3||Judge||Flowers|
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