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Pushpavanam Kuppusamy Gounder
Pushpavanam village,Vedaranyam Taluk,Nagapattinam District
|Origin||Tamil Nadu, India|
|Genres||Tamil Folk Art, Playback singer|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, author|
Pushpavanam Kuppusamy is a Tamil folk singer, lyricist, writer and music composer of Tamil folk art. He has been credited for reviving the Naatupura Paatu a Tamil folk art. Together with his wife Anitha Kuppusamy, he has conducted several music concerts of Tamil folk songs.Kuppuswamy is also an playback singer. The couple have together brought out several albums of authentic Tamil folk music. He has also written books on Tamil Folk songs. He appears on Television Channels like Sun TV, Vijay TV, and Makkal TV performing musical shows. He is a recipient of Kalaimamani award from the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Folk music includes traditional folk music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th-century folk revival. Some types of folk music may be called world music. Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted orally, music with unknown composers, or music performed by custom over a long period of time. It has been contrasted with commercial and classical styles. The term originated in the 19th century, but folk music extends beyond that.
Anitha Kuppusamy is a Tamil folk and Carnatic singer, and television host known for her 'Naatupura Pattu', a Tamil folk art. Anitha aspired to become a singer from a young age. Apart from singing, Anitha has appeared as a judge on several television reality shows. Anitha has written few books on cookery and appeared in cookery shows on TV.
Sun TV is an Indian Tamil language cable and satellite television channel launched on 14 April 1993. It is the flagship channel of the Chennai-based Sun TV Network. It was founded and is owned by Kalanidhi Maran. Sun TV launched its HD version on 11 December 2011. Sun TV was the most viewed entertainment channel in India. BARC reports say Sun TV as No.1 Entertainment Channel Sun TV on 14 April 2019 completes 26 years in TV industry with Silver Jubilee. Sun TV launched its second GEC, Sun Life Channel which telecasted retro songs and movies is repositioned as Sun TV second GEC channel by 7 October 2018, The channel will focus more on urban and youth related contents.
Kuppusamy studied music at Madras University and gained M.A., M. Phil., Ph.,D.,in music. He got PhD from Queen Mary's College, Chennai. Sathyabhama University gave Honorary Doctorate to Kuppusamy for his contribution to music.
University of Madras is a public state university in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Established in 1857, it is one of the third oldest universities in India immediately after University of Calcutta and University of Mumbai .The university was incorporated by an act of the Legislative Council of India.
Along with his wife, he has performed around 3000 shows in India and abroad.He is known for his incorporation of social messages through his music.
Kuppusamy has sung film songs for many popular music directors, including Ilaiyaraaja, Vidyasagar, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Devi Sri Prasad, and G. V. Prakash Kumar.
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Kuppusamy is one of the seasonal judges in Vijay TV hosted Airtel Super Singer and Airtel Super Singer Junior.
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Kuppusamy is married to Anitha Kuppusamy who is also a singer.
|Valli Vara Pora||"Ponnu Romba Joruthan"||K. S. Mani Oli||Anitha Kuppusamy|
|Arasiyal||"Arasiyal Arasiyal"||Vidyasagar||Anitha Kuppusamy|
|Oru Maravathoor Kanavu ( Malayalam)||"Sundariye Sundariye"||Vidyasagar||K. J. Yesudas, Sujatha|
|Desiya Geetham||"Mannana Poranthavuga"||Ilaiyaraaja|
|Kadhal Kavithai||"Aalana Naal Mudhala"||Ilaiyaraaja||Sowmya Raoh|
|Edhirum Pudhirum||"Kathu Pasanga"||Vidyasagar||Malaysia Vasudevan, Anuradha Sriram|
|Edhirum Pudhirum||"Thottu Thottu Pesum"||Vidyasagar||Swarnalatha|
|Karisakattu Poove||"Manasirukka Manasirukka"||Ilaiyaraaja||Swarnalatha|
|Karisakattu Poove||"Kuchanooru"||Ilaiyaraaja||Anitha Kuppusamy|
|Pesadha Kannum Pesume||"Jodipotta"||Bharani||Anuradha Sriram|
|Thendral||"Putham Puthu Paatu"||Vidyasagar|
|Perazhagan||"Kadhalukku"||Yuvan Shankar Raja||Sri Vardhini|
|Thirupaachi||"Appan Panna"||Dhina||Anuradha Sriram|
|Maayavi||"Kaathadi Pole"||Devi Sri Prasad||Kalpana|
|14 February||"Othaiya Rettaiya"||Bharathwaj|
|Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu||"Kaadhalai Pirippadhu"||Yuvan Shankar Raja||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Agaram||"Tappu Egirippogum"||Yuvan Shankar Raja||Tippu|
|Thiruvannamalai||"Namma Nadai"||Srikanth Deva|
|Nanjupuram||"Oorula Unakoru Medai"||Raaghav|
|Kazhugu||"Vaadi Vaadi"||Yuvan Shankar Raja||SuVi|
|Saguni||"Annachi Ammachi"||G. V. Prakash Kumar||Maya Manikandan|
|Madha Yaanai Koottam||"Kombu Oothi"||N. R. Raghunanthan||Anand Aravindakshan|
|Veeram||"Jing Chikka Jing Chikka"||Devi Sri Prasad||Magizhini Manimaaran|
|Trisha Illana Nayanthara||"Trisha Illana Nayanthara"||G.V. Prakash Kumar||Arunraja Kamaraj|
|2002||Solla Marantha Kathai||Thangar Bachan|
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