Pushpavanam Kuppusamy

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Pushpavanam Kuppusamy Gounder
Native name
Pushpavanam village,Vedaranyam Taluk,Nagapattinam District
Birth nameKuppusamy
OriginTamil 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. [1] 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. [2]

Folk music Music of the people

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 (India) Tamil satellite television station

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 public university in India

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. [3] He is known for his incorporation of social messages through his music. [4]

Kuppusamy has sung film songs for many popular music directors, including Ilaiyaraaja, Vidyasagar, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Devi Sri Prasad, and G. V. Prakash Kumar.

Ilaiyaraaja Indian film singer and composer

Ilaiyaraaja is an Indian film composer, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, orchestrator, conductor-arranger and lyricist who works in the Indian Film Industry, predominantly in Tamil. Widely regarded as one of the greatest Indian music composers, he is credited for introducing western musical sensibilities in the Indian musical mainstream. Reputed to be the world's most prolific composer, he has composed over 7000 songs, provided film scores for more than 1000 movies and performed in more than 20,000 concerts. Being the first Asian to compose a full symphony with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, Ilaiyaraaja is known to have written the entire symphony in less than a month. He is also a gold medalist in classical guitar from Trinity College of Music, London, Distance Learning Channel. In a poll conducted by CNN-IBN celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema in 2013, Ilaiyaraaja was voted as the all-time greatest film-music director of India. US-based world cinema portal "Taste of Cinema" placed Ilaiyaraaja at the 9th position in its list of 25 greatest film composers in the history of cinema and he is the only Indian composer in that list.

Yuvan Shankar Raja Indian musician

Yuvan Shankar Raja is an Indian film score and soundtrack composer and singer-songwriter. He predominantly scores music for Tamil films. Being the youngest son of the legendary composer Ilaiyaraaja, he began his musical career in 1996, at the age of 15, when he composed the film score for Aravindhan. After an initial struggle, he made his big break with the Thulluvadho Ilamai soundtrack (2001), and evolved as one of Tamil cinema's most sought-after composers by the mid-2000s. He is the only Indian composer to win the Cyprus International Film Festival Award in 2006 for the soundtrack of Raam. Yuvan's talent has been often compared with that of Oscar winner A.R.Rahman. His notable works and loyal fanbase earned him the honorific nickname Youth Icon.

Devi Sri Prasad Indian composer and singer

Devi Sri Prasad is an Indian music composer, lyricist, singer, and director. He is best known for his works in the cinema of South India, especially in Telugu cinema. He has won eight Filmfare Awards, seven of which are Filmfare Best Music Director South Awards and one Special Jury Award, five CineMAA Awards - Best Music Director, & one Nandi Award for Best Music Director. Devi also choreographed a song in the Telugu film Kumari 21F.

Kuppusamy is one of the seasonal judges in Vijay TV hosted Airtel Super Singer and Airtel Super Singer Junior.

Star Vijay Indian television channel

Star Vijay commonly known as Vijay TV, is an Indian pay television channel that is owned by the Star India, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company India. The channel broadcasts from Kochar Jade, Guindy, Chennai. Their programs consists of family dramas, comedy series, reality shows, crime-based programmes and movies.

Super Singer is a reality TV singing competition in the Tamil language that is sponsored by the mobile service provider Bharti Airtel. The show is televised in India on Vijay TV, and worldwide through partner broadcasting networks. The show, together with its spin-off editions such as Super Singer Junior, are part of Vijay TV's Super Singer TV series.

Personal life

Kuppusamy is married to Anitha Kuppusamy who is also a singer. [1]


Folk albums

Devotional albums



As Playback singer

FilmSongMusic DirectorCo-Singer(s)
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
Azhagi "Kuruvi Kodanja" Ilaiyaraaja Swarnalatha
Pesadha Kannum Pesume "Jodipotta" Bharani Anuradha Sriram
Ramana "Alli Mudicha" Ilaiyaraaja Swarnalatha
Thendral "Putham Puthu Paatu" Vidyasagar
Perazhagan "Kadhalukku" Yuvan Shankar Raja Sri Vardhini
Sullan "Adho Varaa" Vidyasagar Harini
Thirupaachi "Appan Panna" Dhina Anuradha Sriram
Maayavi "Kaathadi Pole" Devi Sri Prasad Kalpana
6'2 "Pottuthakka" D.Imaan
14 February"Othaiya Rettaiya" Bharathwaj
Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu "Kaadhalai Pirippadhu" Yuvan Shankar Raja Yuvan Shankar Raja
Thirupathi "Keerai Vedhaippom" Bharadwaj
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

As actor

2002 Solla Marantha Kathai Thangar Bachan
2013 Velmurugan Borewell M.P.Gobi


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