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|Birth name||Needhi Mohan|
|Also known as||M. Satyan, Needhi Mohan|
|Born||31 May 1980|
|Origin||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Occupation(s)||Playback singer, composer|
Satyan, (Satyan Mahalingam), is an Indian playback singer and composer.  He is best known for performing the hit numbers "Kalakkapovathu Yaaru" ( Vasool Raja MBBS ), "Sil Sil" ( Arinthum Ariyamalum ) and the title track from Boss Engira Bhaskaran  and Thee Mugam Dhaan ( Nerkonda Paarvai )
Satyan Mahalingam was born on 31 May 1980 to Mr. Mahalingam and Mrs. Mariammal in Chennai, India. During his high school and college years, he was called "Needhi Mohan", but changed his name into "M. Satyan" later on. He developed interest in music at an early age and started singing in light music orchestras at the age of 15. Though he completed MBA, his passion towards music made him pursue musical career. He married Ms.Nithya Rengarajan in 2009 and the couple has 2 daughters viz Sudhantra and Niranthra
Satyan had been singing in numerous light music orchestras since 1996. He had also performed for many of the leading orchestras in Tamil Nadu. In fact, he had performed in more than 2500 stage shows during his singing career as a light music singer.
In 2004, Satyan entered the Tamil Film Industry, was introduced by Music Director Baradwaj. He started his career as a play back singer in the film Vasool Raja MBBS by singing the popular songKalakka Povadhu Yaaru with Padmasree Kamalhaasan. Subsequently, Satyan had sung over 150 songs in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. He had performed several star musical shows in India and all over the world in countries like Canada, United States, Australia, Japan, Hongkong, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Sri Lanka, London, Paris and Russia. Besides being a playback singer, Satyan had also been working as music composer since 2008. He had composed and programmed over 100 jingles and music albums for Shakthi FM, Sri Lanka and for various ad agencies in India. Notably, he composed a devotional song for the Nallur Murugan Temple (Sri Lanka), which was sung by legendary singers, lateT. M. Soundararajan and P. Susheela. He has also composed devotional songs sung by great singers like Late S.P Balasubramaniam, Vani Jeyaram, T.L Maharajan, L.R Eswari and Mano.
Satyan gave his debut as Music Composer in Tamil Film Industry in the movie Vizhithiru. He is currently working as composer in 3 movies in Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.
He also has a his own Music Live Band called ASTHRAAS, which has performed all over the world.
The following is an incomplete list of popular songs sung by Satyan Mahalingam.  
|2004||"Kalakka Povadhu Yaaru"||Vasool Raja MBBS||Bharadwaj|
|2005||"Sil Sil Sil Mazhaiye"||Arindhum Ariyaamalum||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2007||"Sollamale"||Naalaiya Pozhuthum Unnodu||Srikanth Deva|
|2007||"Gulla Gulla Dracula"||Muni||Bharadwaj|
|2008||"Yahoo Yahoo"||Aegan||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2008||"Dosthu Bada Dosthu"||Saroja||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2010||"Ada Boss Boss"||Boss Engira Bhaskaran||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2010||"Kuppathu Rajakkal"||Baana Kaathadi||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2011||"Avanapathi"||Avan Ivan||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2011||"Paparayudu"||Panjaa||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2012||"Aambalaikkum Pombalaikkum"||Kazhugu||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2012||"Theeye Theeye"||Maattrraan||Harris Jayaraj|
|2012||"Adikkadi Mudi"||Ponmaalai Pozhudhu||C. Sathya|
|2012||"Podi Vechi Pudippan"||Attakathi||Santhosh Narayanan|
|2012||"Dhoorathil Unnaipaartha"||Veyilodu Vilayadu||Karthik Raja|
|2012||"Kannaale Kaditham"||Theni Maavattam||Wesly|
|2013||"Ulladha naan solla"||Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2013||"Rathathin Nuraiya"||Mathil Mel Poonai||Ganesh Raghavendra|
|2013||"Aagaayam Boomikkellam"||6 Candles||Srikanth Deva|
|2013||"Boy Friend"||6 Candles||Srikanth Deva|
|2013||"Eppadi Ennul "||Nugam||D.J.Gopinath|
|2013||"Oo la la"||Naadi Thudikkudhadi||Ilayaraja|
|2013||"Kutti puli"||Thuppakki||Harris Jayaraj|
|2014||"Uyrin Maeloru Uyirvanthu"||Vadacurry||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2019||"The Theme - Thee Mugam Dhaan"||Nerkonda Paarvai||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|N/A||"Laka Laka Rajini Sir"||Aachariyangal Unlimited||Ganesh Raghavendra|
|NA||"Minu Minukkum"||Thulli Ezhunthathu Kadhal||Bobo Sasi|
|NA||"Unnai Vittu"||"Padam Paarthu Kathai Sol"||Ganesh Raghavendra|
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