The Link Group is proud to announce an evening filled with entertainment like never seen before, with more than 20 international artists consisting of singers, dancers, actors and actresses, and a live manual orchestra headlined by the famous Padma Bhushan Dr. SP Balasubrahmanyam.
Dr. S.P. Balasubramaniyam
Ma Ka Pa Anand
S P BALASUBRAMANIAM BIOGRAPHY
Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam is a prolific Indian singer and actor. He is also known as S. P. B. and Balu in the media.
Early Life And Background
Balasubrahmanyam was born into an orthodox Telugu Brahmin family in Konetammapeta near Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. He is the second son in a family of three sons and five daughters. His father S. P. Sambamurthy was a well-known exponent of Harikatha and his sister S.P. Sailaja is a former actress-singer in Tollywood, married to Subhalekha Sudhakar. He has a daughter, Pallavi and son, S. P. B. Charan.
Balusubrahmanyam took to singing as a hobby during his childhood. He developed an interest in music very early in his life, and had studied notations and learnt to play instruments such as harmonium and flute on his own while listening to his father. His father wanted Balu to become an engineer; this brought him to Ananthpur, where he enrolled for the Engineering course in JNTU. Later, he discontinued the course due to typhoid and then joined AMIE. Meanwhile, he also pursued his hobby and won awards at many singing competitions. There, he was identified as a good singer in annual college programmes. Some friends recommended him to sing in Madras and provided him with referrals.
In 1964, a Madras-based Telugu Cultural Organisation, organized a music competition for amateur singers. Balu won the first prize, and that proved to be a turning point in his life. Music director SP Kodandapani took him under his wing. Offers then poured in from Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam movies.
Before he became a full-fledged cinema singer, SPB was the leader of a light music troupe that comprised of:
* Anirutta, who was working in Corporation and was the harmonium artist.
* Ilaiyaraaja who joined the group as a Guitarist and then moved over to harmonium after Anirutta and became busy in his regular job.
* Baskar, Ilaiyaraaja’s brother who was in charge of Percussion.
* Gangai Amaran another brother of Ilaiyaraaja who was the Guitarist after Ilaiyaraaja moved over to Harmonium.
Balasubrahmanyam made his debut in film music as a singer in Dec 15, 1966, with Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna, a film scored by his mentor Kodandapani. He has sung more than 40,000 songs since then in more than 5 different Indian languages, including Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam. He holds the world record in the Guinness Book of World Records for having sung the most number of song recordings by any singer (the record for a female singer is held by Lata Mangeshkar).
A gifted singer, he is highly regarded for his incredible vocal range, deep rich voice, and mastery of style, technique and control. These qualities allowed him express across various genres of Indian music, and he has been highly sought-after by many of India’s film music composers. His approach to singing is methodical; he perseveres to understand the full meaning of the songs that he sings (many of which are very poetic) and the settings in which these songs are couched in order to make it most effective. S.P.B., though was very young, started singing for many different language films. As he became very busy, at times, he used to sing even 17 songs in 12 hours at the recording theatre. He has also sung in Sanskrit and some regard his pronunciation of this language to be very good. Most of the introduction songs in Chiranjeevi and Rajinikanth films are sung by SPB. Most people feel that Balasubrahmanyam’s voice most suits Kamal Haasan. Sometimes, people cannot even figure out if it is Kamal singing or Balu singing or even Kamal talking or Balu talking.
He virtually monopolised playback singing for more than 30 years in the Telugu, Kannada and Tamil cinema industries. His contemporary Dr. K.J.Yesudas monopolised the Malayalam music industry. SPB sang only a few songs in Malayalam. Although Yesudas’ voice was regarded more suitable for sad songs in Tamil, SPB has also sung some evergreen sad songs in Tamil such as ‘Naanum unthen uravai’,’Nenjukkulle’ and ‘Kuyilappudichu’. He has hosted popular TV shows in Telugu called Paadutha Theeyaga on E-TV, Paadalani Undi on MAA-TV , and a kannada show Ede Thumbi Haaduvenu on ‘E-TV Kannada’ and Tamil show ‘Ennodu Paattu Paadungal’ on JAYA-TV.
* Has recorded over 38,000 plus songs in a span of 40 years, which include film songs and devotional numbers recorded by various recording companies of the country. It’s a world record which will be soon entering into the Guinness Book of World Records
* Has recorded 21 songs in Kannada for the composer Upendra Kumar in Bangalore from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. on February 8, 1981, which is a record.
* Has recorded 19 songs in Tamil in a day, and 16 songs in Hindi in a day, which is a notable achievement.
He has also acted in several movies in full-fledged protagonist roles or in cameo roles. And is also an anchor for a Telugu TV programme by name “Paaduthaa Theeyaga”. On Maa TV, he hosted a children’s singing show called ‘Paadalanivundhi’, which gained a lot of popularity and brought talent from all over Andhra Pradesh.
He is now preparing for another TV show in Telugu named ‘Sunaadha Vinodhini’ on Bhakthi Channel, where he will be exploring more into the devotional side.
Subrahmanyam has also given voice for various artists like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Salman Khan, Bhagyaraj, Mohan, Girish Karnad, Gemini Ganesh, Nagesh, Karthik, Raghuvaran, Vinodkumar, etc. SP. Balasubramanyam was the default dubbing artist for Kamal Hasan’s Telugu movies, dubbed from Tamil.
Sithara Krishnakumar (born 1 July 1986) is an Indian singer. Popularly known by her first name, Sithara is a playback singer in Malayalam who has also recorded songs for a number of Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. Trained in Hindustani and Carnatic classical music traditions, she is also a recognised ghazal singer. She is the recipient of several awards, including two Kerala State Film Awards for Best Singer. She travels extensively and has performed in concerts and stage shows across the world. Folk and fusion being her other areas of interest, she has collaborated with various popular musical bands in Kerala. In 2014, she formed a musical band Eastraga which focuses on a mix of female oriented songs backed by a team of renowned musicians. She’s also part of the 10-member band Project Malabaricus which features contemporarised folk and classical songs.
Sithara started off her playback singing career in the year 2007 with the song Pammi Pammi in Vinayan’s Malayalam film Athishayan. Formerly, she was the winner of several musical talent shows like Asianet Saptha Swarangal (2004), Kairali TV Gandharva Sangeetham (Seniors) and Jeevan TV Voice 2004 which served to bring her multifarious talents to the fore. She also won Jeevan TV’s 20 million Apple Megastars in 2008. She has gained a good reputation as a devoted Ghazal singer and a passionate stage performer of other vocal genres. She has worked with noted composers like Ouseppachan, M. Jayachandran, G. V. Prakash Kumar, Prashant Pillai, Gopi Sundar, Bijibal, Shaan Rahman and rendered her voice to over 300 film songs including Malayalam and other Indian languages. Her works are of various genres which convey the deep rooted understanding of music at many different levels.
In 2017, she turned composer with the single Ente Akasham, Written by herself, it was a tribute to femininity. The video which officially got released at a programme held by Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation to commemorate International Women’s Day, picturized the life of night-time female workers.
She turned film music composer with the film Udalaazham along with Mithun Jayaraj. The film is produced under the banner Doctor’s Dilemma – a doctor’s collective which includes her husband Dr. Sajish. M.
Indian playback singer in Tamil,Kannada and Telugu movies,
Basically a carnatic vocalist, have performed many classical and hindustani concerts.
Started his training under Late. Shri. S.R.V. Sharma of Coimbatore and “Gaana Kala Kesari” Thiru. K.V.Nataraja Bhagavadar of Coimbatore.
his skills were further honed by Thiru. Neyveli.R.Santhanagopalan, who’s classisms are well known.
sung more than 950 film songs and more than 6000 devotional songs in all regional languages.
He has worked with great maestro’s like Mellisai Mannar M.S.Vishwanathan, Isai Gyani Ilayaraja and other leading, up-coming music directors.
Have performed many Star night shows in USA, Canada, Malaysia, Srilanka, Dubai, Penang,Singapore and Australia.
He has been a main judge for many reality shows in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada and other countries……
Nithyashree Venkataramanan Wiki, Biography, Songs, Images, Age, Indian Idol Junior
Nithyashree Venkataramanan is very gorgeous and talented singer who has a huge fan base for her melodious and unique voice. She came to limelight after participated in a most popular show titled as Indian Idol junior season 2015. Nithyashree Venkataramanan is present in the list of Top 5. In very short time, she became a popular female singer with her lovely voice, she was also a runner contestant of Indian idol junior 2015. Check out below for Nithyashree Venkataramanan Wiki, Biography, Songs, Family, Age, Indian Idol Junior
The young singer on her Indian Idol experience, career in music and more
Nithyashree Venkataramanan is busy brushing up on Accountancy for her upcoming board examinations. She hates the subject and she knows she’s already missed almost four months of lessons in the last year.
That’s when she was on the sets of the popular Indian Idol, where she was eventually named runner-up. Nithyashree, the first contestant from Tamil Nadu to reach the finals, is already popular in the musical circuit in Chennai, thanks to her stint in Airtel Super Singer Junior. She also recently received the Young Achiever Award of the Rotary Club of Madras.
The Indian Idol experience seems to have taught the 16-year-old a lot. “All the participants stayed in the same hotel; we had no television, no telephone,” she recalls, “It was all very systematic and strict; our practice sessions were closely monitored.”
It was those 78 days in Mumbai that brought Nithyashree, a happy-go-lucky girl from Anna Nagar, out of her comfort zone. The language was an issue; she struggled with Hindi. “I was the only person who spoke English… so much so that everybody started calling me ‘Miss English’. I had to work a lot with Anand Sharma sir and Anuj sir to correct my pronunciation.”
Her musical journey started when she was quite young — four, to be precise — when she corrected a tune sung by her mother. “Amma was super excited,” she recalls. “She immediately called my father, who took off from office and came home. There was major excitement.”
It didn’t stop there. Her parents immediately started training her in Carnatic music; in a year, the five-year-old was part of her father’s band.
Her association with Tamil musical reality show Super Singer brought her into the limelight.
Again, she was young — just nine — and in a category (six to 15 years) with stiff competition, but she came through as one of the favourites. “There was a lot of learning involved; I had a nasality in my voice that voice coach Ananth sir helped me get rid of,” she states.
Soon, film offers came in. Yuvan Shankar roped her in for a song in Avan Ivan and Dheena got her to sing four songs in Jamai. “My role model is Asha Bhosle; she is such a versatile singer and can handle any genre that comes her way. I want to imbibe that quality.”
Also on her wishlist is getting on stage for a full-fledged classical concert. “That has been one of amma’s dreams too,” she says, “But she wants me to be fully trained before I take that step.”
One of the biggest challenges for Nithyashree, now a performer too, is the pressure of being a professional singer at such a young age. “Usually, when my friends are playing, I am practising… but I feel that’s okay because I love what I do,” says the Class XII student of SBOA School and Junior College. A fine music-life balance is something Nithyashree has to work on in the future. For now, her concentration is on getting the balance sheet right.
Lakshman Sruthi – The Musical Consortium was founded by V. Raman & V. Lakshmanan in the year 2003.
The Lakshman Sruthi Orchestra is a Manual Orchestra founded by V. Lakshmanan in the name of Sruthi Innisai mazhai in 1987 with 10 students; since then, it has performed over 7,800 times in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, and across the world. This orchestra maintains completely manual orchestration: it does not use synthesizers or any other electronic equipment.
It was the first orchestra to carry out a 36-hour non-stop light music performance on 17–18 December 1994 at Kamarajar Arangam in Chennai, India. In doing so, it set a world record. The performance was inaugurated by Padmashree Dr. K. J. Yesudas and watched by an audience of 24,000 people. This audience included M. S. Viswanathan, T. K. Ramamoorthy, Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja, Sankar Ganesh, Gangai Amaran, Isai Puyal Oscar winner A. R. Rahman, T. Rajendar, R. Pandiarajan and Ramarajan. As well as performing its own shows, the Lakshman Sruthi Orchestra also put on a show with the well-known playback singers Dr. K. J. Yesudas and Dr. S. P. Balasubramanyam performing together in Paris, France. This same combo was promoted all over the world, with a total of 14 stage shows so far.
After the great success in light music orchestra, Lakshman Sruthi started their own musicals store in Ashok Nagar, Chennai, India the name of Lakshman Sruthi Musicals in 2003 and it was inaugurated by Padma Bhushan Dr. Kamal Hassan
More budding started founding various musical instruments in Lakshman Sruthi musicals and more musicians started connecting with Lakshman Sruthi and it becomes popular day by day so later the junction named by the public as Lakshman Sruthi Signal.
LS Music School started in the year 2003 and successfully completed 13 years of service recently and marching ahead to scale new heights. This school gained a very good reputation as one of the premier institutions in Chennai excellence in the feel to study music with more than one thousand students have been enrolled for the ongoing academic period of training in vocal and various music instruments. Course offered Diploma/Certificate courses in Carnatic, Hindustani, Light Music and western music recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and affiliated to Vels University, Chennai, India.
Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru is an iconic music festival, which has been conducted consecutively since 2005. It is an eight-day Carnatic music festival lasting from 18 – 25 December every year at Kamarajar Arangam,Teynampet, Chennai. Performances by leading Carnatic and Hindustani stalwarts, legends, upcoming talents, musicians, dancers, and discourses have been scheduled elaborately in this weeklong event with more than 50 enchanting shows commencing from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.
Carnatic musicians and Rasikas of classical music, Thiruvaiyaru is also the place to go beyond the limitation of language, religion, caste, creed, and nationality and understand their true self through music. In 2005, Lakshman Sruthi promoted a platform for Indian Classical Music festival in Chennai in the name of Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru this festival provides a forum for established artists as well as new talent to exhibit their musical skills.
Ma Ka Pa Anand is an Indian television presenterwho has been working with Star Vijay. He has hosted Airtel Super Singer, Athu Ithu Ethu, Kings of Dance , KPY champions, Mrs. Chinnathirai and Cinema Kaaram Coffee. Anand previously worked for six years with Radio Mirchi in Dubai. He started his acting career with the film Vanavarayan Vallavarayan in 2014.