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Hariharan

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Hariharan’s biography

Hariharan (born 3 April 1955 in Puthan Theruvu (Thiruvananthapuram), Kerala) is an Indian playback singer in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, & Telugu movies, an established ghazal singer, and one of the pioneers of Indian fusion music.

Hariharan grew up in Mumbai, and has bachelor degrees in science and law. The son of renowned Carnatic vocalists, Shrimati Alamelu and the late H.A.S. Mani (full name:anantha Subramani Iyer), Hariharan inherited his parents' musical talents. Alamelu was Hariharan's first guruji (mentor). From here he picked up Carnatic music skills. He was also exposed to Hindustani music from a young age. In his teens, inspired by the songs of Mehdi Hassan and Jagjit Singh, Hariharan developed a passion for ghazals and started training in Hindustani music from Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. He used to put in nine hours of singing practice everyday. The committed Hariharan also put heart and soul into learning Urdu when he decided to become a ghazal singer. He has perfected his Urdu diction to such standards that even his audiences in Lucknow, the heartland of the language, have been wowed over.

In 1977, Hariharan bagged the top prize in the All-India Sur Singaar competition and was promptly signed on by the late music director Jaidev to sing for the Hindi film Gaman. His debut song "Ajeeb Saane He Mujh Par Qarar" in that movie became such a hit that it won Hariharan an Uttar Pradesh state award, as well as a Best Singer National Award nomination, and Hariharan's playback singing career took off.

Hariharan grew up in Mumbai, and has bachelor degrees in science and law. The son of renowned Carnatic vocalists, Shrimati Alamelu and the late H.A.S. Mani (full name:anantha Subramani Iyer), Hariharan inherited his parents' musical talents. Alamelu was Hariharan's first guruji (mentor). From here he picked up Carnatic music skills. He was also exposed to Hindustani music from a young age. In his teens, inspired by the songs of Mehdi Hassan and Jagjit Singh, Hariharan developed a passion for ghazals and started training in Hindustani music from Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. He used to put in nine hours of singing practice everyday. The committed Hariharan also put heart and soul into learning Urdu when he decided to become a ghazal singer. He has perfected his Urdu diction to such standards that even his audiences in Lucknow, the heartland of the language, have been wowed over.

In 1977, Hariharan bagged the top prize in the All-India Sur Singaar competition and was promptly signed on by the late music director Jaidev to sing for the Hindi film Gaman. His debut song "Ajeeb Saane He Mujh Par Qarar" in that movie became such a hit that it won Hariharan an Uttar Pradesh state award, as well as a Best Singer National Award nomination, and Hariharan's playback singing career took off.

Hariharan grew up in Mumbai, and has bachelor degrees in science and law. The son of renowned Carnatic vocalists, Shrimati Alamelu and the late H.A.S. Mani (full name:anantha Subramani Iyer), Hariharan inherited his parents' musical talents. Alamelu was Hariharan's first guruji (mentor). From here he picked up Carnatic music skills. He was also exposed to Hindustani music from a young age. In his teens, inspired by the songs of Mehdi Hassan and Jagjit Singh, Hariharan developed a passion for ghazals and started training in Hindustani music from Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. He used to put in nine hours of singing practice everyday. The committed Hariharan also put heart and soul into learning Urdu when he decided to become a ghazal singer. He has perfected his Urdu diction to such standards that even his audiences in Lucknow, the heartland of the language, have been wowed over.

In 1977, Hariharan bagged the top prize in the All-India Sur Singaar competition and was promptly signed on by the late music director Jaidev to sing for the Hindi film Gaman. His debut song "Ajeeb Saane He Mujh Par Qarar" in that movie became such a hit that it won Hariharan an Uttar Pradesh state award, as well as a Best Singer National Award nomination, and Hariharan's playback singing career took off.

Top tracks of Hariharan
 Nenjukkul Peidhidum from Album Vaaranam Aayiram (Tamil)44637
 Mudhal Mazhai from Album Bheemaa (Tamil)20284
 Pachai Niramey from Album Alai Payuthey (Tamil)9432
 Manasa from Album Munna (tlg) (Telugu)7755
 Kandukonden Kandukonden from Album Kandukonden Kandukonden (Tamil)6978
 Alai Payuthey from Album Alai Payuthey (Tamil)6814
 Ragasiya Kanavugal from Album Bheemaa (Tamil)6787
 Sutrum Vizhisudharthan Kannam from Album Kandukonden Kandukonden (Tamil)5054
 Manjal Veiyil from Album Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (Tamil)4923
 Arima Arima from Album Enthiran (Tamil)4864
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S R Deshmukh on Hariharan:
18 Feb,2011 at 06:20 AM
Gazals of Hariharan means Feeling of "Sachcha Dard"
Subhash Kumar Basu on Hariharan:
20 Nov,2010 at 01:50 AM
In one Word " WONDER".
Akhter Hossain on Hariharan:
20 Jul,2010 at 10:36 AM
He is here to break every ghazal singers all time records. His selection of poetry, raga and taal is simply superb. I pray for his good health. God bless him. I believe he is the king in ghazal singing as of today.
Subashree on Hariharan:
11 Jul,2010 at 11:56 AM
Mr.hari is gifted with a 8th wonder voice...

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