Nagoor Babu, known by his stage name Mano, is an Indian playback singer, voice-over artist, actor, producer, television anchor and music composer. He is a recipient of several awards such as the Nandi Awards from the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Kalaimamani award from the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Mano has recorded more than 3,000 songs for various Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Oriya and Bollywood films. He has also performed for over 3000 live concerts across the continents. Notably, he has recorded 2,000 songs for music director Ilayaraja.
Madhu Balakrishnan is an Indian playback singer who sings in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Tulu and is renowned for his extensive breath control.
He is recipient of several awards including Soma Award for Best Male Playback singer, Ujala Asianet Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the movie Rock N Roll, Kalaimamani award for excellence in music, dance, cinema and art conferred by the Tamil Nadu state government, Mirchi Music Award for Best Male Singer for “Pichai Pathiram” from the movie Naan Kadavul.
Malgudi Subha is an Indian playback singer. She has recorded songs in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. In career spanning two decades, she sang more than 3000 songs. She counts Usha Uthup among her role models. She is a great fan of Kishore Kumar.
She began her career by providing vocals for ad jingles composed by people like A. R. Rahman and Viji Manuel. She debuted as a playback singer in the film Nadodi Thendral, with music by Ilayaraja. Prominent Indian composer A. R. Rahman’s debut album, Set Me Free (also called Shubhaa Set Me Free), had all its songs sung by Malgudi Shubha. The album, which was released in the early 1990s by some local labels, went unnoticed, but became a good seller when it was re-released in 1996 by the label Magnasound.
Her first successful Telugu album, Chikpak Chikbhum, which was released in Chennai, sold ten lakh copies. The songs were composed by Raj-Koti, under whom A. R. Rahman was assisted. She has appeared as a judge on the Malayalam language music competition program Idea Star Singer. She is a judge in Star Singer 2 (Kannada), airing on Asianet Suvarna from 7-8 pm on weekdays. She is also a judge in the Tamil music competition program Super Singer in Star Vijay.
As a 5-year-old, Gurucharan was casually coaxed by his grandmothers, the Sikkil Sisters, to sing some tune. After a little cajoling, he sang a popular film song. The sisters, especially Smt. Neela, were amazed at the "sruthi sudhham" or tonal perfection in his singing and also the near-perfect alignment of the notes. Together they decided that he must pursue vocal music. Almost every second member in the family had been trained in flute. But they were insistent that this boy should pursue singing, especially since he had shown immense promise at that age.
Apart from performing the traditional Carnatic music concerts conforming to the Paddathi style, Sikkil Gurucharan and pianist Anil Srinivasan, have brought together the classical piano and Carnatic vocal music to create a format which has been termed as "devastatingly beautiful" by the legendary guitarist, John McLaughlin. Their music which has gathered followers in India, Singapore, Australia, USA and Europe in a short span of time, presents and preserves classical music in a way that reaches out to the younger listeners of music but at the same time, satisfies the puritans who look out for the aesthetic value. They have several albums to their credit. The duo has performed with renowned artists like the Dhananjayans, Anita Ratnam, Anandavalli, Ramli Ibrahim and Muraad Ali among others. He is a recipient of several awards in his filed.
Mukesh is an Indian film Singer, who has worked predominantly in Tamil movie industry. He has worked in popular movies like Angusam, Kaaviya Thalaivan. His rendition of ullathil nalla ullam from the Classic “Karnan” invokes great memories of the past and reflect the innate talent of this young singer. He has several Tamil Film songs hits to his credit.
For the First time, Classical Music with Tamil devotional will be taught by the one only Kalaimamani Shri Veeramani Raju . The way to compose songs and sing naama sankeerthanam on stage will be taught for by Veeramani Raju.
Shri Veeramni Raju has been conferred with title, "IRAI ISAI THENRAL" by Murugan Adiyargal, "IYYAPPA AMIRTHA GANA BHASKARAN" by Sri Sri Sathguru Santhananda Swamigal, "DHEIVEEGA PAADAGAR" by Kachaleeswarar temple Murugan Adiyar Thirukkootam and many more titles to his credit. He has been nominated as "Asthana Vidwan" of Mariamman Temple, Singapore.