Hariharan is a famous Indian reproduction singer. Hariharan was born in April 1955 in Kerala. He studied at the University of SIES. He is the son of Shrimati Alamelu and Anantha Subramani Iyer. His two parents are Carnatic singers.
He was inspired by his parents. He is known for his songs by Ghazal. He sang Aabshar-e-Ghazal with Asha Bhosle. He has sung for many Indian films like Bhojpuri, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu. At first, he started with television programs.
Hariharan entered into Tamil films with famous music director A. R. Rahman. He sang the famous patriotic song “Tamizha Tamizha”. After that, they worked on several film songs like Muthu, Jeans, Indian, Taal, Shivaji Guru etc. he sang more than 200 songs in Hindi and Tamil and 500 songs formed a two-headed band in connection with Leslie. Machine gun. They sang for many private albums. He also starred as an actor in the Tamil film Power of Women.
From there Hariharan learned Carnatic musical skills. He was also exposed to Hindustani music from an early age. In his youth, inspired by Mehdi Hassan songs Jagjit Singh and Hariharan developed a passion for ghazals and Hindustani music started by Ghulam Mustafa Khan training Ustad. I sang nine hours every day.
The Hariharan employee also attached great importance to learning Urdu when he decided to become a Ghazal singer. He developed his standards Urdu, that even his audience in Lucknow, in the heart of the language, captivated the diction.
In 1977, Hariharan took the first prize at the All-India Singaar Competition and was immediately hired by the late music director Jaidev to sing for the Indian film Gaman. His first song “Ajeeb Saaneha Mujh by Guzar Gaya Yaaron” in this film was a hit that Hariharan won an award from the state of Uttar Pradesh, and was nominated for Best Singer Prix, and Hariharan’s career took off
Hariharan has been one of the most reliable vocalists AR Rahman and sung many songs for him in a long list of films like Roja, Minsara Kanavu, Jeans, India Mudhalvan, Taal, Bombay, Rangeela, Indira, Iruvar, Anbe Aaruyire, Kangalal Kaithu Sci Shivaji Alaipayuthey, Kannathil Muthamittal, Guru, etc.
In 1998, Hariharan won the National Award for Best Playback Singers for the soulful interpretation of the song “Dushman Bhai Simply” Border Indian movie, composed by Anu Malik.
In 2004 Hariharan received the prestigious Padma Shri and Yesudas Award for outstanding musical achievements.
Hariharan also worked with the band in Pakistan strings for a song called Bolus Bolo. Hariharan has released an album titled “Destiny with Punjabi artist/bhangra Daler Mehndi”. Ghazal’s latest album “Lahore Ke Rang Hari ke sang” with renowned composers from Pakistan ghazal earned him rave reviews and critical acclaim inside and outside of India.
Hariharan also coined the term “Urdu Blues” with his hit album “Kaash” featuring musicians like Anandan Sivamani, the master of percussion, Ustaad Rashid Mustafa in the table, Ustad Ali Khan Liyaqat on sitar and Sultan Khan on sarangi.
Hariharan also worked with tabla maestro Zakir Hussain in his album Ghazal Haazir. Two years ago, he also had an opportunity to sing in front of Sathya Sai Baba.