M. Balamuralikrishna was born on 06-07-1930 in Sankaraguptam, East Godavari in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. He is an Indian singer, musician, composer, music director, playback singer, singer and movie actor. He has Sang Songs Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu and Tamil Language Film.
|Real Name||Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 64 kg
in Pounds- 141 lbs
|Date of Birth||6 July 1930|
|Date of Death||22 November 2016 (aged 86) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Age (as in 2016)||86 Years|
|Birth Place||Sankaraguptam, Malikipuram, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Cancer|
|Hometown||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Debut||Film Debut: Oho Ho Vilasala song in Sati Savitri (1957, Telugu film)|
|Family||Father Pattabiramayya (Musician)
Mother– Suryakantamma (Musician)
Brother– Not Known
Sister– Not Known
|Girls, Affairs and More|
Interesting Facts About M. Balamuralikrishna
- Smokes M. Balamuralikrishna?: Not known
- Does M. Balamuralikrishna Drink Alcohol?: Not Known
- Balamuralikrishna was called by his father “Murali Krishnan”. Later, the prefix Bala was given in his name by a Hari Katha performer, Musunuri Satyanarayana, after which he became known as Balamuralikrishna.
- He is said to be the descendant of sacred composer Thyagaraja in the 5th generation in Guru-Shishya-Parampara.
- His father was a very popular musician who used to play the flute, and his mother was a renowned Veena player.
- His mother died when he was just 2 weeks old, after which he was raised by his father.
- At first his father was against his violin playing. Once he played his instrument in his absence and when his father saw it, he admitted and played Bhairavi ata thala varnam. Afterwards, his father was impressed and allowed him to play his reinstatement.
- At the age of 9, he began to perform at music concerts. Due to his amazing voice, he immediately gained fame and recognition, and All India Radio (AIR), Chennai, cast him, a children’s artist, in the list of A-grade artists.
- He was a prolific violin, viola, Khanjira, Veena and Mrudangam player.
- He composed music for the first Sanskrit film Adi Sankarar (1983).
- He is the only Indian musician to receive the National Award for classical music, music direction and film playback.
- He made a great contribution to the world of carnatic music. He was not satisfied with the fame and recognition he gained through performances in concerts.
- He composed a detailed work, known as Raganga Ravali, on 72 Melakarta (Basic Scales of Carnatic Music), just at the age of 14.
- He created several new ragas like Mahati, Sumukham, Trisakthi, Sarvashri, Omkari, Janasamodini, Manorama, Rohini, Vallabhi, Lavangi, Pratimadhyamavathi, Sushama etc.
- In 1957 he sang his first movie song Oho Ho Vilasala for a Telugu film Sati Savitri.
- He founded the Academy of Performing Arts and Research in Switzerland.
- His trust has a dance and music school called “Vipanchee”.
- He has been awarded an honorary doctorate, has given more than 25,000 concerts worldwide and has more than 400 compositions in Telugu, Sanskrit, Kannada and Tamil.
- He was also honored with Padma Vibhushan (1991) and Padma Shri (1971).