Haricharan Seshadri, simply known and credited as Haricharan is a Carnatic musician and an Indian Playback singer. Haricharan born on 20 March 1987 and comes from a Palakkad Iyer family of music connoisseurs where his grandfather P.S. Ganapathy was an organiser of Mic-less Carnatic concerts in the 60’s under the name “Aalapanaa” and his grandmother Smt. Alamelu ganapathy is a national awardee in Mathematics and in the education business for more than 35 years.
His father G. Seshadri is a ‘B’ grade artist through AIR and a bank employee and his mother Latha, a librarian in P. S. Senior Secondary School. Haricharan started learning Carnatic music at an early age of 7 under Smt. Sethu Mahadevan and then privileged to learn from stalwarts like K. V. Narayanaswamy, T.M.Prabhavathi and P. S. Narayanaswamy. He recorded his first Tamil film song for the film Kaadhal, in Joshua Sridhar’s music when he was 17, and went on to record 3 songs in his debut movie.
His song Unakena Irupen was nominated for the National Film Awards in 2005 which became widely popular. Since, he has recorded several hit numbers for various music directors across the south, predominantly in Tamil and Telugu language. He became more famous after his more recent song, “Thuli Thuli”. Haricharan is one of the most used singer in Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music.
Awards & Titles
- He holded the CCRT scholarship for classical music by govt of india.
- Debut song “unnakena irupaen” was nominated for Best song for the national award in 2006.
- Recipient of the VIRTUOSA award for best male-newcomer in 2005 and several awards for the song in the movie “kadhal”.
- Recipient of the “LG SANGAM” award for best playback singer in telugu for the song janma nee dele in “premisthe”(kadhal dubbed in telugu) in 2006.
- Received the “best playback singer” award from AIR recently for the song in kadhal.