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M. Balamuralikrishna Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 17, 2020

Short Biography

M. Balamuralikrishna was born on 06-07-1930 in Sankaraguptam, East Godavari in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. He is an Indian Vocalist, Musician, Music Composer, Music Director, Playback Singer, Singer & Film Actor. He has Sang Songs Malayalam, kannada, Telugu and tamil Language Film.

Other Name: Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna, Sangeetha Kalanidhi
Other Professions: Musician Music Composer Music Director Playback Singer Singer Film Actor
Appearance: Malayalam Kannada Telugu Tamil

M. Balamuralikrishna Complete Bio & Career

Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna was one of the most famous Indian carnatic musician. He was awarded the Madras Music Academy's Sangeetha Kalanidhi in 1978. He has garnered two National Film Awards (1976, 1987), the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1975, the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honor in 1991, for his contribution towards arts, the Mahatma Gandhi Silver Medal from UNESCO in 1995, the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2005, the Sangeetha Kalanidhi by Madras Music Academy, and the Sangeetha Kalasikhamani in 1991, by the Fine Arts Society, Chennai to name a few.
Balamuralikrishna started his career at the age of six. In his life-time, he gave over 25,000 concerts worldwide. Apart from Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, he presented jugalbandi concerts (duets) with Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia , Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and Kishori Amonkar, among others. He is also known for popularizing the compositions of Sri Bhadrachala Ramadasu, Sri Annamacharya, and others.
Balamuralikrishna's concerts combined sophisticated vocal skills and rhythmic patterns of classical music with the popular demand for entertainment value. Balamuralikrishna presented concerts in many countries, including the US, Canada, UK, Italy, France, Russia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, countries in the Middle East, and elsewhere. Apart from his native tongue, Telugu, he has also composed in other languages which include Kannada, Sanskrit, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, and Punjabi.
He appeared as a featured soloist with an award-winning British choir, performing the "Gitanjali Suite" with words from Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel Prize-winning poetry and music by "Dr. Joel", the noted UK-based Goan composer. His clear diction in several languages prompted an invitation to record Tagore's entire Rabindra Sangeet compositions in Bengali, preserving them for posterity. He has sung in French, and even ventured into jazz fusion, collaborating with the top Carnatic percussion teacher, Sri T.H. Subash Chandran, in a concert for Malaysian royalty. In February 2010, he presented a three-day concert in Visakhapatnam.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1971 Arts
Padma Vibhushan Civilian Award 1991 Arts

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

DEATHDAY 22 November,2016 (Friday)
DEATH PLACE Chennai, Tamil Nadu

M. Balamuralikrishna Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Pattabiramayya and Suryakantamma. He was married to Smt. Annapurna and together the couple had 3 sons and 3 daughters.

Life's Important Dates Of M. Balamuralikrishna

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Sankaraguptam, East Godavari District,
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Singing
Marital Status Married
Debut Debut Song - Oho Ho Vilasala (1957)
As an Actor - Bhakta Prahlada (1967)
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color White
Favorite Sport Football
Favorite Actor Rajinikanth
Favorite Singer Hariharan
Favorite Food Biryani

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About M. Balamuralikrishna

  • He was named Murali Krishnan by his father but the prefix Bala to his name was given by Musuburi Satyanarayana.
  • He was a proud recipient of the Padma Shri, Padma Bhusan and Padma Vibhusan award.
  • He has acted in some Telugu and Tamil language films.

M. Balamuralikrishna Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

M. Balamuralikrishna was 86 years 4 months & 16 days old age.