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Sai Balan Malayalam Actor

Sai Balan

Sai Balan is a Malayalam song composer well-known for his work as a composer in the movie “Vazhiyariyaathe.” Sai Balan was born in 1977 in Calicut, India. He completed his schooling from Meppayur Higher Secondary School, Calicut. Sai Balan was into music since his childhood. When he was young, he used to learn singing from his mother, and later when he grew up, he started taking singing lessons from a professional music teacher at his locality. He also used to learn singing from his teacher at the school. Sai Balan also used to sing in functions held at his society, and was also the member of the music group at his school. While he was in his school, he used to take part in various singing competitions. He has won a lot of them and got appreciations for his voice. His music teacher used to train him personally for the competitions. He used to respect his teachers for the entire struggle they did for him. He once sang a song dedicated to his mentors in a contest held at his school and won it. Sai Balan also took part in a contest held at school levels. His team once reached to national level singing competition. He has always been polite to everyone, because of this quality everyone used to adore him. After completing his schooling, he decided to do his college studies at the University of Calicut. He applied for the college, and because of his good grades, he got selected in the college. While he was in college, he became a member of the music group at his college. After joining the group, he learned various instruments such as guitar and drums. He also learned music composition there. Everyone loved his composition skills. Sai used to compose songs earlier too, but at his college he enhanced his skills. After completing his college, he decided to pursue his career as a music composer. He got an instant offer after some music directors watched his profile on the internet. In 2013, he did music composition for the movie “Vazhiyariyaathe.” He made up a good image for a music director and later, was offered with various jobs in the music industry. Sai Balan has composed various songs since then. His works include Neetimayode from the album Yathramozhi, Yathramozhi from the album Yathramozhi. He also composed songs like Aadyamaay Ullil Thonniya, Akkare Akkare, and Man Chiraathin.


Samuel Joseph

Legends are not born daily but March 19, 1937, was one such day when a man who changed the fortunes of music in the Malayali film industry. This man was none other than legendary music director Shyam. Shyam was born in Chennai, but his parents, Mary and Thankaraj Joseph named him Samuel Joseph. Both his parents were teachers and music lovers. Shyam himself admitted that it was his father who bought him his first musical instrument, violin. Dhanraj Master was the one who trained him in violin during his initial learning days. Shyam was good in studies. He is a graduate and even started pursuing law. But he had to drop out as many new assignments came in his way and his schedule became hectic. He also went on to work for Larsen and Turbo, but it was his destiny that landed him in the film industry. Initially, his father was reluctant as he wanted to see his son doing a permanent job, marry and settle but it was another South Indian legend, MSV who convinced Shyam's father and help Shyam make his own identity. It was MSV only who gave name Shyam to Samuel Joseph as he faced difficulty in pronouncing it. The first-ever public appearance that Shyam made was in the play 'Kal Ki bat.' MB Shrenivasan composed the music of this play, and Shyam played violin in this play. That was just the beginning and his helped Shyam to get in touch of big names of Malayali film industry like C Ramachandra, Salil Chowdhury, Madan Mohan, R D Burman, M S Viswanathan-Ramamurthy duo and many more. Shyam's idol is none other than twenty Grammy awards and, four-time Oscar award winner, Henry Mancini. Shyam himself confessed that it was in 'Hatari' that he first heard Mancini and instantly became his fan. It was his passion that Shyam wrote letters to him and even used to get replies to all his letters. A career that spanned over thirty years, Shyam has worked with almost all the leading directors of industry and gave music in more than 200 movies. In an interview, he said that it was his misfortune that he couldn't work with Vayalar Rama Varma. They both were planning to join hands soon for a film but before that only Vayalar Rama headed for the almighty. Shyam now resides in Chennai and taught in an institute founded by him, Geetanjali Institute of Music and Fine Arts. He wants his students to learn Carnatic music which is missing in them. He still plays his first instrument violin in his free time and feels lucky to have lived a life which he could have never dreamt off.

Samuel Joseph Malayalam Actor