Haricharan Seshadri is an eminent Carnatic singer who gives his vocal in many Malayalam, Tamil, and other regional movies. He made his debut through the Tamil flick ‘
’, in which he got the chance to sing two solo songs "Unakkena Iruppaen" and the title song "Kaadhal". In the same movie, he also had sung a duet song ‘Thottu Thottu’ with Harini Shankar.
Haricharan was born on March 20, 1987, in Chennai. His early generation proves that they were a typical Palakkad Iyer family, and his father was a B-grade artist in AIR and even a bank employee. Haricharan had taken Carnatic classical musical training since age 7 and then had privileged to learn musical lessons from stalwarts like K. V. Narayanaswamy, T.M.Prabhavathi, and P. S. Narayanaswamy. He became very popular through the songs of movie ‘Kadal’. His voice is frequently used by music composer
Yuvan Shankar Raja
. However, he got an opportunity even to sing for A. R. Rahman. The song was ‘"Maattram Ondrudhaan Maradhadhu’ from a soundtrack of Kochadaiiyaan, which featured Rajinikanth.
Haricharan began his debut as a playback singer at the age of 17 and even got nominated for the song ‘Unakkena Iruppen’ for
National Film Awards
in 2005. Some of his noteworthy numbers are ‘Unn Perai Sollumpothu’ from film Angaaditheru, ‘Kupathu Rajakal’ from film Bana Kathaadi and ‘Naan Endru So’ from film Rettaisuzhi. He also had rendered songs for music composers like
, D.Imman, Ilaiyaraaja, Gopi Sunde, Dharan, etc. But he owes his playback singing career to A.V. Ramanan. On his suggestion, he auditioned before music director
and film producer Shankar listened to the track and retained his voice. In the year 2013 and 2014, he has sung for nearly 20 and 13 films respectively. Recently for a Hindi film ‘
’, he has given his vocal. In this movie, a popular number Chali Kahani’ that has narration in the voice of
, Haricharan and Haripriya together had provided able support for the song. The music composer is A R Rahman.
In 2015, Haricharan has sung for few popular Telugu movies such as ‘Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju,' ‘Gopala Gopala,' ‘Baahubali’ and ‘Manoharudu’. He also has given his vocal for a Malayalam movie ‘Pocket 43’ that has Mohanlal as the lead actor. He has recorded another Malayalam song from the film ‘
’ which released recently.