Sirkazhi Sivachidambaram, a Carnatic Vocalist, was born on 8th June 1959 in Chennai. He is the son of popular vocalist, Sirkazhi Govindarajan. Sivachidambram is a doctor by profession and he received his Bachelor's degree from Madras Medical College. Sivachidambaram, who has a huge love for music, learned it from TRINITY College of music. His father was his first guru in music. Sangeetha Vidwan B.Krishnamurthi trained Sivachidambaram in vocal music. As Sivachidambaram is highly interested in music, he learned varieties of music even from overseas, including London. He sings with clarity and his pronunciation is incredible. Sivachidambaram had hosted concerts throughout the country and had performed in many prestigious occasions. All his concerts are lively with new compositions to match the events. Sivachidambaram had also in performed All India Radio and Doordarshan. He not only sings Classical Music but Devotional music too.

Sirkazhi Sivachidambaram and his father Govindarajan jointly performed in a lot of concerts and they have even performed in the US, Australia and Srilanka. While he was on his overseas musical tour, he was honored at the Australian Parliament. He follows his father's footsteps and performs concerts to raise funds for temples, schools and charitable purposes. Dr. Sivachidambaram had been honored with a lot of awards that include the prestigious Padmashri Award from the Indian Government and Kalaimamamani from Tamilnadu Government. He was honored with Madras Music Academy award. Sivachidambaram was awarded the titles Tamil Isai Vendar and a title from Tamil Isai Sangam, Isai Perarignar in 2014. Karnataka Government honored him with the prestigious Aryabhatta Award. Besides his Carnatic classics, Sivachidambaram has crooned a lot of songs in the films. Started his film career in 1983 in Sivaji Ganesan starrer Mirudhanga Chakravarthi, he had been singing songs even now and his latest film song is from Kanavu Variyam under the music composition of Shyam Benjamin.

Sirkazhi Govindarajan Tamil Actor

Sirkazhi Govindarajan

Sirkazhi Govindarajan, the Carnatic Vocalist cum movie playback singer, was born on 19th January 1933 in Sirkazhi. Sirkazhi is the birthplace of Thirugnanasambandar, one of the 63 Nayanmars, who developed Saivism. Govindarajan’s parents are Siva Chidambaram and Avayambal Ammal. He is a prodigy infant, who started performing vocals at the age of eight at Tirupurasundari Temple when the Gnana Paal Festival was celebrated.  At the age of 16, he got his Music Graduation, Isaimani from The Tamil Isai College. He had also graduated Sangeetha Vidwan degree. Thiruppampuram Swaminatha Pillai, a Professor at the Central College of Carnatic Music was Govindarajan’s mentor. Swaminatha Pillai trained Sirkazhi Govindarajan in classical Carnatic music. Sirkazhi Govindarajan won three gold medals in a row at Sangeetha Vidwat Sabha and also won the first place in Thiagaraja Swamigal’s Apoorva Krithis, Ragam Thaanam Pallavi and Tamil Classical Songs. Besides singing the Carnatic, Tamil Classical Songs, he had sung the film songs in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada. He was honored with a doctorate by Madras University in 1983. Sirkazhi Govindarajan had also played in a few films in cameo roles. His Nakkeerar role in Kandhan Karunai and Agathiyar role in the movie Agathiyar are very popular. He had also played a devotee in Thirumalai Thenkumari, a cop in Vaa Raja Vaa, Nambiyandar Nambi in Rajaraja Chozhan, Naradhar in Dasavatharam that released in 1976 and Agathiyar in Meenakshi Thiruvilayadal. He had appeared in a couple of films as himself and in one of the films named Deivam, he had crooned a song along with TM Soundararajan and it was a hit devotional song. Sirkazhi Govindarajan was honored with the Padma Shri award from the Indian Government for his services to the music world. The Tamilnadu Government honored him with the Best Male Singer award for the film Thirumalai Thenkumari.

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