Balamuralikrishna, M.

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Balamuralikrishna, M. Gender: M
Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna
born on 6 July 1930 at 18:40 (= 6:40 PM )
Place Sankaraguptam, India, 16n2324, 81e51
Timezone IST h5e30 (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 13°43' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 24°54 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 14°50'

M. Balamuralikrishna (at Rajarani Music Festival, Bhubaneswar, Odisha)
photo: Krupasindhu Muduli, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Indian Carnatic vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, playback singer, composer and actor. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honour, for his contribution towards Indian Art. He was made Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2005.

Balamuralikrishna started his career at the age of six. Up to the present time, he has given over 25,000 concerts worldwide. His concerts combine sophisticated vocal skills and rhythmic patterns of classical music with the popular demand for entertainment value.

Balamuralikrishna has composed over 400 compositions in various languages like Telugu, Sanskrit, Kannada and Tamil. His compositions range from Devotional to Varnams, Krithis, Javalis and Thillans, in all the fundamental 72 melakartha ragas to film music.

He made his acting debut with Bhakta Prahlada (1967) under AVM Productions as Narada, and has acted in various films.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites him quoted while addressing the audience at a concert: "I have indeed become a child, a baby, for I am told I was born at 6.40 p.m. in the evening, just a few hours ago.” ("Torchbearer of innovation" by Ram Kadivella, The Hindu, 30 July 2015 [1]).


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Viola, mridangam, kanjira)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Carnatic vocalist, playback singer)