|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||13°43' 24°54 Asc. 14°50'|
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.
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 ).
- 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)