Senthil Ganesh

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Senthil Ganesh
Born1983
Karambakkudi, Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India
GenresPlayback singing, Devotional songs
Occupation(s)Singer

Senthil Ganesh is an Indian folk, playback singer and actor.[1] He rose to prominence after winning the 6th edition of the Airtel Super Singer in 2018 which was aired in Star Vijay.[2] He made his acting debut with the film Thirudu Pogatha Manasu (2014). He married fellow folk singer Rajalakshmi in 2012.[3][4]

Career[edit]

He pursued his interest in folk music Naattupurapaattu at the age of five and started recording songs at his young age after learning the basics of the music. He learnt music from Chella Thangaiah and recorded his first song Mannuketha Raagangal at the age of ten.[5] He completed his primary and secondary education at a school in Alangudi, Pudukkottai and pursued his higher education at a musical college in Trichy. He has also conducted over 100 folk music concerts and has performed in many local cultural religious functions.[5] Senthil also received the Doctor of Letters for Tamil Literature.[6] In 2014, he was roped into play a lead role in the film Thirudu Pogatha Manasu by his music guru turned director Chella Thangaiah and the film marked Senthil's acting debut.[7]

He then took part in Super Singer 6 along with his wife as one of 16 contestants in the season and became popular in the show for singing mostly folk songs.[8][9] He emerged as the winner of the contest while his wife received a consolation prize.[10] After taking part in the contest, he received film opportunities[11] and collaborated with director Chella Thangaiah for the second time and played the lead role in Karimugan (2018).[12][13][14][15] It was initially reported that Senthil Ganesh would make his playback singing debut after being approached by music director D. Imman with the film Seema Raja in 2018.[16]

However he along with his wife Rajalakshmi made their playback singing debut together in early 2018 and both rose to prominence after crooning the sleeper hit song Chinna Machan for the film Charlie Chaplin 2.[17][18][19][20] He collaborated with another folk singer Rockstar Ramani Ammal and crooned the song Sirukki for the film Kaappaan which became popular among the rural people.[21][22]

He also appeared in the reality television show Mr and Mrs. Chinnathirai with his wife in 2019.[23]

Controversy[edit]

He and his wife Rajalakshmi were credited for speaking critically about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the social media.[24]

Filmography[edit]

  • Thirudu Pogatha Manasu (2014)
  • Karimugan (2018)

Discography[edit]

Year Song Title Film Name Language Music Director
2018 Paraak Paraak Seema Raja[25] Tamil D. Imman
2019 Chinna Machan Charlie Chaplin 2 Tamil Amresh Ganesh
2019 Danga Danga Viswasam[26] Tamil D. Imman
2019 Sirukki Kaappaan Tamil Harris Jayaraj
2019 Onnukku Renda Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven Tamil Hiphop Thamizha
2019 Nilla Kallula En Kaadhali Scene Podura Tamil Amresh Ganesh
2019 Iruchi Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu Tamil Tenma
2020 Pudhu Vidiyal Pattas Tamil Vivek-Mervin
2020 Mannurunda Soorarai Pottru[27] Tamil GV Prakash Kumar

References[edit]

  1. "Senthil Ganesh: Movies, Photos, Videos, News, Biography & Birthday | eTimes". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  2. "Super Singer 6 winner: Senthil Ganesh bags the trophy - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  3. "Super Singer fame Senthil Ganesh and wife Rajalakshmi celebrate their 8th wedding anniversary - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  4. "Senthil recalls how he got married to Rajalakshmi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ramanujam, Srinivasa (19 July 2018). "From performing at 'thiruvizhas' to singing for A.R.Rahman". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  6. "பட்டி தொட்டி எல்லாம் பரவிய மக்கள் இசைக் கலைஞர் செந்தில் கணேஷின் நாட்டுப்புற பாடல்!". Samayam Tamil (in தமிழ்). Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  7. Thirudu Pogatha Manasu Movie: Showtimes, Review, Trailer, Posters, News & Videos | eTimes, retrieved 8 June 2020
  8. https://m.timesofindia.com/tv/news/tamil/senthil-ganesh-wins-golden-voice-of-the-week/articleshow/62832755.cms
  9. "Contestants battle it out at Super Singer Season 6 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  10. "Anirudh on board for Super Singer 7 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  11. "Super Singer season 6 winner Senthil Ganesh to make singing debut soon - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  12. "Senthil Ganesh was my only choice for Karimugan: Chella Thangaiah". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  13. Subramanian, Anupama (10 October 2018). "Senthil Ganesh dons grease paint". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  14. "Senthil Ganesh says he was camera-shy, but is done with his debut film - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  15. "Super Singer winner Senthil Ganesh tunrs hero in 'Karimugan' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  16. "Imman to introduce Senthil Ganesh in Sivakarthikeyan's Seema Raja". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  17. "Senthil and Rajalakshmi to sing their 'Chinna Machan' song for Charlie Chaplin 2". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  18. "Charlie Chaplin 2 music director Amrish thrilled with adulation for Chinna Machan Sevatha Machan song". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  19. "Senthil Ganesh and Rajalakshmi make their debut in playback singing - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  20. Subramanian, Anupama (24 July 2018). "Senthil-Rajalakshmi sing folk number for Prabhu Deva's next". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  21. "Super Singer-fame Senthil Ganesh to sing for Suriya". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  22. "Super Singer Senthil Ganesh croons in Suriya 37 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  23. "Mr and Mrs. Chinnathirai Grand Finale to premiere on May 19 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  24. Staff Reporter (30 July 2019). "Hindu outfit threatens to interrupt orchestra due to anti-Modi remarks of singer couple". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  25. "Super Singer 6 winner Senthil Ganesh to sing in Imman's music for Sivakarthikeyan's 'Seemaraja' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  26. "Senthil Ganesh to croon for a song in Ajith's' 'Viswasam' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  27. "Senthil Ganesh sings in Suriya's Soorarai Pottru - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 June 2020.


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