Subbulakshmi and my guru, K. V. Narayanaswami, but I was too young to be nervous ... probably a good thing," says Haricharan, who has performed at several sabhas. He values his stage shows with Abaswaram Ramji's "Isai Mazhalai" troupe as a great learning experience. "The turning point was when I won the first place in an all-India ghazal competition.
I was thrilled to be judged by well-known singers such as Udit Narayan, who complimented me on my Urdu diction. He was stunned when I said I didn't even know Hindi," he says with a shy smile. Haricharan then went on to win prizes in a slew of TV talent shows. "I owe my playback singing career to A.V. Ramanan. On his suggestion, I auditioned before music director Joshua Sridhar.
He, along with Balaji Shakthivel, director of "Kaadhal", and lyricist Muthukumar prepared me so well that I was able to get the "feel" of the song. Shankar, the producer, listened to the track and retained my voice." Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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