(born October 26, 1968) is a Sopana music singer
, who specializes in the Kathakali
related music . He was born to K. Govindan Nair and K. Sathyabhama. He initially learned his music from Parameswara Iyer. Subsequently, in 1980, he joined P.S.V. Natyasangham
, an institute for learning performing arts, to learn Kathakali vocal music. He later became a senior faculty member at the P.S.V. Natyasangham. He has composed music in many kathakali performances in India and toured Switzerland once with the P.S.V. Natyasangham group.
He was a recipient of the T.V. Kochaniyan award
, constituted in memory of the former chairman of the Kerala Kalamandalam
, to encourage young artistes. He is married to Vrinda and has two daughters Krishnendu and Keerthana.
As a singer, Madhu is known for experimenting with newer nuances in the Raga vistara
(elaboration of a Raga
) and introducing new Ragas. This has particularly endeared him to the younger audiences of Kathakali.
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