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For other uses, see Raveendran (disambiguation).
Raveendran Master
Background information
Birth name Kulathupuzha Ravi
കുളത്തൂപ്പുഴ രവി
Also known as Raveendran Master, Ravi
Born (1941-11-09)9 November 1941
Kulathupuzha, Travancore, British India
Origin Kulathupuzha, Kollam, Kerala
Died 3 March 2005(2005-03-03) (aged 63)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Genres Carnatic music, Hindistani classical, Malayalam music, World music
Occupation(s) Film composer, music director, singer
Instruments Harmonium, vocals
Years active 1979–2005
Website https://www.facebook.com/raveendranmd

M. Raveendran (born Kulathupuzha, Kollam, 9 November 1941 – died Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 3 March 2005) fondly known as "Raveendran Master", was a popular South Indian music composer and playback singer from Kerala. He was referred to as the aristocratic music director of Malayalam who had a distinctive style of his own. He composed more than 150 films primarily for the Malayalam and Tamil film industries. He also composed a few albums, including Vasantha Geethangal.

Musical career[edit]

He began his career as a playback singer with the song "Parvanarajanithan" from a Malayalam film, Velliyazhcha. He then became a master and associated with many Malayalam composers. He also dubbed voices for films during this time.

The famous playback singer K. J. Yesudas, a former classmate, altered the course of Raveendran's life by persuading him to compose songs and thus he become a music director.

Director J. Sasikumar, commissioned Raveendran to score the music for Choola (1979). The song "Tharake Mizhiyithalil Kannerumayi ...", sung by Yesudas, became a hit. Ever since, Raveendran led Malayalam film music with several hit songs.

Melody incorporated with the aspects of Carnatic music were the hallmark of his songs. With the release of Thenum Vayambum (1981), Raveendran made his mark in the film field. In 1982, for his close friend, director P. Venu he dubbed for actor Shankar in his film Aranjyanam and later composed music for his movie Thacholi Thankappan.

A few of Raveendran's best songs were in films like Thenum Vayambum, Amaram, His Highness Abdullah, Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu', Nandanam, Rajashilpi, Bharatham and Aaraam Thampuran. The songs "Pramadhavanam Veendum" from the movie His Highness Abdullah and "Harimuraleeravam" from Aaraam Thampuran were among the most adored songs of that time. He shared a close relationship with the actor Mohanlal.

Non-cinematic albums[edit]

Some of his light music albums and devotional albums, which were most popular in the 1980s and 1990s through All India Radio and audio cassettes were Ulsava Gaanangal(festival songs) (1983, 1985), Vasantha Geethangal (1984), Ponnona Tharangini (1992), Amme Saranam Devi Saranam (1994), Sarana Theertham (1997) and Uthradapoonilave (2001).

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Shobha and has three sons. His youngest son, Naveen Madhav, is a playback singer in Tamil film and twin sons Rajan Madhav, a film director, and Sajan Madhav, a music composer in Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil films.

He died in Chennai following a cardiac arrest on 3 March 2005. He was also suffering from oesophageal cancer. His last works Vadakkumnadhan and Kalabham were released posthumously.

Selected discography[edit]

As a playback singer[edit]

He started his career as a playback singer for the 1969 movie Velliyazhcha for which the scores were done by M. S. Baburaj. His first song was titled "Parvana rajanithan". For a decade, he struggled to get songs and even become a dubbing artist for films. As a music director, he sang some of his songs.

Major awards[edit]

National Film Awards:

Kerala State Film Awards:

Filmfare Awards South:

Asianet Film Awards:

Notable songs[edit]

See also[edit]


  • M D Manoj Raveendra Sangeetham, Olive Publishers May 2010
  • Sobha (Raveend's wife) Raveendra sangeetham Kelkatha ragangal, 2011


External links[edit]

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Times of India

Times of India
Sun, 13 Sep 2015 00:07:30 -0700

Veteran actor Raveendran, who is also known as disco Raveendran for his ace dance skills, will be the guest on Suraj Venjarammoodu's TV show Comedy Super Nite on September 14, Monday. It ill be aired at 9 30 pm on Flowers TV. In his second innings in ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:11:15 -0700

Women leaders from the BJP's trade union, BMS, pledged their support for Penkal Otrumai. S. Ashamol, State secretary of the BMS, K. Sindhumol, State vice president, and district president N. Raveendran visited the women and joined their protest.

Peninsula On-line

Peninsula On-line
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 16:26:15 -0700

The session on cardiovascular problems was held at Hotel Holiday Villa, led by Dr Manoj P Nair, Lead Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon, Aster Medcity, Kochi, and Prof Dr Raveendran P, Specialist Interventional Cardiologist, Aster Medical Centre, Al Hilal.

Zee News

Zee News
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 23:45:00 -0700

It has been learnt Amarnath also separately deposed before the committee comprising of Justice (Retd) Lodha, Justice (retd) RV Raveendran and Justice (retd) Ashok Bhan. “Yes, we met Sachin, Rahul and Anil. So far, we have interacted with six former ...

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:04:12 -0700

It has been learnt that Kumble and Amarnath has also separately deposed before the committee comprising of Justice (Retd) Lodha, Justice (retd) RV Raveendran and Justice (retd) Ashok Bhan. Lodha committee, in July, had asked for five months to complete ...
The New Indian Express
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 17:33:45 -0700

The cadets, in association with sanitary workers attached to the Vellore corporation, cleared the garbage, litter and other materials. The cleaning operation was flagged off by corporation commissioner Janaki Raveendran, while the camp commanding ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 13 Sep 2015 08:22:30 -0700

Advocate Raveendran (K.P. Ummer) and his sister Indumathi (Usha Nandini) lose their mother and are brought up by their maternal aunt Bhanumathi Amma (Aranmula Ponnamma),who loves them as her own children. Rajalakshmi (Sheela) gives Indumathi ...


Sat, 03 Oct 2015 05:11:15 -0700

The last quarter saw New Zealand A being awarded with penalty corner but unfortunately for them it was effortlessly saved by Sreejesh Raveendran. But New Zealand A persisted with their endeavour to open their goal account and finally in the 57th minute ...

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