Parakkal Unnikrishnan (born 9 July 1966) is an Indian Carnatic vocalist and playback singer.
Early life and background
Unnikrishnan was brought into the world to K. Radhakrishnan and Dr. Harini Radhakrishnan in Palakkad, Kerala. The family home, Kesari Kuteeram, was a notable milestone of Madras city, with incredible granddad Dr. K. N. Kesari, an Ayurvedic doctor and the advertiser of the Telugu ladies’ magazine Gruhalakshmi. He went to Asan Remembrance Senior Optional School, Chennai. He later moved to Santhome Higher Optional School in Chennai and finished his tutoring in 1984. He moved on from Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda School, Chennai, and accepted his B.Comdegree from the Madras College. He procured an Overall Regulation and Post Graduate Confirmation in Work force The executives and Modern Relations. He filled in as a leader in Repel’s Dessert shop Ltd. from 1987 to 1994, when he quit his place of employment to turn into an expert vocalist.
Unnikrishnan was started into Carnatic music at age of 12 by V. L. Seshadri. He was roused by Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. S. Ramanathan. He went to an exceptional studio for a very long time on “Veena Dhanammal Bhani” under Sangeetha Kalanidhi T. Brinda and Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. T. Vishwa Nathan. He won the Public Film Grant for Best Male Playback Vocalist for his presentation film tunes “Ennavale Adi Ennavale” and “Uyirum Neeye”. These tunes were made by A. R. Rahman, with whom Unnikrishnan gave a large portion of his paramount melodies. He is the main male playback vocalist to be granted the public honor for a Tamil tune. He was one of the long-lasting appointed authorities in the unscripted tv show AIRTEL Super Vocalist on Vijay television in seasons (2006, 2008, 2010-2011, 2013, 2015-2016, 2018) and 2008 Thought Star Artist on Asianet.
Unnikrishnan is additionally becoming known for his trial work. In 2008, he introduced a clever jazz show in Thiruvananthapuram with the Eli Yamin Jazz Group of four and musician Anil Srinivasan. He inclines toward singing traditional melodies over popular music. He is the beneficiary of many honors like Tamil Nadu’s Kalaimamani, Nothing Bhushanam, Isai Peroli, Yuva Kala Bharathi, Isayin Punnagai, Isai Selvam, Sangeetha Kalasarathy, Sangeetha Chakravarthy. In 2012, Unnikrishnan delivered a progression of Reflection tunes on Master Ganesha, Ruler Ayyappan, Master Venkateswara, and Devi among others. The collections were delivered by Gaananjali Accounts and were formed and delivered by Manachanallur Giridharan. The collection titles incorporate Ayyan Malai Engal Malai, Om Nava Sakthi Jaya Sakthi, Sabarimalai Va Charanam Solli Va, Vindhaigal Purindhai Nee En Vazhvile, pants, and Uchi Pillaiyare Charanam. Outstanding among them is the Harivarasanam, part of the Ayyappa collection and is the main other famous delivering after the popular K. J. Yesudas’.
Unnikrishnan is hitched to Priya, a Bharathanatyam and Mohiniyattam artist and a local of Kozhikode, Kerala. They were hitched in November 1994 and have 2 youngsters – a child named Vasudev Krishna and a little girl named Uthara. Uthara won the Public honor for playback singing for her presentation tune “Azhagu” in the film “Saivam”. Both Unnikrishnan and Uthara got public honors for their presentation melodies. Vasudev is enthusiastic about cricket and is an individual from the Madras Cricket Club and Life Individual from the Tamil Nadu Cricket Affiliation.