M. S. Subbulakshmi Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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M. S. Subbulakshmi (Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi)

Last Updated: 05 Sep, 2023 | Views: 475

Age: 88

Profession: Singer

Other Profession(s): Musician

Famous For: First Indian Musician To Receive A Bharat Ratna


M. S. Subbulakshmi Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
16 Sep, 1916 (88 Years 02 Months 25 Days)
Birth Country
Birth State/Province
Tamil Nadu
Birth District
Birth Place
Birth Sign
Died on
11 Dec, 2004

M. S. Subbulakshmi Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi was born on 16 September 1916 and died on 11 December 2004. Originally from Madurai, Tamil Nadu, she sang Carnatic music. M.S. Subbulakshmi has been awarded the highest civilian honor in India, the Bharat Ratna, for her contributions to the field of music. A Ramon Magsaysay award was presented to her in 1974, making her the first Indian musician to receive one. In 1966, Srimati M. S. Subbulakshmi became the first Indian to perform at the United Nations General Assembly. M.S. Subbulakshmi was considered one of the foremost exponents of classical and semi-classical songs in the South Indian tradition.

It was under her mother, Shanmukhavadivu, that M.S. Subbulakshmi began training in Carnatic classical music. When Subbulakshmi was 10 years old, she released her first recording.
When Subbulakshmi was 13 years old, she gave her first performance. The performance was at the prestigious Madras Music Academy. 
Her first trip to Rameswaram was in 1969 when she performed several songs. She sang these songs in the Ramanathaswamy Temple while accompanied by SN Venkata Rao, an advisor to Indian Railways.
In 1938, she released her first film, Sevasadanam. In this film, directed by K. Subramanyam, F.G. NatesaIyer starred opposite Subbulakshmi. 
In 1941: M.S. Subbulakshmi played the role of Narada(male) in Savitri in order to raise funds to launch Kalki

Awards & Achievements:
In 1954: Padma Bhushan 
In 1956: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award 
In 1968 Sangeetha Kalanidhi
In 1974: Ramon Magsaysay award (often considered Asia's Nobel Prize)
In 1975: Padma Vibhushan 
In 1975: Sangeetha Kalasikhamani
In 1988: Kalidas Samman
In 1990: Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration
In 1998: Bharat Ratna

Unknown facts:
She inspired MS Blue, a Kancheepuram Saree shade.

M. S. Subbulakshmi Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 165 cm
In Meters 1.65 m
In Feet & Inches 5'5"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 60 kg
In Pounds 132 Ibs
Eye Color
Hair Color

M. S. Subbulakshmi Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Subramania Iyer
Mother's Name
Shanmukavadiver Ammal
Kalki Sadasivam
Iyer Saktivel
Iyer Vadivambal
V. Chandrashekar And V. Shrinivasan
Radha Viswanathan, Vijaya Rajendran
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