Born on 7 January 1976, Harish Raghavendra is a playback singer. The songs Hey Azhagiya Theeye, Devathaiyai Kanden, Nirpathuve Nadappathuve, Melliname Melliname, Sakkarai Nilavu made him a household name in Tamil Nadu. He has tried his luck in acting too; he acted in few Tamil movies.
Harish entered the music industry at the age of 21 and his first song was for a Telugu film. Then he did a song in Tamil and was absent from the industry for quite some time. He added a degree to his name and embraced Software Engineering too. In fact, Harish would have been a software engineer if not entering the music industry.
Harish returned to the music industry with a bang with the song “Nirpathuve Nadappathuve” from the movie Bharathi. The song became a great hit and he gained recognition. In fact, he was awarded with the Tamil Nadu State Award for the song. Here, then, as per the recommendation of maestro Ilayaraja he changed his name to Harish Raghavendra (his original name is only Harish). Next, his song “Ye Azhagiya Theeye” became a massive hit. And now he has 4000 songs to his credit.
Harish has worked with some of the big names in the music industry. Though, he is highly talented his album “Mudhal Mazhaye” didn’t do well as expected. All the same music directors didn’t fail to work with him and he had sung in several languages such as Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi and Kannada, but singing in Tamil always remained close to his heart.
Harish Raghavendra didn’t sing only commercial ones but also got involved in devotional ones. Harish can rightly be considered as one of the eminent singers in Tamil film industry. He was also a judge in some of the reality shows. Besides his usual singing, Harish also did various live concerts.