|Artist Birthday :||03/04/1955 (Age 68)|
|Born In :||Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India|
Hariharan was born in Thiruvananthapuram the capital city of Kerala State and brought up in Bombay now known as Mumbai. He has bachelor’s degrees in science and law. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam and Tamil. He did his collegiate studies from S.I.E.S. College.
The son of renowned Carnatic vocalists, Shrimati Alamelu and the late H.A.S. Mani (full name:Anantha Subramani ), he inherited his parents’ musical talents. Alamelu was Hariharan’s first guru (mentor).From her, he picked up Carnatic music skills. He was also exposed to Hindustani music from a young age.
In his teens, inspired by the songs of Mehdi Hassan, Hariharan developed a passion for ghazals and started training in Hindustani music from Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. He used to put in thirteen hours of singing practice every day