Hariharan Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More


Real NameHariharan
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 85 kg
in pounds- 187 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 April 1955 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2024) 69 Years
Birth PlaceThiruvananthapuram, Travancore-Cochin, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
SignatureHariharan Signature
Nationality Indian
HometownThiruvananthapuram, Travancore-Cochin, India
College/UniversityS.I.E.S. College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Educational Qualification(s)Bachelor's degree in science
Bachelor's degree in law
DebutPlayback Singer: Film- Gaman/ Song- Ajeeb saaneha mujh par guzar gaya yaaro
TV: All India Sur Singaar Competition (Winner)
FamilyFather- Anantha Subramani
Mother- Shrimati Alamelu
Hariharan With His Mother
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
HobbiesReading, Playing Musical Instruments & Travelling
Popular Album(s)1985: Aabshar-e-Ghazal
1994: Gulfam
1992: Hazir
1996: Jashn, Halka Nasha
1997: Paigham
2000: Kaash
2005: Lahore Ke Rang Hari Ke Sang and Guftagoo
2008: Lafzz
Awards & Recognition(s)1998: National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer
1995: Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer
2011: Asianet Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer
2011: Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer
2004: He was honoured with Padma Shri
2009: National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer
2004: Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas Award For his outstanding contribution to Indian film music
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)South Indian Cuisines & Italian Cuisines
Favourite Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Shahrukh Khan
Favourite ActressesSridevi, Tabu, Karisma Kapoor, Rekha, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Mehdi Hassan
Favourite Singer(s)A. R. Rahman, Shreya Ghoshal, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Mehdi Hassan
Favourite Musician(s)A. R. Rahman, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseLalitha Hariharan
Hariharan With His Wife
Marriage DateYear 1984
ChildrenSon- Karan Hariharan
Hariharan With His Son Karan Hariharan Akshay Hariharan
Hariharan With His Son Akshay Hariharan
Daughter- Lavanya Hariharan
Hariharan With His Daughter Lavanya Hariharan
Money Factor
Salary (as an event performer) 15 lacs/event (INR)
Net Worth (approx.)$1.5 million


Some Lesser Known Facts About Hariharan

  • Does Hariharan smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Hariharan drink alcohol?: No
  • He is the son of renowned Carnatic vocalists Shrimati Alamelu (Mother) and started learning Indian Classical music from his father H.A.S. Mani.
  • In his teenage, he was very much inspired by Mehdi Hassan and soon developed passion towards Ghazals.
  •  In 1977, he won a singing show “All India Sur Singaar Competition” and became a famous face. After listening to his voice, late music director Jaidev got immensely impressed and signed on him to sing a song ‘ Ajeeb Saaneha Mujh Par Guzar Gaya yaaron’ for his film ‘Gaman’ (1978).

  • In 1992, he entered the Tamil Film Industry, where he sang a patriotic song ‘Thamizha Thamizha’ with music director A. R. Rahman.

  • He is also a prominent Ghazal singer and has more than thirty Ghazal albums to his credit. Some of his famous Ghazal albums are  Gulfam, Aabshar-e-Ghazal, Jashn, and many more. He has collaborated with great Tabla Maestro Zakir Hussain for his album ‘Hazir’.

  • In 1996, he formed the band Colonial Cousins with Mumbai-based composer and singer Lesle Lewis. Hariharan musical Band Colonial Cousins
  • His son Akshay Hariharan and daughter Lavanya Hariharan are also playback singers.

  • He is an extremely versatile singer and sang various popular songs such as ‘Tu Hi Re’, ‘Chanda Re Chanda Re’, ‘Hai Rama Ye Kya Hua’, ‘Bahon Ke Darmiyan’, and many more, which broke all the records and became chartbusters of that time.

  • Here in this video, Hariharan is narrating his musical journey at Google Talks.