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Kalaimamani Dr. O.S. Arun

Devotional - Abhang, Devotional - Bhajan, Carnatic - Vocal

Chennai, India

Birthday |

12th Jul

Joined |

21st Sep 2020



O.S. Arun, as he is more popularly called, is undoubtedly one of the most gifted Carnatic Musicians in the Country. He is known for his sonorous voice that he wields with much confidence and musical personality and which he employs in tandem with his superior stagemanship.

Arun inherits the mantle of singing from a family where music has been a way of life. Arun was given to Carnatic Music in the Parivar Parampara, and he began his music lessons under the careful ear of his father Vidwan O.V. Subramaniam. Arun later qualified Alankar Purna from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. He also topped the Sangeetha Shiromani, a Diploma course in Carnatic music conducted by the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts at Delhi University.

Known for its vitality, Arun's Music has combined grace of sound grammar and warmth of feeling. He also has a wide repertoire of songs, which has earned him a keen following.

Arun has performed widely, both in India and abroad. His performances at various festivals include appearances at the India International Centre, the India Habitat Centre, the Vishnu Digambar Festival, the Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Calcutta, the Krishna Gana Sabha, Haridas Sammelan, Mylapore Fine Arts Club, and Kalarasana Chennai, the Badri Kedar Utsav arranged by the UP Cultural Department, ICCR's Parivar Parampara Series, Sangeet Nrityotsav arranged by the Sangeet Natak Akademi/ICCR, the Sanskriti Festival, London, World Adelaide Festival, Australia. The International Delima Festival, Mauritius, the 45thIndependence Day, Kabul, Afghanistan, the National Centre for Performing Arts, Bombay. He was featured at the Qutub Festival, Delhi. He also performed for the United Nations on the occasion of Human Rights Day. His appearance as Kovalan in an Indian Opera staged at the Singapore Art Festival won accolades both by the people and the press. Arun's trip to Canada every year has given him new directions for collaborative works with Jazz Musicians.

Arun's remarkable control over the music idiom and his astounding range of music in performances have often proved the remarkable ability of this artist to infuse traditional compositions with new vocal vigour and the impact has always been one of inordinate vocal power which was always married to grace.

Over the years, Arun has recorded numerous albums as CDs and DVDs which have become extremely popular among the people:

Producer / Label



1) O.S. Arun Vocal

2) Bhakthi Samrajyam of Thyagaraja

Mudhra Music

1) Mudhal Paarvaiyil (Tamil Ghazal)

2) Ragava

3) Gopala

Charsur Digital Work Station

1) Bhajans

2) Shambho Mahadeva Deva

3) Yadava Madhava

4) Satsang

5) Sai Bhajans

6) Sankeertan

7) Surdas

8) Kabirdas

9) Tlusidas


1) Classical Touch

2) Bhadrachala Ramadas Krithis

3) Nrithyopasana Vol.58 (Dance Celestial-1)

4) Nrithyopasana Vol.58 (Dance Celestial-2)

Amutham Music

1) Divine Classicals

2) Delightful Divines

3) Evergreen Bhajans

4) The Concert DVD

5) Varuvaan Vadivelan

6) Jayadeva's Ashtapadi

7) Saulabhyam DVD

8) Vipulam DVD

Kosmic Music

1) Immortal Bajans (Vol.1)

2) Madhura Madhura Classical

3) Arunodhayam (Classical)

4) Immortal Bajans (Vol.2)

5) Niravathi Sukadha

6) Krishnam kalaya Sakhi

Nadham Music Media

1) Sangamam (Bajans)

2) Mazhai

3) Ganamrutham

4) Sai Smaran

Swathi Soft Solution

1) Shreshtam

2) Vasudevam

  • O.V. Subramaniam
2000 Brahma Gana Samrat by Brahma Gana Sabha
2001 Best Vocalist award by the Music Academy, Chennai
2003 Best Sub Senior Vocalist award by the Music Academy, Chennai
2003 Bhava Sangeetha Vasigara by Swamy Shantanandha, Founder President, Temple of Fine Arts International
2005 Swara Raaga Saarangyar by the Panchamukha Anjaneya Trust, Chennai
2005 Madhura Ghana Sironmani by the Canberra Vanoli Thenasia Sevai & ATBC, Canberra, Australia
2006 Kalaimamani by the Tamil Nadu Government
2006 Nama Sankeerthana Ratna by the G.K.Foundation, Chennai
2006 NCA Excellence Award and Gold Medal by Nungambakkam Cultural Academy Trust, Chennai
2006 Senior Vocalist award and Gold Medal for Best Pallavi Singing by the Music Academy, Chennai
2007 Kalai Nerai Mamani by Tamil Nadu (Govt.) Music College Chennai
2008 Isai Sigaram by Krishna Sweets
2010 Nada Bhushanam by Sri Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha, Mumbai
2010 Padma Sadhana by Padma Sarangapani Cultural Academy
2012 Madhura Murali Puraskar by Vipanchee (Dr. Balamurali Krishna)
2013 Isai Selvam by Muthamizh Peravai (Dr. Kalaignar M Karunanidhi)
2013 Bakthi Kala Sarathy by Sri Parthasarthy Swami Sabha
Wife Hema Arun
Daughter Harshini
Son Abhinav Krishna
  • Alankar Purna from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya

  • Sangeetha Shiromani Diploma in Carnatic Music from Delhi University

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