P.Balram (Playback Singer)
Full Name Iyer Parameswaran Balram
Original name Iyer Parmeswaran Balram
Nick Names Balu, 'Balshali Balram'
Date of birth March 1, 1961
Born and brought up in Mumbai
Education B.E.(Mech) and a Post Graduate in Materials Management
School St.John the Baptist High School -Thane (KG to Std IV)
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School - Chembur (Std V to Std XI)
College S.I.E.S (Std XII)
Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute BE (Mech)
Famil Details Father: R.Parameswaran retired from Philips India
Mother: House wife
Sister: Meera
Brother: Padmanabhan setted in Bangalore
Wife: Radha (Arranged Marriage -1986)
Daughter: Lavanya
Son: Shiva
Languages Known Hindi, Marathi,Tamil, English.Have sung in all Indian languages namely Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Oriya and also Sinhalese
Contact Details Tel: 91-22-26631558 (R)
Address(R): A-12, 6th Floor, Hira Manek Society, 48-D, Baptista Road, Vile Parle (west) Mumbai-400056.
Best friend Anil Hingorani (collegemate)
Favourites Pastime: Physical work-out at home, going to a cinema theatre suddenly with wife
Song: "Aap Ke Hasin Rukh Pe" sung by Rafi from the film 'Bahren Phir Bhi Aayegi'
Singer:  Kishore Kumar
Music director: R.D.Burman
Personality: Amitabh Bachhan
Colour: Blue
Turning Point in Life Birth of son Shiva on 7th Feb 1991. Music Career took off the same year in June'91 to sing his first jingle for State Bank of India in 5 languages. Gave up his job in 1996 to make music his profession.
Best moment in life When called by A.R.Rahman to sing in 'Parthale Paravasam'
Worst moment in life Losing 1000 USD in Singapore in 2000.
Dream To sing for Ilayaraja

Fun Facts


In a school singing competition, he developed hiccups halfway through the song. The song was 'Yaadon Ki Baarat' title song. He got the second prize because there were only 2 participants!!!!
  • “Maruti 800”  in Tamil,Telugu & Malyalam.

  • “Promise Gel” toothpaste in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali & Punjabi.     

  • “Reynolds” in Tamil,Telugu & Malayalam.

  • “Cofitos” in Tamil,Telugu & Malayalam.

  • "Gilbey's Gold Club" Whiskey in Hindi & Telugu.

  • "Tata Tea" in Hindi,Telugu,Kannada & Bengali.

  • "Ford Ikon Josh" in Hindi

  • " Johnson's Baby Oil " in Marathi

  • "Jo Rose " & "Jo Sandal " in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, KannadaMarathi & Bengali.

  •  Mortein in 4 South Indian Languages

  •  DermiCool in Tamil, Telugu & Malayalam

  • Title songs in teleserials
  • Saheb Biwi Ke Ghulam  on Sabe TV

  • Khatta Meetha on Sabe TV

  • Albums
  •  Tujse Pyaar Hai - released in July 2000 from   Deep Music    ( 5 Solos & 1 duet with Sadhana Sargam )

  •  Khwabon Mein - released in April 2001 from  Saregama HMV   ( A solo Album )

  • Playback Singing in Films
  •  " Parthale Paravasam" ( Tamil ) & "Paravasam" ( Telugu) for A.R.Rahman.

  • "Kannathil Muthamittal" in Tamil & Telugu for A.R.Rahman.

  •  "Raaz" in Tamil & Telugu for Nadeem Shravan.

  •  "Adhaarstambh" in Marathi

  •  Nayee Padosan in Hindi

  • Other Tamil Films - Run, Junction, Kadhal Samrajyam,Kadhal.Com,Kurumb & Parthiban Kanavu

  • Malayalam- "Gramaphone" for Vidyasagar

  • Modelling "Surf Excel" model for the South at the time of its launch in 1996.
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