Awards & Winners

M. S. Viswanathan

Date of Birth 24-June-1928
Place of Birth Palakkad
(India, Kerala, Palakkad district)
Nationality India
Also know as Manayangath Subramanian Viswanathan, Mellisai Mannar, M.S. Vishwanathan, The King of Light Music, M.S.V., M.S. Viswanathan, मनायागठ सुब्रमण्यम विस्वनाथान, मेल्लिसई मन्नार, Thirai Isai Chakravarthy, थिराइी इसाई चक्रवर्ति, द किंग ऑफ़ लाइट म्यूजिक, Viswanathan, विश्वनाथन, M.S.V, The Emperor of Cine Music, द एम्परर ऑफ़ सिने म्यूजिक, एम०एस०वी, एम०एस० विश्वनाथ, एमएसवी, एम०एस० विश्वनाथन
Profession Film Score Composer, Actor
Manayangath Subramanian Viswanathan, also known as, is a Music Director from South India. He is considered to be one of the versatile and significant composers in Kollywood,he is popularly known as Mellisai Mannar. He has composed for a total of 1200 films composing songs in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu, Kannada and Hindi languages. His major works over the past five decades have been in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films. He has also acted and sung in a few Tamil films. J Jayalalithaa conferred the Thirai Isai Chakravarthy title on him in August 2012 and presented with 60 gold coins and a new car to him. Viswanathan Ramamoorthy duo composed music for 100 Tamil films from the film Panam in 1952 till Ayirathil Oruvan in 1965. Thereafter M.S.Viswanathan on his own composed music more than 1100 films from 1965 till 2013 including 78 Malayalam films,15 in Hindi, 15 Kannada films and 50 Malayasia films and 29 in Telugu. He reigned supreme in Tamil films from 1965 to 1985 and films with his music released consecutively every year from 1950-1996. He sang under his own composition over 500 songs and in addition sang 200 songs composed by other music directors. Ramamoorthy composed for only 19 films on his own after the break up in 1965 till 1986.

Awards by M. S. Viswanathan

Check all the awards nominated and won by M. S. Viswanathan.


Nandi Award for Best Music Director
Honored for : Naalaaga Endaro