Thulirkal – A voice that carries, Saiesan Muthulingam!

CTYA’s Blog has started a new Feature on Fridays, Thulirkal. Thulirkal meaning bud reflects the young Tamil youth we will be featuring. These youth are the buds of our community, and are growing into to strong, achieving young men and women! Each week we will feature a Tamil youth of the week. For more information or to suggest a youth to feature, please feel free to email us at!

This week, we’ve brought you, Saiesan Muthulingam!

Saiesan Muthulingam was born on February 23, 1994 in Toronto, Canada. At a young age, Saiesan showed keen interest in singing, acting, dancing, and composing. Saiesan has been learning Carnatic Music from Mrs. Arulchelvi Godwin.

He performed his first film song “Machan Peru Madura” at the tender age of 10 with his brothers’ band ‘Kalakkals’. His next energetic performance was the challenging song “Balaelakka” from the movie ‘Sivaji’ at only 12 years old. Saiesan performed this with so much charisma that the applause from the audience was deafening. Saiesan’s other stage performances include several in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and USA with the musical group ‘AGNI’, as well as Carnatic performances in programs such as “Isaiku Ethu Ellai”.

Saiesan has a unique presence on stage, one that he is able to switch on for the performance and immediately switch back off when in day-to-day life. His mix of true talent and simple humility is well appreciated among the great singers and musicians of the GTA. Despite his musical achievements for his age, Saiesan is always down-to-earth and full of positive attitude. Moreover, Saiesan’s potential as a great musician of the future was recognized by North Indian audiences when he performed several Hindi film songs at various events. Not only is Saiesan a singer, but he also plays the guitar, keyboard, saxophone, flute and harmonica. In his singing and playing, Saiesan is able to catch on to notes, lyrics, and music very quickly and retain the most minute details for recall at another time.

Saiesan is a hard worker and also one to always remember his Parents, Gurus, and God, to whom he is eternally grateful and who have essentially molded him into the artist and person that he is today.

1. Early riser or night hawk – Night Hawk 🙂
2. Silence or Surround Sound – Silence
3. Favorite family member – Dad
4. Best memory to date – Puttaparthi pilgrimage in 2007 (India) / Super Singer 3 journey in 2011

“Moongil Thottam” COVER BY: Shweta Subram & Saiesan Muthulingam

CTYA Blogs: Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Saiesan: I’m 19 years old and the youngest of five children. I’ve always been shy and not too talkative. From childhood, I have loved listening to albums from Michael Jackson and A.R. Rahman.

CTYA Blogs: What do you define as “success” in one’s life?

Saiesan: The only way to be successful is through hard work. It’s important to start small and build on every little achievement along the way.

CTYA Blogs: What do you consider as the spark that ignited your passion for music?

Saiesan: There are many things that influenced my passion for music. Attending Sai bhajans since childhood was one of the reasons. Learning how to sing a few bhajans is how it initially started. Over the years, my parents, brother Vakeesan, New York Raja sir, and my Carnatic and Hindustani teachers, especially Ananth Vaidhyanathan sir, served a great deal in igniting my passion for music.

CTYA Blogs: Besides music, what are your other interests / hobbies?

Saiesan: Honestly, it has always been music. Besides music, I love playing sports, participating in service activities, taking Remi (pet) for a walk, etc. I am also interested in filmmaking where I spend sometime writing scripts, creating storyboards, etc.

CTYA Blogs: Who do you take as an inspiration / role model for your future and why?

Saiesan: My first and foremost role model is my father as he has always been a positive support throughout my musical journey. My mother has also supported and corrected me to get to where I am today. A.R. Rahman sir has been a great inspiration in my musical career and I love all his songs very much. New York Raja sir and the Agni musical band have also been a great moral support, who presented me with many on-stage performances.

CTYA Blogs: Finish the sentence: “To me, Tamil youth are…”

Saiesan: To me, Tamil Youth today are strongly determined individuals who work hard and never give up until they achieve their goals. Whether they fail or succeed, this generation will always have the courage to pursue their dreams.

CTYA Blogs: Anything else you’d like to add?

Saiesan: As I reflect back, ‘gratitude’ is the word that comes to my mind. I would like to thank God, my parents, my brothers, my gurus, Agni musical band, my Sai family and all the well wishers around the world who has always continued to support and motivate me. Dream big and do what you are most passionate about, giving it your best. Be grateful to your parents and be happy!

Thanks Saiesan for coming and sharing your thoughts today. Until then! We’ll see you all next week with a new talented Tamil Youth! Stay updated with Saiesan’s music by visiting his Facebook Fanpage:


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