Esplanade Presents


Onam Nite 2023

Presented by Singapore Malayalee Association
In Collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Performed by Padma Bhushan K.S.Chithra, Padmasree Suresh Gopi, Suraj Venjaramood, Navya Nair, Ramesh Pisharody, Madhu Balakrishnan, Najim Arshad and Hareesh Perumanna (India)

12 Aug 2023, Sat, 6.30pm

4hrs 30mins

(Intermission: 1 x 20mins)

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Experience the magic of Onam like never before! Join us for a sensational celebration featuring the legendary K.S. Chitra, the mesmerising South Indian melody queen, alongside renowned playback singer Madhu Balakrishnan. Prepare to be captivated by their timeless and melodious tunes that will transport you to a world of pure bliss.


That's not all—this year’s edition of Onam Nite will also be graced by the presence of the talented artists such as Navya Nair and Madhu Balakrishnan. Their charm and elegance will add an extra dose of allure to this unforgettable evening. To top it all off, expect laugh-out-loud comedy performances by the hilarious dynamic trio, Hareesh Perumanna Ramesh Pisharadi and Suraj Venjaramoodu.


Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in a perfect blend of music, dance, and comedy, all led by the unparalleled K.S. Chitra. Join us for a celebration that will leave you with cherished memories and an experience you'll treasure forever—don’t miss this extraordinary Onam extravaganza!


Due to unforeseen circumstances, Anu Sithara will not be performing during Onam Nite 2023. We sincerely apologise for any inconveniences caused.

Admission Age:
4 and above.
Language: Malayalam
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Artist Information

Hareesh Perumanna


Hareesh Perumanna, known by his stage name Hareesh Kanaran, is an Indian comedian and film actor who appears in Malayalam films. He is best known for his stock character Jaliyan Kanaran which first appeared in Comedy Festival, a comedy reality show in Mazhavil Manorama and as a winner of an Asianet Film award.

K.S. Chithra


K.S. Chithra is an Indian playback singer and Carnatic musician. In a career spanning over four decades, she has recorded over 25,000 songs in various Indian languages, as well as other languages such as Malay, Latin, Arabic, Sinhalese, English and French. She is regarded as a cultural icon of South Indian states, nicknamed the Melody Queen of Indian Cinema. She was cited as the Golden Voice of India by the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, London, where she once performed to much acclaim to a roomful of an international audience.

Navya Nair


Navya Nair is an award winning artist and dancer.

Ramesh Pisharody


Ramesh Pisharody is an Indian stand-up comedian, impressionist, television presenter, actor and film director. He works in Malayalam television shows, stage, and cinema.

Madhu Balakrishnan


Madhu Balakrishnan is an Indian playback singer who has sung over 1000 film songs and 10,000 album songs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Saurashtra, Hindi, Bengali and Tulu languages. He has sung over 1000 film songs and 10,000 album songs.

Suraj Venjaramoodu


Suraj Venjaramoodu is an Indian actor, comedian, impressionist, and television presenter, who appears in Malayalam films, television and stage plays. He has acted in more than 250 films and has won a National Film Award and three Kerala State Film Awards. 

Suresh Gopi


Suresh Gopi is an Indian actor, politician, playback singer and television presenter. He works predominantly in Malayalam cinema and has also appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bollywood films. He has acted in more than 250 films and is a recipient of the National Film Award and the Kerala State Film Award in 1998 for his performance in Kaliyattam. He was a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India.

Date & Time

12 Aug 2023, Sat


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Tickets & Prices

Students, NSFs & Seniors

Cat 1 $100 - $36
Cat 2 $75 - $36
Cat 3 $45 $36 $36

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