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Anitha Karthikeyan is a playback singer. She hails from a family of musicians and is based out of Chennai. Born to Mr. K. Venkatanarsimhan and Dr. (Mrs.)V. Mathuram on 13 Dec, Anitha did her BSc Computer Science from Ethiraj College and her post graduation MSc I.T from M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women. Parallelly she also got trained in Classical (Lower grade), Western (8th grade Vocals from Trinity College of London under the guidance of Augustin Paul) and Hindustani music (Karana Garana from Mrs. Megna Dandekar).

Anitha Karthikeyan
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Background information
Born13 Dec,
OriginChennai, Tamil Nadu
Occupation(s)Singer / performer

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Playback singingEdit

Anitha gave her debut for Music director D. Imman, who introduced her in 2007 for the film Marudhamalai. She had the opportunity to explore many genres in his composition. The song 'Shokku sundari' from Aindhaam Padai fetched her a very good recognition in the music circle. Her song 'Vaada Vaada Payya' became a huge hit n fetched her more accolades. Another notable song is 'Senga Soolakara' for the movie 'Vagai Sooda Vaa'. Her rustic singing in this National award-winning movie has brought her many laurels. After doing backing vocals for Ilayaraja, She got the opportunity to sing solos for him. She has classical based songs to her credit in Sri Ramarajyam in both Telugu and Tamil. Masakenakka from Gaayam 2(Telugu), Sikkikichu, Orampo from Sengathu Boomiyile(Tamil), Swalpa soundu from Suryakanthi(Kannada) are some of her songs for the maestro. She has sung in Tamil, Telugu, Urudu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam. She has worked for more than 15 music directors including Illayaraja, A R Rahman, Imman, Devi Sri Prasad, G V Prakash, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Vidyasagar, Mani Sharma, Srikanth Deva, Gopal Rao and others. She has sung in all genres including melody, western, folk and classical.

Song Movie Music Director Language
Thalakalu Puriyala Kidaari Darbuka Siva Tamil
Lovea Lovea Uttama Villain Ghibran Tamil
MANNAVANAE MANNAVANAE Puli Devi Sri Prasad Tamil
Vaadi kutty lady India Pakistan Dheena Tamil
MudinJa oru Kai Oyee Ilayaraja Tamil
Kothaani kannala Chandi Veeran Arunagiri Tamil
Eerakkaathae Idam Porul Eval Yuvan Shankar Raja Tamil
Kattikida Kakki Sattai (2015 film) Anirudh Ravichander Tamil
En uyirin uyiraaga Bramman[1] Devi Sri Prasad Tamil
Kichu kichu Pulivaal[2] N. R. Raghunanthan Tamil
Sengaal naaraai Jamaai Dhina Tamil
Putham Pudhu Kaalai Megha (2014 film) Ilayaraja Tamil
Violin Iddarammayilatho Devi Sri Prasad Telugu
Amma Wake Me Up Vathikuchi[3] Ghibran Tamil
Aagayam Polave Aadalam Boys Chinnadha Dance Sachin Jigar Tamil
Vaada Vaada Paiya Kacheri Arambam D. Imman Tamil
Senga Soolakaara Vaagai sooda Vaa Ghibran Tamil
Naalu Pakkam Alex Pandian Devi Sri Prasad Tamil
Adi Aathi Sillunu Oru Sandhippu Faizal Tamil
Adi Aathi Oruvar meedhu iruvar saindhu Siva Tamil
Pudhusa Poo Ooratchi Ondriyam Prasad Tamil
Yidhedho Baagundhe Mirchi Devi Sri Prasad Telugu
Ekkadundhi Gundello Godari Ilaiyaraaja Telugu
Engirukku Marandhen Mannithen Ilayaraja Tamil
Vaadi Vaadi Kazhugu Yuvan Shankar Raja Tamil
Ava Thirumbi Kalakalappu at Masal Cafe Vijay Ebinezer Tamil
Kannala Pakkuradhum Vellore Mavattam Sundar C.Babu Tamil
Mangalamu Sri Rama Rajyam Ilaiyaraaja Telugu
Seetha Rama Saritham Sri Rama Rajyam Ilaiyaraaja Tamil
Mangalame Sri Rama Rajyam Ilaiyaraaja Tamil
Vilayadu Mangatha Mangatha Yuvan Shankar Raja Tamil
Athiri Chirabara Daruvu Vijay Antony Telugu
Dol Dol Mr Perfect Devi Sri Prasad Telugu
Naavu Aaramaagidre Crazy Lokha Manikanth Kadri Kannada
Kai Kayya Chingari Hari Krishna Kannada
Ondhu Aramane Prasad Ilayaraja Kannada
Marudhamalai Mamaniye Marudhamalai D.Imman Tamil
Happy Bale Pandiya Devan Tamil
Shokku Sundar Aindhaam Padai D. Imman Tamil
Masakenakka Gaayam 2 Ilaiyaraaja Telugu
Enakkendru Thambikottai D. Imman Tamil
Sikkikichu Sengaathu Boomiyile Ilayaraja Tamil
Oorampo Sengaathu Boomiyile Ilayaraja Tamil
Annamaar Kadhai Ponnar Shankar Ilayaraja Tamil
Adiye Yivale Azhagar Samiyin Kuthirai Ilayaraja Tamil
Valaivugalale Konjam Sirippu konjam kobam Mr Sunil Tamil
Dum Dum Lakka Manchivadu Sirpy Telugu
Orrabbayya Manchivadu Sirpy Telugu
Swalpa Soundu Suryakanthi Ilayaraja Kannada
Vaanampadigal Kannukkulle Illayaraja Tamil
Nee Jimmada Ontari Manisharma Telugu
Naa Praanam Gajendra Imman Telugu
Kasimedu Gillidaa Devi Sri Prasad Tamil
Vaalu Paiyane Odippolaamaa Imman Tamil
Seema Sirukki Thottupar Srikanth Deva Tamil
Pazhamudir Cholai Thodakkam Jerome Pushparaj Tamil
Machakkari Othigai John Peter Tamil
Jolly Jolly Kattu Puli Vijay Varma Tamil
Asku Busku Kandathum Kaanaadathum Charlie Tamil
Swayamvara Swayamvara Manikanth Kadri Kannada
Haagella Prithvi Manikanth Kadri Kannada
Thee Thee Ammayikkudu Manikanth Kadri Telugu
Behka (Backings) Ghajini A.R. Rahman Hindi
Semmozhi (Backings) Semmozhi (Album) A.R. Rahman Tamil
Arima Arima (Backings) Endiran A.R. Rahman Tamil, Telugu and Hindi
Putham Puthu Kaalai Megha(2013)[4] Ilaiyaraja Tamil

Reality showsEdit

Anitha has won the most popular Sun TV music show "Sapthaswarangal" in 1995 and was awarded the Best Female Singer Junior. She was the title winner in Jaya TVs music show "Aboorva Ragangal" in the year 2000. She won the most popular music show "Rajageetham" in Raj TV during the year 2001. Its one of the longest music shows of Tamil TV Industry which is being telecasted for the last 12 years. She has performed and won the best female singer title in 1995 for one of the first music shows in TV- Humma Humma, for Raj TV.

Vijay TV Airtel Super Singer fame[5]

Anitha Won the title " Viewer's Choice SUPER SINGER" in Airtel Super Singer Season 1 conducted by Vijay TV in 2006 Earned more than 150,000 votes from viewers for the final round of Airtel Super Singer. She was the only singer to get maximum number of votes from the public in that show.

JinglesEdit

Anitha is one of the most sought-after singer for Jingles for TV commercials. She has sung for close to 100 Jingles for most popular brands. Her Ads are being aired in different Cities in India, Malaysia, Singapore and other Asian country markets. She has worked for most reputed and popular clients like:

Brand / Product Brand / Product Brand / Product
Jeyachandran Textiles-Aadi Saravana Stores Akshaya Pattu Saravana Stores Summer Shopping / Gold palace
Saravana Stores Wedding collection Vasan Eye Care Chennai Silks Jewellery Mahal Bangles mela
Ram Silks Rathna Stores Firm Thangamaligai Vasanth 'n’ Co
Viveks Raj Mahal Fairever
Ashwini Hair Oil Khazana Jewellery Kiscol TMT Steel
Jeyachandran Gold House Aashirvad Atta Ganapathy Silks

Stage and world tour ShowsEdit

She started doing stage shows from pre-school and has performed with legends such as K J Yesudas, S P Balasubramaniam, K S Chithra, P Suseela, Jeyachandran and other professional singers such as Mano, Anuradha Sriram, Unni Menon, Srinivas, S N Surender, Karthik, Tippu and also with younger generation singers in more than 1000 shows till date.

Performed in U.S, Canada, Australia, London, Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka

TV TitlesEdit

Anitha has sung for various TV Channel Serials / Programme Title

Title Channel
Azhagana Rakshasi Zee Tamil
Tamil Matrimony.com Kalaignar TV
Sun Kudumbam Sun TV
Vaanavil Vasantham TV(Singapore)
Sooryaputhri Kalaignar TV
Kavasam Raj TV

AwardsEdit

  • 2008: Kannadasan Award, Tamil – Marudhamala maamaniye (Marudhamalai)
  • 2009: Mirchi Music Awards, Upcoming Playback Singer Nomineee – Shokku Sundar (Aindham Padai)
  • 2010: Mirchi Music Awards, Upcoming Playback Singer Nomineee – Vaada Vaada Payya (Kacheri Arambam)
  • 2010: Vijay Music Awards, Popular Mass Song Nomination – Vaada Vaada Payya (Kacheri Arambam)
  • 2010: Udaya Awards Kannada, Female Playback Singer Nominee – Haagella Nee (Prithvi)
  • 2011: Mirchi Music Awards South, Best Female Vocalist in Mannin Kural Category – Senga Soola Kara (Vaagai Sooda Vaa)
  • 2014: SIIMA Awards, Best Playback Singer Female Telugu – Violin Song (Iddarammayilatho)[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Review". Behindwoods. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Review". Behindwoods. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Review". Behindwoods. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Review". Behindwoods. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Vijay TV's Airtel Super Singer – At a glance". Indiantelevision. 7 July 2006. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
  6. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2014". website. 7 October 2014. Archived from the original on 17 September 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014.

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