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Anuradha Sriram (born 9 July 1970) is an Indian carnatic and playback singer who hails from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. She has sung more than 3,000 songs in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi films.

Anuradha Sriram
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Background information
Birth nameAnuradha
Born (1970-07-09) 9 July 1970 (age 49)
Chennai, India
GenresPlayback singing, Carnatic and Hindustani Music TV host Dubbing Artist
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1995–present
WebsiteAnuradhasriram.com

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Early life[1]Edit

Anuradha was born in Chennai to playback singer Renuka Devi and Meenakshi Sundaram Mohan. She did her schooling (I and II standards) in Coimbatore at the St. Francis Anglo Indian girls high school, and later at the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, Chennai.[2] She has a B.A and M.A in music from Queen Mary's College[3] in Madras University and secured the university gold medal in both the courses. She was given a fellowship to do her Master of Arts degree in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, Connecticut, US.

She was trained by many esteemed gurus like Thanjavur S. Kalyanaraman, Sangeetha Kalanidhi T. Brinda and T. Viswanathan in Carnatic music and has had intensive training under Pandit Mannikbua Thakurdas for Hindustani classical music. She is also an accomplished Western Classical opera singer, having undergone intensive training from Prof. Shirley Meier in New York, U.S.A.

While in Wesleyan, apart from learning and performing western opera and jazz, she also performed in many Indonesian and West African music concerts.

CareerEdit

Anuradha has performed extensively all over India and US, and has given many radio and TV programmes since the age of 12. Anuradha Sriram first entered the Tamil Cinema Industry as a child artist in the 1980 Tamil film Kaali.[4] In 1995, she was introduced as a singer by A R Rahman for the song "Malarodu Malaringu" in the movie Bombay. Her first solo was for A R Rahman in Indira.

She specialises in Carnatic music and has sung in over 1,000 concerts worldwide.

Anuradha has several chart topping Devotional albums to her credit. She also collaborates with her husband Sriram Parasuram on their Classical Music Jugalbandhi concerts[5] and their hit TV programme “Elaame Sangeetham Thaan”. She has also presented many music programmes on TV.

Having sung more than 3,000 film songs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam, and six north Indian languages, some of her hits are "Nalam Nalam Ariyaaval" (Kaadal Kotai), "Dilruba Dilruba" (Priyam), "Meenamma" (Aasai), "Acham Acham Illai" (Indira), "Phenk Hawa" (Ram Jaane) and "Pehli Pehli" (Zor).

She has composed the music for the film Five Star along with her husband.

Awards and recognitionEdit

  • Tamil Nadu State award for best female playback singer (1996)
  • Dr. J. Jayalalitha Cine Award (1996)
  • Ajanta Award for the best female playback singer (1996)
  • Screen Videocon award for Best Pop Album (1998)
  • Karnataka State Film Awards for best playback singer (1999)
  • Vocational Excellence Award by the Rotary Club of Coimbatore Midtown (2002)
  • International Tamil Film Awards (2003)
  • West Bengal State award for best playback singer (2004)
  • Filmfare award for the best playback singer (2004)
  • Tamil Nadu State KALAIMAMANI award for her significant contribution to the field of music (2006)
  • Honorary Doctorate by the Sathyabama University for her accomplishments and contribution to the field of music (2012)[6]

AlbumsEdit

  • Chennai Girl (1997)

Personal lifeEdit

Anuradha Sriram is married to singer Sriram Parasuram (whom she met at Wesleyan University).[7][8] They have two sons named Jayant and Lokesh.

Telugu DiscographyEdit

Year Song Title Film Name Music Director Co-Singer
1995 Bombay "kulamela mathamela" A. R. Rahman Sujatha Mohan
Indira "Jai Andhamantha" A. R. Rahman Sujatha Mohan
Sogasu Chuda Taramaa? "Sitakoka Chilakalamma". Ramani Bharadwaj
"Orayyo Yendammo"
"Rannu Katti Pettu Pellama"
Aasha Aasha Aasha "Chilakamma" Deva P. Unnikrishnan
1996 Bombay Priyudu "Chandana Cheeralu" M. M. Keeravani S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Prema Lekha "Priya Ninu Chudaleka" Deva S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
1997 Annamayya "Ele Ele Maradala" M. M. Keeravani SPB, Sujatha Mohan
"Vinaro Bhagyamu" SPB, M. M. Keeravani,Anand
"Govindasrita"
"Brahma Kadigina" K. S. Chithra, Sujatha Mohan
Merupu Kalalu "Aparanji Madanude" A. R. Rahman
1998 All Rounder "Yeppudeppudo" Swaraveenapani Rajesh
Jeans "Priya Priya" A. R. Rahman Srinivas
Suswagatham "Come Come Welcome" S. A. Rajkumar
Aavida Maa Aavide "Two In One" Sri Kommineni SPB, Sujatha Mohan
1999 Prema Katha "Devudu Karunisthadani" Sandeep Chowta Rajesh
Devi "Rama Chilukala" Devi Sri Prasad S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
"Stree Janma"
Vaali "Vayyarala Aa Vennela" Deva Mano
"Ningine Dinchana" P. Unnikrishnan
2000 Nuvve Kavali "Ammamalu Tatayalu" Koti Devan
Kshemamga Velli Labhamga Randi "Lovvuku Agi" Vandemataram Srinivas Udit Narayan
Kalisundam Raa "Pacificlo Dukemate" S. A. Rajkumar Udit Narayan
Maa Annayya "Kadhile Andhala Nadhi" S. A. Rajkumar Sukhwinder Singh
Yuvaraju "Chandamama" Ramana Gogula Sunitha Upadrashta
2001 Soori "Chikkadapalli Centerlo" Vidhya Sagar AV Ramana
Sri Manjunatha "Oho Garala" Hamsalekha S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
"Aakashame Aakaramai"
Daddy "Patta Pakkinti" S. A. Rajkumar SPB, Kavita Krishnamurthy
Murari "Bhama Bhama Bangaru" Mani Sharma S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Bava Nachadu "Maatotundi Magada" M. M. Keeravani Shankar Mahadevan
2002 Sandade Sandadi "Hai Hai Teenage" Koti Nithya Santhoshini
Gemini "Cheli Chedugudu"(Version l) R. P. Patnaik S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
"Cheli Chedugudu"(Version ll)
Nuvve Nuvve "Computerlu" Koti Devan
Bramhachari "Bhama Prema Kosam" Deva
2003 Aayudham "Abba Em" Vandemataram Srinivas Shankar Mahadevan
Seetayya "Okka Magadu" M. M. Keeravani
Naaga "Oka Konte"(Version l) Deva Hariharan
"Oka Konte"(Version ll) Karthik
2005 Chandramukhi "Annagari Maata" Vidhya Sagar Karthik
Sri "Em Pilla" Sandeep Chowta Mano
Majaa "Ayyaretu" Vidhya Sagar S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Muddula Koduku "Dachuko" Vidhya Sagar
2006 Astram "Muddu Muddu" S. A. Rajkumar Tippu
Abaddam "Darshakuda" Vidhya Sagar Sriram Parthasarathy
Ranam "Hey Chinna" Mani Sharma Tippu
Vikramarkudu "Vasthava Vasthava" M. M. Keeravani
Bangaram "Chedugudante" Vidhya Sagar KK
"Maro Masti Maro" Sukhwinder Singh
"Yegire Chilakamma" Udit Narayan
Raraju "Danimma" Mani Sharma Shankar Mahadevan
2007 Vijayadasami "Are Kalyana" Srikanth Deva Udit Narayan
Dubai Seenu "Suppanathi" Mani Sharma Manikka Vinayagam
2008 Ontari "O Maare O Maare" Mani Sharma Ranjith
Baladur "Tella Cheera" K. M. Radha Krishnan Sukhwinder Singh
2010 Villian "Kanala Chilaka" A. R. Rahman Naresh Iyer
2011 Journey "Nee Pere Teliyaduga" C. Sathya
2018 Nawab "Manasa Nannu Vodili" A. R. Rahman

TelevisionEdit

Year Program Channel Language Notes
2006 Airtel Super Singer 2006 Vijay TV Tamil
2010 Super Singer Junior (season 2) Vijay TV Tamil
2011–2012 Idea Star singer season 6 Asianet Malayalam
2013 Sun Singer Sun TV Tamil
2013 Surya Singer Surya TV Malayalam
2013 Sun Singer Sun TV Tamil Season 2
2013 Surya Singer Surya TV Malayalam Season 2
2014 Chandralekha Sun tv Tamil Title song
2014 Star singer 7 Asianet Malayalam
2014–15 Sun Singer Sun TV Tamil Season 3
2015 Surya Challenge Surya TV Malayalam Team captain
2016 Sun Singer Sun TV Tamil Season 4
2016–17 Sun Singer Sun TV Tamil Season 5
2018 Super Singer 6 Star Vijay Tamil
2019–Present Top Singer Flowers Malayalam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Anuradha Sriram | Biography". Anuradha Sriram. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Alumni-PSBB Schools". www.psbbschools.ac.in. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Queen Mary's College, the home of musicians, on song". B Sivakumar. The Times of India. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  4. ^ Naman Ramachandran (12 December 2012). Rajinikanth: A Birthday Special. Kasturi & Sons Ltd. pp. 65–. GGKEY:A78L0XB1B0X.
  5. ^ "rediff.com: Movies: A duet for life: Anuradha and Sriram Parasuram". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Honoris Causa". Sathyabama University. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Fusion is the forte of this music couple". The Hindu. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  8. ^ M. V. Ramakrishnan (15 September 2011). "Columns / M.V. Ramakrishnan : Musicscan – Contrasting colours". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 December 2011.

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