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Harini (born 30 April 1979) is an Indian film playback singer and classical singer, who sings mainly in Tamil films. She sings in Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada language films, whilst working with many leading film composers. She considers legendary singer K. S. Chitra as her inspiration. She is married to another playback singer Tippu.[1][2][3]

Harini
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Background information
Born (1979-04-30) 30 April 1979 (age 40)
Chennai, India
GenresPlayback singer, classical singer
InstrumentsVocals, Violin
Years active1995–present
WebsiteHarini Profile

Harini learnt Carnatic music from Gowri and Radha Viswanathan from the age of four. In her later years, she learned from Sudha Raghunathan and currently from Suguna Purushotthaman.[4] She used to participate in school competitions and in one such competition which she won, A. R. Rahman who distributed the prizes invited the winners to his studio to record their voices. Subsequently, she was called by Suhasini Maniratnam to sing "Nila Kaigirathu" for her first film Indira.[4] Her very first song, "Nila Kaigirathu", was recorded at the age of 15.[4] Since then, she has received offers from various music directors across South India. Within a career spanning for a decade, she sang over 2000 film songs and several album songs, most of them in Tamil.[4] She is also credited for her good memory skills for not having any reference while singing in her stage shows. She claims to have known all her songs by heart at any point in time.[5]

FilmographyEdit

Telugu DiscographyEdit

Year Film name Song title Music director Co-singers
1995 Indira (D) "Laali Laali"(Female) A. R. Rahman Solo
1996 Bharateeyudu (D) "Telephone Dwanila" A. R. Rahman Hariharan
1997 Iddaru (D) "Hello Mister" A. R. Rahman
Rakshakudu (D) "Soniya Soniya" A. R. Rahman Udit Narayan, Unnikrishnan
1998 Aahaa...! "Aahvanamandhi" Vandemataram Srinivas Ramani Maharshi
Jeans (D) "Raave Naa Cheliya" A. R. Rahman Sonu Nigam,Sangeetha
1999 Oke Okkadu ”Andala Rakshasive” A.R. Rahman S.P.Balasubrahmanyam
2000 Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary "Allade Allade" Mani Sharma Hariharan
Sakhi (D) "Alaipongera Kanna" A. R. Rahman Kalyani Menon, Kalpana
2001 Paravasam (D) "Aksharalu Rendaina" A. R. Rahman Karthik
Annayya "Himaseemallo" Mani Sharma Hariharan
Narasimha Naidu "Lux Papa" Mani Sharma S. P. Balasubramanyam
Kushi "Cheliya Cheliya" Mani Sharma Srinivas
Murari "Ekkada Ekkada" Mani Sharma S. P. B. Charan
Ninnu Choodalani "Emaindo Emogani" S. A. Rajkumar Unnikrishnan
Nuvvu Naaku Nachav "Vunna Maata " Koti Tippu
Akasa Veedhilo "Vennello Aadapilla" M. M. Keeravani Devi Sri Prasad
Bava Nachadu "Chandamama" M. M. Keeravani Hariharan, K. S. Chitra
"Akka Bava" Solo
Cheppalani Undi "Ko Ko Ko" Mani Sharma S. P. Balasubramanyam
Cheli (D) "Ningiki Jabili Andham" Harris Jayaraj P. Unnikrishnan
2002 Kalusukovalani "Tala Talamani" Devi Sri Prasad S. P. B. Charan
2003 Swamy IPS (D) "Yedalona Yedalona" Harris Jayaraj
2004 Naani "Vastha Nee Venaka" A. R. Rahman Hariharan
Gharshana "Andagaada Andagaada" Harris Jayaraj Solo
Arjun "Madhura Madhuratara" Mani Sharma Unnikrishnan
Gudumba Shankar "Emantaaro" Mani Sharma S. P. B. Charan
2005 Preminchi Choodu (D) "Shodhinchuko" Harris Jayaraj Unni Krishnan
10th Class "O Prema" Mickey J Meyer Solo
Majaa (D) "Chi Chi Chi" Vidhya Sagar Shankar Mahadevan
Aparichithudu (D) "O Sukumari" Harris Jayaraj
"Jiyangari Inti Sogasa" K. J. Yesudas
2006 Sainikudu Orugalluke Pilla Pilla Harris Jayaraj Karunya, Malathi Lakshman
Chukkallo Chandrudu "Kalanainaa" Chakri Karthik
2007 Neevalle Neevalle (D) "Neevalle Neevalle" Harris Jayaraj Karthik, Krish
Ullasamga Utsahamga "Naa Prema" G. V. Prakash Kumar Karthik
2008 Bheema (D) "Kanu Choopula" Harris Jayaraj Karthik
Nenu Meeku Telusa...? "Yenno Yenno" Achu & Dharan Premji Amaren
2009 Ghatikudu (D) "Asale Pilla" Harris Jayaraj Karthik
Ananda Thandavam (D) "Poovune" G. V. Prakash Kumar Srinivas
2010 Super Cowboy (D) "Chinni Pranam" G. V. Prakash Kumar G. V. Prakash Kumar
Komaram Puli "Nammakam Iyyara" A. R. Rahman K. S. Chitra, Madhushree
Baava "Mila Milamani" Chakri Ranjith
1947 A Love Story (D) "Poolu Pooyu" G. V. Prakash Kumar Roop Kumar Rathod
2011 100% Love "Thiru Thiru Gananaadha" Devi Sri Prasad Solo
Bodyguard "Jiyajaley" S. Thaman Haricharan
Nagaram Nidrapotunna Vela "Ekkadi Dakka" Yasho Krishna Hariharan
Journey (D) "Chitti Chitii" C. Sathya C. Sathya
2012 Damarukam "Nesthama Nesthama" Devi Sri Prasad Srikrishna
Brothers (D) "Raani Raani" Harris Jayaraj Vijay Prakash, Karthik
Ko Antey Koti "Bangaru Konda" Shakthi Kanth Solo
Nippu "Oy Pilla" S. Thaman Tippu
2013 Kadali (D) "Pachani Thota" A. R. Rahman Abhay Jodhpurkar
Chirunavvula Chirujallu (D) "Vayyaram" Harris Jayaraj Aalap Raju, Devan,
2014 Legend "Thanjavuru" Devi Sri Prasad Sooraj Santhosh
Seenugadi Love Story (D) "Nuvve Nuvve" Harris Jayaraj Harish Raghavendra
Geethanjali "Naa Manasuni Thaake" Praveen Lakkaraju Haricharan
Alludu Seenu "Neeli Neeli" Devi Sri Prasad Karthik
2015 Yevade Subramanyam "O Kala" Radhan
Anekudu (D) "Ee Sinnee Sinnaari" Harris Jayaraj Tippu
2017 Spyder "Puchakaya Puchakaya" Harris Jayaraj Solo
2018 Antariksham 9000 KMPH "Samayama" Prasanth Vihari Yazin Nizar

Hindi DiscographyEdit

Year Film Song Composer(s) Co-Singer(s)
1995 Priyanka (D) "Khili Chandni Hame"(Female Version) A. R. Rahman
2005 Aparichit (D) "Kumari" Harris Jayaraj P. Unnikrishnan
"Iyengaru Ghar Ki" Hariharan

Harini rendered a series of devotional songs in 2012 on Lord Amman, Ganesha, Perumal among others, titled Om Nava Sakthi Jaya Jaya Sakthi, Vindhaigal Purindhai Nee En Vazhville, and Uchi Pillaiyare Charanam along with ace singer P. Unni Krishnan. The music was composed and produced by Manachanallur Giridharan.[6]

Television Title SongEdit

Awards and recognitionsEdit

Harini has been the recipient of several popular awards in the singing category. Some of her awards are as listed below:[citation needed]

Tamil Nadu State Film AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit