Kasturi Shankar

Kasturi Shankar (Kannada: ಕಸ್ತೂರಿ ಶಂಕರ್) is an Indian singer who sings mainly in Kannada language. She has recorded few films songs in Malayalam and Tulu languages and many non-film songs in Konkani, Tamil, Sanskrit, Telugu and Hindi.[1]

Kasturi Shankar
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Background information
Also known asKannadada Kogile, Nadamaya Kasturi
Born (1950-11-01) 1 November 1950 (age 70)
Mysuru, Karnataka
GenresFilmi, Sugama Sangeetha, light music, devotional, folk
Occupation(s)playback singer
Years active1962

Shankar has sung different kind of songs like film, devotional, Bhaavageethe, classical and folk songs. In her 30 years singing career, Kasturi has worked with a variety of music composers, including T. G. Lingappa, M. Ranga Rao, Vijaya Bhaskar, Rajan–Nagendra, Gunasingh, G. K. Venkatesh and others.[2] She has sung many duets with Dr. Rajkumar, Vani Jairam, Dr. P.B. Srinivas, T. M. Soundararajan, Vishnuvardhan, KJY and with SPB. Kasturi Shankar's popular film songs like Sooryana kanthige (for Padmapriya), Sri tulasi daye thoramma (for Jayanthi), Rangena halliyage (for Aarathi), Sri rama bandavne, Raamanu baralilla made her name popular among listeners.[3]

Early lifeEdit

Kasturi Shankar was born in Mysuru on 1 November 1950 to Girijamma and J. C. Shankarappa. her father was a freedom fighter. She studied SSLC and trained classical music for few years. When Kanagal Prabhakar Shastry spotted Kasturi Shankar's talent, gave her a chance to sing in his film, called Bettada gowri. Then she went on to work with many super hit movies of Puttanna Kanagal, KSL Swamy, B. S. Ranga and with many others. Kasturi married to Shankar and they have two children. Now they are residing in Bangalore.

Notable songsEdit

some of her songs are

  • "gudi serada mudiyerada" (Bhagyajyothi)
  • "sooryana kanthige" (Thaayige takka maga)
  • "rangena halliyage" (Bilee hendthi)
  • "raamanu baralilla" (Mithileya seetheyaru)
  • "sri rama bandavne" (Paduvaralli panavaru)
  • "sri tulasi daye thoramma" (Tulasi)[4]

AwardsEdit

Kasturi Shankar has received many awards for her contribution to music. Few are

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kasturi Shankar". Gaana.com. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Listen to full songs - latest Hindi release - Kasturi Shankar - Hits From Kannada Films songs- 2006 - Kasturi Shankar - Hits From Kannada Films 3gp songs". saavn.com. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  3. ^ Mr Jatt. "Sree Tulasi Daye Toramma by Kasturi Shankar Mp3 Punjabi Song Download in High Quality- Mr-Jatt.Com". mr-jatt.com. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Thulasi". chiloka.com. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  5. ^ Ankita M. "Kannada Madhura Geetegalu". madhurageete.blogspot.in. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  6. ^ "The Basavashri awards were presented to Kannada poet Channaveera Kanavi and singer Kasturi Shankar". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 July 2015.