Manimekhala Srilekha (born Koduri Srilekha), known professionally as M. M. Srilekha, is an Indian film playback singer and music composer, known for her works predominantly in Telugu cinema.[2][3] She is the only female music composer in the Telugu film industry.[1] Her paternal uncle V. Vijayendra Prasad's directorial venture Srivalli (2017) was her 75th film.[4]

M. M. Srilekha
Background information
Birth nameKoduri Srilekha
Born8 September[1]
GenresFilm score
Occupation(s)Film composer, playback singer
Years active1996–present
Websitewww.mmsreelekha.in

Personal life and career edit

Srilekha is the cousin of music composer M. M. Keeravani and popular director S. S. Rajamouli. She was married to Putta Prasad in the year 2003 and has a son.

She started her career as a playback singer at the age of nine and was assisting her brother in music direction.[1] She turned into a music composer at the age of 12 with the film Nalaiya Theerpu (1992) which was also the debut film for noted Tamil movie star Vijay.[5] She later composed for the movies Taj Mahal (1995) and Dasari Narayana Rao's Nannagaru.

She composed music for many movies in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam languages. Apart from South Indian films, She has composed for Hindi films like Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (1999), Mere Sapnon Ki Raani, Aaghaaz (2000) etc.[6]

Discography edit

As playback singer edit

Year Movie
1995 Aayanaki Iddaru
1996 Sampradhayam
Little Soldiers
Akkada Abbai Ikkada Ammayi
Devaraagam (Malayalam)
Dharma Chakram
1997 Pelli Sandadi
Annamayya
2001 Ammaye Navvithe
2003 Fools
2006 Sri Krishna 2006
2007 Chandamama
2008 Bommana Brothers Chandana Sisters
Koasalya Supraja Rama
2011 Kiran Datti

Filmography as composer edit

Year Film
1992 Naalaya Theerpu (Tamil)
1995 Nannagaru
Kondapalli Ratayya
Taj Mahal
1996 Oho Naa Pellanta
Dharma Chakram
1997 Navvulata
1998 Sivayya
Ulta Palta
1999 Preyasi Rave
2000 Moodu Mukkalaata
Aaghaaz
2001 Maduve Aagona Baa (Kannada)
Preminchu
Ammaye Navvithe
2002 Parasuram
Ninne Cherukunta
2003 Ishtapadi
Neetho Vastha
2004 Ammayi Bagundi
2005 Adirindayya Chandram
Nireekshana
786 Khaidi Prema Katha
2006 Tata Birla Madhyalo Laila
Sri Krishna 2006
2007 Operation Duryodhana
State Rowdy
Prema Charitra
Maharajasree
Laila Majnu
Mahalakshmi
Maisamma IPS
2008 Andhamaina Abaddham
Adi Vishnu
Maa Aayana Chanti Pilladu
Mangatayaru Tiffin Center
Donga Sachinollu
Thinnama Padukunnama Tellarinda
Veeto Vasta
Bommana Brothers Chandana Sisters
2009 Ram Dev
A Aa E Ee
Bangaru Babu
2010 Brahmalokam To Yamalokam Via Bhulokam
Dasanna
2011 Chattam
Dushasana
Operation Dusyasana
2012 Em Babu Laddu Kavala
2013 Benki Birugali (Kannada)
Pavitra
Park
Nenem...Chinna Pillana?
Operation Duryodhana 2
Kadhal Solla Aasai (Tamil)
2017 Srivalli
2022 HIT: The Second Case

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Music director MM Srilekha's interview on her birthday". Ragalahari. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Srilekha participates in Easter celebrations". The Hindu. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  3. ^ Ugadi Puraskar awards for women – The Hindu
  4. ^ "MM Sreelekha Makes Fun of Ram Charan | Srivalli Movie Pre Release Event | Neha Hinge | Rajath". YouTube. Archived from the original on 5 December 2021.
  5. ^ Kumar, S. R. Ashok (28 November 2013). "Audio Beat: Kadhal Solla Aasai - Love is in the air". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Archived from the original on 5 November 2018. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  6. ^ MM Srilekha Biography, MM Srilekha Profile – entertainment.oneindia.in

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