M. S. Rajeswari

M. S. Rajeswari (Tamil: எம். எஸ். ராஜேஸ்வரி) (24 February 1932 – 25 April 2018) was an Indian playback singer who has recorded over 500 songs in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada language films.[1]

M. S. Rajeswari
M. S. Rajeswari in late 1940s
M. S. Rajeswari in late 1940s
Background information
Birth nameMadurai Satagopan Rajeswari
Born(1932-02-24)24 February 1932
OriginMadras Presidency, British India
Died25 April 2018(2018-04-25) (aged 86)
GenresFilm music (playback singing), Indian classical music, Tamil patriotic
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1946–2018

Early lifeEdit

She was born on 24 February 1932 to Madurai Satagopan and T. V. Rajasundari who herself was a singer and stage artist. Rajeswari was introduced to film singing by family friend B. R. Panthulu.[2]

Career LifeEdit

She started her career in AVM Studios where she was one of the resident playback singers along with T. S. Bagavathi. Her very first song was Maiyal Migavum Meerudhe in the film Vijayalakshmi produced by Pragathi Pictures, the forerunner to AVM Studios. During the 1940s, she sang for almost all the films produced by AVM before continuing her work independently. In later years, she was a popular voice for child artists.[3]

She rendered songs which consist of solos and duets in all of the AVM Studios early productions such as Nam Iruvar, Rama Rajyam, Vedhala Ulagam, Vazhkai, Jeevitham, Or Iravu, Parasakthi, Gunasagari, Penn and Chella Pillai.

She sang more often in the 1940s and 1950s compared to her work during the 1960s to 1990s. During the later half, she was only sought in songs that voice needed for small children.[4] Films such as Kaveriyin Kanavan, Kaithi Kannayiram and Engal Selvi are the earlier ones where she recorded her voice for child artists. Since 1964 till the 1990s she was only sought for playback for child artists.

She was the first playback singer for Kamal Haasan for the song Ammaavum Neeye Appaavum Neeye in Kalathur Kannamma when she was offered by AVM Studios after a break.

Rajeswari had recorded many songs for Baby Shamili. Her voice suits the best when Shamili was a child artist in Dhurga, Lakshmi Dhurga, Bhairavi, Sendhoora Devi, Sindhoora Devi, Thai Poosam, Sivasangkari, Dheiva Kuzhandhai and Sivarathiri.

Music composers she sang forEdit

She started her career in AVM Studios under R. Sudharsanam’s music. Later, many of her songs are under K. V. Mahadevan's music direction. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Shankar-Ganesh engaged her often.

Playback singers she sang withEdit

She sang immemorable duets mostly with T. M. Soundararajan. Others include Seerkazhi Govindarajan, A. M. Rajah, Thiruchi Loganathan, V. J. Varma, K. Devanarayanan, V. N. Sundaram, A. L. Raghavan, S. C. Krishnan, M. Satyanarayana, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Ghantasala, K. Appa Rao, K. J. Yesudas, S. P. Balasubramanyam & Mano.

She also sang duets with female singers with most notably with T. S. Bagavathi. Others are L. R. Eswari, K. Jamuna Rani, P. Susheela, Radha Jayalakshmi, R. Balasaraswathi Devi, A. P. Komala, S. Janaki, K. S. Chithra, Swarnalatha, U. R. Chandra, L. R. Anjali, N. L. Ganasaraswathi, K. Rani, Santha P. Nair & Kalyani.[5]

The singing actors she sang with were K. R. Ramaswamy & T. R. Ramachandran.

DeathEdit

She died on 25 April 2018 at the age of 87 due to ailments related to old age.[6]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Language Song Lyrics Music Director Co-Singer
1946 Vijayalakshmi Tamil Maiyal Migavum Meerudhe G. Govindarajulu Naidu
1947 Nam Iruvar Tamil Mahaan Gaandhiye Mahaane K. P. Kamatchi Sundaram R. Sudharsanam
Karunamoorthi Gaandhi Mahaathmaa K. P. Kamatchi Sundaram
1947 Rama Rajyam Tamil Oonjal Oonjal R. Sudharsanam
Oh Raani Mahaaraani T. S. Bagavathi
Yaavarum Sundharamaaga
1948 Vedhala Ulagam Tamil Odi Vilaiyaadu Paappaa Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyar R. Sudharsanam T. S. Bagavathi
Vaasam Ulla Poo Parippene T. S. Bagavathi
Aadum Mayil Paadum Kuyil
Iravile Vandhaan Inba Sugam Thandhu
Anandham Aanen Naan Aahaa
1949 Vazhkai Tamil Enni Enni Paarkka Manam Inbam K. P. Kamatchi Sundharam R. Sudharsanam
Senthamizhum Suvaiyum Polave K. P. Kamatchi Sundharam T. R. Ramachandran
Manamevum Aasai…. Un Kangal Unnai Emaatrinaal K. P. Kamatchi Sundharam
Aasai Kollum Meesaiyulla K. P. Kamatchi Sundharam A. G. Rathnamala
Uzhuthundu Vaazhvaar.... Paadupattaale Palan Koodum K. P. Kamatchi Sundharam T. S. Bagavathi
Senthamizhum Suvaiyum Polave (Short) K. P. Kamatchi Sundharam T. R. Ramachandran & T. S. Bagavathi
1950 Jeevitham Telugu Tikku Tikku Takkuladi Toleti Venkata Reddy R. Sudharsanam
Mana Manasu Manasu Ekamai Tholeti Venkata Reddy M. Satyanarayana
Priyamaina Rajaa…. Nee Kan Ninne Praminchinaa Toleti Venkata Reddy
Chakkanaina Boya Rajuni Tholeti Venkata Reddy A. G. Rathnamala
Bhoomi Dunnaloy Mana Desam Toleti Venkata Reddy T. S. Bagavathi
Nandha Gopala Neetho Ne Aadudhaanoy Toleti Venkata Reddy
1951 Or Iravu Tamil Thunbam Nergaiyil Yaazhedutthu Bharathidasan R. Sudharsanam V. J. Varma
Vasandha Mullaiyum Malligaiyum K. P. Kamatchi Sundharam
Kottu Murase Kottu Murase Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyar K. R. Ramaswamy & V. J. Varma
Vaazhiya Sendhamizh Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyar K. Devanarayanan
Padutthurangum Podhu…. Akkam Pakkam Yaarum Illai K. P. Kamatchi Sundharam dialogues by A. Nageswara Rao
Arumbu Pol Meesai…. Paartthu Paartthu Kanngal Rendum K. P. Kamatchi Sundharam V. J. Varma & T. S. Bagavathi
1952 Murattu Adiyaal Tamil Aahaahaa…. Indru Endhan Nenjil Saki Naushad
Izhandhen Unai Anbe
1952 Parasakthi Tamil O Rasikkum Seemaane K. P. Kamatchi Sundaram R. Sudharsanam
Pudhu Pennin Manadhai Thottu Ponavare K. P. Kamatchi Sundaram
Ellorum Vaazha Vendum Annal Thango T. S. Baghavathi
1952 Velaikaran Tamil Idhaya Veenaiyin Narambai Meettiya K. P. Kamatchi Sundaram R. Sudharsanam
Aanandame Aahaa Aanandame Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam
1953 Gunasagari Kannada Daari Thoro Prabo Shankara R. Sudharsanam
1953 Jatagam Tamil Kuzhavum Yaazhilsaiye Kannan T. K. Sundara Vathiyar R. Govardhanam
Maadugal Meitthidum Paiyan T. K. Sundara Vathiyar
Manadhil Pudhuvidha Inbam Kaanudhe T. K. Sundara Vathiyar
1953 Jathaka Phala Kannada Lalane R. Govardhanam P. Susheela
1953 Manithan Tamil Penne Ulagin Kanne Kanagasurabhi S. V. Venkatraman
1953 Nalla Pillai Tamil Joraaka Paadi Anbaaga Aadi C. Ramchandra T. M. Soundararajan
Thozhi Un Kann Edhire Kodi T. M. Soundararajan
1953 Prapancham Telugu Naa Premaraani Jeevanavaaṇi Sri Sri M. S. Gnanamani & Poornanandha A. M. Rajah
1953 Ratna Deepam Tamil Kaanamenum Thanam Kandaen Vijayakumar Robin Chatterjee
Kaadhal Endraale Mana Thunbam Vijayakumar
1953 Sathya Sodhanai Tamil Kaadhal Vaanil Nee Chandrodhayam V. Seetharaman R. Sudharsanam
Odi Vaa Odi Vaa Velli Mulaichi V. Seetharaman
1953 Ulagam Tamil Premaiyin Raani M. S. Gnanamani A. M. Rajah
1954 Penn Tamil Ettaadha Kilaiyil Kittaadha R. Sudharsanam
Sonna Sollai Marandhidalaamo T. S. Bagavathi
Bhaaratha Nattukkinai Bhaaratha Naade
Vaal Munaiyin Sakthiyinaal Ulagai Aaluvom T. S. Bagavathi & P. Susheela
Agila Bhaaradha Penngal
1954 Sangham Telugu Bale Balemani R. Sudharsanam
1954 Thookku Thookki Tamil Inba Nilai Kaana Innum En A. Maruthakasi G. Ramanathan
Kanvazhi Pugundhu Karutthinil Kalandha A. Maruthakasi T. M. Soundararajan
Piyare Nimbal Mele Udumalai Narayana Kavi V. N. Sundaram
1955 Chella Pillai Tamil Naadu Nadakkira Nadaiyile R. Sudharsanam T. M. Soundararajan
1955 Pennarasi Tamil Inbam Enggum Ingge A. Maruthakasi K. V. Mahadevan Thiruchi Loganathan
Chandhiran Madhiyam…. Paadhaiyin Mele Vizhiyaai Vaitthu Thiruchi Loganathan, S. C. Krishnan & U. R. Chandra
1955 Town Bus Tamil Chittukkuruvi Chittukkuruvi Seidhi Theriyumaa Ka. Mu. Sheriff K. V. Mahadevan
Chittukkuruvi Chittukkuruvi Seidhi Theriyumaa (Pathos) Ka. Mu. Sheriff
Ponnaana Vaazhve Mannaagi Poma Ka. Mu. Sheriff Thiruchi Loganathan & Radha Jayalakshmi
1956 Naan Petra Selvam Tamil Aiyaave Vaarunga Inge Vaarunga Ka. Mu. Sheriff G. Ramanathan
1956 Ondre Kulam Tamil Mangkilai Maele Poonguyil Kooviyadhu Surabhi S. V. Venkatraman & M. Ranga Rao V. N. Sundharam, N. L. Ganasaraswathi, K. Rani & Kalyani
1957 Mahadhevi Tamil Kaakkaa Kaakkaa Maikondaa A. Maruthakasi Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
Singaara Punnagai Kannaara Kandaale Kannadasan R. Balasaraswathi Devi
Sevai Seivadhe Aanandham Kannadasan T. M. Soundararajan
1958 Maalaiyitta Mangai Tamil Mazhai Kooda Oru Naalum Thenaagalaam Kannadasan Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
1958 Mudhalali Tamil Engirundho Vandhaan En Idhayam Kavarndhaan Ka. Mu. Sheriff K. V. Mahadevan
Aasai Kalyaanam Nalla Anbu Kalyaanam Ka. Mu. Sheriff
1Kunguma Pottukkaaraa Kona Kiraappukkaaraa Ka. Mu. Sheriff T. M. Soundararajan
1958 Sampoorna Ramayanam Tamil Pogaadhe Machan Pogaadhe A. Maruthakasi K. V. Mahadevan
Paakkraan Summa Paakraan A. Maruthakasi
1958 Thai Pirandhal Vazhi Pirakkum Tamil Mannukku Maram Baaramaa K. Muthuswamy K. V. Mahadevan
1959 Kaveriyin Kanavan Tamil Maapillai Vandhaan Maapillai Vandhaan Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass K. V. Mahadevan L. R. Eswari
Maapillai Vandhaan Maapillai Vandhaan Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass
1959 Madhavi Tamil Thottakkaara Chinna Maamaa Ka. Mu. Sheriff K. V. Mahadevan Seerkazhi Govindarajan
1959 Paththarai Maathu Thangam Tamil Aniyaayam Adukkumaa Ku. Sa. Krishnamoorthy G. Govindarajulu Naidu & Tiruvenkadu Selvarathinam
1960 Engal Selvi Tamil Ambuli Maamaa Varuvaaye Kuyilan K. V. Mahadevan A. L. Raghavan
1960 Ivan Avanethan Tamil Edhu Nijam Edhu Poi M. S. Subramaniam M. Ranga Rao S. C. Krishnan
1960 Kaithi Kannayiram Tamil Sundelikkum Sundelikkum Thirumanamaam A. Maruthakasi K. V. Mahadevan
1960 Kalathur Kannamma Tamil Ammaavum Neeye Appaavum Neeye T. K. Sundara Vathiyar R. Sudharsanam
Ammaavum Neeye Appaavum Neeye (Pathos) T. K. Sundara Vathiyar
Unnai Kandu Mayangaadha Mirugamundo Kothamangalam Subbu S. C. Krishnan, T. M. Soundararajan & A. P. Komala
1960 Mavoori Ammayi Telugu Kanipenchu Talli Kaapaadu Taṇḍri R. Sudharsanam
Kanipenchu Talli Kaapaadu Taṇḍri (Pathos)
Ee Byooṭīlo Nanu Minnche Mr̥gamundaa Madhavapeddi Satyam, Ghantasala, K. Apparao & A. P. Komala
1960 Mahalakshmi Tamil Chinnanchiru Kannan Andha Singaara Vannan A. Maruthakasi K. V. Mahadevan L. R. Eswari
1960 Padikkadha Medhai Tamil Paditthadhanal Arivu Petror Kannadasan K. V. Mahadevan
1960 Thangam Manasu Thangam Tamil Chinnan Chiru Veedu Onnu A. Maruthakasi K. V. Mahadevan K. Jamuna Rani & L. R. Eswari
1961 Intiki Deepam Illale Telugu Kapupupanta Kodukulani Acharya Aatreya [[[Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy]]
1961 Kumudham Tamil Miyaaw Miyaaw Poonai Kutti A. Maruthakasi K. V. Mahadevan
1962 Kavitha Tamil Oor Irundhum Veedu Illai A. Maruthakasi K. V. Mahadevan
1962 Sengamala Theevu Tamil Pesiyadhu Naan Illai Kanngal Thaane Chennai Ekalaivan K. V. Mahadevan
1963 Naan Vanangum Dheivam Tamil Naan Maraven Murali Gopala K. V. Mahadevan
1963 Kaithiyin Kathali Tamil Udhaya Sooriyan Malarnthadhaal Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass K. V. Mahadevan
1964 Amma Enge Tamil Ammaa Ammaa Enge Pone Panchu Arunachalam Vedha
1964 School Master Malayalam Kilukilukkumi Kilukilukkumi Vayalar Ramavarma G. Devarajan
1965 Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum Tamil Kozhi Oru Koottile Seval Oru Koottile M. S. Viswanathan
1966 Enga Pappa Tamil Oru Maratthil Kudi Irukkum Kannadasan M. S. Viswanathan T. M. Soundararajan
1966 Iru Vallavargal Tamil Kuvaa Kuvaa Paappaa Kannadasan Vedha
1967 Bhagyamudra Malayalam Mannaankattayum Kariyilayum P. Bhaskaran Pukazhenthi
1967 Ponnana Vazhvu Tamil Kadhai Kadhaiyaam Kadhai Kadhaiyaam Kaaranamaam K.V. Mahadevan
Enge.... Kunguma Chimizhe Gopura Vilakke A. Maruthakasi T. M. Soundararajan
1968 Dheiveega Uravu Tamil Sindhaama Sirippaa Singaara Paappaa K. V. Mahadevan
1968 Kalisina Manasulu Telugu Ammavamtidi Amta Mamchidi Master Venu
1969 Chella Penn Tamil Amma Sonnadhu Pole Kovai Kumaradevan B. A. Chidambaranath
1972 Dhikku Theriyatha Kaattil Tamil Poo Poova Parandhu Pogum Vaali M. S. Viswanathan
1972 Naan Yen Pirandhen Tamil Thambikku Oru Paattu Avinasi Mani Shankar-Ganesh L. R. Anjali
1972 Shakthi Leelai Tamil Thannai Vendravan Yaarum Kannadasan T. K. Ramamoorthy
1974 Amma Appa Tamil Paappaa Vandhene Paadugindrene Shyam
1974 Devi Sri Karumari Amman Tamil Amma Thaaye Karumaari Shankar-Ganesh
1977 Vidarunna Mottukal Malayalam Kaattiloru Malarkkulam Sreekumaran Thampi G. Devarajan Santha P. Nair
1982 Thaai Mookaambikai Tamil Isai Arasi Vaali Ilaiyaraja P.Susheela S. Janaki
1984 Vengaiyin Maindhan Tamil Kannaa Vaa Kannaa Vaa Shankar-Ganesh
1987 Nayakan Tamil Naan Siritthaal Deepavali Pulamaipithan Ilaiyaraaja K. Jamuna Rani
1988 Paatti Sollai Thattathe Tamil Car Car Super Car Vairamuthu Chandrabose
1988 Thaimel Aanai Tamil Endha Kadhai Solla Vairamuthu Chandrabose K. J. Yesudas & S. P. Balasubramanyam
1989 Paasa Mazhai Tamil Oru Paattu Un Manasai Vaali Ilaiyaraaja S. Janaki & Mano
1990 Dhurga Tamil Paappaa Paadum Paattu Vaali Shankar-Ganesh
1990 Lakshmi Dhurga Telugu Paappaa Paade Paattaa Shankar-Ganesh
1991 Aadi Viratham Tamil Ettadukku Maaligaiyil Vataamidum Vaali Shankar-Ganesh K. S. Chithra
1991 Naagamma Telugu Chakkanaina Neralonaa Vijaya Ratnam Gona Shankar-Ganesh Swarnalatha
Pattanu Vijaya Ratnam Gona
1991 Bhairavi Kannada Haadona Baa Shankar-Ganesh
Yaho Yahu
1991 Sendhoora Devi Tamil Yakkaa Yakkaa Yakkaa Yakkaa Elakkaa Vaali Shankar-Ganesh
1991 Sindhoora Devi Telugu Gajavadhanaa Devaraa Shankar-Ganesh
1991 Thai Poosam Tamil Anne Anne Anbu Anne Naagaraajane Vaali Shankar-Ganesh
1992 Dheiva Kuzhandhai Tamil Aana Maamaa Aana Maamaa Vaali Shankar-Ganesh
Aanaavum Aavanaavum Solli Thandheenga Vaali
1992 Sivasangkari Tamil Mama Mama Naanthane Nagamma Vaali Shankar-Ganesh Swarnalatha
Amaadi Abiraami Nalla Vazhi Nee Kaami Vaali Swarnalatha
1993 Sivarathiri Tamil Thenaali Raamaa Nee Vaali Shankar-Ganesh
1993 Sivarathiri Telugu Nataraaju Haaraani Naagaraaju Shankar-Ganesh
Unreleased Nagarathil Thirudargal Tamil Raajaatthi Koondhalukku Rojapoo Vaangi Vandhu Shankar-Ganesh L. R. Eswari

1968 || Siritha Mugam || Tamil ||Raajaatthi Koondhalukku Rojapoo Vaangi Vandhu

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Forum Hub".
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  3. ^ "Vazhkai 1949 – The Hindu".
  4. ^ "Jayalalithaa felicitates Tamil film legends at Indian cinema centenary ..."
  5. ^ "M. S. Rajeswari -Tamil film songs – Indian Heritage".
  6. ^ "Legendary Playback Singer M. S. Rajeswari Passes Away in Chennai". Archived from the original on 26 April 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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