Madhushree (born Sujata Bhattacharya) is an Indian singer, who sings like the sister voice of Sadhana Sargam and, Madhu sings in Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu films. A familiar voice in A. R. Rahman's compositions, Madhushree hails from a musically inclined family, having previously been trained in classical and western styles music. Her father wanted her to be a classical singer, Madhushree joined the Rabindra Bharati University and completed her masters, but her desire was always to be a playback singer.
|Birth name||Sujata Bhattacharya|
|Also known as||Madhushree|
|Born||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Occupation(s)||Playback singer, singer|
Madhushree was born as Sujata Bhattacharya in a Bengali family in Kolkata to Amarendranath and Parbati Bhattacharya, who were her initial teachers. She was taught classical music by Sangeetacharya Pt. Amiya Ranjan Bandyopadhyay, a noted exponent of the Bishnupur Gharana and excelled in Thumri and Khayal. Later she started working for the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, through which she was deputed to teach classical music in Surinam.
Madhushree came to Mumbai to find a break in the playback singing industry. Initially, she recorded her music on CDs and sent it to notable people of Bollywood. One such CD reached Javed Akhtar. On Javed Akhtar's recommendation, she then made her playback singing debut through Rajesh Roshan's Moksha. She has then gone on to sing songs in films like Yuva, Aayitha Ezhuthu, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Ham Hain Ispal Yahan and Kuch Naa Kaho, Tu Bin Bataye, In Lamhon Ke Daaman Me.
She sang 3 songs in A.R.Rahman's Tehzeeb, for which she has been credited as Sujata Bhattacharya. Madhushree is known for "Kabhi Neem Neem" from Yuva (2004), for which she received the prestigious Sony Stardust Award as the Best Female Sensation (Playback Singer). She also sang a song 'In Lamhon Ke Daaman Mein' from the movie Jodhaa Akbar, music directed by A. R. Rahman. Soja Zara of Bahubali 2 - The Conclusion is her biggest hit ( Nominated for Best Playback Singer by Mirchi Awards-2018). She won the 20th Edition of Lions Gold Award for All Time Film Versatile Playback Singer and the ceremony was held at Bhaidas Hall in Mumbai.
|Year||Song Title||Film Title||Music Director||Co-Singer|
|2001||"Mohabbath Zindagi Hai"||Moksha||Rajesh Roshan||Solo|
|2002||"Nainaa Milaike"||Saathiya||A. R. Rahman||Sadhana Sargam|
|2003||"Na Shiqwa Hota"||Tehzeeb||A. R. Rahman||Solo|
|"Mujhpe Toofan Uthaaye"|
|"Tumhe Aaj Maine Jo Dekha"||Kuch Naa Kaho||Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy||Shankar Mahadevan|
|"Maahi Ve"||Kal Ho Naa Ho||Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy||Sadhana Sargam, Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan, Shankar Mahadevan|
|"Jab Dil Mile"||Raju Singh||Shaan|
|2004||"Pal Pal Hain Bhari"||Swades||A. R. Rahman||Vijay Prakash, Ashutosh Gowarikar|
|"Sadhiyaan Shamaa"||Lakeer||A. R. Rahman||Hariharan, Udit Narayan|
|"Kabhi Neem Neem"||Yuva||A. R. Rahman||Solo|
|"Tum Mujhe Bas"||Aetbaar||Rajesh Roshan||Kumar Sanu|
|2005||"Hum Hain Is Pal Yahaan"||Kisna: The Warrior Poet||A. R. Rahman||Udit Narayan|
|"Koi Aap Jaisa Mil Jaye"||Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi||Himesh Reshamiya||Kunal Ganjawala|
|"Kangnaa Re"||Paheli||M. M. Kreem||Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam, Bela Shende|
|"Aadhi Raat"||Shreya Ghoshal, Bela Shende|
|"Hanste Raho"||Humdum||Rajesh Roy||Solo|
|"Jaana Hai Jaana Hai"||Kasak||M. M. Kreem||Solo|
|2006||"Tu Bin Bataaye"||Rang De Basanti||A. R. Rahman||Naresh Iyer|
|2007||"Baazi Lagaa"||Guru||A. R. Rahman||Udit Narayan, Swetha Mohan|
|"Wahji Wahji"||Sivaji – The Boss||A. R. Rahman||Hariharan|
|2008||"In Lamhon Ke Daaman Mein"||Jodhaa Akbar||A. R. Rahman||Sonu Nigam|
|"Ek Meetha Marz"||Welcome to Sajjanpur||Shantanu Moitra||Mohit Chauhan|
|"Tere Bina"||Mukhbiir||Karthik Raja||Solo|
|"Chai Ka Bahane"||Chintu Ji||Solo|
|2009||"Yaar Mila Tha Saiyya"||Blue||A. R. Rahman||Udit Narayan|
|"Sau Janam"||What's Your Raashee?||Sohail Sen||Udit Narayan, Sohail Sen|
|2010||"Boom Boom Robo Da"||Robot (Dubbed version)||A. R. Rahman||Tanvi Shah, Rags, Yogi B, Kirthi Sagathiya|
|2011||"Sharminda Hoon"||Ek Deewana Tha||A. R. Rahman||A. R. Rahman|
|"Nau Meri"||Kashmakash||Raja Narayan Deb||Hariharan|
|2013||"Ay Sakhi"||Raanjhanaa||A. R. Rahman||Chinmayi, Vaishali, Aanchai Sethi|
|2014||"Anari Lover"||Ebn-E-Batuta||Tarannum Mallik||Raja Hasan|
|2017||"Soja Zara"||Baahubali 2-The Conclusion||M.M.Kreem||Madhushree|
|"Wahji Wahji"||Sivaji – The Boss||A. R. Rahman||Hariharan|
|2018||"Maee Re"||Dassehra||Vijay Verma||Rekha Bhardwaj|
|Year||Song Title||Film Title||Language||Music Director||Co-Singer|
|2003||"Nilavile Nilavile"||Aahaa Ethanai Azhagu||Tamil||Vidhyasagar||Udit Narayan|
|2004||"Thai Sonna"||Desam (Dubbed version)||Tamil||A. R. Rahman||K. J. Yesudas|
|"Sanda Kozhi Kozhi"||Aayitha Ezhuthu||Tamil||A. R. Rahman||Solo|
|2005||"Ding Dong"||Ji||Tamil||Vidhyasagar||Madhu Balakrishnan|
|"Mayilirage"||Anbe Aaruyire||Tamil||A. R. Rahman||Naresh Iyer|
|2006||"Perundhil Nee Enakku"||Pori||Tamil||Dheena||Madhu Balakrishnan|
|"Yelo Yelo Kadhal Vandhal"||Solo|
|"Pani Vizhum Kalam"||Manathodu Mazhaikalam||Tamil||Karthik Raja||Karthik, Premji Amaren|
|"Ithuku Thaana"||Thirumagan||Tamil||Deva||Naresh Iyer|
|"Uyire En Uyire"||Aadatha Aattamellam||Tamil||A. R. Reihana||Narayanan|
|2007||"Unnakkul Naane"||Pachaikili Muthucharam||Tamil||Harris Jayaraj||Solo|
|"Vaaji Vaaji"||Sivaji||Tamil||A. R. Rahman||Hariharan|
|"Puliya Kili"||Veerappu||Tamil||D. Imman||Harish Raghavendra|
|"Paisa Paisa"||Guru (Dubbed version)||Tamil||A. R. Rahman||Udit Narayan|
|"Kannan Varum Velai"||Deepavali||Tamil||Yuvan Shankar Raja||Anuradha Sriram|
|"Sanchaaram"||Kannamoochi Yenada||Tamil||Yuvan Shankar Raja||Shankar Mahadevan|
|"Nee Nee"||Machakaaran||Tamil||Yuvan Shankar Raja||Hariharan|
|"Vaigasi Nilave"||Unnale Unnale||Tamil||Harris Jayaraj||Haricharan|
|"Oru Kalavani"||Lee||Tamil||D. Imman||Naresh Iyer|
|"Pidikkum Unnai Pidikkum"||Aalwar||Tamil||Srikanth Deva||Solo|
|"Chandramukhiye"||Sajini||Kannada||A. R. Rahman||Naresh Iyer, Roop Kumar Rathod|
|"Eppo Nee"||Kaalai||Tamil||G. V. Prakash Kumar||Solo|
|2008||"Ragasiya Kanavugal"||Bheema||Tamil||Harris Jayaraj||Hariharan|
|"Naan Varaindhu Vaitha"||Jayam Kondaan||Tamil||Vidhyasagar||Hariharan|
|"Marudhaani"||Sakkarakatti||Tamil||A. R. Rahman||Solo|
|2009||"Siragugal"||Sarvam||Tamil||Yuvan Shankar Raja||Javed Ali|
|"Uyire Uyire"||Muthirai||Tamil||Yuvan Shankar Raja||Javed Ali|
|"Saarale Saarale"||Vedigundu Murugesan||Tamil||Dheena||Madhu Balakrishnan|
|2010||"Kacheri Kacheri"||Kacheri Arambam||Tamil||D. Imman||Mukesh|
|2011||"Un Peare Theriyathu"||Engeyum Eppodhum||Tamil||C. Sathya||Solo|
|"Nanbane"||Mankatha||Tamil||Yuvan Shankar Raja||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2012||"Yaavum Poidhana"||Aadhi Bhagavan||Tamil||Yuvan Shankar Raja||Solo|
|2013||"Ennai Marandhaen"||Ivan Veramathiri||Tamil||C. Sathya||Solo|
|2014||"Ivan Yaaro"||Nedunchaalai||Tamil||C. Sathya||Solo|
|2018||"Projapoti Mon"||Chalbaaz||Bengali||Savvy Gupta|
|Year||Film Title||Song Title||Music||Co-Singer|
|2004||Intlo Srimathi Veedhilo Kumari||"Nee Katuka"||Ghantadi Krishna||Hariharan|
|Yuva||"Sankuratri Kodi"||A. R. Rahman|
|Letha Manasulu||"Tholi Tholi Korika"||M. M. Keeravani||Tippu|
|2007||Sivaji||"Vaaji Vaaji Vaaji"||A. R. Rahman||Hariharan|
|2008||Swagatam||"Okarikokaru Nuvvu Nenani"||R. P. Patnaik||S. P. B. Charan|
|"Kotta Kottaga Unnade"||Solo|
|Jodhaa Akbar||"Teeya Teeyani"||A. R. Rahman||Karthik|
|Bheema||"Rahasyapu Kalale"||Harris Jayaraj||Hariharan|
|Homam||"Magaallu Mee Maatalo"||Nithin Raikwar||J. D. Chakravarthy|
|2009||Blue||"Priyudni Kalisanayya"||A. R. Rahman||Udit Narayan|
|Sarvam||"Rekkalu Vache"||Yuvan Shankar Raja||Javed Ali|
|2010||Puli||"Nammaka Meeyara Swami"||A. R. Rahman||K. S. Chithra, Harini|
|2013||Nuvve Naa Bangaram||"Pilichava"||Vinod Yajamanya||Solo|
|2019||7||"Sampoddoy Nanne"||Chaitan Baradwaj||Solo|
- Debut Album: Lagi Lagan
Released: 08-08-08 Released by: Royant Music & Big Music Music by: Robby Badal
- "Piya Lagi Laganiya"
- "Lagi Lagi"
- "Manat Nahi"
- "Aye Na Balam"
- "Jabse Shyam Sidhare"
- "Babul Mora"
- "Piya Lagi laganiya" (Video Edit)
- "Lagi Lagi" (House Remix)
- "Barsan Lagi"
Screen awards. Kabhi neem neem Radio mirchi awards Soja Zara: bahubali 2. AIR. Music Competition Stood Ist in khayal
M.A in music stood ISt and got gold medal Sangeet praveen 2nd in khayal in all India Sangeet visharad . 2nd in khayal in all India Got national scholarship in khayal guru Amiya ranjanBanerjee
|Award Ceremony||Category||Nominated work||Result||Ref.(s)|
|10th Mirchi Music Awards||Female Vocalist of The Year||"Soja Zara" - Baahubali 2: The Conclusion||Nominated|||
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