Mahathi S, known by the mononym Mahathi is a Carnatic musician and playback singer for film songs in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi languages.

Mahathi S
மஹதி S
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Mahathi during a concert in 2022 December season at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai.
Born
Mahathi. S

Other names
  • Mahathy
  • Mahati
Occupations
  • Singer
  • musician
Years active2003–present
Spouse
K. Sreekumar
(m. 2008)
Awards
Musical career
Genres
Instrument(s)Vocals

FamilyEdit

Mahathi is from a musicians family father Thiruvaiyaru P. Sekar is a vocalist and a disciple of Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna. Her mother Smt. Vasanthi Sekar, a flautist, is the grand disciple of Sri. T. R. Mahalingam, Sri. N. Ramani and Smt. Kesi. Mahathi is also the great grand daughter of the violinist Sangeetha Kalanidhi Pazhamaneri Swaminatha Iyer.[1]

CareerEdit

Mahathi underwent her initial musical training from her parents and from Deepa Gayatri of Trivandrum. When Mahathi's family moved to Trichur,[citation needed] she was put under the guidance of Sri. Mangad. K. Natesan. Mahathi underwent advanced Musical Training under the tutelage of Padma Bhushan “ Sangeetha Kalanidhi “ Madurai  Shri. T. N. Seshagopalan.[2] Mahathi has been awarded the Central Govt Scholarship for Carnatic Music in 1994.[citation needed]

Playback singingEdit

Mahathi's started playback singing in 2003 with a duet, "Iyyaiyyo Pudichirukku", with Hariharan, under the music direction of Harris Jayaraj in movie, Saamy. In 2008, Mahathi won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Naeraa Varattuma" from the movie "Nenje Nenje".[3]

DiscographyEdit

Year Film Song Music Director Language Singer(s)
2003 Saamy "Iyayaiyo Iyayaiyo Pudichirukku" Harris Jayaraj Tamil Hariharan
2004 Kovil "Puyalae Puyalae" Harris Jayaraj Tamil Karthik
2004 Chellamae
  • "Kadhalikkum Aasai"
  • "Vellaikkara Mutham"
Harris Jayaraj Tamil
2004 Varnajaalam "Nee Vendum" Vidyasagar Tamil Karthik
2004 Jathi "Vennila Kangalil" Agni Kalaivani Tamil Srinivas
2006 Nee Venunda Chellam
  • "Ennada Athisayam"
  • "Eppadiyum"
Dhina Tamil
2006 Sainikudu "Bayla Baylamo" Harris Jayaraj Tamil V. V. Prasanna
2006 Suyetchai MLA "Puli Varuthu Puli Varuthu" Sabesh–Murali Tamil Solo
2006 Varalaaru "Innisai" A. R. Rahman Tamil Saindhavi, Naresh Iyer
2007 Nee Naan Nila "Oyyalae" Dhina Tamil Silambarasan
2007 Thoovanam "SMSla Kadhal" Isaac Thomas Kottukapally Tamil Naresh Iyer, Vinaya, Sathyan
2007 Maharathi "Maja Maja" Gurukiran Telegu Udit Narayan
2008 Bheema "Mudhal Mazhai" Harris Jayaraj Tamil Hariharan, R. Prasanna
2008 Homam "Katti Naaku Gucchadammo" Nithin Raikwar Telegu Solo
2008 Satyam "Paal Pappaali" Harris Jayaraj Tamil Ranjith
2008 Vaazhthugal "Enthan Vaanamum Neethan" Yuvan Shankar Raja Tamil Haricharan
2008 Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu "Potta Kuruviyo" Vidyasagar Tamil Haricharan
2008 Nenjathai Killadhe "Naera Varattuma" Premji Amaran Tamil Prasanna
2009 Ayan "Nenje Nenje" Harris Jayaraj Tamil Harish Raghavendra
2009 Oru Kadhalan Oru Kadhali "Galagalagalappa" Bharani Tamil Tippu
2009 Anthony Yaar? "Kai Thattamal" Dhina Tamil Solo
2009 Mariyadhai "Inbamay" Vijay Antony Tamil Udit Narayan
2009 Delhi-6 "Genda Phool" A. R. Rahman Hindi Rekha Bhardwaj, Shraddha Pandit, Sujata Mazumder
2010 Nellu "Muthu Muthu" S. S. Kumaran Tamil S. S. Kumaran, Yash Golcha
2011 Osthe "Neduvaali" S. Thaman Tamil Rahul Nambiar
2011 Vellore Maavattam "Unnai Unnai" Sundar C Babu Tamil Krish
2011 Engeyum Kadhal "Thee Illai" Harris Jayaraj Tamil Naresh Iyer, Mukesh, Gopal Rao, Ranina Reddy
2011 Potta Potti Potta Potti Aruldev Tamil Hariharan, Aruldev
2014 Ra Ra Krishnayya "Seetha Kalyanam" Achu Rajamani Telugu Solo
2014 Theriyama Unna Kadhalichitten "Nelavukum Naanum Perakkum" P.R.Srinath Tamil Rahul Nambiar
2015 Yennai Arindhaal "Unakkenna Venum Sollu" Harris Jayaraj Tamil Benny Dayal
2016 Angali Pangali "Nee Nee Neeyanai" Srikanth Deva Tamil Haricharan
2019 Dev "She Is My Girl" Harris Jayaraj Tamil Haricharan, Christopher Stanley
2021 'Vanji Aval Pearazhagi' Gersan Tamil Sam Vishal

Television worksEdit

Mahathi presented the music based quiz program, "Aaha Paadalam" on Doordarshan Podhigai TV with Raaghav.[4] In October 2005 she presented Ilaiyaraja's Live-in Concert organised by Jaya TV, "Andrum Indrum Endrum" with actor Parthiban.[5]

Titles, awards, and other recognitionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mayakkum Margazhi: I usually don't go past 5 minutes for an RTP, says Mahathi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 January 2023.
  2. ^ Sundar, Rema (17 August 2017). "'I cherish the experience of learning from maestros'". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 22 January 2023.
  3. ^ "Front Page : Rajini, Kamal win best actor awards". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 29 September 2009. Archived from the original on 1 October 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Aaha Paadalam". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 13 February 2004. Archived from the original on 11 July 2004.
  5. ^ "The Raja still reigns supreme". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 21 October 2005. Archived from the original on 16 September 2006.
  6. ^ "Mahathi gets fourth time lucky". The Times of India. 27 May 2009. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Women Exclusive Awards - Poornima Bhagyaraj - Mahathi - S Ve Shekar". www.behindwoods.com. 5 May 2011.