Malgudi Subha

Malgudi Subha (born 17 October 1965; also spelled as Malgadi Shuba) is an Indian playback singer. She has recorded songs in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.[1] In a career spanning two decades, she sang more than 3000 songs.[2][3]

Malgudi Subha
Birth nameSubha
Born (1965-10-17) 17 October 1965 (age 57)
GenresPlayback singing, Pop Singer

She began her career by providing vocals for ad jingles composed by people like A. R. Rahman and Viji Manuel.[2] She debuted as a playback singer in the film Nadodi Thendral, with music by Ilayaraja.[2] Prominent Indian composer A. R. Rahman's debut album, Set Me Free (also called Shubhaa Set Me Free), had all its songs sung by Malgudi Shubha.[4] The album, which was released in 1989 and went unnoticed, but became a good seller when it was re-released in 1996 by the label Magnasound.[4] She sang the song Thayya Thayya in the 1998 Mani Ratnam film Uyire, which was composed by A. R. Rahman.

Her first successful Telugu album, Chikpak Chikbhum, which was released in Chennai, sold ten lakh copies.[5] The songs were composed by Raj–Koti, under whom A. R. Rahman was assisted.

She has appeared as a judge on the Malayalam language music competition program Idea Star Singer. She is a judge in Star Singer 2 (Kannada), airing on Asianet Suvarna from 7-8 pm on weekdays. She is also a judge in the Tamil music competition program Super Singer in Star Vijay.

The South Indian actress Priyamani is her niece and Hindi actress Vidya Balan is her relative.[6]



  • "Indha bus than" - Veetla Viseshanga
  • "Kaadhal Paattu than" - Nadodi Thendral
  • "Thaiyya" - Uyire
  • "Thulluvadho Ilamai" - Sukran
  • "60 aayiruchu" - Mounam pesiyathey
  • "Thanni Vechu" - Jai hind


As ActressEdit


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  2. ^ a b c "My first break". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 23 May 2008. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013.
  3. ^ "The Hindu : Metro Plus Hyderabad : 'For me, the magical moment is now'". Archived from the original on 24 January 2010.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
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  5. ^ "The Hindu : 'Aatam Kondattam' is her style". Archived from the original on 22 May 2002.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ "Friday Review Chennai / Interview : Director's actor". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 13 June 2008. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013.