Manjari (Indian singer)
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Manjari (Malayalam: മഞ്ജരി; born 17 April 1986) is an Indian playback singer and Hindustani vocalist. She was born in 1986 at Taliparamba in Kannur district and grew up in Muscat .Her first stage performance was with Shiva, the Kolkata - based rock bad, when she was in class eight.
|Born||17 April 1986|
|Years active||2004 – present|
Manjari was introduced into the world of film music by Ilaiyaraaja in the Sathyan Anthikad movie, 'Achuvinte Amma'. She sang two songs in the movie, a duet 'Swasathin Thalam' with Dr. K.J. Yesudas and a solo 'Tamarakuruvikku' in the movie. Since her début, she has worked with the likes of Ramesh Narayan, Ilayaraaja, M. G. Radhakrishnan, Kaithapram Viswanathan, Vidyasagar, M. Jayachandran and the late Raveendran. She has also sung for albums such as Balabhaskar's Mazhayil Aaro Oral. She has over 200 Tamil and Malayalam films and several albums to her credit. Since 2004, Manjari has performed Hindustani Classical concerts in India and the world over under the prestigious banner of "Soorya". Manjari also gained popularity as a Ghazal singer. She performed an exclusive Ghazal show titled 'Khayal' in 'Media One TV' featuring popular Ghazals of yesteryears.
Manjari won the Kerala State Film Award for the best female singer twice; first in 2004, for the song Mukilin makale in the film Makalku and second in 2008 for the song Mullulla Murikkinmel in Vilapangalkappuram. Manjari is a popular playback singer and Live performer today. She has set up her own band for Ghazal Concerts and performs at various venues in India and abroad. Manjari continues to pursue her studies in Hindustani Classical Music under the tutelage of Pandit Ramesh Julé of Kirana Gharana.
In 2016 she won the prestigious Sahir and Adeeb International Award for her contribution to Urdu and the genre of ghazals. Among the four recipients, she was the only Indian to receive the award in 2016. She is also the youngest Indian to receive the eminent award. In the past Adeeb International has awarded the Sahir and Adeeb awards to almost 60 eminent personalities and legends like Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, Kaifi Azmi, B R Chopra, Shabana Azmi, Sharmila Tagore, Begum Bushra Rehman amongst others.
She was born to Babu Rajendran and Dr. Latha; she also has a younger sister named Madhuri. She is an alumnus of Indian School Al Wadi Al Kabir in the Sultanate of Oman.
|2004||Vamanapuram Bus Route||Thane En|
|2005||Ponmudipuzhayorathu||Oru Chiri Kandal|
|2005||Achuvinte Amma||Thamarakuruvikku||Asianet Award|
|2005||Achuvinte Amma||Swasathin Thalam|
|2005||Makalkku||Mukilin Makalee||Kerala State Award|
|2005||Kochi Rajavu||Kinavin Kilikale|
|2006||Out of Syllabus||Poi varuvaan||Hamma hamma ho|
|2006||Vadakkumnathan||Paahi Param Porule|
|2006||Baba Kalyani||Kai Niraye|
|2006||Classmates||Chillu Jalaka Vathilil|
|2006||Note Book||Iniyum Mounamo|
|2007||Hello||Mazhavillin Neelima, Bhajan|
|2008||Positive||Orikkal née paranju|
|2008||Vilapangalkappuram||Mullulla Murikkinmel||Kerala State Award|
|2008||Urangan Nee Enikku|
|2009||Pazhassi Raja||Ambum Kombum|
|2009||Love in Singapore||Magic Magic|
|2009||Bharya Swantham Suhurthu||Mandara Manavatty|
|2009||My Big Father||Nirathingale|
|2010||Yakshiyum Njanum||Thenundo Poove|
|2010||Music Video||Chandala-bhikshuki (based on Mahakavi Kumaran Asan's poem)||Ajayan (director), Actors: Tom George Kolath as Ananda bhikshu (Buddha's disciple) and Jyothirmayi as Matangi (Chandala woman)|
|2010||Plus Two||Manjadi Choppulla|
|2010||D Nova||Oru Nertha|
|2011||Urumi||Chinni Chinni||*Various Awards – See Below|
|2011||China Town||Innu Penninu|
|2011||Uppukandam Brothers 2||Ishtam Nin Ishtam|
|2011||Raghuvinte Swantham Rasiya||Kaatte Nee Kando|
|2011||Manushya Mrigam||Aalin Kombil|
|2011||Vellaripravinte Changathi||Naanam Chaalicha|
|2012||Padmasree Saroj Kumar||Mozhikalum|
|2012||Navagatharkku Swagatham||Pokku Veyil|
|2012||Naughty Professor||Thalam Thiru Thalam|
|2012||Cinema Company||Soni Lagdi|
|2012||Manthrikan||Mukundante Vesham Kettum|
|2012||Maad Dad||Oru Naalum|
|2013||Bangles||Ninakkai Ente Janmam|
|2013||Ladies and Gentleman||Kandathinappuram|
|2013||Thomson Villa||Poo Thumbi Va|
|2014||How Old are You||Va Vayassu Chollidan|
|2014||Avarude Veedu||Melle Manasinte|
|2015||Njan Samvidhanam Cheyyum||Maranno Swarangal|
|2015||Chirakodinja Kinavukal||Omale Aromale|
|2016||Puthiya Niyamam||Penninu Chilambunde|
|2016||King Liar||Perumnuna Puzha|
In 2014, Manjari released her first Hindi Single titled 'Aiy Aiy Yaa'  with Crescendo Music. The Lyrics of Alok Jha is composed by Santosh Nair. The video was shot in exotic locations of Dubai.
In 2015, Manjari released a Malayalam single titled 'Anuragam' which was composed and sung by the artist. She also featured in the video shot in Munnar under the direction of VK Prakash.
She has also sung title songs for several Malayalam television series like Swami Ayyapan ,Krishnakripasagaram , and Sreekrishnaleela.
- Smart singer as Judge
- Pathinalam ravu as Judge
- Khayal as Host
- Surya super singer as Judge
- 2004 – Best Playback Singer – Makalkku ('Mukilin Makale')
- 2008 – Best Playback Singer – Vilapangalkappuram ('Mullulla Murikkinmel')
- 2012 – Vanitha Film Awards – Best Female Playback -Urumi ('Chinni Chinni')
- 2012 – Ramu Kariat Film Awards – Best Female Playback- Urumi ('Chinni Chinni')
- 2012 – Mathrubhumi Film Awards – Popular Singer of the Year -Urumi ('Chinni Chinni')
- 2012 – Surya/Film Producers Awards- Best Female Playback – Urumi ('Chinni Chinni')
- 2012 – Amrita Film Awards- Best Female Playback – Urumi ('Chinni Chinni')
- 2012 – Jaihind Film Awards- Best Female Playback – Urumi ('Chinni Chinni')
- 2012 – Kerala Film Critics Award- Best Female Playback
- Nominated : 2011 – Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback
Sahir and Adeeb International Award:
- 2016 – Sahir and Adeeb International Award for her contribution to Urdu language and ghazals 
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