P. Madhuri

Shivagnanam, known by the stage name P. Madhuri, is a South Indian playback singer. She has sung songs in Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu. She has twice won Kerala State Film Award for best playback singer.[1]

Madhuri in 2014

Early lifeEdit

Shivagnanam was born in Tiruchirappalli in a Tamil family on 3rd November 1943. She married V. Jayaram at the age of 13 and became the mother of two kids by 16. She was a part of an amateur drama troupe when Malayalam music director G. Devarajan happened to watch one of her performances at Madras. She was introduced to films by Devarajan through Kadalppalam (1969), in which she sang the famous Mappila song "Kasthuri Thailamittu Mudi Minukki".[2] Devarajan handpicked her and groomed her into one of the most successful Malayalam playback singers of all time.[3]

CareerEdit

She mainly sings Malayalam songs. She was probably the fourth most prominent female singer after P Leela, S. Janaki and P. Susheela in Malayalam in the 1970s and mainly sang songs composed by G. Devarajan Master. She has sung a total of 552 songs in Malayalam out of which majority is under G. Devarajan. This is a record in Malayalam film industry which no other female signers can claim. She has several folk songs, comedy songs, classical songs, devotional songs, romantic songs, sad songs under her credit, but what made her more popular was her ability to sing in high pitches. She had sung for all the music directors of that time, except MS Baburaj.

Some of hit songs of Madhuri
  • Panchami Thirunaal"
  • Thrikkappovukal Ilakkuri Charthum"
  • Yuvakkale Yuvathikale"
  • Unnipoom Kavilil Orumma"
  • Paalaazhi Mankaye Parinayicchu
  • Innenikku Pottukuthan
  • Himashaila Saikatha
  • Kasturi Thailamittu
  • Priyasakhi Gange
  • Prananathan Enikku
  • Kalyani Kalavani
  • Thambran Thoduthathu
  • Chakravarthini Ninakku
  • Chandrakalabham Charthi
  • Bhoomiye Snehicha
  • Kaattum Poyi Mazha Karum Poyi
  • Kaithapoo Vishariyumayi
  • Kanna Aalilakanna
  • Chakkikothoru Chankaran
  • Thullikkorukudam
  • Paalaazhi Kadanjeduthorazhakanu Njan
  • Kettille Kottayathoru Moootha Pillechan
  • Mallika Banan Thante Villodichu
  • Chenthamizh Nattile
  • Syama Nandana Vaniyil Nimnnum
  • Roopavathi Nin
  • Sindoora Kiranamayi
  • Neela Ponmane
  • Gandharva Nagarangal
  • Sangeetha Devathe
  • Ezhara Ponnana
  • Ambadi Thannilorunni
  • Manasil Theenalam
  • Punchiriyo Poovil Veena
  • Enthinenne Vilichu Veendumee
  • Pavizhamalli Ninte Kapolathil
  • Kasthoori Mallika Pudava
  • Kunikkitta Kozhi
  • Hamsaganam Alapikkum
  • Gokulam Thannil
  • Neelambarame Tharapathame
  • Veera Virada Kumara
  • Ragalapam
  • Njanapazham Neeyalle
  • Shucheendra Natha
  • Thena Vilanja Padam
  • Ee Elavathooru Kayalinte
  • Madirakshi Nin
  • Vembanattu Kayalil
  • Ambalapuzha Krishna
  • Mamaramo Poomaramo
  • Manathe Pookadamukkil
  • Kattile Poomaram
  • Rakkilikal Padi
  • Innale Udyana
  • Alila Thoniyil
  • Varmegha Varnante
  • Rajamallikal Poomazha
  • Pallimanikalum Panineer
  • Swapnalekhe Ninte
  • Kannampothi Le Le Le
  • Pallavi Paadi Nin
  • Krishnapaksha Kili
  • Thrikkakkara Pooporanju
  • Olangale Kunjolangale
  • Odi Vilayadivaa
  • Choodulla Kulirinu
  • Swarnakkodi Marathil
  • Samayamam Rathathil Njaan
  • Nadikal Nadikal
  • Manichikkatte
  • Ravorungi
  • Suprabhathamayi Sumakanyake
  • Shankanadam Muzhakkunnu
  • Anasooye Priyamvade
  • Makarasamkrama Sandhyayil
  • Poovithal Thooval Thumbale
  • Poovukalude Bharathanatyam
  • Nalukalulloru Nangelippennine
  • Uthishtatha Jagratha
  • Danthagopuram Thapassinu
  • Thankapavan Kinnam
  • Marimanmizhi Mallika
  • Allimalarkavil Velakandu
  • Yuvakkale Yuvathikale
  • Julie I love
  • Entho Etho Engineyo
  • Marimalar Choriyunna
  • Chuvappukallu Mokkoothi
  • Enne Nin Kannukal
  • Pallava Komala
  • Ayiram Villodinju
  • Indukala Mouli

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "official website of INFORMATION AND PUBLIC RELATION DEPARTMENT OF KERALA", kerala.gov.in, archived from the original on 3 March 2016 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. 12 July 2010. Archived from the original on 21 July 2010.
  3. ^ "പാട്ടിന്റെ മാധുര്യം - articles,infocus_interview - Mathrubhumi Eves". mathrubhumi.com. Archived from the original on 24 November 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)