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Pooja Vaidyanath is an Indian playback singer who has worked in the Indian film industry. After appearing on several reality singing shows on Tamil and Telugu television, Pooja has worked on Tamil, Telugu and Hindi language films for musicians including A. R. Rahman, D. Imman and S. Thaman.[1]

Pooja Vaidyanath
Also known asA. V. Pooja
Born15 February 1988
Andhra Pradesh, India
GenresPlayback singing
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2013–present

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CareerEdit

Pooja was born to doctor Vaidyanath and Gita, a bank employee in Chennai. After becoming interested in Carnatic and Hindustani music as a child, Pooja regularly took part in singing talent shows and first partook and won in the Telugu show Padalani Undi hosted by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam on Maa TV in 2006. She later competed in the Zee Telegu Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Voice of Youth in which she was crowned runner-up in 2008, before also winning the Vaanampadi competition broadcast in 2010 on Tamil language channel Kalaignar TV. In 2011, she finished as a runner up in Airtel Super Singer 3 and the opportunity brought her offers from the film industry. Pooja worked with A. R. Rahman in his Hindi film Raanjhanaa and recorded for the song "Tum Tak", which a critic from Filmfare described as a "winner". Rahman subsequently recorded the song again with her in Tamil as well as the tune "Kaanavae" for the film's Tamil version, Ambikapathy.[2][3]

Pooja has subsequently continued to sing popular songs in Tamil films including "Parkadhey" from Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam (2013), "Yeppo Maama Treatu" from Jilla (2014) and "Aalaporan Tamizhan" from A. R. Rahman's Mersal (2017).[4][5][6]

Notable discographyEdit

Year Song title Film Language Music Director Notes
2013 "Thalaivaa" Thalaivaa Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar
2013 "Tum Tak" Raanjhanaa Hindi A. R. Rahman
2013 "Kaanavae"
"Unnaal"
Ambikapathy (Dubbed version) Tamil A. R. Rahman
2013 "Annamae"
"Naringa Uranga"
Annakodi Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar
2013 "Parkathey Parkathey" Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam Tamil D. Imman Vijay Television Awards for Favourite Singer Female
2014 "Yeppo Maama Treatu" Jilla Tamil D. Imman
2014 "Mosale Mosale" Yennamo Yedho Tamil D. Imman
2014 "Nenjankuzhi" Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham Tamil Prem Kumar
2014 "Manamae Manamae" Vanmam Tamil S. Thaman
2014 "Pesadhe" Thirudan Police Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
2014 "Yaen Ingu Vandhaan" Meaghamann Tamil S. Thaman
2015 "Jingilia Jingilia" Puli Tamil Devi Sri Prasad
2016 "Hello Mister" Kotikokkadu Telugu D. Imman
2016 "Elanthaari"
"Kannadikkala"
Maaveeran Kittu Tamil D. Imman
2017 "Aalaporaan Thamizhan" Mersal Tamil A. R. Rahman

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Complete List Of Pooja Vaidyanath Songs | Singer Pooja Vaidyanath Song Database". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Music Review: Raanjhanaa". filmfare.com. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Tamil singers hot in Bollywood". The Times of India. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Audio Beat: Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam - Songs to lift your mood". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Audio beat: Jilla - Big stars and some great music". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Music to mitigate pain". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 November 2017.

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