Priyadarshini (singer)

Priyadarshini Ram, also known as Priyadharshi Ram [1] or monomymously as Priyadarshini,[2] is a Singaporean-Indian playback singer[3] who has performed in more than 130 movies[4] in the Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi cinema industries.[5]

Priyadarshini
Dr. Priyadarshini.jpg
Background information
Birth namePriyadarshini
BornChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Genres
Occupation(s)Playback singer
Years active2003–present
Websitepriyadarshini.sg

She began her career as a playback singer by performing a duet song with Hariharan for the Tamil film Kadhal Dot Com, released in 2004.[6] She later sung a duet with S. P. Balasubrahmanyam in the Kannada movie Rocky.

She has worked with music directors such as Bharathwaj, D. Imman, Hamsalekha, Mano Murthy, Gurukiran, R. P. Patnaik, Rajesh Ramnath, K. Kalyan, and S. A. Rajkumar, and has also recorded jingles and albums.[7]

She holds Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore,[8] Master’s degree in Music from the University of Madras[9] and has a PhD in film music from the University of Mysore.[8]

Playback songsEdit

This is a partial list of notable films where Priyadarshini has worked as a playback singer.

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film/Album Language Song Co-Singer(s) Lyrics Music Director
2004 Kadhal Dot Com Tamil "Kadhal Kadhal" Hariharan "Palani Bharathi" Bharathwaj
2006 Kusthi Tamil "Masala Maharani" Ranjith Pa. Vijay D. Imman
2006 Julie Kannada "Navanitha Chora"
"Ee Haadu Modala Haadu"
"Solo" "K.C.Kiran"
K. Kalyan
Rajesh Ramnath
2007 Cheluvina Chittara Kannada "Kendowle Kane Chendadlu Kane"
"Bytu Coffee"
Chorus
Nanditha, Chetan Sosca
S. Narayan Mano Murthy
2008 Rocky Kannada "Snehada Chiguru" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam "Panchajanya" "Venkat-Narayan"
2011 Nandhi Tamil "Mayanginen Mayanginen" Mukesh Mohamed "Muthu Vijayan" Bharathwaj
2011 Sri Naga Shakthi Kannada "Baaramma Olidu" Badri Prasad "Goturi" R S Ganesh Narayan
2014 Naan Than Bala Tamil "Thiru Vai"
"Uyire Unakkaga"[1]
Solo
Srinivas
"Vaali"
"Na. Muthukumar"
Venkat Krishi
2019 Jhansi I.P.S   Kannada "Anuragada Aleyali" Solo "Mahesh Mahadev" M N Krupakar
2022 Khadak Kannada "Saddilade" Chethan Naik V. Nagendrapprasad M N Krupakar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Audio Beat: Naan Thaan Bala – Story and songs that impress". The Hindu. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2021.
  2. ^ "All ears to melodious nostalgic numbers". Deccan Herald. 17 May 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2021.
  3. ^ "When mics were hidden in flower pots..." Deccan Herald. 13 November 2021. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  4. ^ divya.perla. "ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಗೀತೆಗಳ ಮಹಾಪ್ರಬಂಧಕ್ಕೆ ಡಾಕ್ಟರೇಟ್‌ ಪಡೆದ ಪ್ರಿಯದರ್ಶಿನಿ". Asianet News Network Pvt Ltd (in Kannada). Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  5. ^ Mary, S. B. Vijaya (24 September 2021). "Singer Priyadarshini documents 100 years of film music". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  6. ^ Subramani, L. (29 January 2006). "Music is her world". Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 24 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Country's first PhD in Indian film music sings the success tune". epaper.trinitymirror.net. Retrieved 28 January 2023.
  8. ^ a b "Singer Priyadarshini documents 100 years of film music". The Hindu. 24 September 2021. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  9. ^ Author (17 September 2021). "Priyadarshini becomes the first playback singer to receive Ph.D". Star of Mysore. Retrieved 23 January 2023. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)

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