Ranjini Jose  (born 4 April 1984) is an Indian playback singers, lending her voice to several songs in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi languages. In a career spanning over 20 years, she has sung in over 200 movies and has acted in more than a couple, including the 2017 drama Basheerinte Premalekhanam. After getting a break in the Chorus Peters Chochin Chorus Troupe in 1998, she made her Playback singing debut in the Malayalam cinema Melevaryathe Malakhakkuttikal, beside K. S. Chithra.
|Birth name||Ranjini Jose|
|Born||4 April 1984|
Nungambakkam, Chennai district, Tamil Nadu, India
|Years active||2000 – present|
Ranjini was born on 4 April 1984 in Chennai to Film producer Babu Jose and singer and bank employee C K Jayalakshmi. She was brought up in Chennai, moving to Kochi after a few years. Ranjini did her schooling in three different schools, Sacred Heart Church Park in Chennai, MET Public School in Perumbavoor and Bhavans Vidya Mandir, Elamakkara. She considers her school life to be the most comfortable time of her life, where she grew up listening to various musicians like Ilayaraja, S Janaki and even international artists like Abba, Boney M and Michael Jackson.
Coming from an artistically inclined family, she always had an interest in performing arts, considering her teachers to be her biggest encouragement. Ranjini would visit film shootings and recordings with her father and mother which gave her a lot of insight into how the industry works.
When Ranjini was in her 9th grade of school, she became a part of the famed Cochin Chorus Troupe, traveling with them and performing the song Unaru Unaru, by S. Janaki. One of her music teachers was Film fare Award-nominated lyricist Santosh Varma. When she was in 12th-grade, she was called for the recording of her first movie, Melevaryathe Malakhakkuttikal directed by Thulasidas, with music composed by Berny-Ignatius, lyrics by Ramesan Nair. She sang with the National Award-winning singer K. S. Chithra, and Santosh Kesav.
Since then, Ranjini 's career took an upward leap, with her singing in over 200 movies across five languages. She made her Tamil debut with the movie Chanakya (2005 film), her Hindi debut in the movie Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey and her Telugu debut with the song Chiru Chilake, by Sharreth, from the movie Naa Bangaaru Talli. She has also acted in three Malayalam movies, the 2009 movie Red Chillies (film) starring Mohanlal, the 2010 movie Drona starring Mammootty, and the 2017 movie Basheerinte Premalekhanam.
In November 2017, Ranjini Jose founded the five-piece band Eka. A longtime dreamchild of hers, the group consists of 5 members, with Ranjini herself on vocals. They do multiple genres, such as Hindustani, Carnatic music, Folk music, Indian pop, and Rock music. They include filmy vernaculars, and also don't shy away from incorporating a few foreign languages into their music. The name of the band stands for something that Ranjini believes spiritually, - "It comes from the mantra, 'Ekam Eva advatheeyam' which says that there is only one power."
Ranjini Jose moved to Kochi from her place of birth in Chennai during high school. An only grandchild on her father's side, she used to travel to her parents' homes during vacations. She considers Michael Jackson to be one of her biggest inspirations, along with Alanis Morissette and Abba. She considers herself lucky to have been able to start her career at the young age of 15 and now works on her band Eka. She tours extensively, performing across India, the Middle East, the United States of America and Europe.She was married to Dj Ram Nair.They got divorced in 2018.
|1999||Holi (1999 film)||Holi Holi|
|2000||Melevaryathe Malakhakkuttikal||Theyyam Kattil Thekkan Kaattil||Berny–Ignatius||K. S. Chithra , Santhosh Kesav|
|2000||The Judgement||Oru Kodi|
|2000||Rapid Action Force||Kaarmukil|
|2001||Dupe Dupe Dupe||Kasthoori Maanmizhi .. Karpoora Deepangal,Poomazhayayi||Sanjeev Babu||M. G. Sreekumar|
|2001||Thenthulli||Sneha Pookkal||Samji Aaraattupuzha|
|2001||Sravu||Ente Munnil Pookkalam||Samji Aaraattupuzha||M. G. Sreekumar|
|2001||Innenikku Pottukuthan||Malamolil||Sanjeev Babu||Saranya|
|2001||Kakki Nakshatram||Kathirola||Sanjeev Babu||M. G. Sreekumar|
|2001||Achaneyanenikkishtam||Aa Thathaa||M. G. Sreekumar|
|2001||Oannam Raagam||Ingane Onnu,Then Vasanathangal|
|2002||Shambho Mahadeva||En manassil||Sanjeev Babu|
|2002||Www.anukudumbam.com||Akkam pakkam||Sanjeev Lal|
|2002||Jagathy Jagadeesh in Town||Kaalamitha ee kaliyile||Shakeer Jackson||M. G. Sreekumar|
|2002||Www.anukudumbam.com||Kilukilu kingini||Sajeev Raman||M. G. Sreekumar|
|2002||Videsi Nair Swadesi Nair||Marikkavil (F&D),Oru Thulli|
|2003||Melvilasam Sariyanu||Thaazhvaaram||K. L. Sreeram|
|2003||Sahodaran Sahadevan||Manjakili ...|
|2003||Kaliyodam||Mouna Nombara Poomizhikalil ...|
|2003||Varsha||Oru Sarodinte ...,Mounam Paadum|
|2004||Greetings (2004 film)||Thakilu|
|2004||Youth Festival||School Daysinu|
|2004||Parayam||Njan Njan Parayam,Thulli|
|2004||C. I. Mahadevan 5 Adi 4 Inchu||Bolo|
|2004||Aey Taxi - Kannada Dubbing Love (2004 film)||Margayare|
|2004||Manju Peyyum Mumpe - Telugu Dubbing Ammayi Bagundi||Azhake,Thaimasa|
|2004||Chekavan - Telugu Dubbing Anji (film)||Chikku,Kannadi|
|2004||Iruvar - Tamil Dubbing Iruvar||Kilimozhiye,Poonkodi,Shivangaliye|
|2005||Brahmam - Telugu Dubbing Bhadra (2005 film)||Evidunna|
|2005||Boyy Friennd||Yo Yo Payya|
|2005||Vacation (2005 film)||Karimbe Kadakkanni|
|2005||Maniyarakkallan||Va Va Manmadha Raasa|
|2004||Dhobiwala||Kiss kiss .|
|2005||Alai Payuthey - Tamil Dubbing Alaipayuthey||Aaro|
|2005||Uthrada Sandhya||Ponnazhakellam,Chinungi Chinungi|
|2005||Chanakya (2005 film)||'||Tamil Debut|
|2006||Vrindaavanam||Ambe Jaya ...|
|2006||Colourful||Paattu paadumo poonkuruvi ...|
|2006||Classmates||Ethra Kaalam Naam (Sathyam Collections) ...|
|2006||Jayam||Mizhiyiloru Theeyaay [F] ...|
|2007||Kangaroo||Aaraaree Raareeraro [F] ...|
|2007||Soorya Kireedam||Oru Swapna Chirakileri|
|2007||Subhadram||Nithyanandha Kari,Nee Paadum|
|2007||Ayur Rekha||Neelmizhikalo (F & D)|
|2007||Dubai Seenu - Telugu Dubbing Dubai Seenu||Kanya Rasi|
|2008||Thulasi - Telugu Dubbing Tulasi (film)||Oh Miya|
|2008||Glamour Nagaram - Telugu Dubbing Nagaram (2008 film)||Aa Aa Aa Machaane ...,Iniyum Parayaathoru ...|
|2008||Bad Boy - Telugu Dubbing Jagadam||Muppathiyaru,5 feet|
|2008||Vikramadithya - Telugu Dubbing Vikramarkudu||Jinthatha Chikka ,Dammare Dum Dum ..|
|2008||Chandu The Hot Hero - Telugu Dubbing Lakshyam (2007 film)||Evide|
|2008||Chase - Kannada Dubbing Shri||'Aaraanu Nee ...|
|2008||Thamburatti - Telugu Dubbing||Melle vaanil .|
|2008||Swapnangalil Haisal Mary||Daivamente,Ponnolivin||Jerson Antony|
|2008||Bellaari Raja||Pankajame Chandramathiye .|
|2008||Kanal Kannaadi||Neela Mukil|
|2008||Gopaalapuraanam||Aarum Kaanathiniyum Njaan|
|2008||Maayakkaazhcha||Channam Pinnam '|
|2009||Red Chillies (film)||Mazhapeyyanu||M Jayachandran||Reetha|
|2009||Red Chillies (film)||Chendeloru vendu||M Jayachandran||Reetha,Rashmi Vijayan, Sayanora Philip|
|2009||King - Telugu Dubbing King (2008 film)||Ettu Settum,Neeyum|
|2009||Kshathriyavamsam - Telugu Dubbing (Gemini 2003)||Oh Ethranaalaay ...,Dil Deewana ...|
|2009||Drona - Telugu Dubbing Drona (2009 film)||Vennila ...|
|2009||Chembaka Chelulla Penne||Enne Marakkaruthe,Vellambal poo nullan,He Penne|
|2010||Nayakan (2010 film)||Swapnathin kunnatheri [ kaatte vaayo ]||Prashant Pillai|
|2010||3 Char Sau Bees||Pathinezhaayaal||Jassie Gift||Jassie Gift , Baba Saigal, Pradeep Babu, Vibin, Sajin|
|2010||Swantham Bharya Zindabad||Sundaranaam||Kaithapram Viswanathan|
|2010||Naaleyaanu Thaalimangalam||Dukham niranjoru||Jayesh Stephen|
|2010||Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey||Naiyn Tere||Hindi Debut|
|2010||Game (Telugu Dubbing) Ek Niranjan||Arikil,Rock|
|2011||Collector (2011 film)||Rangeelare|
|2011||Sankaranum Mohananum||Manassin Kavadam (F)|
|2011||Koratty Pattanam Railway Gate||Mizhikalil mounamode ...|
|2011||Lovely Days||Aareyo ...,Ithu Vidhiyaanu ...,Nee Maayaamohini & Varoo ...|
|2011||Sri Rama Rajyam (Telugu Dubbing) Sri Rama Rajyam||Sitarama Charitam,Ramaniduvan & Devarkalikichicha|
|2011||Angane Thudangi (Telugu Dubbing) Ala Modalaindi||Oh Baby|
|2011||Seetha - Telugu Dubbing Ammayi Bagundi||Mridulamayi,Paaduvathenthe & Entheyoru|
|2011||Yuva - Telugu Dubbing||Kannithil Kanavaayee ...,Pala Pala Kanavukal ...|
|2011||100% Love- Telugu Dubbing||Thottu Thottu ...|
|2011||I Love You||Manassil Puthumazha|
|2012||Cinema Company||Cinema Company|
|2012||Meow Meow Karimpoocha||Kochu Kurumpaane ...|
|2012||Gajapokiri - Telugu Dubbing Julai||Ey Chekkanu,Pakado|
|2013||Nadodimannan||Macha Macha ...|
|2013||Naa Bangaaru Talli||Chiru Chilake||Telugu Debut|
|2014||Oru Yakshi Katha||Ormayil|
|2014||Toss Toss (2007 film)||Oh Madhuvadhana|
|2015||Swargathekkal Sundaram||Arike Arike|
|2015||Ayal Njanalla||Ennu Kanum|
|2015||Rudhramadevi (Telugu Dubbing) Rudhramadevi||Anthappurathilo Arayanna,Matha Gajame|
|2015||Rebel (Telugu Dubbing) Rebel (2012 film)|
|2015||Mirchi - Telugu Dubbing Mirchi (film)||Barbie|
|2015||Indian - Tamil Dubbing Indian (1996 film)||Two,Telephone,Kappaleri,Pachakilikal & Maaya|
|2015||Bombay - Tamil Dubbing Bombay (film)||En,Uyire,Namma,Nee,Kutti & Oru|
|2016||Welcome to Central Jail||Sundaree|
|2016||Yodhau (Telugu Dubbing) Sarrainodu||Private Party|
|2017||Dhruvaraj Jaganath (DJ) (Telugu Dubbing) Duvvada Jagannadham||Seeti|
|2017||Chandra (DJ) (Kannada/Tamil Dubbing) [[Chandra (film)]||Neelavana|
|2017||Take It Easy||Aadi Paadi ...|
|2017||Prethamundu Sookshikkuka||Pei Varum|
|2018||2 Days||Jawani Diwani,Koumaarame ...|
|2018||Lover (2018 film)||Adbhutham||Telugu|
|2019||My Great Grandfather||Grandpa|
|2019||Kurukshetra - Kannada Dubbing Kurukshetra||Jumma Jumma ...|
|TBA||King Fish||King Fisher Anthem - Hey Stranger||Music also|
|U||Vellimanithaalam||Sanyaasi Kalla Sanyaasi ...|
|U||Nilaamazhayil||Enthe Nin Priya [F]'|
|2008||Red Chillies||Anna Bella||Malayalam|
- "Ranjini Jose sizzled in silk lemon yellow kurtha at Jyotsna's album launch". The Times of India. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
- "Ranjini Jose to Surprise Music Lovers". Mathrubhumi. 11 November 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
- "Singer Ranjini Jose snapped at the music launch". The Times of India. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
- "Mom is a Hindu, Dad is Christian. But, it wasn't a love marriage-Ranjini Jose". Mathrubhumi. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
- "Viral Photo Muktha Ranjini Jose". International Business Times. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
- "The songs they are singing..." The Hindu. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
- "Singing Her Language". The New Indian Express. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
- "Ranjini Jose Lends Healing". Deccan Chronicle. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
- "Music that unites". The Hindu. 2 November 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
- "Laila Laila song: Ranjini Jose". Malayala Manorama. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
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