Ranjini Jose

Ranjini Jose [1] (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.[2][3]

Ranjini Jose
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Background information
Birth nameRanjini Jose
Born (1984-04-04) 4 April 1984 (age 36)
Nungambakkam, Chennai district, Tamil Nadu, India
GenresPlayback Singing
Occupation(s)Playback singer
Years active2000 – present

Early lifeEdit

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.[4][5]

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.[6]

She has sung for and along with big artists such as Ilayaraja, M Jayachandran, Alphons, Jassie Gift, Deepak Dev, Vishal Bharadwaj, Shankar Mahadevan, and many more.[7][8]

PresentEdit

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."[9][10]

Personal lifeEdit

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.

Partial discographyEdit

Year Film/Album Song Music Co-singer(s)
1999 American Ammayi Aadhyathe
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 Indriyam Manjum
2000 Indriyam Manjum
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
2001 Unnathangalil Nakshathrangal,Manippanthalil
2001 Bhadra Vaarthinkalo
2001 Noopuram Ithu Soubhagyayaamam
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 Thillaana Thillaana Kanimullakal
2003 Sahodaran Sahadevan Manjakili ...
2003 Kaliyodam Mouna Nombara Poomizhikalil ...
2003 Varsha Oru Sarodinte ...,Mounam Paadum
2003 Zameendar Mutham Pakarum(F&D)
2004 Greetings (2004 film) Thakilu
2004 Aparichithan Masam Masam
2004 Thalamelam Pacha Mani
2004 Youth Festival School Daysinu
2004 Parayam Njan Njan Parayam,Thulli
2004 C. I. Mahadevan 5 Adi 4 Inchu Bolo
2004 Students Gangaa theeram
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 Pandippada Ponkanavu
2005 Pauran Mouna Nombara
2005 Boyy Friennd Yo Yo Payya
2005 Ponmudipuzhayorathu Ammayenna
2005 Vacation (2005 film) Karimbe Kadakkanni
2005 Maanikyan Muttathe Munthiri
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 Chempada Kallurukkippoovu Kammalaninja
2008 Kanal Kannaadi Neela Mukil
2008 Gopaalapuraanam Aarum Kaanathiniyum Njaan
2008 Maayakkaazhcha Channam Pinnam '
2008 Thaavalam Thaavalangalilla .
2009 Red Chillies (film) Mazhapeyyanu M Jayachandran Reetha
2009 Red Chillies (film) Chendeloru vendu M Jayachandran Reetha,Rashmi Vijayan, Sayanora Philip
2009 Colours (film) Kumbari
2009 Nammal Thammil Siyano
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 Thoovalkattu Ninne Kandallulil
2010 Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey Naiyn Tere Hindi Debut
2010 Game (Telugu Dubbing) Ek Niranjan Arikil,Rock
2010 Viswasthan Marakkila Njaan
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 Kochi Kanavukal Viriyum
2012 Meow Meow Karimpoocha Kochu Kurumpaane ...
2012 Gajapokiri - Telugu Dubbing Julai Ey Chekkanu,Pakado
2013 Omege.Exe Parayumo
2013 Gypsy Ottayodu ...
2013 Nadodimannan Macha Macha ...
2013 Ente Chiri Chiriyo
2013 Naa Bangaaru Talli Chiru Chilake Telugu Debut
2014 Mithram Koottukkari Maina
2014 Oru Yakshi Katha Ormayil
2014 Toss Toss (2007 film) Oh Madhuvadhana
2015 Friendship Aska Piska
2015 Mariyam Mukku Mekkarayil
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) Google
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 Pranayam Yathrayakum,Vasantha Yamam
U Vellimanithaalam Sanyaasi Kalla Sanyaasi ...
U Nilaamazhayil Enthe Nin Priya [F]'
U June Pranaya'

FilmographyEdit

ActressEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
2008 Red Chillies Anna Bella Malayalam
2010 Drona 2010 Jyolsna Malayalam
2017 Basheerinte Premalekhanam Laila Malayalam

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ranjini Jose sizzled in silk lemon yellow kurtha at Jyotsna's album launch". The Times of India. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Ranjini Jose to Surprise Music Lovers". Mathrubhumi. 11 November 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Singer Ranjini Jose snapped at the music launch". The Times of India. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Mom is a Hindu, Dad is Christian. But, it wasn't a love marriage-Ranjini Jose". Mathrubhumi. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Viral Photo Muktha Ranjini Jose". International Business Times. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  6. ^ "The songs they are singing..." The Hindu. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Singing Her Language". The New Indian Express. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Ranjini Jose Lends Healing". Deccan Chronicle. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Music that unites". The Hindu. 2 November 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Laila Laila song: Ranjini Jose". Malayala Manorama. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.

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