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|Born||10 June 1984|
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Rita was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She was exposed to classical music very early in life and started attending classical Carnatic music lessons at the age of five. Her mother Lalitha Thyagarajan is a veteran illustrator and artist in Chennai and also a classical veena player while her father is employed with a popular Indian daily. She later started learning Hindustani classical music and has trained under celebrated masters in Chennai. Her sister is also trained in classical Carnatic music and runs her own design consultancy business in Chennai. Rita did her early schooling in P.S. Senior Secondary School in Mylapore and moved on to do a Bachelors in Design from Stella Maris College like her mother and sister. It was in college that she discovered her penchant for other styles of music and experimented with commercial film and Western styles.
Rita started her career with D. Imman, who contacted her after listening to her demo CD which she had recorded after college. "Yendan Varungaalaveetukaraney" from the movie Aanai was the first song she recorded and from then she has recorded over 300 songs and jingles in all major South Indian languages. She got her big break with the song "Vada Mapillai" in Villu, and then recorded songs like "Allegra" and "Mambo mamiyaa" for Kandasamy in Tamil. She was nominated for the Filmfare Award for the song "Allegra". Her song "Vada Mapillai" won Best Song of the Year at the Radio Mirchi Music awards. She recorded songs in Telugu like "Khilaadikoona" from Athidhi for Mani Sharma and "Panchadharabomma" for M. M. Keeravani which again won the Song of the Year award at the Radio Mirchi music awards.
Rita has worked with music directors like Ilaiyaraaja, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Mani Sharma, D. Imman, Vidyasagar, Devi Sri Prasad, M. Jeychandran, and M. M. Keeravani. She also performs for stage shows in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Canada, USA, and Australia.
|Film||Song title||Music Director|
|Aanai||Yendan Varungaala Veetukaaranae||D. Imman|
|Saravana||Unnoda Purushanaaga||Srikanth Deva|
|Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkiradhu||Ilai Udir Kaalam||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Naalai||Azhagiya Dhoorathil||Karthik Raja|
|Thiruvilayaadal Aarambam||Kannukul Aedho||D. Imman|
|Oru Ponnu Oru Paiyan||Kalkona Udhattu kaari||Karthik Raja|
|Aarya||Jillendra Theeyae||Mani Sharma|
|Parattai||Engeda Azhagu||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Maamadhurai||Madhurai Madhuraidhaan||Karthik Raja|
|Cheena Thaana||Morattu Payalae||Deva|
|Malaikkoottai||Uyirae Uyirae||Mani Sharma|
|Kalloori||June July Maadam||Joshua Sridhar|
|Yaradee Nee Mohini||Oru naalaikkul||Yuvan Shankar|
|Arasangam||Jil Jil Mazhayil||Srikanth Deva|
|Uliyin Osai||Sozha vala naadu||Ilaiyaraaja|
|Thala pullai||Yedho yedho||S A Rajkumar|
|Magesh, Saranya Matrum Palar||Vizhiyil vizhiyil||Vidyasagar|
|Villu||Vaada Mapilai||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Villu||Jalsa||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Uyarthiru 420||Axhagiya Raavana||Mani Sharma|
|Karthik Anitha||Oh nenje||Jack|
|Kandasamy||Allegra||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Kandasamy||Mambo Mamiyaa||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Toranai||Pelican Paravaigal||Mani Sharma|
|Malai malai||Anbu manam||Mani Sharma|
|Thiru thiru thuru||Thiru thiru vizhiyae||Mani Sharma|
|Odipolama||Ading Ading||Ading Ading|
|Guru Sishyan||Kadhara Kadhara||Dheena|
|Bhavani: The Real Police||Mullai Malar Mele||Dheena|
|Gillida||Purushan kattura vayasula||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Ambasamudram Ambani||Kola kolaya mundirikka||Karunaas|
|Madhiya Chennai||Unnai patri sonnal||Ilaiyaraaja|
|Aridhu aridhu||Missing something||Thaman|
|Sura||Siragadikkum nilavu||Mani Sharma|
|Odipolama||Ading Ading||D. Imman|
|Ithanai naala engirindhaai||Jaalilo jimgana||Dheena|
|Sooran||Thappae thappillai||PB Balaji|
|Sooran||Vaa Maama||PB Balaji|
|Kee Moo||Azhagaana pasanga||Kalaivanan|
|Singam puli||Kangalal||Mani Sharma|
|Aadu puli||Kaadhal google.com||Sundar C Babu|
|Thalapulla||Ulagathin||S. A. Rajkumar|
|Thalapulla||Edho Edho||S. A. Rajkumar|
|Mappillai||Love love||Mani Sharma|
|Sabaash seriyaana potti||Sabaash seriyaana potti||Thaman|
|Yuvan||Fashion show||Joshua Sridhar|
|Yuvan||Sollu pecha||Joshua Sridhar|
|Uyarthiru 420||Azhagiya raavana||Mani Sharma|
|Vaagai Sooda Vaa||Thaila Kili||Mohamaad Ghibran|
|Pesu||Idhayam pesudhey||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Sridhar||Siruvan Sirumiyai||Rahul Raj|
|Jillunu oru sandhippu||Bussey bussey||Faisal|
|Vizhi Moodi Yosithaal||Ellora Sirpam||B.Aathif|
|Saamy Square||Molagapodiye||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Film||Song title||Music Director|
|S/O Satyamurthy||Chal Chalo Chalo||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Duvvada Jagannadham||Seeti maar||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Bharat Ane Nenu||O Vasumathi||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Pantham||Ek dham||Gopi Sundar|
|Chal Mohan Ranga||Miami||S. Thaman|
|Okka Magaadu||Nanu Paalinchaga||Mani Sharma|
Television Title SongsEdit
Rita - Sunrisers - Tamil / TeluguEdit
- "Welcome to Singer Rita's website". ritasinger.in. Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- "Rita singer interview part1 - YouTube". youtube.com. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- "Rita Thyagarajan Miami Release".
- "Rita Thyagarajan Bharat ane nenu pre-Release".
- "Rita Thyagarajan super hit Yaayum, Sagaa".
- "Rita, Allegro at Super Masti Nellore".
- "Rita Thyagarajan Anjali cover".
- "Rita and Haricharan, Poolane Kunukeyamanta, Super Masti Etv".
- "Rita and Sooraj Santhosh, Kilimanjaro, Super Masti Etv".
- "Rita and Kaarunya, Panchakattu, Chari, Super Masti Etv".
- "Rita Thyagarajan Devotional album, Strumm Music".