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Shakthisree Gopalan is an Indian vocalist, songwriter and performer, famous for her collaborations with the top south-Indian music directors/composers like A. R. Rahman.[1] Aside from the film music She has been making a substantial impact in the independent music scene, performing with various bands over the years dabbling in Pop, R'n'B, trip-hop and jazz.[2][3]

Shakthisree Gopalan
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Background information
Born (1988-10-25) 25 October 1988 (age 30)
Kochi, Kerala, India
GenresPop, R'n'B, Jazz, Playback singing, Indian Classical Music
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter
InstrumentsVocalist
Years active2008–current
Associated actsOff The Record
Pyjama Conspiracy
Websiteshakthisreegopalan.co.in

Alongside her success in the Indian film music industry she has been performing and releasing music independently in multiple languages.

She is an architect by profession, graduating from School of Architecture and Planning.

Early lifeEdit

Shakthisree Gopalan was born and brought up in Kochi, Kerala. She did her schooling in Rajagiri Public School, Kalamassery. She moved to Chennai after her school and pursued her degree in Architecture at the Anna University's School of Architecture and Planning.[4]

She was trained in Carnatic music for 13 years. During her 11th standard, SS Music conducted Voice Hunt 1. Since she was under 18, it ended with the auditions. Eventually in 2008, she won the second season of SS Music's Voice Hunt. She was first auditioned in November 2008 and got the opportunity to sing her debut song for the film Taxi 4777.[5][6]

CareerEdit

At the age of 13, Shakthisree Gopalan was already trained in the field of Carnatic music and rock. After having won the "SS Music Voice Hunt "[7] title in the year 2008, Gopalan debuted into film playback in the same year. She was placed third in the Chennai Live's Band hunt. In the year 2014, she performed in MCC (Madras Christian College) cultural fest at Deepwoods and National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli cultural fest Festember, SASTRA University cultural fest Kuruksastra'14,VIT University cultural fest Riviera 14 and Madras Institute of Technology cultural fest Mitafest 15.

"Off the Record" consists of Vikram Vivekanand (Guitar), Satish Narayanan (Bass) and Tapas Naresh/Vinay Ramakrishnan (Drums).[8][9]

In the film world she has recorded a number of songs for films such as "Irumbukottai Murattu Singham", "Kattradhu Kalavu". She has also been a backlisted vocalist for many A R Rahman compositions and eventually got her break by singing the title track for the composer's Bollywood film, Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012). She also got to jam the unplugged version of her Tamil film song "Nenjukkule" from the film Kadal with A R Rahman.[10] She performed live concert at Software Paradigms Infotech Pvt Ltd (SPI), Mysuru on 2 January 2015 along with Benny Dayal.[citation needed] She has won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil and the Vijay Award for Best Female Playback Singer for singing "Nenjukkulle" from Kadal.[11][12]

Apart from playback singing for movies, she also collaborated with Prashanth and released an indie single called Begin in November 2017.[13]

She also released ‘By Your Side’ in December 2016, in which she collaborated with Hari Dafusia, a Toronto-based keyboardist-producer, and Nigel Roopnarine, a bass player.[14]

DiscographyEdit

Films
Year Song Film Title Language Composer
2008 "Sorgam Madhuvile" TN 07 AL 4777 Tamil Vijay Antony
2009 "Yelantha Pazham" Rajadhi Raja Tamil Karunas
"En Uchimandai" Vettaikaaran Tamil Vijay Antony
2010 "Raja Sindinesm" Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam Tamil G V Prakash Kumar
"Sudhandiram" Kattradhu Kalavu Tamil Paul J
"Everyday"


"Dakkanaga"

Dam 999 Tamil Ouseppachan
2011 "Makkayala" Naan Tamil Vijay Antony
2012 "Uyir Thozha" Konjam Koffee Konjam Kaadhal Tamil Phani Kalyan
"Jab Tak Hai Jaan" Jab Tak Hai Jaan Hindi A R Rahman
"Nenjukkulle" Kadal Tamil A R Rahman
"Gunjukunna" Kadali Telugu (Dubbed version) A R Rahman
"Vazhkaiye" Haridas Tamil Vijay Antony
"Emaiyyaavu Rajaa"

"Enga pona raasa"

Maryan Telugu (Dubbed version) A R Rahman
2013 "Chenthalire" KQ Malayalam Stephen Devassy
" Mannavane" Irandaam Ulagam Tamil Harris Jayaraj
"Angnyaade" Raja Rani Tamil G V Prakash Kumar
"Imaye Imaye" Raja Rani Tamil G V Prakash Kumar
"Suruma Suruma" Camel Safari Malayalam Deepankuran
"Hey vennila" Pattam Pole Malayalam M. Jayachandran
"Hare Rama" Aarambam Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
2014 "Kadhal Kan Kattudhe" Kakki Sattai Tamil Anirudh Ravichander
"Thammil Oru Vaaku" Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram Malayalam Sean Roldan
"Padhiye Padhiye" Aaha Kalyanam Tamil Dharan Kumar
"Sathamilla Muttu Pola" Velmurugan Borewell Tamil Srikanth Deva
"Poonthikale" Mr. Fraud Malayalam Gopi Sundar
"Ayyare Ayyare"

"Vinave Vinave"

Raja Rani (Dubbed version) Telugu G V Prakash Kumar
"Vinmeengal" Malini 22 Palayamkottai Tamil Aravind-Shankar
"Azhagu Kutti Chellam" Azhagu Kutti Chellam Tamil Ved Shanker Sugavanam
"Naan Nee" Madras Tamil Santhosh Narayanan
"Saala Saloothey" Vizhi Moodi Yosithaal Tamil B.Aathif
"Kadhal Ara Onnu Vizundhuchu" Vaayai Moodi Pesavum Tamil Sean Roldan
"Ee Tharadha Jothegara" Chaturbhuja Kannada Poornachandra Tejaswi (composer)
2015 "Thodu Vaanam" Anegan Tamil Harris Jayaraj
"Usrey Nee" Mahabalipuram Tamil K (Indian composer)
"Vaaya En Veera" Kanchana 2 Tamil Leon James
"Reppakela vodharpu" Telugu (Dubbed version) Leon james
"Remember You" Neena Malayalam Nikhil J Menon
"Adada Onnum Solladha" Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga Tamil D Imman
"Thoonga Kangal" Maya Tamil Ron Ethan Yohann
"Don't You Mess With Me" Vedalam Tamil Anirudh Ravichander
"Naan Pudicha Mosakuttiye" Eetti Tamil G.V. Prakash Kumar
"Pularikalo" Charlie Malayalam Gopi Sunder
2016 "Azhagu Kutty Chellam" Azhagu Kutty Chellam Tamil Ved Shanker Sugavanam
"Aararo" 24 Tamil A R Rahman
"By Your Side" Single English Hari Dafusia, Nigel Roopnarine
"Koodu Vekkan" Jalam Malayalam Ouseppachan
"Yathra Manoramayude" Malayalam
"Bhoomiyil Enganum" Malayalam
2016 "Ore oru vaanam" Thirunaal Tamil Mahalakshmi Iyer
2017 "Kolai Ondrey" Dhayam Tamil Sathish Selvam
"Begin" Single English Prashanth
"Hai En Kai Mela" Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae Tamil Vishal Chandrasekhar
"Yaanji Yaanji" Vikram Vedha Tamil Sam C. S.
"Ilamai" Adventures of Omanakuttan Malayalam Arun
"Oohale" Mental Madhilo Telugu Prashanth R Vihari
"Kaarigai Kanne" Aval Tamil Girishh
"Vaa Velaikkara" Velaikkaran Tamil Anirudh Ravichander
"Angkale" Villain (2017 film) Malayalam 4 Musics
"Yelugula Taraley" Yuddam Saranam Telugu Vivek Sagar
2018 "Nishashalabame" Hey Jude (film) Malayalam M. Jayachandran
"Ilakal ayi Pookal ayi" Parole Malayalam Evelyn
"Pulari Mazhakal" Mandharam Malayalam Mujeeb Majeed
"Bhoomi Bhoomi" Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Tamil A. R. Rahman
"Kalla Kalavani" Tamil A. R. Rahman
2019 "Kaatil" Uyare Malayalam Gopi Sundar
"Nenena Nenena" Suryakantham Telugu Mark K Robin
"Padhe Padhe" Jersey Telugu Anirudh Ravichander
Ekantha Thaarame Saaho Malayalam (Dubbed version) Guru Randhawa
Mazhaiyum veiyilum Tamil

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Narrow-minded and insensitive: Singer Shakthisree Gopalan on Rahman concert walk out". New Indian Express. 15 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 November 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Star Profile Shakthisree Gopalan".
  4. ^ "Singing away to glory". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 15 November 2012.
  5. ^ Kamath, Sudhish (13 January 2011). "Three's Company". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  6. ^ Ramanujam, Srinivasa (5 November 2015). "Taking the retro route". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  7. ^ "SS Music". ssmusictheblog.blogspot.in. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  8. ^ http://www.myband.co.in/Off_The_Record/
  9. ^ "Off The Record".
  10. ^ "Shakthisree Gopalan - one of the most promising voices in Tamil cinema - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  11. ^ "I would like to play a superwoman: Shakthisree Gopalan - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Shakthisree Gopalan comes to M-Town - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Shakthisree Gopalan's new indie single Begin releases today". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  14. ^ Ramanujam, Srinivasa (21 December 2016). "Anirudh to release Shakthisree's single". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 14 November 2017.

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