Shweta Mohan (born 19 November 1985) is an Indian playback singer. She has received four Filmfare Awards South for Best Female Playback Singer, one Kerala State Film Award and one Tamil Nadu State Film Award. She has recorded songs for film music and albums in all the four south Indian languages namely Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada in addition to the Hindi films and has established herself as a leading playback singer of South Indian cinema.
|Alma mater||Stella Maris College, Chennai|
|Years active||1995, 2003–present|
Sujatha Mohan (singer)
Shweta Mohan was born on 19 November 1985 to a Malayali Hindu Nair family in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She is the daughter of Krishna Mohan and playback singer Sujatha Mohan. She completed schooling at Good Shepherd Convent, Chennai and graduated from Stella Maris College, Chennai. She married her long-time friend Ashwin Shashi on 16 January 2011. Shweta Mohan and Ashwin Shashi have a daughter Sresta Ashwin, who was born on 1 December 2017.
Shweta started her training in Carnatic music at the age of 9 from Ramamoorthy Rao Sir. Participating in cultural events and competitions gradually drew her closer to music. She considers herself very fortunate to have done her first couple of recordings as a child artiste with none other than the Mozart of Madras, AR Rahman, for the chorus of the songs 'Kuchi kuchi rakkamma' (Bombay) and 'Accham accham illai' (Indira). Shweta has sung for music directors in India like Ilayaraja, A. R. Rahman, Vidyasagar, M M Keeravani, M. Jayachandran, Johnson, Sharreth, Ousepachan, Deepak Dev, Harris Jayaraj, Yuvan Shankar Raja, V. Harikrishna, G. V. Prakash, Mani Sharma, Kannan, N. R. Raghunanthan, Manikanth Kadri, Devi Sri Prasad and Anirudh Ravichander. She has sang many popular and famous film songs, including Enna Solla (Thangamagan) and Nee Koorinaal. Shweta is being trained in Carnatic classical vocal currently under Smt. Binni Krishnakumar.
Awards & nominationsEdit
Shweta has received five Filmfare Awards South for Best Female Playback Singer, one Kerala State Film Awards and one Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. She is also a judge on the famous singing competition, Super Singer on Vijay Television. She further gained fame via her famous performances on the show.
Shweta has recorded songs for film music and albums in all the four South Indian languages namely, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada along with the Hindi language and has established herself as a leading playback singer of South Indian cinema.
Shweta has appeared as a judge on several television reality shows and she also appears in music videos.
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