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Suzanne D'Mello, formerly known as Suzie Q, is an Indian playback singer of Bollywood films and other regional films. She also has voiced jingles for television advertisements.[1]

Suzanne D'Mello
Also known asSuzanne Dmello, Suzie Q
Born (1978-10-15) 15 October 1978 (age 41)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
GenresPop, Jazz, R&B.
Occupation(s)Singer, Song Writer, Vocal Arranger, Lyricst
Years active1994–present

CareerEdit

Over the years, Suzanne has worked with several music directors including A.R. Rahman, Pritam, Sajid Wajid, Ilaiyaraaja, Harris Jayaraj, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Salim-Sulaiman, Anu Malik, Bappi Lahiri and Vishal-Shekhar. She has sung up to 50 songs as a playback singer in Bollywood. In 2006, Suzanne sang her first playback song for music director Pritam – "Khalish" from the film ' Chocolate'. The song that first got her recognised was "Mahiya" from the film ' Awaarapan', for which she received her First nomination at the Stardust Awards in 2008. This was followed by a string of superhits like " Jee Karda" from 'Singh Is Kinng', "Pyaar Karke" from 'Pyaar Ke Side Effects', "Signaal" from 'Bhagam Bhag', "Meow" from 'Golmaal Returns'.[2]

Her super hit "Aye Bachchu" from the Blockbuster 'Ghajini', earned her a nomination at the Tata Indicom Mirchi Music Awards 2009. Following this was yet another String of Super Hit Songs like "Surili Ankhiyon Wale" from 'Veer', "Rishtey Naatey" from 'De Dana Dan', "Chiggy Wiggy" from Blue where Suzanne collaborated yet again with A.R.Rahman and Australian Pop Star, Kylie Minogue, and "Naina Miley" from 'Robot'. Her Super Hit Songs that have topped the charts are "Challa" from 'Crook' and "No Problem" from 'No Problem'. Besides Bollywood, Suzanne has a few Hits even in the South. She received great recognition and appreciation for her vocals on "Hosannah" from "Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya" (Tamil), "Nalamdhana" from 'Silambattam' (Tamil) and currently for the song "Ayyayo Ayyayo" from 'Veera Parampare' (Kannada).

Besides Bollywood, D'Mello has two songs "Latika's Theme" and "Dreams on Fire" in the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning soundtrack of the Hollywood film Slumdog Millionaire (2008). She was also part of A. R. Rahman's Jai Ho tour.[3]

Suzanne also tours with her Band performing Western music covering genres like RnB, Retro, Jazz, Pop, Country and Broadway.

Suzanne is also the Vocal Producer and Arranger for India's popular a cappella group Raaga Trippin'.[4] The band covers both Western and Bollywood songs in Acapella which is simply music without instruments using the voice only. Suzanne has toured India and the world with these Bands and is currently working on her own album.[1]

DiscographyEdit

Year Song Name Film Name
2002 Yahan Pe Sab Shanti Shanti Hai Raaz
2005 Khalish Chocolate
2005 Jhoom Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena
2006 Signaal Bhagam Bhag
2006 Pyaar Karke Pyaar Ke Side Effects
2006 Paisa Paisa Apna Sapna Money Money
2006 Dil Laga Na[5] Dhoom 2
2006 Shake It Naksha
2006 Hibbaki The Killer
2007 "You're My Love"[5] Partner
2007 "Do You Wanna Partner"[5] Partner
2007 "Dupatta Tera Nau Rang Da"[5] Partner
2007 So Cool Go
2007 Mahiya Awaarapan
2008 "Aye Bachchu"[5] Ghajini
2008 Nallamdhana Silambattam (Tamil)
2008 Tu Mera Jumbo Jumbo
2008 Jee Karda[5] Singh Is Kinng
2008 "Meow" (English and Hindi)[5] Golmaal Returns
2008 "Vacancy"[5] Golmaal Returns
2008 EMI EMI
2008 Khushi Drona (Backup singer)
2008 Hey Ya Kidnap
2008 Hello Hello
2008 Rubaru Ru Ba Ru
2008 Na Dekho Ru Ba Ru
2008 Khwab Dekhe [Sexy Lady] Race (Backing and English Vocals)
2008 Mujhpe Toh Jadoo Race (Backing and English Vocals)
2008 Race Saason Ki Race (Backing and English Vocals)
2008 Zara Zara Touch Me Race (Backing and English Vocals)
2009 Dil Dara Ve Maan Sanmaan ( Marathi)
2009 "Kites in the Sky"[5] Kites
2009 "Surili Akhiyon Wale"[5] Veer
2009 Rishte Naate De Dana Dan
2009 "Prem Ki Naiyya"[5] Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
2009 Hey Ya! Kidnap
2009 Chiggy Wiggy Blue
2009 Poorza Poorza Life Partner (English Vocals)
2009 "Ishq Vishk"[5] Wanted
2009 "Le Le Mazaa"[5] Wanted (Backing and Spanish Vocals)
2009 Bhangra Bistar Dil Bole Hadippa! (Backing Vocals)
2009 Aahun Aahun Love Aaj Kal
2009 Twist Love Aaj Kal (English Vocals) by Saif Ali Khan
2009 Aalam Guzrne Ko Kal Kissne Dekha
2009 Soniye Billori Kal Kissne Dekha
2009 "Don't Say Alvida"[5] Main Aurr Mrs Khanna
2009 Latika's Theme[5] Slumdog Millionaire
2009 Dreams on Fire[5] Slumdog Millionaire
2010 "No Problem"[5] No Problem
2010 Ayyayyo Ayyayyo Veera Parampare
2010 Challa Crook
2010 Naina Mile Endhiran(Robot In Hindi)
2010 Kehna Hai Help
2010 Attrah Baras Ki Hello Darling
2010 Sajde (Remix) Khatta Meetha (English Vocals)
2010 Ee Hridayam Ye Maaya Chesave (soundtrack) (Telugu)
2010 Tum chain ho Milenge Milenge
2010 Hosanna Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya (soundtrack)(Tamil)
2011 Tum Ho Rockstar (soundtrack)
2011 Chak Glassi Pyaar Ka Punchnama
2011 Tum Ho Mera Pyaar Haunted
2011 Full Volume Thank You
2011 "Mazhai Varum Arikuri"[6] Veppam (Tamil)
2012 Jaavedaan Hai 1920: Evil Returns
2012 Cigarette Ki Tarah Cigarette Ki Tarah
2012 Right Now Housefull 2
2012 Hosanna Ekk Deewana Tha (soundtrack)
2012 Tum jo mere saath o Ehsas
2013 Inikka Inikka Naiyaandi
2013 Kadal Naan Dhaan Endrendrum Punnagai (Tamil)
2014 Khalifa (Rap And Chorus Portions) Lekar Hum Deewana Dil (soundtrack)
2014 Thumka Kaanchi
2015 Matargashti (Backing Vocals For NaNaNa Tune) Tamasha (soundtrack)
2015 Parade De La Bastille (Vocals For NaNaNa Tune) Tamasha (soundtrack)
2016 Wafa Ne Bewafai Teraa Surroor
2018 Pullinangal 2.0

Filmography as LyricistEdit

AwardsEdit

  • Nominated: Vijay Award for Best Female Playback Singer (2011) – Mazhai Varum Arikuri (Veppam)
  • Nominated: Apsara Award for Best Female Playback Singer (2010) – Aye Bachchu (Ghajini)
  • Nominated: Tata Indicom Mirchi Music Awards Upcoming Vocalist Of The Year (2009) – Aye Bachchu (Ghajini)
  • Nominated: Stardust Awards Best Debut Female Playback Singer (2008)- Mahiya (Awaarapan)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bollywood's popular Christian singers – Suzanne D'Mello". Rediff.com. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Singer Suzanne D'Mello talks about her unique musical journey as voice coach". Times of India. 19 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Suzanne D'Mello to release her debut album". Telanganat Today. 5 July 2018.
  4. ^ "In conversation with a capella group RaagaTrippin'". Daily News & Analysis. 12 April 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Bollywood's popular Christian singers – Suzanne D'Mello". Rediff.com. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2014.[verification needed]
  6. ^ Venkateswaran Narayanan (30 July 2011). "Movie Review – Veppam". Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2014.[verification needed]

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