Vani Harikrishna (Kannada: ವಾಣಿ ಹರಿಕೃಷ್ಣ) is an Indian film playback singer and music director, who works in South Indian films, primarily in Kannada cinema. She has composed, written and sung several devotional songs before entering into the film playback singing. She won Karnataka State Award for her rendition of "Madhuvana Karedare" song from the film Inthi Ninna Preethiya. Vani debuted as a film composer with the 2013 film Loosegalu. Currently Jury member of Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa singing reality show aired in Zee Kannada.
Vani was born into a family of musicians. Her grandfather, G. K. Venkatesh, was a music composer of Kannada cinema. She is married to V. Harikrishna, a music director and has a son named Aditya.
As a music directorEdit
|2013||Loosegalu||Kannada||Debut as a composer|
As a singerEdit
|2008||Inthi Ninna Preethiya||"Madhuvana Karedare"||Sadhu Kokila|
|2008||Meghave Meghave||"Hey Neeli Gagana"||V. Harikrishna|
|2009||Maleyali Jotheyali||"Maleyali Jotheyali"||V. Harikrishna|
|2009||Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu||"Olave Ninne"||V. Harikrishna|
|2011||Paramathma||"Hesaru Poorthi"||V. Harikrishna|
|2011||Saarathi||"Haago Heego"||V. Harikrishna|
|2011||Police Story 3||"Banna Banna"||Sagar S|
|2011||Dushta||Jhinke Oh Jhinke||S. Narayan|
|2012||Addhuri||"Mussanje Veleli"||V. Harikrishna|
|2012||Snehitaru||"Badukodu Hege"||V. Harikrishna|
|2013||Loosegalu||"Bele Haari"||Vani Harikrishna|
|2013||Kaddipudi||"Bere Yaro"||V. Harikrishna|
|2014||Ulidavaru Kandanthe||"Kanna Muchche"||Ajneesh Loknath|
|2014||"Dove"||"Heegu Irabahude"||Arjun Janya|
- Won - Karnataka State Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song Madhuvana Karedare from the film Inthi Ninna Preethiya written by Jayanth Kaikini and composed by Sadhu Kokila.
- Won - Suvarna Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer 2011 for the song Haago Heego from the film Saarathi written by Nagendra Prasad and composed by V. Harikrishna.
- Won - Suvarna Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer 2012 for the song Mussanje Veleli from the film Addhuri written by Arjun and composed by V. Harikrishna.
- Won - Mirchi Music Awards South for 'The Best Female Playback Singer 2012' for the song Mussanje Veleli from the film Addhuri written by Arjun and composed by V. Harikrishna.
- Won - South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Mussanje Veleli" from the film Addhuri written by Arjun and composed by V. Harikrishna.
- Nominated -Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Kannada for the song Mussanje Veleli from the film Addhuri written by Arjun and composed by V. Harikrishna.
- Won - South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Bere Yaaro" from the film Kaddipudi.
- Vaani turns music director IndiaGlitz, 24 August 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
- Vani Harikrishna turns music composer The Times of India, 24 August 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2013.[dead link]
- V Harikrishna's wife turns composer 24 August 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
- ""Ring Road Shubha" based on real incident". Cineloka. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
- "60th Idea Filmfare Awards 2013 (South) Nominations". Filmfare. 4 July 2013. Archived from the original on 6 April 2016.
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