Anuradha Sriram

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Anuradha Sriram
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Background information
Birth name Anuradha
Born (1970-07-09) July 9, 1970 (age 44)
Chennai, India
Genres Playback singing, Carnatic and Hindustani Music TV host Dubbing Artist
Occupations Singer
Years active 1995–present

Anuradha Sriram (born 9 July 1970) is an Indian carnatic and playback singer who hails from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. She has sung in more than 90 Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi films.

Early life[edit]

Anuradha Sriram Parasuram was born in Chennai to playback singer Renuka Devi and Meenakshi Sundaram Mohan in Chennai. She completed her Bachelors in Music from Queen Mary's College, Chennai and Masters Degree in Queen Mary's College Chennai. Anu is a Gold medalist in UG and PG. She received Govt Scholarship for her higher studies in abroad (U.S). She learned Carnatic Classical music from the musical giant S. Kalyanaraman and Hindustani Classical Music from Manik Bua Takurdas.

Anuradha is from a Tamil Iyer family and completed her Master's in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, U.S. (where one of her professors and mentors was T. Viswanathan) prior to her foray into music. She also studied Western classical opera music in the U.S.

Career[edit]

Anuradha Sriram first entered the Tamil Cinema Industry as a child artist in the 1980 Tamil movie Kaali.[1] In 1995, she was introduced as a singer by A R Rahman for the song "Malarodu Malaringu" in the movie Bombay (film). Her first solo was for A R Rahman in Indira.

She specializes in Carnatic music and has sung in over 1000 concerts worldwide. She is keenly interested in folk music. She has featured in a number of jugalbandhi or fusion concerts along with her husband, Sriram Parasuram, a Hindustani maestro.[2] She has sung more than 3000 songs in various languages.

Films[edit]

Anuradha's cine career was triggered by her proficiency in the different raagas in Carnatic music and her distinguished educational background in music. She was eventually spotted by A. R. Rahman who gave her a chance in Ini Accham Accham Illai from Indira. Later, she worked with him in many hit film songs like Anbendra from Minsara Kanavu, Dil Se Re from Dil Se.., Anbe Anbe from Jeans, Ishwar Allah from Earth, Ishq Bina from Taal, Kaattu Sirukki from Raavanan ettc. She lent her voice to Kiran Rathod in Anbe Sivam.

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards South
Karnataka State Film Awards

Albums[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Anuradha Sriram is married to singer Sriram Parasuram (who received his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan, where he met Anuradha when she was a masters student).[4][5] They have two sons named Jayant and Lokesh. Anuradha has been active in films since 1989.[6]

Year Song Title Film Name Language Music Director
2012 "Vadamallikari" Kozhi Koovuthu Tamil E.S Ramraj
"Sundara Purusha" Murattu Kalai Tamil Srikanth Deva
"Nee Romba Romba" Pathiladi Tamil Thomas Rathnam
2011 "Mele Mele" Makaramanju Malayalam Ramesh Narayan
"Ore Kina" Sevens Malayalam Bijibal
"Adi Thkali" Oru Sol Tamil VVR
"Agara Muthala" Oru Sol Tamil VVR
2010 "Empillo Apple O" Ragada Telugu Thaman
"Nudisale" Kiccha Huccha Kannada S. Narayan
"Kaanala Chilaka" Villain Telugu A. R. Rahman
"Pachamaram onnu" Karuvarai Pookkal Tamil Thomas Rathnam
"Kaattu Sirukki" Raavanan Tamil A. R. Rahman
"Ranjha Ranjha" Raavan Hindi A. R. Rahman
"Aasa Machaane" Kola Kolaya Mundhirika Tamil V. Selvaganesh
"Aasa Machaane ( Remix)" Kola Kolaya Mundhirika Tamil V. Selvaganesh
2009 "Zulfane Khol" Do Knot Disturb Hindi Nadeem-Shravan
"Samba" Daddy Cool Malayalam Bijibal
"Ambarai" Thoppul Kodi Tamil Thomas Rathnam
"Sithhana Vaasalil" Ragavan Tamil Gangai Amaran
"Aadi Maasa Kaathadikka" Thottupaar Tamil Srikanth Deva
"Oh Sexy Mama" Yavarum Nalam Tamil Shankar Ehsaan Loy
"Oh Sexy Mama (Remix)" Yavarum Nalam Tamil Shankar Ehsaan Loy
2008 "Mozha Mozhannu" Kuruvi Tamil Vidhyasagar
"Aaha Biduru Bombege" Gaalipata Kannada V. Harikrishna
"Namma Ooru Nallarukku" Seval Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar
"Chuttipoove" Satrumun Kidaitha Thagaval Tamil S. Baskar
"Rojavanam" Satrumun Kidaitha Thagaval Tamil S. Baskar
"Indha Pakkam" Yen Indha Mounam Tamil K.M. Ratha Krishnan
2007 "Pulari Ponn Prave" Flash Malayalam Gopi Sundar
"Pondicherry Sarakku" Manikanda Tamil Deva
"Inji Inji" Manikanda Tamil Deva
"Mama Mama Mama" Manikanda Tamil Deva
"Aasai Poove" Aatchi Tamil Deva
"Unnai Oru Nilavazhaikuthu" Aatchi Tamil Deva
"Vachirukken Vachirukken" Veerasamy Tamil Vijaya T. Rajendar
2006 "Masti Maro" Bangaram Telugu Vidhyasagar
"Olli Olli Iduppey" Aathi Tamil Dheena
"Kode Kode Kobbarimithai" Suntaragaali Kannada Sadhu Kokila
"Vastaava" Vikramarkudu Telugu M. M. Keeravani
2005 "Thai Maasam" Majaa Tamil Vidhyasagar
"Teri Kurti Sexy" Vaada Hindi Himesh Reshammiya
"Oh Priyasakhi" Priyasakhi Tamil Bharadwaj
"Sanje Sooryane" 7'O Clock Kannada M. S. Madhukar
"Goyyango" Idhaya Thirudan Tamil Bharadwaj
"Thachhuko Thachhuko" Ponniyin Selvan Tamil Vidhyasagar
"Appan Panna Thappula" Thirupaachi Tamil Dheena
"Uyire En Uyire" Thotti Jaya Tamil Harris Jayaraj
"Adi Kalyana Sundari" Adaikkalam Tamil Sabesh
"Vangaiya Vankika" Adaikkalam Tamil Sabesh
"Othaiya Rettaiya" February 14 Tamil Bharathwaj
"Unn Peyarennada" February 14 Tamil Bharathwaj
"Inji Inji" Manikanda Tamil Deva
"Mama Mama" Manikanda Tamil Deva
"Pondicherry Sarakku" Manikanda Tamil Deva
2004 "Ae Sangdil Sanam" Tum - A Dangerous Obsession Hindi Anu Malik
"Jhin Min Jhini" Maqbool Hindi Vishal Bhardwaj
"Appadi Podu" Ghilli Tamil Vidhyasagar
"Deikaiya Vechi" Giri Tamil D. Imman
"Dubukku Dubukku" Giri Tamil D. Imman
2003 "Someday O Someday" Dum Hindi Sandeep Chowta
"Bhangra Paa Le" Talaash: The Hunt Begins Hindi Sanjeev Darshan
"Okka Maggadu" Seethaiah Telugu M. M. Keeravani
"Cheli Chedugudu" Gemini Tamil Deva
"Aalaana Degam" Arasu Telugu R. P. Patnaik
"Enna Ninacha" Chokka Thangam Tamil Deva
"Ettu Jilla paththu" Chokka Thangam Tamil Deva
"Hey Sembaruthi" Eera Nilam Tamil Sirpy
"Karpaga Maram" Eera Nilam Tamil Sirpy
"Idi Idi Andha" Kashmir Tamil Deva
"Kashmir Roja" Kashmir Tamil Deva
"Panithuliaye" Royal Family Tamil Bharani
"Sinthathiri Pettai" Royal Family Tamil Bharani
2002 "O Podu" Gemini Tamil Bharadwaj
"Dollu Dollu" Mazhamegha Pravukal Malayalam Sree Ram
"Vaaleduthhal" Meesa Madhavan Malayalam Vidhyasagar
"Kaan Ke Neeche" Chor Machaaye Shor Hindi Anu Malik
"Chadh Gayi Chadh Gayi" Chor Machaaye Shor Hindi Anu Malik
"Tum Tata Ho Ya Birla" Chor Machaaye Shor Hindi Anu Malik
"Dupatta" Jeena Sirf Merre Liye Hindi Nadeem-Shravan
"Chori Chori" Om Jai Jagadish Hindi Anu Malik
"Mujhe Rab Se Pyaar" Ab Ke Baras Hindi Anu Malik
"Aakasame Akaramaai" Sri Manjunatha Telugu, Kannada Hamsalekha
"Adada Nadanthu" 123 Tamil Deva
"April Malai Megame" 123 Tamil Deva
"Konjam Konjam" 123 Tamil Deva
"Kadhal Kondein Summa" Ganesh Tamil Mani Sharma
"Raja Vamsamo" Ganesh Tamil Mani Sharma
"Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai" Nilavinilea Tamil Deva
"Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai (2)" Nilavinilea Tamil Deva
2001 "Hari Gori" Majunu Tamil Harris Jayaraj
"Cheliya Ninu chudakunda" Sampangi Telugu Ghantadi Krishna
"Kalli Adi Kalli" Nandha Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Aayiye Aajaayiye" Lajja Hindi Anu Malik
"Chunari Chunari" Monsoon Wedding Multilingual Anu Malik
"Once Upon A Time In India" Lagaan Hindi A. R. Rahman
"Band Kamre Mein" Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi Hindi Anu Malik
"Malai Malai" Chocklet Hindi Deva
"Oru Ponnu Onnu" Kushi Tamil Deva
"Dupatta" Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai Hindi Anu Malik
"Satrangi" Deewaanapan Hindi Aadesh Shrivastav
Maangalya Kaalam Vakkalathu Narayanankutty Malayalam Mohan Sithara
"Ezhuththu Ezhuththu" Kunguma Pottu Gounder Tamil Sirpy
"Muthan Muthala" Kunguma Pottu Gounder Tamil Sirpy
"Manmadha" Lovely Tamil Deva
"Silver Nilave" Lovely Tamil Deva
"Vaadi Machinuchi" Lovely Tamil Deva
2000 "Ammammalu Taatayyalu" Nuvve Kavali Telugu Koti
"Poo Virinjaachu" Mugavaree Tamil Deva
"Ethanai Manikku" Karisakattu Poove Tamil Ilaiyaraaja
"Roja Poonthottam" Kannukkul Nilavu Tamil Ilaiyaraaja
"Prem Jaal" Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain Hindi Anand Raj Anand
"Oh Vennila" Kushi Tamil Deva
"Oru Ponnu" Kushi Tamil Deva
"Karuppu Than" Vetrikodi Kattu Tamil Deva
1999 "Devudu Karunisthadani" Prema Katha Telugu Sandeep Chowta
"Pacific Lo" Kalisundam Raa Telugu S. A. Rajkumar
"Ishq Bina Kya" Taal Hindi A. R. Rahman
"Kaadhal Illamal" Taalam Tamil A. R. Rahman
"Chunari Chunari" Biwi No.1 Hindi Anu Malik
"Nee Endhan Vaanam" Monisha En Monalisa Tamil T. Rajendar
"Vaanam Paadudhe" Vaali Tamil Deva
"Nilavai Konduvaa" Vaali Tamil Deva
1998 "Chinna Chinna Kiliye" Kannedhirey Thondrinal Tamil Deva
"Dil Se Re" Dil Se.. Hindi A. R. Rahman
"Santhosha Kannere" Uyire Tamil A. R. Rahman
"Anbe Anbe Kolladhe" Jeans Tamil A. R. Rahman
"Ishwar Allah" 1947 Earth Hindi A. R. Rahman
"Kushalave Kshemave" Yaare Neenu Cheluve Kannada Hamsalekha
"Dayana Dayana" Yaare Neenu Cheluve Kannada Hamsalekha
"Ek Tarf Hai" Gharwali Baharwali Hindi Anu Malik
"Jo Tum Kaho" Chhota Chetan Hindi Anu Malik
"Malaroadu Piranthavala" Iniyavale Tamil Deva
"Thendral" Iniyavale Tamil Deva
"Enavale Ennavle" Ninaithen Vandhai Tamil Deva
"Malligaye" Ninaithen Vandhai Tamil Deva
"Raaja Raaja" Preethsod Thappa Kannada Hamsalekha
"Bangaaradinda" Preethsod Thappa Kannada Hamsalekha
"Sone Sone" Preethsod Thappa Kannada Hamsalekha
1997 "Pehli Pehli Baar" Zor Hindi Agosh
"Anbendra Mazhayilae" Minsaara Kanavu Tamil A. R. Rahman
"Maaro Maaro" Suswagatham Telugu S. A. Rajkumar
"Pelli Kala" Preminchunkondam Raa Telugu Mahesh[disambiguation needed]
1996 "Nalam Nalamariya Aaval" Kadhal Kottai Tamil Deva
"Un Uthattora" Panchalankurichi Tamil Deva
"Vantheyalla" Panchalankurichi Tamil Deva
1995 "Ini Achham Illai" Indira Tamil A. R. Rahman
"Chithiraiye" Enn Purusan Kuzhantai Mathiri Tamil Deva
"Pattaampuchi Pudavai" Enn Purusan Kuzhantai Mathiri Tamil Deva

References[edit]

  1. ^ Naman Ramachandran (12 December 2012). Rajinikanth: A Birthday Special. Kasturi & Sons Ltd. pp. 65–. GGKEY:A78L0XB1B0X. 
  2. ^ N Kalyani (22 Aug 2010). "Jugalbandi beyond music". Indian Express. Retrieved January 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://portal.bsnl.in/bsnl/asp/content%20mgmt/html%20content/entertainment/entertainment14489.html
  4. ^ "Fusion is the forte of this music couple". The Hindu. Feb 18, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2012. 
  5. ^ M. V. Ramakrishnan (2011-09-15). "Columns / M.V. Ramakrishnan : Musicscan - Contrasting colours". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  6. ^ "Filmography of Anuradha Sriram on IMDB". Retrieved January 31, 2012. 

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