Bhavatharini

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Bhavatharini
Birth name Bhavatharini Ilaiyaraaja
Also known as Bhavatharani, Bavatharini, Pavatharini, Bhavadharini, Bhavatha
Origin Tamil Nadu, India
Genres Playback singing
Occupations Playback singer, Music Director
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1995–present

Bhavatharani is an Indian Tamil singer and music director. She is the daughter of film composer Ilaiyaraaja and her brothers are the noted film composers Karthik Raja and Yuvan Shankar Raja. She has mostly sung songs under her father and her brothers' direction. She was awarded the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 2001 for her rendition of the song "Mayil Pola Ponnu Onnu" from the film Bharathi, composed by her father Ilaiyaraaja.[1]

Career[edit]

Bhavatharini made her debut as a singer in Raasaiya. The song was a super hit. From then onwards, she sings in albums composed by her dad and brothers. She had also lent her voice in songs composed by Deva & Sirpy.

In 2001, she bagged the National Award for the song Mayil Pola Ponnu Onnu in the movie Bharathi (music director - Ilaiyaraaja).

She turned music director for the 2002 film Mitr, My Friend, directed by Revathi, starring Shobhana. She then forayed into the Telugu film industry, too, with Avunaa. She has also composed music for Phir Milenge directed by Revathi again starring Shilpa Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan and Salman Khan. In June 2012 she was roped in to score the tunes for Vellachi, a village-based subject.

Personal life[edit]

She is married to an advertising executive R. Sabariraj, son of S.N. Ramachandran a former journalist who went into publishing and started Kannan Advertising. She studied in Rosary Metric school in Chennai where she was a classmate of the famous singer Bhargavi.

Notable Filmography[edit]

As music director[edit]

References[edit]

2. http://tamil.oneindia.in/movies/news/2012/09/vellachi-music-bhavatharani-160969.html

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