Harini

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Harini
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Background information
Born (1979-04-30) 30 April 1979 (age 35)
Chennai, India
Genres Playback singer,classical singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1995–present

Harini is an Indian film playback singer and classical singer, who sings mainly in Tamil films. She has also sung in Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada language films, whilst working with many leading film composers. She is married to another playback singer, Tippu.[1][2][3]

Harini learnt Carnatic music from Gowri and Radha Viswanathan from the age of four. In her later years, she learned from Sudha Raghunathan and currently from Suguna Purushotthaman.[4] She used to participate in school competitions and in one such competition which she won, A. R. Rahman who distributed the prizes invited the winners to his studio to record their voices. Subsequently, she was called by Suhasini Maniratnam to sing "Nila Kaigirathu" for her first film Indira.[4] Her very first song, "Nila Kaigirathu", was recorded at the age of 13.[4] Since then, she has received offers from various music directors across South India. Within a career spanning for a decade, she sang over 2000 film songs and several album songs, most of them in Tamil.[4] She is also credited for her good memory skills for not having any reference while singing in her stage shows. She claims to have known all her songs by heart at any point in time.[5]

Notable filmography[edit]

Year Song title Film name Language Co-singers Music director
1995 "Nila Kaaigiradhu" Indira Tamil Solo A. R. Rahman
"Laali Laali Anu" Indira Telugu Solo A. R. Rahman
1996 "Telephone Manipol" Indian Tamil Hariharan A. R. Rahman
1997 "Hello Mr.Edhirkatchi" Iruvar Tamil Rajagopal A. R. Rahman
"Azhagu Puyalaa" Pistha Tamil Solo S. A. Rajkumar
"Manam Virumbuthey" Nerukku Ner Tamil Solo Deva
"Soniya Soniya" Ratchagan Tamil Udit Narayan, Unnikrishnan A. R. Rahman
"Cholare Cholare" Ullaasam Tamil S. P. Balasubramanyam, Venkat Prabhu Karthik Raja
"Konjum Manjal" Ullaasam Tamil Hariharan Karthik Raja
"Veesum Kaatrukku" Ullaasam Tamil Unnikrishnan Karthik Raja
1998 "Chandaa O Chandaa" Kannedhirey Thondrinal Tamil Solo Deva
"Vaarayo Thozhi" Jeans Tamil Sonu Nigam, Shahul Hameed, Sangeeta Sajith A. R. Rahman
"Adikkira Kai" Natpukkaga Tamil Solo Deva
1999 "Kadhal Niagara" En Swasa Kaatre Tamil Palghat Sriram A. R. Rahman
"Nanda Nandana" Ravoyi Chandamama Telugu S. P. Balasubramanyam Mani Sharma
"Oodha Oodhappu" Minsara Kanna Tamil Hariharan Deva
"Azhagana Ratchasiye" Mudhalvan Tamil S.P. Balasubramaniam A. R. Rahman
"Poonguyil Paatu" Nee Varuvai Ena Tamil Arun Mozhi S. A. Rajkumar
"Himaseemallo" Annayya Telugu Hariharan Mani Sharma
"Muthaaram Muthunde" Mister Butler Malayalam M. G. Sreekumar Vidyasagar
"Sutthi Sutthi" Padayappa Tamil S. P. Balasubramanyam A. R. Rahman
"April Mathathil" Vaali Tamil Unnikrishnan Deva
2000 "Keechu Kiliye" Mugavaree Tamil Solo Deva
"Alaipayuthey Kanna" Alaipayuthey Tamil Kalyani Menon, Neyveli Ramalaxmi A. R. Rahman
"Megham Karukuthu" Kushi Tamil Solo Deva
"Ninaithhal Nenjukkulle" Appu Tamil Hariharan Deva
"Enakkena Erkanavae" Parthen Rasithen Tamil Unnikrishnan Bharathwaj
2001 "Ivan Yaaro" Minnale Tamil Unnikrishnan Harris Jayaraj
"Lux Papa" Narasimha Naidu Telugu S. P. Balasubramanyam Mani Sharma
"Cheliya Cheliya" Kushi Telugu Srinivas Mani Sharma
"Ekkada Ekkada" Murari Telugu S. P. B. Charan Mani Sharma
"Kaadhal Website" Dheena Tamil Shankar Mahadevan Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Emaindo Emogani" Ninnu Choodalani Telugu Unnikrishnan S. A. Rajkumar
"Vunna Maata " Nuvvu Naaku Nachav Telugu Tippu Koti
"Suttrum Bhoomi" Dumm Dumm Dumm Tamil Solo Karthik Raja
"Athaan Varuvaaga" Dumm Dumm Dumm Tamil Malgudi Subha, Chitra Sivaraman Karthik Raja
"Maayavane " Maayan Tamil Solo Deva
"Vennello Aadapilla" Aaskasa Veedhilo Telugu Devi Sri Prasad M. M. Keeravani
"Chandamama" Bava Nachadu Telugu Hariharan, K. S. Chitra M. M. Keeravani
"Akka Bava" Telugu Solo
"Ada Moondrezhuthu" Paarthale Paravasam Tamil Karthik A. R. Rahman
"Ko Ko Ko" Cheppalani Undi Telugu S. P. Balasubramanyam Mani Sharma
2002 "Sonnalum Keppadillai" Kadhal Virus Tamil Unnikrishnan A. R. Rahman
"Tala Talamani" Kalusukovalani Telugu S. P. B. Charan Devi Sri Prasad
"Nee Navvula" Aadi Telugu Unnikrishnan, Mallikarjun Mani Sharma
"Ennodu Kaadhal" Panchathantiram Tamil Mano Deva
"Aagaya Suriyanai" Samurai Tamil Harish Raghavendra Harris Jayaraj
2003 "Aalanguyil Koovum Rayil" Parthiban Kanavu Tamil Srikanth Vidyasagar
"Mainaave Mainaave" Thithikudhe Tamil Chinmayi Vidyasagar
2004 "Iruvadhu Vayasu" Arasatchi Tamil Febi Mani Harris Jayaraj
"Mughalai Mughalai" Harish Raghavendra
"Thottal Poo Malarum" New Tamil Hariharan A. R. Rahman
"Andagaada Andagaada" Gharshana Telugu Solo Harris Jayaraj
"Madhura Madhuratara" Arjun Telugu Unnikrishnan Mani Sharma
"Emantaaro" Gudumba Shankar Telugu S. P. B. Charan Mani Sharma
2005 "Kumaari" Anniyan Tamil Shankar Mahadevan Harris Jayaraj
"Iyengaaru Veetu Azhagae" Hariharan
"Chi Chi Chi" Majaa Tamil Shankar Mahadevan Vidyasagar
"Thappe Illai" Mazhai Tamil S. P. Balasubramanyam Devi Sri Prasad
"Yaaridamum" Thotti Jaya Tamil Ramesh Vinayagam Harris Jayaraj
"Mazhai Mazhai" Ullam Ketkume Tamil Unnikrishnan Harris Jayaraj
"O Prema" 10th Class Telugu Solo Mickey J Meyer
2006 "Sudum Nilavu" Thambi Tamil Unnikrishnan Vidyasagar
Orugalluke Pilla Pilla Sainikudu Telugu Karunya, Malathi Lakshman Harris Jayaraj
"Oka Maata Cheppana" Sivakasi Tamil Karthik D. Imman
"Kalanainaa" Chukkalo Chandrudu Telugu Karthik Chakri
2007 "Unnale Unnale" Unnale Unnale Tamil Karthik, Krish Harris Jayaraj
"Male Bille Male Bille" Sainika Kannada Solo Deva
2008 "Siru Paarvayilae" Bheema Tamil Karthik Harris Jayaraj
"Medhuvaa Medhuvaa" Pirivom Santhippom Tamil Karthik Vidyasagar
"Naa Prema" Ullasamga Utsahamga Telugu Karthik G. V. Prakash Kumar
"Ippave Ippave" Raman Thediya Seethai Tamil Madhu Balakrishnan Vidyasagar
"Maaman Engirukka" Poo Tamil Karthik, Tippu S. S. Kumaran
2009 "Hasili Fisili" Aadhavan Tamil Karthik, Dr. Burn Harris Jayaraj
2010 "Nammakam Iyyara" Komaram Puli Telugu K. S. Chitra, Madhushree A. R. Rahman
"Semmozhiyaana Thamizh" Semmozhiyaana Thamizh Mozhiyaam Tamil Various A. R. Rahman
"Pookal Pookum" Madrasapattinam Tamil Roop Kumar Rathod, Andrea Jeremiah, G. V. Prakash Kumar G. V. Prakash Kumar
"Mila Milamani" Baava Telugu Ranjith Chakri
2011 "Poovin Manam" Narthaki Tamil Tippu G. V. Prakash Kumar
"Thiru Thiru Gananaadha" 100% Love Telugu Solo Devi Sri Prasad
"Orey Oru" Venghai Tamil Tippu Devi Sri Prasad
"Nila Nila Poguthae" Aravaan Tamil Vijay Prakash karthik
"Jiyajaley" Bodyguard Telugu Haricharan S. Thaman
2012 "Nesthama Nesthama" Damarukam Telugu Srikrishna Devi Sri Prasad
"Raani Raani" Brothers Telugu Vijay Prakash, Karthik Harris Jayaraj
"Bangaru Konda" Ko Antey Koti Telugu Solo Shakthi Kanth
"Moongil Thottam" Kadal Tamil Abhay Jodhpurkar A. R. Rahman
2013 "Nilavattam Nethiyile" Desingu Raja Tamil P. Unni Krishnan D. Imman
"Vaan Engum Nee Minna" Endrendrum Punnagai Tamil Aalap Raju Harris Jayaraj
2014 "Anbe Anbe" Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal Tamil Harish Raghavendra Harris Jayaraj
"Thanjavuru" Legend Telugu Sooraj Santhosh Devi Sri Prasad
"Darling" Un Vizhigalil Tamil Solo G V Prakash Kumar

Harini rendered a series of Devotional songs in 2012 on Lord Amman, Ganesha, Perumal among others, titled Om Nava Sakthi Jaya Jaya Sakthi, Vindhaigal Purindhai Nee En Vazhville, and Uchi Pillaiyare Charanam along with ace singer P. Unni Krishnan. The music was composed and produced by Manachanallur Giridharan.[6]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Harini has been the recipient of several popular awards in the singing category. Some of her awards are as listed below:

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards[edit]

  • 2004 – ITFA Best Female Playback Award
  • 2000 – Silver Screen MGR Award (in Singapore)
  • 1999 – Pace Award
  • 1998 – Roja Award
  • 1997 – Madras Cultural Academy Awards

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