Madhushree

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Madhushree
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Background information
Birth name Sujata Bhattacharya
Also known as Madhushree
Born (1969-11-02) 2 November 1969 (age 45) [1]
Kolkata, India
Occupation(s) Playback singer, singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001–present
Website madhushree.com

Madhushree (born Sujata Bhattacharya) is an Indian singer, who sings in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. A familiar voice in A. R. Rahman's compositions, Madhushree hails from a musically inclined family, having previously been trained in classical and western styles music. Her father wanted her to be a classical singer, Madhushree joined the Rabindra Bharati University and completed her masters, but her desire was always to be a playback singer.

Early life[edit]

Madhushree was born as Sujata Bhattacharya in a Bengali family in Kolkata to Amarendranath and Parbati Bhattacharya, who were her initial teachers.[2] She was taught classical music by Sangeetacharya Pt. Amiya Ranjan Bandyopadhyay, a noted exponent of the Bishnupur Gharana[3][4] and excelled in Thumri and Khayal.[2] Later she started working for the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, through which she was deputed to teach classical music in Surinam.[2]

Career[edit]

On Javed Akhtar's recommendation, she then made her playback singing debut through Rajesh Roshan's Moksha. She has then gone on to sing songs in films like Yuva, Aayitha Ezhuthu, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Ham Hain Ispal Yahan and Kuch Naa Kaho, Tu Bin Bataye, In Lamhon Ke Daaman Me.

She sang 3 songs in A.R.Rahman's Tehzeeb, for which she has been credited as Sujata Bhattacharya. They are considered by critics, to be among the best songs sung by her[citation needed]. But the song she is known for most is "Kabhi Neem Neem" from Yuva (2004). She also sung a song 'In Lamhon Ke Daaman Mein' from the movie Jodhaa Akbar, music directed by A. R. Rahman. She won the 20th Edition of Lions Gold Award for All Time Film Versatile Playback Singer and the ceremony was held at Bhaidas Hall in Mumbai.[5]

Discography[edit]

Hindi[edit]

Year Song Title Film Title Music Director Co-Singer
2001 "Mohabbath Zindagi Hai" Moksha Rajesh Roshan Solo
2002 "Nainaa Milaike" Saathiya A. R. Rahman Sadhana Sargam
2003 "Na Shiqwa Hota" Tehzeeb A. R. Rahman Solo
"Sabaq Aisa"
"Mujhpe Toophan Uthaaye"
"Tumhe Aaj Maine Jo Dekha" Kuch Naa Kaho Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Shankar Mahadevan
"Maahi Ve" Kal Ho Naa Ho Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Sadhana Sargam, Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan, Shankar Mahadevan
"Jab Dil Mile" ' Raju Singh Shaan
2004 "Pal Pal Hain Bhari" Swades A. R. Rahman Vijay Prakash, Ashutosh Gowarikar
"Sadhiyaan Shamaa" Lakeer A. R. Rahman Hariharan, Udit Narayan
"Kabhi Neem Neem" Yuva A. R. Rahman Solo
"Tum Mujhe Bas" Aetbaar Rajesh Roshan Kumar Sanu
2005 "Hum Hain Is Pal Yahaan" Kisna: The Warrior Poet A. R. Rahman Udit Narayan
"Kangnaa Re" Paheli M. M. Kreem Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam, Bela Shende
"Aadhi Raat" Shreya Ghoshal, Bela Shende
"Hanste Raho" Humdum Rajesh Roy Solo
"Jaana Hai Jaana Hai" Kasak M. M. Kreem Solo
2006 "Tu Bin Bataaye" Rang De Basanti A. R. Rahman Naresh Iyer
2007 "Baazi Lagaa" Guru A. R. Rahman Udit Narayan, Swetha Mohan
"Wahji Wahji" Sivaji – The Boss A. R. Rahman Hariharan
2008 "In Lamhon Ke Daaman Mein" Jodhaa Akbar A. R. Rahman Sonu Nigam
"Ek Meetha Marz" Welcome to Sajjanpur Shantanu Moitra Mohit Chauhan
"Tere Bina" Mukhbiir Karthik Raja Solo
"Chai Ka Bahane" Chintu Ji Solo
2009 "Yaar Mila Tha Saiyya" Blue A. R. Rahman Udit Narayan
"Sau Janam" What's Your Raashee? Sohail Sen Udit Narayan, Sohail Sen
2010 "Boom Boom Robo Da" Robot A. R. Rahman Tanvi Shah, Rags, Yogi B, Kirthi Sagathiya
2011 "Sharminda Hoon" Ek Deewana Tha A. R. Rahman A. R. Rahman
"Nau Meri" Kashmakash Raja Narayan Deb Hariharan
2013 "Ay Sakhi" Raanjhanaa A. R. Rahman Chinmayi, Vaishali, Aanchai Sethi
2014 "Anari Lover" Ebn-E-Batuta Tarannum Mallik Raja Hasan

South (Tamil/Telugu/Kannada)[edit]

Year Song Title Film Title Language Music Director Co-Singer
2003 "Nilavile Nilavile" Aahaa Ethanai Azhagu Tamil Vidhyasagar Udit Narayan
2004 "Naa Kaatuka" Intlo Srimathi Veedhilo Kumari Telugu Ghantadi Krishna Hariharan
"Thai Sonna" Desam Tamil A. R. Rahman K. J. Yesudas
"Kaveriyaa Kaveriyaa" Solo
"Sanda Kozhi Kozhi" Aayitha Ezhuthu Tamil A. R. Rahman Solo
2005 "Ding Dong" Ji Tamil Vidhyasagar Madhu Balakrishnan
"Mayilirage" Anbe Aaruyire Tamil A. R. Rahman Naresh Iyer
2006 "Perundhil Nee Enakku" Pori Tamil Dheena Madhu Balakrishnan
"Ivanaa Yuvanaa" Kokki Tamil Dheena Karthik
"Yelo Yelo Kadhal Vandhal" Solo
"Pani Vizhum Kalam" Manathodu Mazhaikalam Tamil Karthik Raja Karthik, Premji Amaren
"Kanavaa" Thambi Tamil Vidhyasagar Solo
"Ithuku Thaana" Thirumagan Tamil Deva Naresh Iyer
"Thatti Thatti"
"Uyire En Uyire" Aadatha Aattamellam Tamil A. R. Reihana Narayanan
2007 "Unnakkul Naane" Pachaikili Muthucharam Tamil Harris Jayaraj Solo
"Vaaji Vaaji" Sivaji Tamil A. R. Rahman Hariharan
"Puliya Kili" Veerappu Tamil D. Imman Harish Raghavendra
"Paisa Paisa" Guru Tamil A. R. Rahman Udit Narayan
"Kannan Varum Velai" Deepavali Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja Anuradha Sriram
"Sanchaaram" Kannamoochi Yenada Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja Shankar Mahadevan
"Nee Nee" Machakaaran Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja Hariharan
"Vaigasi Nilave" Unnale Unnale Tamil Harris Jayaraj Haricharan
"Oru Kalavani" Lee Tamil D. Imman Naresh Iyer
"Pidikkum Unnai Pidikkum" Aalwar Tamil Srikanth Deva Solo
"Chandramukhiye" Sajini Kannada A. R. Rahman Naresh Iyer, Roop Kumar Rathod
"Eppo Nee" Kaalai Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar Solo
2008 "Ragasiya Kanavugal" Bheema Tamil Harris Jayaraj Hariharan
"Naan Varaindhu Vaitha" Jayam Kondaan Tamil Vidhyasagar Hariharan
"Marudhaani" Sakkarakatti Tamil A. R. Rahman Solo
2009 "Siragugal" Sarvam Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja Javed Ali
"Uyire Uyire" Muthirai Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja Javed Ali
"Saarale Saarale" Vedigundu Murugesan Tamil Dheena Madhu Balakrishnan
"Rendu Rendu" Aarumugam Tamil Deva Solo
2010 "Kacheri Kacheri" Kacheri Arambam Tamil D. Imman Mukesh
"Nammakame Iyyara" Puli Telugu A. R. Rahman K. S. Chitra, Harini
2011 "Un Peare Theriyathu" Engeyum Eppodhum Tamil C. Sathya Solo
"Nanbane" Mankatha Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja Yuvan Shankar Raja
2012 "Yaavum Poidhana" Aadhi Bhagavan Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja Solo
2013 "Ennai Marandhaen" Ivan Veramathiri Tamil C. Sathya Solo
2014 "Ivan Yaaro" Nedunchaalai Tamil C. Sathya Solo
"Injaathae" Roop Kumar Rathod, Yasin

Albums[edit]

  • Debut Album: Lagi Lagan

Released: 08-08-08 Released by: Royant Music & Big Music Music by: Robby Badal

Songlist:

  1. Piya Lagi Laganiya
  2. Lagi Lagi
  3. Manat Nahi
  4. Aye Na Balam
  5. Jabse Shyam Sidhare
  6. Babul Mora
  7. Piya Lagi laganiya (Video Edit)
  8. Lagi Lagi (House Remix)
  9. Barsan Lagi

In a music review published on PlanetBollywood.com, Amanda Sodhi comments, “It is great that finally someone has attempted to come out with an album that fuses thumri and world music genres—Lagi Lagan is an album worth listening to especially in a year when the music industry has continuously been disappointing…Aye Na Balam, Jabse Shyam Sidhare and Babul Mora are definitely the best tracks in the album. The rest of the songs do take more than one listen to get into, but are also enjoyable.”[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.newswala.com/International-News/Singer-Madhushrees-birthday-bash-21243.html
  2. ^ a b c "Singer Interview: Madhushree". Calcutta, India: www.telegraphindia.com. 28 January 2005. 
  3. ^ Banerjee, Meena (30 September 2005). "Melodic maturity". Calcutta, India: www.telegraphindia.com. 
  4. ^ "My Guru". www.santanubandyopadhyay.com. 
  5. ^ "A.R. Rahman Vocalist Madhushree Wins at 20th Lions Gold Awards". Washington Bangla Radio USA. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Lagi Lagan: Madhushree’s Out With Her Debut Album! – Planet Bollywood Features". Planetbollywood.com. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 

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