Megha (singer)

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Megha
Birth name Harini Ramachandran
Born (1987-03-18) March 18, 1987 (age 27)
Genres Carnatic, Western Classical
Occupations Playback singer, Live Performer
Instruments Vocalist
Years active 2007-current
Website http://www.singermegha.com/

Megha (Tamil: மேக்ஹா; born on March 18, 1987 as Harini Ramachandran (Tamil: ஹரிணி ராமசந்திரன்)) is a Tamil playback singer singing predominantly in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.

Early life[edit]

Megha is a great grand daughter of Papanasam Sivan, a Carnatic composer. Born in Chennai, she relocated to Bangalore where she did most of her schooling. She did her Bachelors in Commerce in Chennai and pursued her Masters in Human Resources whilst making a foray into the field of playback singing in 2007. She has completed grade 8 from Trinity College London in Western classical music under the guidance of renowned musician Augustine Paul from Chennai.[1]

Career[edit]

Megha is a playback singer in the South Indian film industry. She was introduced into the film industry by music director Vijay Antony in the film Naan Avanillai (2007 film) (2007), and has worked with music directors including Ilaiyaraaja, A. R. Rahman, Harris Jayaraj, Devi Sri Prasad, Vijay Antony and D. Imman.

Live performances[edit]

Megha has performed live in various concerts, star nites[2][3] and with music directors such as Harris Jayaraj on the Concert (world) tour - "Harris: On The Edge".[4][5]

She actively performs in western classical concerts in Chennai and with the Madras Music Association choir.[6][7]

Discography[edit]

Tamil[8][9][10][edit]

Year Song Film Music director
2014 "Yelelo" Naan Sigappu Manithan G.V. Prakash
2014 "Lovely Ladies" Naan Sigappu Manithan G.V. Prakash
2013 "Modern Kalyanam" Kalyana Samayal Saadham Arrora
2013 "Facebook Login" JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai G.V. Prakash
2013 "Sol Sol" Thalaivaa G.V. Prakash
2013 "Kanimozhiye" Irandam Ulagam Harris Jayaraj
2013 "Agaladhey Agaladhey"] Settai S. Thaman
2012 "Yaardi Mohini" Thaandavam G. V. Prakash
2012 "College Paadam" Naan Rajavaga Pogiren G. V. Prakash
2012 "Yenmele Indru" Ishtam (2012 film) S. Thaman
2011 "Mazhai Pozhiyum[11]" Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal G. V. Prakash
2011 "Viduthalaikuyil Naan" Ayyan Ilayaraja
2011 "Step it up[12]" Kaavalan Vidyasagar
2010 "Jessie’s Land" Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa A R Rahman
2010 "Stole my heart[13]" Singham Devi Sri Prasad
2010 "SingamSingam (theme)" Singham Devi Sri Prasad
2010 "Happy song" Bale Pandiya Devan
2010 "Thiki Thiki[14]" Nagaram Marupakkam Thaman
2009 "MaasiMaasi"[15] Aadhavan Harris Jayaraj
2009 "Thuppaaki Penne" Peraanmai Vidyasagar
2008 "Surangani (Remix)" Pandhayam Vijay Antony
2007 "Hey Yen Mama" Marudhamalai D. Imman
2007 "Doley," Kadhalil Vizhunthen Vijay Antony
2007 "Thoziya" Kadhalil Vizhunthen Vijay Antony
2007 "Nee Kavidhai[16] " Naan Avanillai (2007 film) Vijay Antony
2007 "KakhaKakha" Naan Avanillai (2007 film) Vijay Antony

Telugu[17][18][edit]

Year Song Film Music director
2014 "Gala Gala" Race Gurram Thaman
2013 "Padipoyanila" Balupu Thaman
2013 "Meghamala" Jabardasth Thaman
2012 "Eppudu" "Chinni Chinni Aasa" Karthik
2012 "Chakkani Bike Undi" Julayi Devi Sri Prasad
2012 "Cinderella" Endhukante Premanta G. V. Prakash Kumar
2011 "Adara Adara" Dookudu Thaman
2011 "AkasamBadhalaina[19]" Mr. Perfect (film) Devi Sri Prasad
2011 "Rao gari abbayi" Mr. Perfect (film) Devi Sri Prasad
2010 "Jessie’s Land[20]" Ye Maaya Chesave A R Rahman
2010 " Chirugaaley " Mirapakaay Thaman
2010 "Stole my heart" Yamudu Devi Sri Prasad
2010 "SingamSingam (theme)" Yamudu Devi Sri Prasad
2010 " Boom Shakalaka " Syeaata Devi Sri Prasad
2010 " NamoVenkatesa " Namo Venkatesa Devi Sri Prasad
2009 " KarigeLoga[21]" Arya 2 Devi Sri Prasad
2009 " Anjali" Anjaneyulu (film) Thaman
2009 " MaasiMaasi " Ghatikudu ' Harris Jayaraj
2009 " AmmayiniPadayalante " U & I Karthik
2009 " Dhakkudhakku " Sankham Thaman
2009 " Mahalakshmi " Sankham Thaman

Kannada[22][edit]

Year Song Film Music director
2012 "Sarigama Sangamave" Godfather A. R. Rahman
2010 "Lavanyaninnasarasava" Boss (2011 film) V. Harikrishna
2010 "ShivakasiBombuNaanu" Kari Chirathe Anoop Seelin
2009 "Excuse Me Thippaiyya" Raam V. Harikrishna
2009 "Mummy mummy" Devru Sadhu Kokila
2009 "SwalpaSoundu" Suryakaanti Illayaraja
2008 "Lavanyaninnasarasava" Budhivanta Vijay Antony
2008 "Nee NanageBeku" Budhivanta Vijay Antony

Malayalam[23][edit]

Year Song Film Music director
2010 "NilaNila," Tournament (film) Deepak Dev
2010 "Manassil," Tournament (film) Deepak Dev

Awards[edit]

  • Kannadasan Award – Ajanta Fine Arts
  • 2010: Nominated, Vijay Music Award for Best Song of the Masses - "Singham Singham" from Singam

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://icelebs.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/megha-singer-harini-ramachandran/
  2. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/article2972221.ece
  3. ^ http://www.springspree.org/
  4. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/arts/music/article2744789.ece
  5. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/metroplus/article2525627.ece
  6. ^ http://mma.ind.in/index.html (MMA)
  7. ^ http://singermegha.blogspot.in/2011/08/kodai-trip-with-mma-choir.html
  8. ^ http://www.thiraipaadal.com/singer.php?SGRID=Megha&lang=en
  9. ^ http://musicindiaonline.co/list_albums/i/29-Tamil_Movie_Songs/19901-Megha/#/list_albums/i/29-Tamil_Movie_Songs/19901-Megha/
  10. ^ http://www.musicglitz.com/tamil/singers/Megha.html
  11. ^ http://www.paadal.com/album/tamilsongs/muppozhudhum-un-karpanaigal-tamil-movie-songs
  12. ^ http://vmusiq.com/tamil_movie_songs_free_download.asp?MovieId=130
  13. ^ http://www.raaga.com/channels/tamil/album/T0002607.html
  14. ^ http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nagaram/id403572024
  15. ^ http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-music-reviews/review-1/aadhavan.html
  16. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/musicreview/9049.html%7Cpublisher=Indiaglitz
  17. ^ http://musicindiaonline.co/list_albums/i/28-Telugu_Movie_Songs/19901-Megha/#/list_albums/i/28-Telugu_Movie_Songs/19901-Megha/
  18. ^ http://www.musicglitz.com/telugu/singers/megha.html
  19. ^ http://www.raaga.com/channels/telugu/moviedetail.asp?mid=a0002727
  20. ^ http://musicmazaa.com/telugu/audiosongs/movie/Ye+Maaya+Chesaave.html
  21. ^ Aarya 2 - Yet another promising album from Devisri, enjoy!! - Ragalahari Music Reviews
  22. ^ http://musicindiaonline.co/list_albums/i/31-Kannada_Movie_Songs/19901-Megha/#/list_albums/i/31-Kannada_Movie_Songs/19901-Megha/
  23. ^ Raaga - Malayalam - Singers - Megha

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