|Radha and Jayalakshmi
Radha and Jayalakshmi, popularly known as Radha Jayalakshmi (Tamil: ராதா ஜெயலட்சுமி), were Indian Carnatic music vocalist duo as well as playback singers in films in the 1940s and 1950s, before they became music teachers. The person who does the playback singing is Jayalakshmi but was named as Radha Jayalakshmi in the cine field. Actually, Radha was her cousin sister and singing partner on the stage performances. They were early singers in the trend of duo singing in Carnatic music, which started in the 1950s, with performers like Soolamangalam Sisters, and later continued by Bombay Sisters, Ranjani-Gayatri and Priya Sisters.
The duo was awarded the 1981 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in Carnatic Music - Vocal, given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama  Vidushi Jayalakshmi died in Chennai on 27 May 2014.
Early life and training
She had rendered her 'ringing' trained, cultured sweet voice in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada movies from the late 1940s till the end of the 1950s. In the 50s, many music directors gave her memorable songs, including K. V. Mahadevan, S. M. Subbaiah Naidu, G. Govindarajulu Naidu, T. G. Lingappa, G. Ramanathan, Vedha, C. N. Pandurangan, S. Balachander, S. V. Venkatraman, Chittor V. Nagaiah, H. R. Pathmanaba Sastiri, Viswanathan Ramamoorthy. On rare occasion she had movies in her credit in the 1960s.
In Deivam, Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan had Radha and Jayalakshmi to render ‘Thiruchendooril Por Purindhu’, the song set in Thiruthani. This is perhaps the only film song to be sung by Radha of the duo.
Now they have stopped giving performances. But they are good teachers. They have performed throughout India. Shanmukhapriya and Haripriya, popularly known as the Priya Sisters, were their students.
Playback Singer In Tamil
|1948||Ithu Nijama||Madarellam||S. Balachander||S. Balachander|
|1950||Ezhai Padum Padu||Vidhiyin vilaivaal ||S. M. Subbaiah Naidu|
|1951||Kaidhi||Be Happy||S. Balachander|
|1952||Kanchana||Charana Pankajam||S. M. Subbaiah Naidu |
|1952||Kanchana||Vela cheyyu||S. M. Subbaiah Naidu |
|1952||Kanchana||Etham Pottu||S. M. Subbaiah Naidu|
|1952||Kanchana||Pazhaniappa Nin patham||S. M. Subbaiah Naidu|
|1952||Jameenthaar||Madhuvai Parugum Vandu||G. Ramanathan|
|1952||Moondru Pillaigal||Malai Thiritha Magarasi||S. M. Subbaiah Naidu||P. Leela & N. L. Ganasaraswathi|
|1952||Panam||En Vazhvil Puthu Paadama||Viswanathan Ramamoorthy|
|1952||Puratchiveeran||Oh Alai Mothum|
|1952||Thai Ullam||Poochendu Nee Ponvandu Naan||Chittor V. Nagaiah||T. A. Mothi & N. L. Ganasaraswathi|
|1952||Thai Ullam||Pokkiri Payale||Chittor V. Nagaiah|
|1953||Inspector||Aasai Mounamaai||G. Ramanathan|
|1953||Manithanum Mirugamum||Jagam Yaavum||G. Govindarajulu Naidu|
|1953||Manam Pol Mangalyam||Manam Pola||Adepalli Rama Rao|
|1953||Manam Pol Mangalyam||Andru Ododi Vandhu||Adepalli Rama Rao|
|1953||En Veedu||Pongalo Pongal||Chittor V. Nagaiah||Ghantasala|
|1953||En Veedu||Solla Vallayo||Chittor V. Nagaiah|
|1953||En Veedu||Boomiyile Oru||Chittor V. Nagaiah||M. L. Vasanthakumari|
|1953||En Veedu||Vathabi Ganapathim||Chittor V. Nagaiah|
|1953||Solaimalai Raani||Anaiya Jothi||C. N. Pandurangan||A. M. Rajah|
|1953||Solaimalai Raani||Anbaana Mozhi Pesum||C. N. Pandurangan||A. M. Rajah|
|1954||Mangalyam||Ninaithaaley Inbam Tharum||K. V. Mahadevan|
|1954||Mangalyam||Ottumiru Ullanthanai Vettuvathu||K. V. Mahadevan|
|1954||Manohara||Kathal Kondaadugiraar||S. V. Venkatraman|
|1954||Manohara||Singara Paingkiliye Pesu||S. V. Venkatraman||A. M. Rajah|
|1954||Manohara||Vazhvatho Mathu||S. V. Venkatraman|
|1954||Ratha Pasam||Jagam Yaavumey||M. K. Athmanathan|
|1954||Koondukkili||Paar En Magale Paar Paar||K. V. Mahadevan|
|1954||Kalyanam Panniyum Brahmachari||Madhumalar Ellam||T. G. Lingappa|
|1954||Kalyanam Panniyum Brahmachari||Vennilavum Vanum Pol||T. G. Lingappa|
|1954||Edhir Paradhathu||Jegam Ezhum Neeye||C. N. Pandurangan|
|1955||Mullaivanam||Engiruntho Ingu Vantha Rathiye||K. V. Mahadevan||T. M. Soundararajan|
|1955||Mullaivanam||Sariyendru Neeye Oru Vaarthai Sonnal||K. V. Mahadevan||T. M. Soundararajan|
|1955||Mullaivanam||Putham Puthu Malarey Kurunagai Puriyum Vennilavey||K. V. Mahadevan|
|1955||Mullaivanam||Nainaithaale Inikkudhadi||K. V. Mahadevan|
|1955||Menaka||Manampola Ini Vaazhalaam||C. N. Pandurangan & Vedha||K. R. Ramasamy|
|1955||Menaka||Kanavu Ninaivaagum||C. N. Pandurangan & Vedha|
|1955||Valliyin Selvan||Mangalam||K. V. Mahadevan|
|1955||Town Bus||Ponnaana Vaazhve Mannagi Pomo||K. V. Mahadevan||M. S. Rajeswari & Thiruchi Loganathan|
|1955||Town Bus||Nenjam Uruguthey||K. V. Mahadevan|
|1957||Magadhala Naattu Mary||Jeya Jeya Aiyame||K. Rani|
|1957||Samaya Sanjeevi||Aanantham Tharuvathu Sangeethemey||G. Ramanathan|
|1957||Thanga Malai Ragasiyam||Aanantham Puthu Aanantham||T. G. Lingappa||Jikki|
|1957||Sarangadhara||Ethukkithanai Modi||G. Ramanathan|
|1958||Bhoologa Rambai||Kannalar Ingu Varuvaar||C. N. Pandurangan|
|1958||Bhoologa Rambai||Amba Arul Purivaai||C. N. Pandurangan|
|1958||Bhoologa Rambai||Gangatharaney||C. N. Pandurangan|
|1958||Bhoologa Rambai||Aasai Nenjame||C. N. Pandurangan||A. M. Rajah|
|1958||Anbu Engey||Kaya Pazhama Sollu Raja||VedhakannE en kaNmaNiyE.... amutha UthilE kumutha malar pOlE|
|1958||Kaathavaraayan||Kanne En Kanmaniye.... Amudha Ootrile Kumudha Malar Pole||G. Ramanathan||Ghantasala|
|1959||Maragadham||Maalai Mayangugira Neram||S. M. Subbaiah Naidu|
|1959||Maragadham||Punnagai Thavazhum||S. M. Subbaiah Naidu||T. M. Soundararajan|
|1959||Maragadham||Kanukkulle Unnai Paaru||S. M. Subbaiah Naidu||T. M. Soundararajan|
|1959||Maragadham||Aadinaal Nadanam Aadinaal||S. M. Subbaiah Naidu|
|1959||Manimegalai||Manathai Kavarntha||G. Ramanathan||Seerkazhi Govindarajan|
|1959||Sivagangai Seemai||Muthu Pugazh||Viswanathan Ramamoorthy||S. Varalakshmi|
|1959||Minnal Veeran||Kannodu Kanninai Nokki||S. M. Subbaiah Naidu||Seerkazhi Govindarajan|
|1960||Ponni Thirunaal||Nattukkor Thanthaiyadi||K. V. Mahadevan||Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi|
|1960||Irumbu Thirai||Enna Seithaalum||S. V. Venkatraman|
|1960||Raja Bakthi||Kaliyuga Malarmaran||G. Govindarajulu Naidu|
|1961||Bhagyalakshmi||Varalakshmi Varuvaai Amma||Viswanathan Ramamoorthy|
|1961||Bhagyalakshmi||Palingu Manappandhalile||Viswanathan Ramamoorthy|
|1961||Akbar||Azhagin Nila||S. V. Venkatraman|
|1962||Indra En Selvam||Aaraaro Aaraaro||H. R. Pathmanaba Sastiri & C. N. Pandurangan|
|1962||Indra En Selvam||Thellathelindha Thenamudhe||H. R. Pathmanaba Sastiri & C. N. Pandurangan|
|1962||Avana Ivan||Vaaranamayiram||S. Balachander|
|1962||Konjum Salangai||Brahman Thaalam poda||S. M. Subbaiah Naidu||Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi|
|1963||Arivali||Vaazhiya Needoozhi||S. V. Venkatraman||P. Leela|
|1966||Motor Sundarampillai||Maname Muruganin Mayilvahanam
Kathal Endral Enna
Thulli Thulli Vilaiyada
|M. S. Viswanathan|
|1969||Kaval Deivam||Maiyal Migavum Meerudhe||G. Devarajan|
|1971||Athi Parasakthi||Kokku Parakkum Intha||K. V. Mahadevan|
|1971||Athi Parasakthi||Thanthaikku Manthirathai||K. V. Mahadevan|
|19||Odi Vilaiyaadu Pappa||Pachai Kuzhandayadi Kannil Paavaiyandro Chandramathi||Krishnamurthy[disambiguation needed]||Seerkazhi Govindarajan|
|19||Amman Arul||Akilamellam vilangum|
|19||Nathayil Muthu||Aadu Raadhe||Seerkazhi Govindarajan|
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