Suzanne D'Mello

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Suzanne D'Mello
Also known as Suzanne Dmello, Suzie Q
Born 15 October
Genres Pop, Jazz, R&B.
Occupations Singer, Song Writer, Vocal Arranger, Lyricst
Years active 1994–present

Suzanne D'Mello, formerly known as Suzie Q, is Indian playback singer of Bollywood films and other regional films. She also has voiced jingles for television advertisements.[1]

Career[edit]

Over the years, Suzanne has worked with several music directors including A.R. Rahman, Pritam, Sajid Wajid, Ilaiyaraaja, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Salim-Sulaiman, Anu Malik, Bappi Lahiri and Vishal-Shekhar. She has sung up to 50 songs as a Playback singer in Bollywood. In 2006, Suzanne sang her first playback song for music director Pritam – "Khalish" from the film ' Chocolate'. The song that first got her recognised was "Mahiya" from the film ' Awaarapan', for which she received her First nomination at the Stardust Awards in 2008. This was followed by a string of superhits like " Jee Karda" from 'Singh Is Kinng', "Pyaar Karke" from 'Pyaar Ke Side Effects', "Signaal" from 'Bhagam Bhag', "Meow" from 'Golmaal Returns'.

Her super hit "Aye Bachchu" from the Blockbuster 'Ghajini', earned her a nomination at the Tata Indicom Mirchi Music Awards 2009. Following this was yet another String of Super Hit Songs like "Surili Ankhiyon Wale" from 'Veer', "Rishtey Naatey" from 'De Dana Dan', "Chiggy Wiggy" from Blue where Suzanne collaborated yet again with A.R.Rahman and Australian Pop Star, Kylie Minogue, and "Naina Miley" from 'Robot'. Her Current Super Hit Songs that are topping the charts are "Challa" from 'Crook' and "No Problem" from 'No Problem'. Besides Bollywood, Suzanne has a few Hits even in the South. She received great recognition and appreciation for her vocals on "Hosannah" from "Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya" (Tamil), "Nalamdhana" from 'Silambattam' (Tamil) and currently for the song "Ayyayo Ayyayo" from 'Veera Parampare' (Kannada).

Besides Bollywood, D'Mello has two songs "Latika's Theme" and "Dreams on Fire" in the Oscar and Grammy Award winning soundtrack of the Hollywood film Slumdog Millionaire (2008). She was also part of A. R. Rahman's Jai Ho tour.[1]

Discography[edit]

Song Name Film Name Year
Khalifa Lekar Hum Deewana Dil 2014
Thumka Kaanchi 2014
Inikka Inikka Naiyaandi 2013
Kadal Naan Dhaan Endrendrum Punnagai (Tamil) 2013
Sairo Sairo Baadshah (Telugu) 2013
Cigarette Ki Tarah Cigarette Ki Tarah 2012
Right Now Housefull 2 2012
Hosanna Ekk Deewana Tha 2012
Tum jo mere saath o Ehsas 2012
Tum Ho Rockstar 2011
Chak Glassi Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2011
Tum Ho Mera Pyaar Haunted 2011
Full Volume Thank You 2011
"Mazhai Varum Arikuri"[2] Veppam (Tamil) 2011
"No Problem"[1] No Problem 2010
Ayyayyo Ayyayyo Veera Parampare (Kannada) 2010
Challa Crook 2010
Naina Mile Endhiran 2010
Kehna Hai Help 2010
Attrah Baras Ki Hello Darling 2010
Sajde (Remix) Khatta Meetha (English Vocals) 2010
Ee Hridayam Ye Maaya Chesave (Telugu) 2010
Tum chain ho Milenge Milenge 2010
Hosanna Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya (Tamil) 2010
Dil Dara Ve Maan Sanmaan ( Marathi) 2009
"Kites in the Sky"[1] Kites 2009
"Surili Akhiyon Wale"[1] Veer 2009
Rishte Naate De Dana Dan 2009
"Prem Ki Naiyya"[1] Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani 2009
Chiggy Wiggy Blue 2009
Poorza Poorza Life Partner (English Vocals) 2009
"Ishq Vishk"[1] Wanted 2009
"Le Le Mazaa"[1] Wanted (Backing and Spanish Vocals) 2009
Bhangra Bistar Dil Bole Hadippa! (Backing Vocals) 2009
Aahun Aahun Love Aaj Kal 2009
Twist Love Aaj Kal (English Vocals) by Saif Ali Khan 2009
Aalam Guzrne Ko Kal Kissne Dekha 2009
Soniye Billori Kal Kissne Dekha 2009
"Don't Say Alvida"[1] Main Aurr Mrs Khanna 2009
Latika's Theme[1] Slumdog Millionaire 2009
Dreams on Fire[1] Slumdog Millionaire 2009
"Aye Bachchu"[1] Ghajini 2008
Nallamdhana Silambattam (Tamil) 2008
Tu Mera Jumbo Jumbo 2008
Jee Karda[1] Singh Is Kinng 2008
"Meow" (English and Hindi)[1] Golmaal Returns 2008
"Vacancy"[1] Golmaal Returns 2008
EMI EMI 2008
Khushi Drona (Backup singer) 2008
Hey Ya Kidnap 2008
Hello Hello 2008
Rubaru Ru Ba Ru 2008
Na Dekho Ru Ba Ru 2008
Khwab Dekhe [Sexy Lady] Race (Backing and English Vocals) 2008
Mujhpe Toh Jadoo Race (Backing and English Vocals) 2008
Race Saason Ki Race (Backing and English Vocals) 2008
Zara Zara Touch Me Race (Backing and English Vocals) 2008
"You're My Love"[1] Partner 2007
"Do You Wanna Partner"[1] Partner 2007
"Dupatta Tera Nau Rang Da"[1] Partner 2007
So Cool Go 2007
Mahiya Awaarapan 2007
Signaal Bhagam Bhag 2006
Pyaar Karke Pyaar Ke Side Effects 2006
Paisa Paisa Apna Sapna Money Money 2006
Dil Laga Na[1] Dhoom 2 2006
Shake It Naksha 2006
Hibbaki The Killer 2006
Khalish Chocolate 2005
Jhoom Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena 2005
Yahan Pe Sab Shanti Shanti Hai Raaz 2002

Filmography as Lyricist[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • Nominated: Vijay Award for Best Female Playback Singer (2011) – Mazhai Varum Arikuri (Veppam)
  • Nominated: Apsara Award for Best Female Playback Singer (2010) – Aye Bachchu (Ghajini)
  • Nominated: Tata Indicom Mirchi Music Awards Upcoming Vocalist Of The Year (2009) – Aye Bachchu (Ghajini)
  • Nominated: Stardust Awards Best Debut Female Playback Singer (2008)- Mahiya (Awaarapan)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Bollywood's popular Christian singers – Suzanne D'Mello". Rediff.com. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Venkateswaran Narayanan (30 July 2011). "Movie Review – Veppam". Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 

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