Anuradha Sriram

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Anuradha Sriram
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Background information
Birth name Anuradha
Born (1970-07-09) 9 July 1970 (age 46)
Chennai, India
Genres Playback singing, Carnatic and Hindustani Music TV host Dubbing Artist
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1995–present
Website Anuradhasriram.com

Anuradha Sriram (born 9 July 1970) is an Indian carnatic and playback singer who hails from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. She has sung more than 5000 songs in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi films.

Early life[1][edit]

Anuradha was born in Chennai to playback singer Renuka Devi and Meenakshi Sundaram Mohan. She did her schooling (I and II standards) in Coimbatore at the St.Francis Matriculation School, and later at the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School.[2] She has a B.A and M.A in music from Madras University and secured the university gold medal in both the courses. She was given a fellowship to do her Master of Arts degree in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, Connecticut.

She was trained by many esteemed gurus like Tanjavoor S. Kalyanaraman, Sangeetha Kalanidhi T. Brinda and T. Viswanathan in Carnatic music and has had intensive training under Pandit Mannikbua Thakurdas for Hindustani classical music. She is also an accomplished Western Classical opera singer, having undergone intensive training from Prof. Shirley Meier in New York, U.S.A.

While in Wesleyan, apart from learning and performing western opera and jazz, she also performed in many Indonesian and West African music concerts. Her M.A project work titled "Ilayaraja: Composer as a phenomenon in Tamil Film Culture" has been widely acclaimed and is being published in the Garland World Music Encyclopaedia.

Career[edit]

Anuradha has performed extensively all over India and U.S.A and has given many radio and TV programmes since the age of 12. Anuradha Sriram first entered the Tamil Cinema Industry as a child artist in the 1980 Tamil movie Kaali.[3] In 1995, she was introduced as a singer by A R Rahman for the song "Malarodu Malaringu" in the movie Bombay. Her first solo was for A R Rahman in Indira.

She specialises in Carnatic music and has sung in over 1000 concerts worldwide.

Anuradha has several chart topping Devotional albums to her credit and she regales audiences all over south India with her Devotional concerts too. She also collaborates with her husband Sriram Parasuram on their very successful Classical Music Jugalbandhi concerts[4] and their hit TV programme “Elaame Sangeetham Thaan”. She has also anchored many hit music programmes on TV.

Having sung more than 3000 film songs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam, and six north Indian languages, some of her hits include "Nalam Nalam Ariyaaval" (Kaadal Kotai), "Dilruba Dilruba" (Priyam), "Meenamma" (Aasai), "Acham Acham Illai" (Indira), "Phenk Hawa" (Ram Jaane) and "Pehli Pehli" (Zor).

She has composed the music for the movie Five Star along with her husband Sriram.

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Tamil Nadu State award for best female playback singer (1996)
  • Dr. J. Jayalalitha Cine Award (1996)
  • Ajanta Award for the best female playback singer (1996)
  • Screen Videocon award for Best Pop Album (1998)
  • Karnataka State Film Awards for best playback singer (1999)
  • Vocational Excellence Award by the Rotary Club of Coimbatore Midtown (2002)
  • International Tamil Film Awards (2003)
  • West Bengal State award for best playback singer (2004)
  • Filmfare award for the best playback singer (2004)
  • Tamil Nadu State KALAIMAMANI award for her significant contribution to the field of music (2006)
  • Honorary Doctorate by the Satyabhama University for her accomplishments and contribution to the field of music (2012)

Albums[edit]

  • Chennai Girl (1997)

Personal life[edit]

Anuradha Sriram is married to singer Sriram Parasuram (whom she met at Wesleyan University).[5][6] They have two sons named Jayant and Lokesh.

Discography[edit]

Year Song Title Film Name Language Music Director
2012 "Vadamallikari" Kozhi Koovuthu Tamil E.S Ramraj
"Sundara Purusha" Murattu Kalai Tamil Srikanth Deva
"Nee Romba Romba" Pathiladi Tamil Thomas Rathnam
2011 "Mele Mele" Makaramanju Malayalam Ramesh Narayan
"Ore Kina" Sevens Malayalam Bijibal
"Adi Thkali" Oru Sol Tamil VVR
"Agara Muthala" Oru Sol Tamil VVR
2010 "Empillo Apple O" Ragada Telugu Thaman
"Nudisale" Kiccha Huccha Kannada V. Harikrishna
"Kaanala Chilaka" Villain Telugu A. R. Rahman
"Pachamaram onnu" Karuvarai Pookkal Tamil Thomas Rathnam
"Kaattu Sirukki" Raavanan Tamil A. R. Rahman
"Ranjha Ranjha" Raavan Hindi A. R. Rahman
"Happy" Bale Pandiya Tamil Devan Ekambaram
"Aasa Machaane" Kola Kolaya Mundhirika Tamil V. Selvaganesh
"Aasa Machaane ( Remix)" Kola Kolaya Mundhirika Tamil V. Selvaganesh
2009 "Zulfane Khol" Do Knot Disturb Hindi Nadeem-Shravan
"Samba" Daddy Cool Malayalam Bijibal
"Ambarai" Thoppul Kodi Tamil Thomas Rathnam
"Sithhana Vaasalil" Ragavan Tamil Gangai Amaran
"Aadi Maasa Kaathadikka" Thottupaar Tamil Srikanth Deva
"Oh Sexy Mama" Yavarum Nalam Tamil Shankar Ehsaan Loy
"Oh Sexy Mama (Remix)" Yavarum Nalam Tamil Shankar Ehsaan Loy
2008 "Mozha Mozhannu" Kuruvi Tamil Vidhyasagar
"Aaha Biduru Bombege" Gaalipata Kannada V. Harikrishna
"Namma Ooru Nallarukku" Seval Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar
"Chuttipoove" Satrumun Kidaitha Thagaval Tamil S. Baskar
"Rojavanam" Satrumun Kidaitha Thagaval Tamil S. Baskar
"Indha Pakkam" Yen Indha Mounam Tamil K.M. Ratha Krishnan
2007 "Pulari Ponn Prave" Flash Malayalam Gopi Sundar
"Pondicherry Sarakku" Manikanda Tamil Deva
"Inji Inji" Manikanda Tamil Deva
"Mama Mama Mama" Manikanda Tamil Deva
"Aasai Poove" Aatchi Tamil Deva
"Unnai Oru Nilavazhaikuthu" Aatchi Tamil Deva
"Vachirukken Vachirukken" Veerasamy Tamil Vijaya T. Rajendar
2006 "Masti Maro" Bangaram Telugu Vidhyasagar
"Olli Olli Iduppey" Aathi Tamil Vidyasagar
"Pempatha Pura (Koi Mil Gaya)" Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Dubbed [7] Sinhala Jatin Lalit
"Kode Kode Kobbarimithai" Suntaragaali Kannada Sadhu Kokila
"Vastaava" Vikramarkudu Telugu M. M. Keeravani
2005 "Thai Maasam" Majaa Tamil Vidhyasagar
"Teri Kurti Sexy" Vaada Hindi Himesh Reshammiya
"Oh Priyasakhi" Priyasakhi Tamil Bharadwaj
"Sanje Sooryane" 7'O Clock Kannada M. S. Madhukar
"Goyyango" Idhaya Thirudan Tamil Bharadwaj
"Thachhuko Thachhuko" Ponniyin Selvan Tamil Vidhyasagar
"Appan Panna Thappula" Thirupaachi Tamil Dheena
"Uyire En Uyire" Thotti Jaya Tamil Harris Jayaraj
"Adi Kalyana Sundari" Adaikkalam Tamil Sabesh Murali
"Vangaiya Vankika" Adaikkalam Tamil Sabesh
"Othaiya Rettaiya" February 14 Tamil Bharathwaj
"Unn Peyarennada" February 14 Tamil Bharathwaj
"Inji Inji" Manikanda Tamil Deva
"Mama Mama" Manikanda Tamil Deva
"Pondicherry Sarakku" Manikanda Tamil Deva
2004 "Ae Sangdil Sanam" Tum - A Dangerous Obsession Hindi Anu Malik
"Jhin Min Jhini" Maqbool Hindi Vishal Bhardwaj
"Appadi Podu" Ghilli Tamil Vidhyasagar
"Deikaiya Vechi" Giri Tamil D. Imman
"Dubukku Dubukku" Giri Tamil D. Imman
2003 "Someday O Someday" Dum Hindi Sandeep Chowta
"Bhangra Paa Le" Talaash: The Hunt Begins Hindi Sanjeev Darshan
"Okka Maggadu" Seethaiah Telugu M. M. Keeravani
"Cheli Chedugudu" Gemini Tamil Deva
"Aalaana Degam" Arasu Telugu R. P. Patnaik
"Enna Ninacha" Chokka Thangam Tamil Deva
"Ettu Jilla paththu" Chokka Thangam Tamil Deva
"Hey Sembaruthi" Eera Nilam Tamil Sirpy
"Karpaga Maram" Eera Nilam Tamil Sirpy
"Idi Idi Andha" Kashmir Tamil Deva
"Kashmir Roja" Kashmir Tamil Deva
"Panithuliaye" Royal Family Tamil Bharani
"Sinthathiri Pettai" Royal Family Tamil Bharani
2002 "O Podu" Gemini Tamil Bharadwaj
"Oka Konte Pillane" Naaga Telugu Vidhyasagar
"Dollu Dollu" Mazhamegha Pravukal Malayalam Sree Ram
"Vaaleduthhal" Meesa Madhavan Malayalam Vidhyasagar
"Kaan Ke Neeche" Chor Machaaye Shor Hindi Anu Malik
"Chadh Gayi Chadh Gayi" Chor Machaaye Shor Hindi Anu Malik
"Tum Tata Ho Ya Birla" Chor Machaaye Shor Hindi Anu Malik
"Dupatta" Jeena Sirf Merre Liye Hindi Nadeem-Shravan
"Chori Chori" Om Jai Jagadish Hindi Anu Malik
"Mujhe Rab Se Pyaar" Ab Ke Baras Hindi Anu Malik
"Aakasame Akaramaai" Sri Manjunatha Telugu, Kannada Hamsalekha
"Adada Nadanthu" 123 Tamil Deva
"April Malai Megame" 123 Tamil Deva
"Konjam Konjam" 123 Tamil Deva
"Kadhal Kondein Summa" Ganesh Tamil Mani Sharma
"Raja Vamsamo" Ganesh Tamil Mani Sharma
"Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai" Nilavinilea Tamil Deva
"Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai (2)" Nilavinilea Tamil Deva
2001 "Hari Gori" Majunu Tamil Harris Jayaraj
"Cheliya Ninu chudakunda" Sampangi Telugu Ghantadi Krishna
"Kalli Adi Kalli" Nandha Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Ennallo Vechaka" Ninnu Choodalani Telugu S. A. Rajkumar
"Aayiye Aajaayiye" Lajja Hindi Anu Malik
"Chunari Chunari" Monsoon Wedding Multilingual Anu Malik
"Once Upon A Time in India" Lagaan Hindi A. R. Rahman
"Band Kamre Mein" Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi Hindi Anu Malik
"Malai Malai" Chocklet Hindi Deva
"Oru Ponnu Onnu" Kushi Tamil Deva
"Dupatta" Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai Hindi Anu Malik
"Satrangi" Deewaanapan Hindi Aadesh Shrivastav
Maangalya Kaalam Vakkalathu Narayanankutty Malayalam Mohan Sithara
"Ezhuththu Ezhuththu" Kunguma Pottu Gounder Tamil Sirpy
"Muthan Muthala" Kunguma Pottu Gounder Tamil Sirpy
"Chithiraiye" Enn Purusan Kuzhantai Mathiri Tamil Deva
"Pattaampuchi Pudavai" Enn Purusan Kuzhantai Mathiri Tamil Deva
"Manmadha" Lovely Tamil Deva
"Silver Nilave" Lovely Tamil Deva
"Vaadi Machinuchi" Lovely Tamil Deva
2000 "Ammammalu Taatayyalu" Nuvve Kavali Telugu Koti
"Poo Virinjaachu" Mugavaree Tamil Deva
"Ethanai Manikku" Karisakattu Poove Tamil Ilaiyaraaja
"Prem Jaal" Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain Hindi Anand Raj Anand
"Oh Vennila" Kushi Tamil Deva
"Oru Ponnu" Kushi Tamil Deva
"Karuppu Than" Vetrikodi Kattu Tamil Deva
1999 "Devudu Karunisthadani" Prema Katha Telugu Sandeep Chowta
"Pacific Lo" Kalisundam Raa Telugu S. A. Rajkumar
"Ishq Bina Kya" Taal Hindi A. R. Rahman
"Kaadhal Illamal" Taalam Tamil A. R. Rahman
"Chunari Chunari" Biwi No.1 Hindi Anu Malik
"Nee Endhan Vaanam" Monisha En Monalisa Tamil T. Rajendar
"Vaanam Paadudhe" Vaali Tamil Deva
"Nilavai Konduvaa" Vaali Tamil Deva
1998 "Chinna Chinna Kiliye" Kannedhirey Thondrinal Tamil Deva
"Dil Se Re" Dil Se.. Hindi A. R. Rahman
"Santhosha Kannere" Uyire Tamil A. R. Rahman
"Anbe Anbe Kolladhe" Jeans Tamil A. R. Rahman
"Ishwar Allah" 1947 Earth Hindi A. R. Rahman
"Kushalave Kshemave" Yaare Neenu Cheluve Kannada Hamsalekha
"Dayana Dayana" Yaare Neenu Cheluve Kannada Hamsalekha
"Ek Tarf Hai" Gharwali Baharwali Hindi Anu Malik
"Jo Tum Kaho" Chhota Chetan Hindi Anu Malik
"Malaroadu Piranthavala" Iniyavale Tamil Deva
"Thendral" Iniyavale Tamil Deva
"Enavale Ennavle" Ninaithen Vandhai Tamil Deva
"Malligaye" Ninaithen Vandhai Tamil Deva
"Raaja Raaja" Preethsod Thappa Kannada Hamsalekha
"Bangaaradinda" Preethsod Thappa Kannada Hamsalekha
"Sone Sone" Preethsod Thappa Kannada Hamsalekha
1997 "Pehli Pehli Baar" Zor Hindi Agosh
"Anbendra Mazhayilae" Minsaara Kanavu Tamil A. R. Rahman
"Maaro Maaro" Suswagatham Telugu S. A. Rajkumar
"Pelli Kala" Preminchukundam Raa Telugu Mahesh
1996 "Nalam Nalamariya Aaval" Kadhal Kottai Tamil Deva
"Un Uthattora" Panchalankurichi Tamil Deva
"Vantheyalla" Panchalankurichi Tamil Deva
1995 "Ini Achham Illai" Indira Tamil A. R. Rahman

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anuradha Sriram | Biography". Anuradha Sriram. Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  2. ^ "Alumni-PSBB Schools". www.psbbschools.ac.in. Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  3. ^ Naman Ramachandran (12 December 2012). Rajinikanth: A Birthday Special. Kasturi & Sons Ltd. pp. 65–. GGKEY:A78L0XB1B0X. 
  4. ^ "rediff.com: Movies: A duet for life: Anuradha and Sriram Parasuram". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  5. ^ "Fusion is the forte of this music couple". The Hindu. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  6. ^ M. V. Ramakrishnan (15 September 2011). "Columns / M.V. Ramakrishnan : Musicscan – Contrasting colours". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Sinhalese Album)". 

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