Jyotsna Radhakrishnan

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Jyotsna Radhakrishna
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Jyotsna Radhakrishnan in 2008
Background information
Native name ജ്യോത്സ്‌ന രാധാകൃഷ്ണൻ
Also known as Jyotsna
Born (1986-09-05) September 5, 1986 (age 30)
Kuwait
Origin Thrissur, Kerala
Genres Playback singing
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocalist
Years active 1998–present
Website jyotsnamusic.org

Jyotsna Radhakrishnan (born September 5, 1986) is a playback singer in Malayalam cinema. She is based in Thrissur, Kerala.[1]

Early life[edit]

Jyotsna was born in Kuwait. At a very young age she moved to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

She did her schooling at the Asian International School in Ruwais, an industrial area 240 kilometres (150 miles) west of Abu Dhabi, where she excelled at singing.

Singing career[edit]

Jyotsna's interest in music started at a very young age. She learned the Carnatic vocal style under Mangad Natesan, and the Hindustani classical vocal style under Guru Dinesh Devdas.

Although she started her career in Malayalam cinema with the song "Valakilukkam Kettedee" from the film Pranayamani Thooval in 2002. It was "Sughamanee Nilavu" from Nammal that brought her to wider attention.[2] She has sung in almost 130 movies, in Malayalam as well as in Tamil and Telugu. She has sung on some 200 albums. Some of her hits are "Karuppinazhagu" from Swapnakoodu, "Melleyonnu" from Manassinakkare, and "Meheruba" from Perumazhakkalam.

Some of her latest films are Classmates, Pothen Vava, Don, Notebook and Janmam. She has traveled to the UK, the US, Australia and Singapore for musical programs, and has performed with almost all leading playback singers of south India. She concluded another North American tour with singer G. Venugopal and in August 2013 in Australia with Unni Menon performing for Malayalees in major cities. This was her first trip to Australia where she was accompanied by Ramesh Pisharody.

Personal life[edit]

On December 26, 2010, Jyotsna married Sreekanth Surendran, a software engineer from Kochi. She gave birth to their first child, a son, on July 9, 2015.[2]

Awards[edit]

Asianet Film Awards:

  • 2002 - Best Female Playback - Nammal
  • Winner of Title trophy "Rasna Girl 2001", an open UAE music competition in Hindi film songs
  • Prize winner in "Sangeetha Prathibha Sangamam", an open UAE music competition in Malayalam film songs
  • Shruthi Bharatham Award for best Female Playback Singer 2003
  • "Yuva Prathibha" award by Pallavoor Appu Marar Smaraka Kala KshetRa 2003
  • All Kerala Youth Campus Critics Award 2004
  • Mahatma Gandhi Education Foundation Award 2004
  • "Outstanding Young Person" Award by Jaycees
  • Kaveri Film Critics TV Award 2004
  • Jaycees Foundation Award for Best Female Playback Singer
  • Film Audience Award 2005
  • Gulf Malayalam Music Award 2006

Discography[edit]

Films[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Manicheppu
  • Chempakame
  • Malayalippennu
  • Krishnapriya
  • Mayakkannaa
  • Ithu Premamo[3]
  • Ninneyum thedi [mailanchi]

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ആ കത്ത് വായിച്ച് ഞാന് കരഞ്ഞു". mangalam.com (in Malayalam). Retrieved 2016-05-15. 
  2. ^ a b Sarkar, Suparno (2015-07-22). "Popular Malayalam Singer Jyotsna Welcomes Baby Boy". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 2016-05-15. 
  3. ^ Ithu Premamo

External links[edit]