Kalpana Raghavendar

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Kalpana Raghavendar
Singer Kalpana.jpg
Background information
Born (1980-05-08) 8 May 1980 (age 39)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
GenresPlayback singing, Carnatic music
Occupation(s)singer
WebsiteKalpana Raghavendar on Facebook

Kalpana Raghavendar is an Indian playback singer, Winner of idea Star Singer Malayalam and participant in Bigg Boss Telugu Season 1, songwriter and actor. She started her career as a playback singer at the age of five, and as of 2013 had recorded 1,500 tracks and performed in 3,000 shows in India and abroad.[1]

In 2010 she was the winner of the south Indian singing show Star Singer season 5, conducted by the Malayalam TV channel Asianet.[2][3] she was a judge of Super Singer Junior 6.

Early life and background[edit]

Kalpana was born in a musical family. Her father, T. S. Raghavendra, is a reputed playback singer, actor and composer, while her mother, Sulochana, is also a singer.[1] She has a younger sister, Shekinah Shawn (born Prasanna Raghavendar) who is popular as an Opera singer.[4] Kalpana took her Carnatic music lessons under Madurai T. Srinivasan.[5] Apart from her proficiency in singing, she holds a Master of Computer Applications degree and is pursuing Master of Philosophy.[6]

Career[edit]

Kalpana began her musical career at the age of 5. Her first vocals were for a family song alongside P. Susheela, Mano, M. M. Srilekha and her younger sister Prasanna, composed by the music director Saluri Vasurao.[7] As an adult, she started her career as a full-fledged playback singer in 1999 by rendering her voice for the song Mangalagouriki from the Telugu film Manoharam under music director Mani Sharma. She has also worked with many legendary composers and singers like Ilaiyaraaja, A. R. Rahman, K. V. Mahadevan, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and K. S. Chithra. She is more familiar to the public as a stage performer rather than a playback singer, having performed nearly 3000 stage shows worldwide.[1][8][9][10] In 2013, Kalpana was the lead performer in a tribute concert for her guru, Madurai T. Srinivasan.[5]

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Channel Result
2010 Star Singer Contestant Asianet Star Singer 2010 title holder (Winner)
2017 Bigg Boss Telugu (season 1) Contestant Star Maa 11th Place- Evicted on Day 28
2018 Super Singer Junior Season 6 Judge Star Vijay

Won Nandi award for Best Playback Singer Female for the song "Navamoorthulainatti"

Discography[edit]

Year Song Title Film Name Language
1991 "Poda poda punnaku" En Rasavin Manasile Tamil
1992 "Eyru Mayil Eyri " Thambi Pondatti Tamil
1997 " Meenachi kayil" Vidukathai Tamil
1999 " Thirupachi Arivaala " Taj Mahal Tamil
2000 " Manasuna pongina " Sparsha Telugu
"Alaipongera " Sakhi Telugu
"Saregama " Vamshi Telugu
"mangala gouri" Manoharam Telugu
2001 " Mudela Mandela " Narasimma Tamil
"Lala Nanthala" Narasimma Tamil
"Premante suluvu kadhura" Khushi Telugu
"Monalissa" Anandam Telugu
"Gunthalakadi" Cheppalani undhi Telugu
"Arasanda Raman" Murari Tamil
2002 " Musugu veyyodhu" Khadgam Telugu
" Lokam" Bobby Telugu
"Ammadu Appachi" Indra Telugu
"Hey mama" Takkari Donga Telugu
"Aleba Aleba" Takkari Donga Telugu
" Cheliya cheliya singaram" Kalusukovalani Telugu
"Orinayano" Thotti Gang Telugu
"Rendu " Coolie Telugu
"Ku ku ku" Kouravudu Telugu
2003 " Rangareddy zilla" Ayudham Telugu
" Iylasa Kattumaram" Arasu Tamil
"Penne Neeyum" Priyamana Thozhi Tamil
"Kadalora Kavithai" Student Number 1 Tamil
"Kadhal Thozhi Kadhal Thozhi" Student Number 1 Tamil
" En Idhayam (Febi)" Dhanush Tamil
"Naan Putham Puthu" Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal Inidhu Tamil
"Jee Boumbha" Alaudin Tamil
"Vaanam Enaku" Ice Tamil
"Appappa" Ice Tamil
"Dondapandu lanti" Pellam oorelthe Telugu
"Sarigamapadanesa" Raghavendra Telugu
"Thillana" Ee Abbai Chala Manchodu Telugu
"Nammina Namadhi" Raghavendra Telugu
"Prapanchame" Abhimanyu Telugu
"O malle Puvvura" Pellam oorelthe Telugu
"Seetharamula kalyanam" Evare Atagaadu Telugu
"Vana Vana" Evare Atagaadu Telugu
"Nee left kannu" Abbayi premalo paddadu Telugu
"Abba em body" Abbayi premalo paddadu Telugu
"Gundammo" Palnati Brahmanayudu Telugu
"Brindavanamlo" Palnati Brahmanayudu Telugu
"Preminchu kunna vaalu" Kalyana Ramudu Telugu
2004 " Abho ni amma" Anji Telugu
" Chiku Buku pori" Anji Telugu
"Indurudu" Mass Telugu
"Radhu kadha" Sakhiya Naatho raa Telugu
"chakkaranti" Sakhiya Naatho raa Telugu
" Joole joole " Varsham Telugu
"Ye Jilla " Shankar Dada MBBS Telugu
"Gongoora " Venky Telugu
"Azhaku Neeya " Jai Tamil
"Alek Alek " Jai Tamil
"Oru Chinna Vennila " Gambeeram Tamil
"Aggipulla geeyagane " Okato Number Kurradu Telugu
"Ithuvarai Yarum " Kadhaludan Tamil
"Kadal Kadal " Aalukkoru Aasai Tamil
"Bhel Poori Nan " Aalukkoru Aasai Tamil
"Asale Chalikalam " Mr & Mrs Sailaja Krishnamurthy Telugu
"Veena Vani " Pon megalai Tamil
"Thathai Thathai " Manmadhan Telugu
"Chemma chekka " Chanti-The hero Telugu
"Sri Anjaneyam Slokam " Sri Anjaneyam Telugu
"Oh pilla" Joruga Husharuga Telugu
2005 " Kandi chenu kada" Naa Alludu Telugu
" Pilla chusthe" Naa Alludu Telugu
"Istanbul Rajakumari " Mazhai Tamil
"Kadavul Thanda " Maayavi Tamil
"Nenjam Ennum" Aaru Tamil
"Koncham Koncham " Thirudiya Idhayathai Tamil
" Devaloga Rani " Maayavi Tamil
"Adhire Adhire " Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana Telugu
"Agadalu Pagadalu " Radha Gopalam Telugu
"Eh oore chinnadana " Bhadra Telugu
"Ammama nee misam " Andarivaadu Telugu
"Doli Doli " Sankranthi Telugu
"Nee varumbodhu " Mazhai Tamil
"Nagamani " That Is Pandu Telugu
"Ela Radamma " Koneti Rayuni Koti Ratnalu Telugu
"Vishnu Vishnuvani " Koneti Rayuni Koti Ratnalu Telugu
"Tirumala sikhranan " Koneti Rayuni Koti Ratnalu Telugu
"Kathadi pole " Maayavi Tamil
"Mallela maimarupey " Andari kosam Telugu
"Chelivadanam " 786 kaidi prema katha Telugu
"Vadi vedi " Satti Telugu
"Chiru chiru chudaraa " Hangama Telugu
"Adagandha andaalu" Iyodhya Telugu
2006 " Getup marchesa" Andala Ramudu Telugu
" Silusilukkum Silmisham" Chennai Kadhal Tamil
"Kala Kala Kalai" E Tamil
"Thothapuram" Varalaru Tamil
"Madura Jilla" Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam Tamil
" Neeve na sarvam" Swapnam Telugu
"Thottapuram" Varalaru Tamil
"Naa dhyanam" Swapnam Telugu
"Pranamati" Prem Telugu
"utee trippu" Hanumanthu Telugu
"Kalayo vyshnava mayo" Evandoy srivaru Telugu
" Krishnaveni Krishnaveni" Ghana Telugu
2007 " Mancham vesy" Seema Sastri Telugu
" Na coffee" Lakshyam Telugu
"Manmatha" Viyyalavari Kayyalu Telugu
"O Apparoa" Yamagola Malli Modalayindi Telugu
"Adukodaniki" Yamagola Malli Modalayindi Telugu
" Jalakthik raja " Yamagola Telugu
"Okkasari " Gundamma Gaari Manavadu Telugu
"Manasantha edo " Venkatadri Telugu
"Sexy haseena " Venkatadri Telugu
"Hey handsome " Viyyalavari Kayyalu Telugu
2008 " Ninne pelladukoni" Ready Telugu
" Cheppalanundi" Ontari Telugu
"Sudha Badhakam" Somberi Telugu
"Thanuvu kore" Kalyanam Telugu
"Intinta" Kuberulu Telugu
"Thodai nuvvu undalamma" Devarakonda veeraiah Telugu
"Nanna nanna " Indrajit Telugu
"Maaya maayaga" Bommana Brothers Chandana Sisters Telugu
2009 " Premante adho idhi" Adhineta Telugu
" Boomi Kothikum" Arundhathee Tamil
"Sandhanakkuyiley Unakkaaga" Thozhi Tamil
"Ammamo pilode" Adugu Telugu
"Yaraadi nee mohini" Eesaa Tamil
2010 " O Nene O Nuvvani" Kalavaramaye Madilo Telugu
" Ada Engengum Aasai" Kola Kolaya Mundhirika Tamil
"Jingu Chikka " Mynaa Tamil
"pada pada" Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu Telugu
"Manasu manasutho" Adhi nuvve Telugu
2011 " Acham" Kullanari Koottam Tamil
" Ooru Usilampatti" Keezha Theru Kicha Tamil
"Aaroora Aariraaro" Sirai pozludhugal Tamil
2012 " Adire andhalu" Nandeeswarudu Telugu
" Kozhutha Koyya" Kollaikaran Tamil
"Kozhutha Koyya (SolarSai)" Kollaikaran Tamil
2013 " Navamoorthulainatti" Intinta annamayya Telugu
"Nila Nila" Nirnayam Tamil
"Santhiran Sooruyan" Muthu Nagaram Tamil
"Vijay Pola" Sandhithathum Sindhithathum Tamil
"Kaali Kaali" Meiyyazhagi Tamil
"Chandare chanda" Shiva kesav Telugu
"Jam Jam Jam" Maad Dad Malayalam
"Muddada Nagaye" Galaate Kannada
2014 " Dikkulu chudaku" Dikkulu Choodaku Ramayya Telugu
"Darling Dambaku" Maan Karate Tamil
"Undile" Undile manchi kalam mundu mundhuna Telugu
"Prasanna" Dhee ante dhee Telugu
2015 " Gundello" Andhra Pori Telugu
"Pogiren" 36 Vayadhinile Tamil
2016 "Yappa Chappa" Kanithan Tamil
"Jirugu Jirugu" Rajini Murugan Tamil
"Kaara Karuuna" Mapla Singam Tamil
"Adho Theme" Manithan Tamil
"Oyaa Oyaa" Kaashmora Tamil
"Prem sangamam" Greetings Telugu
"Thennati singam" Pasumpon Tamil
"Alai Kadalil" Pappa Tamil
"En Manathai" Pottu Amman Tamil
"Anbae inithu" Holliwood Tamil

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Filmy-carnatic renditions". New Indian Express. 4 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Kalpana Raghavendra Wins Idea Star Singer Season 5". International Business Times. 25 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Kalpana Raghavendar Winner Of Idea Star Singer Season 5". Kerala TV.
  4. ^ "Shekinah shawn opera". The Hindu. 24 April 2012.
  5. ^ a b Malathi Rangarajan (10 January 2013). "Congenially classical". The Hindu.
  6. ^ "About Kalpana". Vasundhara magazine. 21 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Kalpna interview - about her". ABN Andhra Jyothi. 21 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Raining Music for a Cause". New Indian Express. 7 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Melodies United by Tune, Divided by Language". New Indian Express. 23 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Rahman and Team Recreate Magic". New Indian Express. 4 October 2014.

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