Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer

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The Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer is an honour, established in 1969, and presented annually at the Kerala State Film Awards of India for best female and male playback singer in Malayalam cinema. The first recipients of the award were P. Leela and K. J. Yesudas. K. J. Yesudas has been the most frequent winner with 25 wins, followed by K. S. Chithra with 16 and S. Janaki with 11 awards.

Best Male Playback Singer[edit]

Most Awards

Artist Wins
K J Yesudas
25
P Jayachandran
5
M. G. Sreekumar
3
G. Venugopal
3
Vijay Yesudas
3

Frequent Winner

List of frequent winners
Artist Wins
K J Yesudas
8 (1979-86)
Year Image Recipient(s) Film(s) Song(s)
1969 K.J. Yesudas.JPG K. J. Yesudas Kumara Sambhavam Polthinkalkkala
1970 Various films  –
1971  –
1972 P jayachandranDSC 0207.jpg Jayachandran Panitheeratha Veedu Suprabhatham
1973 K.J. Yesudas.JPG K. J. Yesudas Various films  –
1974
1975
1976
1977 Jagadguru Aadisankaran, Angeekaaram Shankara Digvijayam, Neelajalaashayathil
1978 P jayachandranDSC 0207.jpg Jayachandran Bandhanam Ragam Sreeragam
1979 K.J. Yesudas.JPG K. J. Yesudas Oolkatal Krishnathulasi Kathirukal
1980 Mela, Manjil Virinja Pookkal, Angadi Manassoru Manthrika, Mizhiyoram, Paavada Venam
1981 Various films
1982
1983
1984 Swantham Sharika Ee Marubhoovil
1985 Ambada Njaane!, Oru Kudakeezhil Vachalamakum Mounam, Anuragini Itha En
1986 Nakhakshathangal Areyum Bhavagayakan akkum
1987 M. Balamuralikrishna 01.jpg M. Balamuralikrishna Swathi Thirunal (film) Mokshamu Galadha
1988 Venugopal.jpg G. Venugopal Moonnam Pakkam Unarumee Gaanam
1989 MG Sreekumar (Cropped).jpg M. G. Sreekumar Kireedam, Vadakkunokkiyantram Kanneer Poovinte, Maayaa Mayooram
1990 Venugopal.jpg G. Venugopal Sasneham Thane Poovitta Moham
1991 MG Sreekumar (Cropped).jpg M. G. Sreekumar Kilukkam, Thudarkkatha Kilukil Pambaram, Aathira Varavayi
1992 Various films
1993 K.J. Yesudas.JPG K. J. Yesudas Akashadoothu, Padheyam, Chenkol Raappadi Kezhunnuvo, Chandrakantham Kondu, Madhuram Jeevamrutha
1994 Parinayam Saamaja Sancharini
1995 No. 1 Snehatheeram Bangalore North, Mazhayethum Munpe, Punnaram Ponnambili Pottum Thott, Aathmavin Pusthakathaalil, Japamaay Vedha Sadhakamaay
1996 Deshadanam, Thooval Kottaram Kaliveedurangiyallo, Parvathi Manohari
1997 Aaraam Thampuran Harimuraleeravam
1998 Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu Etho Nidra Than
1999 P jayachandranDSC 0207.jpg Jayachandran Niram Prayam Nammil Moham
2000 VidhuPrathap at DevarajanMaster 7thDeathAnniversary Concert.jpg Vidhu Prathap Sayahnam Kaalame Kaikkolluka Nee
2001 K.J. Yesudas.JPG K. J. Yesudas Ravanaprabhu Aakasha Deepangal Sakshi
2002 Madhu Balakrishnan.jpg Madhu Balakrishnan Valkannadi Amme Amme
2003 P jayachandranDSC 0207.jpg Jayachandran Thilakkam Neeyoru Puzhayai
2004 Venugopal.jpg G. Venugopal Ullam Aadedi Aadadedi
2005 M-Jayachandran.jpg M. Jayachandran Nottam Melle Melle
2006 Srinivas Rathri Mazha Bhasuri
2007 Vijay Yesudas at his house.jpg Vijay Yesudas Nivedyam Kolakkuzhal
2008 Shankar Mahadevan.jpg Shankar Mahadevan Madampi Kalyana Kacheri
2009 K.J. Yesudas.JPG K. J. Yesudas Madhya Venal Swantham Swantham
2010 Hariharan 2007 - still 27184.jpg Hariharan Paattinte Palazhy Paattu Paaduvan Mathram
2011 Sudeep Kumar Rathinirvedam Chembakapoonkavile
2012 Vijay Yesudas at his house.jpg Vijay Yesudas Grandmaster, Spirit Akaleyo Nee, Mazhakondu Mathram
2013 Karthik Orissa Janmantharangalil
2014 K.J. Yesudas.JPG K. J. Yesudas White Boys Aadityakiranangal
2015 P jayachandranDSC 0207.jpg Jayachandran Jilebi, Ennum Eppozhum, Ennu Ninte Moideen Njanoru Malayali, Malarvaka Kombathu, Saradambaram
2016 Sooraj siima.jpg Sooraj Santhosh Guppy Thaniye
2017 Shahabaz Aman Mayaanadhi Mizhiyil Ninnum
2018 Vijay Yesudas at his house.jpg Vijay Yesudas Joseph Poomuthole

Best Female Playback Singer[edit]

Artist
K S Chitra
16
S Janaki
11
Shreya Ghoshal
4
Sujatha Mohan
3
P.Susheela
2
P. Madhuri
2
Manjari
2
Sithara Krishnakumar
2

Frequent Winner

List of frequent winners
Artist Wins
K S Chithra
11 (1985-95 )
S Janaki
6 (1979-84)
Year Image Recipient(s) Film(s) Song(s)
1969 PLeela.jpg P. Leela Kadalpalam Ujjayiniyile Gayika
1971

S Janaki in Pune, India 2007.JPG

S. Janaki Sthree Ambala Veliyil
1972 P. Susheela.jpg P. Susheela Oru Penninte Katha Poonthenaruvi
1973 Madhri.jpg P. Madhuri Eanippadikal Praananaadhanenikku Nalkiya
1974

S Janaki in Pune, India 2007.JPG

S. Janaki Chandrakantham Aa Nimishathinte
1975 P. Susheela.jpg P. Susheela Chuvanna Sandhyakal Poovukalkku Punyakaalam
1976 S Janaki in Pune, India 2007.JPG S. Janaki Aalinganam Thushaara Bindukkale
1977 Madanolsavam Sandhye
1978 Madhri.jpg P. Madhuri Tharoo Oru Janmam Koodi Raakkilikal Paadi
1979 S Janaki in Pune, India 2007.JPG S. Janaki Thakara Mouname Nirayum
1980 Manjil Virinja Pookkal, Aniyaatha Valakal, Chamaram Manjanikombil, Oru Mayilppeeliyay, Naadha Nee Varum
1981 Various films
1982
1983
1984 Kanamarayathu Kasthoorimaan Kurunne
1985 K.S.Chithra Jan 2015 07.jpg K. S. Chithra Ente Kaanakkuyil, Nirakkoottu, Nokketha Dhoorathu Kannum Nattu Ore Swaram, Poomaaname, Aayiram Kannumaay
1986 Nakhakshathangal Manjal Prasadavum
1987 Eenam Maranna Kattu, Ezhuthapurangal Eenam Maranna Kaatte, Thalolam Paithal
1988 Vaishali Indu Pushpam Choodi Nilkkum
1989 Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha, Mazhavilkavadi Kalari Vilakku, Thanka Thoni
1990 Njan Gandharvan, Innale Palappoove Nin, Kannil Nin Meyyil
1991 Keli, Santhwanam Thaaram Vaalkannadi, Swara Kanyakamar
1992 Savidham Mouna Sarovaramake
1993 Sopanam, Chamayam, Ghazal Ponmeghame, Rajahamsame, Sangeethame
1994 Parinayam Parvanendu Mukhi
1995 Devaraagam Shashikala Chaarthiya
1996 Sujatha mohan.JPG Sujatha Azhakiya Ravanan Pranayamani Thooval
1997 Bhavana Radhakrishnan Kaliyattam Ennodenthini Pinakkam
1998 Sujatha mohan.JPG Sujatha Pranayavarnangal Varamanjaladiya Raavinte
1999 K.S.Chithra Jan 2015 07.jpg K. S. Chithra Angene Oru Avadhikkalathu Pular Veyilum Pakal Mukilum
2000 Asha G. Menon Mazha Aaradyam Parayum
2001 K.S.Chithra Jan 2015 07.jpg K. S. Chithra Theerthadanam Mooli Mooli Kaattinundoru
2002 Nandanam Kaarmukil Varnante
2003 Gayatri Asokan.jpg Gayatri Asokan Sasneham Sumithra Enthe Nee Kanna
2004 Manjari.jpg Manjari Makalkku Mukilin Makale
2005 K.S.Chithra Jan 2015 07.jpg K. S. Chithra Nottam Mayangippoyi
2006 Sujatha mohan.JPG Sujatha Rathri Mazha Bhasuri Sruthi Pole
2007 Shweta Mohan.jpg Shweta Mohan Nivedyam Kolakkuzhal Vili Ketto
2008 Manjari.jpg Manjari Vilapangalkappuram Mullulla Murikkinmel
2009 Shreya Ghoshal at Filmfare Awards South.jpg Shreya Ghoshal Banaras Chandu Thottille
2010

Rajalakshmy singer.jpg

Rajalakshmy Janakan Olichirunne
2011 Shreya Ghoshal at Filmfare Awards South.jpg Shreya Ghoshal Veeraputhran, Rathinirvedam Kannodu Kannoram, Kannoram Chingaram
2012 Sithara Krishnakumar.jpg Sithara Krishnakumar Celluloid Enundodi Ambili Chantham
2013 Vaikom Vijayalakshmi DSW.JPG Vaikom Vijayalakshmi Nadan Ottaykku Padunna
2014 Shreya Ghoshal at Filmfare Awards South.jpg Shreya Ghoshal How Old Are You? Vijanathayil
2015 Madhushree Narayan Edavappathy Pashyathi Dhishi Dhishi
2016 K.S.Chithra Jan 2015 07.jpg K. S. Chithra Kambhoji Nadavathil Thuranilla
2017 Sithara Krishnakumar.jpg Sithara Krishnakumar Vimaanam Vaanamakalunnuvo
2018 Shreya Ghoshal at Filmfare Awards South.jpg Shreya Ghoshal Aami Neermathaazha Poovinnullil

Special Jury Award In This Category[edit]

Year Image Recipient(s) Film(s) Song(s)
2013 Mridula warrier.jpg Mridula Warrier Kalimannu Lalee Lalee
2015 Sherya jayadeep Amar Akbar Antony Enno Njanente

Best Classical Music Singer[edit]

Year Singer Film Song
2009 Sharreth Meghatheertham Bhavayami
2010 M. Balamuralikrishna Gramam

References[edit]

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