M. M. Manasi

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Manasi
Born (1993-01-08) 8 January 1993 (age 26)
OriginChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
GenresPlayback singer, Dubbing artist
Occupation(s)singer, voice artist
Instrumentsvocals, keyboard
Years active2001–present

M. M. Manasi is a playback singer trained in Hindustani Vocal. She has sung more than 170 songs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi and English[1]. She completed her studies at School of Management D.G. Vaishnav College. Her hits in Tamil – "Thamizachi" in Aarambam, "Kattikeda" in Kakki Chattai, "Semma Mass" in Mass, "Robo Romeo" in Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum, "Sottavaala" in Puli, "Aatakari maman ponnu" in Ilayaraja's 1000th film Tharai Thappattai.[2]

Spouse : Dr. Abhinesh Vijayakumar

Biography[edit]

Manasi was born to Tamil speaking parents in Chennai and grew up in Mumbai. At the age of 2 she started learning music, her first public performances were bhajans sung during Navratri and Ganpati poojas. She has a sister, M. M. Monisha.

Manasi was introduced by Ilaiyaraja to the Kannada music industry for the movie Drishya and by Vidhyasagar in Malayalam for Oru Indiya Pranayakadha. She made an entry into Bollywood with "Daddy Mummy" in Bhaag Johnny for music director Devi Sri Prasad. This song has 20 million views on YouTube.

Apart from singing, Manasi has also done voice acting for the leading heroines in the Tamil film industry: Baahubali, Thozha, Dharmadurai, Devi, Kaththi Sandai for Tamanna Bhatia, Maari for Kajal Agarwal, Anjaan for Samantha, Kamalinee Mukherjee in Iraivi, Meaghamann for Hansika Motwani, Darling and Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran for Nikki Galrani, Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum for Bindhu Madhavi, Vai Raja Vai for Tapsee, Yaan for Thulasi, Idharkkuthane Aasai Pattai Balakumara for Swathi, and Thirumanam Enum Nikkah for Nazriya.[3]

Manasi has sung in Telugu and has many charting songs to her credit like "Bhelpuri" in Aagadu, "Notanki" in Power, "Private party in Sarrainodu", "Gunde Aagi Pothande" in Shivam, "Meenakshi" in Masala, "Om Sarvani" in Legend, "Mara O Mara in Tadakha", "Lucky Lucky Rai" in Balupu, and "Rangamma Mangamma" in Rangasthalam.

Filmography[edit]

As playback singer[edit]

This is only a partial list; it is noteworthy that Manasi has sung over 170 songs in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi

Year Film Language Song Music Director Co-Singer(s)
2013 Annakodi Tamil "Poraale" G.V. Prakash Kumar S. P. B. Charan
2013 1: Nenokkadine Telugu "o' sayonara sayonara" Devi Sri Prasad Sooraj Santhosh
2013 Tadakha Telugu "Viyyalavaru" S.S. Thaman Sooraj Santhosh
2013 Balupu Telugu "Lucky Lucky Rai" S.S. Thaman Naveen Madhav
2013 Arrambam Tamil "Stylish Thamizhachi" Yuvan Shankar Raja Yuvan Shankar Raja, Rubba Bend.Psycho Unit
2013 Vaalu Tamil "Engaathan Porrandha" S.S. Thaman Silambarasan, Monisha
2013 Tadakha Telugu "Mara O Mara" S.S. Thaman Suchith Suresan
2014 Legend Telugu "Om Sarvani" Devi Sri Prasad Nandamuri Balakrishna
2014 Power Telugu "notanki notanki" S.S. Thaman Ravi Teja
2014 Anjaan Tamil "Sirippu En" Yuvan Shankar Raja
2014 Aaha Kalyanam Telugu "The Punch Song" Dharan Kumar Nivas
2014 Aagadu Telugu " Bhel Poori " S.S. Thaman Sooraj Santhosh
2014 Govindudu Andarivadele Telugu "Kokkokkodi" Yuvan Shankar Raja Haricharan, Karthik, Rita
2014 Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum Tamil "Robo Romeo" S.S. Thaman M M Monisha
2015 Bhaag Johnny Hindi "Daddy Mummy" Devi Sri Prasad Devi Sri Prasad
2015 Kaaki Sattai Tamil "Kattikida" Anirudh Ravichander Anirudh Ravichander, Anthony Daasan, Anitha Karthikeyan
2015 Puli Tamil "Sottavaala" Devi Sri Prasad Shankar Mahadevan
2015 Akhil Telugu "Padessavae" S.S. Thaman Karthik
2015 S/O Satyamurthy Telugu "Jaaruko" Devi Sri Prasad Sagar
2015 Shivam Telugu "Gunde Aagi Pothaande" Devi Sri Prasad Vedala Hemachandra
2015 Sakalakala Vallavam Tamil "Buji Ma Buji Ma" S.S. Thaman D. Imman, S.S. Thaman
2015 Kumari 21F Telugu "Break Up Patch Up" Devi Sri Prasad
2015 Massu Engira Masilamani Tamil "Sema Masss" Yuvan Shankar Raja Nivas
2015 Rakshasudu Telugu "Super Masss" Yuvan Shankar Raja Nivas
2015 Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka Tamil "Papparapampam" Prasan Praveen Shyam Krishna Iyer, Benny Dayal,
2016 Sardaar Gabbar Singh Telugu "Tauba Tauba" Devi Sri Prasad Nakaash Aziz
2016 Tharai Thappattai Tamil "Aattakaari Maaman Ponnu" Ilaiyaraaja Prasanna
2016 Sarrainodu Telugu "Private Party" S. Thaman S.S. Thaman
2017 Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 Tamil "Iraivanai Thandha Iraiviye" Sean Roldan Sean Roldan
2017 Vivegam Tamil "Veriyera" Anirudh Ravichandar Poorvi Koutish
2017 Mahanubhavudu Telugu "Mahanubhavudavera" S. Thaman Geetha Madhuri
2017 Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi Telugu "Rayyi Rayyi Mantu" Devi Sri Prasad Divya Kumar
2018 Riya (Web series)[4] English "Daddy and Daughter" Brian D. Kelley
2018 Rangasthalam Telugu "Rangamma Mangamma" Devi Sri Prasad
2018 Saamy 2 Tamil "Adhiroobaney" Devi Sri Prasad
Telugu "Athi Sundara"
2018 Padi Padi Leche Manasu Telugu "Urike Cheli Chilaka" Vishal Chandrasekhar Rahul Sipligunj
2018 Next Enti? Telugu Oh No Never! Leon James Ash King
2018 Maari 2 Tamil "Maari's Aanandhi" Yuvan Shankar Raja Ilaiyaraaja
2018 Maari 2(Telugu) Telugu "Maari's Aanandhi" Yuvan Shankar Raja Haricharan
2018 Maari 2(Telugu) Telugu "Rowdy Baby Nene" Yuvan Shankar Raja Dhanush
2019 Vinaya Vidheya Rama Telugu Tassadiyya Devi Sri Prasad Jaspreet Jasz
2019 F2 - Fun and Frustration Telugu Girra Girra Devi Sri Prasad Sagar
2019 kazhugu 2 tamil yelamala kathu Yuvan Shankar Raja
2019 Maharshi Telugu Paalapitta Devi Sri Prasad


Dubbing artist[edit]

Year Film Language Actress
2013 Nirnayam Tamil Regina Cassandra[5]
2013 Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara Tamil Swathi[5]
2014 Vadacurry Tamil Swathi
2014 Anjaan Tamil Samantha
2014 Meaghamann Tamil Hansika
2014 Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah Tamil Nazriya Nazim
2015 Darling Tamil Nikki Galrani
2015 Baahubali: The Beginning Tamil Tamannaah
2015 Tamiluku En Ondrai Aluthavum Tamil Bindu Madhavi
2015 Maari Tamil Kajal Agarwal
2015 Nava Manmadhudu Telugu (Dubbed version) Amy Jackson[5]
2015 Uppu Karuvaadu Tamil Nandita Swetha[5]
2016 Miruthan Tamil Lakshmi Menon
2016 Devi Tamil Tamannaah
2016 Kodi Tamil Trisha[5]
2016 Iraivi Tamil Kamalinee Mukherjee
2016 Jackson Durai Tamil Bindu Madhavi
2016 Thozha Tamil Tamannaah
2016 Dharma Durai Tamil Tamannaah
2018 Nadigaiyar Thilagam Tamil Samantha Akkineni

Television Title Songs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manasi, M. M. "A voice to reckon with". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Being a singer makes you versatile — Times of India". indiatimes.com.
  3. ^ "MM Manasi Inspirations: From K-Pop To Ilaiyaraaja". silverscreen.in.
  4. ^ "A voice to reckon with". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e https://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movies-cinema-news-16/singer-and-dubbing-artist-m-m-manasi-talks-about-her-work.html