Magizhini Manimaaran

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Magizhini Manimaaran
Native name மகிழினி மணிமாறன்
Birth name Magizhini Manimaaran
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2012–present

Magizhini Manimaaran (Tamil: மகிழினி மணிமாறன்) is a playback singer in the Tamil film industry who got a break as a playback singer in the film Kumki. Magizhini is noted for singing the famous song "Soi Soi"[1][2] from the film Kumki, which was composed by D. Imman.

Personal life and early career[edit]

Born in Malaipuram in Kanchipuram district, Maghizhini's parents were farmers. She became a member of the Buddhar kalaikuzhu folk troupe, where she became a ‘parai’ drummer and met her husband Manimaaran.[3]


As a playback singer[edit]



  1. ^ Kumki (film)
  2. ^ "Kumki Audio Launch". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 11 August 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ Karthikeyan, D. (3 March 2013). "Drummer-woman makes it big". The Hindu. Chennai, India.