P. Madhuri

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Madhuri in 2014

P. Madhuri is the stage name of Shivagnanam who is a South Indian playback singer. She has sung songs in Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu. She has twice won Kerala State Film Award for best playback singer.[1]

Early life[edit]

Madhuri was born as Shivagnanam in Tiruchirappalli in a Tamil family in 1943. She got married to V. Jayaram at the age of 13 and became a mother by 16.[2] She was a part of an amateur drama troupe when Malayalam music director G. Devarajan happened to watch one of her performances at Madras. She was introduced to films by Devarajan through Kadalppalam (1969), in which she sang the famous Mappila song "Kasthuri Thailamittu Mudi Minukki".[3] Devarajan handpicked her and groomed her into one of the most successful Malayalam playback singers of all time.[4]

Career[edit]

She mainly sings Malayalam songs. She was probably the third most prominent female singer after S. Janaki and P.Susheela in Malayalam in the 1970s and mainly sang songs composed by G.Devarajan Master. She has sung a total of 552 songs in Malayalam.[5]

Some of hit songs of Madhuri
  • Paalaazhi Mankaye Parinayicchu
  • Innenikku Pottukuthan
  • Himashaila Saikatha
  • Kasturi Thailamittu
  • Priyasakhi Gange
  • Prananathan Enikku
  • Kalyani Kalavani
  • Thambran Thoduthathu
  • Chakravarthini Ninakku
  • Chandrakalabham Charthi
  • Bhoomiye Snehicha
  • Kaattum poyi mazha karum poyi
  • Kaithapoo visariyumayi kaatte koode"
  • Kanna aalilakanna....
  • Chakkikothoru chankaran
  • Thullikkorukudam
  • Paalaazhi kadanjeduthorazhakanu njan..
  • Kettille kottayathoru moootha pillechan..
  • Mallika banan thante villodichu
  • Chenthamizh nattile[6]

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