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|Born||Thirtahalli, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India|
|Education||Bachelor of Dental Surgery|
|Alma mater||Vokkaligara Sangha Dental College, KIMS, Bangalore|
|Occupation||Dentist, playback singer, Composer|
Dr. Shamitha Malnad (Kannada: ಶಮಿತಾ ಮಲ್ನಾಡ್; born 9 June) is an Indian playback singer. She is also a dentist, Anchor, Dubbing and Voice Artist by profession. She is popularly known for her works in Kannada film industry. She has performed for many chart-buster Kannada film songs apart from Sugama Sangeetha and Devotional albums.
Early life and family
Shamitha was born on 9 June in Thirthahalli, Shimoga to Prof. U. V. Ramachandra and H. G. Sunanda. She holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree (B.D.S) from Vokkaligara Sangha Dental College, KIMS, Bangalore. She is a disciple of Hindustani music maestro Late Pandit Sheshadri Gawai. Started her career as a playback singer in the year 1994 by singing for the devotional album "Kanive Kabbali". She is married to Arun Kumar D. K., and they have two children together.
Malnad was first introduced to the film music by the music director Gurukiran in the film Ninagaagi in 2002. She performed for a hit song named "Shukriya Shukriya" for the film. Following this, she sang for more than 500 feature films for almost all music directors such as Hamsalekha, Gurukiran, V. Harikrishna, Mano Murthy, Rajesh Krishnan, Sagar S, Sadhu Kokila, K. Kalyan, V. Manohar, R. P. Patnaik, Arjun Janya, Sandeep Chowta, Yuvan Shankar Raja, L.N.Shasthri among others.
She recorded for Telugu film Nagavalli (Telugu remake version of Aptharakshaka) under the music direction of Gurukiran and has released seven solo albums in Kannada and Telugu which includes few remixed versions of L. R. Eswari’s songs.
She also made several appearances on Television as an anchor and guest singer in Singing Reality shows.
- Laali Haadu
- Ranga SSLC
- Rama Shama Bhama
- Paramesha Panwala
- Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu
- Kempe Gowda
- Dandam Dashagunam
- Johny Mera Naam Preethi Mera Kaam
- Muddu Manase
- 2009 - Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Kannada - "Madhura Pisumaatige" (Birugaali)
- 2009 - Suvarna Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer - "Madhura Pisumaatige" (Birugaali)
- 2009 - South Scope Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer - "Madhura Pisumaatige" (Birugaali)
- 2015 - Karnataka State Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer - "Thalamalada Maleyalli" (Bekku)
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