Suchitra

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Suchitra
Born
Suchitra Ramadurai

(1974-05-14) 14 May 1974 (age 50)
Other names
  • RJ Suchi
  • Mirchi Suchi
  • Suchi
Education
Occupations
  • Singer
  • actress
  • songwriter
  • composer
  • musician
  • radio jockey
  • columnist
  • writer
Years active2000–present
Spouse
(m. 2005⁠–⁠2017)
Awards
Musical career
Genres
Instrument(s)

Suchitra Ramadurai, known by the mononym Suchitra, is an Indian radio jockey, popular playback singer, songwriter, composer, voice artist, dubbing artist and film actress. She has sung in multiple languages including Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu.

Early life[edit]

Suchitra was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, as the daughter of Ramadurai and Padmaja. She has a sister named, Sunitha. Suchitra is a BSc graduate from Mar Ivanios College (Trivandrum). Later on she moved to Coimbatore for her MBA from PSG Institute of Management. She was part of a music band at PSG.[1]

Career[edit]

Suchitra joined Sify for a year, after graduating. She responded to an ad for the post of an RJ in Radio Mirchi.[2] She became as Rj Suchi, with her popular morning show Hello Chennai. Her distinct and bold voice made her very popular with the younger crowd. She still does a radio show called Flight983 on Radio Mirchi, on Sunday evenings (7–9 pm). The show deals with interesting international happenings.[3]

She started singing after a few years as RJ.[4] She also worked as a dubbing artist for popular heroines like Shriya Saran and Lakshmi Rai.[5]

Her career as a playback singer now spans Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films and she has several hits in all these languages to her credit. She sang her first song for the movie, Lesa Lesa under the composition of Harris Jayaraj and her co-singer was the legendary, K. S. Chitra. Suchitra is a sought-after performer at corporate and other such stage shows. She has also been appreciated for her honest and positive-humour-filled judging at reality shows like Vijay TV's Airtel Super Singer, Sun TV's Sun Singer, Asianet's Music India, and Bol Baby Bol on Gemini TV and Surya TV. 'Music I Like', an album of Suchitra's renditions of Mahakavi Bharatiyaar's poetry, set to contemporary tunes and music, released by Universal Music, was a turning point in her career.

Suchitra is now a singer-songwriter as well, composing music on her own and in collaboration with Singer Ranjith. Her YouTube channel 'Suchislife' has all her updated work.[6]

She wrote a short story, a graphic illustration of an episode in the life of a black peppercorn called Kuru-Milaku, called "The Runaway Peppercorn".[2]

After her Twitter page was hacked in 2016, and the pictures and videos released by the hacker went viral under #suchileaks,[7] following a spate of bad press owing to the fact that she only released a statement on Sun News saying she was focused on shutting the page down, Suchitra left for London to pursue culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu.

In 2020, Suchitra took part in the fourth season of the Tamil reality television show, Bigg Boss Tamil hosted by Kamal Haasan. She entered the show on day 28 as a new contestant and was evicted on day 49.

Personal life[edit]

Suchitra was married to actor Karthik Kumar between 2005 and 2017. In an interview, Suchitra stated that she is now remarried to an advocate and a sports person named Raja.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Actress[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2003 Jay Jay Herself Guest appearance (RJ)
2004 Aayutha Ezhuthu Suchitra
2010 Bale Pandiya Herself Guest appearance

Dubbing artist[edit]

Year Film Voice-over for
2006 Thiruttu Payale Malavika
Kedi Tamannaah Bhatia
2008 Poi Solla Porom Piaa Bajpai
2009 Indira Vizha Namitha
Kanthaswamy Shriya Saran
Naan Avan Illai 2 Rachana Maurya
2010 Naanayam Ramya Raj
Kola Kolaya Mundhirika Shikha
2011 Mankatha Lakshmi Rai
2014 Naan Sigappu Manithan Iniya
2014 Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam Akhila Kishore

Discography[edit]

Studio album[edit]

Year Album Music Composer Lyrics Label Notes
1993 Zamaana Dewaana Rajesh Jhaveri DC Records First album debuted.

Tamil songs[edit]

Year Film Song Music Director Co-Singer(s)
2002 Lesa Lesa "Enai Polave Kattru" Harris Jayaraj K. S. Chitra
2003 Jay Jay "May Maasam 98'il" Bharadwaj
Kaakha Kaakha "Uyirin Uyire" Harris Jayaraj KK
2004 Manmadhan "En Aasai Mythiliye" Yuvan Shankar Raja Silambarasan
Jai "Shock Adikkudhu Pennae" Mani Sharma Ranjith
2005 Ullam Ketkumae "Kanavugal Periya Kanavugal" Harris Jayaraj Various
2006 Vallavan "Yammadi Aathadi" Yuvan Shankar Raja Silambarasan, Vijaya T. Rajendar, Mahathi
Pokkiri "Dole Dole" Mani Sharma Ranjith
"En Chella Peru Apple" A. V. Ramanan
2007 Vel "Ottraikannale" Yuvan Shankar Raja Haricharan
Polladhavan "Alibaba Thangam" G. V. Prakash Kumar
Marudhamalai "Hey Yenmama" D. Imman Karthik
Kaalai "Kutti Pisaase" G. V. Prakash Kumar Silambarasan
2008 Yaaradi Nee Mohini "Nenjai Kasakki" Yuvan Shankar Raja Udit Narayan
"Paalakattu" (D. Imman Mix) D. Imman Haricharan, Vinaya
Dhaam Dhoom "Pudhu Pudhu" Harris Jayaraj Benny Dayal, Guna
2009 Silambattam "Vechikkava" Yuvan Shankar Raja Silambarasan
Sindhanai Sei "Naa Kaakinaada" S. Thaman
Eeram "Tharai Erangiya"
Kanthaswamy "Excuse Me" Devi Sri Prasad Vikram
Moscowin Kavery "Gore Gore" S. Thaman Karthik
Vettaikaaran "Oru Chinna Thamarai" Vijay Antony Krish, Dinesh Kanagaratnam
2010 Siddu "Naan Alana Thamarai" Dharan Venkat Prabhu, Srimathumitha
Goa "Goa" Yuvan Shankar Raja Krish, Ranjith, Tanvi Shah
Singam "En Idhayam" Devi Sri Prasad Tippu
Mundhinam Paartheney "Pesum Poove" S. Thaman Krish
"Kanavena" Haricharan
Aridhu Aridhu "Oh Lalali"
Thillalangadi "Pootta Paathadhum"
Manmadan Ambu "Oyyale" Devi Sri Prasad Mukesh Mohamed
2011 Siruthai "Rakkamma Rakku" Vidyasagar Ranjith, Roshan
Kaavalan "Yaaradu" Karthik
Avan Ivan "Dia Dia Dole" Yuvan Shankar Raja
Mankatha "Vaada Bin Laada" Krish
7aum Arivu "Oh Ringa Ringa" Harris Jayaraj Benny Dayal, Roshan, Jerry John
Venghai "Pudikale Pudikudhu" Devi Sri Prasad Mukesh Mohamed
Rajapattai "Laddu Laddu" Yuvan Shankar Raja Vikram, Priyadharshini
2012 Vilayada Vaa "Thottadhu Thottadhu Vettriyagum" Srimurali Ranjith, Rap Biggnickk
Kalakalappu "Mokkamanusha" Vijay Ebenezer Steevevatz
Mirattal "Ringa Ringa Radio" Pravin Mani Shankar Mahadevan
Maattrraan "Theeyae Theeyae" Harris Jayaraj Franko, Aalap Raju, Charulatha Mani, Sathyan
Podaa Podi "Maattikittenae" Dharan Naresh Iyer, Benny Dayal
Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya "Ye Unnathan" S. Thaman Ranjith, Naveen, Rahul Nambiar
Samar "Oru Kannil Vaegam" Yuvan Shankar Raja Ranjith, Naveen
2013 Settai "Arjuna Arjuna" S. Thaman Karthik
Baadshah "Diamond Girl" Silambarasan
Vanakkam Chennai "Ailasa Ailasa" Anirudh Ravichander
2016 Thozha "Eiffel Mele" Gopi Sundar Ranjith
Idhu Namma Aalu "Maaman Waiting" Kuralarasan T. Rajendar

Complete list of songs[edit]

Year Film Song Language Music Director
2003 Kaakka Kaakka Uyirin Uyire Tamil Harris Jayaraj
Jay Jay May Masam 98il Tamil Bharadwaj
2004 Manmadhan En Aasai Mythiliye Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
2005 Athadu Adharaka, "Chandamama" Telugu Mani Sharma
2006 Vallavan Ammadi Aathadi Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
Ranam Cheli Jabilee Telugu Mani Sharma
Pokiri Dole Dole Telugu Mani Sharma
Ippati Kinka
Happy Ossa re Telugu Yuvan Shankar Raja
2007 Pokkiri Dole Dole Than Tamil Mani Sharma
En Chella Peru Apple
Nee Mutham Ondru (Remix)
Chirutha Yamaho Yama Telugu Mani Sharma
2008 Kaalai Kutti Pisase Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar
Silambattam Vechukkava Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
2009 Kanthaswamy Excuse Me Tamil Devi Sri Prasad
Mallanna Excuse Me Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded Osama Malayalam Gopi Sundar
Eeram Tharai Erangiya Tamil Thaman
Vettaikaran Chinna Thamarai Tamil Vijay Antony
Sindhanai Sei Naa Kaakinaada Tamil Thaman
Kasko Telusa Telusa Telugu Premgi Amaren
2010 Adhurs Pilla Naa Valla Kaadu Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
Mundhinam Paartheney Pesum Poove Tamil Thaman
Mundhinam Paartheney
Pokkiri Raja Chenthenkin Malayalam Jassie Gift
Singam Yen Idhayam Tamil Devi Sri Prasad
Anandhapurathu Veedu Chithira Vaanam Tamil Ramesh Krishna
Thillalangadi Pootta Paathadhum Tamil S. Thaman
Moscowin Kaveri Gore Gore Tamil Thaman
Thaen Mutham
Puli Maham Maye Telugu A. R. Rahman
Brindavanam Nijamena Telugu Thaman
Manmadan Ambu Oyyala Tamil Devi Sri Prasad
Aridhu Aridhu Oo Lalali Tamil Thaman
Siddu +2 Naan Alana Thamarai Tamil Dharan
2011 Siruthai Adi Rakkamma Rakku Tamil Vidyasagar
Kandaen Narmada Tamil Vijay Ebenezer
Avan Ivan Dia Dia Dole Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
Venghai Pudikale Pudikudhu Tamil Devi Sri Prasad
Shakti Surro Surra Telugu Mani Sharma
Dhada Ye Pilla Pilla Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
Vaishali Kurivippina Telugu Thaman
Kandireega Champakamala Telugu Thaman
Mankatha Vada Bin Lada Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
Aakasame Haddu Karo Karo Telugu Anand
7aam Arivu Oh Ringa Ringa Tamil Harris Jayaraj
Innum Enna Thozha
Rajapattai Laddu Laddu Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
Oosaravelli Dandiya India Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
2012 Businessman Sir Osthara Telugu Thaman
Sashesham chupultho maatlade Telugu K.C. Mouli
Devudu Chesina Manushulu Distub chesthanade Telugu Raghu Kunche
Nuvva Nena Ayomayam Telugu Bheems
Grandmaster Aaraanu Nee Malayalam Deepak Dev
Trivandrum Lodge Theyyaram Malayalam M. Jayachandran
2013 Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya Ye Unnathan Tamil Thaman
Naayak Nellorae Telugu Thaman
Mirchi Barbie Girl Telugu Devisri Prasad
Baadshah Diamond Girl Telugu Thaman
Thiruttu VCD Facebook Facebook Pakkathile Tamil Jithin Roshan
Ramayya Vasthavayya Kurreyadu Telugu S. Thaman
2015 Srimanthudu Jatha Kalise Telugu Devisri Prasad
2016 Idhu Namma Aalu Maaman Waiting Tamil Kuralarasan
2018 Bhaagamathie Theme song Telugu

Tamil

Thaman

Television[edit]

Year Show Channel Role Language Notes
2006 Koffee with Suchi Star Vijay Host Tamil
2014 Music India Asianet Judge Malayalam
2020 Bigg Boss Tamil 4 Star Vijay Contestant Tamil Wildcard Contestant, Evicted Day 49
2020 Bigg Boss Telugu 4 Star Maa Guest Telugu Crossover episode with Bigg Boss Tamil; Fearless Award[9]

Awards[edit]

International Tamil Film Awards (ITFA)
BIG Telugu Music Awards
Filmfare Awards South 2013
2nd South Indian International Movie Awards
  • Nominated: SIIMA Award for Best Female Playback Singer|Best Female Playback Singer for the song 'Sir Osthara' from Businessman

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Off the air with RJ Suchi". The Hindu. 5 April 2008. ISSN 0971-751X. Archived from the original on 30 April 2022. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Peppy tale". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 17 January 2004. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  3. ^ Sanjeevi, Kaviya (29 March 2015). "College Life with Suchi". The New Indian Express. Chennai. Archived from the original on 6 February 2023. Retrieved 17 February 2024.
  4. ^ "Suchitra going through certain emotional condition: Husband Karthik on her tweets". Hindustan Times. 4 March 2017. Archived from the original on 15 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Will Trisha sound like Trisha in Mankatha? – Tamil Movie Articles – Trisha | Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya | Tamannaah | Anniyan | Aishwarya Rai". www.behindwoods.com. Archived from the original on 9 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  6. ^ Vijayan, Naveena (12 August 2015). "Music all the time". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Archived from the original on 15 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  7. ^ https://www.deccanchronicle.com/entertainment/kollywood/latest-suchileaks-video-makes-startling-revelations-about-dhanush-karthik-893881
  8. ^ R, Aishwarya (12 August 2015). "Karthik Kumar gives the perfect reply". pinkvilla. ISSN 0971-751X. Archived from the original on 20 November 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  9. ^ Sushmetha (17 January 2021). "Bigg Boss Awards for each contestant in Bigg Boss Tamil 4". Behindwoods. Archived from the original on 1 February 2021. Retrieved 21 January 2021.

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