Suchitra

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Suchitra Karthik Kumar
Born
Suchitra Ramadurai

(1982-08-14) 14 August 1982 (age 36)
OccupationSinger, Radio Jockey, Columnist, writer
Years active2000
Height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Spouse(s)Karthik Kumar
WebsiteOfficial site

Suchitra Karthik Kumar (born Suchitra Ramadurai, 14 Aug 1982), known by the mononym Suchitra, is an Indian Tamil radio jockey and Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu playback singer. She sang over 100 songs in three languages. She is married to a south indian actor Karthik Kumar who is a well known for his stand-up comedy and a few movies.

Early life[edit]

Born and brought up in Chennai, Suchitra is a B.Sc. graduate from Mar Ivanios College (Trivandrum). Later on she moved to Coimbatore for her MBA (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 known 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][4]

She started singing after a few years as RJ.[5] She also worked as a dubbing artist for popular heroines like Shriya Saran.[6]

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. 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. Their YouTube channel 'Suchi and Ranjith' has all their updated work.[7]

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".[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film career[edit]

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

Dubbing artist[edit]

Year Film Voice-over for
2006 Thiruttu Payale Malavika
Kedi Tamanna Bhatia
2008 Poi Solla Porom Piaa Bajpai
2009 Indira Vizha Namitha
Kanthaswamy Shriya Saran
2010 Naanayam Ramya Raj
Kola Kolaya Mundhirika Shikha
2011 Mankatha Lakshmi Rai
2014 Naan Sigappu Manithan Iniya

Songs[edit]

Notable Tamil songs[edit]

Year Film Song Music Director Co-Singer(s)
2002 Laysa Laysa "En Polave Kattru" Harris Jayaraj K. S. Chitra
2003 Jay Jay "May Maasam 98'il" Bharathwaj Solo
Kaakha Kaakha "Uyirin Uyire" Harris Jayaraj KK
2004 Manmadhan "Enn Aasai Mythiliye" Yuvan Shankar Raja Silambarasan
Jai "Shock Adikkudhu Pennae" Mani Sharma Ranjith
2005 Ullam Ketkumae "Kanavu Periya Kanavugal" Harris Jayaraj Various
2006 Vallavan "Yammadi Aathadi" Yuvan Shankar Raja Silambarasan, Vijaya T. Rajendar, Mahathi
Pokkiri "Dole Dole"
"En Chella Peru Apple"
Mani Sharma Ranjith
A. V. Ramanan
2007 Vel "Ottraikannale" Yuvan Shankar Raja Haricharan
Kalloori "June July Maadham" Joshua Sridhar Krish
Pallikoodam "Rosemary" Bharathwaj Ulaganathan
Polladhavan "Alibaba Thangam" G. V. Prakash Kumar
Kaalai "Kutti Pisaase" G. V. Prakash Kumar Silambarasan
2008 Subramaniapuram "Madura Kulunga" James Vasanthan Velmurugan
Yaaradi Nee Mohini "Nenjai Kasakki" Yuvan Shankar Raja Udit Narayan
Dhaam Dhoom "Pudhu Pudhu" Harris Jayaraj Benny Dayal
2009 Silambattam "Vechikkava" Yuvan Shankar Raja Silambarasan
Sindhanai Sei "Naa Kaakinaada" S. Thaman
Eeram "Tharai Erangiya" S. Thaman
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, Sri Mathumitha
Goa "Goa" Yuvan Shankar Raja Krish, Ranjith, Tanvi Shah
Singam "En Idhayam" Devi Sri Prasad Tippu
Thillalangadi "Pootta Paathadhum" S. Thaman
Manmadan Ambu "Oyyale" Devi Sri Prasad Mukesh
2011 Siruthai "Rakkamma Rakku" Vidyasagar Ranjith, Roshan
Kaavalan "Yaaradu" Vidyasagar Karthik
Avan Ivan "Dia Dia Dole" Yuvan Shankar Raja
Mankatha "Vaada Bin Laada" Yuvan Shankar Raja Krish
7aum Arivu "Oh Ringa Ringa" Harris Jayaraj Benny Dayal, Roshan, Jerry John
Venghai "Pudikale Pudikudhu" Devi Sri Prasad Mukesh
Rajapattai "Laddu Laddu" Yuvan Shankar Raja Vikram, Priyadharshini
2012 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
Vanakkam Chennai "Ailasa Ailasa" Anirudh Ravichander Anirudh Ravichander

Complete list of songs[edit]

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

Awards[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Off the air with RJ Suchi". The Hindu. 2008-04-05. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  2. ^ thfpn. "The Hindu : Peppy tale". www.thehindu.com. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  3. ^ "College Life with Suchi". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  4. ^ "College Life with Suchi". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  5. ^ "Suchitra going through certain emotional condition: Husband Karthik on her tweets". www.hindustantimes.com. 2017-03-04. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  6. ^ "Will Trisha sound like Trisha in Mankatha? - Tamil Movie Articles - Trisha | Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya | Tamannah | Anniyan | Aishwarya Rai - Behindwoods.com". www.behindwoods.com. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  7. ^ Vijayan, Naveena (2015-08-12). "Music all the time". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  8. ^ thfpn. "The Hindu : Peppy tale". www.thehindu.com. Retrieved 2018-03-13.

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