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Sujatha
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Background information
Birth name Sujatha Mohan
Also known as Suju Chechi
Born (1963-03-31) 31 March 1963 (age 54)[1][2]
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala,India
Occupation(s) Playback singer
Years active 1974–present

Sujatha Mohan (Malayalam:സുജാത മോഹൻ) (credited as Sujatha or Sujatha) is an Indian playback singer who is popular for singing in Malayalam and Tamil movies. She has also sung for Telugu, Kannada and Hindi movies. She has nearly 10,000 songs to her credit. She is the only female playback singer who has performed more than 5000 live shows all over the world.[citation needed] She has sung many songs in Malayalam, making her the fourth most prolific Malayalam singer.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Sujatha Mohan is the granddaughter of Parur T. K. Narayana Pillai, the first Chief Minister of the erstwhile Travancore-Cochin State after Independence. She is married to Dr.Krishna Mohan on 9 May 1981.[4] Her only daughter, Shweta Mohan, is also a singer.

Career[edit]

Sujatha shot to fame in the seventies as Baby Sujatha, the schoolgirl who regularly used to sing with K. J. Yesudas in his stage shows all over the world. She recorded her first song, "Kannezhuthy Pottuthottu" when she was in the sixth standard. The song was composed by M. K. Arjunan for the 1975 Malayalam movie Tourist Bungalow. She recorded songs for Shyam in Kamam Krodham Moham and Salil Chowdhury in Aparadhi. Around this time, composer M. G. Radhakrishnan got her to record many non-film songs; the biggest hit among them was "Odakkuzhal Vili".

She debuted in Tamil through the song "Kaadhal Oviyam Kandein" from Kavikuyil (1977), tuned in Hameer Kalyani raga by Illayaraja, but it was not included in the film. Her first released song in Tamil was "Kalai Paniyil" from the Tamil film Gayathri (1978), starring Sridevi and Rajinikanth with music by Ilaiyaraja. She sang for Ilaiyaraaja in Johnny, Kavikuyil and Ilamai Kolangal. After her marriage in 1981, she took a sabbatical from playback singing. She made a successful comeback in 1988 through Kadathanadan Ambadi, followed by the superhit Chithram.

She used to sing ad jingles in the late 1980s for A. R. Rahman (such as the Premiere Cooker ad and the Tilda Rice ad). Then Rahman got her to sing "Pudhu Vellai Mazhai" from Mani Ratnam's 1992 film Roja, which became one of the biggest hit songs in India. The backing vocals for the song "Kadhal Roja" were also performed by Sujatha. She has had other hit songs, most of them with Rahman from films including Pudhiya Mugam (1992), Gentleman (1993), Jeans and Minsaara Kanavu (1997). She has also recorded some songs in Hindi, including "Dil Hai Sanam" (the Hindi version of "Thee Thee") from Chor Chor (Thiruda Thiruda), "Ishq Bina" from Taal, "Hai Jaana" from Pukar and "Ishwar Allah" from Earth, and provided backing vocals for the song "Tum Ho Meri Nigahom" from Kabhi Na Kabhi, all of them composed by A. R. Rahman. She has had many of her notable and successful songs under the musical direction of A. R. Rahman.

She made a strong comeback in the Malayalam film industry in the mid-1990s and most of her notable Malayalam songs were composed by Vidyasagar. Most of her hit songs from Telugu are composed by Mani Sharma.She was also a judge in munch star singer junior,IDEA star singer,AIRTEL super singer (VIJAY TV).

Number of songs[edit]

She has sung a lot of songs in Malayalam making her the fourth most prolific Malayalam female singer after K S Chitra, S. Janaki and P. Susheela.[5]

Awards[edit]

Sujatha has received several awards and recognitions for her work in the South Indian film musical world.

Kerala State Film Awards:

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards:

Asianet Film Awards:

Other prominent awards & nominations:

  • 2015 - Asiavision Awards for Best Female Playback Singer - Ottamandaram
  • 2014 - Thikkurishi Award(shared with shewta) for movie Ottamandaram
  • 2013 - JFW magazine Women Achievers Award.
  • 2009 – Swaralaya Yesudas Award
  • 2008 - Best female singer award in GMMA (Gulf Malayalam Music Awards)
  • The Film Critics award 11 times
  • The Cinema Express award
  • The Dinakaran award
  • Vanitha award for 'Kallai Kadavathu' in 'Perumazhakkalam'
  • Mathrubhoomi Award for 'Kallai Kadavathu' in 'Perumazhakkalam'
  • Raju Pilakkad Film Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from Zee Tamil sarigamapa little champs she got the award from her mother.

Popular songs[edit]

Tamil hits[edit]

Year Song Title Film Music Director
1977 "Kaadhal Oviyam Kandein" Kavikuyil Ilayaraja
1977 "Kaalai Paniyil" Gayathri Ilayaraja
1980 "Oru Iniya Manathu" Johnny Ilayaraja
1992 "Pudhu Vellai Mazhai" Roja A. R. Rahman
"Kadhal Rojave"
1993 "Netru Illatha Matram" Pudhiya Mugam A. R. Rahman
"Enveetu Thottathil" Gentleman A. R. Rahman
"Aathangara Marame" Kizhakku Cheemayile A. R. Rahman
1994 "Kathirikka Kathirikka" Duet A. R. Rahman
"Kaatru Kuthirayile" Kadhalan A. R. Rahman
"Meenaponnu" Nattamai Sirpy
"Kizhakku Sevakkayile" Seevalaperi Pandi Adithyan
"Nee Kattum Selai" Pudhiya Mannargal A. R. Rahman
"Vaadi Saathukodi"
"Innal Oru Ponnal" Manitha Manitha A. R. Rahman
"Porale Ponnuthayi" Karuththamma A. R. Rahman
"Pachaikili Padum Pattu"
1995 "Malarodu Malaringu" Bombay A. R. Rahman
"Idhu Annai Bhoomi"
"Thamarai Poovukum" Pasumpon Vidyasagar
"Ini Achham Illai" Indira A. R. Rahman
"Anandham Anandham Anandham" Murai Maman Vidyasagar
"Thilana Thilana" Muthu A. R. Rahman
1996 "Chittu Chittu Kuruvi" Ullathai Allitha Sirpy
"Naalai Ulagam" Love Birds A. R. Rahman
"Sollamalae" Poove Unakkaga S. A. Rajkumar
"Machinichi"
"Rukku Rukku" Avvai Shanmughi Deva
"Kaadhala Kaadhala"
"Mellisaye" Mr. Romeo A. R. Rahman
1997 "Poo Pookkum Osai" Minsara Kanavu A. R. Rahman
"Oru Pattampoochi" Kadhalukku Mariyadhai Ilayaraja
"Chandiranai Thottadhu Yaar" Ratchagan A. R. Rahman
"Chalakku Chalakku" Suryavamsam S. A. Rajkumar
"Rosappu Chinna Rosappu"
"Thirunaalu ther azagha"
1998 "Athisayam" Jeans A. R. Rahman
"Saravana Bhava" Kadhala Kadhala Karthik Raja
"Garuda Garuda" Natpukkaga Deva
"Yedho Oru Paatu" Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen S. A. Rajkumar
"Malligai Poove Malligai Poove"
"Vaanam Bhadiyen"
"En Uyire" Uyire A R Rahman
"Kumbakonam Sandhayil Paartha" Simmarasi S. A. Rajkumar
"Pacha Manna Thottu"
1999 "Oru Poyyavadhu" Jodi A. R. Rahman
"Neethaana Neethaana" Unnai Thedi Deva
"Kadhal Neethanaa" Time Ilayaraja
"Niram Pirithu"
"Un Per Solla Asaidhaan" Minsara Kanna Deva
"Boy Frienda"
"Athikalayil Sevalai" Nee Varuvai Ena S. A. Rajkumar
"Iravaa Pagalaa" Poovellam Kettuppar Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Mudhal Murai" Sangamam A. R. Rahman
"Sotta Sotta Tajmahal" Tajmahal A. R. Rahman
"Engal Veetil Ellam Naalum" Vaanathaipola S. A. Rajkumar
"Vaanil Vennila"
"Anandham Anandham" Kannupada Poguthaiya S. A. Rajkumar
"Saranam Bhava" Sethu Ilayaraja
2000 "Purave" Eazhaiyin Sirippil Deva
"Pennkiliye" Sandhitha Velai Deva
"Devadhai Vamsam" Snegithiye Vidyasagar
"Radhai Manathil" ........................................
"Kalloori Malare"
"Nilave Vaan Nilave" Maayi S. A. Rajkumar
"Aruppu Kottai" Vallarasu Deva
"Aalangatti Mazhai" Thenali A. R. Rahman
2001 "Un Azhagukku" Aalavandhan Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
"Vaadi Vaadi Natukkatai" Alli Thanda Vaanam Vidyasagar
"Un Samayal Araiyil" Dhill Vidyasagar
"Desingu Raja" Dumm Dumm Dumm Karthik Raja
"Pineapple Kannadhodu" Samudhiram Sabesh-Murali
"Aagayam Pookkal" Vinnukum Mannukum Sirpy
"Unakenna Unakenna Solo"
"Unakenna Unakenna Duet"
"Manjal Poosum" Friends Ilayaraja
"Penkaloda Potti"
"Paadava Paadava" Little John Pravin Mani
"Hey Mister"
"Azhagaana Sooriyan" Manadhai Thirudivittai Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Adhisaya Thirumanam" Paarthale Paravasam A. R. Rahman
"Chella Nam Veetukku" Poovellam Un Vasam Vidyasagar
"Mazhaye O Mazhaye" Punnagai Desam S. A. Rajkumar
"Amul Baby" Vaanchinathan Karthik Raja
"Kavidhaigal Sollavaa" Ullam Kollai Poguthae Karthik Raja
"Gokulathu Radhai" Aanandham S. A. Rajkumar
"Kalyana Vaanil"
"Rasika Rasika" Star A. R. Rahman
"May Matham Katru" Shahjahan Mani Sharma
"Desing Rajathaan" Thavasi Vidyasagar
2002 "Maaya Maaya" Baba A. R. Rahman
"Theendi Theendi" Bala Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Vikkuthe" Thamizh Bharadwaj
"Thiru Thiruda" Five Star Parasuram
"Golmol" Thenkasi Pattanam Suresh Peters
"Azhagana Ilamaan Ondru"
"Ini Naanum Naanillai" Hey! Nee Romba Azhaga Irukke Srinivas
"Sundari" Kannathil Muthamittal A. R. Rahman
"Sakala Kalavallavane" Pammal K Sambantham Deva
"Kadhal Pisase" Run Vidyasagar
"Sil Sil Silala" Unnai Ninaithu Sirpy
"Happy New Year"
"Ennai Thallatum"
"Thappu Thandaa" Villain Vidyasagar
"Adi One Inch Two Inch" Youth Mani Sharma
2003 "Aasai Aasai" Dhool Vidyasagar
"Pookalin Kathinile" Kadhaludan S. A. Rajkumar
"Uchi Kilaiyilae"
"Nenjodu" Kadhal Kondein Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Dholna" Parasuram A. R. Rahman
"Maankuttiye" Priyamana Thozhi S. A. Rajkumar
"Thithikkuthe" Thittikudhey Vidyasagar
"Azhakooril Poothavale" Thirumalai Vidyasagar
2004 "Nenjam Ellaam" Ayutha Ezhuthu A. R. Rahman
"Kokkara Kokkarako" Ghilli Vidyasagar
"Sakkara Inikkira Sakkara" New A. R. Rahman
2005 "Annanoda Paatu" Chandramukhi Vidyasagar
"Rangola Hola" Ghajini Harris Jayaraj
"Mazhaye Mazhaye" June R Sharreth
2006 "Ennai Konjam Konjam" Aadhi Vidyasagar
"Atrai Thingal" Sivappathigaram Vidyasagar
2007 "Ae Manpuru Mangaye" Guru A. R. Rahman
"Katrin Mozhiye" Mozhi Vidyasagar
2008 "Chellam Chellam" Kuselan G. V. Prakash Kumar
"Ennamo Seithai" Kadhalna Summa Illai Vidyasagar
"Samayame" Vidyasagar
2009 "Kadhal " Ilamai Itho Itho Vidyasagar
2010 "Maanja Maanja" Maanja Velu Mani Sharma
"Unnai Ninaithadume" Aadu Puli Sundar C Babu
"Vizhi Oru Paadhi" Chikku Bukku Colonial Cousins
"Thambikkottai Kanga" Thambikottai D. Imman
2011 "Manmatha kadhal" Suriya Nagaram Benvialey
2016 "Mazhai Nindrum" Irandu Manam Vendum Mohammed Ali

Malayalam[edit]

Telugu Hits[edit]

Song Title Film Music Director
Paruvam Vaanaga Roja A.R. Rahman
Naa Cheli Rojave Roja A.R. Rahman
Dole Dole Dolaku Vamshoddharakudu Koti
Nee Style Naakishtam Raghavendra (film) Mani Sharma
Ko Ko Komali Narasimha Naidu Mani Sharma
Ninna Kuttesinadhi Narasimha Naidu Mani Sharma
Bava Bava Bhalevadivi Basu Mani Sharma
Chandamama Seema Simham Mani Sharma
Oorantha Utsavam Chennakeshava Reddy Mani Sharma
Andala Aadabomma Samarasimha Reddy Mani Sharma
Tella Tellani Cheera Devi Putrudu Mani Sharma
Kuchi Kuchi Kunamma Bombay (film) A.R. Rahman
Cheppave Chirugali Okkadu Mani Sharma
Jhummandi Vallantha Mitrudu Mani Sharma
Manasa Vacha Iddaru Mitrulu (1999 film) Mani Sharma
Mayadari Mayadari Andhama Pavitra Bandham M. M. Keeravani
Sarasamika Sunday Tarak Mani Sharma
Chema Chekka Azad (2000 film) Mani Sharma
Are Eelakotti Eduruleni Manishi S. A. Rajkumar
Gutthonkaya Kalyana Ramudu Mani Sharma
Sorry Sorry Bavagaru Bagunnara Mani Sharma
Swagatham Siva Rama Raju S. A. Rajkumar
Nandamuri Chandamama Samba (2004 film) Mani Sharma
Rajugari Thotalona Gorintaku (2008 film) Mani Sharma
Oh Vana Padithe Merupu Kalalu A.R. Rahman
Ammo Ammayena Vasantam S. A. Rajkumar
Chiguraaku Chatu Chilaka Gudumba Shankar Mani Sharma
Jampanduve Vasantam S. A. Rajkumar
Chakkera Naani A.R. Rahman
Boppayi Boppayi Veerabhadra (film) Mani Sharma
Kallallona Yevo Andala Ramudu (2006 film) S. A. Rajkumar
Jadathoti Kodithe Lakshmi Narasimha Mani Sharma
Sukku Sukku Lakshyam Mani Sharma
Mokka Jonna Thotalo Subash Chandra Bose (film) Mani Sharma
Nerajana Jana Rajababu (2006) S. A. Rajkumar
Vachinda Megam Yuva A.R. Rahman
Mallellona Illaira Allari Pidugu Mani Sharma
Varudo Marudo Thamboolalu Raj
Puvvullo Daagunna Jeans A.R. Rahman
Chemanthi Poobanthi Kushi Kushiga S. A. Rajkumar
Kosindi Kannekoyila Hitler (1997 film) Koti
Nanny Laalinchu Sangeetham Cheppave Chirugali S. A. Rajkumar
Happy New Year Cheppave Chirugali S. A. Rajkumar
Raja Hamsavo Ganesh (film) Mani Sharma
Vinaro Bhagyamu Annamayya (film) M. M. Keeravani
Ele Else Maradala Annamayya (film) M. M. Keeravani
Telugu Padaniki Annamayya (film) M. M. Keeravani
Naa Into Mundunna Gentleman (1993 film) A.R. Rahman
Jalaku Jalaku Suryavamsam (1998 film) S. A. Rajkumar
Swathi Chinuka Anaganaga O Ammayi Mani Sharma
Aakashana Egiremaina Manasantha Nuvve R. P. Patnaik
Abbaba Iddu Choodalani Vundi Mani Sharma
Chilaka Sankranthi S. A. Rajkumar
Gusa Gusalade Gentleman (2016 film) Mani Sharma
Rangola Rangola Ghajini (2005 film) Harris Jayaraj
Eppudeppudu Rajakumarudu Mani Sharma
Nuvve Nuvve Kalisundam Raa S. A. Rajkumar
Divvi Divvi chandralekha (1998 film) Sandeep Chowtha
Konchem Konchem Munna (film) Harris Jayaraj
Vana Vallappa Annayya (2000 film) Mani Sharma
Gusa Gusale Annayya (2000 film) Mani Sharma
Satya Bhama Simharasi S. A. Rajkumar
Ososi Poolateega Palnati Brahmanayudu Mani Sharma
Kavvinchake Raja (1999 film) S. A. Rajkumar
Premante Yemitante Seenu (1999 film) Mani Sharma
Thilottama" Master Deva
"Punnamila" Prematho Raa Mani Sharma

Hindi[edit]

Hindi Songs
Year Film Song Remarks
2004 Hulchul "Rafta Rafta Haule Haule"
2000 Pukar "Hai Jaana"
1999 Taal "Ishq Bina Kya"
1998 Kabhi Na Kabhi "Tum Ho Meri Nigahon"
1998 1947 Earth "Ishwar Allah"
1997 Vishwavidhaata "Kal Nahin Tha"
1996 Love Birds " Ho Kal Jab"
1993 Chor Chor "Dil Hai Sanam"

Malayalam Christian songs[edit]

  • "Ithupole Enne Snehicheedaan En Jeevanai"
  • "Kaval Malakhamare Snehapratheekam"
  • "Ponnu Meera Kunthirikkam"
  • "Alakadalum Kuliralayum"
  • "Vannu Vazhaname"
  • "Yesuve ninne kaanuvar"
  • "Vazhiyethennarinjeela"

Malayalam album songs[edit]

  • "Ilamyel Kondu Njaan" - Ithal (2016)
  • "Maayumee thaazvarayooram" – Album (2015)
  • "Vaadyaghosham" – Kerala Piravi Day (2014)
  • "Kanna Neeyengupoi" – Nandagopalam (2013)
  • "Kayalthirakalil Kanneeralakalil" – Kulirmazhayai (2011)
  • "Athramel Athramel" – Danaha (2011)
  • "Ravereyayittum" – Pranayamarmaram (2009)
  • "Ee Manjil" – Spandanam (2010)
  • "Ennennum" – (2010)
  • "Manju Peyyume" - Purple (2009)

Online initiative[edit]

Sujatha was among the first mainstream artists to support the Acethetik initiative, along with M Jayachandran, Madhu Balakrishnan, M G Sreekumar. She recorded "Manju Puthappil" and other songs for the website.

TV shows[edit]

She was one of the judges in Airtel Super Singer series with P. Unni Krishnan and Srinivas and in Munch star singer series with G. Venugopal and gopi in Asianet. Now, she is the judge of Indian Voice along with Sreenivas and Sarath in Mazhavil Manorama. She started judging Surya singer after the series got over she is now judging in Amrita super star.

As Judge
Year Title Channel Language Notes
2008 Airtel Super Singer 2 STAR Vijay Tamil
2008-2009 Munch Star singer junior Asianet Malayalam
2010-2011 Airtel Super Singer 3 STAR Vijay Tamil
2010-2012 Munch Star singer junior 2 Asianet Malayalam
2013 Indian Voice Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
2013-2014 Airtel Super Singer 4 STAR Vijay Tamil
2013-2014 Indian Voice season 2 Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
2014 Surya Singer Surya TV Malayalam
2016 Super singer junior Amrita TV Malayalam
2017 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs Zee Tamizh Tamil

References[edit]

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