Surmukhi Raman

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Surmukhi Raman
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Surmukhi Raman
Background information
Birth nameSuchithra Raman
Born (1983-09-15) 15 September 1983 (age 35)
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation(s)Playback Singer, Lyrics Writer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1997 – current

Surmukhi Raman (earlier called as Suchithra Raman), born on 15 September 1983 in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu is an Indian playback singer from Tamil Nadu.[1] She was brought up in Pune, Maharashtra. She occasionally writes lyrics. She is one of the emerging playback singers in South India. She has done playback for more than 150 film songs in four languages including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.[2][3] In addition, she has recorded a number of devotionals. She has performed in numerous concerts in India and abroad.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Surmukhi Raman completed her primary education in Pune, Maharashtra and higher education at Vyasa Vidhyalaya Matric Higher Secondary School in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She studied at University of Madras. Her father S.V. Ramanan, who had been a semi classical singer in All India Radio, Indore, Madhya Pradesh. He had great influence on her singing career. As advised by music composer Colonial Cousins, her birth name Suchithra Raman was rechristened as Surmukhi Raman after the movie Modhi Vilayadu in order to avoid confusion with other singers who have similar names. Legendary Ghazal King Hariharan has chosen this name for her. The meaning of Surmukhi is face (Swara mukhi).[6][7]

Singing career[edit]

Surmukhi's playback singing career started in 2007 and has spanned over two decades.[8] She started singing Light music shows at the age of 14. She has sung the songs composed by all leading music directors in the film industry including Maestro Ilayaraja, A.R. Rahman, Hariharan,Bharadwaj,[9] Vidhyasagar, Sharetth, Vijay Antony, Deva, Srikanth Deva, D. Imaan, Colonial Cousins, Jeevaraja, Vijayshankar,Taj Noor, Xavier,Manikanth Kadri, Rajini, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Ganesh Raghavendra,Nallathambi, and Shyam Balakrishnan.[10][11] She has sung for more than 15 movies in Tamil and Telugu under the musical composition of Maestro Ilayaraja.[12] Her famous hit songs include "Pothum Otha Sollu",[13] "Chinna Paya Vayasu",[14] and "Paruruvayaa".[15] Her popular song “Aandipatti Kanava Kathu” from the Tamil "film Dharamadurai garnered 26 million views on YouTube."[16] Also her another song "Peechey Peechey" from the movie Aranmanai is featured as one of the "most popular tamil songs from the best artists" in the tamil section of the Emirates Entertainment (In-Flight) Magazine, October 2016.[17]

She is also a live stage performer who has performed more than 2000 orchestras.[18][19] She has sung in concerts in India[20] and abroad with the leading playback singers including S. P. Balasubramaniam, Mano, Hariharan, K. J. Yesudas, Chithra, Sujatha, Karthik, Srinivas, and with music directors Ilayaraja, Bharadwaj and Dhina. She has performed various star shows throughout India, Australia, Botswana, Canada, Europe, Germany, Malaysia, Middle Eastern Countries, Norway, Singapore, Sri Lanka,[21] Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.[22] She is regularly performing in Maestro Ilayaraja Shows for past 3 years.[23] She has also sung the title tracks for few tamil and telugu serials including Mahalakshmi (TV series) and Bama Rukmani.[citation needed]

Devotional Albums[edit]

Surmukhi Raman has been performing solo devotional Bhajan, semi classical shows in North India almost every year for past 10 years. She has sung more than 500 devotional songs, encouraged by Mr.A.C. Dinakar, one of the senior most musicians in the industry. Her famous devotional albums include Siva Kavasam & Thirupallieluchi(2009),[24]Yoga Narasimhar (2015),[25] Murugane Mal Murugane (2011)[26], Kanikai Thanthidum (2017)[27] and Mera Sairam (2019) [28] [29].

Voice Trainer[edit]

Apart from playback singing, she is also appeared among the panel of Judges in the singing reality shows. Official voice trainer for “Sun Singer” consecutively for 4 years.[30] IBC Tamil

Discography[edit]

According to popular online media musical sources, the discography of Surmukhi Raman includes.[31][32]

Year Film Language Songs Music Director Co-singers
2007 Pirappu Tamil Idhudhaana Kadhal Mazhai Bharadwaj Sathyan Mahalingam, Priya
2007 Pallikodam Tamil Rose Mary Bharadwaj Gana Ulaganathan
2007 Madurai Veeran Tamil Uyirum uyirum Srikanth Deva Ramesh & Senthildas
2007 Nalaiya pozhudhu Unnodu Tamil Yaarukitta thudhu solla Srikanth Deva Jaidev
2008 Thotta Tamil Saami Aduda Srikanth Deva Asit, Senthil Dass
2008 Vallamai Tharayo Tamil Vallamai Tharayo Bharadwaj Bharadwaj
2008 Thiruvannamalai Tamil Amma Maare Srikanth Deva Pushpavanam Kuppusamy
2008 Thangam Tamil Chinna Chinna mukkuthi Srikanth Deva Senthildas
2008 Nepali Tamil Hey Priya Srikanth Deva Karthik, Bombay Jayashri, Savitha
2008 Manjal Veiyil Tamil Malarudhu Malarudhu Bharadwaj Prasanna, Sathyan Mahalingam
2009 Perumal Tamil Yaen kedutha Srikanth Deva Benny Dayal
2009 Kannukulle Tamil Vaanam Padigal Ilayaraja Anitha, Priya
2009 Naalai Namadhe Tamil Naalai Namadhe Bharadwaj
2009 Kadhalukku Maranamillai Tamil Kadavule un kovilil Bharadwaj Ponethaal
2009 Modhi Vilayadu Tamil Chikki Mukki Chikki Mukhi Colonial Cousins Lesle Lewis
2009 A Aa E Ee Tamil Mena Minuki Vijay Antony Vijay Antony, Sangeetha Rajeshwaran, Suchitra
2010 Aasal Tamil Yea Dushyantha Bharadwaj Kumaran
2010 Aasal Tamil Kuthiraikku Theriyum Bharadwaj Sri Charan
2010 Mattram Tamil Yaaradhu Yaaradhu Vijayshankar Balram
2010 Ochaayi Tamil Nochi kattu kadhavonnu Jeevaraja Sriram Parthasarathy
2010 Ochaayi Tamil sonthamellam Jeevaraja
2010 Vamsam Tamil Marudhaani Poovapole Taj Noor Mukesh
2010 Vamsam Tamil Usure Taj Noor
2010 Irandu Mugam Tamil Kannum Kannum Bharadwaj Karthik
2010 Puzhal Tamil Emmanase Nallathambi Karthik
2010 Puzhal Tamil Takkaru Takkaru Doi Nallathambi Naveen Madhav
2010 Sanikizhamai Saayangalam 5 Mani Tamil Thirudugirai Thirudugirai Xavier R. Prasanna
2011 Siruthai Tamil Chellam Vada Chellam Vidhyasagar Udit Narayan
2011 Avargalum Ivargalum Tamil Thedi Thedi Srikanth Deva
2011 Sankaran Kovil Tamil Mudhan Mudhalaka Rajini Balaji
2011 Mudhal Idam Tamil Inga Vaanthey D. Imaan Haricharan
2011 Puli Vesham Tamil Top Glass Srikanth Deva M. L. R. Karthikeyan, Anitha, Srikanth Deva
2011 Mallukattu Tamil Maapillaiku Thozhan Taj Noor M. L. R. Karthikeyan Malavika, Anjana Sowmya
2011 Ra Ra Tamil Anbum Aranum Srikanth Deva Harish Raghavendra
2011 Konjam Sirippu Konjam Kovam Tamil Kokilamma Sunil Xavier
2011 Konjam Sirippu Konjam Kovam Tamil En Edhire Sunil Xavier Tippu
2011 Maduve Mane Kannada Naxalittu Naanalla Manikanth Kadri Vijay Prakash
2011 Maduve Mane Kannada Idena Manikanth Kadri Manikanth Kadri
2011 Vaadamalli Malayalam Anuragam Shyam Balakrishnan K. K. Nishad
2011 Vaadamalli Malayalam Rapukalude Shyam Balakrishnan P. G. Ragesh
2012 Madhuvum Mythiliyum Tamil Bujju Kutti Srikanth Deva Srikanth Deva
2012 Manam Kothi Paravai Tamil Jal Jal Jal Oosai D. Imaan Aalap Raju
2012 Murattukaalai Tamil Dhavani Srikanth Deva
2012 Vachathi Tamil Sirumalligai Jack Vathsan Devi
2012 Muthal Thagaval Arikkai Tamil Un Athanum Naanthane Ravi Raagav Senthil Das
2012 Dhoni Tamil Endhaka nee payanam Ilayaraja
2012 Panithuli Tamil Uyirin Agnel Roman and Faisal Jayadev
2012 Prasad Kannada Ondu Aramane Ilayaraja Ilayaraja, Rita, Anitha
2013 Ananthapuram 1980 Telugu Devudi Gudilo James Vasanthan Velmurugan
2013 Nandhi Tamil Vedhagosam muzangave Bharadwaj Mukesh, Bharadwaj
2014 Sooran Tamil Vaa Maa P.B.Balaji Vidyalakshmi, Rita
2014 Aranmanai Tamil Peeche Peeche Bharadwaj M.M. Monissha, M. M. Manasi
2014 Aranmanai Tamil Katthi Parvakkari Bharadwaj Karthik
2014 Katham Katham Tamil Poda poda Taj Noor Velmurugan, Deepak
2014 Thunai Mudhalvar Tamil Kaasu Veesina Jai Rita
2014 Govindudu Andarivadele Telugu Bhavagare Choope Yuvan Shankar Raja Ranjith, Vijay Yesudas
2014 Yamaleela 2 Telugu Alara Chanchalamaina S. V. Krishna Reddy
2014 Yamaleela 2 Telugu Krishnam Bhaje S. V. Krishna Reddy M. L. R. Karthikeyan
2014 Arya Surya Tamil Mama Srikanth Deva Gangai Amaran, Senthil Das
2014 Drishya Kannada Ondu Kathe Kelu Ilayaraja Vijay Prakash, Pooja, Manasi
2015 Kida Poosari Magudi Tamil Chinna Paya Vayasu Ilayaraja Suraj
2015 Killadi Tamil Ekka Chakka Srikanth Deva
2015 Palakkattu Madhavan Tamil Kunnan Po Srikanth Deva
2015 Jippaa Jimikki Tamil Vennilaa Poloru Ranib V V Prasanna, Senthildass
2016 Tharai Thappattai Tamil Paruruvaaya Ilayaraja Sathya Prakash
2016 Dharamadurai Tamil Aandipatti Yuvan Shankar Raja Senthildass
2016 Amma Kanakku Tamil Kanavugal Ilayaraja
2016 Nayyappudai Tamil Idhu pol Oru Sugam Taj Noor Yazin Nizar
2016 Gilli Bambaram Goli Tamil Engo Poguthu kaal YR Prasad
2017 Aakkam Tamil Solla Solla Srikanth Deva
2017 Kalathur Gramam Tamil Kanna Unnai Ilaiyaraja
2018 Dhisai Tamil Madarasu Ponnuku Bharadwaj Sathyan Mahalingam
2018 Dhisai Tamil Idhu Aasai Pookkum Bharadwaj Bharadwaj
2018 Dhisai Tamil Kanna Kanna Bharadwaj Bharadwaj
2018 Genius Tamil Velaiyadu Magane Yuvan Shankar Raja Senthil Das,Sam, Pawan, Priya Himesh, Sri Varthini
2018 Eghantham Tamil Mullaiya kelu malliya Ganesh Raghavendra
2018 Maniyaar Kudumbam Tamil En manasukulla Thambi Ramaiah D. Imaan
2018 Maniyaar Kudumbam Tamil Adi Pappali Palame Thambi Ramaiah Jithin Raj, Sooraj Santhosh

Television Title Songs[edit]

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