Ujjayinee Roy

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Ujjayinee Roy
BornAgartala, Tripura, India
GenresPlayback singing
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1993–2019

Ujjayinee Roy is an Indian playback singer who has worked in the Indian film industry. Ujjayinee has worked on Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Kannada language films for musicians including A. R. Rahman, Harris Jayaraj and Devi Sri Prasad.

Career[edit]

Born and brought up in Agartala, Ujjayinee Roy is trained in Hindustani classical music and apart from being a professional singer, she is also a Bharatnatyam danseuse. She trained as a singer under two gurus, Shri Ganesh Dev Burman and then Pandit Ramendranath Dey, before getting the opportunity to start performing as a singer for All India Radio and Doordarshan Kendra from the age of seven. By the time she was eighteen, Ujjayinee was a graded artist and composer with All India Radio. Ujjayinee was schooled in her hometown of Agartala before earning a physiology degree at Maharaja Bir Bikram College in 1996. During the early days of her musical career, she had also been the founder member of bands like Tribe and Aurko, and was also a participant in popular reality shows likes SaReGaMa (Zee Television) and Pop Stars (Channel V). She later moved on to work on films, notably recording for albums including A. R. Rahman's Azhagiya Tamil Magan (2007) and Harris Jayaraj's Iru Mugan (2016).[1][2]

In 2011, Ujjayinee met guitar player and music producer from Germany and Los Angeles, Ed DeGenaro and collaborated with him for his fusion album "Holiday in Madras" lending her voice as well as co-producing some of the tracks. The pair later married and she then toured with him as the vocalist of his band and in the process, experimented with various styles and genres of music in the album and later co-produced and lent her voice for Ed's album "The Elektrik Circus". She also worked on her own independent album called "This Feels Right", some of the songs of which she has already released as singles. She has also released another original compilation called "Novocain For The Soul" with music producer Amit Gupta.[1][3][4] The pair later married during 2017.[5]

Ujjayinee was revealed to be working on a Tamil film titled Yevan as an actress by portraying a middle-aged mother. The film eventually did not materialise.[6][7]

Notable discography[edit]

Year Song title Film Language Music Director Notes
2007 "Nee Marilyn Monroe" Azhagiya Tamil Magan Tamil A. R. Rahman
2007 "Valayapatti Thavile" Azhagiya Tamil Magan Tamil A. R. Rahman
2008 "Ghanana Ghanana" King Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
2011 "Aa Hah" Kandaen Tamil Vijay Ebenezer
2011 "Oosaravelli" Oosaravelli Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
2014 "Naacho Re" Jai Ho Hindi Devi Sri Prasad
2015 "Dappankuthu Mettula" Nannbenda Tamil Harris Jayaraj
2015 "Let's Start" Ouija Kannada Hari Nikesh
2016 "Halena" Iru Mugan Tamil Harris Jayaraj

Actress[edit]

Film
Television
Year Title Role Channel Notes
2017–2019 Valli Chamundeshwari Sun TV
2018–2019 Chandralekha Chintamani
2018 Roja Chamundeshwari Special Appearance

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ANI (4 August 2017). "Agartala's Ujjayinee Roy, who turn renowned singer of South". Business Standard India. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  2. ^ martiniandmore (22 July 2015). "Ujjaiyinee Roy Teaching at Swarnabhoomi And Working with Grammy Award Winner Ric Fierabracci". Martini And More. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Harris started grooving while I was singing Halena in his studio - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  4. ^ Hannes, Author Smutje (19 November 2012). "Ujjayinee Roy (en)". Sailing Conductors. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Music Review: Iru Mugan - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  6. ^ Raghavan, Nikhil (31 May 2014). "Etcetera: Another biker rides in". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  7. ^ http://www.rotaryadyar.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/RC-Adyar-Details-of-Jan15.pdf