Profiles of Cine Play Back Singers

Ganga was born on 16th Dec. at Kozhikode, Kerala. Her Parents were Professors. As a child she was not exposed to music much but was learning Carnatic Music like anyother child. She got interested in singing with the encouragement of her guru. During her College days it was her friends who inspired her to try her luck in movies.

In june 1992 she went to Chennai with her father. It was Mr. Maragathamani (M.M. Keeravani) who gave her the first Voice Recording. It was for a dubbing movie (Aanenna Pennenna) form Telugu to Tamil. Later she joined Mr. A.R. Rahman’s group singing harmony and Track Voices.

Her first lead song was released in 1995 which was in Malayalam movie, Pakshe. She had sung a duet with Mr. K.J. Yesudas and Music was by Jonson. Her first Tamil song was in 1997 for the movie Ponmanam, Music by S.A. Rajkumar. In 1999 she got her first Telugu opportunity again from Mr. Keeravani. She was Lucky to have sung 4 songs in the movie Aakasha Veedhilo. Later she sang more than 40 songs for him in Telugu and considers him as her Godfather. He even introduced her to the Kannada field in the movie Deepavali.

Musical Training

Her guru Sri Haripad K.P.N. Pillai and also Mrs. Lakshmi her Music Teacher in School. She is learning Hindustani Music from Mrs. Meghana Dandekar and Western Classical from Ms. Nina Menezes.

Educational Qualification & Sports

In the year 1993 she completed her graduation in B.A. English Literature. She has got a Diploma in Carnatic Music, Sangeetha Ratna, from Music Academy in 1995.

Awards & Titles

She has won lots of prizes in inter School Competitions for Carnatic and Light Music.

She was awarded best Female Singer by Tamilnadu Cinema Kalai Manram twice.

In 2002 for the film Samudram

In 2005 for the film Devadaiyai Kanden

In 2007 the Lions Club Golden Cultural Capital honoured her as Gaana Kuyil.