It all began at the age of four when I won the first prize in All India Children’s Music Competition organised in New Delhi every year.
Since then……. there has been no looking back…….
Interest in Music
Learned carnatic music from Mrs.moorthy and Hindustani Classical from Padmashree Hafeez Ahmed Khan in Delhi.now continuing to pursue Hindustani Classical from Mrs.Meghna dandekar and western classical from Ms.Neena Meneses in Chennai.
Born and brought up in Delhi, and being a south Indian by birth, enabled me to involve in both North Indian & South Indian languages, Music, including Western Music. The involvement interested me into exploring 16 languages including English.
The journey continued with Jingles and albums which included “Mehndi Ki Raat”, “Mehndi Ni Mehndi”, "Punjabi Non-stop” in Punjabi, recorded in Mumbai.
“Dina dhorum vaanguven Idhayam” the scintilating famous Jingle for “Idhayam Oil” picturised on “Jothika”, gave me the ticket to enter the Tamil Music Industry. This followed with other advertisements like “Idhayam Dots”, “Chennai silks”. The recent ones Sakthi Masala’s “Suvaya Manama”, Saravana Stores “ Vittaacchu Vittaacchu”, Mohe bhool gaye saavariya”(hindi) for brittania ,jeyyam paruppu (daal ),Jeyachandren Textiles,Shanti coconut oil,Anbu silks, the most recent one “Vidha vidhamaai” Khazaana jewellers etc…
The Turning Point
. My first Playback song materialised with Music Director “Harris Jeyaraj”, for the song called “yedho onru” from the movie “Laysa Laysa”.
. The swing kept moving with various other hits like “ Poo Mugam Siricha” for the movie Junction(Music by Bharadwaj), “ Kaadhalaagi” with S.P. Balasubramaniam in “Popcarn”(Music by Yuvan Shankar Raaja), “Don’t worry be Happy” for the movie “Whistle”, “sutthi sutthi varuven” for the movie “Sena” (Music by Imman).
. The swing took a leap with the Blockbuster hit “Kalyaanam dhaan Kattikkittu” from “saamy” which topped all the Music charts in the tamil industry .
. Followed by “Vinodhane” from Thennavan “Vaamasa Kaatre” from Kurumbu (Music by Yuvan Shankar Raaja.)
. Some other popular hits “Dhimsu Katta” from Tirumalai,
“Bumbara kannu pacchamolaga” from the movie “madura”, tiruttu rascal” from movie “ji’(music by Vidhyasagar)
“Chinna Veeda” music by Praveen Mani, “saiyyo saiyyo”from the movie “Arasatchi” “Kokku Meena Thinguma” (by Harris Jeyaraj) “Vecchukka vecchukka va” from the movie M.kumaran s/o Mahalakshmi, Mummy chellama” from “jore” (music srikanth deva)
“Aalukkoru aasai” and “Kannaadi pookal” (by S.A. Raajkumar),
“Garuda Garuda” from “Aayutham”,” thavila thavila baby”from “Iyer Ips” “Ayurvedha azhagi” from Thiruda Thirudi (by Dhina),”kucchi karuvaadu” from mazai,other hits like “aisa aisa” from “vel” “Oru nodi” from paarijaadam,”ni oru super figure” from kodambakkam,movie yen kaadale,kovai brothers onna pola from “vel”and forthcoming films like chaturangam,Piragu,Iyakkam etc…
recent one is Sara Sara song fromn IDHU KADHIRVELAN KAADHAL, Being popular in fast peppy folk numbers, has given me immense popularity in and around the world, but the versatility of my voice enables me to sing in various styles (melody, classical, Hindustani, western) etc…
.There was an opening in Malayalam and Telugu too. “Ore Swaram” from Ivar (Malayalam). Popular hit from the Telugu movie “Venky” song title “Maaru Maaru” .
The title song from film “Bunny” ,the telugu version of the song “onrai renda” which is originally from the tamil movie “kaaka kaaka” film “koti” .
Acted in a serial called Dharmayudham, Vijay Tv, actecd in a movie called Kalyaana samayal Saadham, Besides singing actively participated in dramatics with National School of Drama Workshop in New Delhi, also did few plays for them.
Compered for Singapore channel for a program called “India Fashion Buzz” shot in Delhi. Anchored for special Episodes on Sun TV, Jaya TV, Raj and Vijay TV.
Done around 300 live shows in and around India and abroad contries like Singapore,Colombo,dubai Kuwait,usa,Canada,austalia,Muscat,Bahrain .
Actively participating in live shows for corporate companies with Major Clients like Hyundai,Aircel,Touchtel,Cognizant Technology,Bpl,Tvs,Bajaj motors, Maruti Suzuki, Fanta, L & T ,standard Chartered Bank ,Nokia phones etc….
The journey still continues… .