Shoba Chandrasekar
Profiles of Classical Singers

Shoba Chandrasekar,Coming from a musical background, it was no surprise that she had a great liking for music since childhood. She started her tutelage in classical music at the age of 10. Shobha - attracted by the majestic style of Shri Maharajapuram Santhanam. she had launched her latest devotional album titled ‘Gururaja Charanam’ on Sri Raghavendra. The occasion took place at the residence of Rajnikanth and superstar was delighted in releasing the audio album.

Raghava Lawrence was present there for the occasion to receive the first copy from superstar and uttered an unknown fact about the day. It was on the same day, Sri Raghavendra had attained Sanyasam and by co-incidence they happened to release their audio on a auspicious day.

Sri Kalpanadasan and K Somu have penned lyrics and K.S. Raghunathan has tuned into melodies. The entire album consists of seven songs with Vani Media (p) Ltd producing and marketing it. It is noteworthy that Shoba has already released 4 musical albums and we wish her the very success on her venture.

Shoba Chandrasekar was a singer in light music troupes. She later graduated to singing in films. She has written several stories that have been made into movies by moviemaker husband S.A. Chandrasekar. She turned film producer and then became a film director. She has also performed at various classical concerts. Shoba Chandrasekar, who recently released a devotional album titled `Anaimuganum Arumuganum', talks about her singing career.

Her first light classical music programme was telecast on Vijay TV in April 2003. The title of the programme was `Samarpanam'. Her first live concert was for the Maharajapuram Santhanam Trust. Her first film song was `Maharaja Oru Maharani ... ' from the film Iru Malargal. She have sung in nearly all the films made by her husband.

She have produced 10 films and written stories for more than 50. She also directed two films Nanbargal and Innisai Mazhai. In fact, Mr. Chandrasekar worked as her associate director in these films. He was assisted by Shankar, now a famous director. The management of the Esthel hotels and resorts said that Shoba is a perfect example of an egoless person.

Family Background

Shoba Chandrasekhar is a wife of veteran ace director S.A.Chandrashekar and mother of Ilayathalapathy Vijay. Her siblings Sunder, Surender and Sheela. Her Mother is Mrs. Lalitha.


Musical Training

Her guru was Shri Meenakshi sundaram. Later she joined the Tamil Nadu Government Music College and pursued her learning from the great tutors in the college like Vidwan Shri T.M. Thiagarajan. She also had the opportunity to learn Veena from Smt. Kalpagam Swaminathan at the music college. For the past 5 years she has been learning vocal carnatic music from Smt. Brinda Thiagarajan - daughter of Shri Maharajapuram Santhanam.


Awards & Titles

Shoba Chandrasekar has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Mrs. Chennai award by the Esthel Hotels and Resorts. Shoba Chandrasekhar, a singer, has been given this award for her philanthropic activities in Chennai as well as for being a good mother and wife.