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Charulatha Mani

General Profile of Charulatha Mani  -   Classical Singers

Charulatha Mani is a leading Carnatic music vocalist and has a huge fan following in India and abroad. Gifted with a rich, melodious voice, and amazing creativity she has a vast repertoire of compositions of various genres, and this has made her one of the most popular and renowned artistes of today.

She initially trained under her mother Smt Hemalatha Mani, Veena artiste, and later trained under vidwans Sri Sandhyavananam Srinivasa Rao, and Calcutta K. S. Krishnamurthy. She regularly performs all over the globe, and has won several prestigious awards including the Yuva Kala Bharati from Bharat Kalachar, the Isai Kurasil from New Delhi and M S Subbulakshmi Endowment Award from Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai, Best Ragam Tanam Pallavi award from Krishna Gana Sabha.

Her Isai Payanam programmes have made her a crowd-puller and the way she instantly connects with her audience and feel's their pulse have made her Isai Payanam home videos a must in every music lover's home. In Isai Payanam she presents ragas in Classical and Film music with examples from Classical and Film genres exuding the melodic feel and the raga's innate beauty.  

Her raga segment presentations for Jaya TV started off the Isai Payanam trend which she later carried over to live performances. She holds a Masters degree in Music from the University of  Madras.  Charulatha Mani is also a prominent Cine Playback singer with several super-hits in many south Indian languages to her credit.

Her super-hits include:

• “Kaakka Kaakka” from “Naan Avan Illai”(2008)
• “En Uchi Mandaila” from Vijay's Vettaikaran (Vijay Antony -2010)
• “Chillax” from Vijay's Velayudham (Vijay Antony-2011)
• “Theeye Theeye” from Suriya's Maattrraan (Harris Jayaraj-2012)

She also writes the column “A Raga's journey” for The Hindu newspaper which is widely read and appreciated.

 
 
Awards & Titles

2010

• "Isai Kurisil" Award from KMS Kalaiulagam, New Delhi

• "Most Popular Entertainer Award" from Vijay TV

2009


• "Women Achievers Award" from VIBA

2008

• "M.S.Subhalakshmi Endowment Award" from Narada Gana Sabha

2005

• "Best Singer Award" from Narada Gana Sabha

2004

• "Best Ragam-Tanam-Pallavi Award" from Parthasarathy Swami Sabha

2003

• "Yuva Kala Bharathi" from Bharat Kalachar

• "Best Vocalist Award" from Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha

• "Outstanding Young Classical Singer" from Tamil Nadu Foundation Inc. (USA)

2002

• "Best Concert Award" from Shanthi Arts Foundation Endowments (SAFE)

• "Best Ragam Tanam Pallavi Award" from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha

2001

• "Best Young Vocalist Award" from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha

Scholarships

• "Iyal Isai Nataka Manram Concert Scholarship" from TamilNadu Government

• "Scholarship for Advanced Training" from the Department of Culture and Tourism, Govt. of India