Shakthisree Gopalan

General Profile of Shakthisree Gopalan  -   Cine Play Back Singers

Shakthisree Gopalan is an Indian vocalist, Song writer and performer in Indian contemporary, Pop and Soft rock genres. She is a lead vocalist for the freestyle band group called Off The Record (formed: 2009). After having won the "SS Music Voice Hunt" title in the year 2008, Gopalan debuted into film playback in the same year. She was placed third in the Chennai Lives’ Band hunt.

She had her first public appearance in the sand year in the field of film playback whereas she got the third place in Chennai Live Band hunt. At the age of 13, Shakthisree Gopalan was already trained in the field of Carnatic music. “Off the Record” consists of Vikram Vivekanand (Guitar), Sathish Narayanan (Bass) and Tapas Naresh/Vinay Ramakrishnan (Drums). The band's music is characterized by surrealist lyrical themes, lot of clean guitar work, psychedelic and modern overtones, and a tight drum and bass section.

She has recorded her voice for the songs for films such as “Irumbukottai Murattu Singham”, “Kattradhu Kalavu” and “Rajathi Raja”. She has also been a backing vocalist for many A R Rahman compositions and eventually got her break by singing the title track for the composer's Bollywood film, Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012). She also got to jam the unplugged version of her Tamil film song "Nenjukkule" from the film Kadal with A R Rahman. She has worked with the music directors like Vijay Antony, G. V. Prakash Kumar, and Paul. J. Ouseppachan, Phani Kalyan, Stephen Devassy, Harris Jayaraj, Yuvan Shankar Raja, and Karunas.

As a Singer in the films

2008     TN 07 AL 4777 (Tamil) - "Sorgam Madhuvile"

2009     Rajadhi Raja (Tamil) - "Yelantha Pazham"

2009     Vettaikaaran (Tamil) - "En Uchimandai"

2010     Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam (Tamil) - "Raja Singam"

2010     Kattradhu Kalavu (Tamil) - "Sudhandiram"

2011     Dam 999 (Tamil) - "Everyday"               

2011     Dam 999 (Tamil) - "Dakkanaga"            

2011     Naan (Tamil) - "Makkayala"

2012     Konjam Koffee Konjam Kaadhal (Tamil) - "Uyir Thozha"

2012     Jab Tak Hai Jaan (Hindi) - "Jab Tak Hai Jaan"

2012     Kadal (Tamil) - "Nenjukkulle"

2012     Kadali (Telugu) - "Gunjukunna"

2013     Maryan (Tamil) - "Enga Pona Raasa"

2013     KQ (Malayalam) - "Chenthalire"

2013     Irandaam Ulagam (Tamil) - " Mannavane"

2013     Raja Rani (Tamil) - "Angnyaade"

2013     Raja Rani (Tamil) - "Imaye Imaye"

2013     Camel Safari (Malayalam) - "Suruma Suruma"

2013     Aarambam (Tamil) - "Hare Rama"

2014     Malini 22 - "Vinmeengal En"

2014     Velmurugan Borewells - "Sathamilla muttu pola"

Musical Training

She was trained in Carnatic music for 13 years. During her 11th grade, SS Music conducted Voice Hunt 1. Since she was under 18, it ended with the auditions. Eventually in 2008, she won the second season of SS Music's Voice Hunt. She first auditioned in November 2008 and got the opportunity to sing her debut song for the film Taxi 4777.

Educational Qualification & Sports

Shakthisree was born and brought up in Kochi, Kerala.

She did her schooling in Rajagiri Public School, Kalamassery. She moved to Chennai after her school and pursued her degree in Architecture at the Anna University’s School of Architecture and Planning.