TAMIL CINEMA PLAYBACK SINGERS at a glance
There are hardly words to describe about SPB and his songs. He has captivated many souls for the past 40 years and proves to continue the same with his 'Kaatril Oru Vaarthai' for the movie God Father.
P SUSEELA She is an immortal singer. Nothing more could be said to praise P Suseela's songs or her voice. Her soothing voice with many melodies will remain for ages.
JANAKI The voice that has ruled the film industry for ages and ages. Janaki remains as the undisputed singer of South India with 16,000 songs over 17 languages with memorables like 'Senthoorapove' - 16 Vayadhiniley, 'China Chinna' - Mouna Raagam, 'Kanmani' - Guna, 'Kodiyile' - Kadalora Kavithaigal and much more uncountable hits.
K J YESUDAS The voice that hooks all music lovers with melodies like 'Poove Sempoove' - Solla Thudikkuthu manasu, 'Aarariraro' - Raam, 'Raaja Raaja Chozan' - Rettai Vaal Kuruvi, Thendral Vanthu' - Thendrale Ennai Thodu, 'Kanne Kalaimaane' & 'Poongaatru' - Moondram Pirai, 'Vaa Vaa Anbe' - Agni Natchathiram and lot of many other songs.
ILAYARAJA The music legend has sung many hit songs with his voice. 'Poo Maalaye' - Pagal Nilavu, 'Potri Paadadi' - Devar Magan, 'Thaazhampoo Thalayodu' - Album, 'Raja Raajathi' - Agni Natchathiram, 'Arithaaratha' & 'Oru Gundumani' - Avatharam, 'Valli Valli Yena' - Deiva Vakkkku, 'Antha Vanatha Pola' & 'Kannupada' - Chinna Gounder and humungous other hit songs.
CHITRA The 'Chinna Kuyil' made her debut in Tamil with 'Chinna Kuyil Paadum' - Poovey Poochudava and continued with many hit songs like 'Paadariyen Padippariyen' - Sindhu Bhairavi, 'Kannalane' - Bombay, 'Anjali' - Duet, 'Pulveli' - Aasai. She has worked with allmost all the music composers in all South Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Oriya and Punjabi
A R RAHMAN He sang for solo for the first time in the famous 'Andha Arabi Kadaloram ' - Bombay followed by 'Musthafa Musthafa' and 'Hello Doctor' - Kaadhal Desam, 'Vellai Pookkal' - Kannathil Muthamitaal, 'Anbe Aaruyire' - Anbe Aaruyire, 'Theeyil Vizhuntha' - God Father and many chorus songs.
HARIHARAN He is a versatile artist. Its unbelievable to know that 'Thamizha Thamizha' - Roja is Hariharan's first Tamil song. So many hits 'Konja Naal' - aasai, 'Uyire Uyire' -Bombay, 'Telephone Manipol' - Indian, 'Udaiyatha Vennila' - Priyam, 'Vennilavey' - Minsara Kanavu etc., followed it with his undisputed wonderful voice. He really has the wonderful voice on many melodious hits.
MANO A versatile singer who could sing melodies like 'O priya Priya' - Idhayathai Thirudathey , 'Thooloyile Aada Vantha' - Chinna Thambi as well as enthusiastic ones like 'Azhagiya Laila' - Ullathai Alli Thaa, 'Mukkala Mukkabula' - Kaadhalan, 'Thillana Thillana' - Muthu. There are many hits of Mano in the songs of yesteryears.
The famous 'Lift Karadey' guy in Hindi Music sang 'Boom Boom' - Boys and 'Nenjam Yellam' - Aayutha Ezhuthu.
'Uruguthey' - Kalaaba Kaadhala, 'Kannum Kannum' - Anniyan with Vasundra Das, 'Karkka Karkka' - Vettaiyaadu Vilayaadu. She has acted with Sarathkumar in the movie Pachaikili Muthucharam.
ANUPAMA 'Konjum Nilavu' - Thiruda Thiruda, 'July Maatham Vanthaal' - Puthiya Mugam, 'Ichan Kaatula' - VIP, 'Hosima' - Chocolate, 'Mercury Pookkal' - Ratchagan, 'Poovukkenna Pootu' - Bombay, 'Rahathulla' - Ghajini, 'Thithikira Vayasu' - Thimiru and few others.
The high pitched voice behind superhits like 'Nilavai Kondu Vaa' - Vaali, 'O Podu' - Gemini, 'Thinnathe' - Paarthen Rasithen, 'Nalam Nalamariya' - Kaadhal Kottai, 'Meenamma' - Aasai, 'Acham Acham Illai' - Indira etc.,
ANUSHKA The fresh voice in the smahshit songs 'O Mahire' - Manmadhan, 'Thee Pidikka' - Arindhum Ariyamalum, 'Kudakooli' - Kalvanin Kaadhali and 'Money Money' - Thimiru. She is one among the 5 girls in the famous Bollywood pop group VIVA.
ASHA BHONSLE Asha Bhonsle is a legendary singer in Hindi Film Music. In Tamil, she rendered her voice to hits like 'Shenbagame' - Enga Ooru Paattukaran, 'O butterfly' - Meera, 'Vennila Vennila' - Iruvar, 'September Maatham' - Alaipayuthey and the recent 'Konja Neram' - Chandramukhi.
BALRAM 'Neethaan Yen Desia Geetham' - Paarthale Paravasam, 'Thavam Ondru' - ABCD, Midukanavaney' - Aanai and the unpictured wonderful melody 'Pani Kaatrey' - Run.
BENNY DAYAL Starting with chorus in 'Balleilakka' - Sivaji, he has rendered many hits like 'Nee Marlin Manroe' & 'Maduraikku Pogathadee' - Azhagiya Tamizh Magan, 'Neeye Sol' - POlladhavan, 'Dhikku Dhikku' & 'Pudhu Pudhu' - Dhaam Dhoom to his latest 'Chinnamma' & 'Taxi' - 'Sakkarakatti
BHARATHWAJ Apart from composing music for films, he has sung few songs like, 'Gnabagam Varudhey' - Autograph, 'Kaalam Kali Kaalam' - Amarkalam, 'Uyir Konda' - Roja Koottam.
BHAVADHARINI Daughter of Ilayaraja, singer/music composer sang 'Mercury Poove' - Geethai, 'Mayil Pola' - Bharathi, 'Laila Laila' - Kaadhala Kaadhala, 'Nee Illai Endral' - Dheena, 'Thendral Varum' - Friends, 'Idhu Sangeetha' & 'O Baby Baby' - Kaadhalukku Mariyadhai, 'Oliyile' & 'Damakku' - Azhagi, 'Sadugudu Aadathey' - Manadhai Thirudivittai.
BLAAZE All the rap parts in A R Rahman's songs are his voice. 'Dating' & 'Secret of Success' - Boys, 'New New' - New, 'Aaha Thamizhamma' - Kangalaal Kaidhu Sei, 'Thigu Thigu' - Anbe Aaruyire, 'Dol Dol' - Aayutha Ezhuthu, 'Kama Kama' - Enakku 20 Unakku 18, 'Thathai' - Manmadhan.
BOMBAY JAYASHRI The impeccably mesmerizing voice of songs like 'Narumugaye' - Iruvar, 'Vaseegara' - Minnnale, 'Ondra Renda' - Khakka Khakka, 'Malargale' - Pudhukottayilirunthu Saravanan, 'Mudhar Kanave' - Majunu, 'Uyire Ennuyire' - Thotti Jeya, 'Suttum Vizhi' - Ghajini, 'Paartha Mudhal Naale' - Vettaiyaadu Vilayaadu, most of the songs in Harris Jeyaraj music. She is a famous carnatic vocalist.
S P B CHARAN Being son of the great legend SPB, he voiced for the famous song 'Kaadhal Sadugudu' - Alaipayuthey, 'Deepangal Pesum' - Devadhai, 'Chandira mandalathai' - Nilave Vaa. Also ventured into producing the movie Mazhai for which he sang 'Mannile Mannile'.
CHINMAYI Chinmayi started singing title songs for TV serials like 'Marakka Mudiyuma' and came into films with 'Nenjil Jil Jil' - Kannathil Muthamittaal and has sung hits like 'Enna Ithu' - Nala Dhamayanthi, 'Kaadhlikkum Aasai' - Chellame, 'Noodhana' - Karka Kasadara, 'Oru Thadavai' - Vaseegara, 'Andha Vaanam Pola' & 'Kunguma Poove'- KD, 'Kaadhal Neruppin' - Veyyil.
CHITRA SIVARAMAN Also known as Chitra Iyer in Malayalam, she sang her first song for Thenali - 'Athini Chithini'. Her other hits include 'Nenthukitten' - Star, 'Thozha Thozha' - Paandavar Bhoomi, 'Bommalattam' - Bose, 'Asathura' - Enakku 20 Unakku 18, 'Athaan Varuvaaha' - Dum Dum Dum.
DEVA The music director is famous for singing many of his gaana songs like 'Kavalipadathey Sagothara' - Kaadhak Kottai, 'Udhayam Theatrela' 'Meenatchi' - Aanandha Poongaathrey, 'Aadathada' - Senthoora Paandi and many more.
DEVAN Spellbinding voice of 'Iru Vizhi Unathu' - Minnale, 'May Maadha Megam' - Shahjahan, 'Sagiye Pogathey' - King, 'Vasiyakaara' - Geethai, 'Uruguthey' - Kalaaba Kaadhala and chorus hits like 'Oh Maria' - Kaadhlar Dhinam, 'Theeratha Dum' - Parthiban Kanavu, 'Smiyai' - Kandukondein Kandukondein, 'Yuktha Mukhi' - Poovellam Un Vaasam, 'Ichuthaa' - Run and on and on....many hits!
FEBI MANI She has sung popular songs like 'Starwberry Kanne' - Minsara Kanavu, 'Oh Maria' - Kaadhalar Dhinam, 'Krishna Krishna' - Dum Dum Dum, 'Kikku Yeruthey' - Padayappa and in many chorus hits of ARR. She is married to music composer Srikanth Deva.
HARICHARAN Debuting with threee songs 'Thottu Thottu', 'Unakena' & 'Kaadhal' for Kaadhal movie, he has sung 'Idhu Kaadhala' - February 14, 'Poga Poga' - Pattiyal, 'Unnai Kandene' & 'Ennil Ennil' - Paarijatham, 'Kan Simittum' - Uyir.
HARINI The song 'Nila Kaaigirathu" - Indira was her start and she has sung so many wonderful songs including 'Telephone Manipol' - Indian, 'Mazhai Mazhai' - Ullam Ketkume, 'Enna Thavam' - Parthiban Kanavu. All her songs are really a good numbers and she is married to playback singer Tippu.
HARINI SUDHAKAR A new singer with the songs 'Thottu Thottu' - Kaadhal, 'Poga Poga' - Pattiyal, 'Kanne Kaadhal' - Uyir.
HARISH RAGAVENDRA 'Yeh Azhagiya Theeye' - Minnale, 'Devadhayai Kanden' - Kaadhal Kondein, 'Sakkarai Nilave' - Youth, 'Edho Ondru' - Leysa Leysa, 'Kaadhal Enbathu' - Oru Kalluriyin Kathai, 'Manasukulle Daagam' - Autograph, 'Minsaram En Meethu' - Run, 'Nirpathuvey' - Bharathi, are few notable songs in his vibrant voice. He has also acted in few movies like 'Vikatan', 'Thirupathi'.
JANANI BHARATHWAJ Daughter of music composer Bharathwaj, she has sung in her father's music for the songs 'Nee Vendum' - Kundakka Mandakka, 'Athiri Pathiri' - Ayya, 'Arabia' - Idhaya Thirudan, 'Kangalinaal' - Priyasakhi.
JASSIE GIFT The unique voice in 'Andangakka' - Anniyan, 'Gundu Maanga' - Sachin, 'Ketta Kudukara' - Sandai Kozhi, 'Freeya Vidu' - Aaru, 'Annakili', 'Lajjavathiye' & 'Unthan Vizhimunai' - 4 Students, 'Istanbul Rajakumari' - Mazhai belongs to this Malayalam singer/music composer.
JAYACHANDRAN Jayachandran has sung numerous melodies 'Poovile Medaiyai' - Pagal Nilavu, 'Mayanginen' - Naney Raja Naaney Mandhiri, 'Kanmani Nee Vara' - Thendraley Ennai Thodu, 'En Mel Vizhuntha' - May Maadham, 'Chithirai Nilavu ' -Vandicholai Chinnarasu, 'Kollayile' - Kaadhalan, 'Kannathil Muthamitaal' - Kannathil Muthamittal.
KAILASH KHER Kailash Kher, basically a Bollywood singer has sung 'Rangu Rangamma' - Bheema, 'Uiyyalaaloo' - Dhaam Dhoom and his latest song is 'Perinba Pechukaaran' - Kuselan.
KAMAL HASSAN He needs no introduction! He has sung so many songs for his films as well as others like 'Muthe Muthamma' - Ullasam and 'Neruppu Vaayinil' - Pudhupettai. His movie songs are hit ones like 'Inji Idupazhaga' - Devar Magan, 'Vikram' - Vikram, 'Alwarpettai ' - Vasool Raja MBBS, 'Kombula Poova' & 'Unna Vida' - Virumandi, 'Thenpaandi Cheemaiyile' - Nayagan and much more.
KARTHIK Within a short period of time he has emerged as one of the successful singers. His debut song is 'Nenthukitten' - Star, followed by smash hits like 'Kan Pesum' - 7G Rainbow Colony, 'Pinju Mazhai' - Varnajaalam, 'Uyire Ennuyire' - Thotti Jeya, 'Ale Ale' - Boys, 'Ambuli Maama' - Perazhagan, 'Ulaga Azhagiye' - Leysa Leysa etc., his list just keeps going on and on and on....
KAVITHA KRISHNAMURTHY The South Indian origin singer started her singing career in Hindi as early as 1980 and has sung in many Hindi films. Her Tamil ventures are songs like 'Muthirai Ippothu' - Uzhaippali, 'Dhandiya Aattamum' - Kaadhalar Dhinam, 'Achahco Punnagai' - Shajahan, 'Pada Pada Pattampoochi' - Majnu, 'Uppu Karuvaadu' - Mudhalvan, 'Kaatrey' - Rhythm. She is married to the famous violonist Dr. L. Subramaniam.
KAY KAY Krishna Kumar Menon, fondly referred to as Kay Kay is an invincible charismatic passionate singer. His entry into Tamil was with Vidyasagar in Uyirodu Uyiraga followed by 'Strawberry Kanne' - Minsara Kanavu, 'Love Pannu' & 'Mutham' - 12B, 'Uyirin Uyire' - Khaakka Khaakka, 'Kaadhalikkum' - Chellame, 'Nijama' - Bose, 'Appadi Podu' - Ghilli, 'Kalyanamthaan' - Saamy, 'Pani Thuli' - Kanda Naal Muthal and more.
KRISH An upcoming singer with the debut song 'Vennilave Velli Vellai Nilave' - Vettaiyaadu Vilayaadu with Hariharan under his original name Vijay. One can hear his distinct voice in the repeating chorus lines of this beautiful song. Also in the songs 'Ilamai Ullasam', 'June Pona' and 'Unnale Unnale' - Unnale Unnale, 'Karu Karu' - Pachaikili Muthucharam.
KUNAL This Bollywood singer's songs are 'Spider Man'- New, 'January Maadham' - 7G Rainbow Colony, 'Pacha Kuli' - Kuthu and chorus like ' Please Sir' & ' Break The Rules' - Boys, 'Kama Kama' - Enakku 20 Unakku 18, 'Do Re Me' - Ponniyin Selvan, 'Pudukottai' - Pudukottayilrinthu Saravanan.
LESLIE LEWIS Hariharan and Leslie combined together to give the phenomenally successful Indian-English fusion album Colonial Cousins. Leslie is a composer who has tuned many jingles, a guitarist and lyricist. While he has sung for many Hindi film songs, 'Kannum Kannum Nokia' - Anniyan is his Tamil venture.
MADHU BALAKRISHNAN His voice could be easily mistaken with the legend K J Yesudas. His songs include 'Kanaa Kandenadi' - Parthiban Kanavu, 'Konja Neram' - Chandramukhi, 'Vizhiyum Vizhiyum' - Sadhurangam, 'Vaitha Kan'- Bose, 'Kanden Kanden' - Madura, 'Solli Tharava' - Majaa.
She sang hits like 'Kanaa Kaanum Kalangal' - 7G Rainbow Colony, 'Ennai Pandhaada' - Ullam Ketkumey, 'Ottiyanam' - Arul, 'Mudhal Mudhalaai' - Leysa Leysa, 'Vidinkindra Pozhuthu' - Ram, 'Suthi Poda' - Ayya.
The bollywood singer pitched in for some songs like 'Sanda Kozhi' - Aayutha Ezhuthu, 'Ding Dong' - Ji, 'Mayiliragey' - Anbe Aaruyire.
MAHALAKSHMI IYER Her refreshing voice gave mega hits like 'Kandukondein' - Kandukondein Kandukondein, 'Mutham Mutham' and 'Poovey Vaaipesum' - 12B, 'Vaa Vaa' - Daas, 'Vinothane' - Thennavan, 'Nenjam Oru Murai' - Vaseegara, 'Duriyodhana' - Chocolate, 'Koo Koovena' - Kanda Naal Mudhal, 'Ennavo' - Priyamanavaley, 'Velli Malare' & 'Vanna Poongavaipol'- Jodi and lot more to the recent 'Uyirile' - Vettaiyaadu Vilayaadu.
MAHATHI Who could have missed the voice of 'Pudichirukku' - Saamy?. An upcoming singer with songs like 'Puyale Puyale' - Kovil, 'Vellaikara Mutham' - Chellamey, 'Nee Vendum Nee Vendum' - Varnajaalam, 'Kottu Kottu' - Meesai Madhavan, 'Kannai Thiranthu' - Ullam and now for 'Innisai' - God Father.
She shot to fame with her 'Manmantha Raasa' - Thiruda Thirudi folllowed by notable hits like 'Kumbida Pona Deivam' - Thirupaachi, 'Gunda Maanga' - Sachin, 'Undi Villa' - Paramasivan. She is wife of Lakshman, man behind the famous Lakshman Shruthi Orchestra.
One of the best singers of yesteryear, Malaysia Vasudevan is well known for most of his melodies as well as the folky songs. Recently passed away.
MALGUDI SHUBA Her pop album 'Vaal Paarai' hit followed by movie songs like 'Hey Samba' - Paandavar Bhoomi, 'Mun Paniya' - Nandha, 'Pathala Pathala' - Virumbukiren, 'Subbamma Subbamma - Roja Koottam, 'Thanga Thamarai' - Minsara Kanavu, 'Arubathu Aayiduchu' - Mounam Pesiyadhey are few to mention.
MANICKA VINAYAGAM The actor/singer has a distinguished voice that was apt for folk numbers like 'Subbamma' - Roja Koottam, 'Kattu Kattu' - Thirupaachi, 'Arubathu Aayiduchu' - Mounam Pesiyadhey, 'Kanukkula Keluthi' - Dhil, 'Madura Jhilla' - Amudhey, 'Poonamudi Meesai Vecha' - Kicha Vayasu 16 and also for chorus hits like 'Theradi Veedhiyil' - Run, 'Theeratha Dum Venum' -Parthiban Kanavu, 'Aruva Meesai' - Dhool.
MATHANGI The vibrant voice of 'X-Machi' - Ghajini, 'Dhila Mera' - Azhagiya Theeye, 'Jeevan Engey' - University, 'October Kaatru' - Idhaya Thirudan, 'Hot Party' - Thamizhan, 'Kokkaragiri' - Chocolate, 'Midukanavaney' - Aanai.
MINMINI The unforgettable voice of 'Chinna Chinna Aasai' - Roja followed with 'Sambo Sambo' - Puthiya Mugam, 'Chithirai Nilavu ' - Vandicholai Chinnarasu, 'Paakathe Paakathe' - Gentleman, 'Inthirayo' - Kaadhalan, 'Lovunna Lovvu' - Meera, 'Pacha Kili' - Karuthamma, songs mostly for A R Rahman.
He is one of the four heroes of the movie Boys and brother of actress Devayani. He has sung 'X-Machi' - Ghajini, 'Kaadhal Yanai' - Anniyan, 'Karka Karka' & 'Manjal Veyil' - Vettaiyaadu Vilayaadu, 'Hooray Hooray' - Vallavan.
The young sensational singer introduced by A R Rahman in 'Mayilirage' - Anbe Aaruyire continues to create waves with hits in hindi film Rang De Basanti and 'Kamma Karayile' & 'Innisai' - God Father, 'Munbe Vaa' & 'Kummi Adi' - Sillunu Oru Kaadhal.
Son of late malayalam music director Raveendran, Naveen started off with back-up vocals for Lagaan. His hits include 'Kozhi Veda Kozhi' - Santhosh Subramaniyam, 'Kantha Kadamba' - Malaikottai, 'Pokkiri Pongal' - Pokkiri, 'Kathaazha Kannala' - Anjathey.
Another member of the Bollwood pop group VIVA, Neha Bhasin has sung 'Pesukiren' - Satham Podathey, 'Sei Yethavathu Sei' - Billa.
Nithyasree is a famous carnatic singer and she has sung hits like 'Kannodu Kaanbathellam' - Jeans, 'Oru Nadhi' - Samurai, 'Sowkiyama' - Sangamam, 'Minsaara Poove' - Padaiyappa, 'Vandhen' - Panchathanthiram, 'Manmatha Maasam, - Paarthaaley paravasam.
The child voice of opening line in 'Chikku Bukku' - Gentleman, 'Kaathu Kaathu' & 'Maari Mazhai' - Uzhavan, 'Palakkattu Machanukku' - May Maadham, 'Kaadhal Yaanai' - Anniyan. He is none other than ARR's sister's son. He has also ventured into composing music with his debut movie 'Veyil'.
His songs are 'Kaadhal vandhum' - Saravanaa, 'Unnai Charanadainthen' - Thavamaai Thavamirundhu, 'Ennai Theendi' - Kuthu, 'Annakili Nee Vaadi' - 4 Students, 'Poo Vaitha' - Popcorn, 'En Manasil' - Kaadhal Azhivathillai.
She is the daughter of singer Malaysia Vasudevan. 'Love Pannu' - 12B,'Kozhi Kokkara' - Winner,'Nenjathai Killathe' - Nenjathai Killathe are few of her hit songs.
PREMGI If Blaaze if for ARR, Premgi is for YSR. Youngest son of MD Gangai Amaran, Premgi sings all rap parts and plays keyboard for Yuvan. His famous ones are 'Theepidikka' - Arindhum Ariyamalum, 'Kudakooli' - Kalvanin Kaadhali, 'Pushing It Hard' - Kanda Naal Mudhal, 'Hoodi Baaba' - Thakathimithaa, chorus in 'Boom Boom' - Raam, 'Pura Koondu' - Kaadhal.
The voice of 'Sarakku vechiruken' - Shajahan and 'Vandar Kuzhazhi' - Thiruda Thirudi.
Some of his hits are 'Bhoomikku Velicham' - Dishoom, 'Entha Kuthirayil' - Satham Podathey, 'Aayiram Jannal' - Vel, 'Oh Baby' - Malaikottai, 'Vasantha Mullai' - Pokkiri. He is a winner of the Sun TV Saptaswarangal show.
She has sung notable hits like 'Enna Enna' - Jhoot, 'Kokku Para Para' - Chandramukhi, 'Natchathira Paravaikku' - Paramasivan.
Apart from composing music for the movies Hey! Nee Romba Azhaga Irukka (HNRAI), University, Nala Dhamayanthi and Azhagiya Theeye, he also sang 'Thottu Thottu' - HNRAI, 'Kaathalai Valarthai' and 'Vimmavey' - University, 'Enna Ithu' - Nala Dhamayanthi, 'Vizhigalin Aruginil', 'Sandhana Poongaatrey' and 'Boom Boom' - Azhagiya Theeye and 'Yaaridamum Thondravillai' - Thotti Jeya.
RANJITH Another winner of the Sun TV Saptaswarangal show, he was introduced by music director Manisharma in the song 'Hey Penne' - Aasai aasaiyai. From then he has sungnumerous hits like 'Suppose Unna' - Sukran, 'Ennamma Kannu' & 'Theriyaama' - Thiruvilayaadal Aarambam, 'Nee Mutham Ondru' & 'Dole Dole' - Pokkiri, 'Uyire Uyire' - Malaikottai, 'Jalsa Pannungada' - Chennai 600028.
Introduced by ARR in Tamil with Baba, she has continued with many ARR's Hindi movies. She has vocalized for 'Baba Kichu Kichu' - Baba, 'Naan Yeppodhu' - Sakkarakatti and chorus in 'Kaatril' - God Father with Sadhana Sargam.
A budding singer debuting with 'Namma Kaatula' - Pattiyal. 'Pottu Thaaku' - Kuthu and couple of more songs are hers so far.
SADHANA SARGAM The famous Bollywood/Kollywood singer gave sizzling hits like 'Snegithaney' - Alaipayuthey, 'Eno Kangal' - Kalvanin Kaadhali, 'Thigu Thigu' - Anbe Aaruyire, 'Oru Vaarthai' - Ayya, 'Manmadhane' - Manmadhan, 'Kanden Kanden' - Madura, ' Kaadu Thiranthe' - Vasool Raja MBBS, 'Poo Vaasam' - Anbe Sivam and lot more to mention.
Saindhavi sang with Kay Kay and Shreya for 'Andangaakka' - Anniyan and continued with 'Achu Vellam' - Thotti Jeya, 'En Kaadhal' - Thambi, 'Kaadhal vandhum' - Saravanaa, 'Yei Durra' - Aadhi and 'Innisai' - God Father.
His songs are 'Sil Sil' - Arindhum Ariyamalum and 'Raja Vasool Raja' - Vasool Raja MBBS.
The Bollywood pop singer has sung 'Ennamo Ndakkirathey' - Sandaikozhi, 'Adiye Aathi' - Ashoka and 'Poo Poothathu' - Mumbai Xpress with Sonu Nigam.
SHAHUL HAMEED He sang the hit songs in ARR's music like 'Usilampatti' - Gentleman, 'Yethukku Pondaati' - Kizhakku Cheemayile, 'Raasathi' - Thiruda Thiruda, 'Maari Mazhai' - Uzhavan, 'Pachakili Paadum' - Karuthamma, 'Madrasa Suthi' - May Madham, 'Senthamizh Nattu' - Vandicholai Chinnarasu. Unfortunately he is no more as an accident took away the life of this wonderful singer.
SHALINI Pop Shalini aka Shalini Singh has given 'Doli Doli' - Bose, 'Ennai Konjam Maatri' - Khakka Khakka, 'Kanavugal pookum' - April Maadhathil, 'Vai Raja Vai' - Panchathanthiram, 'Kiru Kiru', 'Poovum Pudikuthu' and 'Thandatti' - Kaadhal, 'Kutti Kutti' - Poi, 'Ayyo Ayyo' - M Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi and in chorus for many songs.
SHANKAR MAHADEVAN From BREATHLESS, he has never stopped - so many smashhits with his energetic and enthusiastic voice. Shankar Ehsaan Loy has composed for many superhits in Hindi like Dil Chahtha Hai, Kuch Naa Kaho, Bunty Aur Babli, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Kyun Ho Gaya Naa and in Tamil for Aalavandhaan. His hit songs alone would take pages to mention.
She has sung hits for his son Vijay's movies like 'Doddabetta' - Vishnu, 'Un Paarvayo' - Sukran, 'Kodambakkam area' - Sivakasi. Also she has released few devotional albums.
SHREYA GHOSHAL Another Bollywood singer creating sensation in Tamil with 'Andangaakka' - Anniyan, 'Nijama Nijama' - Bose, 'Pathukulle' - Vasool Raja MBBS, 'Khajuraho' and 'Konjam Thira' - Oru Naal Oru Kanavu, 'Thazhuvudu' - Anbe Aaruyire, 'Unna Vida' -Virumaandi, 'Chellamai' -Album, 'Ninaithu' - 7G Rainbow Colony, 'Pani Thuli' - Kanda Naal Mudhal, 'Munbe Vaa' & 'Maaja Maaja' - Sillunu Oru Kaadhal.
She sang 'Unnai Kandene' - Parijatham.
T R SILAMBARASAN Apart form acting he has embarked onto singing hits like 'Sight Adippom' - April Maadhathil, 'Pottu Thaakku' - Kuthu, 'Gori Thera' & 'Kaadhal Keedhal' - Saravanaa, 'En Aasai' & 'Thathai' - Manmadhan, 'Bailamore' - Kaadhal Virus, 'Kaadhal Panna' - Kovil, 'Dil Dil Italy' - Red, 'Chukkumala' & 'Mullaga' - Sonnal Thaan Kaadhalaa, 'Karuppo Sivappo' - Dum, 'Natpe' - Whistle, 'Kothamalli' - Samsthaanam.
Dr SEERKAZHI SIVACHIDAMBARAM
He has sung 'Anjathey Jeeva' - Jodi, 'Vaadi Machiniye' - Parhtiban Kanavu and now the latest 'Kummi Adi' - Sillunu Oru Kadhal. He is the son of veteran singer Dr. Seerkazhi Govindarajan.
SONU NIGAM The fabulous Bollywood pop singer sang few songs in tamil which include 'Poovey Punnagai Kaatu' - Paarthen Rasithen, 'Sokkuthe' and 'Summa Iru' - Kaadhale Swasam, 'Enna Paattu vendum' , Ilamaikku' and' Konjam Thira' - Oru Naal Oru Kanavu, 'Poo Poothathu' - Mumbai Xpress, 'Vaarayo Thozhi' - Jeans with Shahul Hameed.
This Bollywood singer sang for 'Aalana Naal Mudhala' - Kaadhal Kavidhai, 'Macareena' - Kushi, 'Ichu Thaa' - Run, 'Ithunundu Muthathula' - Dhool and recently for the sensational 'Kamma Karaiyila' - God Father.
M G SREEKUMAR Sreekumar is a versatile Malayalam singer. He has sung few Tamil hits like 'Dhandiya Aatamum' & 'Nenachapdi' - Kadhalar Dhinam, 'Suttum Sudar Vizhi' - Siraichalai, 'Chinna Chinna Mazhaithuligal' & 'En Swaasa Kaatrey' - En Swaasa Katrey, 'Pinju Thendrale' - Majnu.
SRILEKA PARTHASARATHY Her journey into music started with jingles for Idhayam Oil featuring Jyothika. Film debut was with 'Yedho Ondru' - Leysa Leysa followed by hits like 'Kalyaanam Thaan' - Saamy, 'Kokku Meena' - Kovil, 'Yaari singaari' - Thotti Jeya, 'Thimusukattai' - Thirumalai, 'Vachukka Vachukkava' - MKumaran S/O Mahalakshmi, 'Chinna Veeda' - Otran, 'Kuchi Karuvadu' - Mazhai, 'Ennai Thandhiduven' - Sadhurangam.
SRINIVAS The stealing voice was introduced in 'Sorgam Enbathu Namakku' - Nammavar, followed by 'Ooh La La La' - Minsara Kanavu, 'Oru Poiyavathu' - Jodi, 'Ennuyire' - Uyire, 'Siruthooral ' - Ponniyin Selvan, 'Nenjam Enum' - Aaru, 'En Seidhayo' - Amarkalam, 'Kaadhal Mazhaiye' - Jay Jay, 'Ennai Pandhaada' - Ullam Ketkumey, 'Ilaya Nadhi' - Manasellam, 'Apple Penne' - Roja Koottam and many more wonderful songs.
SRIRAM PARTHASARATHY Though he had sung songs like 'Dhin Dhin Dhara' - Poovellam Un Vaasam, 'Elangaathu Veesudhey' - Pithamagan, 'Adhisaya Thirumanam' - Paarthaley Paravasam, 'Vendum Vendum' - Dhil, it was his 'Suttum Vizhi' - Ghajini that has made him a famed persona including the latest 'Iyakkunarey' - Poi.
SRIVARDHINI Her hit songs are 'Kannaley Miya Miya' - Alli Thandha Vaanam, 'En Ragasiya Kanavugal' - Alai, 'Thottu Thottu' - Hey! Nee Romba Azhaga Irukka, 'Vaitha Kan' - Bose, 'Kaadhalukku' - Perazhagan, 'Iyarkai Thaaye' -Iyarkai, 'Azhagiya Koondhal' - Jhoot, 'Oru Nimidama' - Thithikkuthey.
SUCHITRA The famous 'Radio Mirchi' girl chipped in for 'Uyirin Uyire' - Khakka Khakka, 'En Aasai Mythiliye' - Manmadhan, 'Enna Paarkiraai' - Thavamai Thavamirundhu, 'Enai Polavey Kaatru' - Laysa Laysa, 'Thaka Thimi Thaa' - Thaka Thimi Thaa, 'May Maasam' - Jay Jay, 'Yemmadi' - Vallavan. She is married to actor Karthik, hero of Kanda Naal Mudhal and Vanam Vasapadumey. She now hosts 'Koffee with Suchi' on Vijay TV.
SUJATHA Her first song 'Pudhu vellai Mazhai' - Roja was a hit. She has from then sang for almost all the composers giving hits like 'Aasai Aasai' - Dhool, 'Nenjodu' - Kaadhal Konden, 'Un Azhagukku' - Aalavandhaan, 'Kaadhal Oru' - Aasai Aasaiyaai, 'Un Samyal Arayil ' -Dhil, 'Thiru Thiruda' - Five Star, 'En Veetu Thottathil' - Gentleman, 'Kaadhalagi' - King, 'Poo Pookum' - Minsara Kanavu. It takes more than pages to mention her hits.
SUKHWINDER SINGH This Bollywood singer's songs are 'Enna Mattum' - Saravanaa, 'Arjunaru Villu ' - Ghilli, 'Thiruvellikeni' - Udhaya, 'Thaiya Thaiya' - Uyire, 'Jothi Neranjava' - 12B, 'Kitta Nerungi' - Dishoom, 'Nilavukku' - Appu, 'Salaam Gulamu ' - Hello, 'Naan Salttu' - Pennin Manadhai Thottu, 'CBI Enge' - Poovellam Kettupaar, 'Lucky Lucky' - Ratchagan, 'Nadhiye' - Vaanathai Pola, 'Hussaine' - Uyirile Kalandhathu.
The pop artist from Bollywood sang for 'Gundu Gundu' - Dhool, 'Sha La La' - Ghilli, 'Kaathirukkuthu' - Ashoka, 'Vallava' - Vallavan.
Renowned Telugu singer/ Dubbing artiste has sung 'Adithadi Appatha' - Samurai.
SUNITHA SARATHY Her hit songs include 'Thoothu Varuma' - Khakka Khaakka, 'Ivathaan' - Kaadhal, 'Chinna Chinna' - Kanaa Kandein, 'Hey Goodbye Nanba' - Aayutha Ezhuthu, 'Dai Dai Kattikoda' - Sachin, 'Ennenna Pidikkum' - Sadhurangam, 'Arakonathil' - Arasatchi, 'Ennai Thedi Thedi' - Jithan, 'Gori Thera' - Saravanaa, 'Thottutey' - Aaru and more.
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Yesteryear singer with hits like 'Vaarayo Vanmathi' - Pagal Nilavu, 'Kanmani Nillu' & 'Maamarathu Poo' - Oomai Vizhigal, 'Parijatha Poove' - En Raasavin Mansile, 'Akkuthe' - Nilaave Vaa' and more. He is the maternal uncle of actor Vijay.
SWARNALATHA She has been singing for films since 1983. Yet she became popular with 'Povoma Oorgolam' - Chinna Thambi. 'Aattama' - Captain Prabhakaran, 'Raakozhi Rendum ' -Uzhavan, 'Kuliruthu' - Tajmahal, 'Evano Oruvan' - Alaipayuthey, 'Porale Ponnuthaayi' - Karuthamma, 'Usilampatti' - Gentleman, 'Thirumana Malargal' - Poovellam Un Vaasam, 'Thuli Thuiliyaai' - Paarvai Ondrey Pothume and more to note are hers.
Her song is 'Oru Nodi' - Parijatham. She is daughter of singer Sujatha.
Her latest sensational hit song is the title song 'Jillunu Oru Kaadhal' - Sillunu Oru Kaadhal. Apart from this she has sung for 'Pul Pesum' - Pudhupettai and with other lead singers for 'New New' - New, 'Fanaa' - Yuva, 'Pani Thuli' - Kanda Naal Mudhal and 'Innisai' - God Father.
TIMMY Though his voice is often heared in chorus with Karthik, Harish, Srinivas, Kay Kay, Clinton or Dominique in hits like 'Gulmohar' - Majnu, 'Ullale Ullale' - Azhagiya Theeye, 'Ennai Konjam' - Khakka Khakka, 'Theradi Veedhiyil' - Run, 'Vendum' - Dhil, 'Kanmunne' - Thulluvadho Ilamai, he has sung few notable solos like 'Colourful Nilavu' - Doubles, 'Saiyo Saiyo' - Bhagavathi, 'Five Star' - Five Star, 'Uchi Muthal' - Sukran.
TIPPU Tippu is another good singer with songs 'Seettu Kattu' - Mayavi, 'Thimusukattai' - Thirumalai, 'Kodambakkam Area' - Sivakasi, 'Yei Durra' - Aadhi, 'Kuchi Karuvadu' - Mazhai, 'Suthipoda Venama' - Ayya, 'Ukkadathu' and 'Punnakunnu' - Arul, 'Elantha Pazham' - Madura, 'Nee Endha Ooru' - Thirupachi, 'Un Paarvayo' - Sukran, 'Old Model' - Youth and he has sung many other hit mass songs!
UDIT NARAYAN This Bollywood singer could be identified in songs 'Hello Enthan' & 'Ailasa' - Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar, 'Aeroplane' - Paarai, 'Allu Allu' - Bhagavathi, 'Kuluvalile' - Muthu, 'Venaam' - Vaseegara, 'Kaadhal Pisase' - Run, 'Ithunundu' - Dhool, '18 Vayasil' - Villain, 'Pathikichu' - Rhythm, 'Ennatha' - Sivakasi, 'Kokarakokarako' - Ghilli, 'Pambarakannu' - Madura, 'Vaadiyamma' - Thirumalai, most hits for actor Vijay.
UNNI KRISHNAN A well-known singer of 'Ennavale' - Kaadhalan continued with more melody hits like 'Oru Poo Ezhuthum' - Pooveli, 'Maharajanodu' - Sathi Leelavathi, 'O Vennila' & 'Thendrale' - Kaadhal Desam, 'Kalamellam' - Kaadhal Kottai, 'Mazhai Mazhai' - Ullam Ketkume, 'Rayile' - Five Star, 'Roja Roja' - Kaadhalar Dhinam, 'Yen Samyal ' -Dhil, 'Narumugaye' - Iruvar, 'Poovukkul' - Jeans, 'Ivan Yaro' - Minnale and lot more to go.
UNNI MENON Unni Menon is also known for melody songs. His melodies include 'Pudhu Vellai' - Roja, 'Kanukku Mai' - Pudhiya Mugam, 'Mellisaiye' -Mr.Romeo, 'Enna Vilai Azhage' - Kaadhalar Dhinam, 'Nathiye Nathiye' - Rhythm, 'Poongatrile' - Uyire, 'Kannukulle Unnai' - Pennin Manadhai Thottu, 'Penne Neeyum' - Priyamaana Thozhi, 'Minnalai Pidithu' - Shajahan, 'Ye Nilave' - Mugavari, 'Ninaivugal' - Autograph.
USHA UTHUP A singer with no boundaries to language or time - it Usha Uthup! She has been reigning as the queen of Indian pop for more than 35 years. She is the first Indian singer to enter Indian pop, much before today's pop singers came to the scene or were born even. Her Tamil songs are 'Vegam Vegam' - Anjali, 'Pudhu Pudhu' - June R.
VANI JAYARAM The 80's hit voice sang for the songs, 'Megam Mundhanai' - Thudikkum Karangal, 'ABC Nee Vaasi' - Oru Kaidhiyin Diary, 'Mazhaikaala Megam' &'Devi Sridevi' - Vaazhvey Maayam, 'Machanai Paaradi' - Thanga Magan, 'Kavithai Kelungal' - Punnagai Mannan, 'Sugam Sugam' - Vandicholai Chinnarasu etc.,
VASUNDHARA DAS Vasundhara, a versatile artist with unique voice sang for 'Kannum Kannum' - Anniyan, 'Pookara' & 'I Like You' - Citizen, 'Colourful Nilavu' - Doubles, 'Kattipudi' - Kushi, 'Shakalaka Baby' - Mudhalvan, 'Poove Punnagai' - Paarthen Rasithen, 'Pathikichu' - Rhythm, 'Dating' - Boys, 'Maramkothiye' - Anbe Aaruyire, 'Deepavali '- Sivakasi, , 'Thathai Thathai ' - Manmadhan.
VENKAT PRABHU Venkat Prabhu is the eldest son of MD Gangai Amaran. Apart form acting in few movies, he has sung for 'Neruppu Koothadikkuthu' - Thulluvadho Ilamai, 'Ippo Inge' - Unnai Charanadaithen, 'Yennoda Raasi' - Daas, 'Oru Nandan' - Enakku 20 Unakku 18, 'Mullai Poo' - Kaadhal Saamrajyam.
Being a music director for such a long time, his venture into singing is with the latest 'Palaanadhu' - Kuruvi.
VIJAY The famous actor has given voice for many of his movie songs like 'Ennoda Laila' - Badri, 'Vikkal' - Bhagavathi, 'Rukku Rukku' - Friends, 'Thiruthani' - Maanbumigu Maanavan, 'Akila Akila' - Nerukku Ner, 'Chandira Mandalathai' & 'Nilave' - Nilaave Vaa, 'Mississippi Nadhi' - Priyamaanavale, 'Vaadi Vaadi' - Sachin, 'Ullathai Killadhe' - Thamizhan, 'Dhodabetta' - Vishnu,'Paarvayo' - Sukran.
His debut as a music director was the movie Sukran in which he has sung the songs 'Saathikadi' & 'Panjumittai' followed by 'Dailamo' - Dishyum.
VIJAY YESUDAS Son of the legendary singer K J Yesudas sang 'Tajmahal Oviyakaadhal' - Kalvanin Kaadhali, 'Antha Naal' & 'Ennada Nenaicha' - Adhu Oru Kanaa Kaalam, 'Kodi Kodi Minnalgal' - Jeyam , 'Malligai Malligai' - Arasu, 'Enna Enna' - Jhoot, 'Kaadhal Mattum' - Kaadhal Konden, 'Manidhan Solkindra', 'Nizhalinai Nijamum' & Yaaro Arival' - Raam, 'Dei Namma Melam' - Pattiyal.
VINAYA Music Director Vijay Anthony gave her first break in the song 'Suppose Unna' - Sukran which continued to 'Bhoomikku Velichamellam' & Kitta Nerungivaadi' - Dishoom, 'Kakka Kakka' - Naan Avan Illai, 'Palakkattu Pakkathile (Remix)' - Yaaradi Nee Mohini.
YUGENDRAN Son of the yesteyear famous singer Malaysia Vasudevan sang, 'Paarthen' - Paarthen Rasithen, 'Enna Paarkiraai' - Thavamai Thavamirundhu, 'Ithukku Yenna' - Junction and chorus hits like 'Mudhal Mudhalaai' - lAysa Lays, 'Kalyanam Thaan' - Saamy, 'Thitraanga' - Gummalam, 'O Maria' - Kaadhalar Dhinam.
YUVAN SHANKAR RAJA
'Oru Naalil Vaazhkai' - Pudhupettai, 'Yen Kannodu' - Arindhum Ariyamalum, '18 Vayathil' - Kaadhal Konden, ' En Kaadhal' - Punnagai Poove, 'Poi Solla' - April Maadhathil, 'Kanmunne' &'Idhu Kaadhala' - Thulluvadho Ilamai, 'Pushing It Hard' - Kanda Naal Mudhal are few songs for which he composed and sang.