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Srilekha Parthasarathy

Srilekha Parthasarathy
Born Delhi, India
Occupation Singer

Srilekha Parthasarathy (Tamil: ஸ்ரீலேகா பார்த்தசாரதி Telugu: శ్రిలేకా పార్థసారథి Malayalam: ശ്രീലേഖ പാര്‍ഥസാരഥി) is a Tamil singer who is commonly referred to by her first name Srilekha. She has a versatile voice, and has experienced an impressive success in other genres of music as well, including ghazals.
Srilekha began her professional career in 2000, when she sang the scintilating Jingle for the “Idhayam Oil” advertisement, which was piturised on “Jothika”. She describes the jingle as her ticket into the Tamil music industry.

Biography

Srilekha was born and brought up in Delhi. She completed her schooling from DTEA senior Secondary School, New Delhi. Being South Indian by birth, she learnt both North Indian and South Indian languages and music, as well as Western music. At the age of four, she won the first prize in the annual All India Children’s Music Competition in New Delhi.

Overview of her career

Her debut was with music director Harris Jayaraj, for the song called "Yedho Ondru" from the movie Laysa Laysa. This movie also introduced Trisha, one of the leading Tamil actresses.

Her popularity increased with many other hits, such as "Poo Mugam Siricha" for the movie Junction, "Kaadhalaagi" with S.P. Balasubramaniam in Pop Carn, "Don’t worry be Happy" for the movie Whistle, and "Sutthi Sutthi Varuven" for the movie Sena. She feels the duet with S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, ‘Kadhalagi kanindhadhu...’, for the movie Pop Corn has been her most challenging song.[1]

Her career took a leap with the blockbuster hit "Kalyaanam dhaan" from the movie Saamy. This song topped the music charts. This was followed by "Vinodhane" from Thennavan, "Vaa Masakatre" from Kurumbu and "Ayurvedha Azhagi" from Thiruda Thirudi.

Her recent hits include Dhimsu Kattai, "Chinna Veeda", "Kokku Meena Thinguma" and "Pacchakili Pacchakili". Other songs of Srilekha include "Mummy Chellama", "Bambara Kannu", "Vecchukka Vecchukka Va", "Garuda Garuda", and "Thavilu Thavilu".

She is acting in STAR Vijay's drama serial Dharmayutham. She is married to singer M J Shriram.[2]

List of her Tamil movie songs

This is a list of songs she has sung in Tamil movies:

Year Film Song
2003 Thennavan Vinodhane - II
2003 Thirumalai Thimsu Kattai
2003 Jore Mummy Chellamma
2003 Saamy Kalyanamthaan
2003 Whistle Don't Worry Be Happy
2003 Kovil Kokku Meenai
2003 Ottran Chinnaveedu
2003 Kurumbu Vaa Masakaatre
2003 Aalukkoru Aasai Kaathal Kaathal
2003 Earumugam Azhagana 1
2004 Aethiree Saithane Saithane
2004 Madurey Pambarakkannu Pachamilaka
2004 Arasaktchi Saiyo Saiyo
2004 Jananam Ore Oru Mutham
2004 Kannadi Pookal Kuthu Padhra
2005 Ji Thiruttu Rascal
2005 Thotti Jaya Yaari Singari
2005 Gurudeva Saiva Karuvadu
2006 Parijatham ' Oru Nodi Iru Nodi
2006 Kodambakkam Adi Nee Oru
2006 Devathaiyai Kanden Ore Oru Thopule
2007 Vel Onnappola
2007 Aanai Aiy Idupattum
2007 Veeramum Eeramum Oru Shanam
2007 Ammuvagiya Naan Silir Silir Silirkkuthadi
2007 Kovai Brothers Soota Kelapi
2007 Piragu Unnaipolla Pennai
2007 Thalainagaram Mathi Mathi Machaney
2008 Nenjai Thodu L K G
2008 Naayagan Nila Nila Oodiva
2008 Aayudham Sarakku Sarakku
2008 Newtonin Moondram Vidhi Paraparakkura

Awards

  • Best Female Playback singer for the song “Vecchikka Vecchikava” from M Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi
  • Youth Icon of the year 2004, by Damodharan College of Engineering & Management Studies, Coimbatore
  • Young Achiever Award, by Sangam Kala group, 2004
  • Best Young Playback Singer Award, 2004, by TVK Cultural Academy

Live shows

She has done more than 200 live shows in India and other countries, including Singapore, USA, Canada, Kuwait and Colombo. She actively participates in live shows for corporate companies, such as Hyundai, Aircel, Touchtel, Airtel, Samsung, Bpl Mobiles, TVS group and Cognizant Technology Solutions. She is one of the judges in Star Vijay TV's "Super Singer" series.

Fan club

She also has a fan club "No One Noticed Srilekha" in Portland, Oregon, USA, the first for a Tamil singer in Oregon. She has a huge fan base all over the world.

References

  • http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1996671/
  • http://www.raaga.com/channels/tamil/artist/Srilekha_Parthasarathy.html
  • http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/mp/2006/10/07/stories/2006100700400100.htm
  • http://www.musicplug.in/singers_songlist.php?artistid=506
  • http://srilekhap.tripod.com/profile.html
  • http://www.thiraipaadal.com/singers/SONGS_Srilekha%20Parthasarathy_1.html
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