Music - My
therapy, medicine, meditation.
Nothing could soothe like a mesmerizing voice or
a melodious tune or a racy beat. I am addicted to
music. It is a crucial part of me. I need music when
I sleep, work, eat, travel, bath. It is my breath!
My immense interest in music is limited to enjoying
film music. Music for me is to enjoy and it should
make me dance. That's the kind I love. I somehow never
liked listening to the really really sad songs.
I love the subtleness in IR, trendy beats in ARR,
poshness in HJ, folky rhythms in Vidyasagar, novelty
in YSR, allowing room for words in Bharathwaj, Telugu
effect of Devi Sri Prasad, energy in Shankar, Ehsaan
and Loy, some tunes in Deva and almost every good
music that sets my blood to rush and limbs to tap
and dance. Language has never been a barrier to stop
me from listening to Hindi, Telugu or English songs.
I have spent huge time in collecting good Tamil movie
mp3 songs. When listening to a song, usually I am
able to identify the singers but recently that task
seems difficult as there are so many people out there
singing. So to keep track of the singers, I began
collecting information about the name of the singers,
music director, year and movie name for each mp3 song
file that I have. Believe me! I took so many hours
to find the info and place it. Now that has become
Any song with heart pounding beats / catchy lines
/ magnetizing voices / unique picturisation / exceptional
choreography/ attractive costumes / melodious tune
/ good sound quality will always make me go gaga over
TAMIL CINEMA PLAYBACK SINGERS
I always wanted to know the faces behind the wonderful
voices I hear in the songs. I have tried to unveil
few of the playback singers in Tamil Film Music.
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By alphabetical listing:
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
'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' -
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.
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.
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.
'Neethaan Yen Desia Geetham' - Paarthale Paravasam,
'Thavam Ondru' - ABCD, Midukanavaney' - Aanai and
the unpictured wonderful melody 'Pani Kaatrey' - Run.
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'
Apart from composing music for films, he has sung
few songs like, 'Gnabagam Varudhey' - Autograph, 'Kaalam
Kali Kaalam' - Amarkalam, 'Uyir Konda' - Roja Koottam.
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
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'
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The voice of the blockbuster song 'Cheena Thaana'
- Vasool Raja MBBS. Also in 'Freeya Vidu' - Aaru.
She is married to the comedy actor Karunas.
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'
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
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.
A new singer with the songs 'Thottu Thottu' - Kaadhal,
'Poga Poga' - Pattiyal, 'Kanne Kaadhal' - Uyir.
'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'.
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.
The voice that has ruled the film industry for 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.
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.
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.
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.
Kher, basically a Bollywood singer has sung 'Rangu
Rangamma' - Bheema, 'Uiyyalaaloo' - Dhaam Dhoom and
his latest song is 'Perinba Pechukaaran' - Kuselan.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 vibrant voice of 'X-Machi' - Ghajini, 'Dhila
Mera' - Azhagiya Theeye, 'Jeevan Engey' - University,
'October Kaatru' - Idhaya Thirudan, 'Hot Party' -
Thamizhan, 'Kokkaragiri' - Chocolate, 'Midukanavaney'
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
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.
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.
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
She has sung notable hits like 'Enna Enna' - Jhoot,
'Kokku Para Para' - Chandramukhi, 'Natchathira Paravaikku'
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.
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' -
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
A budding singer debuting with 'Namma Kaatula' -
Pattiyal. 'Pottu Thaaku' - Kuthu and couple of more
songs are hers so far.
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.
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.
Basically she is a malayalam movie playback singer.
Her first song in tamil was 'Maaro Maaro' from Boys
followed by 'Ice Katti' from Madurai. Her other songs
are 'Athiradikaaran' from Sivaji.
The Bollywood pop singer has sung 'Ennamo Ndakkirathey'
- Sandaikozhi, 'Adiye Aathi' - Ashoka and 'Poo Poothathu'
- Mumbai Xpress with Sonu Nigam.
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.
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.
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
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
She sang 'Unnai Kandene' - Parijatham.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'
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.
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.
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.
Ragunathan is a famous carnatic singer. Her entry
into film music began with the song 'Yenai yenna seithai'
from the movie Ivan. She then has sung some other
notable ones like 'Kaadhal Periyatha' from Satham
Podathey, 'Anal Mele' from Vaaranam Aayiram' and 'Kanna'
from Mandhira Punnagai.
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.
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.
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 artist has sung 'Adithadi
Appatha' - Samurai.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
It is not hard to miss the song 'Nee Marilyn Monroe'
from Azhagiya Thamizmagan. She sung it and also 'Yahoo'
from the movie Aegan. She has also played a role in
the movie Saa Boo Three.
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.
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' -
A singer with no boundaries to language or time -
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' -
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
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 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
Being a music director for such a long time, his
venture into singing is with the latest 'Palaanadhu'
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.
Antony's debut as a music director was the movie
Sukran in which he has sung the songs 'Saathikadi'
& 'Panjumittai' followed by 'Dailamo' - Dishyum.
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.
Music Director Vijay Anotny 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.
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
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.
'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.
There are still few more singers worth mentioning.
Due to non availability of photographs of many other
notable singers I have not added their names.
If any of your favourite singer is missing, let
me know or check back later as I keep updating
this page often.