Supriya Lohith is an Indian playback singer who has captivated the audience with her mellifluous voice in soundtracks for more than fifty movies over the past decade. Her eloquence in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Tulu has made her an eminent figure in the south Indian music industry. Born in Bangalore, Karnataka, she began singing on stage at local events from a tender age of six.
She trained her vocals in Carnatic music under her guidance of her grandfather, Vidwan Munivenkatappa, and mastered light music from teachings of the playback singer,
. She was the winner of the second season of Zee Kannada’s singing competition “
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
” (1995) and the first season of “Voice of Bangalore” (2006), which laid the cornerstone for her career.
In 2008, she recorded her debut song ‘Hoovantha Preethi,’ featuring the maestro Hariharan, for R. Chandru’s romantic drama “Taj Mahal.” The song topped the Kannada music charts and quickly elevated Supriya to fame. It was the first of her numerous super hits to come, which include ‘Malavalli,’ ‘Hello Hello,’ ‘Love Patient,’ ‘Bhetiyada Ee Ghalige,’ ‘Baa Baa Re Cheluve,’ ‘Munjane Manjagu,’ ‘Strawberry Kenneya,’ ‘
,’ ‘Mella Kai Hididu,’ and ‘Tarikere Yerimele.’ Supriya was felicitated with the 2015 Voice of the Year award by Chitra Santhe. IIFA Utsavam nominated her in the best female playback singer category for two consecutive years for ‘Taramayya’ from “
” (2015) and ‘Marula’ from “
” (2016). In 2018, she gave voice to ‘Nee Nanna Olavu’ from Suni’s rom-com “
” (2018), featuring Ganesh and Rashmika Mandanna.
The song pervaded the south, deeply moving its listeners and brought Supriya several laurels including the Kannada International Music Award for best female playback singer.
She was also nominated for the same at the 2018 events of Filmfare Awards, Mirchi Music Awards (South) and South Indian International Movie Awards. Her popularity is not confined to the nation; she has performed at innumerable concerts globally and even bagged the first prize at the Breakout Festival in Australia. In her most recent collaboration with
, she sang ‘Vela Mulla Sollula’ under the direction of
for Ramesh Aravind’s upcoming Tamil comedy “