Gayatri Asokan is a female playback singer in Malayalam movies who is trained vigorously in classical vocal music. She is a versatile singer who is an expert in singing Bhajans, Hindustani music, and Ghazals. This singer was born on March 2, 1979. She has a moderately successful career in singing in Malayalam movies. Her life was very much connected to music, and she was keen on learning more on her musical journey. She also did some albums and jingles to understand the music technique. Moreover, she has performed on stages with eminent playback singers like Yesudas, S.P.Balasubramanyam, S. Janaki,
Gayatri does some private albums for ‘Art of Living Foundation’ which is run by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bengaluru. In this connection, she also has released an album for the foundation in September 2006. This album was released by musical company HMV worldwide. The singer has undergone training in Carnatic music and Hindustani music from classic vocalists like Pandit Vinayak Malharrao Torvi and a versatile vocalist, Dr. Alka Deo Marulkar. She showed a lot of promise as a singer but could not quite take her career to the next level. Like some of her peers, she was unable to get the leading music directors to help in her career. However, she made her break with the song ‘Deena Dayalo Rama" for the film "Arayannagalude Veedu". The film had music by composer Raveendran. Later she had sung for various music directors such as Vidyasagar, Ramesh Narayan, Johnson, Raveendran, Bennet Veetraag, Gopi Sunder, P.V. Mansoor, Bijibal, etc.
Gayatri received Kerala State Film Award for the song ‘Enthe Nee Kanna’ from the film ‘Sasneham Sumitra’ in the year 2003. She had also anchored a Ghazal reality show ’Khayal’ on Media One TV and was also a judge for a music talent search show in television. She has sung famous duet songs with Yesudas in a film ‘Naran’ (2005) and sung a duet with
in the film ‘
’ (2005). She appears predominantly on many musical shows that are being aired on many TV channels in Kerala.