Shweta Mohan is a female playback singer in Indian cinema who is also the daughter of playback singer Sujatha Mohan. Like her mother, she also had sung in various languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. She was born on 19 November 1985 in Chennai. In fact, earlier she was a bit hesitant to take up singing as her career. But as she sung, she enjoyed singing very much. Had not she been in singing, she could have opted for doing MBA and got settled other way.

Shweta grew up watching her mother sing and eventually looked her as a role model for her life. She has always aspired to be like her. Taking inspiration from her mother’s versatile career in Indian cinema, she eventually made her ground too in film music. She is well trained in every musical instrument such as piano and veena. While noted Carnatic vocalist and playback singer Smt. Binni Krishnakumar trained her in Carnatic classical music; she went to learn Hindustani vocal music under Sri Fayaz Khan.

Shweta has sung for various music composers such as Illayaraja, A.R. Rahman, Harris Jayaraj, Yuvan Shankar Raja, M Jayachandran, Deepak Dev, Ousepachan, etc. She made her debut with the song 'Kuchi Kuchi Rakkamma' (Bombay) and 'Accham Accham Illai' (Indira). Since then she has been active over 15 years on a musical journey. Her first Tamil solo was for film 'Three Roses' composed by Karthik Raja, and the first Malayalam solo was for the movie ' Lion' composed by Deepak Dev.

Being the daughter of veteran playback Sujatha Mohan, Shweta is respected a lot. Like her mother, singing is a passion for her and she always remains to focus on her career that is a plus point of a singer. She sometimes evaluates her performances too, and her dedication to singing is so intense that if a recording does not go well, it haunts her for a long time. A few of her melodious songs include ‘Aaraanu nee’ (‘ Thiruvambadi Thamban’), ‘Aaro nee aaro’ (‘Urumi’), and ‘Mavin chotile’ (‘ Oru Naal Varum’).

Shweta is married to Ashwin, whom she first met in July 2003, on January 16, 2013. She has sung for three Hindi movies, out of which ‘Ravaan’ and ‘ Guru’ are famous. Her maximum number of songs are in Tamil and Malayalam followed by Telugu and Kannada. In 2007 and 2012 Shweta received Filmfare best playback singer award for her songs in Malayalam movies such as ‘Arike’ and ‘Ore Kadai’. In the same year (2007) she got Kerala state film award for the film ‘Nivedyam’.

Shweta’s songs always capture the mood refreshingly, and that is why A. R. Rahman had used her voice in many movies. Today, she is an established singer in her own right with many hits under her singing style. She looks up to singers like P.Susheela, S.Janaki, Lata and Asha as her best singers. It is difficult indeed to trace her best numbers; yet one would think of ‘I Love You Mummy (Shankar The Rascal), ‘Innum Konjam’ (Maryan), “Naanae Varuvaen (Mayuri), ‘Boom Boom Robo Da (Enthiran), etc.

Mridula Warrier Malayalam Actress

Mridula Warrier

Mridula Warrier is a female playback singer in south Indian movies. She has her origin from Kerala. She was born to P.V. Ramankutty Warrier and M.T. Vijayalakshmy on 3rd May 1988 in Kozhikode, Kerala. She used to participate in numerous television musical concerts since her childhood days. In 2004, she first participated in a musical reality show contest ‘Saptaswarangal, ‘aired on Asianet, and was unanimously selected as the first runner-up. In 2005, she again took part in another musical contest Onnam Raagam, aired on Doordarshan, and won the first prize.  In 2010, she won the first runner-up title in ‘Idea Star Singer Season-5’.  In 2007, she made her debut as a playback singer in film ‘Big B’ (2007). She sang the number ‘Oru Vakkum Mindathey’ for the composer Alphonse Joseph. This song was sung by music composer Alphonse Joseph with Mridula.  In 2007, she even sang a song ‘Oh Maariya’ for the film ‘Goal’ for the composer Vidyasagar. After that, she had recorded multiple songs for Tamil and Kannada films. In 2012, she sang the popular number ‘’O! Marimayan" featuring male singer Krishnachandran for the film ‘Ivan Megharoopan’. The song was composed by music composer Sharreth. In the same year, under the composition of M. Jayachandran, she sang another duet with singer Haricharan for the film ‘916’. The number from this film ‘Chenthamara Theno’ had also become popular.  Some of Mridula’s popular numbers are "Lalee Lalee’’ a duet with Sudeep Kumar, from the film Kalimannu’ (2013) and ‘Manjupeyume’ another duet with Najim Arshad from the movie ‘Mili’ (2015). In 2015, she has sung for the Malayalam dubbed version of the Telugu 3 D historical film ‘Rudhramadevi’ under the composition of Ilaiyaraaja. There was a solo song titled as "Kumudam Poove’’ and another song titled "Anthappurathilo Arayanna"  with Sithara, Renjini Jose and herself. She got married to Dr. Arun Warrier on 7 January 2013.

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Sujatha Mohan

Sujatha Mohan (Sujatha or Baby Sujatha) is one of the most prolific singers after S. Janaki, P. Susheela, and K.S. Chitra. She has sung nearly 10,000 songs in many Indian languages and has performed over 5000 live concerts in her career. She came to spotlight while singing songs with K.J. Yesudas in musical concerts. This fetched her recognition, and she got her first break as a playback singer when she was in the sixth standard.  Sujatha’s debut was in the year 1975 when she sang for a Malayalam movie ‘Tourist Bungalow.' She then sang for two other movies ‘Kamam Krodham Moham’ (music composer Shyam) and ‘Aparadhi’ (music composer Salil Chowdhury ). During this time, she also sang non-filmi songs. In 1998, she had sung for Deepa Mehta’s film ‘Earth.' She had the privilege to sing for a song "Ishwar Allah"  with Anuradha Sriram and the song’s lyrics was by Javed Akhtar, and the music was composed by A. R. Rahman. In 1998, she sang a song ‘Tum Ho Meri Nigahon Mein" with Hariharan for another A. R. Rahman’s composition for film ‘Kabhi Na Kabhi‘.  Her next Hindi movie was a blockbuster movie ‘Taal’. In this movie, she got a chance to sing the song ‘"Ishq Bina" with Anuradha Sriram, Sonu Nigam, and A. R. Rahman.  In 'Pukar', she sang a song "Hai Jaana " for Madhuri Dixit.  In Tamil movies, Sujatha needs no introduction, She has sung many popular solo and duet songs. However, she made her Tamil debut with Illayaraja‘s composition. She sang for films like ‘Gayathri,' ‘Johnny,' ‘Kavikuyil’ and ‘Ilamai Kolangal’ for Ilaiyaraja. It was in 1981, she got married and took a sabbatical from singing and then made her comeback in 1988.  In 1992-93, she sang many songs for composer A.R. Rahman for movies like Roja ("Kadhal Rojave"), Pudhiya Mugam ("Netru Illatha Matram"), Gentleman ("Enveetu Thottathil"), Kizhakku Cheemayile ("Aathangara Marame"), Duet ("Kathirikka Kathirikka") and Kadhalan ("Kaatru Kuthirayile") etc. All these songs affirmed her position in her career.  Sujatha’s association with composer Rahman continued with films like ‘Minsara Kanavu’, ‘Love Birds’, ‘Muthu’,’Bombay ‘, ‘Jeans’ and many more blockbuster movies. It was A. R. Rahman, who gave backing to this singer, and she successfully replaced S. Janaki and P. Susheela.  This singer had also given her vocal for music composers Deva, Vidyasagar, S.A. Rajkumar. Yuvan Shankar Raja, and Karthik Raja. In Malayalam movies, she had a long association with Vidyasagar, while in Telugu movies her songs were composed by Mani Sharma. She had recently appeared as the judge in many musical shows such as IDEA star singer, AIRTEL super singer, and Star Singer Junior that are being aired in many private TV channels. Sujatha was born on 31 March 1963 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

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Sujatha Mohan Malayalam Actress