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 Salil Chowdhury was a music composer, instrumental >> Read More... ). 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 Javed Akhtar is an Indian poet, lyricist, film scr >> Read More... , 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 Yuvan Shankar Raja is the popular music composer, >> Read More... , and Karthik Raja The famous south Indian film composer, singer, mus >> Read More... . In Malayalam movies, she had a long association with Vidyasagar, while in Telugu movies her songs were composed by Mani Sharma Mani Sharma is a famous music Director in Tamil an >> Read More... . 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.

Shweta Mohan Malayalam Actress

Shweta Mohan

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.


Vidhu Prathap

Vidhu Prathap is an eminent playback singer who is often credited for singing in Malayalam movies. He even had tried his hand in singing in a few Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies. He often shares some stage performances for Malayalee people residing in other states of India and even abroad. Although he sang his first song for a movie when he was a student of class IV, he got his real break in ‘Devdasi’ (1999), rendering the song 'Pon Vasantham' in the movie, which was a tough classical song for a young singer. He got another opportunity as a playback singer in the film ’Niram’(1999) for a duet song ‘Shukiriya Shukiriya’ which was composed by Vidyasagar. The song became a favorite of the masses, and he got a chance to sing songs in many Malayalam movies year after year.  In those days, there was a growth and demand of young generation actors in Mollywood such as Dileep, Kunchakko Boban, and Prithviraj; they needed a young voice to suit their style, and hence, Vidhu Pratap became the ultimate voice of these heroes for a decade or so. This made his songs become popular, and he got a chance to become an accomplished singer in Mollywood. He sang for some landmark movies in Mollywood.  Vidhu won the Kerala State Film Award for the songs ‘'Kalame Kaikolluka’ and 'Sukhamani Nilavu' from the film ‘Nammal’. He was trained under music directors like Perumbavoor G Ravindranath, Devarajan, Mohan Sithara and many more. He has sung songs in over 150 films so far. It was Illayaraja, who introduced the singer in Tamil movies. His debut Tamil movie was 'Solla Marantha Kathai' (2002) and later he gave many hits in Tamil movies. He has sung maximum songs for music composer Alex Paul. The singer was born on September 1, 1980, in Thrissur, Kerala. He got married to Deepthi Prasad, a TV anchor who is also a trained dancer. 

Vidhu Prathap Malayalam Actor