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.