Swarnalatha was a popular playback singer who hailed from Kerala. She has sung nearly 7000 songs as a playback singer. Her father was a harmonium player and her mother was also associated with the music field. Due to her passion for music, she travelled from Chittur, Kerala to Chennai, Tamilnadu to meet the music legend M.S. Viswanathan. Her first entry to the playback singing is through Neethikku Thandanai, a Tamil film. The music is scored by Chinnanchirukiliye Kannamma is the first song, sung by her along with K.J.Yesudas, the vocal legend. She has worked with almost all the popular music directors including Ilaiyaraaja and A.R. Rahman.

She has sung in various languages such as Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and many more. Most of her performances were in Tamil. She got the National Film Award for singing the song Porale Ponnuthayi from Karuththamma, in which the music is by A.R. Rahman. Her songs in Hindi film Rangeela were wonderful and many people praised for her mesmerizing voice. She bagged the Best Female Singer Award from the Government of Tamilnadu for three times. She was also governed with Kalaimamani award by the Government of Tamilnadu for her contribution to the Tamil film music.Government of Andhra Pradesh has also awarded her with Nandi Award for her contribution to Telugu film industry. She died at the young age of 37, due to lung disease.

G V Prakash Kumar

In Indian cinema, there are very few singers and music composers who made their mark in acting too. By having the talent of music along with acting skills, one can get a great chance in the film industry like G.V. Prakash Kumar.    G. V. Prakash Kumar is the new Kollywood singer who, after earning a good name in the music industry, made his acting debut with Pencil opposite Sri Divya, but the project got delayed. His next film Darling got released earlier. Darling was a remake of Telugu film Prema Katha Chitram, which became popular. His third film is going to be in Telugu and Tamil. Telugu film titled Trisha Ledha Nayanthara and Tamil titled Trisha Illana Nayanthara will be released in September 17, 2015. The actor has signed two new films Bruce Lee and Sam Anton, which is getting ready for its shooting.    As a music composer, he already made a huge impact in Tamil Cinema. He was a vocalist on the soundtrack for A R Rahman’s score in Gentleman. Prakash made a contribution to Rahman’s numerous projects. He worked with Harris Jayaraj and sang two popular songs in Anniyan and Unnale Unnale, but he got the break as a full-fledged composer in Tamil film Veyil. His score in Madrasapattinam was appreciated by the masses; especially he cast a spell for his number in the song” "Pookal Pookum Tharunam". The composer made even Dhanush to sing for a song” Voda Voda Voda” and even recorded some songs with his wife Saindhavi.    A young brain deeply rooted in Indian music, his talent needs no mention, but when a singer, composer makes a mark in acting as a hero, it is indeed a milestone in the cine world. Very few had achieved this status, one being legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar. G. V. Prakash Kumar is married to Saindhavi, who is also a playback singer.

G V Prakash Kumar Tamil Actor