Born on May 7th, 1938, in Andhra Pradesh, India, Jamuna Rani is well- known playback vocalist in South Indian movie Industry. She is the daughter of K. Droupathy, a violinist and K. Varadarajulu, an officer of the private firm. She came in contact with Indian cinema, at the age of seven in 1945. She sang a song for Thyagaya, a Telugu film as a child singer. Her first song as an aspiring adult female artist was in a Tamil motion picture Valayapathi of Modern Theatres in 1952.
One of her hit tunes was Asayum, En Nesamum from the Tamil movie Gulebakavali by T. R. Ramanna in 1955. Jamuna sang in Sinhala dialect in the film Sujatha with AnandaSamarakoon, a music director in 1953. Later her mainstream Sinhala melodies were recorded for films such as SedaSulang by T. Somesekeran, Mathalan by A. M. Nagarajan, WaradaKageda by T. R. Sundaram, WanaMohini by T. R. Sundaram and much more.
Jamuna has widely toured to foreign nations such as Australia, France, Singapore, England, Switzerland, U.K, Malaysia, and Germany. She was a much looked for after playback vocalist from the 1950s to 1960s. She had few tunes in the mid-1970s. After a break, she returned to Tamil melodies in Annan EnnadaThambiEnnada with music director Aabavanan, ManojGyan in 1992 and Nayakan with Ilaiyaraaja in 1987. She has numerous tunes in her credits.
She got the opportunity to work with well-known music directors of the South Indian Industry. Jamuna sang for music composers such as Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy, Chittor V. Nagaiah, M. S. Gnanamani, V. T. Rajagopalan, T. G. Lingappa and much more. She worked with playback singers for famous duets such as DharapuramSundararajan, P. B. Sreenivas, T. M. Soundararajan, V. T. Rajagopalan and many others. She worked on duets with female playback singer like T. V. Rathinam, P. Suseela, L. R. Easwari, A. P. Komala, A. G. Rathnamala and many others. Jamuna has sung more than 6000 tunes in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Sinhala and Kannada dialects.
She traveled throughout the world from Singapore to South Africa, from France to Canada to take an interest in melodic shows and social projects. She was honored in 1998 with Kalaimaamani Award and AringnarAnnadurai award in 2002. As of late, she sang a song name Evadugelichadipuduranga in a Telugu movie named Mithunam at the age of 74 in 2012. Jamuna Rani still sings in her beautiful melodious voice and entertains her audience.