Ramya NSK, the versatile awarded playback singer of ‘Kollywood’ is a name known to almost everyone interested in the said entertainment industry. The granddaughter of incredible Tamil identities ‘N.S. Krishnan’ and ‘K.R. Ramasamy’, Ramya has lived up to her family name in every song she has sung till date.

While Krishnan is Ramya’s paternal grandfather, Ramasamy is from her maternal side. Ramya was conceived and raised in Chennai and is a trained Carnatic singer. After having completed her training in Carnatic, she ventured into western music domain too and success has been her ally since then.

She says that it needed 16 years of dedication and rigorous training to turn her into what she has become now- a musical sensation.

A look at her Twitter profile and you know how crazy people are about the music she makes. Words like mesmerized, crazy about your music, obsessed with your music are adjectives that adorn her profile. Ramya for your information is also trained in contemporary style music and was an individual from the Emmanuel Methodist Church choir for eight long years.

She has done her graduation in Visual Communication from Women’s Christian College and later joined Radio City. She was posted in Chennai where she worked for the firm as a Music Manager for 5 years.

Having sung with almost all the leading directors of the industry like ‘ Harris Jayaraj’, ‘GV Prakash’, ‘ James Vasanthan’, ‘ C Sathya’, ‘ Vijay Antony’ and ‘Thaman’, ‘D. Imman’. Her first song was ‘Satru Munbu’ from the movie ‘ Neethaane En Ponvasantham’ which was composed by ‘Illaiyaraja’ and is still one of the best songs of her career. For her performance, she won the Vijay Award for the Best Female Playback Singer in 2012.

The other awards which she has won throughout her career include Filmfare award in 2013 as well as the Times Award, both for her song ‘Satru Munbu’.

She has sung more than 400 songs now across varied languages. You see her Facebook profile and can observe the vivaciousness her personality holds. From sporting an experimental but hot hairdo to sporting Western, Indian as well as Indo-western with the same élan, Ramya is the true blue teenager at heart.

Ramya will try her luck this time in the reality television show, Bigg Boss Tamil 2. She was the 8th contestant who entered the Bigg Boss house.

Of course, she keeps herself involved with social work as and when she gets a chance, it would be wrong to say that she is not outgoing. She loves taking selfies just like any other girl of her age. With so much of talent bustling inside her, we assume that many more awesome songs are on their way courtesy her! Wishing her all the best! 

Abhay Jodhpurkar Tamil Actor

Abhay Jodhpurkar

We have people who switch careers and follow their dreams but there are very few who actually get to make a mark and live by the quantum of the sacrifice made. Abhay Jodhpurkar is one such fellow who has made it big in the entertainment industry because of the interests that he had. A boy from the small town of ‘Sendhwa’ in ‘Madhya Pradesh’ who hails from a family with close relations to the classical music, Abhay always had an interest in art and music but could never make up his mind if he actually wanted to take them up as a career option. Born in a middle-class family, Abhay’s obvious career choice became being an engineer. He did his Engineering from ‘SRM University’, ‘Chennai’ and it was here that he took up his interest in music seriously. Abhay says that he was as a kid, equally interested in arts, music, dance, and sports but over time he realized that he found the maximum enjoyment in music. Coming to SRM brought him in touch with the ‘KM Music Conservatory’ in the second year of his course. He says that having cracked an engineering exam already, he felt that he was in a safe spot and hence could pursue his interest in music. The fact that ‘A. R. Rahman’ was the principal of this institute further added to his resolve of joining since he felt that he would have the capacity to get adequate guidance. He says that Rahman had heard him sing a ‘Qawwali’ at the institute’s annual function and was so impressed that he started calling him for singing Sufi devotional songs. He used to guide Abhay all the way through the recording and his progress was so good that he finally offered him ‘Moongil Thottam’. Abhay adds that though many people do not know, he is actually a trained ‘Qawwali’ singer too. However, for Abhay, music is not just it. He says that he has some good music projects lined up which he would soon be starting with. Courtesy his good looks, Abhay has got some acting projects too but he says that he is no hurry to be in front of the camera this soon. He says that right now he is brushing up his dancing skills and learning Bollywood and Freestyle. We asked if he was prepping up for his Bollywood stint to which he said that dance would be his way of taking a break from his usual work and for now Bollywood can wait. We wish Abhay all the very best for his career.