Harini is an Indian playback singer in south Indian cinema. Harini was born on April 30, 1979, in Chennai. She is a noted singer in Tamil cinema with a career spanning two decades. Her singing career started in 1995 with the movie,
Indira. She got her first break by singing for A.R. Rahman. In this film Indira, she sang two solo songs, Next year, she also got a chance to sing for a film like Indian and Iruvar. Her first rendering for Deva was in the year 1996 for the film ‘Nerukku Ner’. In the same year, she got a chance to render a solo song for music composer S.A. Rajkumar for the film ‘
Pistha’. Occasionally, she did numbers for composers
Mani Sharma, Vidyasagar, Bharathwaj,
Yuvan Shankar Raja, M. M. Keeravani,
Devi Sri Prasad, D. Imman, Chakri.
Harini apparently took formal training in classical music from Gowri and Radha Viswanathan when she was just four years old. Later she took up training from other experts in classical music as
Sudha Raghunathan and Suguna Purushotthaman. When she was hardly the age of 13, she got a break in Suhasini Mani Ratnam’s first directorial venture ‘Indira’. She rendered two solo songs in this movie and proved her versatility in singing. This singer used to sing in the school competition and was noticed by A .R. Rahman. Harini rendered voice for all actresses such as
Manisha Koirala, Aishwarya Rai, Simran,
Sushmita Sen, Soundarya, etc.
Her numbers were in the top of the chart as she sang for all big banners. She also sang with noted male playback singers such as Hariharan,
Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayanan, S.P. Balasubramanyam, Unnikrishnan, Srinivas, Tippu, K. S. Chitra, Karthik, Devi Sri Prasad,
Shankar Mahadevan, etc.
Harini started a new era of melody in South Indian cinema. Most of her duets have been with Hariharan, S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, Srinivas, Tippu, Unnikrishnan. She also sang with female co-singers such as Chitra and
Sadhana Sargam. Harini is married to playback singer Tippu. They have two children, a girl named Sai Smruti and a boy, Sai Abhyankar.
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Harini was an Indian Playback Singer and Classical Singer. She was born on April 30, and the year 1979 In Chennai, India. She is an expert in singing for the Tamil language. She also sings in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada language. Her father name is Sridharan, and her mother name is Lakshmi. She has one sister. Her mother tongue is Telugu. Her Native place is Chittoor. She did a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Computer Application in master, but later she drops the master course. She is married to the playback singer Tippu. She admires her guru to the legendary singer K. S. Chitra. Harini has two children names as Sai Smriti and Sai Abhayankar.
Tippu is also a singer, who has performed over 4000 songs in the Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, and Tamil language. Harini learns the Carnatic music at the age of four. Gowri and Radha Viswanathan is her guru. Lately, she learned the same from Sudha Raghunathan and Suguna Purusotthaman. She used to perform in her school competitions and ceremonies. Once she won that and Legend A.R. Rahman distributes the prize and invites all children to record their voice in his studios. The
Suhasini Maniratnam for singing in her film ‘Indira' also invites her. She sings the song "Nila Kaigirathu'' for Suhasini's film Indira. This song is Harini's first song ever. Harini did this song at the age of 15.
After the performance of this song, she has received various song offers throughout the South Indian Directors. She sang around 2000 songs in a decade. She also did the album songs. Her most of the songs are in Tamil. She has good memory skills. She did not use any reference on the stage at the time of singing. Indira is the first film of her career for which she sang the song. Suhasini Maniratnam directs the film, and G. Venkateswaran produces this film. Suhasini writes the story play and the dialogue for this movie. Indira includes cast Anu Hasan as Indira,
Arvind Swamy as Thiyagu, Radharavi as Kota Araya, P. L. Narayana, Monica as younger Indira, Vishnu Kumaraswami, Chandrahasan, Nassar as Sethupathy, and Janagaraj. Santosh Siwan did the cinematography for this film. Also in the section of music, A. R. Rahman gives the music to the film Indira. She has sung the over 3500 songs in her career. She won the Won international awards ITPA twice, Roja, Magazine awards, VUTUSO awards.