Kollangudi Karuppayee was born in Tamil Nadu. She is professionally a folk singer and has also performed in various films and events. She is one of the living legends of folk music, and many people follow her works. She raised the scale of the finest folk music that one can produce. She is an inspiration to many, and her music remains as a gift for many emerging musicians. Kollangudi not only was an expert music player but she also acted in many movies. She has been active in the industry since 1985.

She debuted in the 1985 flick; “Aan Paavam”, its story is about a complicated and a mix match happening there. Pandian and Pandiarajan are sons of V.K. Ramasamy. Pandian’s father arranged a girl for his son for his marriage, hearing this he visits the village to meet the girl but enters the wrong house, it was all fate that the house he went in also expected a person to show up to marry their daughter. They fall for each other at the first sight but the confusion gets sorted when the marriage bureau agent shows up and clarifies the situation. It makes everyone sad and unhappy. His father arranged everything for the wedding ceremony but Pandian forces to marry Seetha. With all the events following and tragic events taking place, finally Pandian marries Seetha and Pandiarajan marries Revathi (the girl with whom Pandian was supposed to get married).

The music of the film was phenomenal, and the audience liked and appreciated it. In 1996, she acted in Gopala, the story about Gopalakrishnan, who is an expert cook who recently moved to Chennai. His skill is appreciated by the women living in his building; their husbands soon become envious of him. Gopala falls for Usha and tries to win her heart with the help of the ladies living in his neighborhood. She agrees to marry him and soon finds that he is already married but his wife was pregnant, and she eloped with her lover the night they married. Hearing this Usha feels inferior and she leaves him.

Gopala’s father comes to stay with him and helps him win Usha’s heart. Deva composed the music for the film which grabbed immense public attention. Kollangudi has seen a lot of pain in her life. Her husband and daughter died in front of her in a road accident which made her mentally poor and unstable. The youth now takes her care.

Deepa Miriam

Deepa was born in the year 1981 of April. She is from the United Arab Emirates but a Malayalee-Catholic family; she did her schooling there and started learning to sing at a very young age. She won ‘Best Child Singer Award’ in a music competition conducted by the Umm Al Quwain Radio in U.A.E. Her age or her maturity in understanding the music was never been a barrier. At her age of 7, she started learning Carnatic music. She took part in most kind of musical competition like classical, semi-classical, light music and she won First place in all. Deepa cleared her 12th Standard board exams with distinction. She showed equal concentration in both her academics and music. She then came back to Kerala to begin her graduation in an engineering field and attained her B.Tech degree. Her love for Music also continued in other hands, as she took courses to learn Hindustani music from the Kerala University. Took piano lessons for three years at Trinity College, London and simultaneously she did her Masters in Chicago, New Jersey. When she was planning to settle there with a job, she was brought to India for giving her a debut song ‘Thaen Kudicha Nilavu’ in a Tamil movie, ‘Naan Avanillai’. Her livelihood begin here from then on, she was married to John on 2007 and decided to settle down in Chennai. In her next song, ‘Kangal Irandaal’ from ‘Subramaniapuram’ (2008) won her awards for ‘Best Playback Singer’. Her journey turned to be divine and blissful when she sang spiritual song ‘Viswasanthi’ praising Lord Jesus at her age of 12. Deepa’s singing had no bounds to language as she knew Malayalam, English, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, and Arabic languages. As she has sung 40 private albums, it would be great to sing with legendry singer K. J. Yesudas as a duo, but to sing a spiritual song would be perfect. A song named ‘Diviya Hridyam’ was released in 2005 which shone her in spiritual field. Awards enlist for ‘Best Female Playback Singer’ includes ‘Lime Entertainer’ and ‘Benze Group’ in the year 2008. For the song ‘Kangal Irandaal’ in ‘Subramaniapuram’ she won ‘Film Fare Award’ and ‘GMMA Award’ in Dubai in the year 2008. Tamil Nadu Cinema Kalai Mandram gave her award for the Best Playback Singer in the year 2009 and 2010.

Deepa Miriam Tamil Actress