Malaysia Vasudevan

Other names of Malaysia Vasudevan: Sathu Arumugam Nair, Vasudevan Nair

Malaysia Vasudevan is a playback singer who dominated in the field of playback singing in the Tamil film industry during Illayaraja’s time.  Both of them heralded a musical golden era in Tamil film industry. It was Illayaraja who gave Vasudevan various types and genres of film songs; Vasudevan sang with almost sincerity and climbed the ladder of success. 

Malaysia Vasudevan had begun his career by joining Pavalar Brothers troupe that was run by Ilaiyaraaja and his brothers. When Illayaraja got a break in the film industry, he shaped the singing career of this singer too along with him.  Vasudevan was born on 15 June 1944 in Selangor, Malaysia

Vasudevan had a good backing from Illayaraja and became a star singer. His first debut song for Illayaraja was in ‘Annakili’ and consequently followed ‘ 16 Vayathinile Click to look into! >> Read More... ’, after which he had no looking back. He sang more than 8,000 songs in Tamil film industry and has given his voice for music directors like M. S. Viswanathan, Ilaiyaraaja, Shankar Ganesh Shankar Ganesh is an on-screen Indian Actor who wo >> Read More... , Deva, A. R. Rahman, and Vidyasagar etc. He was considered the ultimate voice for Rajni Kanth's songs and every film that he had sung for the superstar became hit. After T. M. Soundararajan had left singing, Vasudevan was even considered ghost voice for Sivaji Ganesan.

Vasudevan has sung many folk-cum-film songs with S. Janaki, which needed a high pitch. He could match the versatility of Janaki, and many of their duets were on top of the music charts. This singer did not sing in any other language like T. M. Soundararajan, and thus other regional film industry could not exploit his talents. 

Vasudevan has sung many sensuous and even romantic songs too which are evergreen still. The songs that he had sung for Illayaraja will always remain evergreen in the film industry. 

Vasudevan passed away on 20 February 2011 when he was just 66 years old. He has left a huge fan base and immortal work which can be the inspiration for many generations.

Harini Tamil Actress

Harini

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 Karthik Raja, Mani Sharma, Vidyasagar, Bharathwaj, Harris Jayaraj, 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 Anu Hasan, 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. Another Version of this bio... 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.

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S. Jayalakshmi

S. Jayalakshmi was a South Indian actress and singer in the Tamil movie industry. She had started working as an actor in 1934 and has been acting till 1948. She had played roles in about a handful of movies with her career blooming with the film “Seetha Kalyanam” in 1934. She had played the lead roles in many movies in the 1930s and 1940s. However, she got famous for the movie “Sivakavi” which hit the theatres in the year 1943. Sundaram Jayalakshmi was born on July 24, 1920, in the then Madras into a family of lawyer V. Sundaram Iyer and his wife, Smt Parvathi. She was also the sister of the famous late S. Rajam and late S. Balachander. S. Jayalakshmi and her strikingly handsome brother Rajam were taught music by the popular Papanasam Sivan who was then virtually unknown. Sundaram Iyer became Papanasam Sivan’s friend, guide and patron. Her career started when Marathi film director V. Shantaram (Shantaram Bapu), one of the greatest filmmakers of India had wanted to make a Tamil movie and placed an advertisement in the Madras-based magazine “Sight and Sound” magazine in the year 1933. Owing to the loss of his Hindi film “Sairandhi” which was India’s first film in color, he wanted to use the props and sets to make a Tamil movie. Soon the owners of the magazine, G.K. Seshagiri who financially backed them boarded a train Kolhapur from Madras on way to Miraj. Sundaram Iyer took his children Rajam, Jayalakshmi and the youngest son S. Balachandar and also the members of the amateur drama company. Papanasam Sivan accompanied them as a music composer who was then unaware that he was on his way to fame. Sundaram Iyer’s children S. Jayalakshmi and her brother S. Rajam auditioned to act in the movie. The sister and brother duo got selected for the roles of heroine Seetha and hero Rama for the film Seetha Kalyanam. Thus her debut movie got into a controversy for having a brother and sister to play the roles of husband and wife. Her father too acted in the same project as Dasaratha. Later, for the movie “Sivakavi,” Jayalakshmi who played the heroine was escorted by her father and brother Rajam to Coimbatore. Her brother played the role of Lord Muruga, and her father played the role of “Patasala” guru in that movie. She was married by that time to K. Swaminathan, and they had three children. Her granddaughter is actor Jayashree who played the female lead in movies “Thendraley Ennai Thodu” and “Thirumathi Oru Vegumathy.” Jayalakshmi passed away at the age of 86 in the year 2007 at her residence in Besant Nagar, Chennai due to natural causes at 6 am on July 21. Her cremation took place in the Besant Nagar crematorium.

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S. Jayalakshmi Tamil Actress