Rukmini Ashok Kumar is an Indian playback singer, who makes it big after singing the song Iraniyan Naadagam in
Kamal Haasan’s 2015 Tamil drama-metafilm,
Uttama Villain. Her journey started when she met music director Ghibran. She told him that she is a singer and wanted to work with him. Ghibran asked her to submit her demo CD and her journey starts from there. Through Uttama Villain, Kumar has sung her first released film song in Tamil. Kamal Haasan even sent his blessing letter to Kumar after singing for his film.
She also bagged the Best Song of the Year Award at the L.A. International Film Festival. Later, she also sang for music director Deva’s
Sai Baba album and S.S. Kumaran’s Malayalam film, Kerala.Com. She also lends her voice to other music directors like L.V. Ganesan, Faisal, V. Thashi, Prem, and Manikanth Kadhri. Kumar is also a trained singer of Carnatic music under the guidance of Padma Chandilyan and Hemalatha Narismhan. She also pursued a Hindustani vocal training under the guidance of Pandit Ballesh and sons. Kumar is the granddaughter of SDS Yogi, a Tamil film director.