Srilekha Parthasarathy is a playback singer in Tamil movies. Being a natural singer her voice is always like a breath of fresh air. She has been singing at a tender age of four and got trained in her home culture. Even in her school days, she was crowned with the title Nightingale by New Delhi Tamil Educational Association.

Srilekha was born in New Delhi and had only her maternal grandfather P. S. Varadhachari as her initial inspiration. Later she had been adamant to make her journey as a professional singer in movies. She came to Chennai, but she had no contacts with music directors. Hence, she had to struggle a lot before making her debut. Her struggle continued for long three years; she used to take the appointment of music directors and meet the composers and give demo CDs and kept on following them to get a chance. Luck did shine when she did a jingle ‘Dhinanthorum Vaanguveer Idhayam’ for Idhayam oil. This advertisement featured actress Jyothika and caught the public eye. This advertisement gave her some confidence, and she made few more round of visits to the offices of composers. Luckily, music composer Harris Jeyaraj was looking for a fresh voice for the movie ‘Lesa Lesa’ and she sang the number ‘Edho Ondru, Edho Ondru’ in this movie. Although the film released after a long gap of three years, she became popular overnight. She had created the same sensation with her another song titled ‘Vinodhane’ for the movie Thennavan. Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja gave her another chance to sing for film ‘Kurumbu.’

Srilekha has sung over 80 songs in Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu and has performed in 600 musical concerts so far. She now wants to sing for Ilayaraja and A.R. Rahman. She had done many international musical shows in countries like Singapore, USA, Canada, Kuwait and Colombo. Her popular hits include ‘” Poo Mugam Siricha” ( Junction), ‘Kaadhalaagi" (Pop Corn), "Don't worry be Happy’’ (Whistle), etc.  She has sung some famous duets in Tamil cinema with S P Balasubramanian. Singing these songs have been challenging for her. 

Srilekha had even judged a musical reality show ‘ Super Singer’ that was telecast on Star Vijay TV. The singer also knows a bit of acting as she was acting in Delhi street plays and she even acted in popular soap opera ‘ Dharmayutham’ that was telecast on Star Vijay TV. She is wedded to singer M J Shriram, who is busy with his acting and singing assignments.

Sahithya Jagannathan

Sahithya, who calls herself an average tambrahm, once braided her hair into two plaits and wore those large fat glasses, also known in Tamil as 'soda budi, ’, had no idea that some day, she would walk the ramp that would help her scale heights in life. Her ideals and mindset changed when she was in class seven; she decided she wanted to do something in fashion. Having been a geek back then with books being her best friends, she was one among 40,000 children to have been selected to get to talk with a few from the ISRO. During the incident, when asked what do you want to do in the future, She recalled saying “All you scientists dress like shit, and I want to do something about that!”, she gained all the more confidence since all of them present at that meeting, didn’t get irritated. On the contrary, they were rather happy and ended up taking pictures with her. Having scored well in her boards, she then decided to pursue design in NID, Ahmedabad. However, she realized she lacks the passion for it, quit it after two years and went back to Chennai. She then pursued journalism at M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women, Nungambakkam. On one occasion, she happened to be taking a break with her friends at a mall near college. At the mall, she saw this store, Rehane and decided to take up a job there. Without second thoughts, with passion for Fashion, she courageously walked up there and asked them for a job at their store, which she honestly had no idea that she would get. During her work there, she befriended a model who encouraged her to pursue modelling by taking part in this Miss Chennai 2009 pageant. Having bagged the Miss Chennai crown, she then went on to represent India at Korea in the World Miss University Pageant, in the year 2010, where she bagged the trophy for Miss speech. In her modelling career, she has walked the ramp for Chennai International fashion week for both seasons 1 and 3, designers; Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Ritu Kumar and for big brands like Volkswagen, Wrangler, Reebok, Toni and Guy and GRT. She was also shortlisted in Femina Miss India Contest in the year 2014, to be one of the Top 25 contestants. She was also ranked to be the Chennai’s most desirable no:14, in the year 2014. She not only experimented with modelling but acting as well, her debut film was in Gautham Menon’s Neethane En Ponvasantham, as Samantha’s friend in the movie. She then went on to play the protagonist in another Tamil film titled, Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam (2014), and she then went on to star in another film in the year 2015, Andhadhi. About her personal life, she is currently in a relationship with Cary Edwards whom she happened to meet while training herself for self-defence classes.

Sahithya Jagannathan Tamil Actress