This playback singer has reached the
centre-stage with several chart-busters to her credit in 2002 and
Among her hit songs are impressive
peppy numbers like 'Yennai Konjam Maatri' in Kaakka Kaakka for music director
Harris Jayaraj, 'Ichitha Ichitha' in Run for Vidyasagar, 'Vai Raja Vai' for Deva
in Panchathanthiram, 'Gundu Ponnu' for Vidyasagar in Dhool, and 'Bulbul Tara' in
Arasu for Mani Sharma.
That is a pretty good list for an
upcoming artiste. All these songs have been on top of hit parades of every music
and radio channel for weeks.
She began her singing career at the tender age of three.
She participated in many musicals such as ‘Annie’, ‘Sound of Music’, ‘Joseph’s Coat of Technicolor’s’, ‘Cats’ etc…
She sang for several Ad’ films such as Nutrine, Parrys Biscuits, Milka, Fairever, H.M.T. Shreyas Watches, Kumaran Silks, Lalitha Jewellery, Reynolds, Idhayam Oil, Coffee Bite, Bar-One, Maggie, Ponds Dreamflower Talc, Saber Pens etc…the latest being Ponds, Cello Pens for Rajiv Menon productions.
She joined Magnasound when she was 12 years old and cut her first album at the age of 13, titled “ Shalini ”. It was a mix of 8 songs done in Tamil.
Besides her solo album, she has rendered her voice for around 25 albums in different languages.
A little later she came into playback singing and has sung for many movies like – Thulli Thirindha Kaalam, Velai, Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar, Kalyaana Gallattaa, Appu, I love you da, Run, Pallavan, Dhool, Nee Varum Padhaiyellaam, Kaalaatpadai, Panchathanthiram, Punnagai Poove, Kaadhal sadugudu, Kaadhal Kisu Kisu, Kaaka Kaaka, Pepsi, April Madhathil, Indru Mudhal, Thiruda Thirudi, Anbe Un Vasam, Paarai, Lollipop, Thithikudhey, Nizhal, Irandu peyar, Alai and other songs, in languages such as Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarathi etc.
She has also sung title songs for various serials like Choti Si Asha for Sony T.V., Premi directed by K.Balachander, Theinmozhi and other Tamil serials etc.
She is also a performer and has performed in places like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta, Bangalore and various parts of South India, including shows in Australia, Denmark, Germany, France, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Kuwait, etc with artistes like Hariharan, Shanker Mahadevan, S.P.Balasubramaniam, Unni Krishnan, Shaan, Sadhana Sargam, Udit Narayan, Whigfield, Lucky Ali, Sukhbir, S.Janaki, P.Susheela, Mano, Unni Menon, Srinivas, Sukhwinder etc.
She received her first Award from the Rotary Club called the Youth Merit Award followed by an award given by the Cinema Kalai Mandram for the ‘Best Singer’ of 1997. Again she received an Award for ‘Special Playback Singer’ category by the Lions Club of Chennai. The next Award was from Matchmakers as the ‘Best Singer for 2002’. She received another award from the Karnataka State Government as the ‘Best Female Singer’ in Kannada.
Recognizing her talent in singing, she was offered a lead role as a singer in the serial ‘Oonjal’ by no less a director than K.Balachander.It also included many other singers such as S.P.B.Charan and Mano which turned out to be a great success. She was also awarded the ‘Best New Face’ Award for this serial.
She also acted in the film ‘Pop-Corn’ directed by Naazar who is a renowned actor in the south. This subject also deals with music and the main star cast includes big time artistes like Simran, Mohanlal and Vivek etc.
She was trained in western classical music for 11 years. Studied in the renowned “Trinity College of Music”, London. She learnt carnatic music for 2 years and also underwent training in Hindustani music.