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Shalini

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99 Tracks on Hummaa

Shalini’s biography

This playback singer has reached the centre-stage with several chart-busters to her credit in 2002 and 2003.

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.

Top tracks of Shalini
 Ennai Konjam from Album Kaakha...kaakha (Tamil)3193
 Mudhal Naal Indru from Album Unnale Unnale (Tamil)2643
 Yellae Lama from Album 7 Aum Arivu (Tamil)2401
 Ilamai Ullasam from Album Unnale Unnale (Tamil)1224
 Maramkothiye from Album Ah Aah (Tamil)1030
 Kaa Karuppanukkum from Album Dasavathaaram (Tamil)874
 Hawaa Hawaa from Album Rockstar (Hindi)762
 Vasthaavaa Vasthaavaa from Album Munna (tlg) (Telugu)666
 Kundu Kundu from Album Dhol (Tamil)545
 Thandatti Karuppaiye from Album Kaadhal (Tamil)476
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