Anuradha Sriram

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Anuradha Sriram
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Anuradha giving a special talk in Big FM in 2014
Background information
Birth nameAnuradha
Born (1970-07-09) 9 July 1970 (age 49)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active1995–present
Website anuradhasriram.com

Anuradha Sriram (born 9 July 1970) is an Indian carnatic and playback singer who hails from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. She has sung more than 2,000 songs in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi films.

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Early life

Anuradha was born in Chennai to playback singer Renuka Devi and Meenakshi Sundaram Mohan. She did her schooling (I and II standards) in Coimbatore at the St. Francis Anglo Indian girls high school, and later at the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, Chennai. [1] She has a B.A and M.A in music from Queen Mary's College [2] in Madras University and secured the university gold medal in both the courses. She was given a fellowship to do her Master of Arts degree in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, Connecticut, US.

She was trained by many esteemed gurus like Thanjavur S. Kalyanaraman, Sangeetha Kalanidhi T. Brinda and T. Viswanathan in Carnatic music and has had intensive training under Pandit Mannikbua Thakurdas for Hindustani classical music. She is also an accomplished Western Classical opera singer, having undergone intensive training from Prof. Shirley Meier in New York CityA.

While in Wesleyan, apart from learning and performing western opera and jazz, she also performed in many Indonesian and West African music concerts.

Career

Anuradha has performed extensively all over India and US, and has given many radio and TV programmes since the age of 12. Anuradha Sriram first entered the Tamil Cinema Industry as a child artist in the 1980 Tamil film Kaali. [3] In 1995, she was introduced as a singer by A R Rahman for the song "Malarodu Malaringu" in the movie Bombay . Her first solo was for A R Rahman in Indira .

She specialises in Carnatic music and has sung in over 1,000 concerts worldwide.

Anuradha has several chart-topping Devotional albums to her credit. She also collaborates with her husband Sriram Parasuram on their Classical Music Jugalbandhi concerts [4] and their hit TV programme "Elaame Sangeetham Thaan". She has also presented many music programmes on TV.

Having sung more than 2,000 songs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam, and six north Indian languages, some of her hits are "Nalam Nalam Ariyaaval" (Kaadal Kotai), "Dilruba Dilruba" (Priyam), "Meenamma" ( Aasai ), "Acham Acham Illai" ( Indira ), "Phenk Hawa" ( Ram Jaane ) and "Pehli Pehli" (Zor).

She has composed music for the film Five Star along with her husband.

Awards and recognition

Albums

Personal life

Anuradha Sriram is married to singer Sriram Parasuram (whom she met at Wesleyan University). [6] [7] They have two sons named Jayant and Lokesh.

Television

YearProgramChannelLanguageNotes
2006 Airtel Super Singer 2006 Vijay TV Tamil
2010 Super Singer Junior (season 2) Vijay TVTamil
2011–2012 Idea Star singer season 6 Asianet Malayalam
2013 Sun Singer Sun TV Tamil
2013Surya Singer Surya TV Malayalam
2013 Sun Singer Sun TVTamilSeason 2
2013Surya Singer Surya TV MalayalamSeason 2
2014 Chandralekha Sun TVTamilTitle song
2014 Star Singer 7AsianetMalayalam
2014–15 Sun Singer Sun TVTamilSeason 3
2015Surya ChallengeSurya TVMalayalamTeam captain
2016 Sun Singer Sun TVTamilSeason 4
2016–17 Sun Singer Sun TVTamilSeason 5
2018 Super Singer 6 Star Vijay Tamil
2019–present Top Singer Flowers Malayalam
2019–present Super Singer 7 Star Vijay Tamil

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