S. P. Sailaja

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S. P. Sailaja
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Sailaja in Swarabhishekam
Sripathi Panditaradhyula Sailaja

(1962-10-09) 9 October 1962 (age 60)
Occupation(s)Singer, actor, voice actor
Years active1978 - Present
Relatives S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (brother)

Sripathi Panditaradhyula Sailaja is an Indian singer and actress who has sung in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films.


Early life

She was born in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.[ citation needed ] Her father, S. P. Sambamurthy, was an exponent of Harikatha and her brother S. P. Balasubrahmanyam was a playback singer in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Malayalam films. She is the youngest of the eight children of Sambamurthy and Sakunthalamma (d. 2019).[ citation needed ]


Voice acting

Sailaja has occasionally worked as a voice actor and dubbed for various artistes including Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Sridevi among others.[ citation needed ] She started dubbing for the movie Seetamalakshmi heroine Rameshwari.She predominantly dubbed for actresses in Telugu films or Telugu dubbed from Tamil films.[ citation needed ]


Sailaja acted in Saagara Sangamam , a Telugu film directed by K. Viswanath, in which she played the role of a classical dancer.[ citation needed ]

Television works

Sailaja started her television career with the ETV show SaRiGaMalu which she co-hosted along with singer Mano.[ citation needed ]

Sailaja has appeared as both an audition judge and a guest judge in several reality talent hunt shows such as Vijay TV's Airtel Super Singer , Airtel Super Singer Junior , [1] Jaya TV's Jaya Super Singer South India , Zee Telugu's SaReGaMaPa Little Champs and SaReGaMaPa.[ citation needed ]



Saagara Sangamam (1983)Kum. SailajaTelugu

Playback Singer


1982 Patnam Vachina Pativrathalu Raadhika
1983 Prema Pichollu Raadhika
1983 Vasantha Kokila (Telugu Dubbed version) Sridevi
1984 Gudachari No.1 Raadhika
1987 Nayakudu (Telugu Dubbed version) Saranya
1989 Mappillai (1989 film) (Tamil film) Amala
1990Doshi Nirdoshi Lissy
1991 Guna (Telugu Dubbed version) Rekha
1991 Teneteega Rekha
1991 Aditya 369 Mohini
1995 Sashtri (Telugu Dubbed version) Raadhika
1996 Ramayanam Smitha Madhav
1996 Ninne Pelladutha Tabu
1996 Bhamane Satyabhamane Heera
1997 Master Sakshi Shivanand
1997 Mama Bagunnava Mohini
1997 Sindhooram Sanghavi
1998 Chandralekha Isha Koppikar
1998 Aavida Maa Aavide Tabu
1998 Sri Sita Ramula Kalyanam Chootamu Raarandi Chandni
2000 Thenali (Telugu Dubbed Version) Devayani
2001 Mrugaraju Sanghavi
2001 Murari Sonali Bendre
2001 Abhay (Telugu dubbed version) Raveena Tandon
2002 Panchathanthiram (Telugu dubbed version) Aishwarya

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