Soolamangalam Sisters

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Soolamangalam Jayalakshmi
Birth nameJayalakshmi
Born(1937-04-24)24 April 1937
Origin Soolamangalam Thanjavur district, Madras presidency, British India
Died29 June 2017(2017-06-29) (aged 80) [1]
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Genres Tamil devotional, tamil patriotic, film music
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi
Birth nameRajalakshmi
Born(1940-11-06)6 November 1940
Origin Soolamangalam Thanjavur district, Madras presidency, British India
Died1 March 1992(1992-03-01) (aged 51)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Genres Tamil devotional, tamil patriotic, film music
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician

Soolamangalam Jayalakshmi (Tamil : சூலமங்கலம் ஜெயலட்சுமி) and Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi (Tamil : சூலமங்கலம் ராஜலட்சுமி), popularly known as Soolamangalam Sisters (Tamil : சூலமங்கலம் சகோதரிகள்) were Carnatic music sister-pair vocalists and musicians known for their devotional songs in Tamil. They were early singers in the trend of duo singing in Carnatic music, which started in the 1950s, with performers like Radha Jayalakshmi, and later continued by Bombay Sisters, Ranjani-Gayatri, Mambalam Sisters, Bangalore Sisters and Priya Sisters. The Soolamangalam Sisters are best known for singing the Kanda Shasti Kavasam, a hymn on the Hindu god Muruga.

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Early life and background

Born in Soolamangalam, a village with musical heritage in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, of Karnam Ramaswmai Ayyar and Janaki Ammal, the sisters had their training in music from K. G. Murthi of Soolamangalam, Pathamadai S. Krishnan, and Mayavaram Venugopalayyar.

The duo-sisters were very popular for their matchless rendition of national and devotional songs. They had a hectic practice for about three decades and were much sought after for providing background music in films. Their Kanda Shasti Kavasam album is very popular with the Lord Muruga devotees. [2]

Notable songs

Song Albums
Kanda shasti kavasamKanda shasti kavasam album
Skanda Guru kavasamKanda shasti kavasam album

Awards

Filmography

Among the two of them, Jayalakshmi had rendered only a few songs in films and most of it would be duets with Rajalakshmi, whereas Rajalakshmi had more chance as a playback singer in films. Her voice suits all the categories of youthful, soft mellifluousness, evocative feelings, perfection of pronunciation and the best in devotional songs.

Music composers Rajalakshmi sang for

Many of Rajalakshmi's songs are under K. V. Mahadevan's music direction all the while. Many of her songs were under T. G. Lingappa. She also sang under G. Ramanathan, Naushad, Letchumanan Kurunath, K. N. Dandayudhapani Pillai, Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy, S. Rajeswara Rao, H. R. Padmanabha Sasthri, C. N. Pandurangan, G. K. Venkatesh, T. A. Kalyanam, V. Kumar, T. R. Pappa, M. S. Srikanth, Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan, S. M. Subbaiah Naidu, S. Dakshinamurthy, Chittor V. Nagaiah, M. K. Athmanathan, M. S. Viswanathan, T. K. Ramamoorthy, Maestro Ilayaraja Shankar-Ganesh, Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan, Rajan-Nagendra, Brother Lakshmanan, V. Dakshinamurthy, P. S. Divakar, Pukazhenthi and under her own music compositions. She sang more often in the 1950s while during the 1960s, she was only sought in songs that needed more than one female voice.

Playback singers Rajalakshmi sang with

Rajalakshmi sang immemorable duets mostly with T. M. Soundararajan. Other include Seerkazhi Govindarajan, P. B. Sreenivas, S. C. Krishnan, J. P. Chandrababu, K. R. Ramaswamy, M. Balamurali Krishna, A. L. Raghavan and K. J. Yesudas. She also sang duets with female singers with most notably with her sister Soolamangalam Jajalakshmi, P. Leela and P. Suseela. Others are L. R. Easwari, Radha Jayalakshmi, M. L. Vasanthakumari, T. V. Rathinam, K. Jamuna Rani, S. Janaki, Jikki, B. Vasantha, A. G. Rathnamala, M. R. Vijaya, Sarala and L. R. Anjali.

Music director

Rajalakshmi assisted S. M. Subbaiah Naidu in Konjum Salangai. Both Jayalakshmi and Rajalakshmi as music directors by the name Soolamangalam Sisters composed music for films like Dharisanam (1970), Tiger Thaathachari (1974), Appothe Sonnene Kettiya (1979) and Pillaiyar (1984). They also sang under their own compositions.

Soolamangalam Jayalakshmi

YearFilmLanguageSongMusicCo-Singer
1952 Velaikaran TamilMaane Marikozhundhe R. Sudarsanam T. S. Bagavathi, A. G. Rathnamala & Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi
1955 Kalyanam Seydhukko Tamil Vaetti Kattina PombaleRamaneekaran Seerkazhi Govindarajan
1961 Arasilangkumari TamilOorvalamaaga Maappillai Pennum G. Ramanathan T. M. Soundararajan & P. Suseela
Naaga Nandhini TamilValluvan VedhamR. SudharsanamSoolamangalam Rajalakshmi
Singame SingameSoolamangalam Rajalakshmi
1962 Indira En Selvam TamilThitthikkum ThamizhileH. R. Padmanabha Sasthri & C. N. Pandurangan Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi
1962 Saradha TamilManamagale Marumagale Vaa Vaa K. V. Mahadevan Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi & L. R. Eswari
1964 Bhakta Ramadasu TeluguMohanaakaara Raamaa Chittor V. Nagaiah Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi
Raamaa PaahimaamSoolamangalam Rajalakshmi
Pahimam SriramanteSoolamangalam Rajalakshmi
1974Tiger ThathachariTamilEzhumalai Vaasaa VengkadesaaSoolamagalam SistersSoolamangalam Rajalakshmi & K. Veeramani
1979 Kandhar Alangaram TamilKandhanukku Alangaaram Kandhar Alangaaram Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi
1984PillaiyarTamilPillaiyar PillaiyarSoolamangalam SistersSoolamangalam Rajalakshmi

Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi

YearFilmLanguageSongMusicCo-Singer
1948 Krishna Bakthi Tamil Kanavil Kandene Kannan Mel Kaadhal Kondene S. V. Venkatraman, G. Ramanathan & Kunnakudi Venkatarama Iyer
1952 Aan TamilNaan Raaniye Rajavin Naushad
Aa Sududhe En Maname
1952 Amarakavi TamilAnnai Thandhai Anbariyaadha G. Ramanathan & T. A. Kalyanam M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar
1952 Velaikaran TamilMaane Marikozhundhe R. Sudarsanam T. S. Bagavathi, A. G. Rathnamala & Soolamangalam Jayalakshmi
1954 Kalyanam Panniyum Brammachari TamilAzhage Anandham T. G. Lingappa
1954 Kanavu TamilThandhaka Thaganaka G. Ramanathan & V. Dakshinamoorthy
1954 Raja Guruvu TeluguPrema Vina Varamemi K. N. Dandayudhapani Pillai Ghantasala
Aa Daivamu Karunanidhi
1954 Thuli Visham TamilSammadhitthaal Endrum Sandhoshame K. N. Dandayudhapani Pillai K. R. Ramaswamy
1954 Viduthalai TamilInidhaana ThendralLetchumanan Kurunath
1954 Vilayattu Bommai TamilKalai Chelvame Vaazhgave T. G. Lingappa
Kannil Prasannamaana Kaliye
Inba Vaanil Ulaavum T. R. Mahalingam
Periyorgal Sollai Pola
1955 Menaka TamilSugamaana Isaiyaagum Vaazhve C. N. Pandurangan & Vedha K. R. Ramaswamy
1956 Aathmaarpanam Malayalam Ullathu Chollu Penne V. Dakshinamurthy T. S. Kumaresh
1956 Aniyathi MalayalamPaahisakala Janani Br Lakshmanan P. Leela
1957 Baagyavathi TamilParuvam Kondu Asaindhu Aadum S. Dakshinamurthy
1957 Bhaktha Markandeya TamilAnbin Uruve Neeye Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy P. B. Sreenivas
Andasaraasarangal
1957 Magathala Nattu Mary TamilJaya Jaya Jayame Peruvadhu Nijame R. Parthasarathy K. Rani
1957 Raja Rajan TamilAadum Azhage Azhagu K. V. Mahadevan P. Leela
1957 Rathnagiri Rahasya Kannada Sharanara Kaayo T. G. Lingappa
Ananda Mahadaananda Jikki & K. Rani
Kivi Eradu Sakenayya
1957 Thangamalai Ragasiyam TamilArul Puriyavo Jegannatha T. G. Lingappa
Aanandham Pudhu Aanandham Jikki & K. Rani
Iru Kaadhum Poddhaadhaiyaa
1957 Thaskaraveeran MalayalamMalarthorum Mandahaasam S. M. Subbaiah Naidu P. B. Sreenivas
Vannallo Vasanthakaalam
Aanandakaniye Vaaninmaniye
Maayaamoham Maaraathe Nee
1958 Engal Kudumbam Perisu TamilEnnaalum Kaanaatha Aananthame T. G. Lingappa
Naanum Neeyum Jodi S. C. Krishnan
1958 School Master KannadaInnenu Aananda T. G. Lingappa
Naanu Neenu Jodi Pithapuram Nageswara Rao
Bhaameya Nodalu
1958 Badi Pantulu Telugu Jaagela Ananda Mandeeyaraa T. G. Lingappa
Neevu Nenu Jodu Ee Eddula Sakketa Choodu Pithapuram Nageswara Rao
Bhaamanu Jerava Gopaalaa
1958 Nalla Idathu Sambandham TamilJaalam Seivadhu Niyayama K. V. Mahadevan M. R. Radha (dialogues)
Sonnaalum Ketpadhillai
1958 Neelavukku Niranja Manasu TamilOtrumaiye Namakku Uyirnaadi K. V. Mahadevan Jikki
Kannaikkavarum Baradhakalai
Singaara Sangeethame Jikki & A. G. Rathnamala
1958 Sabaash Meena TamilChitthiram Pesudhadi T. G. Lingappa
Nalla Vaazhvu Kaanalaame
Inbatthin Vegamaa Idhayatthin Dhaagamaa
1959 Deivame Thunai TamilVadamadurai Mannan S. M. Subbaiah Naidu S. Janaki, Kamala & Kumar
1959 Kanniyin Sabatham TamilAattatthil Sirandhadhu Pitthalaattam T. G. Lingappa M. L. Vasanthakumari
1959 Mala Oru Mangala Vilakku TamilNaan Aada Nee Paadu Kanna C. N. Pandurangan
Penn Manam Pole P. B. Sreenivas
1959 Naalu Veli Nilam TamilUnakkum Enakkum Isaindha Porutham K. V. Mahadevan
Kaani Nilam Vendum M. K. Athmanathan
1959 President Panchatcharam TamilDesa Sudhanthiram Thedi Vazhangiya G. Ramanathan P. Leela
1959 Thanga Padhumai TamilVarugiraal Ummaithedi Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy M. L. Vasanthakumari
1959 Thayapola Pillai Noolapola Selai TamilSandhegam Theeradha Viyadhi K. V. Mahadevan
Vilai Mathippillaadha Arumporul Kalaiye P. Susheela
Paatti Sollum Kadhai Seerkazhi Govindarajan, Thiruchi Loganathan & L. R. Eswari
1960 Chavukkadi Chandrakantha TamilMannaa Mayangaadhe Nee G. Ramanathan K. Rani
1960Kanaka Durga Pooja MahimaTeluguJeeviname Paavanam Rajan-Nagendra Ghantasala
1960 Paavai Vilakku TamilNee Sititthal Nan Sirippen K. V. Mahadevan
Vetkamaaga Irukkudhu Enakku
1960 Padikkadha Medhai TamilOre Oru Oorile K. V. Mahadevan T. M. Soundararajan
1960 Petra Manam TamilPaadi Paadi Paadi S. Rajeswara Rao J. P. Chandrababu
Ore Oru Paisa Tharuvadhu Perisa
1960 Ponni Thirunaal TamilPonggi Varum Kaviriye K. V. Mahadevan Seerkazhi Govindarajan, Thiruchi Loganathan & L. R. Eswari
Matthalam Kotta Vari Sangam
Naattukkor Thandhaiyadi Radha Jayalakshmi
1960 Ranadheera Kanteerava KannadaKarunada Vairamudi Kanteerava G. K. Venkatesh Radha Jayalakshmi
Kabbina Billanu
1960 Sivagami TamilAnggum Inggum Aattam Poda K. V. Mahadevan T. M. Soundararajan
1960 Thilakam TamilSandhegam Enum Oru Sarakku R. Sudharsanam S. C. Krishnan
B.O.Y. Boy Enna PaiyanS. C. Krishnan
Aayi Mahamaayi Perai Cholli L. R. Eswari & S. C. Krishnan
Karagam Karagam KaragamS. C. Krishnan
Bayaaskoppu Paatthiyaa Dappaskoppu Paatthiyaa T. M. Soundararajan
Thanjavoor Karagamadi Oh Mariammaa T. M. Soundararajan, S. C. Krishnan & L. R. Eswari
1961 Bhakta Kuchela MalayalamVikrama Raajendra Br Lakshmanan P. Leela
Madhu Pakarenam P. Leela
Paaril Aarum Kandaal Viraykkume P. Leela
1961 Ellam Unakkaga TamilManasu Pola Maapillai K. V. Mahadevan P. Susheela & L. R. Eswari
1961 Kumara Raja TamilAngadikadai Veedhiyile T. R. Pappa A. G. Rathnamala
1961 Naaga Nandhini TamilValluvan VedhamR. SudharsanamSoolamangalam Jayalakshmi
Singame SingameSoolamangalam Jayalakshmi
1961 Panam Panthiyile TamilThattan Kadaiyile K. V. Mahadevan T. M. Soundararajan
1961 Sabaash Mapillai TamilMutthu Pole Manjal Kotthu Pole K. V. Mahadevan Seerkazhi Govindarajan
1961 Thayilla Pillai TamilChinna Chinna Ooraniyaam K. V. Mahadevan
1962 Asthikkoru Aanum Asaikku Oru Ponnum TamilKan Vizhitthu Penn Oruthi K. V. Mahadevan
1962 Azhagu Nila TamilMuthu Muthaai Ennam K. V. Mahadevan
1962 Ethaiyum Thangum Ithaiyam TamilUnakkum Enakkum Vegu Thooram Illai T. R. Pappa
1962 Indira En Selvam TamilKannipparuvam AvalH. R. Padmanabha Sasthri & C. N. Pandurangan P. B. Sreenivas
Thitthikkum ThamizhileSoolamangalam Jayalakshmi
Ullaasa Mangai Ilaamal Ponaal
1962 Konjum Salangai TamilKaana Kan Kodi Vendum S. M. Subbaiah Naidu
Orumaiyudan
Brahmma Thaalam Poda Radha Jayalakshmi
1962 Maadappura TamilOorukkum Theriyaadhu K. V. Mahadevan T. M. Soundararajan
Oorukkum Theriyaadhu (pathos)
Kannirandum Thevaiyillai
Sirikka Therinthaal Podhum T. M. Soundararajan
Manadhil Konda Asaiye P. Susheela
1962 Pattinathar TamilThanga Bommai Pole G. Ramanathan
1962 Sengamala Theevu TamilAaduvom Poomaalai Poduvom K. V. Mahadevan L. R. Eswari
Kannaal Pesuvom Kaiyai Veesuvom L. R. Eswari
1962 Saradha TamilManamagale Marumagale Vaa Vaa K. V. Mahadevan Soolamangalam Jayalakshmi & L. R. Eswari
1962 Sreerama Pattabhishekam MalayalamLankesha Br Lakshmanan P. Leela
1963 Chittoor Rani Padmini TamilVaanatthil Meen Ondru Kandai G. Ramanathan
1963 Kaithiyin Kathali TamilChitthirai Poongkodi Thendralai Marandhu K. V. Mahadevan A. L. Raghavan
1963 Karnan TamilPoi Vaa Magale Poi Vaa Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
1963 Karna TeluguPovamma Ika Poyira Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
1963 Kungumam TamilKungumam Mangala Mangaiyin Kungumam K. V. Mahadevan P. Susheela
1963 Paar Magale Paar TamilVetkkamaai Irukkudhadi Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy P. Leela
1963 Thulasi Maadam TamilMaiyai Thottu Ezhuthiyavar K. V. Mahadevan S. Janaki
1964 Bhakta Ramadasu TeluguMohanaakaara Raamaa Chittor V. Nagaiah Soolamangalam Jayalakshmi
Raamaa PaahimaamSoolamangalam Jayalakshmi
Pahimam SriramanteSoolamangalam Jayalakshmi
1964 Chinnada Gombe KannadaSevanthige Chedinantha T. G. Lingappa
1964Magale Un SamatthuTamilAnnamidum Karangalinaal G. K. Venkatesh L. R. Eswari
1964 Muradan Muthu TamilSevvandhi Poochendu T. G. Lingappa
1964 Navarathri TamilVandha Naal Mudhal K. V. Mahadevan K. Jamuna Rani, L. R. Eswari & L. R. Anjali
1964Veera PandiyanTamilUngalai Thozhudhu.... Theeradha Kobangal Thisai Thaavi Nindraal Rajan-Nagendra
1965 Muthalali MalayalamPonnaara Muthalaali Pukazhenthi S. Janaki & B. Vasantha
1965 Naanal TamilKuyil Koovi Thuyilezhuppa V. Kumar
Kuyil Koovi Thuyilezhuppa (pathos) Major Sundararajan (dialogues)
1965 Vazhkai Padagu TamilPoochoodi Pottu Vaitthu Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy L. R. Eswari
1966 Gowri Kalyanam TamilVellai Kamalathile M. S. Viswanathan
Thiruppugazhai Paada Paada P. Susheela
1966 Motor Sundaram Pillai TamilThulli Thulli Vilaiyaada K. V. Mahadevan P. Susheela & L. R. Eswari
1967 Bama Vijayam TamilAani Muthu Vaangi Vandhen M. S. Viswanathan P. Susheela & L. R. Eswari
1967 Bhakta Prahlada TeluguAndhani Suraseemani S. Rajeswara Rao P. Susheela & S. Janaki
1967 Kandhan Karunai TamilThirupparang Kundratthil Nee Siritthaal Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan P. Susheela
Aarumugam Aana Porul K. V. Mahadevan S. Janaki & Renuka
1967 Karpooram TamilVanangidum Kaigalin VadivatthaiD. B. Ramachandra P. Susheela
1967 Manam Oru Kurangu TamilPattanatthu Sandhaiyile Koodaik KaariD. B. Ramachandra
1967 Padavidhara KannadaKarnaata SaamraajyaR. Rathna
1967Sundara Moorthy NayanarTamilThalaiye Nee Vanangaai S. M. Subbaiah Naidu
Parakkum En Killaigaal
Maadhar Pirai Kanniyaarai Seerkazhi Govindarajan
1967 Pesum Dheivam TamilNoorandu Kaalam Vaazhga K. V. Mahadevan L. R. Eswari & Sarala
1967 Seetha TamilNalam Kaakkum Kula Dheivame K. V. Mahadevan P. Susheela
1967Thanga ValaiyalTamilSonnale Vaai Manakkum Velmuruga K. V. Mahadevan
1968 Neelagiri Express TamilThirutthani Murugaa Thennava Thalaivaa T. K. Ramamoorthy P. Susheela
1968 Thirumal Perumai TamilKaakkai Chiraginile K. V. Mahadevan
Karai Eri Meen Vilaiyadum P. Susheela
Margazhi Thingal
1969 Magizhampoo TamilVendiyadhai Vaarikolla Vaarunga D. B. Ramachandra
1969 Nirai Kudam TamilDhevaa.... Ulagai Kaana Ninaitthen V. Kumar T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela & K. Jamuna Rani
1969ThaalaattuTamilMalligaippoo PottuM. L. Srikanth T. M. Soundararajan
1970 Arishina Kumkuma KannadaSevavthige Chandinantha T. G. Lingappa
1970 Jeevanadi TamilAruvi Magal Alaiosai V. Dakshinamoorthy K. J. Yesudas
1970KanmalarTamilThodudaiya Seviyan.... Odhuvaar Un Peyar Odhuvaar K. V. Mahadevan M. Balamurali Krishna
1970 Vietnam Veedu TamilEndrum Pudhidhaaga.... Ulagatthile Oruvan Ena K. V. Mahadevan P. Susheela & A. L. Raghavan
1970 Sri Krishnadevaraya KannadaKrishnana Hesare Lokapriya T. G. Lingappa P. B. Sreenivas & S. Janaki
1970 Yaen? TamilKannan Enakkoru Pillai T. R. Pappa
1971 Aathi Parasakthi TamilTak Dina Din K. V. Mahadevan
1971 Kulama Gunama TamilMuthe Maragadhame....Pillai Kali Theera K. V. Mahadevan P. Susheela
1971 Sri Krishna Rukmini Satyabhama KannadaDorakitu NanaginduR. Sudharsanam
1972Annai AbiramiTamil Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan
1972Appa TataTamilIllaadha Pillaikku Naan V. Kumar
1972 Dheivam TamilVaruvaandi Tharuvaandi Malaiyaandi Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan M. R. Vijaya
1972 Raman Thediya Seethai TamilYeannaa Neenga Enge Porel M. S. Viswanathan L. R. Eswari & Saibaba
1972Ragasiya Penn 117 TamilAasai Roja Paaru C. N. Pandurangan
1972 Sree Guruvayoorappan MalayalamPeelippoomudi V. Dakshinamurthy P. Leela
1973 Maru Piravi TamilKaveri Maandhoppu Kaniyo T. R. Pappa
1974 Gumasthavin Magal TamilEzhuthi Ezhuthi Pazhagi Vandhen Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan M. R. Vijaya
Therodum Veedhiyile Dharisikka Kaathirundhen
1974 Hemareddy Mallamma KannadaNee Balle I Daasi Nanadaaseya P. S. Divakar
1974Tiger ThathachariTamilKalyanam Oru VizhaSoolamagalam Rajalakshmi T. M. Soundararajan
Ezhumalai Vaasaa VengkadesaaSoolamangalam Jayalakshmi & K. Veeramani
1977Sorgam NaragamTamilSendhoor Nizhalil Shankar-Ganesh
1977 Sri Krishna Leela TamilAnbe Uyarndhadhu S. V. Venkatraman T. V. Rathinam
1978Thanga RanganTamilEnga Rngan Thanga Rangan M. S. Viswanathan T. M. Soundararajan
Thuppariya Porom NaangaKovai Soundarajan
1979 Kandhar Alangaram TamilKandhanukku Alangaaram Kandhar Alangaaram Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan Soolamangalam Jayalakshmi
1984PillaiyarTamilPillaiyar PillaiyarSoolamangalam RajalakshmiSoolamangalam Jayalakshmi

Deaths

Rajalakshmi died on 1 March 1992, aged only 51 because of cardiac arrest and gastritis which lasted for about 12 years. Jayalakshmi was strongly affected by her sister's death. She outlived her for 25 years and died at her home in Chennai on 29 June 2017, aged 80.

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References

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