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T. V. Rathnam
|Birth name||Tenkasi Vallinayagam Rathnam|
|Origin||Tenkasi, Madras Presidency, British India|
|Died||October 17, 1984 53–54) (aged|
|Genres||Film music (playback singing), Indian classical music|
Tenkasi Vallinayagam Rathnam (Tamil : தென்காசி வள்ளிநாயகம் (டி.வி.) ரத்தினம்) (1930 - 17 October 1984) hailed from Tenkasi, Madras Presidency, British India. She was a playback singer for Tamil films.
Born in Tenkasi to Vallinayagam Pillai and Aavudai Ammal in 1929. Rathnam had learned music from the age of seven under a guru called Ramalinga Aachari, and gave her first full-fledged concert in Sri Lanka. She became a drama artiste and film artist as a child. Pursued her tutelage under Vidhwan Ramnad Krishnan at the age at 12 which paved way for playback singing later.
Married to Visvanathan Pillai in 1947.
Then she moved on to playback singing in the Tamil film industry.
She was 10 years old when she acted in Bhaktha Chetha in 1940 for the Madras United Artitstes. She then acted as the child Kannagi in Kannagi in 1942 for the Jupiter Pictures and also sang her own song. In the meantime, she had continued her training under Ramnad Krishnan, and later trained under Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar.
Rathnam was a much sought after singer in the late 1940s and 1950s. She became popular with the film music directors of that era who had worked with her repeatedly and in that glorious period TVR rendered a staggering variety of challenging songs.
Rathnam became famous by her songs in Miss Malini (1947) by the Gemini Studios. She also had a rare chance in Ponmudi (1950) by Modern Theatres when the music director the great G. Ramanathan had sung the songs by his composition, himself. He had chosen TVR to pair him as the female singer for him.
She had many solo songs but also sang with other singers. She sang along duets with G. Ramanathan, M. M. Mariappa, T. A. Mothi, Thiruchi Loganathan, C. R. Subburaman, A. M. Rajah, T. M. Soundararajan, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, S. C. Krishnan, P. B. Sreenivas, S. V. Ramanan, V. J. Varma, V. T. Rajagopalan and S. V. Ponnusamy.
She also sang duets with female singers with most notably with P. Leela, A. P. Komala, N. L. Ganasaraswathi, K. V. Janaki, T. R. Bhagirathi, Jikki, K. Jamuna Rani, Radha Jayalakshmi, A. G. Rathnamala, Udutha Sarojini, M. L. Vasanthakumari, P. Susheela, L. R. Eswari, Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi, Gomathi, Swarnalatha and G. Kasthoori.
The singing actors she sang with were T. R. Mahalingam, K. R. Ramasamy and K. S. Angamuthu.
|1940||Bhaktha Chetha||Tamil||Mohana Muralidharaa||V. S. Parthasarathy Iyengar|
|1942||Kannagi||Tamil||Maalaakinen Swaami||S. V. Venkatraman|
|1944||Dasi Aparanji||Tamil||Kaanavendum Kayilaiyai||M. D. Parthasarathy & S. Rajeswara Rao|
|1947||Miss Malini||Tamil||Jegame Oru Chiththira Salai||S. Rajeswara Rao & Parur S. Anantharaman|
|Sri Saraswathi Namosthuthe|
|Paadum Radio Buttonai Thiruppi Vittaa|
|Senthamizh Naadu Sezhithidave|
|1947||Rajakumari||Tamil||Paattil Enna Solven Paangi||S. M. Subbaiah Naidu||K. V. Janaki|
|1948||Chakradhari||Tamil||Thaalo Thaalo.... Kanne Thaalelo||M. D. Parthasarathy|
|Vaa Vaa Ambuliye|
|1948||Mohini||Tamil||Vasandha Maalai Neram||S. M. Subbaiah Naidu & C. R. Subburaman||M. M. Mariyappa|
|1948||Vedhala Ulagam||Tamil||Velaar Vizhi Maadhai Manam Seiya||R. Sudarsanam|
|Gopiyar Konjum Ramana|
|1949||Inbavalli||Tamil||Naadhaa En Aasai Neere||G. Ramanathan||T. R. Mahalingam|
|1949||Navajeevanam||Tamil||Aasai Anugraha Maaraa||S. V. Venkataraman|
|1949||Velaikaari||Tamil||Ada Varuvaayaa Kannaa||C. R. Subburaman|
|Laali Laali suba Laali Laali||P. Leela|
|Vaazhiya Needoozhi Paguttharivaalar||K. V. Janaki|
|Ulagatthile Unnadhamaai Uyarndha|
|1950||Krishna Vijayam||Tamil||Bageeradhi Ennadi Aniyaayam Idhu||S. M. Subbaiah Naidu||P. Leela, K. V. Janaki, T. R. Bhagirathi & K. S. Angamuthu|
|Vaasuki Paambu Thaampaki||T. M. Soundararajan|
|1950||Parijatham||Tamil||Vaan Nilavae Mana Mohana||S. V. Venkatraman & C. R. Subburaman||T. R. Mahalingam|
|Madhiyaa Vidhiyaa||C. R. Subburaman|
|Enadhannai Unnai Peidhe|
|1950||Ponmudi||Tamil||Neela Vanum Nilavum Pol||G. Ramanathan||G. Ramanathan|
|Van Mazhaiyindri Vadidum Payir Pola||G. Ramanathan|
|Aruyire Premai Amudha Variyil||G. Ramanathan|
|Meikadhal Arumbu Vazhvinile Poothathe Indre||G. Ramanathan|
|En Prema Rooba... Inbathin Ellai Idhuthana|
|1950||Vijayakumari||Tamil||Kondaadum Suba||C. R. Subburaman||P. Leela|
|1951||Marmayogi||Tamil||Manathukisaindha Raajaa||S. M. Subbaiah Naidu|
|Ah... Inbam Iravil Amaidhiyile|
|1952||Andhaman Kaidhi||Tamil||Anju Rooba Nottai Konjam MinnE Maatthi||G. Govindarajulu Naidu|
|Mayangaadhe Madhi Mayangaadhe|
|Inbam Neruma En Vaazhvil Inbam Neruma|
|College Padippukku Goodbye||A. P. Komala|
|Padipodu Nalla Panbumirundhal|
|Ennaasai Kannaatti Unnai|
|Aasai Kili Pol Pesum||A. P. Komala|
|Aiyaamaare Unga Kaiyaale||A. P. Komala|
|1952||Panam||Tamil||Idhayathai Irumbaakki ....Manamudaiyorai Manidhargal||Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy|
|1952||Jameenthar||Tamil||Enakkum Unakkum Isaintha||G. Ramanathan|
|1953||Manithan||Tamil||Meesai Naraichavan Pendaatti||S. V. Venkatraman|
|1953||Ratna Deepam||Tamil||Kandadhu Mudhal Aasai Konden||Robin Chatterjee|
|Yaaro Idhai Sitrinbam Enbaar|
|1954||Kalyanam Panniyum Brammachari||Tamil||Naagareegama Idhu Naagareegama||T. G. Lingappa|
|1954||Koondukkili||Tamil||Solla Vallaayo Kiliye||K. V. Mahadevan|
|Aanandhamaai Vaazha Vendume|
|1954||Manohara||Tamil||Nilaavile Ullaasamaaga Paadalaam||S. V. Venkatraman||T. A. Mothi|
|Ennai Paar Ennazhagai Paaru|
|1954||Ratha Kanneer||Tamil||Aalai Aaaai Paarkkiraar||C. S. Jayaraman|
|Maalai Itta Mannan Yaaro|
|1954||Sorgavasal||Tamil||Raajaathi Raajan Namma Raaja||Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy|
|Sandhosham Theda Vendum Vaazhvile||Thiruchi Loganathan|
|Veeram Serindha Mugam||K. R. Ramasamy|
|1954||Thuli Visham||Tamil||Ennai Ariyaamal Perugudhu Inbamthaan||K. N. Dandayudhapani Pillai||V. J. Varma|
|Neengal Varavendum Dhuraiye|
|1954||Vipra Narayana||Telugu||Thom Thathaara Thaane Thathiranaa||S. Rajeswara Rao|
|1955||Asai Anna Arumai Thambi||Tamil||Irandha Kaala Vaazhvai Enni||K. V. Mahadevan|
|1955||Gomathiyin Kaadhalan||Tamil||Sirpa Kalai Vizhaavin Arpudhangalukkellaam||G. Ramanathan||P. Leela & Radha Jayalakshmi|
|1955||Maaman Magal||Tamil||Dhevi Neeye Thunai||S. V. Venkatraman|
|1955||Maheswari||Tamil||Alli Veesunga Panatthai Alli Veesunga||G. Ramanathan|
|Aagaaya Veedhiyile.... Paarum Thannaale|
|1955||Mangaiyar Thilakam||Tamil||Ketta Penmani||S. Dakshinamurthi|
|Adhiga Pechuk Kaari|
|1955||Mudhal Thethi||Tamil||Aham Kulira.... Mudhal Thethi Indru||T. G. Lingappa|
|Chinna Chinna Bommai Venum||K. Rani|
|1955||Modala Thedi||Kannada||Modal Thedi Indu||T. G. Lingappa|
|1955||Nalla Thangai||Tamil||O! Seemaane Thirumbi Paarkkum||G. Ramanathan|
|1955||Needhipathi||Tamil||Anbe Nam Dheivam||Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy|
|Aanandhame Aanandham||N. L. Ganasaraswathi|
|1955||Valliyin Selvan||Tamil||Ayiram Kaalatthu||Parur S. Anantharaman|
|Vilaiyaadum Dheivamadi||M. L. Vasanthakumari|
|Panjaayaththukku Vaa Pulle||T. M. Soundararajan|
|1955||Vipra Narayana||Tamil||Thom Thathaara Thaane Thathiranaa||S. Rajeswara Rao|
|1956||Aasai||Tamil||Kanni Thamizh.... Oviyanin Ullamthanai||T. R. Pappa||A. M. Rajah|
|Adi Paadi Odi Aadum Azhagai Paarungga||P. Leela|
|1956||Amara Deepam||Tamil||Naadodi Koottam Naanga||T. Chalapathi Rao & G. Ramanathan||T. M. Soundararajan, Seerkazhi Govindarajan & A. P. Komala|
|1956||Avar Unarunnu||Malayalam||Oru Mullappanthalil||V. Dakshinamoorthy|
|1956||Kula Dheivam||Tamil||Aanum Pennum||R. Sudarsanam|
|Vaarayo Ennai Paaraayo|
|1956||Mathar Kula Manickam||Tamil||Denjaru Aiyaa Denjaru||S. Rajeswara Rao||G. Kasthoori|
|1956||Moondru Pengal||Tamil||Vaanmugil Kanda Vanna Thogai Mayil Pole||K. V. Mahadevan||T. A. Mothi|
|Paathokongo Nallaa Paathkongo||A. P. Komala|
|Arul Puriginraal Annai|
|1956||Naane Raja||Tamil||Aanum Pennum Vaazhvinil Inbam||T. R. Ramanathan|
|Pesuvadhaal Inbam Peruaar Undo|
|1956||Nalla Veedu||Tamil||Govindhan Kuzhalosai Keleer||Krishnamurthi|
|1956||Nannambikkai||Tamil||Kalyaana Velai Vandhu Kaathirukkudhu||S. V. Venkatraman|
|Kaar Mugilin Maeni|
|1956||Raja Rani||Tamil||Thirumana Maagaadha Penne||T. R. Pappa|
|Kaanadha Inbamellaam Kandidalaam||Seerkazhi Govindarajan|
|Aanandha Nilai Peruvom||N. L. Ganasaraswathi|
|1956||Rangoon Radha||Tamil||Ayarpaadi Kannaa Nee||T. R. Pappa|
|1957||Aaravalli||Tamil||Inge Meesaiyulla||G. Ramanathan||K. Jamuna Rani|
|Kummaalam Pottathellaam||A. G. Rathnamala|
|1957||Baagyavathi||Tamil||Kannaale Vettaadhe||S. Dakshinamurthi||S. C. Krishnan|
|Vennilavin Oli Thanile||A. M. Rajah & S. C. Krishnan|
|1957||Bhale Ammayilu||Telugu||Theem Thaam Thirana (Thillana)||S. Rajeswara Rao & S. Hanumantha Rao||M. L. Vasanthakumari|
|1957||Chakravarthi Thirumagal||Tamil||Athaanum Naanthaane||G. Ramanathan||S. C. Krishnan|
|1957||Engal Veettu Mahalakshmi||Tamil||Sendhiru Maadhum Kalai Maadhum||Master Venu||P. Susheela|
|1957||Iru Sagodharigal||Tamil||Theem Thaam Thirana (Thillana)||S. Rajeswara Rao||M. L. Vasanthakumari|
|1957||Rajaputhri Rahasyamu||Telugu||Taalachinantaa Thappaite||T. M. Ibrahim||T. M. Soundararajan|
|1957||Rani Lalithangi||Tamil||Bulbul Jodi Majaa||G. Ramanathan||S. C. Krishnan|
|1957||Samaya Sanjeevi||Tamil||Thiruvarul Thandhadhu||G. Ramanathan|
|1957||Soubhagyavathi||Tamil||Singaara Velavane||Pendyala Nageswara Rao & M. S. Gnanamani|
|Manjapoosi||S. C. Krishnan|
|Chinna Maamaa Romba|
|1957||Vanangamudi||Tamil||G. Ramanathan||S. C. Krishnan|
|1957||Yaar Paiyyan||Tamil||Andha Naalum Vandhu Serum||S. Dakshinamurthi|
|1958||Bommai Kalyanam||Tamil||Aasai Vachen Aasai Vachen||K. V. Mahadevan||Seerkazhi Govindarajan|
|1958||Maya Manithan||Tamil||Paakku Vetthala.... Iru Manasum Oru Manasai||G. Govindarajulu Naidu||S. V. Ponnusamy|
|1958||Nadodi Mannan||Tamil||Paaduppattal Thannaanle||N. S. Balakrishnan|
|1958||Paanai Pidithaval Bhaagyasaali||Tamil||Pachadikkettha Kichadi Sambaa||S. V. Venkatraman & S. Rajeswara Rao||Thiruchi Loganathan|
|1958||Paattaliyin Sabatham||Tamil||Angiyodu Nijaar Anindhu Vandhaaye||O. P. Nayyar||P. Susheela|
|1958||Peria Koil||Tamil||Naan Poren Munnaale||K. V. Mahadevan||T. M. Soundararajan|
|Vaazhanum Penngal Vaazhanum|
|1958||Thedi Vandha Selvam||Tamil||Poovaadai Nee Enakku||T. G. Lingappa||Seerkazhi Govindarajan|
|1958||Vanjikottai Valiban||Tamil||Vetrivel Veeravel||C. Ramchandra||Seerkazhi Govindarajan & Thiruchi Loganathan|
|1959||Amudhavalli||Tamil||Jilu Jilukkum Pachai Malai.... Chittukkuruvi Iva||Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy||A. P. Komala|
|1959||Aval Yaar||Tamil||Adakkiduven||S. Rajeswara Rao||S. C. Krishnan|
|1959||Manimekalai||Tamil||Adikkudhu Adikkudhu Unnai Kandu||G. Ramanathan||V. T. Rajagopalan|
|Raajaa Nee Thoongalaamaa|
|1959||Minnal Veeran||Tamil||Kokkarakko.... Kutta Veliyaakavaa||Vedha||S. C. Krishnan|
|1959||Pandithevan||Tamil||Kal Udaithu Malai Pilandhu||C. N. Pandurangan & Meenakshi Subramanyam||P. B. Sreenivas, A. G. Rathnamala, S. V. Ramanan & Gomathi|
|1959||Paththarai Maathu Thangam||Tamil||Manasa Nallaa Theriyaame||G. Govindarajulu Naidu & Tiruvenkadu Selvarathinam|
|1959||Soubhagyavathi||Telugu||Singaara Nelavane||Pendyala Nageswara Rao|
|1959||Sumangali||Tamil||Bodhai Seidha Velai Paadhai Maari Pocche||M. Ranga Rao|
|1959||Veerapandiya Kattabomman||Tamil||Maattu Vandi Poottikkittu||G. Ramanathan||T. M. Soundararajan|
|1959||Vaazhkai Oppandham||Tamil||Kochimalai Kudagu Malai||Ghantasala|
|1960||Adutha Veettu Penn||Tamil||Kaiyum Odala Kaalum Odala||P. Adinarayana Rao||S. C. Krishnan|
|1960||Mugguru Veerulu||Telugu||Iddarinee Kattukunte Intenandi||T. R. Pappa||P. B. Sreenivas & L. R. Eswari|
|1960||Nammina Bantu||Telugu||Alu Mogudu Pondu Andamoyi||S. Rajeswara Rao & Master Venu||P. Susheela & Swarnalatha|
|1960||Pattaliyin Vetri||Tamil||Pendaatti Purushanukku||S. Rajeswara Rao & Master Venu||P. Susheela & Swarnalatha|
|1960||Vijayapuri Veeran||Tamil||Kokkarikkanum||T. R. Pappa||S. C. Krishnan & L. R. Eswari|
|1961||Panithirai||Tamil||Maamiyaarukku Oru Seidhi||K. V. Mahadevan||Seerkazhi Govindarajan|
|1962||Vikramaadhithan||Tamil||Nilaiyaana Kalai Vaazhgave||S. Rajeswara Rao||P. Leela|
|1963||Punithavathi||Tamil||Adi Ammaa Ponne||Hussein Reddy|
|1964||Magaley Un Samathu||Tamil||Avogulaamiyaa||G. K. Venkatesh||T. M. Soundararajan|
|1965||Maganey Kel||Tamil||Aattam Porandhadhu Munnaale||M. S. Viswanathan|
|1971||Arutperunjothi||Tamil||Arutjothi Dheivam Ennnai Aandu Konda Dheivam||T. R. Pappa|
|1971||Ilangeswaran||Tamil||Malar Maalai Kondaadi||S. M. Subbaiah Naidu|
|1973||Arangetram||Tamil||Enadi Marumagale Unnai Evaradi Pesivittaar||V. Kumar|
|1977||Sri Krishna Leela||Tamil||Anbe Uyarndhadhu Avaniyile||S. V. Venkatraman||Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi|
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