Chandralekha fame – Playback Singer Anupama
In the Indian Film Industry there are many new playback singers emerging. There are various great songs contributed by many female playback singers too. Anupama Krishnaswami is an Indian playback singer from the south India – Tamil Nadu. She gained fame over her master piece song, “Chandralekha” for the movie, Thiruda Thiruda with the music composed to the tunes of A.R.Rahman. Anupama is notorious for her voice that suits all types of electronic songs that have a bass voice in need. After her excellent song in Thiruda Thiruda film there are great songs sung by Anupama playback singer in various movies.
Childhood and Personal Life of Playback Singer Anupama
Anupama was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on the 2nd of September in the year 1968. Anupama received carnatic music training since when she was at the age 4. She began her childhood career where she was a part of all singing competitions that were held in school at age 8. She had her school education at New Delhi from a school called St.Anthony’s Senior Secondary school. She got herself graduated with BA degree in English from Kamala Nehru College, New Delhi. Anupama finished her collegiate studies in the year 1989. She dropped out of the Mass Communication Course from the prestigious Indian Institute of Mass Communication in New Delhi following her passion to become a singer. Anupama is married to J.Murli Krishnaswami, Creative Director of R.K.Swamy BBDO and they live their life in the Mumbai Metropolitan.
Career and Earning of Playback Singer Anupama
Anupama took part in many competitions since her school and this followed even when she was in her graduation stage. As a part of her study in Mass Communication, she was a trainee in a successful ad agency. This made her participate in an Ad Utsav. Ultimately, Annupama turned out to be a lucrative ad jingles composer and a singer even in the early nineties. The music maestro, A.R.Rahman gave her many chances for anupama in various ad jingles that she was working with. During this period, Rahman was supposed to be known as Dhilip Kumar, where he was not known even to the film industry. Most of her notable ad jingles were: Ponds Dream flower talc and soap, Tatia Resorts, Diplomat Whisky, AVT, Deepika Coconut oil, Trupti range of range of products and Aavin Goodness ice cream.
Anupama’s first break in the Tamil film industry was when she sang for Rahman in the movie – Pudhia Mugam and her song in the movie was “July matham vandhaal” in 1993. This song of Anu made her voice break through the industry and the most sought after song for electronic songs. Even though this song was a great hit for her, “Chandralekha” for the movie Thiruda Thiruda made her career all through awesome for once set to the tunes of Rahman.
Accolades and Hits of Anupama Playback Singer
“Chandralekha” is still known to be ‘The Best’ techno – electronic song ever in the industry. Her passion towards songs has made her win accolades that made sky her limit. After her break with Rahman, she worked with leading music directors in the industry and was known as Chandralekha Anupama. Conversely, she remained selective in her songs that she was ought to sign her new ventures with the upcoming films. Her choosy songs turned out to be extraordinary though.
Again in the year 1994, Rahman gave her a new sensational hit for the director Mani Rathnam for the movie Bombay, wherein she sang the song “Halla Gulla”. Consecutively, a couple of years later she sang for Ratchagan – another Rahmanic venture where she sang the song “Mercury Pookal” starring Nagurjuna and Sushmita Sen as the lead roles. Anu was an additional vocalist for the song “Dil se re” in the movie Dil Se and “Break the rules” for Boys.
Anupama got a start screen award for best female playback singer nomination for her soulful singing in the song “Yeh Raat” from Aks. Her latest hit is the “pappu cant dance” for the movie Jaane tu ya Jaane na starring Imran Khan and Genelia in the lead roles. Anu is also a part of the judging panel and a captain of team for a reality show that is telecasted in Sun TV. Not only in the Tamil language, but Anupama is also very popular for singing various songs in various other languages in India. Along with the other Playback singers in India, Anupama has also given various stage performances.