Anuradha Sriram – Tamil Playback Singer
Anuradha Sriram, the Indian paradigm for carnatic music is a play back singer too who sleets from Tamil Nadu. She has lent her voices in many languages like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi films. Along with the Carnatic singing Anuradha is also famous in singing various Gazelles and also she has given her voice in various songs in the Film industry. Anuradha Sriram also joins with her husband Sriram in many stage shows for the Hindustani Music. Sriram is well versed in singing Hindustani Music. The combination of Anuradha and her husband Sriram will be excellent for the Hindustani Music. In general Anuradha is capable of singing any type of songs.
Childhood and Background of Playback singer Anuradha Sriram
Anuradha Sriram Parasuram was born in Chennai to a Tamil Brahmin family on the 9th of July in the year 1970. Her parents were Renuka Devi, a play back singer and Meenakshi Sundaram Mohan. Anuradha got herself graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music at the Queen Mary’s college in Chennai and pursued her masters in music in the same college. Anuradha learnt carnatic music from the musical colossal Thiru. S. Kalyanaraman and Hindustani classical music from Manik Bua Takurdas. Anuradha took up her masters in Ethnomusicology from the Wesleyan University, U.S.A prior to her foray into music.
A.R.Rahman, the music legend introduced her to the music industry by a solo song in the film Indra. She is married to a singer, Vidwan Sriram Parasuram whom she met at the Wesleyan university as a PhD student in the Ethnomusicology. The couple is blessed with a son named Jayant. To tell in detail about Sriram Parasuram, he is well versed in singing many different songs. When it comes to the combination of the couple in the stage, it is excellent to hear. Anuradha and Sriram Parasuram has also given many stage shows together not only in India but also in many places of world. After that Anuradha pushed herself towards cine songs and formed a great empire here and her voice was recognized by many people in film industry.
Career and Livelihood of Anuradha Sriram Playback singer
Carnatic music, being her specialization made her an easy access into the film industry wherein she was introduced by A.R.Rahman. Anuradha has sung for over 1000 concerts around the world. Folk music has also been a part of her interest for she always shows pursuit towards it. She has featured in a number of ‘jugalbandhi’ known commonly as fusion concerts along with her husband, Vidwan Sriram Parasauram a Hindustani maestro. She has sung for more than 3000 songs in all the languages.
Anuradha’s career in the film industry was flinched by her proficiency in the different ragas in carnatic music and her illustrious educational background in the field of music. Anuradha was eventually spotted by A.R.Rahman who made her first experience in the cine industry for the movie Indra which made her sing the song ‘ini achham achham ellai’. Later on she gave voices for various music directors for a variety of songs that made her prove her versatility in singing all kind of genres. Anuradha is also capable of singing any type of song for any situation. This particular skill helps her to give excellent songs for the film industry.
Some of her noteworthy numbers that made people tap feet were ‘Dil se re’ from the movie Dil se; ‘Kattu Siriikki’ for the movie Raavanan. She could quench even melody numbers like ‘Anbendra mazhyile’ for the movie Minsaara Kanavu, ‘Anbe Anbe’ from Jeans and ‘Ishq Bina’ for the movie Taal. Along with these songs she has also given many great songs that still stand deep in the heart of the people. Not only in the Tamil language, but her contributions in the other languages are also to be told as a special factor.
So this probably made her familiar among the cine industry though her main criteria were always focused on the carnatic and Hindustani music.
Anuradha Sriram in TV shows and Stage Shows
Along with the singing part, there are also many other great activities done by Anuradha Sriram. The main place where we can see her often is the Vijay TV airtel Super singer contest. Anuradha Sriram is one of the active judges of many TV shows. Her face is not only visible in Vijay TV often but as a singer she takes the duty of judging the singers in various TV shows. Along with this Anuradha Sriram also gives various stage performances in many TV shows and also in various external shows. Because of the stage shows the fame of Anuradha Sriram is also increasing day by day. In Vijay TV, Anuradha Sriram acts to be the best judge and he also appears there for Super Singer shows all the seasons.
As said earlier, Anuradha Sriram gives various stage performances in many places all over the world. The demand for Anuradha Sriram is very high because of the beautiful voice that she has. Anuradha Sriram also has a great beautiful smile with which she covers the heart of all the people.
Awards and Gifts of Playback Singer Anuradha Sriram
Along with the great voice that Anuradha Sriram has, there are also various other things that brings fame to a particular singer. In general it is very common that a playback singer receives lots of awards and gifts. In the same way Anuradha Sriram has also received lots of gifts and awards from various people in various stages. The awards and gifts are not only from the Indian stage but also from various stages all over the world. People are very much fond of her voice and won’t miss her stage performance.
The gifts and awards are not only for her Carnatic and other stage performance along with her husband, but also for the film songs too. Anuradha Sriram received best playback singer award several times for her various contributions to the Indian film industry. Anuradha Sriram is not only famous in Tamil language and Tamil film Industry but also in various other languages all over India.