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Srilekha Parthasarathy
Born Delhi, India
Occupation Singer

Srilekha Parthasarathy (Tamil: ஸ்ரீலேகா பார்த்தசாரதி Telugu: శ్రిలేకా పార్థసారథి Malayalam: സ്രിലെകാ പാര്തസരതി) is a famous Tamil singer who is commonly referred to by her first name Srilekha.

In 2000, Srilekha started her professional career by singing the scintilating famous Jingle for “Idhayam Oil” picturised on “Jothika”, that she describes gave her the ticket to enter the Tamil music industry.

She has a versatile voice and had unusually wide success encompassing other genres, including ghazals. To date, she has sung more than 50 songs.

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Biography

She was born and brought up in Delhi. Being South Indian by birth enabled her to learn both North Indian and South Indian languages and music, as well as Western music.

At the age of four she won the first prize in the All India Children’s Music Competition organised in New Delhi every year.

Overview of her career

Her debut playback song was with music director Harris Jayaraj, for the song called "Yedho onru" from the movie Laysa Laysa. This movie also introduced Trisha, one of the leading Tamil actress.

Her career kept moving with various other hits like "Poo Mugam Siricha" for the movie Junction (music by Bharadwaj), "Kaadhalaagi" with S.P. Balasubramaniam in Popcarn (music by Yuvan Shankar Raja), "Don’t worry be Happy" for the movie Whistle, and "sutthi sutthi varuven" for the movie Sena (music by Imman).

Her career took a leap with the Blockbuster hit "Kalyaanam dhaan Kattikkittu odipolama, illa odipoyi kalyaanam dhaan kattikalam" from Saamy which topped all the Music charts. Then followed by "Vinodhane" from Thennavan, "Vaamasa Kaatre" from Kurumbu (music by Yuvan shankar Raja), and "Ayurvedha azhagi" from Thiruda Thirudi by Dhina.

The recent series of hits are "Dhimsu Katta" from Tirumala (music by Vidhyasagar), "Chinna Veeda" (music by Praveen Mani), "Kokku Meena Thinguma" by Harris Jayaraj, "Pacchakili Pacchakili" from Kutthu by Srikanth deva. The other songs were from Campus (music by Rajneesh), "Aalukku oru aasai" (music by S.A. Rajkumar), "Mummy Chellama" from Jore by Srikanth Deva, "Bambara Kannu" from Madhurai, "Vecchukka Vecchukka Va" from M. Kumaran son of Mahalakshmi by Srikanth Deva, "Garuda Garuda" from Aayutham, and "Thavilu Thavilu" from Iyer Ips by Dina.

She has also sung for the movies Azhaga, Thotti Jaya, Aanai, Solli adipenadi, Pesuvoma, Kodambakkam, Chathurangam, Boys & Girls, Mazhai, Thambi and others.

She has also sung in Telugu and Malayalam. She sang the Telugu version of “China veeda” song from Ottran, the title song to Bunny, "Maar maar" from Venky, "Inda boddunne hinsapettadu" from Koti, and others. She performed in Malayalam the song "Ore Swaram" in the movie Ivar, with music by playback singer Srinivas.

List of her Tamil movie songs

This is a list of songs she has sung in Tamil movies:

Year Film Song Other Notes
Aalukkoru Aasai Kaathal Kaathal
Aethiree Saithane Saithane
Arasaktchi Saiyo Saiyo
Earumugam Azhagana 1
Gurudeva (koothideva) Saiva Karuvadu
Jananam Ore Oru Mutham
Ji Thiruttu Rascal
Jore Mummy Chellamma
Kannadi Pookal Kuthu Padhra
Kodambakkam Adi Nee Oru
Kovil Kokku Meenai
Kurumbu Vaa Masakaatre
Madurey Pambarakkannu Pachamilaka
2008 Newtoninn Moondraam Vidhi ' Paraparakkura
Ottran Chinnaveedu
2007 Parijatham ' Oru Nodi Iru Nodi
Saamy Kalyanamthaan
2007 Thalainagaram ' Mathi Mathi Machaney
Thennavan Vinodhane - II
Thirumalai Thimsu Kattai
Thotti Jaya Yaari Singari
Unnai Paartha Naal Mudhala Azhage
Uyirezhuthu Chithadai Kattikitu
2007 Vel Onnappola
Whistle Don't Worry Be Happy
2007 Aanai Aiy Idupattum
2008 Nenjaithodu L K G
2008 Naayagan Nila Nila Oodiva
2007 Veeramum Eeramum Oru Shanam
2008 Ayutham Sarakku Sarakku
2007 Ammuvaghiya Naan Silir Silir Silirkkuthadi
2007 Kovai Brothers Soota Kelapi
2007 Piragu Unnaipolla Pennai
2006 Devadhayai Kanden Ore Oru Thopule

Awards

  • Best Female Playback singer for the song “Vecchikka Vecchikava” from M Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi
  • Youth Icon of the year 2004, by Damodharan College of Engineering & Management Studies, Coimbatore
  • Young Achiever Award, by Sangam Kala group, 2004
  • Best Young Playback Singer Award, 2004, by TVK Cultural Academy

Live shows

  • She has done more than 200 live shows in and around India and overseas, Singapore, USA, Canada, Kuwait and Colombo.
  • Actively participating in live shows for corporate companies. Major clients are Hyundai, Aircel, Touchtel, Airtel, Samsung, Bpl Mobiles, TVS group, Cognizant Technology, etc.
  • She is also one of the judges in Star Vijay Television show "Super Singer" series.

Fan club

She also has a fan club "No One Noticed Srilekha" in Portland, Oregon, USA, the first for a Tamil singer in Oregon. She has a huge fan base all over the world.

References

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