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Sujatha Mohan

Background information
Birth name Sujatha
Born March 31, 1964 (1964-03-31) (age 45), Thiruvanathapuram,India
Occupations playback singing
Years active 1974-present

Sujatha Mohan (Malayalam: സുജാത മോഹന്‍) is an Indian playback singer, who is popular for her singing in Malayalam and Tamil movies. She has also sang for Telugu and Hindi movies.



Sujatha Mohan is the granddaughter of Paravur T. K. Narayana Pillai, the first Chief Minister of the erstwhile Cochin State after Independence. Her only daughter Shweta Mohan is also a singer.


Sujatha was shot to fame in the seventies as Baby Sujatha, the schoolgirl who regularily used to sing with K. J. Yesudas in his stage shows all over the world. She recorded her first song Kannezhuthy Pottuthottu when she was in sixth standard. The song was composed by M. K. Arjunan for the 1975 Malayalam movie "Tourist Bungalow". She recorded songs for Shyam in "Kamam Krodham Moham" and Salil Chowdhury in "Aparadhi". Around this time composer M. G. Radhakrishnan got her to record many non-film songs, the biggest hit among them was Odakkuzhal Vili.

She debuted in Tamil films soon through the song Kaadhal Oviyam Kandein but it was not included in the film. Her first released song in Tamil was Kalai Paniyil from the Tamil film "Gayathri" (1977), starring Sridevi and Rajinikanth with music by Ilaiyaraja. She sang for Ilaiyaraaja in "Johny", "Kavikuyil" and "Ilamai Kolangal". After her marriage in 1981, she took she took a sabbatical from playback singing. She made a successful comeback in 1988 in Priyadarshan's movie "Kadathanadan Ambadi", followed by the superhit "Chithram".

She used to sing ad jingles in the late eighties for A. R. Rahman which all became big successes(one such was Remanika Sarees ad). Then, Rahman got her to sing Pudhu Vellai Mazhai from Mani Ratnam's 1992 film "Roja", which became one of the biggest hit songs in India. The backing vocals for the song Kadhal Roja was also given by Sujatha. She has had other hit songs, most of them with Rahman from films including "Pudhiya Mugam" (1992), "Gentleman" (1993), "Jeans" and "Minsaara Kanavu" (1997). She has also recorded two songs in Hindi, Ishq Bina from "Taal" and Hai Jaana from "Pukar" and provided backing vocals for the song Tum Ho Meri Nigahom from "Kabhi Na Kabhi", all of them , composed by A. R. Rahman.

Popular Songs





Malayalam Album Songs

  • Ravereyayittum, Pranayamarmaram - 2009
  • Ee Manjil, Spandanam(Music Album) - 2010

Online Initiative

Sujatha was among the first mainstream artists along with M Jayachandran, Madhu Balakrishnan, M G Sreekumar to support the Acethetik initiative. She recorded Manju Puthappil and other songs for the website.


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