Singer S.Janaki

S.Janaki
S.Janaki
23/04/1938
Nellore, India

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Thandhayum
Singer: S.Janaki
Lyricist:
Music Director: Srikanth Deva
Meendum Meendum Vathaikiraai
Singer: S.Janaki
Lyricist:
Music Director: N/A
Amma Amma
Singer: S.Janaki
Lyricist: Dhanush
Music Director: Anirudh
Semmozhiye
Lyricist: Tabu Shankar
Music Director: Dhinna


Anjanam
Lyricist:
Music Director: AR. Rahman
Endhan Nenjil Paahimaam
Singer: Srinivas , S.Janaki
Lyricist:
Music Director: AR. Rahman
Sree Ganana
Lyricist:
Music Director: Ilayaraja
Vaa Vaa Poove Vaa
Singer: S.Janaki , Hariharan
Lyricist:
Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja
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Singer S.Janaki Biography

S. Janaki is an Indian female playback singer. She is a Telugu by birth but has gained popularity in the whole of South India. She is renowned for her voice modulation abilities and is popularly referred to as the "melody queen of South India". She has sung in many Indian languages, most frequently in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. Janaki is also an occasional lyricist and composer.

Within a career of more than five decades, she has sung over 20,000 songs and has won four National Film Awards and 31 different State Film Awards. Her collaborations with singer S. P. Balasubramanyam and composer Ilaiyaraaja are among the most popular musical combinations in South India.

S. Janaki was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in Pallapatla, Repalle village, in Guntur, Madras Presidency, now part of Andhra Pradesh state. She was interested in music from early age and started performing at the age of three. She learned music from Sree Paidiswamy, a nadaswaram vidwan.

Janaki started singing at the age of 19. She later moved to Chennai on the advice of her uncle Chandrashekar and joined AVM Studios as a singer. She started her career in movies by singing songs composed by T. Chalapati Rao in the Tamil movie Vidhiyin Vilayattu in 1957. Subsequently, she performed in the Telugu movie MLA. Janaki went on to become one of the most favourite singers of Ilayaraja, and a phase ensued when she sang at least 2 to 3 songs per movie in all the four South Indian languages. She sang in almost every major South Indian movie in the 1980s and 1990s.

She also wrote many songs for Tamil and Telugu movies. She has also sung in Hindi, Sinhalese, Bengali, Oriya, English, Sanskrit, Konkani, Tulu, Saurashtra, Baduga, Japanese and German. A devotee of Lord Krishna and Shirdi Sai Baba, she has also recorded Hindu devotional music on Meera. Her contemporaries include Ghantasala, Rajkumar, T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela, Vani Jayaram, K J Yesudas, L R Eeswari, P. Jayachandran, P. Leela, K. S. Chithra, Swarnalatha, Sujatha, Jency, P B Srinivas and S P Balasubramanyam.

S. Janaki married V. Ramprasad. She is now settled in Chennai. She lives with her son Murali Krishna, who acted in a few films and has an audio business of his own, and his wife Uma Murali Krishna, a classical dancer (Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi) they have two daughters named Amruthavarshini and Apsara. She is also a close relative of Carnatic classical vocalist Garimella Balakrishna Prasad.

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