Vani Jayaram

Published On: November 30, 2011   |   Posted By:


Vani Jayaram

Vani Jayaram was born in Vellore in Tamil Nadu, in afamily of musicians.  She studied Carnatic music under the tutelage of  Kadalur Srinivasa Iyengar, T. R. Balasubramanian and R. S. Mani.  Her Hindustani classical music guru was Ustad Abdul Rahman Khan.

In 1971,  she realized her childhood ambition of becoming a film playback singer when Hindi film music director Vasant Desai chose her voice for the Hindi feature film Guddi. She recorded three songs for Guddi (song-Bolore pappi hara), After her marriage to Jayaram she settled in Mumbai, where she realized her dream. Around 1974, she shifted her base to Chennai and soonbecame a sought-after singer in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam cinema.

Telugu film industry is lucky to have her, she sung some of the best songs in telugu especially in viswanath movies, most of them are super hits and very memorable ones. She is one of the best singer and my all time favorite.

She has recorded more than 8,000 songs in 14 different languages

Vani Jayaram was chosen for the Indian President’s National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer of 1975, for her work in M. S. Viswanathan’s Apoorva Raagangal. Shankarabharanam (Telugu), the film scored by K. V. Mahadevan, gave Vani Jayaram her second National Award as Best Playback Singer of 1980. Once again, she was awarded her third National Award for Best Playback Singer of 1991 for K. V. Mahadevan’s Swathi Kiranam.

Her songs in the Pandit Ravi Shankar scored film Meera brought her the Film World (1979) Cine Herald (1979) and Filmfare Award (1980) for Best Playback Singer for “Mere To Giridhar Gopal”.

Today being the Birthday of this popular Singer, Business of Tollywood conveys its hearty wishes expecting few more good Songs from her.