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Charulatha Mani

Film singer, Carnatic classical vocalist, Playback singer

Charulatha Mani
   Biography
Charulatha Mani is a leading Carnatic music vocalist and has a huge fan following in India and abroad. Gifted with a rich, melodious voice, and amazing creativity she has a vast repertoire of compositions of various genres, and this has made her one of the most popular and renowned artistes of today.

She initially trained under her mother Smt Hemalatha Mani, Veena artiste, and later trained under vidwans Sri Sandhyavananam Srinivasa Rao, and Calcutta K. S. Krishnamurthy.

She regularly performs all over the globe, and has won several prestigious awards including the Yuva Kala Bharati from Bharat Kalachar, the Isai Kurasil from New Delhi and M S Subbulakshmi Endowment Award from Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai, Best Ragam Tanam Pallavi award from Krishna Gana Sabha.

Her Isai Payanam programes have made her a crowd-puller. The way she instantly connects with her audience and feels their pulse has made her Isai Payanam videos a must in every music lover's home. In Isai Payanam she presents ragas in Classical and Film music with examples from Classical and Film genres exuding the melodic feel and the raga's innate beauty. Her raga segment presentations for Jaya TV started off the Isai Payanam trend which she later carried over to live performances.

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Playback singer Charulatha Mani.
Playback singer Charulatha Mani.
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   Career
Charulatha Mani regularly performs all over the globe, and has won several prestigious awards including the Yuva Kala Bharati from Bharat Kalachar, the Isai Kurasil from New Delhi and M S Subbulakshmi Endowment Award from Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai, Best Ragam Tanam Pallavi award from Krishna Gana Sabha.

Her Isai Payanam programs have made her a crowd-puller. The way she instantly connects with her audience and feels their pulse has made her Isai Payanam videos a must in every music lover's home. In Isai Payanam she presents ragas in Classical and Film music with examples from Classical and Film genres exuding the melodic feel and the raga's innate beauty. Her raga segment presentations for Jaya TV started off the Isai Payanam trend which she later carried over to live performances.

Charulatha holds a Masters degree in Music from the University of Madras. Charulatha Mani is also a prominent Cine Playback singer with several super-hits in many south Indian languages to her credit.

Her super-hits include:

‘Theeye Theeye’ from Suriya's Maattrraan (Harris Jayaraj - 2012).
‘Chillax’  from Vijay's Velayudham (Vijay Antony - 2011).
‘En Uchi Mandaila’ from Vijay's Vettaikaran (Vijay Antony - 2010).
‘Kaakka Kaakka’ from ‘Naan Avan Illai’(Vijay Antony - 2008).

She also writes the column ‘A Raga's Journey’ for The Hindu newspaper which is widely read and appreciated.

   Programs

Light Music shows by Charulatha Mani

Commercially super-hit film songs that have been coming her way have made Charulatha Mani a rocking performer on stage, and she performs with leading orchestras world-wide (Tamil film songs old and new & World Music)

Charulatha Mani presents Thyagaraja kritis

Thyagaraja was one of the greatest composers of Carnatic music or Indian classical music. He was a prolific composer and highly influential in the development of the classical music tradition. Tyagaraja composed thousands of devotional compositions, most in praise of Lord Rama, many of which remain popular today. Of special mention are five of his compositions called the Pancharatna Kritis which are often sung in programs in his honor. Charulatha Mani regularly performs all over the globe, and has won several prestigious awards including the Yuva Kala Bharati from Bharat Kalachar, the Isai Kurasil from New Delhi and M S Subbulakshmi Endowment Award from Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai, Best Ragam Tanam Pallavi award from Krishna Gana Sabha.

Fusion delights by Charulatha Mani

Charulatha Mani performs with her contemporary band and experiments across genres. Ideal for young and global audiences. Charulatha Mani regularly performs all over the globe, and has won several prestigious awards including the Yuva Kala Bharati from Bharat Kalachar, the Isai Kurasil from New Delhi and M S Subbulakshmi Endowment Award from Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai, Best Ragam Tanam Pallavi award from Krishna Gana Sabha.

Sahitya Payanam - thematic concerts by Charulatha Mani

Anecdotal references and little allusions pertaining to the kriti make these programs most memorable. Charulatha Mani regularly performs all over the globe, and has won several prestigious awards including the Yuva Kala Bharati from Bharat Kalachar, the Isai Kurasil from New Delhi and M S Subbulakshmi Endowment Award from Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai, Best Ragam Tanam Pallavi award from Krishna Gana Sabha.

Charulatha Mani presents Muthusvami Dikshitar kritis

Muthuswami Dikshitar was a South Indian poet and composer and is one of the Musical Trinity of Carnatic music - Dikshitar, Tyagaraja and Syama Sastri . His compositions, of which around 500 are commonly known, are noted for their contemplative nature and for capturing the essence of the raga forms through the veena style that emphasises gamakas. His compositions are widely sung and played in classical concerts of Carnatic music. Charulatha Mani regularly performs all over the globe, and has won several prestigious awards including the Yuva Kala Bharati from Bharat Kalachar, the Isai Kurasil from New Delhi and M S Subbulakshmi Endowment Award from Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai, Best Ragam Tanam Pallavi award from Krishna Gana Sabha.

Charulatha Mani presents Carnatic vocal recital.

Charulatha initially trained under her mother Smt Hemalatha Mani, Veena artiste, and later trained under vidwans Sri Sandhyavananam Srinivasa Rao, and Calcutta K. S. Krishnamurthy.She regularly performs all over the globe, and has won several prestigious awards including the Yuva Kala Bharati from Bharat Kalachar, the Isai Kurasil from New Delhi and M S Subbulakshmi Endowment Award from Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai, Best Ragam Tanam Pallavi award from Krishna Gana Sabha.
   Awards & Achievements

*  ‘Iyal Isai Nataka Manram Concert Scholarship’ from TamilNadu Government.

*  ‘Scholarship for Advanced Training’ from the Department of Culture and Tourism, Govt. of India.

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