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.