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Priyadarshini

 

priya_001Priyadarshini, a popular playback singer hailing from Singapore has sung for more than 70 Tamil, Kannada, Telugu movies. She is also the Managing Partner of PRISM Foundation (Priyadarshini School of Music Foundation) Music school and Studios which is her dad Ram’s brainchild. Her first song recording was with veteran singer Padmashri Hariharan for the tamil film ‘ Kadhal Dot Com’ for popular tamil music director Bharadwaj.  Her recent Tamil Movie ‘Naan Dhan Bala’ Audio was released by Padmashri A R Rahman, Dada Saheb Phalke awardee Late K Balachandar, & Popular Director Maniratnam. It was her grandfather who initiated her to music at a very young age. Her Grandmother is a Carnatic radio artist. But it is her parents Ram & Sumathi who further encouraged, motivated her and supported her to continue her music and take it up as a profession. Priyadarshini holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Even though it was challenging to cope with degree and music she managed to complete both with excellence getting a distinction in her degree. She has attained Masters Degree in Music from University of Madras and currently pursuing her Ph.D in Music at University of Mysore. She is currently learning Carnatic Vocal from Sangeetha Ratna Smt. Mangalam Shankar,  Western Keyboard from Johnson Maxwell. She is indebted to her Gurus Dr.Bhagyamurthy, Sri Radha Vijayan, Smt. Lata Ramchand, Dr. Abhishek, Pt. Kashinath Pattar from whom too she has received her music tutelages.

 

Living in Doha, Qatar for few years and then moving on to Singapore with her family, she did not give up her passion for music. She had no clue about playback singing until she became champion in tertiary category in Singapore Radio Channel Oli 96.8’s Singing competition. The attractive prize of the competition being the winners being given a chance to meet the popular personalities in the Film Industry and classical music field. It was a dream come true for this young girl to get a chance to meet and interact with Film stars like Padmashri Kamalhassan, Maestro Illayaraja, Music director Deva, Actor Ajith Kumar, Singers Nithyasree Mahadevan, P Unnikrishnan, actress Devayani and many others. These experiences made her to continue her singing career in Television Corporation in Singapore. She spent her childhood days shuttling between school, learning music, keyboard, doing TV shows, participating in music competitions. It took everyone to surprise when she was offered a chance to sing for a Tamil movie ‘Kadhal Dot Com’ by Popular Music Director Bharadwaj. She flew from Singapore to sing that song.  This was an unforgettable moment in Priya’s life.  Due to immense passion in music, she decided to relocate to India to pursue her music career with the support of her parents. After which she had sung many movies in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu. She was introduced in Kannada Film Industry by Music Director Rajesh Ramnath. She has also sung for renowned Music Directors- Hamsalekha, Mano Murthy, Bharadwaj, Gurukiran, D. Imman, R P Patnaik, Rajesh Ramnath, K Kalyan, Venkat Krishi, Ganesh Narayan, Ravish A T, M N Krupakar, C R Bobby, S A Rajkumar and others. She feels proud to have sung in Kannada movie with Legendary singer Dr. SPB. She has performed numerous Musical shows in India & abroad. Unlike many singers, she does not say ‘yes’ to each and every concert she is asked to perform.  She is very particular in choosing her shows too. She has had the privilege to sing along with Padmashri Hariharan, Padmashri Dr. SPB and also in the presence of Legendary Bollywood Music Director Sri O P Nayyar and Bollywood Legendary Actor, Director Dada Saheb Phalke awardee Padmashri Manoj Kumar ji. She has been lucky to have performed Chamber concert at Legendary Kannada Actor Late Dr. Vishnuvardan’s home.

 

It was a memorable moment for her when her devotional albums ‘Mathura Madhura’ were released by Popular Film Actor, Producer Sri Raghavendra Rajkumar and ‘Rama Priya’ & Hindi album ‘Ram Pyaari’ produced by Art of Living by Smt. Parvathamma Rajkumar. She has many devotional albums and jingles to her credit.

She has received numerous appreciations and felicitations and recently received the Youth Award in Singing Category. Today, Priyadarshini is one of the leading playback singers in the film Industry.

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