Sujatha Mohan is an Indian playback singer, who is popular for her singing in Malayalam and Tamil movies. She has also sang for Telugu and Hindi movies. Sujatha Mohan is the granddaughter of Paravur T. K. Narayana Pillai, the first Chief Minister of the erstwhile Cochin State after Independence. Her only daughter Shweta Mohan is also a singer.
Sujatha was shot to fame in the seventies as Baby Sujatha, the schoolgirl who regularily used to sing with K. J. Yesudas in his stage shows all over the world. She recorded her first song Kannezhuthy Pottuthottu when she was in sixth standard. The song was composed by M. K. Arjunan for the 1975 Malayalam movie "Tourist Bungalow". She recorded songs for Shyam in "Kamam Krodham Moham" and Salil Chowdhury in "Aparadhi". Around this time composer M. G. Radhakrishnan got her to record many non-film songs, the biggest hit among them was Odakkuzhal Vili.
She debuted in Tamil films soon through the song Kaadhal Oviyam Kandein but it was not included in the film. Her first released song in Tamil was Kalai Paniyil from the Tamil film "Gayathri" (1977), starring Sridevi and Rajinikanth with music by Ilaiyaraja. She sang for Ilaiyaraaja in "Johny", "Kavikuyil" and "Ilamai Kolangal". After her marriage in 1981, she took she took a sabbatical from playback singing. She made a successful comeback in 1988 in Priyadarshan's movie "Kadathanadan Ambadi", followed by the superhit "Chithram".
She used to sing ad jingles in the late eighties for A. R. Rahman which all became big successes(one such was Remanika Sarees ad). Then, Rahman got her to sing Pudhu Vellai Mazha from Mani Ratnam's 1992 film "Roja", which became one of the biggest hit songs in India. The backing vocals for the song Kadhal Roja was also given by Sujatha. She has had other hit songs, most of them with Rahman from films including "Pudhiya Mugam" (1992), "Gentleman" (1993), "Jeans" and "Minsaara Kanavu" (1997). She has also recorded two songs in Hindi, Ishq Bina from "Taal" and Hai Jaana from "Pukar" and provided backing vocals for the song Tum Ho Meri Nigahom from "Kabhi Na Kabhi", all of them , composed by A. R. Rahman.
Pudhu Vellai Mazhai from Roja
Netru Illatha Matram from Pudhiya Mugam
Poo Pookkum Osai from Minsara Kanavu
Thilana thilana from Muthu
Enveetu thottathil from Gentleman
Porale Ponnuthayi from Karuththamma
Katrin Mozhiye from Mozhi
Mudhal Murai from Sangamam
Aasai Aasai from Dhool
Poovukkul from Jeans
Hai Jaana from Pukar
Maankuttiye from Priyamana Thozhi
Hallo Hallo Anbuvani from Manitha Manitha
Nenjodu from Kadhal Kondein
Sotta Sotta Tajmahal from Tajmahal
Thithikkuthe… from Thithikkuthe
Oru Poiyaavadhu from Jodi
Mugilinamae Enadi from Amirtham
Nenjam Ellaam from Ayutha Ezhuthu
Ishq Bina Kya Taal
Naathora Tamashalalo (Ninne Pelladatha)
Malayalam Album Songs
Ravereyayittum, Pranayamarmaram - 2009
Ee Manjil, Spandanam(Music Album) - 2010
Sujatha was among the first mainstream artists along with M Jayachandran, Madhu Balakrishnan, M G Sreekumar to support the Acethetik initiative. She recorded Manju Puthappil and other songs for the website.
1996 Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer - Pranayamanithooval from Azhakiya Ravanan
1999 Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer - Varamanjaladiya from Pranayavarnangal
1993 Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Female Playback - En Veettu Thottathil from Gentleman
1996 Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Female Playback - Poo Pookkum Oosai from Minsara Kanavu
2001 Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Female Playback - Un Samayal Arayil from Dhill
2009 Swaralaya Yesudas Award
2001 Best Female Playback -Soothradharan
2004 Best Female Playback -Mambazhakalam(Kandu Kandu)
Film Critics Award For Best Female Playback - 11 times
Cinema Express award
She was a hot contender for National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer in the years 1997 for Poo Pookkum Oosai(Minsara Kanavu) and 2007 for Thattam Pidichu(Paradeshi) but missed by a whisker.
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