L. R. Eswari

L. R. Eswari

Lourde-Mary Rajeswari Eswari is a veteran playback singer of the Tamil movie and Telugu movie industries. She also sang in other languages like Kannada, Malayalam, Tulu, and English. She has won Kalaimamani, the Tamil Nadu’s state award for her contributions to the film industry.

She was born in Chennai into a Roman Catholic family to Anthony Devraj and Regina Mary Nirmala. Her ancestors were from Paramakudi near Madurai. Her full name is Lourde-Mary Rajeshwari. Since there was already another established singer with the name of M.S.Rajeshwari her name was abbreivated into L.R.Eshwari.

She did not have any formal training in singing. Her mother was a chorus singer in films. Eshwari used to accompany her mother to the studios and soon began singing in the chorus herself, but quickly got a break to lend her voice as lead-singer. Her first break came from Sri K.V.Mahadevan in 1958 in the movie ‘Nalla Idaththu Sammandham’, her first solo song recorded in this movie was ‘ivarey thaan avarey’. But major recognition came from the song ‘vaarai en thozhi vaaraayo’ from the movie ‘paasa malar’ (1961) sung under the baton of Viswanathan-Ramamurthy, which composers explored and exploited her vocal abilities to the maximum extent possible over the next 20 years.

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Name L. R. Eswari
Real Name Lourde Mary Rajeshwari
DOB 07/12/1939
Place of Birth Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Complexion Dark
Hair color Black
Eye color Black
Nationality Indian
Religion Christianity
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Birth Sign Sagittarius
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Occupation Playback Singer
Active from 1958
Debut movie Nalla Idaththu Sammandham (Tamil)
Known For Paasa Malar,Sivandha Mann,Osthe
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Home Town Chennai
Parents Anthony Devra – Regina Mary Nirmala
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