S. Janaki

S. Janaki

Janaki has sung nearly 30,000 songs, encompassing most of the languages of South India, during a career that has lasted over 50 years. Though she has sung songs in various languages, she herself mentioned recently that the highest number of songs she has sung is in Kannada and Malayalam.She has won four National Film Awards and 31 different State Film Awards. Her association with singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and composer Ilaiyaraaja is among the most popular musical combinations in South India.

She is known as, “The Nightingale of the South”.She is a recipient of a Honorary doctorate[5] from the University of Mysore and the Kalaimamani award from Tamil Nadu State Government. In 2013, she refused the offer of a Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India, saying that it had come too late and that South Indian artists were not given their due recognition.

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Name S. Janaki
Real Name
DOB 23/04/1938
Place of Birth Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Complexion Dark
Hair color White
Eye color Black
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
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Birth Sign Taurus
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Occupation Playback Singer
Active from 1957
Debut movie Vidhiyin Vilayattu (Tamil)
Known For 16 Vayathinile,Devar Magan,Sangamam[
Awards National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer – 16 Vayathinile(1977),Devar Magan(1992)
Family
Home Town Chennai
Parents Sishtla Sreeramamurthy – Sree Paidiswamy
Spouse Ramaprasad
Date of Marriage
Children Murali Krishna
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Interesting Facts

S Janaki has sung 1,277 songs in Malayalam, more than 1,500 songs in Kannada, 1108 songs in Tamil, 1000 songs in Telugu, more than 100 songs in Hindi and around 50 songs in Oriya.


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