Chinmayi

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Name Chinmayi Sripada
Profession Singer, Translator, Psychologist
Native place Paramakudi
Date of Birth September 11
Sun Sign Virgo
Nationality Indian
Mother and Guru Mrs. T Padmasani.
Education * Studied in Children’s Garden, Chennai and The Hindu Senior Secondary School ( Indira Nagar)
* Has passed all the 6 levels of German from Max Mueller Bhavan
* BA(Psychology) from the University of Madras.
* Currently pursuing Masters in Guidance and Counselling Psychology from the University of Madras
Languages known English, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, German and French and have a working knowledge in Spanish, Malayalam, Punjabi.
Music Has learnt both Hindustani and Carnatic Classical music but more interested in Hindustani music
Earlier worked in Sify.com, studentconcepts.org
Presently * writing a column called Chinmayi’s choice in Chennaionline.com
* presenting ”Namma Ooru Angels’ for Aahaa 91.9 FM
Discovered by When participated in Sapta swarangal, Mr. Srinivas who was a judge in that program and introduced her to A.R.Rahman
Debut ‘Oru Deivam Thanda Poove’ from ‘Kannathil muthammital’ under music director A.R.Rahman.
Role Model Her mother
Favourites Authors: Paulo Coelho, Richard Bach, Michael Sparks, Brian Weiss
Books: Alchemist, Message in a bottle, Swami Rama, Autobiography of a Yogi,
Mejda and books on paranormal happenings
Comics: Amar Chitra Katha, Archie’s and Tinkle
Movies: Forrest Gump, Life is beautiful, Shakespeare in Love, LOTR, Anjali,
Kannathil Muthamitaal
Food: Indian, Chinese and Thai
Place: Switzerland
Scholarship Got the CCRT scholarship from the Government of India which helped to pursue her musical training under a Guru.
Unforgettable moments * Meeting A.R.Rahman for the first time
* Singing “Kannathil Muthamittal” song in the presence of then Chief Minister, J. Jayalalitha.
* When presented a shawl by Nookala Chinna Satyanarayanagaru
Awards * All India First and Best Performer Award from Sangam
Kala Group in the Year 1999
* All India First from the All India Radio for Ghazals in the
Year 2000.
* Best Female Playback Singer Award for the year 2002 for the
Movie Kannathil Muthamittal from Best Media Associates
(Variety Entertainment) Awarded on 18.1.2003
* Jewel of Sangam Kala in the Year 2002
* Award from Ajanta Fine Arts for Kannathil Muthamittaal
* Pride of Sangam Award for the year 2003.
* ITFA Award for the Best Upcoming Playback Singer for the Year 2002 for Kannathil Muthamittaal awarded at Genting Highlands, Malaysia.
* Tamilnadu State Government Award for the Best Playback Singer (2002) for ‘Kannathil Muthamittaal’
Albums * ‘Swandam’ in Malayalam by East Coast Audio Entertainments
* ‘Old is gold’, a Hindi Remix album by Aagosh
* Many songs for Hindu and Christian Devotional albums
languages Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Tulu, Hindi
Owns A Company called ‘Blue Elephant’ which does translation services.
Dream To complete her Ph.D in Psychology and to sing in under all Music directors
Facts * learnt Odissi with Kshama Rau ji,
* voice behind Bhoomika in the movie ‘Sillunu Oru Kadhal’ and for Tanisha in Unnale Unnale
* Is a regular blogger
Contacts [email protected]

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