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Anitha Karthikeyan

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Origin  Chennai, India
Occupation(s)  Singer / performer

Name  Anitha Karthikeyan
Role  Playback Singer
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Albums  Velundu Vinai Illai Muruga, Palani Velmuruga
Similar  M L R Karthikeyan, Mukesh, Rahul Nambiar, Sathyan, Suchitra Karthik Kumar

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Anitha Karthikeyan is a playback singer. She hails from a family of musicians and is based out of Chennai. Born to Mr. K. Venkatanarsimhan and Dr. (Mrs.)V. Mathuram on 13 Dec, Anitha did her BSc Computer Science from Ethiraj College and her post graduation MSc I.T from M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women. Parallelly she also got trained in Classical (Lower grade), Western (8th grade Vocals from Trinity College of London under the guidance of Augustin Paul) and Hindustani music (Karana Garana from Mrs. Megna Dandekar).


Putham pudhu kaalai anitha karthikeyan s s mega musical night 2014

Playback singing

Anitha gave her debut for Music director D. Imman, who introduced her in 2007 for the film Marudhamalai. She had the opportunity to explore many genres in his composition. The song 'Shokku sundari' from Aindhaam Padai fetched her a very good recognition in the music circle. Her song 'Vaada Vaada Payya' became a huge hit n fetched her more accolades. Another notable song is 'Senga Soolakara' for the movie 'Vagai Sooda Vaa'. Her rustic singing in this National award winning movie has brought her many laurels. After doing backing vocals for Mr. Ilayaraja, She got the opportunity to sing solos for him. She has classical based songs to her credit in Sri Ramarajyam in both Telugu and Tamil. Masakenakka from Gaayam 2(Telugu), Sikkikichu, Orampo from Sengathu Boomiyile(Tamil), Swalpa soundu from Suryakanthi(Kannada) are some of her songs for the maestro. She has sung in Tamil, Telugu, Urudu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam. She has worked for more than 15 music directors including Illayaraja, A R Rahman, Imman, Devi Sri Prasad, G V Prakash, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Vidyasagar, Mani Sharma, Srikanth Deva, Gopal Rao and others. She has sung in all genres including melody, western, folk and classical.

Reality shows

Anitha has won the most popular Sun TV music show "Sapthaswarangal" in 1995 and was awarded the Best Female Singer Junior. She was the title winner in Jaya TVs music show "Aboorva Ragangal" in the year 2000. She won the most popular music show "Rajageetham" in Raj TV during the year 2001. Its one of the longest music shows of Tamil TV Industry which is being telecasted for the last 12 years. She has performed and won the best female singer title in 1995 for one of the first music shows in TV- Humma Humma, for Raj TV.

Vijay TV Airtel Super Singer fame

Anitha Won the title " Viewer's Choice SUPER SINGER" in Airtel Super Singer Season 1 conducted by Vijay TV in 2006 Earned more than 150,000 votes from viewers for the final round of Airtel Super Singer. She was the only singer to get maximum number of votes from the public in that show.


Anitha is one of the most sought-after singer for Jingles for TV commercials. She has sung for close to 100 Jingles for most popular brands. Her Ads are being aired in different Cities in India, Malaysia, Singapore and other Asian country markets. She has worked for most reputed and popular clients like:

Stage and world tour Shows

She started doing stage shows from pre-school and has performed with legends such as K J Yesudas, S P Balasubramaniam, K S Chithra, P Suseela, Jeyachandran and other professional singers such as Mano, Anuradha Sriram, Unni Menon, Srinivas, S N Surender, Karthik, Tippu and also with younger generation singers in more than 1000 shows till date.

Performed in U.S, Canada, Australia, London, Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka

TV Titles

Anitha has sung for various TV Channel Serials / Programme Title


  • 2008: Kannadasan Award, Tamil – Marudhamala maamaniye (Marudhamalai)
  • 2009: Mirchi Music Awards, Upcoming Playback Singer Nomineee – Shokku Sundar (Aindham Padai)
  • 2010: Mirchi Music Awards, Upcoming Playback Singer Nomineee – Vaada Vaada Payya (Kacheri Arambam)
  • 2010: Vijay Music Awards, Popular Mass Song Nomination – Vaada Vaada Payya (Kacheri Arambam)
  • 2010: Udaya Awards Kannada, Female Playback Singer Nominee – Haagella Nee (Prithvi)
  • 2011: Mirchi Music Awards South, Best Female Vocalist in Mannin Kural Category – Senga Soola Kara (Vaagai Sooda Vaa)
  • 2014: SIIMA Awards, Best Playback Singer Female Telugu – Violin Song (Iddarammayilatho)
  • References

    Anitha Karthikeyan Wikipedia