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Native name  చిన్మయి శ్రీపాద
Birth name  Chinmayi Sripada
Parents  T. Padmhasini
Name  Chinmayi Sripaada
Spouse  Rahul Ravindran (m. 2014)
Instruments  Vocals

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Born  10 September 1984 (age 31) (1984-09-10)
Genres  Play back -Indian CinemaCarnatic MusicHindustaniGhazal
Occupation(s)  Playback SingerVoice-Over ArtisteCEO Blue ElephantLinguistErstwhile RJ & TV Host
Role  Playback Singer · chinmayisripada.com
Awards  Vijay Award for Best Female Playback Singer
Albums  Aarupadai Muruga, Chinmayi: Straight from the Heart
Similar People  Rahul Ravindran, Vijay Prakash, Gautham Menon, Shreya Ghoshal, Mahathi
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Also known as  Chinmayee / Indai Haza

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Chinmayi Sripaada (Tamil:சின்மயி ஸ்ரீபாதா)is an Indian playback singer, working mainly for the South Indian film industry. She is also a voice actor, television presenter and radio jockey. She is the founder and CEO of a translation services company called Blue Elephant. She is often credited as Chinmayee/India Haza but her birth name is Chinmayi. She rose to fame for her critically acclaimed song "Oru Deivam Thantha Poovae" from the National Award winning movie Kannathil Muthamittal.

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Early life and background

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Chinmayi hails from a musically rich family. A paternal granddaughter of the famous Telugu Carnatic guru and singer, Sripada Pinakapani, Chinmayi was raised by her mother, T. Padmhasini, a singer and musicologist, taught her Carnatic music and Hindustani classical music. After her birth and early childhood in Mumbai, Chinmayi relocated to Chennai, where she attended the Children's Garden school until the age of 10. She was then enrolled at Hindu Senior Secondary School, Indira Nagar and went on to complete her school education through home study modules where she was partly home-schooled after her 10th standard.

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Chinmayi received the CCRT Scholarship for Young Talent for Carnatic Music from the Government of India at 10. She won the gold medal from All India Radio for Ghazals in 2000 and the Silver for Hindustani Classical Music in 2002. She learned German as a language in the Max Mueller Bhavan in Chennai and completed certification courses from NIIT and SSI in web design. During her school life, she held jobs with both Sify and studentconcepts.org. Chinmayi currently holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Madras. She is also a versatile dancer and mostly enjoys the Odissi form of dance. Apart from her mother tongue Telugu, she speaks Hindi, English, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, and German fluently.

Playback singing

She participated and won the singing of Sun TV, Saptasawarangal, following which she was introduced by Singer Srinivas to film composer A. R. Rahman. Chinmayi's playback singing career began with her performance of Rahman's "Oru Dheivam Thanta Poove" for the film Kannathil Muthamittal. After a couple of years of singing exclusively for Tamil, Telugu, Tulu and Malayalam films, she made her Bollywood debut in Mangal Pandey: The Rising with the song "Holi Re". About a year later, she garnered more recognition with her performances of "Tere Bina" and "Mayya" in the movie Guru. In 2007, the song "Beda Beda" marked her first venture into Kannada playback singing. She has since received critical acclaim for songs such as "Oru Dheivam Thantha Poove", "Sahana", "Vaarayo Vaarayo", "Kilimanjaro", "Sara Sara" and "Asku Laska". Chinmayi as of date has to her credit over 1,000 songs in six different languages.

Additional works

Chinmayi announced that she will release a single in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu in iTunes on occasion of Joy of Giving Week on 2 Oct, and proceeds of which shall go to 17000 ft.org so as to promote philanthropy, charity and the concept of giving.

She also collaborated with Shekar Ravjiani to launch a single in Tamil/Telugu the name of the album being Sitakokachiluka, again for which the legal downloads of it will go to Ma Niketan, a home that takes care of abandoned or uncared for girl children in Thane, a charity that composer Shekhar has been supporting.

Voice acting

Chinmayi turned a voice actor for the Tamil film Sillunu Oru Kadhal (2006), speaking dubbing for actress Bhumika Chawla. Since then, she has dubbed for several lead actresses in Tamil films, including Tamannaah Bhatia, Sameera Reddy, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Trisha Krishnan. She has also provided her voice in dubbed Telugu films. She dubbed for the critically acclaimed fictional character Jessie who was portrayed by Trisha in Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya. The same character appeared in the film's Telugu version Ye Maaya Chesave and was portrayed by Samantha, while being portrayed by Amy Jackson in the Hindi version Ek Deewana Tha. Chinmayi dubbed for the character in all three films and won the Nandi Award for Best Female Dubbing Artist for Ye Maaya Chesave in 2010. Chinmayi dubbed in Vettai for Sameera Reddy and has dubbed for her in all Tamil movies. She dubbed for Samantha Ruth Prabhu in Eega in Telugu and its Tamil version Naan Ee in 2012. She dubbed voice for Nayantara for Tamil version of the movie Sri Rama Rajyam. Chinmayi has dubbed for Samantha Ruth Prabhu in many films like "Rabhasa", "Atharintiki Daaredi", "Ramayya Vastavayya", "Eega", "Sithamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu", "24" and many more in Telugu.

Television and radio

Chinmayi served as a television presenter during the first season of Airtel Super Singer on STAR Vijay that was aired between April and August 2006 and the first season of Airtel Super Singer Junior from February 2007 to July 2007. In 2008, she returned as host of the second season of Airtel Super Singer, though she discontinued her role before the completion of the season, as she stated the show extended the period of the initial contract. During this time, she was also a radio jockey on Aahaa FM 91.9 in Chennai, on a breakfast show titled Aahaa Kaapi Klub. She later began compering Star Plus's Chhote Ustaad, which ran concurrently with another music talent show she started hosting in June, the debut season of Sun TV's Sangeetha Mahayuddham. On 15 August 2010, Chinmayi announced that that day's Chhote Ustaad would be her last as host, leaving the show after only eight episodes.

Personal life

In September 2013, through Twitter, Chinmayi's mother Padmhasini revealed her future son-in-law to be Rahul Ravindran who is also a South Indian actor. Chinmayi and Rahul were friends, colleagues and in due course started dating each other by June 2013. They got married on 5 May 2014.

Entrepreneurship

Chinmayi serves as the CEO of Blue Elephant, a translation services company she founded in August 2005. The company has ever since been the language service provider for various Multinational companies like Scope E Knowledge, Ford, Dell, Ashok Leyland, Reliance India, to name a few. She received an award from SAARC Chamber for Women Entrepreneurship for Excellence in a niche industry for Blue Elephant in 2010. In 2011, she became the first ever woman entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu to be selected for the prestigious FORTUNE/US State Department Global Women's Mentoring Partnership Program.

Singing awards

Mirchi Music Awards
  • 2013: Female Vocalist of the Year – "Titli" (Chennai Express)
  • 2014: Mirchi Platinum Disc - Mast Magan
  • 2014: Mirchi Music Awards - Song of the Year - Zehnaseeb from Hasee Toh Phasee
  • 2014: Mirchi Music Awards - Album of the Year - 2 States
  • Zee Cine Awards
  • 2013: Nominated, Best Female Playback Singer – "Titli" (Chennai Express)
  • Filmfare Awards
  • 2013: Nominated, Best Female Playback Singer – "Titli" (Chennai Express)
  • Filmfare Awards South
  • 2009: Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil – "Vaarayo Vaarayo" (Aadhavan)
  • 2011: Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil – "Sara Sara" (Vaagai Sooda Vaa)
  • 2016: Best Female Playback Singer – Malayalam – "Oonjalil Aadi" (Action Hero Biju)
  • 2007: Nominated, Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil – "Sahana" (Sivaji)
  • 2010: Nominated, Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil – "Kilimanjaro" (Endhiran)
  • 2012: Nominated, Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil – "Asku Laska" (Nanban)
  • 2014: Nominated, Best Female Playback Singer – Telugu – "Ra Rakumara" (Govindudu Andarivadele)
  • 2016: Nominated, Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil – "Naan Un" (24)
  • 2016: Nominated, Best Female Playback Singer – Telugu – "Oye Meghamla" (Majnu)
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
  • 2002: Best Female Playback – "Oru Deivam Thantha Poove" (Kannathil Muthamittal)
  • 2007: Best Female Playback – "Sahana" (Shivaji)
  • 2010: Best Female Playback – "Kilimanjaro" (Enthiran)
  • Vijay Awards
  • 2009: Best Female Playback Singer – "Vaarayo Vaarayo" (Aadhavan)
  • 2011: Best Female Playback Singer – "Sara Sara" (Vaagai Sooda Vaa)
  • 2007: Nominated, Best Female Playback Singer – "Sahana" (Shivaji)
  • 2010: Nominated, Best Female Playback Singer – "Kilimanjaro" (Endhiran)
  • 2014: Nominated, Best Female Playback Singer – "Idhayam" (Kochadaiiyaan)
  • South Indian International Movie Awards
  • 2011 – SIIMA Award for Best Female Playback Singer – "Sara Sara" (Vaagai Sooda Vaa)
  • 2012 – Nominated – SIIMA Award for Best Female Playback Singer – "Asku Laska" (Nanban)
  • 2013 - Nominated - SIIMA Award for Best Female Playback Singer - "Mella Sirithaal" (Kalyana Samayal Saadham)
  • Vijay Music Awards
  • 2010: Popular Female Playback Singer – "Kilimanjaro" (Endhiran)
  • 2011: Best Female Singer Female – "Sara Sara" (Vaagai Sooda Vaa)
  • 2010: Nominated, Best Duet of the Year along with Javed Ali – "Kilimanjaro" (Endhiran)
  • 2011: Nominated, Best Duet of the Year along with Sathya – "Chotta Chotta" (Engaeyum Eppothum)
  • The Times Film Awards
  • 2011: The Chennai Times Award for Best Female Playback Singer – "Sara Sara" (Vaagai Sooda Vaa)
  • 2011: Nominated, The Hyderabad Times Award for Best Female Singer – "Opiri" (Pilla Zamindar)
  • Edison Awards
  • 2011: Edison Award for Best Female Playback Singer – "Chotta Chotta" (Engeyum Eppodhum)
  • 2012: Edison Award for Best Female Playback Singer – "Asku Laska" (Nanban)
  • Isaiaruvi Tamil Music Awards
  • 2007: Best Female Playback Singer – "Sahana" (Shivaji)
  • 2009: Best Female Playback Singer – "Vaarayo Vaarayo" (Aadhavan)
  • 2008: Nominated, Best Female Playback Singer – "Avaram Poo" (Poo)
  • 2008: Nominated, Best Female Playback Singer – "Chinnamma Chilakkamma" (Sakkarakatti)
  • Mirchi Music Awards South
  • 2010: Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil – "Kilimanjaro" (Endhiran)
  • 2009: Nominated, Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil – "Vaarayo Vaarayo" (Aadhavan)
  • 2009: Nominated, Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil – "Laesa Parakkudhu" (Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu)
  • 2011: Nominated, Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil – "Sara Sara" (Vaagai Sooda Vaa)
  • Other awards
  • 2002: Award from Ajanta Fine Arts for "Oru Deivam" (Kannathil Muthamittal)
  • 2002: Best Media Associates Award for Best Female Playback Singer – "Oru Deivam" (Kannathil Muthamittal)
  • 2002: ITFA Award for Best Upcoming Playback Singer – "Oru Deivam" (Kannathil Muthamittal)
  • 2007: Film Fans Association Award for Beat Female Playback Singer – "Sahana" (Shivaji)
  • 2007: Jaya TV Award for Best Female Playback Singer – "Sahana" (Shivaji)
  • 2007: Lions Club Award for Best Female Playback singer – "Sahana(Shivaji)"
  • 2009: Alandur Fine Arts for Best Female Playback Singer
  • 2009: South Scope Cine Award for Best Female Playback Singer – "Vaarayo Vaarayo" (Aadhavan)
  • 2010: BIG Tamil Award for Best Entertaining Female Singer – "Poove Poove" (Siddhu +2)
  • 2010: MGR Sivaji Academy Award for Best Female Playback Singer – "Kilimanjaro" (Endhiran)
  • 2010: Vijayam Tamil Movie Award for Favourite Female Singer of the Year
  • 2011: Navaratna Women Achievers Award for Best Female Playback Singer
  • 2011: Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Female Playback Singer – "Sara Sara" (Vaagai Sooda Vaa)
  • 2011: BIG Tamil Melody Music Award for Best Female Playback Singer – "Sara Sara" (Vaagai Sooda Vaa)
  • 2011: Filmfans' Association Award for Best Female Playback Singer – "Sara Sara" (Vaagai Sooda Vaa)
  • 2011: Variety Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer – "Sara Sara" (Vaagai Sooda Vaa)
  • 2015: Big Tamil Music Awards - Best Female Playback Singer - 'I' Ennodu Nee Irundhaal
  • 2015: Ugadhi Puraskar - Best Female Playback Singer - Vadhantune
  • Nominations
  • 2007: Star Screen Award for Best Female Playback – "Tere Bina"
  • 2009: Tamil Cinema Press Awards for Best Female Playback Singer – "Nila Nee Vaanam" (Pokkisham)
  • 2011: BIG Salute to Tamil Women Entertainer Award for Best Singer
  • 2011: Female vocalist of the year for the song "Sairat Zala Ji" from the film Sairat, Mirchi Music Awards
  • Awards for dubbing

  • 2011: Won, Nandi Award for Best Female Dubbing Artist – Ye Maaya Chesave(Samantha Ruth Prabhu)
  • 2012: Nominated, BIG Salute to Tamil Women Entertainer Award for Best Dubbing Artist
  • Other awards

  • 1999: All India First and Best Performer Award from Sangam Kala Group
  • 2000: All India First from All India Radio for Ghazals
  • 2003: Pride of Sangam Award
  • 2008: RITZ Amazing Woman Award
  • 2009: Vikatan Award for Best Television Show Host
  • 2011: Award from SAARC Chamber for Women Entrepreneurship for Excellence
  • 2011: Vocational Excellence Award from Rotary Club of Madras
  • 2015: Mercedes Benz - Ritz Woman of Merit award
  • 2015: Rotary Club Inner Wheel (Nanganallur) : Swarna Ratna Award
  • 2016: Indian of the Year: CNN IBN : Chennai Micro
  • Honours

  • 2011: She has been selected as a Mentee to the Fortune/US State Department Global Women's Mentoring Partnership. She is one among three Indians and the only and first person from Tamil Nadu among 35 other women all over the world.
  • On 19 October Chinmayi was bestowed with a Femina Penn Shakti Award in recognition of her entrepreneurial and social initiatives.
  • Trivia

  • 2010: She came on-screen for the song composed for World Tamil Classical Conference in 2010 directed by Gautham Menon and composed by A. R. Rahman – Semmozhiyaana Thamizh Mozhiyaam
  • 2011: She launched an App named as Chinmayi Sripada App. She was the first female singer in the world to have an exclusive app on all iOS and Android devices.
  • 2012: She did her first ever advertisement for Dheepam Oil in all the four south Indian languages (Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada)
  • References

    Chinmayi Wikipedia


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