Genres Playback Singer
|Years active 1946–present|
Name Jamuna Rani
|Born 17 May 1938 (age 77) (1938-05-17) |
Similar People Jikki, Ghantasala, A L Raghavan, P Susheela, P Leela
Kola kada kada h r jothipala and jamuna rani
K. Jamuna Rani (born 17 May 1938 in Andhra Pradesh, India) is a prolific Indian Playback singer who has sung over 6,000 songs in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Sinhala languages.
- Kola kada kada h r jothipala and jamuna rani
- Jamuna rani songs
- Career life
- Music composers she sang for
- Playback singers she sang with
Rani is the daughter of private officer K. Varadarajulu and violinist K. Droupathy.
Jamuna rani songs
She first contributed her voice to film at the age of seven for the Telugu movie Tyagayya (1946). By thirteen, Rani was vocalising for lead characters in films like Valaiyapathy. She had a hit with "Asauym Ennesamum" from the Tamil film Gulebakavali in 1955.
Jamuna Rani first sang in Sri Lankan cinema for Sujatha in 1953 under the direction of composer Ananda Samarakoon. She subsequently contributed to Warada Kageda (1954), Seda Sulang (1955), Mathalan (1955), Suraya (1957) and Vana Mohini (1958).
She was a much sought after playback singer in the 1950s till the 1960s. She had very few songs in the early 1970s. After a hiatus, she came back to Tamil songs in Nayagan (1987) and Annan Ennada Thambi Ennada (1992).
Music composers she sang for
She worked under G. Ramanathan, K. V. Mahadevan, S. Dakshinamurthi, A. M. Rajah, Vedha, Chittor V. Nagaiah, J. A. Rehman, Pendyala Nageshwara Rao, T. Chalapathi Rao, Ananda Samarakoon, T. G. Lingappa, Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy, T. A. Kalyanam, M. S. Gnanamani, S. Rajeswara Rao, S. Hanumantha Rao, Master Venu, R. Sudharsanam, G. K. Venkatesh, V. T. Rajagopalan, V. Kumar, T. R. Pappa, S. V. Venkatraman, Vijaya Bhaskar, Ghantasala, Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan, S. M. Subbaiah Naidu, S. P. Kodandapani, V. Kumar, Brother Lakshmanan, M. B. Sreenivasan, M. S. Baburaj, Ilaiyaraaja and Chandrabose.
Playback singers she sang with
She sang immemorable duets mostly with T. M. Soundararajan, A. M. Rajah, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, A. L. Raghavan, P. B. Sreenivas, and Mohideen Baig. Others are Ghantasala, Thiruchi Loganathan, J. P. Chandrababu, S. C. Krishnan, Dharapuram Sundararajan, V. T. Rajagopalan, H. R. Jothipala, Kamukara Purushothaman, P. Kalinga Rao and Pithapuram Nageswara Rao.
She also sang duets with female singers with most notably with P. Suseela, P. Leela, L. R. Easwari and Jikki. Others are A. P. Komala, A. G. Rathnamala, S. Janaki, M. L. Vasanthakumari, T. V. Rathinam, K. Rani, Swarnalatha, M. S. Rajeswari, Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi, L. R. Anjali, Swarna and Renuka.