Shakthisree Gopalan is an Indian vocalist, songwriter and performer, famous for her collaborations with the top south-Indian music directors/composers like A.R.Rahman, Santhosh Narayanan etc. Aside from the film music She has been making a substantial impact in the independent music scene, performing with various bands over the years dabbling in Pop, R'n'B, trip-hop and jazz.
Alongside her success in the Indian film music industry she has been performing and releasing music independently in multiple languages. She has also garnered appreciation for her cover videos on her YouTube channel.
Shakthisree Gopalan is an architect by profession, graduating from Anna University School of Architecture and Planning.
Shakthisree Gopalan was born and brought up in Kochi, Kerala. She did her schooling in Rajagiri Public School, Kalamassery. She moved to Chennai after her school and pursued her degree in Architecture at the Anna University's School of Architecture and Planning.
She was trained in Carnatic music for 13 years. During her 11th standard, SS Music conducted Voice Hunt 1. Since she was under 18, it ended with the auditions. Eventually in 2008, she won the second season of SS Music's Voice Hunt. She was first auditioned in November 2008 and got the opportunity to sing her debut song for the film Taxi 4777.
At the age of 13, Shakthisree Gopalan was already trained in the field of Carnatic music. After having won the "SS Music Voice Hunt" title in the year 2008, Gopalan debuted into film playback in the same year. She was placed third in the Chennai Live's Band hunt. In the year 2014, she performed at the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli cultural fest Festember, SASTRA University cultural fest Kuruksastra'14,VIT University cultural fest Riviera 14 and Madras Institute of Technology cultural fest Mitafest 15.
"Off the Record" consists of Vikram Vivekanand (Guitar), Satish Narayanan (Bass) and Tapas Naresh/Vinay Ramakrishnan (Drums).
In the film world she has recorded a number of songs for films such as "Irumbukottai Murattu Singham", "Kattradhu Kalavu" and "Rajathi Raja". She has also been a backing vocalist for many A R Rahman compositions and eventually got her break by singing the title track for the composer's Bollywood film, Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012). She also got to jam the unplugged version of her Tamil film song "Nenjukkule" from the film Kadal with A R Rahman. She performed live concert at Software Paradigms Infotech Pvt Ltd (SPI), Mysuru on 2 January 2015 along with Benny Dayal. She has won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil and the Vijay Award for Best Female Playback Singer for singing "Nenjukkulle" from Kadal.Won - Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil - "Nenjukkulle" - Kadal
Won - Vijay Award for Best Female Playback Singer - "Nenjukkulle" - Kadal
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil - "Naan Nee" - Madras
Nominated - Vijay Award for Best Female Playback Singer - "Naan Nee" - Madras