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Sowmya Raoh

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Birth name  Sowmya Raoh
Genres  Playback Singer
Years active  1993–present
Albums  Love Guru
Name  Sowmya Raoh
Siblings  Sunil Raoh
Role  Singer ·

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Website  Sowmya Raoh Official Website
Awards  Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Kannada
Similar People  Neeraj Shridhar, Sandeep Chowta, Nikita Nigam, Kunal Ganjawala, Rajesh Krishnan

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Sowmya Raoh is an Indian playback singer who has performed in Kannada, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu languages.


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Early life and career

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Sowmya was born in a Kannada speaking family to veteran singer B. K. Sumitra and Sudhakar in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Sowmya has a brother named Sunil Raoh, who is an actor in the Kannada film industry. Her mother is popular playback and devotional singer in Kannada. As a child, Sowmya would accompany her mother to the studios for recording. She then slowly graduated to become a child singer. Sowmya's father worked in Reserve Bank of India.

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Sowmya started singing at the age of seven. She took a break from singing while she was in school as she thought that would affect her studies. After a period of five to six years, she gradually turned her attention towards singing by learning Carnatic music. However, she ended up becoming a voice actor before venturing into films. She claims that, "I wanted to train for singing for heroines, not children".

Musical career

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Sowmya started her career as a singer in south Indian films in 1993, and got a break in Bollywood nine years later. Her major breakthrough happened when composer Sandeep Chowta was looking for a singer who could sing well in Hindi. He chose Sowmya for a song ("Greekuveerudu") in the Telugu film Ninne Pelladata. The song gave her a much needed breakthrough. She went on to record the song in the Tamil and Hindi versions too.

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Sowmya started her career in Bollywood in 2000. Her first assignment was for the song "Soul of Jungle", followed by a background track for the film Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya. Company was her first as a singer in Hindi. By this time she also sang for other Hindi films such as Dum and Bunty Aur Babli.

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Having worked with composers such as Ilaiyaraaja and A. R. Rahman, she recorded over 200 songs in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada, as of 2006.

Filmfare Awards

  • 2013 – Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Kannada for "Karagida Baaninalli" from Simple Agi Ondh Love Story
  • Stardust Awards

  • Stardust Award for Best New Singer for " Laila Laila" from Samay: When Time Strikes (2003).
  • References

    Sowmya Raoh Wikipedia