Sayanora Philip Wiki, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Sayanora Philip

Sayanora Philip is an Indian playback singer and music composer who predominantly works in the Malayalam and Tamil film industry.


Sayanora Philip was born on Thursday, 1 March 1984 (age 38 years; as of 2022) in Kannur, Kerala, India. She studied at St. Teresa’s Anglo Indian Girls High School in Kannur. Reportedly, she was enrolled in the S. N. College in Kannur.

A childhood picture of Sayanora with her mother, Maryhedwig Philip

A childhood picture of Sayanora with her mother, Maryhedwig Philip

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 3″

Hair Colour: Medium Golden Brown

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Sayanora Philip


Sayanora Philip belongs to a South Indian family.

Parents & Siblings

Her mother’s name is Maryhedwig Philip. Sayanora has a sister named Sruthi Philip. [1]Maryhedwig Philip – Instagram

Sayanora's parents

Sayanora’s parents

Husband & Children

Sayanora Philip is married to Winston Ashley Dcruz.

An image from Sayanora Philip and Winston Ashley Dcruz's wedding

An image from Sayanora Philip and Winston Ashley Dcruz’s wedding

Sayanora Philip with her husband, Winston Ashley Dcruz

Sayanora Philip with her husband, Winston Ashley Dcruz

The duo has a daughter named Zena Dcruz.

Sayanora with her daughter, Zena

Sayanora with her daughter, Zena


According to sources, Sayanora met Winston Ashley Dcruz at a gym where he was working as an instructor. The reports claim that the couple fell in love and started each other.


Sayanora follows Christianity. [2]Winston Ashley Dcruz – Facebook




In 2004, Sayanora got her first project as a singer and sang ‘Am I Dreaming’ for the film “Manjupoloru Penkutti.”

The poster of the film 'Manjupoloru Penkutti' (2004)

The poster of the film ‘Manjupoloru Penkutti’ (2004)

Sayanora has sung many songs in the Malayalam language including ‘Kar Raavin’ from “Pranayakalam” (2007), ‘O January’ from “Big B” (2007), ‘Mizhi Malarukal’ from “Rani Padmini” (2015), and many more.


Sayanora sang her first Tamil language song titled ‘Ice Katti Ice Katti’ for the film “Madhurey” (2004).

The poster of the film 'Madurey' (2004)

The poster of the film ‘Madurey’ (2004)

She has sung many other songs in the Tamil language such as ‘Adhiradikaaran’ from “Sivaji – The Boss’ (2007), ‘Honey Honey’ from “Ayan” (2009), and ‘Alaika Laika’ from the film “Thupakki” (2012).

Music Composer

In 2018, Sayanora made her debut as a Music Composer with the film ‘Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri.’ She also composed for the film ‘Aaha’ in 2021.

The poster of the film 'Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri' (2018)

The poster of the film ‘Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri’ (2018)

Music Albums 

In 2016, Sayanora Philip’s first music album ‘Uyire’ was released. She worked as a singer, lyricist, and music composer for the album. Her other albums are titled ‘Bhula Diya’ (2018) and ‘Sarvam Saha Vendayini (I’m the woman)’ (2022).

The poster of Sayanora Philip's album 'Uyire' (2016)

The poster of Sayanora Philip’s album ‘Uyire’ (2016)

Poster of Sayanora Philip's 'Sarvam Saha Vendayini (I'm the woman)' (2022)

Poster of Sayanora Philip’s ‘Sarvam Saha Vendayini (I’m the woman)’ (2022)


  • Reportedly, Sayanora faced racial discrimination as a child. According to her, no one would notice her because of her darker shade, and she never received a love letter like her friends with fair skin did; however, she decided to learn and play the guitar which eventually brought her to the notice of many people around her, and she started finding self-love. While talking about her struggling childhood in an interview, Sayanora Philip said,

    There were times I felt conscious when a fair skin woman stood next to me. As a child, I used to compare myself with kids who were fair and check how many shades darker I am. While in school, I used to see people flirting around my friends and not me, which made me think nobody would ever fall for me. I didn’t receive love letters and as a child, I felt hopeless about life. I started playing guitar and people started noticing me. And that was the beginning of me finding self-love. But I struggled a lot.” [5]The Times of India

  • According to Sayanora, the impact of the discrimination that she faced in her childhood was so deep that the first question she asked the doctor after giving birth to her child was about her colour. Sayanora added that she wished to give birth to a fair child, and she regretted that she developed that thought back then. Sayanora, while recalling that moment of her life in the interview, said,

    I was insecure to the point, where I wanted to give birth to a fair child. I wasn’t able to wrap my head around the fact that what all the child would go through for the skin color. The first thing I asked the doctor, after giving birth to my child was her colour. I didn’t ask if the baby was a boy or a girl. I wanted to know whether my child was fair. Looking back, I feel so sorry for her and myself because I was conditioned to think like that. And nobody should go through that. Every teenage girl should be proud of her body. My baby girl is growing up and I want her to be confident.” [6]The Times of India

  • Sayanora Philip is inclined towards the Indian National Congress political party. [7]Sayanora Philip – Instagram

    Sayanora Philip at the 23rd Party Congress of the CPI(M) held in Kannur, Kerala, in 2022

    Sayanora Philip at the 23rd Party Congress of the CPI(M) held in Kannur, Kerala, in 2022

  • Reportedly, Sayanora Philip took the lessons of Kalari, the oldest form of martial art developed in Kerela. [8]The Times of India

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