Suchitra Ramadurai is an Indian singer, radio jockey, columnist, writer, actor, and a dubbing artist. In 2020, she participated as a wild card contestant in the popular TV reality show ‘Bigg Boss Tamil 4.’
Suchitra Ramadurai was born on Saturday, 14 August 1982 (age 38 years; as of 2020) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Her zodiac sign is Leo. She did her schooling from Tamil Nadu. She then pursued her graduation in science from Mar Ivanios College Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Later, she did MBA from PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. Wikipedia The Hindu
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
She was born in a Hindu family.
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Ramadurai. J, and her mother’s name is Padmaja. She has one sister, Sunitha
Relationships, Husband & Children
On 27 November 2005, she got married to Karthik Kumar, who owns a theatre company. In 2017, the couple announced their divorce.
After completing her graduation, she worked with Sify, an IT company. After working there for one year, she applied for the post of an RJ in Radio Mirchi and got selected, where she gained immense popularity with her radio show ‘Hello Chennai.’ Later, she started working as an RJ for another radio show ‘Flight983.’ She used to sing jingles for the Indian singer Timothy Madhukar, who, later, introduced her to Harris Jayaraj (Indian film composer). She got her big break as a singer from the Indian music directors Yuvan and Bharadwaj. Talking about her first recording as a singer, in an interview, she said,
My first recording for Mani Sharma was a disaster. It was a subtle love song and I had no idea how to handle it. But Mani Sir saw some potential in me I guess, and started calling me back for assignments. This gradually was helpful in moulding my voice, expressions and tone. So when Dole Dole and Ippatikinka happened, nobody could fault me. If I ever had a guru, it was Mani Sir.”
Her debut song as a singer is “Uyirin Uyire” in ‘Kakka Kakka’ (2003). She has lent her voice for more than 100 songs in Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu languages such as “En Polave Kattru” from ‘Lesa Lesa’ (2002), “Kanavu Periya Kanavugal” from ‘Ullam Ketkumae’ (2005), “June July Maadham” from ‘Kalloori’ (2007), “Excuse Me” from ‘Kanthaswamy’ (2009), and “Diamond Girl” from ‘Baadshah’ (2013).
She has appeared in a few Tamil films, like ‘Jay Jay’ (2003), ‘Aayutha Ezhuthu’ (2004), and ‘Bale Pandiya’ (2010). She has worked as a dubbing artist in various Tamil films, including ‘Thiruttu Payale’ (2006), ‘Poi Solla Porom’ (2008), ‘Kanthaswamy’ (2009), ‘Mankatha’ (2011), and ‘Naan Sigappu Manithan’ (2014). In 2014, she judged the Malayalam TV reality show ‘Music India.’ She has appeared as a wild card contestant in the popular TV reality show ‘Bigg Boss Tamil 4’ in 2020.
In March 2017, she was in the news for posting intimate photos of the famous Indian actors Dhanush, Anirudh Ravichander, and Hansika Motwani on her Twitter account. In her other tweets, she accused the famous Indian actor Dhanush and the music composer Anirudh Ravichander of drugging and sexually assaulting her. She has also posted a few nude pictures and video clips of the Indian actresses Anuya and Sanchitha Shetty. Later, in an interview, her husband said that she was not mentally fit, and she had posted the objectionable things on Twitter due to her ill mental health. Indian Express
Awards & Honours
- International Tamil Film Awards (ITFA) for Best Female Playback Singer– Mankatha (2011)
- BIG Telugu Music Awards for Best Singer of the Year– Businessman (2012)
- Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer– Telugu for the song ‘Sir Osthara’ from Businessman (2012)
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- Music Director(s): Ilaiyaraaja and Vishal Bhardwaj
- Song: ‘Enna Solgirai’ from Thavamai Thavamiranthu (2005)
- Actor: Kamal Haasan
- Lyricist(s): Vaali, Vairamuthu, Viveka, Na. Muthukumar, Thamarai
- Recording Studio(s): Kalasa, TAO
- Comedian(s): Vadivelu, Vishwa
- Colour: White
- Sport: Cricket
- Autobiography: My Experiments With Truth by Mahatma Gandhi
- Scripture: Mahabharata
- Leader(s): Mahatma Gandhi, Kamaraj, Barack Obama
- Car: Ferrari
- She is not a trained singer. In an interview, she said,
It was my school teacher Renuka Girirajan who felt I could sing and thanks to her I won several competitions.”
- She loves to play badminton and do Yoga.
- In 2003 and 2005, she received Commonwealth Award for Asia’s best short story for ‘The Runaway Peppercorn.’
- Suchitra, along with the South Indian singer Ranjith, has started a YouTube channel.