Remembering legendary, multi-lingual playback singer Vani Jairam on her birth anniversary (30/11).

BollywooDirect
1 min readNov 30, 2023

Remembering legendary, multi-lingual playback singer Vani Jairam on her birth anniversary (30/11). People called her the “Meera of modern India.” Her singing career began in 1971 and lasted over fifty years. She sang in over a thousand movies, recording more than 10,000 songs. Vani also made many devotional and private albums and gave solo concerts in India and other countries. Vani was known for her ability to sing a wide range of songs and was a favorite choice for many music composers from the 1970s to the 1990s. She sang in 19 different Indian languages. She won many awards, including three National Film Awards for Best Female Playback Singer and other state awards. In 2012, she received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in South Indian film music. In 2017, she was awarded Best Female Singer in New York City. Vani was skilled in many music styles and was also a songwriter, composer, and painter.

In this photo: The legendary carnatic vocalists D.K.Pattammal, Jayalakshmi, M.S. Subbulakshmi and Radha are with S.Janaki, L.R. Eswari and Vani Jairam, the singing legends of South Indian cinema.

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