K. Rani (singer)
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K. Rani Singer
K. Rani
Born 1943
Genres Playback singing
Singer
Instruments Vocalist
1951-1963

K. Rani is an Indian playback singer who has recorded over 500 songs in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Sinhala and Uzbek. Rani was the first female singer from India to sing in Sinhala and Uzbek, and sang the national anthem of Sri Lanka (the "Sri Lanka Matha").[1]

She performed before President of India Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and Indian National Congress leader K. Kamaraj called her "Innisai Rani". Rani was invited to perform at the Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya centennial, travelling in an aeroplane chartered by the government of Karnataka.[2]Raj Kapoor provided the rhythms when she sang Hindi songs, including "O Maine Pyar Kia, Mai Kya Karu Ram Mujhe Budda Mil Gaya", at a stage show.[3]

Life and career

Rani's first films, in 1951 at age eight, were the Telugu Roopavathi and Tamil Mohana Sundaram and Singari. A year later, she was singing for lead characters in films like Kalyani, Kalyanam Panni Paar, Pelli Chesi Choodu, Dharma Devadhai and Dharma Devadha. Rani's "Antha Bhranthi Yenaa" (Telugu) and "Ellaam Maayai Thaanaa" (Tamil), from 1953's Devadasu, were popular.

She first performed in Sri Lankan cinema for Sujatha in 1953 under the direction of composer Ananda Samarakoon, and contributed to Seda Sulang in 1955 and Sirimali in 1959.[4] Much sought after during the 1950s, Rani had few songs in the early 1960s. She sang Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) songs and recorded Tamil Islamic songs with Nagore E. M. Hanifa.[5]

Composers

Many of Rani's songs were written by C. R. Subburaman and G. Ramanathan. She also sang for Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy, K. V. Mahadevan, Ghantasala. Ogirala Ramachandra Rao, S. Dakshinamurthi, T. G. Lingappa, S. V. Venkatraman, T. R. Ramanathan, T. A. Kalyanam, Pendyala Nageshwara Rao, T. V. Raju, Master Venu, S. Vedha, L. Malleswara Rao. Ananda Samarakoon, V. Dakshinamoorthy, A. M. Rajah, T. Chalapathi Rao, M. B. Sreenivasan, Vimal Kumar, H. R. Padmanabha Sasthri, C. N. Pandurangan, V. Krishnamurthi, Saluri Rajeswara Rao and Saluri Hanumantha Rao.

Fellow playback singers

Rani sang duets with Ghantasala, and sang with A. M. Rajah, P. B. Sreenivas, T. M. Soundararajan., Thiruchi Loganathan, J. P. Chandrababu, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, S. C. Krishnan, V. N. Sundharam, K. H. Reddy, p Pithapuram Nageswara Rao, M. Sathyam. Pendyala Nageshwara Rao, P. Suri Babu, J. V. Raghavulu, A. L. Raghavan, K. Chellamuthu, S. V. Ponnusamy, Subramanyam, K. P. Udayabhanu, K. J. Yesudas, Ananda Samarakoon, Dharmadasap Walpola, Mohideen Baig, Sunil Premadasa and Christy Leonard Perera. She sang duets with female singers, most notably Jikki but also with P. Leela, P. Suseela, K. Jamuna Rani. A. P. Komala, A. G. Rathnamala, Radha Jayalakshmi, Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi, P. Bhanumathi, R. Balasaraswathi Devi, Swarnalata, P. S. Vaidehi, Udutha Sarojini and L. R. Eswari.

Filmography

Year Film Language Song Music Director Co-Singer
1950 Paramanandayya Sishyula Katha Telugu Polika Radha Ogirala Ramachandra Rao & S. Dakshinamurthi S. Dakshinamurthi
1951 Mohana Sundaram Tamil Oyilaana Mayilaattam T. G. Lingappa P. Leela
1951 Roopavathi Telugu Vennelni Chinna Bucche Paata
Vayaari Raajaa Jilibi Valapula Raniroy Jikki
1951 Singari Tamil Oru Jaan Vayire Illaattaal S. V. Venkatraman, T. R. Ramanathan & T. A. Kalyanam K. H. Reddy
Konaadha Maratthinile K. H. Reddy
1952 Chinna Durai Tamil O Raagini Vaa Raagini T. G. Lingappa T. G. Lingappa
1952 Dharma Dhevadhai Tamil Joraana Minnal Polave C. R. Subburaman D. B. Ramachandra
Lambadi Lambadi
Aananda Leelai Tharum
Paaduven Paarungo
Vaaraamale Irundhiduvaano C. R. Subburaman
1952 Dharma Devatha Telugu Ye Voore Chinnadaana C. R. Subburaman K. Prasad Rao
Lambadi Lambadi
Pataku Pallavi Kaavaaloy
Chindu Veyavoi Chinni Krishnaiyaa B. N. Rao
1952 Kalyani Tamil Ini Pirivillaamale Vaazhvom Naam Ulaginile G. Ramanathan & S. Dakshinamurthi T. M. Soundararajan
Takku Takku
1952 Kalyanam Panni Paar Tamil Brammave Ye Brammave Ghantasala Udutha Sarojini
Kalyanam Seidhu Kattiduvom Pithapuram Nageswara Rao
Evan Vandhalum Vida Maatten Ghantasala
Engu Sendrayo Piriya Pithapuram Nageswara Rao & P. Leela
Emaali Endha Ooro Udutha Sarojini
Ammaa Novudhe Ammammaa Novudhe Udutha Sarojini
1952 Pelli Chesi Choodu Telugu Brahmayya O Brahmayya Ghantasala Udutha Sarojini
1953 Chandirani Tamil Vaaraamale Vandha Naalidhe C. R. Subburaman
Meow Meow Meow Udutha Sarojini & K. Jamuna Rani
1953 Chandirani Telugu Ravo Varaala Elika Konavoyi Kanukaa C. R. Subburaman
Meow Meow Meow Udutha Sarojini & K. Jamuna Rani
Nalla Pilla Mee Malli Malli A. P. Komala
1953 Chandirani Hindi Mera Billa Gora Hai Aur Teri Billi Kaali C. R. Subburaman
1953 Devadasu Telugu Antha Bhranthi Yenaa Jeevitana Velugintena C. R. Subburaman
Cheliya Ledhu Chelimi Ledhu Ghantasala
1953 Devadas Tamil Ellaam Maayai Thaanaa C. R. Subburaman
Uravum Illai Pagaiyum Illai Ghantasala
1953 Gumastha Tamil Sopalaangi Maappillaikku C. N. Pandurangan, G. Ramanathan & Chittor V. Nagaiah G. Kasthoori
1953 Jenova Tamil Sollaamale Kanne Pinne Varaadhe T. A. Kalyanam, M. S. Gnanamani & M. S. Viswanathan
1953 Kangal Tamil Pongi Malarudhe Mangaiyin S. V. Venkatraman & G. Ramanathan G. Kasthoori
1953 Kanna Talli Telugu Ide Ide Saaradu Pendyala Nageshwara Rao A. M. Rajah
1953 Petra Thai Tamil Nilavile Oyyaaram Pendyala Nageshwara Rao A. M. Rajah
Maamayilpol Aadi
1953 Sujatha Sinhala Sumadhura Wey S. Dakshinamurthi
Ayyo Baa Baa Dharmadasa Walpola & Sunil Premadasa
Pem Rella Nage Dharmadasa Walpola
Manaranjana Darshaniya Lanka
Prema Gange Mohideen Baig
1954 Chandraharam Telugu Evare Evare Challani Vennel Jallu Chillukarinchunaadi Ghantasala
1954 Koondukkili Tamil Vaanga Ellorume Ondraagave K. V. Mahadevan T. M. Soundararajan, V. N. Sundharam &
Radha Jayalakshmi
1954 Naalvar Tamil Lovekku Lovekku Love K. V. Mahadevan K. V. Mahadevan
1954 Nallakalam Tamil Kaandham Pol Paayum K. V. Mahadevan
1954 Panam Padutthum Paadu Tamil Alai Modhum Seidhi T. A. Kalyanam
1955 Asai Anna Arumai Thambi Tamil Menagaiyum Naanuvaal K. V. Mahadevan
Kaanaadha Kaatchigalai Paaru K. V. Mahadevan
1955 Guna Sundari Tamil Therindhu Kolluveer Therindhu Kolluveer Ghantasala S. C. Krishnan
Thoodhu Sellum Kogilam Jikki
Thaaragai Solaiyile Vennilaave Jikki
Vaadaa Ennaasai Kannaalane Arugil Vaadaa Kolluveer
1955 Jayasimha Telugu Kondameeda Kokkirayi Kaalujari Koolipoye T. V. Raju
Muripemumeera Meekorikateera Vaarampina Kanukale A. P. Komala
1955 Kathanayaki Tamil Ammammaa Aagaadhu Aavesam Koodadhu G. Ramanathan S. C. Krishnan
Pasi Pasi Pasi Parama Yezhaigalin S. C. Krishnan
1955 Kaveri Tamil Vetrriye Arul Amma G. Ramanathan & Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy A. G. Rathnamala, A. P. Komala &
K. Jamuna Rani
1955 Mudhal Thethi Tamil mudhal thEthi indru T. G. Lingappa T. V. Rathinam
1955 Porter Kandan Tamil Kondattam Kondattam Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Tiruchi Loganathan, S. C. Krishnan, K. Chellamutthu
& Maadhavan
Vidumurai Vidumurai Vidumurai Thiruchi Loganathan, V. N. Sundaram & Jikki
1955 Seda Sulang Sinhala Prem Prem Somibara Pemrali Ananda Samarakoon Dharmadasa Walpola
Kellani Numbala Ananda Samarakoon
Oo Enna
Amu Pitisarayeki Me Dharmadasa Walpola & Sunil Premadasa
Kavi Kada Kasi Soyala Dharmadasa Walpola
Oya Thamayi Sunil Premadasa
Jeevana Mea Gamana Sansare K. Jamuna Rani
1955 Vadina Gari Gajulu Telugu Varunaki Thagina Ghantasala
1956 Amara Geetham Tamil En Kanne En Kanne Ghantasala K. Jamuna Rani
1956 Bhagyodaya Kannada Anandha Gokula L. Malleswara Rao R. Balasaraswathi Devi & Subramanyam
1956 Kaalam Mari Pochu Tamil Punnagai Thanai Veesu Master Venu Thiruchi Loganathan & Jikki
1956 Marma Veeran Tamil Pavazha Naattu Ellaiyile Mullai Aadudhu S. Vedha P. Suseela
O Aiyaa O Ammaa J. P. Chandrababu
1956 Marumalarchi Tamil Therinjadhukkellaam Pendyala Nageswara Rao
1956 Nannambikkai Tamil Vaaraamal Irundhiduvaano S. V. Venkatraman S. V. Venkatraman
1956 Ondre Kulam Tamil Mangkilai Maele Poonguyil Kooviyadhu S. V. Venkatraman & M. Ranga Rao N. L. Ganasaraswathi, M. S. Rajeswari & Kalyani
Sirippu Varaadho
1956 Paasavalai Tamil Aiyaiya Neenga Ambalaiyaanga Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Thiruchi Loganathan
1956 Paditha Penn Tamil Vaadaadha Solai Malar Pootha Verlai Arun & Raghavan Thiruchi Loganathan
Gunamum Kula Dharma Gnaanamum Thiruchi Loganathan
1956 Santhosham Telugu Rupaai Kaasulone Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
1957 Allauddin Adhbhuta Deepam Telugu Sogasari Dananayya Rangeli Singari S. Rajeswara Rao & S. Hanumantha Rao P. B. Sreenivas
1957 Achanum Makanum Malayalam Aamalarkkaavil Vimal Kumar A. M. Rajah
Njanoru Mulla
1957 Dongallo Dora Telugu Maadhavaa M. Subrahmanyam Raju P. Leela & Swarnalatha
1957 Magathala Nattu Mary Tamil Jaya Jaya Jayame Peruvadhu Nijame R. Parthasarathi Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi
Kannum Kannum S. V. Ponnusamy
1957 Sati Savitri Telugu Jo Jo Bangarubomma S. V. Venkatraman Sarojini
1957 Sampoorna Ramayanam Tamil Sree Raamachandiran Magudaabishega
Thirukkolam Kaanbathatke
K. V. Mahadevan Seerkazhi Govindarajan, A. P. Komala, A. G. Rathnamala,
S. C. Krishnan, Sarojini & Udutha
Mannellaam Ponnaagum Raaman Varavaaley A. P. Komala, A. G. Rathnamala, S. C. Krishnan,
Sarojini & Pathma
1957 Rathnagiri Rahasya Kannada O Raja O Maharaja T. G. Lingappa Udutha Sarojini
Yavvanave Ee Yavvanave A. P. Komala
Kaattu Raajaa Aiyaa Kaattu Raajaa A. G. Rathnamala
Baa Baa Baa Odi Baa P. Leela
Aanandhaa Mahadhaanandhaa Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi & Jikki
1957 Rathnagiri Rahasyam Telugu Yavvanave Ee Yavvanave T. G. Lingappa A. P. Komala
Naattu Raajaa Aiyyaa Ittu Raa A. P. Komala
1957 Thangamalai Ragasiyam Tamil Varavenum Varavenum T. G. Lingappa A. G. Rathnamala
Yauvvaname En Yauvvaname A. P. Komala
Kaattu Raajaa Aiyaa Kaattu Raajaa A. G. Rathnamala
Vaa Vaa Vaa Odi Vaa P. Leela
Aanandham Pudhu Aanandham Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi & Jikki
Thandhanatthaan Dhamukkaditthaan....
Veeradhi Veeran Sooraadhi Sooran
S. C. Krishnan
1957 Thodi Kodallu Telugu Gaalipatam Gaalipatam Master Venu Ghantasala & P. Suseela
1957 Engal Veettu Mahalakshmi Tamil Kaatthaadi Kaatthaadi Master Venu Ghantasala & P. Suseela
1958 Arasaala Pirandhavan Tamil Kaadhal Nilaave Ivvelai Pendyala Nageswara Rao Ghantasala
1958 Boologa Rambai Tamil Vanna Mayil Vel Murugan C. N. Pandurangan A. G. Rathnamala
Kodagu Malai Koottamungga Seerkazhi Govindarajan & S. V. Ponnusamy
Aalai Paaru Solakollai Bommai Seerkazhi Govindarajan & S. V. Ponnusamy
1958 Booloka Rambha Telugu Loyalalo Mayakuni Koyakulam Maadi Koyalamma Maa Guruvu C. N. Pandurangan A. G. Rathnamala
Dandakaavani Seethayu M. Sathyam & A. G. Rathnamala
O Babu O Amma, Erragiri Vaasulam
Yelello Memu Eruka Cheppi
M. Sathyam
1958 Sarangadhara Tamil Kannaal Nalla Paaru G. Ramanathan P. Bhanumathi & A. P. Komala
1958 School Master Kannada Swami Devane Loka Paalane T. G. Lingappa T. G. Lingappa & A. P. Komala
Bannirai Bannirai A. P. Komala
1958 Engal Kudumbam Perisu Tamil Somasekara Loga Paalane T. G. Lingappa T. G. Lingappa & A. P. Komala
1958 Sobha Telugu Ee Nela Reyi A. M. Rajah
1959 Azhagarmalai Kalvan Tamil Mai Ezhudhi Pottumittu B. Gopalam S. C. Krishnan
1959 Dheiva Balam Tamil Kulla Nari Koottam Pole Kundhi Kittu G. Aswathama
Varave Varaadha Magizhve Tharaadaha S. Janaki
1959 Daiva Balam Telugu Bangkamatti Naagaa Patinam Vaagaa G. Aswathama
Jeevithame Endtho Haayi
1959 Manorama Telugu Gathi Leni Vanni Guddi Vanni Ramesh Naidu Talat Mahmood
1959 Nala Damayanthi Tamil Thappi Pottu Thappu B. Gopalam B. Gopalam
1959 Pandithevan Tamil Kannum Karuthum C. N. Pandurangan & Meenakshi Subramanyam Radha Jayalakshmi & S. Janaki
Sekku Poal Asaignchaadum
1959 Pelli Sandadi Telugu Nallani Vade Ghantasala P. Leela
1959 Pelli Sandadi Telugu Raave Chakkanodaa Ghantasala Jikki
1959 Pudumai Penn Tamil Aambalai Koottam Aadura Aattam T. G. Lingappa K. Jamuna Rani
1959 Sabash Ramudu Telugu Jabili Velungulo Ghantasala
1959 Sirimali Sinhala Prema Gange V. Krishnamurthi Christy Leonard Perera
1959 Sumangali Tamil Erindhaan Madhan Endru.... Pirakka Mukthi Irakka Mukthi M. Ranga Rao T. K. Ramachandran
Vegamaagave Poravale.... Manasum Manasum Onnu Serndhu Seerkazhi Govindarajan
1960 Aalukkoru Veedu Tamil Pennille Nee Pennille Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy A. L. Raghavan
1960 Mahakavi Kalidasu Telugu Pendyala Nageshwara Rao & P. Suri Babu
1960 Kuzhandhaigal Kanda Kudiyarasu Tamil Azhagiya Thaamarai Kannaa T. G. Lingappa
1960 Pillalu Thechchina Rajyam Telugu Ninu Choochi T. G. Lingappa P. B. Sreenivas
1961 Sati Sulochana Telugu Aadave Vayaari T. V. Raju P. B. Sreenivas
1961 Usha Parinayam Telugu Ottesuko Ottesuko S. Hanumantha Rao Pithapuram Nageswara Rao
1962 Indira En Selvam Tamil Inbam Kondaadum Maalai H. R. Padmanabha Sasthri & C. N. Pandurangan P. B. Sreenivas
1962 Gaali Gopura Kannada Neene Kiladi Hennu T. G. Lingappa Pithapuram Nageswara Rao
1962 Gaali Medalu Telugu Tea Shopuloni Pilla T. G. Lingappa Pithapuram Nageswara Rao
1962 Rathna Manjari Kannada Yaaru Yaaru Nee Yaaru Rajan-Nagendra Nagendra
1962 Veluthambi Dalawa Malayalam Innu Nalla Laakkaa V. Dakshinamoorthy K. P. Udayabhanu
1963 Kalayum Kaminiyum Malayalam Kaalathee Poomarachottil M. B. Sreenivasan K. J. Yesudas & L. R. Eswari
1963 Lakshadhikari Telugu Achammaku Nityamu Seemantamayene T. Chalapathi Rao Swarnalata & P. S. Vaidehi
1963 Lava Kusa Telugu Ashwamedha Yagaaniki Jayamu Jayamu Jayamu Ghantasala Ghantasala, M. Sathyam, J. V. Raghavulu
& Udutha Sarojini
Jeya Jeya Raam.... Sree Raamaa Parandhaamaa J. V. Raghavulu & A. P. Komala
1963 Lava Kusa Tamil Jeya Jeya Raam.... Sree Raamaa Parandhaamaa Ghantasala & K. V. Mahadevan J. V. Raghavulu & A. P. Komala
  1. Ore Gunna: Swayam Prabha
  2. Thelisene Ranga Rangeli - Madhana Manjari (with PBS)
  3. Netru Andhi Neratthile - Santhippu
  4. Aaduvom Naame Vaa Nee Jaaliyaai - Pakka Thirudan
  5. Aanandha Vaibogam (with Jikki)

Tamil Islamic songs

Tamil Islamic songs with Nagore E. M. Hanifa:

  1. "Odhuvom Vaarungal"
  2. "Dheenore Niyayama"
  3. "Vaazha Vaazha Nalla Vazhigal Undu"
  4. "Arul Mevum Aandavare"

DMK songs

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) songs with Hanifa:

  1. "Azhaikkindraar Azhaikkindraar Annaa"
  2. "Vaazhga Dhraavida Naadu"
  3. "Annaa Vaazhgave ... Annai Mozhi Kaatthu Nirkkum"

References

  1. ^ "Raja Music Bank". 2011. 
  2. ^ "Raja Music Bank". 2011. 
  3. ^ "Raja Music Bank". 2011. 
  4. ^ "Feature". Dailynews.lk. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gaana.Com". 

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