Chinmayi Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography

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Age: 39 Years
Marriage Date: 5 May 2014
Husband: Rahul Ravindran


Full NameChinmayi Sripaada
Nickname(s)Chinmayee, Indai Hazaa
Profession(s)Playback Singer, Voice Actor, Radio Jockey, Television Presenter
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 6" (168 cm)
Weight (approx.)50 Kg (110 lbs)
Figure Measurements (approx.)32-27-32
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutTV: 'Saptasawarangal' in 1999
Chinmayi in Saptasawarangal
Singing (Tamil): 'Oru Deivam Thantha Poove' for the movie 'Kannathil Muthamittal' in 2002
Chinmayi debut song 'Oru Deivam Thantha Poove'
Singing (Bollywood): 'Holi Re' for the movie 'Mangal Pandey: The Rising' in 2005
Chinamayi Bollywood debut for the movie 'Mangal Pandey The Rising'
Voice Over Actor (Tamil Film): 'Sillunu Oru Kadhal' for Bhumika Chawla
Chinamayi debut for Sillunu Oru Kadhal
Voice Over Actor (Telugu Film): 'Vaaranam Aayiram' for Sameera Reddy
Chinamayi debut for Vaaranam Aayiram
Voice Over Actor (Bollywood Film): 'Ek Deewana Tha' for Amy Jackson
Chinamayi debut for Ek Deewana Tha
Awards, Honours, Achievements Tamil Nadu State Film Awards:

2002: Best Female Playback for the song "Oru Deivam Thantha Poove" (Kannathil Muthamittal)
2007: Best Female Playback for the song "Sahana" (Shivaji)
2010: Best Female Playback for the song "Kilimanjaro" (Enthiran)

Vijay Awards:

2009: Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Vaarayo Vaarayo" (Aadhavan)
2011: Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Sara Sara" (Vaagai Sooda Vaa)

Filmfare Awards South:

2009: Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Vaarayo Vaarayo" (Aadhavan)
2011: Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Sara Sara" (Vaagai Sooda Vaa)
2016: Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Oonjalil Aadi" (Action Hero Biju)

Other Awards:

2000: All India First from All India Radio for Ghazals
2011: Award from SAARC Chamber for Women Entrepreneurship for Excellence
2015: Mercedes Benz - Ritz Woman of Merit award
2016: Indian of the Year: CNN IBN : Chennai Micro
Personal Life
Date of Birth10 September 1984 (Monday)
Age (as of 2023)39 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, India
Zodiac signVirgo
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School(s)• The Children's Garden School, Chennai
• Hindu Senior Secondary School, Indira Nagar, Chennai
UniversityUniversity of Madras, Chennai
Educational QualificationBachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology
HobbiesDancing, Reading, Work Out, Travelling
Controversies• On 9 October 2018, she accused Vairamuthu (a Tamil author, poet, and lyricist) of sexual harassment, which became a part of #MeToo India Campaign. According to her, the incident happened back in 2005 or 2006, when she went to Switzerland with her mother for the recording of an album. After the recording, everyone had left, only she and her mother were asked to stay back. Then, the organizer of the event came and asked her to see Vairamuthu in a hotel in Lucerne, but she refused.
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• In May 2024, Suchitra Ramadurai cursed Chinmayi and actress Trisha Krishnan over their reactions to the Suchi Leaks controversy.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsRahul Ravindran
Marriage Date5 May 2014
Husband/SpouseRahul Ravindran (Actor)
Chinmayi with her husband Rahul Ravindran
ChildrenIn June 2022, she welcomed twins, a girl, and a boy, with her husband Rahul Ravindran. [1]Hindustan Times
ParentsFather- Name Not Known
Mother- T. Padmhasini (Singer, Musicologist)
Chinmayi with her Mother
FoodRasgulla, Chaat
FilmKadhal 2 Kalyanam
Song(s) Deivam Thantha Poove, Tere Bina, Titli (sang by her)
BookThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Music DirectorA. R. Rahman
Style Quotient
Car CollectionTata Hexa
Chinmayi with her Tata Hexa


Some Lesser Known Facts about Chinmayi

  • She belongs to a family with a rich musical background. Her paternal grandfather, Dr. Sripada Pinakapani was a Padma Bhushan awardee.
  • She was raised by a single parent (her mother) as her father had left the family when she was just one-and-a-half year old. In her childhood, her mother was her singing guru. She taught her Hindustani Classical Music and Carnatic Music.

    Chinmayi in her Childhood

    Chinmayi in her Childhood

  • She spent a few years of her childhood in Mumbai and then shifted to Chennai with her mother, at the age of 6. There, she started her schooling.
  • She has inherited the music skills from her mother and started her musical journey at an early age.
  • At the age of 14, she won a singing competition show, “Saptasawarangal;” which was aired on Sun TV. Throughout the competition, singer Srinivas liked her voice so much that he took her with him to meet A. R. Rahman.
  • She made her singing debut in 2002 at the age of 15 with the National Award winning movie ‘Kannathil Muthamittal.’ She sang ‘Oru Deivam Thantha Poovae’ for the movie and came into the limelight with her very first film song. The song was composed by A. R. Rahman.
  • She made her Bollywood singing debut with the song ‘Holi Re’ for the film “Mangal Pandey: The Rising” in 2005. Since then, Chinmayi has lent her voice in several Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada films.
  • In 2005, she became the founder and CEO of ‘Blue Elephant;’ a language services company.
  • She has hosted Star Vijay’s reality show ‘Super Singer’ and Star Plus’ show ‘Chote Ustaad.’
  • She has been a Voice Over Actor for almost 50 films in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi.
  • She has also been a Radio Jockey for a show, “Aahaa Kaapi Klub” on Aahaa FM 91.9 in Chennai.
  • In 2011, she was chosen for the Fortune/US State Department Global Women’s mentoring partnership program. She was one out of 26 women and the first woman from Tamil Nadu to be selected for the same.
  • In the same year, she launched a mobile app, “Chinmayi Sripada.” After this, she became the first female singer in the world to have an exclusive app on Android and iOS devices.

    About Chinmayi's App

    About Chinmayi’s App

  • Her first advertisement was for Dheepam Oil in 2012.

  • She is well-versed with German that she had learned from the Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan, Tamil Nadu.
  • Except for her native language, i.e., Tamil, she also speaks in English, Marathi, Hindi, Malayalam, German, and Telugu.
  • She is the best friend to actress Samantha Akkineni.

    Chinmayi with Samantha Akkineni

    Chinmayi with Samantha Akkineni