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Chinmayi

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Bio/Wiki
Real NameChinmayi Sripaada
Nickname(s)Chinmayee, Indai Hazaa
Profession(s)Playback Singer, Voice Actor, Radio Jockey, Television Presenter
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 51 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)32-27-32
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
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): Sillunu Oru Kadhal for Bhumika Chawla
Chinamayi debut for Sillunu Oru Kadhal
Voice Over Actor (Telugu): Vaaranam Aayiram for Sameera Reddy
Chinamayi debut for Vaaranam Aayiram
Voice Over Actor (Bollywood): 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
Age (as in 2018)34 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
NationalityIndian
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
ReligionHinduism
Food HabitNot Known
HobbiesDancing, Reading, Working Out, Travelling
ControversyOn 9 October 2018, she accused Vairamuthu (a Tamil author, poet, and lyricist) of sexual harassment. According to her, the incident happened back in 2005 or 2006, when she went to Switzerland with her mother for an album recording. After the recording, everyone left, only she and her mother 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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Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsRahul Ravindran
Marriage Date5 May 2014
Family
Husband/SpouseRahul Ravindran (Actor)
Chinmayi with her husband Rahul Ravindran
ChildrenNone
ParentsFather- Name Not Known
Mother- T. Padmhasini (Singer, Musicologist)
Chinmayi with her Mother
SiblingsNone
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Rasgulla, Chaat
Favourite FilmKadhal 2 Kalyanam
Favourite Song(s) Deivam Thantha Poove, Tere Bina, Titli (sang by her)
Favourite BookThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Favourite Music DirectorA. R. Rahman
Style Quotient
Car CollectionTata Hexa
Chinmayi with her Tata Hexa
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)Not Known

Chinmayi

Some Lesser Known Facts about Chinmayi

  • She belongs to a family with rich music background. Her paternal grandfather, Dr Sripada Pinakapani was an awardee of Padma Bhushan.
  • She was raised by a single parent (her mother) as her father left the family when she was just one-and-a-half years 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, at the age of 6. There, she started her schooling.
  • She has inherited her music skills from her mother and started her music 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, after she won the competition.
  • 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.

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  • In 2005, she became the founder and CEO of ‘Blue Elephant;’ a language services company.
  • She has hosted the first 3 seasons of Star Vijay’s (a TV channel) 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 was a Radio Jockey for a breakfast 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

  • In 2012, she appeared in an advertisement for Dheepam Oil. This was her first advertisement.

  • She had joined Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan, Tamil Nadu to learn German.
  • Except for her native language Tamil, she also speaks English, Marathi, Hindi, Malayalam, German, and Telugu.
  • She is the best friend to actress Samantha Akkineni.

    Chinmayi with Samantha Akkineni

    Chinmayi with Samantha Akkineni

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