Faces of Voice – S Janaki and her heroines!!

             This article is an analysis of the artists S Janaki gave playback for. It is quite difficult to get a complete list of all artists. How ever, started with 300 artists now and will be updating the list with more artists in future. Dubbed movies are not considered for this.

             She sang for almost all heroines from 50′s to 90′s. Irrespective of number songs sung per artist, she gave prominet hits to many heroines.

             She sang for artists like Sridevi & Jayaprada in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi and for many artists like Sarada, Lakshmi, Rajasree, K R Vijaya, Radhika, Suhasini, Sujatha, Latha, Bhanupriya, Ambika in 4 languages.. It is difficult to determine to which artists she sang the most. We shall continue analysis on that but it might be some one around 80′s heroines of Tamil/Telugu Cinema like Ambika, Bhanupriya, Radhika, Revathi or Kannada actress like Manjula, Kalpana, Jayanthy, Aarthi, Bharathi or for Malayalam artists like Saradha, Sheela as she gave regular playback to all these artists. In terms of longevity, it is actress Sarada for whom she gave hit from 60′s to 90′s.

             If she gave hits like “Podhigai malai uchiyile” to Devika, she gave hits like “Manguyile Poonguyile” to her daughter Kanaka. Similarly she gave playback to few more mother-daughter artists like Sandhya-Jayalalitha, Ammaji-Jayachita and Lakshmi-Aiswarya.

             She recorded debut songs for many heroines like Radhika, Radha, Ambika, Oorvashi, Revathi, Roja etc… However most interesting is her debut singing for Bhanupriya as she got to sing her first songs in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi Cinema!!

             Her songs for kids became quite popular and she gave playback to many of them. In terms of number, it may be Baby Shalini for whom she sang maximum number of such songs. She sang for few artists when they were kids and rendered beautiful melodies when they became heroines as well. Most prominent among them is Sridevi for whom she sang her debut song as child artist in Telugu movie “Maa Nanna nirdoshi” and also rendered some of her career best melodies. Similarly, she sang for Shobhana, Meena, Raasi, Bhavya and others also.

             Among heroes, she sang for likes of Mahesh babu, Simbu, Puneeth Rajkumar when they were kids . she gave playback for male actors like Veerabhadra Rao and Nagabhushanam also.

             Interestingly, she gave playback for playback singers L R Easwary, Sailaja also.

             Not only for heroines but she gave playback to almost all prominent dancers in South and North Indian cinema together also. Though she sang for almost all of them from Helen to Disco Santhi, she formed a hit pair with Silk Smitha during 80′s. Jayamalini would be close second in number of songs/hits from SJ. She sang for Silk Smitha and Anuradha in Telugu,Tamil,Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi.

             She gave playback to many North Indian heroines like Hema malini, Rekha, Sharmila Tagore, Tanuja, Madhuri, Juhi Chawla, Divyabharati etc… As mentioned earlier, Dubbed movies are not considered in this analysis hence artists like Preety Zinta (for Nejinile), Urmila (for Taniye Taniye), Raakhi (for Jeevana Samaram, dubbed version of Jeevan Mrityu), Jayabadhuri (for dubbed version of Uphaar) etc.. are not listed below. Actress in Odiya and other languages are yet to be added.

Below is playlist of the songs mentioned here. Some songs are not available in Youtube and will be added soon.

Play list link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX0o-_EXA1I&index=1&list=PLmscQ5TpggIFj57OTcyqYlSYqXp5w6vNs

Sno Actress Song Movie
1 Savitri SingaraVelane Deva Konjum Salangai
2 B Saroja Devi Naane Bagyavathi Srinivasa kalyana
3 Vaijayanthy Mala Oho Enthan Baby Then Nilavu
4 Anjali Devi Mallela kanna Challani Needa
5 Jamuna Pagale Vennela Pooja Phalam
6 Jr Sreeranjani Nidura kannulu neetho Raja Simha
7 Krishna Kumari Singara sheela Bhaktha Kanakadasa
8 Janaki Oho Oho Pavurama Manchi Manasulu
9 Girija Andamaina Bava Runanubandham
10 Leelavathi Yuga Yugaadi kaledaru Kula Vadu
11 Harini Gaali Gopura Nandadeepa
12 Devika En annai saitha paavam Sumaithangi
13 Vijayakumari Thookkam Un Kangalil Alayamani
14 Padmini Anbale Thediya Deivapiravi
15 Raagini Aaariraaro thamarappoomizhi Pootti Achante Bharya
16 Sandhya Chiranjeevi pillalara Nithya Kalyanam Paccha Thoranam
17 Ammaji Malarodu Vilayadum Daiva balam
18 Ambika Unarunaroo Unnipoove Ammaye Kaanan
19 K V Santhi Chandranthe Prabhayil Snehadeepam
20 Kanchana Chinavada manasayera Jarigina Katha
21 Geetanjali Aathira kulirulla Madhuvidhu
22 Vanisree Pagalaithe Doravera Bangaru Panjaram
23 Jayalalitha Haadalenu Geethe Naanu Nanna Karthavya
24 K R Vijaya Veene Veene Alolam
25 Kalpana Indu Enage Eradu Kanasu
26 Jayanathy Nodu Baa Nodu Baa Miss Leelavathi
27 Sheela Maanasa Manivenuvil Moodal Manju
28 Sharadha Surya Kanthi Kaattuthulasi
29 Jaya Bharati Pulayanar maniyamma Prasadam
30 Vijaya Nirmala Vasantha panchami naalil Bhargavee nilayam
31 Vijaya Lalitha Ravi varmana Sose Thanda Sowbagya
32 Ramaprabha Vinara Sooramma Illu Illalu
33 Rajashree Beda Krishna Santha Thukaram
34 Rajasulochana Oh Vannekada Pandava Vanavasamu
35 Venniradai Nirmala Chithirame solladi Vennira aadai
36 Chandrakala Anna ninna sodari enna Onde Balliya Hoogalu
37 Papamma Raghupathi raghava raja ramanu Dashavathara
38 Manimala Koonthalile nei thadavi kalyana oorvalam
39 balasaraswathy Salamalekum saheb garu Gulebakavali Katha
40 Nagaratnam Kalala Alalala pai Gulebakavali Katha
41 M. N. Lakshmi Devi Yaava janmada maitri Gowri
42 Vasanthi Keshadi padam Pakal kinavu
43 B.Jayashree Belli Hakki aaguva Emme Thammanna
44 Prabha Nadha Nilayude Sivudu Parvathi Parameswarulu
45 Jayasudha Sirimalle Puvvale navvu Jyothi
46 Jayarpadha Mounamelanoyi Sagara Sangamam
47 Sridevi Senthoora Poove Padinaru Vayadinile
48 Jayachitra Chinnada malliga hoove Huliya Haalina Mevu
49 Sripriya Naan Pesa Vanthen Paalooti Valartha Kili
50 Bharathi Nambide Nina Sandhya Raga
51 manjula Hagalo Irulo Mayoora
52 Aarathi Hoovinda Hoovige Hombisulu
53 Zareena Wahab Naadha neevarum Chamaram
54 Lakshmi Nannede kogileya Olavu Geluvu
55 Manjula Malare kurinji malare Dr Siva
56 Latha Natarajana Devadasi
57 Jayamala Kareye Kogile madhavana Giri Kanye
58 Roja Ramani Ye divilo virisina paarijathamo Kanne Vayasu
59 Srividya Gopike nin viral Kattathe Kilikkoodu
60 Sujatha Machana pathingala Annakili
61 Manjubhargavi Sankarabharanam Sa Ri Ga Ri
62 K Vijaya karedaaga neenu Premanubhanda
63 Kavitha Kanden engum Kaatrinile Varum Geetham
64 Sumitra Kangalu vandane helide Mugiyada Kathe
65 Vadivukkarasi Pattu Vanna Rosavam Kanni Paruvathile
66 mamatha Maanasa sarasil Panimudakku
67 Vijayasree Valampiri sankhil Maya
68 Anitha Anuraga Theeralalo Kathiki Kankanam
69 Subhashini Malargalile aaradhanai Karumbu Vil
70 Padmapriya Chali chali nadukavo Thayige Thakka Maga
71 Sathyapriya Ee sambhashane Dharmasere
72 Vidhubala Malarkodi pole Vishukkani
73 Shubha Yaminee Agnivyooham
74 Rita Bhaduri Chandrapalanku manimaala Kanyakumari
75 Prameela Sisiramasa sandhyayile Angeekaaram
76 Taluru Rameswari Onnaanam Kunnirangi Onathumbikkoroonjal
77 Surekha Hele Gelathi Kesarina Kamala
78 Nandita Bose Shaarike en shaarike Swapnam
79 Bengaluru Vijaya Radha Lalisidalu magana Devaru Kotta thangi
80 Rita Anchan Ninna roopo edaye Parasangada Gende Thimma
81 Gayathri Hosa baalu ninninda Auto Raja
82 Tulasi Aanantha Maalai Thol Serum Velai Dhoorathu Pachai
83 Radha Ooru sanam Mella Thiranthathu Kadhavu
84 Radhika Poovarasambu Kizhakke Poghum Rail
85 Ambika Paadava un padalai Naan Paadum Padal
86 Suhasini Paruvame Puthiya Paadal Nenjathai Killathe
87 Vijayasanthi Ee Toorupu Aa Pachimam Padamati Sandhya Ragam
88 Saritha Ravi neenu aagasadinda Hosa Belaku
89 Madhavi Olume Poojegende Anupama
90 Bhanupriya Vennello Godari andam Sitara
91 Shobha Kanavugale oorgolam enge Samandhi Poo
92 Sumalatha Kanavu ondru Oru Odai Nadhiyagiradhu
93 Poornima Jayaraman Thumbi vaa Olangal
94 Rekha- Tamil Adi aathadi Kadalora Kavithaigal
95 Rathi Agnihotri Vaan meghangale Puthiya Vaarpugal
96 Sumathi Kathal vaibhogame Suvarilladha Chiththirangal
97 Jayashree Thendralathu ennai thodum Thendrale Ennai thodum
98 Rajyalakshmi Mainkam Kadalil Thrishna
99 Poornima Manasa thulli padake Srivariki Premalekha
100 Mahalakshmi Sari Sari pada pada nee Rendu Jella Sita
101 Seema Ragendu kiranangal Avalude Ravukal
102 Roopa devi Poogadirilo ranga Haalu Jenu
103 Geetha kanasalli bandavanaare Shruthi Seridaga
104 Swapna Naa hrudayama Priya
105 Deepa Ithiri Mullapoo motalla Kannappanunni
106 Suvarna Ninne Kori I Love You
107 Mallika Malli Malli na nagamalli Nagamalli
108 Sathyakala Neengatha Ennam Vidiyum Varai Kathiru
109 Sabitha Bhamidipati Nemaliki nerpina Saptapadi
110 Madhumaalini Naan Pada varuvai Uthiri Pookkal
111 sangeetha Kanmaniye Aarilirundhu Arupadhu Varai
112 Jayashree OOhavao oopirivo Suvarna Sundari
113 Sumathi Aakasaniki Ravikiranam Sangeetha
114 Jyothi Vellai pura ondru Puthukavithai
115 Shanthi Krishna Swarnamukile Ithu Njangalude Kadha
116 Nisha Vanjikodi Inimai Itho Itho
117 Krishnakumari Ootha Katre Veesayile Gramathu Athiyayam
118 Padma Vasanthi Akaashaduddada Runa Mukthalu
119 Ranipadmnini Ennittum Neeyenne Arinjillallo Nazeema
120 Surekha Mouname Nirayum Thakara
121 Miss Felina Belliya raja baaro Singapore Nalli Raja Kulla
122 Hema Choudhary Ee Vesha Nodabeda Narada Vijaya
123 Ashwini Kaise Kahoon Kuch Kahna Sakoon Nandu
124 Charulatha Vanna Vanna pooncholayil Poottatha Poottukkal
125 Akshata Rao Jotheyali Geetha
126 Vaishali Kasaravalli Magiya chaliyalli Hombisulu
127 Nithya Tulavarshamelam Aswaradham
128 Asha Swaragamaayi Kilivaathilil Pachavelicham
129 Kanaka Manguyile poonguyile Karakattakaran
130 Nirosha Oru Poongavanam Agni Natchathiram
131 Oorvasi Sundari neeyum Michael Madana Kama Rajan
132 Shobhana Kasthoorimaankurunne Kanamarayathu
133 Santhi priya Iravu Nilavu Ulagai Rasikka Anjali
134 Revathi Chinna Chinna vannakuyil Mouna Raagam
135 Khushboo Ivala oru Ilangurivi Brahma
136 Nadhiya Panneril ninaintha Uyire Unakkaga
137 Rajani Jabilli kosam aakasamalle Manchi Manasulu
138 Sita Manasukulla nayana satham Malluvetti Minor
139 Nalini Vizhigal Medaiyam Kilinjalgal
140 Archana Oh vasantha raja Neengal Kettavai
141 Saranya Ghallu Ghalluna Neerajanam
142 Sudhachandran Idi Na priya narthana vela Mayuri
143 Anitha reddy Alaka panupu ekkanela Srivari Shobhanam
144 Jeevitha Inimel naalum Iravu Pookkal
145 Sitara Halunda thavarannu Halunda Thavaru
146 Aruna Ennathil yedo Kallukkul Eeram
147 Aswini Sita rama swamy Vivaha Bhojanambu
148 Malavika Pilichina Muraliki Ananda Bhairavi
149 Devika Rani Kobbari neella jalakaladi Rendu Jella Sita
150 Sulakshana Thanga changili Thooral Ninnu Pochu
151 Menaka Thamburu thaane surthi meetti Ente Mohangal Poovaninju
152 Roshini Kanmani anbodu kadhalan Guna
153 Sabitha Anand Theeram thedi Unaroo
154 Sagarika Mandara malliki Malle Moggalu
155 Krishna Veni Meeku meere peddalu Nagna Satyam
156 Sribharathi Athikalai subhavelai Natpu
157 Sri parvathi Manukkum Meenukkum Parvathi Ennai Paaradi
158 Debashree Roy Saan pillai aanalum Manaivi Ready
159 Viji Vettaveli pottalile Nalla Naal
160 Pallavi Melathai mella thattu Aruvadai naal
161 Ranjani En Jeevan paduthu Neethana Andha Kuyil
162 Ilaivarasi Nilavu thoongum neram Kunguma Chimizh
163 Bhavya Nee meetida nenapellavu Nee Bareda Kadambari
164 Jiji Roajavai Thalattum thendral Ninaivellam Nithya
165 kalaranjani Neelo Kalige Mohamemo Kalaranjani
166 Manochitra Aadya chumbanathil Swantham Sharika
167 Poornima Devi Ullam Ellam Thalladuthe Dhoorathu Idi Muzhakkam
168 Sudha Sirimalli siubhalekha Chupulu Kalasina Subhavela
169 Anu Chittukurivi Vekkapadadu Chinna Veedu
170 Priyashree Enathu Vizhi Vazhi Mele Kanavu Pala Solla Thudikuthu Manasu
171 Chithra Amma adi amma Rasigan Oru Rasigai
172 Sheeba Singari Pyari Athisaya Piravi
173 Priya Ilam manjin Ninnishttam Ennishttam
174 Sumithra Oru kudan kulirum Piriyilla Naam
175 Uma banerji Thaalam Thaalolam Akkacheede Kunjuvava
176 Soundarya Nenjukulley Ponnumani
177 Ramya Krishna Maanada Kodi Muthal Vasantham
178 Roja Nilakayum neram saranam Chemburuthi
179 Ravali Sengurivi Sengurivi Thiru Murthy
180 Roshni Bombey Dyeing Sishya
181 Meena Nilave Mugam kaattu Yejaman
182 Rambha Naruda oh naruda Bhairava Dweepam
183 Kasturi Ninaikkindra pathayil Aathma
184 Nagma Piliche kuhu kuhu vayase Killer
185 ooha Athikalai katre nillu Thalai Vaasal
186 Amala Sarasalu chalu sreevaru Shiva
187 Sudha Rani Deepavu ninnade Mysore Mallige
188 Aamani Vaanil vidi velli Honest Raj
189 Sanghavi Tajmahal thevai illai Amaravathi
190 Ranjitha Malare Mounama Karna
191 Gowthami Vaalibaththin Kaathalukku Jey Apoorva Sagodharargal
192 Roopini Neethana neethana Thaalaattu Paadavaa
193 malasree Akashadagi yaaro Ramachari
194 Vineetha Padikattuma Veera Thalattu
195 Yamuna Neelo Ala Godari Prema Vijetha
196 Vani Viswanath Gaali Prema Gali Naa Mogudu Naake Sontham
197 Priya Raman Mele Mele maanam No 1 Snehatheeram Bangalore North
198 Sukanya Chinna kili vanna kili Chinna Gownder
199 Girija (Geetanjali) Om Namaha Geetanjali
200 Pragathi Konjam sangeetham Veetla Visheshanga
201 Madhubala Ottagathai Kattiko Gentleman
202 Priya Adi aadi varum I Love India
203 Rani Ponnil vaanam Villupaattukaran
204 Mohini Centurily kotte Aditya 369
205 Subadhra Idhu Kanavugal Vilaindidum Nizhal Thedum Nenjangal
206 Devishree Sokkanakku vacha sundariye Kaaval Geetham
207 tara Belli kalungura Belli Kalungura
208 Sadhana Oru naalil valarnthene Unnai Thedi Varuven
209 Rohini Aasai adigam vacha Marupadiyum
210 Priyanka Udhayam neeye En Arugil Nee Irunthal
211 Vaidehi Ennai thodarnthathu Maamiyaar Veedu
212 Santhini Athikalai nilave Uruthi Mozhi
213 mangala Gowri Panpaadum Thamaraiye Nee thodum poothu
214 Radhika(Rohini) Pallaviye saranam Oruvar Vaazhum Aalayam
215 Indraja Ival yaaro Rajavin Parvaiyile
216 Annie Chicha Chicha Mazhayethum Munpe
217 Nandini Sarapoli malacharti April 19
218 Aiswarya Sakkarakatti Sakkarakatti Ulle Veliye
219 Swarna Ororam kamakkara Thaai Manasu
220 Shabnam Sollayo vaithirandu Mogha Mul
221 Divya Vani Gurthunda neeku Raguluthunna Bharatham
222 Bindiya Enthan nenjil Kalaingnan
223 Nadhini nadhi odum karaiyoram Aavarampoo
224 Vinaya Prasad Anuragathotadalli Hoovante Naanu Ganeshana Maduve
225 Anjali Katthum Kadal Kattumarakaran
226 Rajeshwari Kottayaveettu Chinna Thaayi
227 Kuyili Pottene poovilangu Poovilangu
228 Srilatha Akasha deepavada Challenge
229 Sruthi Mallige Mouna Sangrama
230 Subha Shree Dheem thakka Pudhayal
231 Richa Enthan nenjil Alli Arjuna
232 Simran Kadla kaditham Jodi
233 Vindhya Margazhi thingal allava Sangamam
234 Devayani vanakiliye Kaloori Vasal
235 Keerthi Reddy orunaal antha Devathai
236 Ruchita Irupathu vayathu varai Kannodu Kanbathellam
237 Surya kantham Maa inti alluda Prema Bandham
238 Pandari bhai Aathmathwam Hemmareddy Mallamma
239 Annapurna Aa eedi kurradu Swargam Narakam
240 Manorama Muyalukku Moonu Kaal Muyalukku Moonu Kaal
241 Y Vijaya Manishini chusanu Thalli Thandrulu
242 Kaviyoor Ponnamma Moham kandu njan Shesham Kaazhchayil
243 Sukumari Azhakadalintha Chaanthu Pottu
244 SriLakshmi Manasu mansu kalipi Punyabhoomi Kalluterichindi
245 Bindu Gosh Aayarpadi Kannanane Kozhi Koovuthu
246 Adoor Bhavani Deepam Mani Deepam Avidathepole Ivideyum
247 Jayasree Laali Laali Sarvamangala
248 Sachu Nerchevu natanalu chala Sati Sakkubai
249 Baby Shalini Raja Magal Rojamagal Pillai Nila
250 Baby Shamili Raja Magal Intha Chinna Vaasalile Oru Vennila
251 Raasi Madhura madhurameevela Rao Gari Illu
252 Master Devanad Gunnamamidi Komma meeda Bala Mitrula Katha
253 Ravi Krishna Govullu thellana Saptapadi
254 Saradha Preetha Kanna nee enge Rusi Kanda Poonai
255 Haja Shareef Eriyile elanthamaram Karaiyellam Shenbagapoo
256 mahesh babu Sahasam saayara dimbika koduku diddina kapuram
257 baladitya Nadichedi Jeevudu Sri Krishnarjuna Vijayam
258 Simbu I am a little star Samsara Sangeetham
259 Puneet Rajkumar Bhhomige banda devaki kanda Bhoomige Banda Bhagavantha
260 kuttu padmini Jaya Jaya Rama Sri Ramanjaneya Yuddha
261 Master Arjun Venenlaina cheekataina Pachani Kapuram
262 Master Manjunath Ramachari haaduva Ramachari
263 Baby Indira Keliddu sullaga bahudu Rama Lakshmana
264 Master Suresh Daddy Daddy Oh my Daddy Mouna Geethangal
265 Jayamalini Siva Siva ananelara Bhakta Kannappa
266 Jyothi lakshmi Kadavathu Thoni Murappennu
267 Halam Idiraa dora madira Daana Veera Soora Karna
268 Silksmitha Ponmeni uruguthey Moondram Pirai
269 Anuradha Then Kulathile kulikava Ezhuthatha sattangal
270 Disco Santhi Pyasi jawani hain Ghayal
271 Helen Nodu Lovely beauty Bhale huchcha
272 Bindu Kadhal or kovil pole Malligai Mohini
273 Aruna Irani Annayya Annayya baaro Annayya
274 Padma Khanna madi madi suchi suchi Desoddarakulu
275 Reeta Aadadani ora chupulo Aaradhana
276 Jayashree T Shambo shankara mahadeva Pilla Zamindar
277 L Vijayalakshmi Siva deeksha paruralanu raa Pooja Phalam
278 Meenakumari Palanhare Ram hain Dil Ek Mandir
279 Hemamalini Piya Bina Aandhi Toofan
280 Rekha Aaya jab se tu Jhoothi
281 Madhuri Tere Pyar Mein Hum Jamai Raja
282 Shabhana Tera mera yaarana Shart
283 Tanuja Ee mooka vishadam Thaliritta Kinaakkal
284 Juhi Chwla Premalokadinda Premaloka
285 Dimple kapadia Meendum Meendum Vikram
286 Archana Pooran singh Sharaab cheez hain buri Aag Ka Gola
287 Meenakshi Seshadri Dekh lenge jaan lenge Sachche Ka Bolbala
288 Amrita Singh Yaar bina chain kaha re Saaheb
289 Mandakini Hum Beqarar hain Naa Insafi
290 Manisha Koirala Mudhalvane Mudhalvan
291 Ayisha Jhulka Osi manasa Neti Siddhartha
292 Neelam Tu mera tota Paap Ki Duniya
293 Pallavi Joshi Main to mar ke bhi teri rahoongi Mangni
294 Fara Look at me Vijetha Vikram
295 Poonam Dhillan LO aagaya hero Mard ki Zabaan
296 Anita Raj Dil main ho tum Satyamev Jayate
297 Sharmila tagore Bhoomi nandini Chuvanna Chirakukal
298 Roopa ganguly Nannase Ninnali Police Mattu Dada
299 Moon Moon sen Kya tan Kya man Woh Phir Aayegi
300 Divya Bharati Kanyakumari Bobbili Raja
301 Veerabhadra Rao lady lady Babai Abbai
302 Nagabhushanam Takithe Kandipothanoyi Oke Raktham
303 Sailaja Om Namah Sivaya Sagara Sangamam
304 L R Easwary Nilavukku thalattu Pudhu Manidhan
305 Vijayalakshmi Amma janani Amma

 

 

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