Happy birthday S Janaki

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Saturday, Apr 23, 2016

Happy birthday S Janaki

Today is the birthday of Nightingale of South india S Janaki. She has recorded nearly 48,000 songs in all the South Indian languages. Janaki started her career in 1957 and has spanned over five decades.

She has recorded songs in more than fifteen regional Indian languages and foreign languages, though primarily in Malayalam and Kannada in which she has most frequently recorded.

She has won four National Film Awards and 31 different State Film Awards. Her association with singer S  P Balasubrahmanyam and composer Ilaiyaraaja is well known.S Janaki is called the Queen of Expressions for her ability to express different kind of emotions.

In 2013, she refused the offer of a Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India, saying that it had come too late and that South Indian artists were not given their due recognition.

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