Srinivas... The famous playback singer from South India.Srinivas has sung in Tamil and
Malayalam for leading music directors like Illayaraja, Deva, Rahman and Vidyasagar. He made a foray into music direction too - he was one of the five music directors of the Tamil film ‘Ae Nee Romba Azhaga Irukke’. His composition ‘Ini naanum naanillai’ in that film was a major hit. Among his famous albums are‘Ussele Ussele’ and ‘Paarvai’.his first private album in Hindi titled Yeh Duniya Sab Ki, which boasts of a new sound on the Indi-pop front.... Also he worked as a co-composer to Praveen Mani for "LittleJohn" now.Padmanarayanan,his guru in music.The greatest influences on his life were Kishore Kumar, R D Burman, Illayaraja, Pakistani ghazal singer Mehdi Hasan, S D Burman and M S Viswanathan.
Srinivas - Enginer turned Singer:->
His aspiration to become a singer, however, took a long time to bear fruit and he instead became a chemical engineer.He worked for 10 years before his passion for music got the better of him.He approached music maestro Illayaraja,who offered him an opportunity.But there too, luck was against Srinivas as a severe throat infection left him with no choice but to decline the offer.
The first chance that came his way was from Mahesh, the music director of ‘Nammavar’. The song ‘Sorgam enbathu namakku’ was a runaway hit and Srinivasan’s career was successfully launched. But his actual break came through A R Rahman, who had taken the film industry by storm with ‘Roja’.
Srinivas had by then moved to Chennai and been singing jingles and tracks. Then came ‘Oo...la la la’ (Minsara Kanavu) and the lively number had people taking note of the new singer. With ‘En Uyire…’ (in Mani Ratnam’s ‘Uyire’), Srinivas was catapulted to fame. So much so that he became known as ‘Uyire’ Srinivas. And since then, there has been no looking back for this talented singer.
A few hit songs of Srinivas in Tamil:->
Minsaara Poovae(Padayappa),Apple Pennae Nee Yaaro(Rojakkoottam),Snehithanae(Alai Paayudhae),Endrendrum Punnagai(Alai Payudhae),En Uyira...Uyirae(Bobay),Kaadhal Enbadhu Udhadugal(Badri),Ini Naanum Naanillai(Hey Nee Romba Azhaga Irukkae),Ooh La La La(Minsaara Kanavu),MahaGanapathy(Amarkalam)
Best Of Srinivas in Hindi:->
Dola dola (Dil HiDil Mein), Ta ra rum pum (Doli Saja Ke Rakhna), Yeh jo zindagi hai (1947 - Earth) and (Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya),Kaisi Hai Yeh Rut(Dil Chahta) Mitwa, Tu aaja re(Lagaan)bol yar(Lagaan).