P. Madhuri

P. Madhuri is a South Indian playback singer. She has sung songs in Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu. She has twice won Kerala State Film Award for best playback singer.[1]

Early life

Madhuri was born in Tiruchirappalli in a Tamil family in 1943. She got married to V. Jayaram at the age of 13 and became a mother by 16.[2] She was a part of an amateur drama troupe when Malayalam music director G. Devarajan happened to watch one of her performances at Madras. She was introduced to films by Devarajan through Kadalppalam (1969), in which she sang the famous Mappila song "Kasthuri Thailamittu Mudi Minukki".[3] Devarajan handpicked her and groomed her into one of the most successful Malayalam playback singers of all time.[4]


She mainly sings Malayalam songs. She was the 2nd most prominent female singer after S. Janaki in Malayalam in the 1970s. She has sung a total of 552 songs in Malayalam.[5]

Some of hit songs of Madhuri


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