S. Janaki

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Sishtla Sreeramamurthy Janaki, commonly known as S. Janaki, is an Indian playback singer. Janaki has sung nearly 8,000 songs, encompassing most of the languages of South India, during a career that has lasted over 50 years. Though she has sung songs in various languages, she herself mentioned recently that the highest number of songs she has sung is in Kannada and Malayalam. She has won four National Film Awards and 31 different State Film Awards. Her association with singer S. P. Balasubramanyam and composer Ilaiyaraaja is among the most popular musical combinations in South India.

She is known as, "The Nightingale of the South". She is a recipient of a Honorary doctorate from the University of Mysore and the Kalaimamani award from Tamil Nadu State Government. 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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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Top Hits From Telugu Films Various Artists 1
1992 Super Hits of NTR Various Artists 1
1999 MTV VJ's Most Wanted Various Artists 1
2001 Sankarabharanam / Sagarasangamam Various Artists 1
2004 Musique & Cinéma du monde: Inde Various Artists 1
2008 The Greatest Driving Classics Various Artists 1
AnandaBhairavi / Andhalarasi Various Artists 1
eternal - Female Golden Voice Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Aathma Bandhuvu / Devatha / Manchi Manishi Various Artists 1
1994 Mangamma Sapatham / Kanchukota Various Artists 1
1995 Mazhayethum Munpe Raveendran & R. Anandh 1
2000 Devadoothan Vidyasagar 1
2003 Gramophone Vidyasagar 1
2005 Chanthupottu Vidyasagar 1
Premikudu / Bombay Various Artists 1
Saagara Sangamam / Muddha Mandaram Various Artists 1
Sithara / Grihapravesham Various Artists 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Sankarabharanam K.V.Mahadevan 1

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