Bhavatharini

Occupation:
Music Director, Singer
Years Active:
1995–present
Bhavatharini
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Birth name Bhavatharini Ilaiyaraaja
Also known as Bhavatharani, Bavatharini, Pavatharini, Bhavadharini, Bhavatha
Origin
Tamil Nadu, India
Genres
Playback singing
Occupations Playback singer, Music Director
Instruments
Vocals
Years active
1995–present

Bhavatharani is an Indian Tamil singer and music director. She is the daughter of film composer Ilaiyaraaja and her brothers are the noted film composers Karthik Raja and Yuvan Shankar Raja and has mostly sung songs under her father and her brothers' direction. She was awarded the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 2001 for her renditon of the song "Mayil Pola Ponnu Onnu" from the film Bharathi, composed by her father Ilaiyaraaja himself.1

Career

Bhavatharini made her debut as a singer in Raasaiya. The song was a super hit. From then onwards, she sings in albums composed by her dad and brothers. She had also lent her voice in songs composed by Deva & Sirpy.

In 2001, she bagged the National Award for the song Mayil Pola Ponnu Onnu in the movie Bharathi (music director - Ilaiyaraaja).

She turned music director for the 2002 film Mitr, My Friend, directed by Revati, starring Shobhana. She then forayed into the Telugu film industry, too, with Avunaa. She has also composed music for 'Phir Milenge' directed by Revathi again starring Shilpa Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan and Salman Khan.


Personal life


She is married to an advertising executive R. Sabariraj, son of S.N. Ramachandran a former journalist who went into publishing and started Kannan Advertising.