Suchitra

Occupation:
Singer
Years Active:
2002-Present
Suchitra
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SuChitra Karthik Kumar (Tamil: சுசித்ரா கார்த்திக் குமார்) is an Indian Tamil Radio Jockey and a playback singer. Born and brought up in Kerala, she had her school education in Bhavans Vidya Mandir , Giri Nagar, Kochin. She is a graduate from the Kerala University (Mar Ivianos, Trivandrum). Later on she moved to Coimbatore for her MBA (PSG College). She was then engaged with Sify for a while. She quit the job as she did not find it to be creative enough for her. This is when she responded to an ad in the famous news journal for the post of an RJ in Radio Mirchi. From then on, she never had to look back in her career.

She has appeared in a few Kollywood films, but her main priority is singing and anchoring radio shows. Prior to embarKing on a singing career, she appeared as a music radio jockey on Mirchi FM. At present she is worKing in another private radio channel in Chennai. SuChitra is a professional in the art of presenting radio shows. RJ Suchi won the Excellence in Radio Award (ERA) for the “RJ of the year (Tamil)” category in 2008. Her show is a high energy, no nonsense, full of humor, reflecting social issues, tell-it-like-it-is, kind of show. The format includes interactions with listeners on issues that are fresh and on people’s minds, game shows, plus a look at what’s on in the city of Chennai, all with Suchi’s very unique take on things. She had also anchored several TV shows. What also adds extra zing to the show is Suchi’s immense love for music that is apparent in her great success as a Tamil playback singer as well. Even as a child singing was her dream. Her immense singing talent was brought to light during her college days. SuChitra sang her first Tamil movie song under the music director Harris Jeyaraj for the movie "Leysa Leysa" in 2003. Her voice in "Uyirin Uyire" for the movie "Khaaka Khaaka (2003)" was like a first minute opening goal in her career. Her two solos "Dole Dole" & "En Chella" under music director Mani Sharma for the movie "Pokkiri(2006)" marked her position in Tamil film industry. Her duets with Tamil movie lead actor Sillambarasan were huge hits. Her songs "Vechikkava" and "Chinna Thamarai" were voted as people's favorite songs in their related categories in 2008 and 2009 respectively. All her songs will be of different styles and tones. That's her specialty. Today she has sung more than 85 songs in Tamil. She had given many stage performances all over Tamil Nadu and in other countries also. Apart from contributing to the Tamil cinema industry as a playback singer, she has dubbed for various female artists in Tamil movies also. She is also a well known columnist in Chennai. Her articles are published by the The Hindu Metro Plus Chennai edition. She has also won the Commonwealth Short Story Competition for kids for her story "The Runaway Peppercorn" in 2003. This story also got sponsorship for translation in other languages also. She got married in November 27, 2005. Her husband is the noted theatre and film actor Karthik Kumar. Thus SuChitra Karthik is a person packed with full of surprises and we can expect more and more from this multi-talented star.