Vaikom Vijayalakshmi, is a singer and a musician, specialized in playing a rare and a beautiful instrument, Gayatri Veena. She was born on 7th of October, 1981, with visual impairment. Gifted with a beautiful voice, but she was deprived of the pleasure of seeing the world. And that hasn't stopped her ever from reaching high and chasing her dreams. She won special jury mention for her very first song Katte Katte for the movie Celluloid. She learned about 100 ragas in just a year, all by herself from listening to them, and started making her compositions. Though all the great musicians of all times have said music requires having training from a knowledgeable teacher. But this lady, surprised everyone with her talent and lust for learning, all by herself by getting better and better. Within ten years, she had performed over 400 stages in Chennai, Madurai, Tanjore, Coimbatore and many major cities all over the country. She also played and sung in many temple festivals. But that wasn't enough to get her going, so she started her career in movies. She has sung in over 20 movies and has grabbed a handful of awards for them. She even acted and appeared in a movie called Ezhu Deshangalkkum Akale. And not just Malayalam, she even sang in some Tamil movies as well. Her wish is to be able to see at least once in her lifetime. She's been looking for ways to have operated and installed with Bionic Eyes. After that, she hopes to live a peaceful and settled life.
Kerala State Film Award (Special Jury Mention) in 2001, for the song Katte Katte from Celluloid,
Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer (2013) for song Ottakku Padunna from Nadan.
Filmfare Award for the Best Female Playback Singer – Malayalam (2014) for song Ottakku Padunna fromNadan.
Mirchi Music Awards (South) for Upcoming Female Vocalist Of The Year (2014) for song Ottakku Padunna from Nadan.
Jaycey Film Awards for Best Singer (2014) for song Ottakku Padunna from Nadan.
Eenam Swaralaya Awards for song of the year (2014) for song Ottakku Padunna from Nadan.
C.M.K.A. Malayalam Film Awards for Best Female Singer in 2014.