Lalitha Vijayakumar

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Lalitha Vijayakumar is a playback singer in Tamil industry, who is from Trichy. She has sung the popular song Vaadi Rasathee from the movie 36 Vayathinile. Lalitha is a music teacher too. Lalitha Vijayakumar has come from the background of the doctors. Her father is a Siddha Doctor. Lalitha has seven siblings, four brothers and three sisters; and all of them learnt music at their young age. She says that her music journey started from her seventh standard. She started to learn Carnatic music at the age of 14. She completed her PUC and joined her graduation course of Music in Thiruvayyaru College of Music. She proudly says that, she was the music student of the college, which was started during the time of the Saraboji king’s rule.

The music college, which Lalitha Vijayakumar studied was affiliated to the University of Madras. There she was taught the Sangeetha Siromani, a four year course. After completing her course in 1979, she got a job as a music teacher in Aalangudi Girls Higher Secondary School. This was the school in which she continuously worked for 16 years. After that, she got transferred in Keeranur. She proudly admits that she works as a music teacher for nearly 36 years. Lalitha Vijayakumar’s son Pradeep Kumar is also a playback singer. Her daughter in law Kalyani is also a playback singer and she has sung in the movies like Thavamai Thavamirundhu. Her son Pradeep has sung the hit song, Aagayam Thee Pidicha in the film Madras. Lalitha says her husband Vijaya Kumar is a big boost for her. Vijaya Kumar worked as a Police Inspector. He has arranged lots of stage shows for his wife and son.

Music director Santosh Narayanan gave her the music chance in the film 36 Vayathinile. Her favorite raga is Kara Kara Priya. Lalitha has sung in temples and in wedding functions too.

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