Alka Ajith

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Alka Ajith
BornKerala, India
Genresplayback singing
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocalist

Alka Ajith (Template:Lang-mal) is an Indian playback singer, best known for winning season 2 of Airtel Super Singer Junior, a Tamil language music competition reality TV show broadcast on Vijay TV. She was awarded the Jaycey Foundation Best Female Singer Award in 2017.[1]

Family[edit]

Alka was born to M.P. Ajith Kumar and K. Sajitha.[2] Her paternal grandfather was a noted singer. Her father Ajith Kumar is a professional musician and organist,[2] who runs Alka's orchestra, "Sangeeth Sagar".[2] Alka first learnt music from her father.[2]

Musical career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Alka gave her first public performance when she was two and half years old in 2000,[2][3] where she sang the Hindi language song, "Soldier ... ... Soldier... ".[2] In 2001,[2] she won International UNESCO Club of Repalle (A.P) award and Gold Medal,[2] and in 2002,[2] she won the Rotary International achievement award and gold medal.[2]

When she was four years old, she cut her first audio album, "I love my India".[2] In 2003, Alka entered the Limca Book of World Records,[2] and won the title Bharatheeya Gourav Puraskar in New Delhi.[2] In 2003, she won the Sauparnika Theeram Mini Screen Award, and Thalassery Drishya Kala's A. T. Ummer Award.[2]

Before reaching the age of seven, Alka has sung more than 5,000 songs,[2] could sing in 11 languages,[2] and has given more than 500 concerts across India.[2]

Airtel Super Singer Junior[edit]

In 2010, Alka shot to fame after becoming the winner of Airtel Super Singer Junior (season 2),[4] a Tamil language music competition reality TV show broadcast on Vijay TV. She regularly participated in the competition since 2009, and was crowned the winner of the competition.

She subsequently made appearances on Airtel Super Singer 3, and Airtel Super Singer Junior 4 as a guest performer.

Playback singing[edit]

Alka made her debut as a playback singer with the song, "Chirakengu" in the Malayalam language movie The Train starring Mammootty after being spotted by Srinivas during the grand finale of Airtel Super Singer Junior (season 2).

In 2008, her debut music album Chakkaramuthu was released, consisting of songs she sang at the age of 10.[5]

Year Film / Soundtrack Language Song Music Director
2011 The Train Malayalam "Chirakengu" Srinivas
2011 Pathinettan Kudi Ellai Arambam Tamil "Konja Neram" Saravanan Ganesh
2012 Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty Malayalam "Poovaaname" Sharreth
2012 Kovalanin Kadhali Tamil "Mella Mella" Bharathi K.
2012 Kovalanin Kadhali Tamil "Enge Selluven" Bharathi K.
2012 Paagan Tamil "Poon Thendralai" James Vasanthan
2013 Raja Rani Tamil "Chillena" G. V. Prakash Kumar
2016 Deffedar Malayalam "Oorila Eerila" Illayaraja

References[edit]

  1. "Kammatipaadam wins Jaycey foundation award". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 "Small wonder". The Hindu. 17 April 2004. Archived from the original on 27 September 2004. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
  3. J.S. Bablu (7 October 2005). "Kerala : Cynosure of all eyes". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 6 April 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  4. Subha J. Rao (14 May 2010). "Let the music begin! - The Hindu". The Hindu. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  5. "10-year-old releases music album". The Hindu. 30 January 2008. Archived from the original on 1 February 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2010.