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Versatile Sowmya hits the right notes!

Sowmya is a singer to watch out for. After having sung for top composers, she has many projects lined up.

music Updated: Jan 13, 2004 15:09 IST
Meenakshi Sinha
Meenakshi Sinha

She is young, charming, an electrifying performer and a soothing singer! With over 200 songs for films in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu and Tamil, Sowmya Raoh has no more to prove her mettle as a playback singer with a dazzling career ahead.

Sowmya started her career singing for music directors like Ilayaraja, Deva, Vidyasagar and Hamsalekha in the South. Her first major hit was the song Greekuveerudu from the Telugu film Ninne Pelladatha starring Nagarjuna and Tabu. This song topped the charts for more than 20 consecutive weeks making Sowmya one of the hottest and the most 'in-demand' singer of the South Indian film industry.

After a set career in films down south, Sowmya moved on to Mumbai on the pursuance of composer Sandeep Chowta to pursue playback for Bollywood. She lent her voice for films like Jungle, Pyar Tune Kya Kiya (Roundhe), Company (Aankhon Mein Raho), Dum (Jeena), Bollywood Hollywood, Ek Aur Ek Gyarah (O Dushmana), Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai, Boom and the very recent hit Laila Laila from the film Samay.

Alongside film singing Sowmya also pursued singing for music albums. She sang for Sony Music's album Mitti composed by Sandeep Chowta and Times Music's remix album Jalwa III composed by Leslie Lewis, the super hit song being Hai Re Hai Mera Ghungta. Sowmya recently sang the song Khoobsurat Hai Tu along for Times Music's Now That's Sandeep Chowta and also for Dance Fever with the song Yeh Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera released by Saregama-HMV.

Sowmya loves to perform live on stage. She has been accompanying star singer Sonu Nigam in his shows for many months now, besides singing her own solo numbers. Sowmya is also looking forward to her songs in Inteqaam, Khosla Ka Ghosla and DanceMasti's forthcoming album.

Having sung for composers like Ilayaraja, Sandeep Chowta, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Sajid-Wajid, Leslie Lewis and Anand-Milind, and with many more ambitious projects lined up for release, Sowmya Raoh is definitely a singer to keep a careful eye on!

She will surprise you with her range and versatility. That's a bet!

First Published: Jan 13, 2004 15:04 IST