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Crooning glory

A school student and a successful singer, who has belted out many hit film songs, Subiksha Rangarajan recently released an album of Meera bhajans to prove her versatility.


SUBIKSHA RANGARAJAN is still in school, but she has already made a career for herself. The 14-year-old is a regular singer for A.R. Rahman, Illayaraja, Karthik Raja and Yuvan Sankar Raja. The girl has trilled for "Lagaan", "Pukar", "1,2 Ka 4", "Devan", "Nanda" and "Dum Dum Dum". She has done a solo number with Shaan for "16 December" and with Bhavadharini for "Album".

Recently, she added another feather to her cap by releasing her music album on devotional songs called Meera - The Ecstasy of Bhakthi. Music director Vidyasagar released the audio cassette. Acclaimed singer, Nithyasri Mahadevan received the first copy. Speaking on the occasion, Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer said the girl's singing was flawless. Nalli Kuppuswami Chettiar and V.V. Subramaniam also graced the occasion.

Subhiksha's other achievements include her representing India in the "Young Music Ambassadors" programme at Colorado, winning the second prize in the All-India Light Classical Music Competition in the "non-film" category; and being a recipient of the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) scholarship.

Subiksha is a third-generation musician in her family. Her mother Lakshmi Rangarajan is a well known Carnatic vocalist.

Subhiksha is a product of Kriya Talent Bank (KTB), which is an offshoot of Kriya Kreative Sound Private Limited. KTB manages and promotes the careers of artistes in the entertainment industry. The KTB campaign was kick-started in December 2002; it continues to invite applications from talented artistes across Tamil Nadu. The Kriya team along with the reputable panellists have selected the first batch of 20 artistes which comprises singers, voice-over artistes, music composers and lyricists, says Dr. Srinidhi Chidambaram, director, Kriya Kreative Sound.

Singers (male and female), musicians (intrumentalists), composers (in all genres), music directors (which involves more than a composer's art), bands, DJs & Club Audio Producers, models (male and female), video directors and voice-over artists can apply.

For further information, contact Kriya Kreative at 2 (old no. 11), 1st floor, Kasturi Rangan Road, II Street, ph: 24970128/129, e-mail kriya@kriya.biz or visit www.kriya.biz.

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