Divya S. Menon

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Divya S Menon
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Background information
Birth nameDivya S Menon
Born (1987-03-14) 14 March 1987 (age 34)
Thrissur, Kerala, India
GenresPlayback singing, Folk, Indian classical, Malayalam
Occupation(s)Singer, Television Anchor
Years active2005–present
Websitewww.divyasmenon.com

Divya S. Menon is an Indian musician and television anchor from Kerala. Divya is a playback singer in Malayalam cinema, who has also recorded songs for Tamil and Telugu films.[1] Divya started anchoring musical shows in Asianet Cable Vision (Thrissur) and has done musical shows in Yes Indiavision (Mementos) and Kairali Channels (Ganamela, Sing 'N' Win and Rain drops).

Personal life[edit]

Divya was born in Thrissur, Kerala, to Soman Kurup, a mechanical engineer and his wife Meena Soman. She was introduced to the world of music as a child and started singing at an early age of seven.[2] Divya's father was on a transferable job and hence she attended schools including Kendriya Vidyalaya and Bhavans Vidhya Mandir across India. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Commerce from Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur and went on to pursue her master's degree in Fashion Designing from St. Teresa's College, Ernakulam. She is married to Reghu Mohan on 20 August 2012 and is currently residing at Thrippunithura, Kochi, Kerala. The couple has a baby girl born on 31 October 2014.

Career[edit]

Divya was trained in Carnatic Music from the age of 12 years by Smt. Shakunthala Sheshadri, Mr. Sunil and Sri. Mangad Nadessan.Divya also received education in Hindustani Classical music from Ustad Fiyaz Khan and Sri Dinesh Devdas. She is also passionate about jewellery making and has conducted several exhibitions under her jewellery brand named "Jingles".

Divya S Menon started her film career by singing for the 2009 film Ee Pattanathil Bhootham. She was noticed by Shaan Rahman while anchoring music shows and picked her for Vineeth SreenivasanShaan Rahman debut album, Coffee @ MG Road.[3] She is associated with Blogswara and have sung in multiple albums in the series.[4][5] Divya has sung in Vineeth Sreenivasan's super hit romantic movie, Thattathin Marayathu composed by Shaan Rahman. She has been associated with Vineeth – Shaan ventures, including Malarvadi Arts Club.[6] In 2014 the hit wedding song "Thudakkham Maangalyam" from Anjali Menon's Bangalore Days gave her much popularity which she sang along with Vijay Yesudas and Sachin Warrier composed by Gopi Sunder.[7] In 2015 Divya was noticed more promptly when she sang the song "Puthumazhayai" from Martin Prakkat's Charlie composed by Gopi Sundar while the same song was sung by Shreya Ghoshal too. She also sang several ad jingles for various music composers both in Malayalam and Tamil.

Discography[edit]

Year Title Film Language Composer Notes
2010 "Adipoli Bhootham" Ee Pattanathil Bhootham Malayalam Shaan Rahman
"Ayiram Kaatham" Malarvaadi Arts Club Malayalam
2012 "Anuraagam Anuraagam" Thattathin Marayathu Malayalam
2013 "Ennodu Koode" Immanuel Malayalam Afzal Yusuf
2014 "Rasool Allah" Salalah Mobiles Malayalam Gopi Sunder
"Mannil Pathiyum" God's Own Country Malayalam
"Thudakkam Maangalyam" Bangalore Days Malayalam Won - NAFA Award , KVTV Award , Vanitha Film Awards
"Pattum Chutti Veli Pennu" RajadhiRaja Malayalam Karthik Raja
2015 "Mutholam Azagilu" Namasthe Bali Malayalam Gopi Sunder
"Choolamittu" Ivan Maryadaraman Malayalam Gopi Sunder
"Ummarathee" Malayalam Gopi Sunder
"Manjiloode" 100 Days of Love Malayalam Govind Menon
"Murugappaa" Jamna Pyari Malayalam Gopi Sunder
"Muthe Mohabathin" Nikkah Malayalam
"Puthumazhayai" Charlie Malayalam Won NAFA Award , Won KVTV Award
2016 "Ee Pulariyil" Maalgudi Days Malayalam Dr Praveen
"Okko Nakshatram" Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu Telugu Gopi Sunder
"Paravasame"
"Thodakkam Maangalyam" Bangalore Naatkal Tamil
"Adada Adada" Ennul Aayiram
"Vaarthinkalee" Kali Malayalam Won - Janmabhumi Awards , Nominated - 64th Filmfare Awards South, SIIMA
"Chithira Muthe" Shajahanum Pareekuttiyum Malayalam
"Mayathe Ennum" Dooram Malayalam Mohammed Rizwan
"Neela Shankhu Pushpame" Team 5 Malayalam Gopi Sunder
2017 "Mohabathin" Take Off Malayalam
"Chekkanum Pennum" Chunkzz Malayalam
"Ithu Nava Sumasara" Malayalam
"Nenje Nenje" Kadam Kadha Malayalam Deepankuran Kaithapram
"Nee Njangada" Udaharanam Sujatha Malayalam Gopi Sunder
"Pennale" Malayalam
"Anthike Varikente" Vimaanam Malayalam
"Meghakanavinu" Malayalam
2018 "Njano Ravo" Kammara Sambhavam Malayalam Nominated - Movie Streets Film Awards , RED FM Malayalam Music Awards
"Aazhikkulil" Malayalam
"Aaarovarunora" Mazhayathu Malayalam
"First Time" Pantham Telugu
"Neeyam Sooryan" Kamuki Malayalam
2019 "Konji Konji" Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu Malayalam
"Inkem Inkem" Geetha Govindam Telugu Introductory/Backing Vocals with Ajay Satyan
"Repa Kuda Veyanival" Evvarikee Cheppoddu Telugu Sankar Sharma
"Kandille Kandille" Madhura Raja Malayalam Gopi Sunder
"Shaadi Mein Aana" Happy Sardar Malayalam
"Pandithu Pande" Malayalam
"Pon Tharame" Helen Malayalam Shaan Rahman Won - QMH Analysis Awards
2020 "Manikya Kiliye" Shylock Malayalam Gopi Sunder
"Manikya Kiliye" Kuberan Tamil
"Raletti" World Famous Lover Telugu
"My Love" Malayalam
"Kaneerilaliyunna" Malayalam
"Jannanathi Poovale" Joshua Malayalam
"Noorukanavukal" Malayalam
"Jaalame" Trance Malayalam Jackson Vijayan
Thee Vitharunna Silence Nishabdham Malayalam Gopi Sunder
2021 Nirayunnu Gila Malayalam Manukrishna

Awards[edit]

Year Award Film Category Nominated Song Result
2015 KVTV Awards Bangalore Days Best Playback Singer Female "Thudakkham Mangalyam" Won
2015 NAFA Awards Won
2015 Vanitha Film Awards Popular Song of the Year Won
2015 Mirchi Music Awards South Won
2016 KVTV Awards Charlie Best Playback Singer Female "Puthumazhayayi" Won
2016 NAFA Awards Won
2016 Janmabhumi Awards Kali "Vaarthinkalee" Won
2016 64th Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Malayalam Nominated
2016 SIIMA SIIMA Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Malayalam Nominated
2016 Mirchi Music Awards South Best Playback Singer Female Nominated
2017 Movie Streets Film Awards Kammara Sambhavam Best Playback Singer Female "Njano Ravo" Nominated
2017 RED FM Malayalam Music Awards Best Duet Nominated
2019 QMH Analysis Awards Helen Best Playback Singer Female "Helen" Won

Albums[edit]

Year Album Song Music Co-Singer
2008 Coffee@ MG Road Poonkuyile Poonkuyile Shaan Rahman Vineeth Sreenivasan
Coffee@ MG Road College Shaan Rahman Vineeth Sreenivasan, Shaan Rahman
2012 Dews of Love Minnal Swapname Anup Bhat Govind
2013 Pepper Band Nathooonne Vishnu Mohan Vishnu Mohan
2015 Vizhiyil Nee Yen Munnil Vannu Akshayjith Sachin Warrier

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luck plays a major factor in a singer's career". 25 January 2016.
  2. ^ "On the hit track". 25 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Deccan Chronicle – This girl is born to 'Sing N Win'". 19 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Artists List". 19 August 2012.
  5. ^ "List of Songs for BlogSwara". 19 August 2012.
  6. ^ "List of songs for Artist in MalayalamSongLyrics". 19 August 2012.
  7. ^ "On a Musical High". 25 January 2016.