Leading female singer of malayalam movies.
Her first national award was for the Tamil film Sindhu Bhairavi . Ilayaraja’s “Padariyen padippariyen…”
She won a national award for the song . “Manjal prasadavum…” ( Nakhakshathangal ), , in 1986.
“Aa raathri manju poyee…” panchagni
Jerry Amaldev’s “Alorungi arangorungi…” ( Ente Mamattikuttiyammakku ) and “Aayiram kannumayi…” ( Nokketha Doorath Kannumnattu ),
Shyam’s “Poomaname…” ( Nirakkoottu ) and M.G. Radhakrishnan’s “Rajanee parayoo…” ( Njan Ekananu ) .
She was the first choice for top composers such as Jerry, Johnson, Ouseppachan and Raveendran
M. Jayachandran’s “Hrudayathin madhupathram…” ( Karayilekku Oru Kadal Dooram ).
Her “Kehna hai kya…” ( Bombay ) for A.R. Rahman was chosen by the music critics of Guardian and Observer as one of the world’s ‘1000 love songs everyone must hear’