Singing away to glory

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | NEHA JHA
Published Sep 13, 2016, 12:05 am IST
Updated Sep 13, 2016, 7:03 am IST
Teenager Spoorthi Yadagiri has sung her way into the Telugu Book of Records.
Spoorthi Yadagiri
 Spoorthi Yadagiri

She was all of 14 when she sang Kukkurukuru, the title song of Tollywood film, Kick 2. Now 16, Spoorthi Yadagiri has earned a place in the Telugu Book of Records, as the youngest female playback singer in the industry.

Understandably, the teenager is elated. Winner of a previous award for best upcoming singer, Spoorthi has sung for big music directors like S.S. Thaman and Anup Rubens.

 

Spoorthi’s musical talent was evident from her toddler days. Says the class XI student, “I used to write lyrics and compose tunes at the age of three. Slowly, I started concentrating on studies, but the love for singing remained.”

Spoorthi marked her debut at age 11 with a song in Yamaho Yama. She also sang for Puri Jagannadh’s Loafer and will once again sing for his Ism. Her forte lies in singing item songs. “I prefer to sing item songs but if I get the chance to sing melodies or a western number, I will do that too. I am learning vocals from Charitha Ben and am a student of Trinity College, London. We have eight grades in total and I have completed my fifth grade this year,” she says.

Spoorthi’s parents are her ardent supporters. “My dad, Jithender, who is also a film director, and mom Chaitanya have been very supportive.” Spoorthi is happy with all the recognition that she has got.

“I think I am the only young singer who sings item songs. I feel happy about it. Many big music directors have appreciated me. My ultimate dream is to become one of the top ten singers in Hollywood,” she concludes.

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