Jyotsna Radhakrishnan (born 5 September 1986) is an Indian playback singer. She predominantly works in 12+ languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. She has sung more than 1000 songs. She is based in Thrissur, Kerala. Jyotsna gained wider recognition for singing popular songs such as “Karuppinazhaku” from Swapnakoodu (2003), “Themma Themma Themmadikkatte” from Rain Rain Come Again (2004) and “Raftara” from Lucifer (film)(2019).
Jyotsna was born in Kuwait. At a very young age she moved to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She did her schooling at the Asian International School in Ruwais, an industrial area 240 kilometres (150 miles) west of Abu Dhabi, where she excelled at singing.
Jyotsna’s interest in music started at a very young age. She learned the Carnatic vocal style under Mangad Natesan, and the Hindustani classical vocal style under Guru Dinesh Devdas.
Although she started her career in Malayalam cinema with the song “Valakilukkam Kettedee” from the film Pranayamani Thooval in 2002. It was “Sughamanee Nilavu” from Nammalthat brought her to wider attention. She has sung in almost 800 movies, in Malayalam as well as in Tamil and Telugu. She has sung on some 200 albums. Some of her hits are “Karuppinazhagu” from Swapnakoodu, “Melleyonnu” from Manassinakkare, and “Meheruba” from Perumazhakkalamand also Raftara in “Lucifer” in Malayalam.
Some of her latest films are Classmates, Pothen Vava, Don, Notebook and Janmam. She has traveled to the UK, the US, Australia and Singapore for musical programs, and has performed with almost all leading playback singers of south India. She concluded another North American tour with singer G. Venugopal and in August 2013 in Australia with Unni Menon performing for Malayalees in major cities. This was her first trip to Australia where she was accompanied by Ramesh Pisharody.
On 26 December 2010, Jyotsna married Sreekanth Surendran, a software engineer from Kochi. She gave birth to their first child, a boy, on 9 July 2015.
Asianet Film Awards:
- 2002 – Best Female Playback – Nammal
Kerala Film Critics Award:
- 2013 – Best Female playback Singer – Zachariayude Garbhinikal
- 2017 – Best Female Playback Singer – Kaattu
- Winner of Title trophy “Rasna Girl 2001”, an open UAE music competition in Hindi film songs
- Prize winner in “Sangeetha Prathibha Sangamam”, an open UAE music competition in Malayalam film songs
- Shruthi Bharatham Award for best Female Playback Singer 2003
- “Yuva Prathibha” award by Pallavoor Appu Marar Smaraka Kala KshetRa 2003
- All Kerala Youth Campus Critics Award 2004
- Mahatma Gandhi Education Foundation Award 2004
- “Outstanding Young Person” Award by Jaycees
- Kaveri Film Critics TV Award 2004
- Jaycees Foundation Award for Best Female Playback Singer
- Film Audience Award 2005
- Gulf Malayalam Music Award 2006
- Mazhavil Mango Music awards 2017 -Best Non Film song
- Ini Varumo– (Herself Composing)
- Krishna-The Enternal (fusion/Meditation)- Composing her with Gireesh Chengannur
- Ithu Premamo
- Ninneyum thedi [mailanchi]
- Makalude Amma
- Idea Star Singer as Team captain (Asianet)
- Gandharva sangeetham as Host (Kairali TV)
- 2 Crore Apple Mega Star As Host (Jeevan TV)
- Duet as Host (Amrita TV)
- Music Mojo as Singer (Kappa TV)
- Pathinalam Ravu as Judge (Media One)
- Veruthe Alla Bharya Season 3 as Grand Finale Host (Mazhavil Manorama)
- Padam Namuk Padam as Judge (Mazhavil Manorama)
- Still Standing as Participant (Mazhavil Manorama)
- Top Singer Season 1 as Judge (Flowers TV)
- Super 4 Season 2 as Judge (Mazhavil Manorama)
- Atham Pathu Ruchi 2021 as Celebrity presenter (Mazhavil Manorama)
- Super 4 Kids as Judge (Mazhavil Manorama)
- 2008 – Thirakkatha as RJ
- 2010 – Kaaryasthan as Herself
- 2021 – Vidhi : The Verdict as Herself