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Biography | Posted: Tuesday, 24th March
Born name: Suchitra Ramadurai
Date of Birth: 14 August 1975
Place of Birth: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation: Singer, radio jockey, columnist, writer
Height: 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Spouse: Karthik Kumar (m. 2005)
Suchitra Ramadurai (born Suchitra Ramadurai, 14 August 1975), known by the mononym Suchitra, is an Indian Tamil radio jockey and Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu playback singer. She sang over 100 songs in three languages.
Born and brought up in Chennai, Suchitra is a BSc graduate from Mar Ivanios College (Trivandrum). Later on she moved to Coimbatore for her MBA (PSG Institute of Management). She was part of a music band at PSG.
Suchitra joined Sify for a year, after graduating. She responded to an ad for the post of an RJ in Radio Mirchi. She became known as Rj Suchi, with her popular morning show Hello Chennai. Her distinct and bold voice made her very popular with the younger crowd. She still does a radio show called Flight983 on Radio Mirchi, on Sunday evenings (7–9 pm). The show deals with interesting international happenings.
She started singing after a few years as RJ. She also worked as a dubbing artist for popular heroines like Shriya Saran.
Her career as a playback singer now spans Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films and she has several hits in all these languages to her credit. Suchitra is a sought-after performer at Corporate and other such stage shows. She has also been appreciated for her honest and positive-humour-filled judging at Reality Shows like Vijay TV's Airtel Super Singer, Sun TV's Sun Singer, Asianet's Music India, and Bol Baby Bol on Gemini TV and Surya TV. 'Music I Like', an album of Suchitra's renditions of Mahakavi Bharatiyaar's poetry, set to contemporary tunes and music, released by Universal Music, was a turning point in her career.
Suchitra is now a singer-songwriter as well, composing music on her own and in collaboration with Singer Ranjith. Their YouTube channel 'Suchi and Ranjith' has all their updated work.
She wrote a short story, a graphic illustration of an episode in the life of a black peppercorn called Kuru-Milaku, called "The Runaway Peppercorn".
After her twitter page was hacked in 2016, and the pictures and videos released by the hacker went viral under #suchileaks, following a spate of bad press owing to the fact that she only released a statement on Sun News saying she was focussed on shutting the page down, Suchi left for London to pursue culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu . She was also divorced from husband actor and comedian Karthik Kumar in 2018.