Ranjini Jose, one of the upcoming playback singers from South India, has sung for more than 97 movies and is well into the process of making her own album. This third rank winner in BA Communicative English aims high - she hopes to lend her voice for international music albums and Hollywood movies. She has also anchored a musical programme in one of the Malayalam channels. Ranjini has rendered many songs in Malayalam as well as Tamil within a span of five years.
Her biggest hit is Masam masam from Aparichithan, a peppy number which she sang with Jyotsna. Unfortunately, some of her good songs such as Ammayyenna Vakku from Po nmudipuzhayoram went unnoticed, she says.
Ranjini used to write poems during her schooldays and has penned the lyrics of an English song which she recorded. The video of the song, Falling, picturised on Ranjini has been aired on television. "I would like to wri te more songs," says the singer.
Ranjini, like many of her contemporaries, is a product of music shows on television. "Television gives you a lot of exposure, but too much of it can be counter-productive. I have stopped anchoring and have decided not to appear frequently on television. I want to devote my time to stage shows, which I absolutely love doing, and recording songs."
Ranjini says she likes to listen to different genres of music. "I grew up in Chennai listening to Western music. There are many singers and bands I adore - Maria Carey, Whitney Houston, Scorpions, The Carpenters, The Beatles, Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, Elton John and Seal, whose Kiss from a rose is an all-time favourite.