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Dr. Priyadarshini is a Singaporean-Indian Playback Singer, live performer, researcher, music educator and an author who has been excelling in various aspects of the Indian film and music industry. As a playback singer, she has lent her voice to numerous hit movie songs in multiple Indian languages Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam working with renowned music composers. Her versatility extends to private albums, jingles, television serials title songs, corporate brand anthems, non-filmy, devotionals, and web series titles in more than 12 Indian and foreign languages. Priyadarshini’s unique voice timbre is further enhanced by her training in Indian Classical Carnatic, Hindustani, and Western Music.

Priyadarshini created a history in Indian Cinema becoming the first playback singer to receive a Doctorate for her Ph.D research in 100 years of Film Music. She received her doctorate from the University of Mysore in the hands of the Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka. Her doctoral  thesis explores the study of film music over the past 100 years, spanning more than 1000 pages and making it the longest doctoral thesis in this field.

Beyond her singing career, Priyadarshini is a music researcher and writer, having published several articles and papers. Additionally, she has showcased her acting skills in on-screen appearances in movies, short films, and independent albums. Priyadarshini has contributed to the music industry as a lyricist and through raga discovery. She also extends her talents to hosting special live musical shows and programs for esteemed broadcasting and popular television networks.

As a music educator and entrepreneur, she is the co-founder and  managing Director of PRISM Foundation and PRISM Recording Studios. She also serves as the Managing Director of Audio Labels – PM Audios & Entertainments and Mugus Records.

Her impressive list of accolades, awards, honors, and appreciation comes from various organizations, NGOs, and government departments worldwide. She is the recipient of Puneeth Rajkumar “Rajaratna Award” at Karnataka Film Festival, “Silver Screen Women Achiever Award” from Universal Film Producers Council, “Best Playback Singer” from Karnataka State Chalanachitra Rasikara Sangha, “International Youth Award” at the International Youth Festival, “Lalitha Kala Srujana Award” by the Lalitha Kala Srujana Organisation, “Best Singer” from Singapore Radio Oli 96.8 and many others. 

In addition to her music career, Priyadarshini holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a Master’s Degree in Indian Music (Carnatic Classical) from the University of Madras. She also has a post-graduation in Naturopathy & Yogic Science from the University of Madras and is certified in Western Music from ABRSM – The Royal Schools of Music, London, and Trinity College of Music, London.

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