Keralite schoolgirl from Croydon wins first prize at global music contest organised by FEFKA Music Directors Union
Tuesday 3 May 2022 6:08 AM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
CROYDON May 3: Noted Malayalam film music directors organisation FEFKA Music Directors Union (FEMU) organised a mega online music reality contest in 2021.
Keralites from all over the world were able to contest in this music contest hosted by FEFKA which was judged by eminent music directors from south Indian music industry including Gopi Sundar, Deepak Dev, Ouseppachan, Shan Rahman & Jassie Gift.
Over 500 participants contested in the competition. The contestants were divided into four categories (Sub Junior, Junior, Senior, Super Senior). Top three winners were announced in each category.
The results were announced on April 30, 2022.
Lakshmi Rajesh from Croydon sung the cutdown version of music maestro Sharreth’s unique composition Sudhamantram, in the final round in Junior category. Lakshmi was adjudged winner.
The winners will receive cash award and memento and certificate. The winners are also promised opportunity to sing in Malayalam films where noted musicians render their music. They will also get an opportunity to sing in Sapthaswarangal, a film produced by FEMU’s Production House.
Lakshmi started her singing under the tutelage of Sampath Kumar Acharya at the age of 5 and is currently pursuing her Carnatic training from Kalaimamani Binni Krishnakumar and Hindustani from Prachi Ranade. Lakshmi, aged 13, is a year 8 student at Wallington Grammar school for Girls.
Mozart of Madras A.R.Rahman had featured Lakshmi’s cover version of his song Seemanthapoo on Twitter in 2021, as Lakshmi was one among the winners of his #99SongsCoverStar contest.
A sweet cover of “Seemanthapoo” by #LakshmiRajesh for the #99SongsCoverStar contest. #99Songs https://t.co/zRcFCm5Gm4
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) June 3, 2021
Lakshmi has been the title winner for many events & competitions and has received appreciation from eminent judges like Anuradha Sriram, P.Unnikrishnan, Usha Uthup, M.Jayachandran.
Click To Hear Lakshmi’s Songs on Her Youtube Channel
Lakshmi is the daughter of Rajesh Raman and Soumya Rajesh who have been UK residents for 15 years and live in East Croydon (south London).
If you would like to see her sing then her next Live event is in Croydon on May 21st. She will be performing alongwith a Band and noted playback singers Ranjit and Sireesha from India.
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