Date of Birth:13/11/1935
Place of Birth:Vizianagaram, India
No of Songs:1256 (587 Movies)
First Movie:Anbuoru Anni
Upcoming Movies:adaikann Parvai
Pulapaka Susheela is an Indian playback singer. A recipient of 5 National Awards and numerous state awards, Susheela is widely acclaimed as a singer and is well known for her mellifluous vocal performances for thousands of film songs across South Indian languages. She is also considered to be one of the rich voiced singers whose pronunciation of the syllables to be more clear and precise in any of the languages she sung. In a career spanning more than four decades, she has recorded numerous songs in various Indian languages including Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Sanskrit, Tulu, Badaga. She has also sung for Sinhalese films.
She is the daughter of Pulapaka Mukunda Rao a leading advocate in Vizianagaram. Noted banker Pulapaka Seethapathi Rao, managing director of State Bank of Hyderabad, is her father's younger brother. She is married to Mohan Rao; they have a son named Jayakrishna and two granddaughters named Jayashree and Subashree. Her daughter-in-law, Sandhya Jayakrishna, is a singer who debuted with A. R. Rahman in Iruvar.
National Film Awards:
She was the first playback singer to receive the first National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 1969 and went on to receive the same four more times: