Sowmya Raoh


Artist Birtday : 18/04/1973 (Age 51)
Born In : Bangalore, India
Occupation(s) : Singer
Genres : Playback Singing

Sowmya Raoh is an Indian playback musician who has functioned in Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu languages.
Sowmya was born in a Kannada-speaking household to vet singer B. K. Sumitra and Sudhakar in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Sowmya has a brother called Sunil Raoh, who is a performer in the Kannada movie industry. Her mom is a famous playback and devotional musician in Kannada. As a child, Sowmya would escort her mom to the studios for recording. She then gradually graduated to become a youth singer. Sowmya’s dad worked in the Reserve Bank of India.

Sowmya began singing at the year of seven. She took a gap from singing while she was in the academy as she assumed that would impact her studies. After a duration of five to six years, she slowly turned her lookout toward singing by comprehending Carnatic music. Regardless, she ended up becoming a voice performer before risking into films. She claims that “I desired to train for singing for heroines, not children”.

Sowmya started her profession as a singer in south Indian films in 1993 and got a break from Bollywood nine years later. Her major break happened when composer Sandeep Chowta was looking for a singer who could sing well in Hindi. Sowmya was chosen to sing a song (“Greekuveerudu”) in the Telugu film Ninne Pelladata. The song gave her a much-needed break. She went on to record the song in Tamil and Hindi versions too.

Sowmya began his profession in Bollywood in 2000. Her first work was for the song “Soul of Jungle”, pursued by a background track for the film Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya. The company was her first as a musician in Hindi. During this period she also sang for different Hindi movies such as Dum and Bunty Aur Babli. In 2012, her item number ‘Dreamum Wakeupum’ for Sachin Kundalkar’s Aiyyaa appeared as a chartbuster, and the song was also admired for its dance performance by Rani Mukerji and Prithviraj Sukumaran.

Having performed with songwriters such as Ilaiyaraaja and A. R. Rahman, she videoed over 200 songs in Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada, as of 2006.


Sowmya Raoh