This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: P. Susheela 00:01:32 1 Personal life 00:02:06 2 Education 00:02:38 3 Career 00:02:47 3.1 Debut : 1950–1954 00:04:26 3.2 Breakthrough : 1955 – 1960 00:06:14 3.3 Successful domination : 1960 – 1985 00:08:51 3.4 Shift to non-films : 1985– 2000s 00:10:39 4 P. Susheela Trust : 2008–present 00:11:29 5 Statistics 00:11:50 5.1 Telugu 00:12:12 5.2 Tamil 00:12:34 5.3 Kannada 00:13:09 5.4 Malayalam 00:13:26 5.5 Other languages 00:13:52 6 Awards 00:14:18 6.1 National Awards 00:15:05 6.2 Filmfare Awards South 00:15:19 6.3 State Awards 00:15:28 7 See also 00:15:52 8 Discography Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Pulapaka Susheela (born November 13, 1935) is an Indian playback singer associated with the South Indian cinema for over six decades. She has been recognized by both the Guinness Book of World Records and the Asia Book of Records for singing most number of songs in Indian languages. She is also the recipient of five National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer and numerous state awards. Susheela is widely acclaimed as a singer who defined feminism in South Indian cinema and is well known for her mellifluous vocal performances for over 40,000 film songs across South Indian languages. The song "Paal Polave" from Tamil film Uyarndha Manidhan brought her the first ever award at the 16th National Film Awards, by winning her the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer, also making it the first Tamil film to win a National Award under that category. She is fondly called "Gana Kokila" and "Gana Saraswathi". She is also considered as one of the rich voiced singers whose pronunciation of the syllables to be more clear and precise in any of the languages she sang. In a career spanning more than six decades, she has recorded nearly 40,000 songs in various Indian languages including Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Sanskrit, Tulu and Badaga. She has also sung for Sinhalese films. Her mother tongue is Telugu. She can also speak Tamil, fluent Hindi, and a little Kannada.