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Pulapaka Susheela – An Elite Vocalist who enters into the Guinness Book of World Records


Pulapaka Susheela

Quick Facts

  • Name: Pulapaka Susheela
  • Also known As: P. Susheela, Gandharva Kokila, Gaana Saraswathi, Kannada Kogile
  • Famous As: Singer
  • Instruments: Vocalist
  • Birth Date: 13 November 1935
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Birth Place: Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh
  • Awards: Padma Bhushan, Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – South, National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer, Nandi Award for Best Female Playback Singer and many more.


Pulapaka Susheela is an elite vocalist that inspires a million people. She has been always portrayed as a strong feminist. She is among the few singers who are talented enough to sing in different languages. She has been recognized by the Guinness book of world records and the Asia book of records. She has been felicitated with the Padma Bhushan and with the title of Gaana Saraswathi. She is known to rule the South Indian cinema and is an inspiration for many young musicians. People look up to Pulapaka for her incredible and remarkable work.

Pulapaka Susheela

The Early Life of Pulapaka Susheela

Pulapaka Susheela, a personality who is ruling the heart of millions is an out-standing playback singer. From the early age she had an inclination towards singing. The lady gave her life to worshipping music. She was born in the family that loved music. She learned music from the Maharaja’s music college and then graduated from the Andhra University. She got married to Dr. Mohan Rao. The couple is proud parents of a son.


Early life of Pulapaka Susheela was inclined towards learning music. She used to participate in many music competitions when she was a child. This not only enhanced her voice but also gave a new confidence to this elite vocalist. She has performed many songs for the All India Radio (AIR). She had a breakthrough of her singing career after a music director, Pendyala Nageswara Rao came to AIR to look for new and fresh voice. She intoned her first playback song in the year 1952 in a Tamil movie. Her first song was recorded in two languages; Kannada and Tamil. After this she was signed by the AVM studios. In the year 1954, Pulapaka made her debut in the Kannada language.

When she entered the music industry, there were many singers who were ruling the industry. But because of her spectacular and magnificent talent, she made her own place in this industry. The year 1955 marked the turning point in the life of this elite vocalist. Every music director wanted to cast Pulapaka in their movie. The critics and audiences started admiring her voice. She ruled the music industry from the time period of 1955 to 1985. She has given the world more than 40,000 remarkable songs in different languages.

Pulapaka Susheela – Indian Playback Singer

Awards won by Pulapaka Susheela

This outstanding personality has been honored with a lot of felicitations. She has been honored five times with the National Film Award. She has been credited by the Guinness book of world records and the Asia book of records.

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Pulapaka Susheela with Guinness World Records Certificate

Some of the other awards given to Pulapaka are:

  • Padma Bhushan

  • Raghupathi Venkaiah Award

  • Kalaimamani Award

  • Bharathidasan Award

  • Arignar Anna award

  • Tamil Nadu State Award

  • Kerala State Award

  • Nandi Award

  • Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award

Apart from being the talented woman, Pulapaka has always stood in support of people who worship music and want to make a career out of it. Her trust was formed in the year 2008. The trust provides special pension scheme for musicians.

Pulapaka Susheela

Pulapaka Susheela has always portrayed herself as a feminist. She has always provided a new and a strong image of women across the world. Pulapaka through her strong and robust image has made a new place in the world. Her talent and determination towards music made her stand out of the crowd. She made her place in the music industry when the music industry was loaded with talented and outstanding musicians.


Written By: Arju Sharma


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