Like the whistling wind . . .
Akhila Anand is an integral part of the fresh new face of Malayalam Playback singing. A generation that seeks to break free from the constraints of self-containment and a list of don’ts, all set to evolve with the new sounds and experimental beats of present day music, while adhering to musical values that were upheld through the earlier decades of Film music. Akhila’s gift is the ownership of one of the sweetest voices coupled with. “If I cannot fly, let me sing.” Quoted Stephen Sondheim. Akhila sings so that we can fly . . .
Akhila Anand aka Akhila Shyam Sai is a well-known playback singer in the Malayalam,Tamil and Kannada Film industry, with a number of hits to her credit and busy schedule ahead. The lilting quality of her voice and her capability to adapt to the tempo and style has made her a ready choice for most music directors. Her long list of hits is a clear testimony of her versatility as an artiste. She is also a popular stage performer with a keen sense of timing, grace and appearance and gifted with an easy style of interaction with large crowds. She has also made a name as a Television Artiste and Compere' in Malayalam Television.
Akhila Anand's sang her first film song 'Azhakaalila Manjacharadile Poothali', a duet, in the movie Ashwaroodan, directed by noted film director Jayaraj and composed by Jassie Gift. Akhila is also active in the television circuit. She hass been involved in various TV shows like Climax on Kairali TV she anchored Global Greetings followed by Chithra Jalakam and Hridayaragam , all on Asianet. Her recent TV programs include Symphony in Kairali TV and Suvarna Geethangal in Surya TV. She is also a stage artiste and has done many stage shows. She continues to sing playback for Malayalam Movies.
Early Life and Education
Akhila Anand was born in Trivandrum City, India in 13 October. She started school at Poojapura Govt Lower Primary School, did her primary and secondary education at Sisu Vihar and Cotton Hill Girls High School. Post school she did pre degree course in NSS College and graduated in Commerce from Tandem. Her musical sojourn was set on track by Saraswathi Ammal, under whom she trained in Carnatic Music for five years. She was later given advanced musical classes by Dr Bhagya Lakshmi, She also had the opportunity to be trained by noted singer Ramesh Narayan and Perumbavoor G Raveendranath