Have you heard the inspirational news about Aryananda Babu, a 12-year-old girl, a singing prodigy from Kerala took home the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs 2020 trophy along with a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh? This is a rare opportunity to get a victory from the Hindi title. Let’s take a look at the inspirational story of Aryananda Babu, the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs winner in the article below.
Who is Aryananda Babu?
It is indeed a proud moment for all the people of Kerala, well known as the ‘God’s own country’. It is really amazing that this little girl who could not speak Hindi managed to sing every Hindi song with perfection in the competition and won the trophy and cash prize. She proved that language is not a barrier for a good singer to achieve success. Aryananda is the first Malayali (Malayalam is the language in Kerala) Title winner of ZeeTv Saregamapa.
- Aryananda Babu is a 12-year-old singing prodigy from Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala, India.
- Her father Rajesh Babu is a musical trainer at Al Haramain School.
- Her mother Indu is a music examiner and singing teacher.
- Aryananda Babu is a student of St Joseph’s English Medium School, Vellimadukunnu.
- Aryananda has been learning music from the time she was a toddler.
- From childhood, her father used to teach her music at home.
- She could sing from the age of two and had an interest in singing classical as well as pop music.
- When she was two and a half years old she performed on the stage of Shri Krishna Temple, Guruvayoor, Kerala.
- Aryananda was a trained classical singer and loved shruti box and musical instruments since childhood.
- When Aryananda was only 8 years old she earned herself a spot in the Limca Book of Records for ‘non-stop live singing’.
- Aryananda Babu doesn’t speak or understand Hindi, but that never became a barrier for her during her performances.
- She sings with almost perfect emotions without knowing the language.
- Aryananda looks up to Lata Mangeshkar as her idol.
- She dedicated her win to God and her parents.
Aryananda Babu – Entry to Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs is the most iconic singing reality show with the core thought of empowerment to transcend limitations: Music Se Badhenge Hum. This reality show is a nationwide talent hunt for budding singers. Watch this interesting video of selecting Aryananda.
Quote From The Indian Express
“My father used to teach music at home, and I think I got interested in it from my early days. It was all very organic. I performed on the stage of Shri Krishna Temple when I was two and a half years. Music has always been my life,” concluded Aryananda, who looks up to Lata Mangeshkar as her idol.
“When I came for the final auditions, honestly, I couldn’t even speak a word of Hindi. I couldn’t believe my luck when they still chose me for the show. I worked hard and tried to learn as much as I could. Even if I could understand the language a bit, I really can’t speak it. Our mentors and gurus really helped me, and it was only because of their guidance that I could ace my performances. However, it was very tough learning the lyrics and adding emotions and expressions to the song in the short period that we got.” Source: The Indian Express
Interview in Malayalam
At home, we are 3 members, myself, and my parents. My father Rajesh Babu and mother Indu. Both are music teachers. They are my Music Gurus. From childhood, I used to listen to the music teaching of my father to his students and most lessons were by heart to me. I started learning music from 1st std.
My first stage performance was at the age of 2.5 years in Chembai Sangeetholsavam at Guruvayoor temple. That is an interesting story. My father used to go there with his students every year to participate in the festival. As mentioned earlier I was a small child of 2.5 years and I started crying for singing on the stage. As per the rules, a small child of 2.5 years is not allowed to participate in the function. But seeing a crying child the authorities allowed me to sing on the stage. So, that was just a coincidence happened.
I have participated in competitions and functions in the school. At the age of 7, in a live program called ‘Snehapoorvam Aryananda‘ conducted in the town hall, she made a record of ‘non-stop live singing for 3 hours in 25 songs in 4 different languages’.
Winner of national competition of Sangam Kala Group. 1st in All India Malayali Association competition. In 2018 1st runner up Zee Tamil Saregamapa and got 1 Kg Gold.
When I participated in Zee Tamil Saregamapa, I had to stay there for 6 months and hence missed the classes. The school management, teachers and friends supported me.
In ZeeTv Saregmapa, I had a language problem. But I could meet many legends and singers there. All the judges were very motivating and guiding through their valuable comments. Mr Himesh Reshammiya, an Indian playback singer, music director, producer, and actor who predominantly works in Bollywood have offered me a chance in film.
Aryananda Babu won the hearts of India. Hope she could win your heart too. May God bless her with better quality singing. Let us wish her good health, hard work, simplicity and humbleness. Let us congratulate her parents for supporting and making her a success. Her parents prove that a girl child is a gift from God and all parents should support their girl children to achieve success in their life.
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