Here, in the Indian subcontinent, we lack "Azhagiya Singers" as Balram Naidu says in the movie - Dasavathaaram. Western world had a big list of hot females in pop - to name a few : Madonna, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Cher, Whitney Houston, Kylie Minogue and Spice Girls (Ode to their diet and culture).

Women pop singers need a lot of talents/ assets - good vocal, music knowledge, authentic accent, beautiful face, impressive morphology, naughty expressions, sexy body language and a bit of dance. Everybody agree with me if i say it's difficult to catch an Indian girl with all these qualities (though they posses a variable subset of these).

Also Pop music in any of its style - Folk, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & roll, Traditional pop is NOT much popular in developing nations like India. Even the pop itself is not a particular genre / style of music but just synonymous with, "popular music" over a period of time. Indian Pop is mainly originated and spread across in Hindi language with celebrities like Usha Uthup, Daler Mehndi, Asha Bhosle, Lucky Ali, Sonu Nigam and Anu Malik.

Tamil pop is something rare - further more is the female Tamil pop. Malgudi Subha had a good start but didn't continued. The main reason is people here loves the film music which has the lion share in the sale. Inpite of the all the above said negatives, now we got a beautiful-yet-talented female Tamil pop singer in Tamil - Smita.

Started as a background singer in Telugu movies in 2000, the girl is now singing in 6 languages, performed more than 150 conerts - latest being the one at an IPL match at Hyderabad for DC. Her latest trilingual (Hindi, Telegu & Tamil) album - "SMITA" from the world renowned Sony BMG Music Entertainment is released recently which showcases "best" of hers.

Definitely, she is (an) "Azhagiya Singer".


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