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Bombay Jayashri



The co-songwriter and vocalist of the theme song from the movie ‘Life of Pi’: Bombay Jayashri
 
Nominee for Best Original Song of the 85th Academy Awards and the 70th Golden Globe Awards
 
Bombay Jayashri Ramnath is one of the most outstanding Carnatic vocalists in India. Born into a Kolkata family of musicians, she began to learn the Carnatic music under the instructions of her parents when she was very young. Before long, she became a disciple of Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman -- the most important Indian violinist, vocalist and composer in the 20th century.
 
Jayashri has sung for a number of Indian movies, and once cooperated with the soundtrack master A. R. Rahman. During thirty years of her performing life, she has been awarded numerous times, touring internationally in more than 20 countries.
 
In the late 2011, when ‘Life of Pi’ -- directed by Ang Lee -- had just begun filming, the music director Mychael Danna from Canada invited Jayashri to write the theme song with him and later record it. This was after he heard her wonderful album ‘Vatsalyam’ containing diverse Indian lullabies from different Indian traditions in multiple languages. Although ‘Pi’s Lullaby’ did not won the Oscar, the world has truly been touched by its genuine appeal of music.
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