Sunday, January 04, 2009

Best TV presenter of 2008

Heard that Ananda Vikatan has named me the best Female presenter on Tamil Television. I haven't been able to grab a copy of yet as I just touched base; perhaps I shall do so tomorrow. It felt quite "different" if you were to ask me. Never thought I would be awarded for something hosting a show.
Something that I dared to take a chance with and considering I stuck only to Super Singer, and of course Paadum Office but that was a 10-episode series, I have not done anything else at all. There were several other offers but nothing seemed like I had to do take it up, nor could I invest the time demanded.
I am thankful that a magazine of Ananda Vikatan's stature has named me the best presenter of last year. Looks like the time invested has done good and also tells me to dare to do more, learn more and that anything is possible. Well almost. I know I do not want to invest my time in a lot of skills.
I was known to be the biggest introvert. Several times, my seniors in the industry who met me after the show aired, were plain shocked and surprised on what brought about the transformation and how a girl who would not muster enough courage to blurt a hello could yap nineteen to the dozen. I am surprised myself actually. There is a part of me that still is an introvert and shall continue to be. I figured out that I am not a compulsive one. And I was lucky to get wonderful directors in Neelamabari (aka Varadarajan) and Rajkumar and the cameramen who were working primarily around me in the previous seasons - they have shaped me to be the presenter that I am today.
To you, reading this one, I would like to say that the path to fulfilling your dreams perhaps is just a dare away. And maybe making new ones too. And yes, also trust your gut instinct. Even if something does not work out the way you thought, at least you know for yourself, whether you can give it another go or not. Maybe somethings did not fall into place. Or at least you ll be able to know for sure, on your own, without someone else telling you, (if you are objective enough)about what you can do and how wide your horizons are.
This is wishing for you that you have the gumption to forever expand your horizons and thus expand the horizons of those around you and that you receive the blessings of the Universe to propel you in the right path.
Tathaastu

70 comments:

venkatakrishnan said...

Hi Chinmayi,
Congratulations!
To me it happened like a flash that I was watching your programs, and then immediately I saw this news in your blogspot. You really deserve it. It is a reward for all your constant efforts, perseverance and hard work. May God bless you.
With best wishes and benedictions,
Venkat

Krishnan KR said...

Hi..The last part starting..."To you, reading this one," is so nice..so good..so needed for many and I'm happy to hear you say things like this

KeepingItSimple said...

Hey Chinmayi

Congratulations !!!

Keep Up The Good Work !!!

Raagaa

Subramaniam said...

Congrats Chinmayi!!!! Way to go....

Gokul said...

Congrats Chinmayi.....Way to go...Please continue doing the great work you have been doing in hosting shows...I hope you get much more accolades in the future.....Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Oh...! G8! You really deserve it..

Believe it or not.. Some hours back, I was just wondering as to why there is no felicitation/award for this kind. And I thought it should be given two one of my favorite comperes i.e. You or TD :)

Congratulations, Chinmayi

Regards,
Saravana

Madhu said...

Congrats. Happy for you :D
Wishing u for many more successes :)

த.ராஜசேகர் said...

Congrats on ur award!!

/* This is wishing for you that you have the gumption to forever expand your horizons and thus expand the horizons of those around you and that you receive the blessings of the Universe to propel you in the right path. */

Cool & Motivating.. :-)

Gnans said...

Hi Chinmayyi,
Great news.. well deserved!!!
Congratulations..!!

Why don't you think releasing an album?

Regards,
Gnans

Maheswari said...

CONGRATS CHINMAYI....
Very happy...Reading the last 2 paras - nalla inspiringa irukku...

SARAS said...

Congrats Chinmayi

கணினி தேசம் said...

வாழ்த்துக்கள் சின்மயி.

Mr & Mrs யுகேந்திரன் வரும் நாட்களில்... "சின்மயி இருந்தா இன்னும் நல்ல இருக்குமே".. இது என் மனைவியின் Comment!
நானும் அதையே வழிமொழிகிறேன்.


இனிய புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்

Mahesh said...

Great news to begin this new year.Vazhtukkal chin akka.... appadiye kelambi vanga.. treat.....

பிரியமுடன்... said...

ஆண்டின் ஆரம்பமே
"ஆனந்தம்" என்று சொல்லுங்கள்!
ஆனந்தம்தான்....
ஆண்டு முழுவதும் இனி உங்களுக்கு!
ஆண்டவனின் ஆசிர்வாதங்களும்
அடியேனின் வாழ்த்துக்களும்
ஆனந்தம்!

Gayathri said...

congrats chinmayi
Yep… there is no doubt that a host like you adds extra spice to the hit show Super Singer. I enjoy the way you invite the contestant for their turn, pull their legs sometimes. When you host in tamil you do it in tamil only not taminglish. That s good .
One more thing is your costumes in the show are good, but you can concentrate on that so you would look great.

ILA said...

Congrats Chin!
The waves have been shattered whn you missed for a show at SS!

Barame-balaji said...

Chinamyi in 18th page of Anantha vikatan , the very first edition after new year...

Liked your few bloopers in Junior singers show especially,
1) Thunukku seithikal
2) Usha uthup imitating you...

sundar said...

Chinmayi !!

Adorable !!

You deserve every bit of it.
Congrats !!

And thanks for the 2 cents.

Yeah...we too need to wide our horizons...

Dreams...waiting for us

Thaks

Karthik Murali said...

Hey chinmayi .. kudos to u on that achievement.

add to that achievement , i must also add that ur one of the most talked abt comperes in the media ..

be it the radio listeners or super singer viewers , its ur name thats being whispered :P

and ur show in that Rasigan show , where u sang Ilayaraja songs was also awesome !! was actually surprised to see u there..

Bhasha said...

Congrats Chin..
Really u deserve this award...
A musical show without u is disgusting..

keep rocking..

Maddy said...

Vazthukkal!!

MADHAV said...

Congrats Chinmayi! Way to begin a New Year, aint it?!!

Introvert and you, hard to believe... Haha

Madhav

@^@^D said...

Hey chins,
I just read it yesterday on AV and was super happy !!!

Congrats!

Cheers,
-anand

Ajay Kumar said...

Hey Congrats...

Nothing much to say.. u have done clearly well when comparing to many others. Missed u on the new yr spl..

Balaji Gururajan said...

Awesome!! way to go.. but as said, u have more heights to reach.. It feels nice when these things are given to deserving candidates.. sort of motivates the rest.. gives a confidence in the whole system that it is still fair :)

Anonymous said...

You are amazing...my God your voice!!! i was browsing thru indiaglitz and i bumped into ur interview video clip...i listen to many singers n songs n all but never bothered to wish or comment on any one's profile or fan club...this is the first time...i dont really knw what i shud b writting...the main thing is u r really talented and u deserve ever award that u have got so far and all the awards that u will continue to get in the future...u go girl!!

Balu said...

Congrats Chinmayi... I expect u wil b getting this on someday.. but don know whether awards wil be given to best anchors in TN.

"Sevai thodara Vaazhukkal !"

gokul said...

congrats chinmayi and you truly deserve it

gokul

Raji said...

Congrats... Way to Go chinmayi...

rajster said...

HI Chinmayii,
Congrats on your latest award...keep rockin!!!

Madhan said...

Congrats Chinmayi (akka)!! :-)

Surya said...

Congrats akka!

Jayamurugan said...

Hi Chinmayi,
Nice to hear that you had been awarded best TV anchor of the year 2008 by most prestigious 'Ananda Vikatan'. Its definitely a mile stone in ur career.

I read the magazine yesterday only and thought of wishing you before u blog the same in ur blog site. But that was too late. he he he:)

Congrats on the achievement and for more such in the future:)

ramya said...

congrats
nice to hear it and now i am going to get a copy of ananda vikatan

Deepa J said...

Congratulations Chinmayi! You deserved it!! Saw you on Kalaignar tv the other day.. I shd say you are looking more gorgeous with each passing day. Way to go!

குப்பன்_யாஹூ said...

Hi Chinmayi

குப்பன்_யாஹூ said...

Hi Chinmayi

Congrats and best wishes.

The vijay Tv & Gopinath, Chinmayi all 3 awards gone to Vijay TV.

all the very best.


kuppan_yahoo

Anonymous said...

Congrats...a well deserved award.

On the flip side, dress code for your programs can be revisited. Well..times have changed!!!! yet where this is going to stop???

durga said...

Congrats Chinmayi! Wishing you many more success to come!
-Durga

Raghav said...

Hey That's nice...

Honestly i never thought that u would win an award for the best anchor (No offense lol), but well.. congrats..

2009's gonna be good for you i guess =)

Sujatha Raj said...

A recognition well-deserved!!! What a start to 2009.. Kudos Chinmayi.. Wishes for achieving more and more as you heart desires!

Abilash M said...

Hey Chinmayi,

This never surprises me. Coz I always knew something like this was waiting for you.

I would like to award you one more of this kind.

"BEST RJ's of 2008"

Man the way you carry the show amazes me. Made me feel you were the best to handle a morning show next to Suchi !!

So I add this on to your list of awards.

Also belated NEW YEAR WISHES to you and all our Bloggers. (Sorry was out of internet for the last 4 days).

Try to ass in more TV shows and also debut in some movie (no kidding but am serious). Do add this into your Nw Year resolutions please. You can act good too, am sure.

NEW YEAR WISHES again.

Keep Rocking !!

Yours SINCERE FAN,
Abilash

GowriShankar said...

Hello Chinmayi,
Thats a well deserved one. The shows you have hosted became well sophisticated, when pepped up with the motivations that you and the team have imparted to the participants. There is no doubt that this has added more value to the shows you have hosted. It is this quality which has to be and must be appreciated.. You have done a really good job on that and please please continue to do so... :))

Madhu said...

U luked awesome in saree in the latest SS. Loved the saree too. Saree suits u soo well like all other outfits. Keep rocking!
I don't know if I am good enough to say this but, as usual, and as you do now, continue to concentrate on singing as well as on other skills. U shouldnt lose ur very special place there in the singing field. Everyone knows you fit into any kind of profession. I am so amazed by that. Love to see you shining in all of these aspects in many more years time as well. Equally. :) Thappa edhukatheenga, just humble opinion'dhan.

Shankar said...

Congrats! Well deserved ...and a great way to start the quintessential Happy New Year!

Viswa said...

Congrats Chinmayi, you really deserve the award. I am glad that AV has made an excellent choice!

Just today I was watching SS 2008 show, your conversation with Singer Mano, when you request him to sing the song "nethu oruthara" in a pathos way, was so natural. You surely make Super Singer lively and much more enjoyable..

BTW, this particular blog post is truly inspiring.. I feel and wish that you would achieve much higher heights. Wish you a healthy and prosperous 2009.

Your fan,
Viswa.

VijayGanesh. S said...

Congrats ! Sadly, i dont watch any of the reality shows or soaps.

My share of life said...

Hi Chinmayi,

Congrats!! Since Vikatan is my favourite magazine, my happiness is just doubled :)

gokul said...

chinmayiiii
you look ravishing in saree
thanks for considering that request.....

gokul

Ananthasayanam T said...

A Deserving one, albeit, we look forward to your singing more than anythingelse-many mayya mayyas and aavarampoos from Chin, the Deivam thandha poo

Karthik said...

U r doing a great job and certainly deserve this award. Am not sure if your native language is Tamil well in that case Me and millions of other listeners would love it if you could speak more in Tamil and less in English while on Air. I live in LA and it feels great when I listen to people speaking in Tamil. Also if you could bring this topic up in your show and encourage most of the other RJ's to use less comments or expressions in English and speak Tamil.

I would not really expect this change from someone whose first language is not tamil.

Congratulations and best wishes!
Karthik

Shankar said...

Way to go Chinmayi... these are signs that you are going on the right path...

Arun said...

Congrats

Ha HA yesterday i laughed while watching ragini singing and clapped myself saying that tomorrow all will write comments about her

She is dragging songs, she is loosing temp, she is acting as if she is a innocent and giving respect which chitra correctly asked dont u have confidence in singing then why are u crunching, keeeping the mike at a distance

See only the persons confidence on thier singing no need act like ragini

Very bad singer and very bad in attitude, Chitra pointed out the voice crack too

Please eliminate her, just being beautiful and to show her always in audience and her over acting reactions they are keeping in vijay tv it seems

Anonymous said...

Chinamayee,
i always enjoy your show in air (both in TV and FM radio). i enjoys your songs as well. Congrats!!! keep going:)

Sethu said...

Hi Chinmayi,
Congrats. You really deserve it. I heard the competition was close till they saw your bloopers. haha.
Cheers,
Sethu

Vaishnavii said...

Happened to listen to this song Aayiram Vaanavil of yours. I think from Vallamai Thaarayo. Awesome..it really gets into my nerves...and ..extremely touching and great, to say the least.
Love to see you singing it. I would really love to. Its one of the best songs everrrrrrr!!!
Rock on girl.

Ram V. said...

Chinmayi,

Congratulations and wish you good luck on future endeavors.

God bless you.

Ram.

Parthasarathi said...

Hi Chinmayi,

Congrats. All the very best.

--S.Parthasarathi.

bala said...

Hi Chinmayi
Congrats on winning the award!

I honestly felt that you are a better singer than a host. It was a surprise for me that the award was given to you despite the presence of Hemamalini, Didi and Gopinath if you are looking at Vijay TV's perspective.

I feel that as a host that you sometimes are unable to carry yourself in a comfortable manner when talking to an eliminated contest or after a performance.

Your strengths rely on the welcoming message at the commencement of the show or after a commercial break and that similar charisma and attitude does not carry across the entire show.

I truly believe that a Good host should be versatile and also able to think on the feet and out of the box and have a strong command of the show.

I just hope you don't fall under this category " Jack of all trades, but Master of none!

Nevertheless, i hope this award goes on to aspire you to become a great host one day.



I am sorry if i sound harsh but then again it was just an opinion and i hope you can take it constructively.

sri said...

congrats for your much deserved award.
Hope you do many more interesting things in 2009.
all the best for 2009

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Chinmayi. You deserve it. This may seem wierd but I tend watch the show only if you host it. Otherwise it seems like a bummer. Seriously, I don't know what it is about you, but your presence brings the spark. You do a good job Chinmayi. About the introvert thing, most people in show biz tend to be that way. It's one thing to speak out in public and a whole different skill set to strike a one-on-one conversation.
Wish you a happy new year.

Anonymous said...

y none of ur songs in audio blog working? u deleted all the songs from hipcast?
Keshu

Suresh Kumar said...

Hi chinmayi,

it is not a surprise to me....you deserve it..

All the very best for your future assignments.

Let the new year 2009, take you to the top of victory very soon......

SUNNY said...
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Akila said...

Congrats Chinmayi! Great job and keep up the good work!
-Akila

Pradeep said...

Congrats Chinmayi..
Know what.. you dunno how great a source of inspiration you and your blogs are.. I am going through a troubled phase where I have to take certain decisions. Whenever I think of choosing the easier option out, and when I read your blog, it motivates me to dare and do something that is really going to help me than to escape the situation. I am going to make that daring decision and I'm sure it is going to turn beneficial!!

Chinmayi Sripada said...

Go for it Pradeep. May God be with you. Of course, as much as possible remember to be able to honest to yourself and your conscience. Maybe that is one of the keys :)

Chinmayi Sripada said...

Anonymous: High hopes, but my standards are higher.

Umanath said...

Congratz Chinmayi !!!
This is the first time am visiting ur blog !!!
I love your voice (only voice :)) as many other many millions does :)...
I am fan of Ilayaraja Jaya TV concert not only coz of ilayaraja but also for ur compèring...
i hv seen many episodes of airtel super singer and ofcourse bloopers too :).
whose idea is that to air ur bloopers ?

This is first time am visiting ur blog and hope wil hang around here for sometime...

Umanath said...

sorry. there is wrong info in my prev comment. sorry for that !!!