Friday, August 05, 2011

Nandi award

Announced today for my dubbing in Ye Maaya Chesave. 
I had never thought of dubbing before SOK. And never thought I ll get an award either for my first film in Telugu. 
This journey, too started from Rahman sir's studio when the studio engineer Karthik called me to test for Sillunu Oru Kadhal. I, in my opinion, had a very un-girly, un-sing-song voice. I was just the normal voice. Somehow Director Krishna decided this is the voice he wants for Bhumika Chawla and I am now 22 films old for dubbing in about 5 years. I continue to be surprised with this though. This was never something I planned. But then I wasnt planning for Blue Elephant since I was a child either.
But I can tell you that this path was not easy. And I also said I didn't want to be doing this at some point because some things were becoming too difficult to handle. I faced a lot of resistance. Not to mention a lot of envy. However, destiny took over. Things changed. And I am grateful for the opportunities. 
Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya and Ye Maaya Chesave are definitely one of the best films in my dubbing career. I love working with Gautham sir. Learned a lot of things from him. Especially subtlety in dubbing. 

Before Vaaranam Ayiram I was just plain scared of GVM. Had never been introduced to him before this film and I was always intimidated and iced out by him. But I am super thankful that he chose me to be the voice of Sameera Reddy despite everything. And then the voice of Jessi.
Had a great time dubbing this film at 7th Channel Studios as I had probably mentioned earlier and a major thanks goes to Mahesh Anna at 7th Channel for making me sound so good. Samantha was one of the first people to call me once the film released to say that people loved my voice. Love her sense of security and her heart to compliment in private and in public.Super happy for her that she got the jury award for YMC. Gautham sir won for best screenplay writer.
Hope I win one for singing as well though.. some day. 
For this Nandi Award, a big thank you to Gautham Vasudev Menon, Mahesh anna, the Jury, the one-of-a-kind-film-fans of Andhra Pradesh and team VTV. YMC/VTV will always be super special.
Other awardees - entire list here

32 comments:

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

Nila: The Chinna Kuyil title belongs to Chitra maam alone :)

anutha said...

Dear mam,
continue your wonderful journey,my prayers&wishes r always with you.
lots of love
anuthapradeep(the same girl)

Sri said...

congrats mam for ur first nandi.......thanks to goutham menon for introducing such a beautiful voice to telugu ppl......all the best for ur future

dineshgreddy said...

U r awesome... I had a bet with my friends that for TMC you ll get an award for sure.. and the day came true... thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Great job Chinmayi......Congrats.
God Bless.

Sudhaharini.

Cilantro said...

Congratulations!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Chinamyi....You also won the Vijay awards for Enthiran...but u were not present to get the award...were u in US at that time or any other reason????
Congrats once again Chinmayi....
I admire you pa...
Godspeed good people
Maheswari

M GANESAN said...

Congratulations !

Prince said...

Congrats chinamayi

Arjun said...

Hearty Congratulations Chinamyi...

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!

-Kas

Sashwath said...

Awesome . . Its was expected . I was expecting it more for the tamil version me it . . Vtv i am not sure how many times i have watched but every time i wonder what makes it special . . Especially voice after she breaks ups and cry's amazing voice . . . Good thing happens to good ppl . . Envy ya ppl always envy the best , you are the best . God bless you in your next adventure . . What was mom's reaction ?

sandeep18march said...

congratulations!!!!
an award well deserved :) :)

hope many, many more follow along the years....

expecting one for sara sara kaathu next year...beauty of a song!!! :)

keep up the lovely work....God bless...

Jayne said...

Congratulation!!! :)

பிரியமுடன்... said...

Great Happy to hear dis :) Pahku unthi:) naaku eami seppirathunnu thel leythu:) Nuvukku 7 hills devudu bless seiestharendy! Good day!

Ananth said...

Hi
Congrats Chinmayi for the award.
Shows that you excel in whatever field you enter.
Great.
Cheers
Ananth

Jenniffer Kennedy said...

Hearty congratulations Chinmayi.... your voice in VTV is superb..... you definetely deserve an award for your voice:)

Exciting Songs (ES) said...

Dubbing as in for dialogues? I never knew this talent of yours. Anyways, congrats on the award.

Patta said...

congrats mam

Santhosh said...

Hi Chinamyi

Congratulation ..U win all the award soon

Santhosh said...

Hi Congratulations Chinamyi.. You will win all the award Soon

My share of life said...

Congratulations and best wishes, Chinmayi!!!

Anonymous said...

Hearty Congratulations Chinamyi... we are so happy abt it.

Vijay said...

hello Chinmayi..congrats.. dont know whether you read all the blogposts as you have many fans like me.. hope i dont know vanish in the crowd..well, to start off, i am karthik from chennai.. herewith did a story on the award you have got..if you are free, please click on the link. i have been trying to get your comments on the award but i couldnot. but please do see this link if you have time.....
thanks
vk

http://movies.ndtv.com/movie_story.aspx?Section=Movies&ID=ENTEN20110181697&subcatg=MOVIESINDIA&keyword=regional&nid=124761

ARUNKUMAR PONNNUSAMY said...

Congrats chinmayi!!!

ARUNKUMAR PONNNUSAMY said...

Congrats Chinmayi for nandi award!!!

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

Vijay: yes i got to read it.. Thought I am one of the most accessible people around.. thank you for the support!

Thanks for Everything !!! said...

Hi Chinmayi

Reading ur blog after long time.. Congrats on winning the award !!!

SINNOTI said...

CONGRATULATIONS! SO MANY AWARDS ARE WAITING FOR YOU! NANDI AWARD IS ANOTHER STONE IN YOUR CROWN! ALL THE VERY BEST! CONTINUE YOUR GOOD WORK!

Anonymous said...

my little sis
i am so happy for u and i cant express my happiness ..yday i posted the comments and my mobile dint support..this is only a small feather in ur cap and ur cap has the capability to hold more and more such colour ful and golden feathers depicting ur success and one day ur cap will be full of such feathers and the day is not far off..u will definitely reach that level and i will be the happiest person to watch each and every inch of ur growth in whatever field u choose.hope u will respond rajimy little sis
i am so happy for u and i cant express my happiness ..yday i posted the comments and my mobile dint support..this is only a small feather in ur cap and ur cap has the capability to hold more and more such colour ful and golden feathers depicting ur success and one day ur cap will be full of such feathers and the day is not far off..u will definitely reach that level and i will be the happiest person to watch each and every inch of ur growth in whatever field u choose.hope u will respond raji

SARAS said...

Congrats

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

Vijay: write to me on chinmayi at gmail.com