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The Bangalore sisters, Sujatha Dutta and Sunitha Prakash, are a duo of Carnatic musicians and playback artistes.[1][not in citation given]

Early life[edit]

The Bangalore Sisters, Sujatha Dutta and Sunitha Prakash were born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and were raised in Bangalore, Karnataka. Their education was in Bangalore and they completed their graduation from Osmania University.


Sumithra is the mother of the Bangalore Sisters, who was a disciple of Late Sri Balamurali Krishna, Late Sri Voleti Venkateshwarulu and Late Sri Ghantasala.[2]

One of the maternal aunts of the Bangalore Sisters, Late Smt. V. Sarala Rao aka Vakkalanka Sarala [3][4][5][2] was a playback singer in Telugu film industry who worked for All India Radio (AIR), Delhi as a vocalist & Radio broadcaster and later was the Chief Music Composer[6] in the Song and Drama division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt of India.

Sujatha Dutta & Sunitha Prakash are the cousins of Dr. Swapna Sundari,[7] an eminent Kuchipudi dancer[2] of international fame, who is a Padma Bhushan Awardee (2003)

Musical career[edit]

The maternal grandmother of Sujatha Dutta and Sunitha Prakash, Late Srimati C.Sundaramma was their first teacher. They have been trained in Carnatic vocal by Late Parvathamma & Sri M.V.Ananth Kumar and Hindustani vocal by Guru Sri Mahendra Nokad. Their work in the music industry began in late 1980s.

As a duo[edit]

Popularly known as The Suprabhata Sisters, they have rendered more than 5000 devotional albums[8] in Sanskrit, Kannada,[9] Telugu, Tamil, Hindi etc and have performed[10] in more than 1000 live shows all over Karnataka[11], most of them in various temples of South India, including Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam, Tirupati.[12][13]

As solo performers[edit]

They have rendered over 10,000 songs in different languages for music albums of different genres like Bhavageethe[14], Bhaktigeethe, Navyageethe, etc[15] and have worked with popular music directors like Upendra Kumar, G K Venkatesh, Vijay Anand, Vijay Bhaskar, Hamsalekha, Sadhu Kokila, Guru Kiran, Manoranjan Prabhakar, Damodar etc.

They have performed in ETV’s 'Canara Bank Ede Thumbi Haaduvenu' with Late Dr. S. P Balasubramaniam, sponsored by Canara Bank, during its earliest days when this TV show was dedicated purely to professional performances[16]They have also performed in television programs 'Sandhyavandane' & 'Bhakti Lahari' telecast by Suvarna TV Channel, presenting devotional music in Kannada & Sanskrit.[17] They have been among the 59 artistes who performed the Karnataka State Anthem on Public TV.

Work in other languages[edit]

The sisters have rendered certain sacred scriptures which enrich the Jain heritage and have also contributed to a few Persian and Urdu music albums.

The very first Suprabhatam of Lord Igguthappa in Kodava language was rendered by the Bangalore Sisters.

As composers[edit]

They have composed music for close to 400 albums of various genres in different languages.[18]

Other work[edit]

They have been initiated into the holistic healing methodologies like Music and Mantra Therapy. [19][20]

Awards and honours[edit]

  • Aryabhata Award - 2005 for their contribution to the music industry
  • Hombale Award for best upcoming music direction.
  • Sarva Shreshta Seva Award - 2011
  • Sangeetha Sri Award - 2005 by Shraddha Sangeeta Kala Samithi[21][22][23]
  • 'Kala Sarasvathi' title awarded by Sri Vidya Samsthe
  • Sujatha Dutta is the recipient of various titles like 'Gaana Kogile', 'Gungu Hidisuva Gaayaki' & 'Kala Sharada' in the Kannada Music Industry
  • Sunitha Prakash has been conferred with titles like 'Gaanaambika' (By Prof. Seshan Guruji) & 'Mrudu Kanta Ranjini' in the Kannada Music Industry


Details of the music albums and the publishing houses
Year Name of the Music Album Production / Publishing House Music Composer
2000 Sri Manjunatha Suprabhatam Jhankar Music Bangalore Sisters
Shri Kanna Drishti Ganapathi Stothra
Sri Ashtalakshmi Dhyana Shlokam
Shree Lakshmi Stothramala Anand Audio Video
2002 Soubhagyadate Sri Haltilakkama Shruthi Tracks
2003 Shree Venkateshwara Suprabhatam & Vishnu Sahasranamam - Bhaja Govindam Shruthi Tracks
2003 Shree Ananda Lahari Shruthi Tracks
2003 Shri Iygirinandini Sthothramala Shruthi Tracks
2003 Sri Venkateshwara Kavacham T-Series
2003 Bhagyadatha Venkateshwara T-Series
Dharegilida Sri Varamahalakshmi
Sri Ganesha Stotra Tarangini
2003 Shree Shiva Mantramala Shruthi Tracks
2004 Sri Lakshmi Ashtothara Shatanama Stothram Anand Audio Video
2004 Sri Annapoorna Ashtakam Anand Audio Video
2007 Shree Shakti Stothramala Shruthi Tracks
2009 Omkari Om Shakti Mel Maruvatturu Bhaktigeethegalu Shruthi Tracks
2009 Shree Lalitha Sahasranama Stothram & Ashtotharam Shruthi Tracks
2009 Shree Devi Stothramala Anand Audio Video
Shree Mookambika Sahasranama
Shree Shiva Sankeertanamala Shruthi Tracks
2010 Sri Vasavi Sahasranamavali Matru Raksha Kavacham Shruthi Tracks
2010 Shree Vigneshwara Suprabhatam Shruthi Tracks
2010 Shree Venkateshwara Suprabhatam Shruthi Tracks
2010 Shree Vishnu Sahasranama Stothram Shruthi Tracks
2011 Shree Shanaischara Smarane Shruthi Tracks
2011 Shree Soundarya Lahari Part 1 & 2 Shruthi Tracks
Shree Shivananda Lahari
2011 Shree Aditya Hridayam Shruthi Tracks
2011 Shree Lakshmi Sobane Hrishi Audio Video
Sri Bhagyadaata Venkateshwara Kannada Suprabhatam
Namastesthu Mahamaye
Sri Ashtalakshmi Stuti
Sri Lakshmi Narayana Hrudaya Stotram
2012 Shree Rajarajeshwari Stothramala Part 1, 2 & 3 Shruthi Tracks
2013 Sri Hari Vaikunta Melukote
2013 Shree Shakambari Stothram Shruthi Tracks
2013 Shree Rajarajeshwari Suprabhatam & Sahasranamam Shruthi Tracks
2014 Manikanda Mantramala M.C. Audios & Videos Sujatha Dutta
2014 Sri Rama Raksha Stotram Shruthi Tracks
2015 Top 27 Gayatri Mantras of All Gods Fountain Music Company
2016 Shree Lakshmi Narasimha Stothramala Shruthi Tracks
Shree Narasimha Stothramala
2016 Shree Venkateshwara Stothramala Shruthi Tracks
Mantras in Western Fusion Style
2016 Shree Mahalakshmi Mantramala Shruthi Tracks
2016 Shree Ganesha Stothramala Volume 1 & 2 Shruthi Tracks
Sri Venkateshwara Sthothramala Vol 1 & 2
2016 Thulasi Stotra Maala Vol 1 Shruthi Tracks
2016 Thulasi Stotra Maala Vol 2 Shruthi Tracks
2016 Shri Saraswathi Sthothramala Vol 1 Shruthi Tracks
2016 Shri Saraswathi Sthothramala Vol 2 Shruthi Tracks
2017 Sri Ganesha Suprabhatham Shruthi Tracks M.S.Maruthi
Sri Lakshmi Kubera Manthram Shruthi Tracks
2017 Sri Lakshmi Sahasranamam & Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Kala Live Cassettes
Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam
2020 Sri Lakshminrusimha Sahasranamam Hrishi Audio Video
2020 Shree Hayagreeva Stothramala Universal Zhone
Shree Lakshmi Narayana Hrudayam
2021 Puralda Appeg Suprabatha Universal Zhone
Chamundi Suprabhata Jhankar Music Samrat
Parameshwariye Tseries - Bhakti Lahari Kannada Narasimha Nayak
Dhare Palaki HelavanaKatte Giriyamma Tseries - Bhakti Lahari Kannada Praveen D Rao
Kaapadamma Ankalaparameshwari Shloka Tseries - Bhakti Lahari Kannada Sujatha Dutta


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