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Dee is an Indian playback singer known for the Tamil songs Nan Nee (2014), Rowdy Baby (2018), and Enjoy Enjami (2021).

Wiki/Biography

Dikshitha Venkatesan was born on Friday 26 June 1998 in Sydney, Australia. Her zodiac sign was Cancer from 2010 to 2016, she studied at Northmead High School of Creative and Performing Arts, Australia. Born in a musical family, the Chennai-based singer had a penchant for music from an early age. His mother, grandmother and his great grandmother were also famous musicians. Surprisingly, Dee had no professional training in music. In fact, he learned Carnatic music from his mother and grandmother. In an interview, he spoke about the beginning of his musical journey,

My mother and grandmother taught me Carnatic Sangeet but I never really sat down and learned from them. I’ve taken lessons, but I’ve never been professionally trained.

Dee grew up listening to a variety of artists playing in her home 24/7, which fueled her interest in music. At the age of six, she bought her first album after seeing songs by the popular American girl group Destiny’s Child. In an interview he said,

I remember hearing Destiny’s Child in my cousin’s car when I was six or so and it blew my mind. I went and bought a copy of their album myself. This is the first album I bought myself.

Keen to pursue a full-time career as a singer, she dropped out of school in 2016 to enter the entertainment industry.

Physical appearance

Height (Approx): 5′ 5”

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Black

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Family and race

Dee was born into a Sri Lankan Tamil family. His mother is Meenakshi Iyer, a Carnatic singer and musician. Her father’s name is Venkatesan and her brother’s name is Sudhikshanan. Later, his mother married Indian film music composer Santhosh Narayanan.

Dee, Santosh Narayanan and Meenakshi Iyer

Dee, Santosh Narayanan and Meenakshi Iyer

Tea with her mother and brother

Tea with her mother and brother

profession

At the age of fourteen, she began her career as a playback singer with the song “Disco Woman” from the Tamil-language horror film Pizzaa II: Villa (2013). Much appreciated, the song was composed by his stepfather Santhosh Narayanan.

Disco Girl (2013)

Disco Girl (2013)

Her crowd-pleaser song “Naan Nee” from the film ‘Madras’ (2014) earned her nominations for Best Female Playback Singer at the Vijay Awards (2014) and Filmfare Awards South (2015).

I Am You (2014)

I Am You (2014)

She was critically acclaimed for her role in the sports drama film ‘Iruthi Sutru’ (2016), in which she lent her voice to the songs “Ae Chandakara” and “Usuru Narumpheli”. Dee was nominated for the SIIMA Award in the category of Best Female Playback Singer for her work in the film ‘Iruti Suttu’.

Iruti Sutru (2016)

Iruti Sutru (2016)

After leaving school in 2016, she worked as a playback singer in various Tamil films like Kabali (2016), Mayatha Maan (2017), and Vada Chennai (2018). She also worked as a playback singer for the songs “O Chakanoda” and “Kundelothulalo” in the Telugu language sports drama film ‘Guru’ (2017). As of 2018, all his songs have been composed by his stepfather and Indian film composer Santhosh Narayanan. She rose to prominence with the song “Rowdy Baby” from the Tamil language film ‘Maari 2’ (2018), which she sang alongside Dhanush. Produced by Yuvan Shankar Raja, the song crossed one billion views on YouTube and became one of the most viewed Tamil music videos.

Rowdy Baby (2018)

Rowdy Baby (2018)

Dee collaborated with renowned Indian film composer AR Rahman for the song “Idagathan” from the Tamil language film ‘Bigil’ (2019). She made her debut as a pop singer in 2021 with the independent Tamil song “Enjoy Enjami”, which crossed over 100 million views on YouTube within a month. Led by Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman and popular English rapper-singer MIA, Majja produced the chartbuster with the aim of representing emerging South Asian musical talent to a global audience. Talking about his hit song in an interview,

Enjoy Nzami talking about a time when we humans were undivided and one with nature, and the song calls out to that time – calling us to be together.

Dee in the music video of the song Enjoy Enjami (2021).

Awards/Honors

  • Received Raindrops Women’s Achievement Award (2019).
    Dee Raindrops receives Women's Achievement Award - 2019

    Dee Raindrops receives Women’s Achievement Award – 2019

  • She won Best Female Playback Singer at the Edison Awards (2019).
  • At the 7th Behindwoods Gold Medal Awards (2019) he won the title of Best Singer for the song “Rowdy Baby” from the film ‘Maari 2’.
    Tea at Behindwoods Gold Medal Awards (2019)

    Tea at Behindwoods Gold Medal Awards (2019)

  • He won the award for Best Singer at the Provoke Awards (2019) for the song “Rowdy Baby” from the film ‘Maari 2’.

favorite things

  • Indian Singer(s): MS Subbulakshmi, PP Srinivas
  • American Singer(s): Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, & Kendrick Lamar
  • Lyricist(s): Paul McCartney & John Lennon

Facts/Trivia

  • “Enjoy Enjami” was the first song released under the AR Rahman-helmed label Majja.
  • In an interview, she attributed her unique dressing style to her mother. she said,

    I look up to my mom when it comes to fashion and style. Ever since I can remember, she has carried herself in her own way and is not always one to follow trends. She is a very confident girl and she doesn’t dress for anyone but herself.

  • Apart from singing, she is also fond of reading, writing, fashion and interior designing, and painting.
  • On 24 November 2019, Dee’s mother Meenakshi Iyer was honored at the 4th edition of the Femina Super Daughter Awards, which aims to recognize the proud parents of famous personalities.
    Ms. Meenakshi Santosh with her daughter Dee receiving the Femina Super Daughter Awards (2019)

    Ms. Meenakshi Santosh with her daughter Dee receiving the Femina Super Daughter Awards (2019)

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