Anuradha Bhat is an Indian playback singer for the feature films. She sings predominantly in Kannada language films. Bhat has recorded for over 1000 feature films under the music direction of all the prominent Kannada composers like Hamsalekha, Gurukiran, V. Harikrishna, Mano Murthy, Arjun Janya among others.[1] She has recorded more than 5000 songs in 14 different languages for various music albums. Bhat is the recipient of Karnataka State Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the year 2012, Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Kannada (2015), Aryabhata International Award (2015) and many more. Anuradha Bhat was first spotted by Music Director Gurukiran who judged her singing in a District Level - Open to all - Singing Competition that was held in Mangalore. She then gave several performances in Gurukiran's Concerts in India and abroad. Anuradha, during her college days, was selected to sing a few duet songs along with the legendary singer DR. S. P. Balasubramaniam through "Yedhe Thumbi Haaduvenu - Anveshane", a talent show conducted by ETV Kannada. She was then called for an audition by the renowned Music Director Sri Hamsalekha and was selected to sing the re-recording bits for the movie "Nenapirali". She did a lot of chorus & track singing for Hamsalekha where most of her songs got retained.
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