Vani Jayaram is an Indian female playback singer.Vani Jayaram was born in Vellore in Tamil Nadu, in a family of musicians.The fifth daughter in a family of six daughters and three sons, Vani always secretly yearned for a career in film playback singing. Vani Jayaram claims to have recognized the different ragas of Indian classical music before the age of five. Her voice was first heard on All India Radio, Madras, at the age of eight.
She has sung songs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Hindi.
In 1971, she realized her childhood ambition of becoming a film playback singer when the veteran Hindi film music director, Vasant Desai chose her voice for the Hindi feature film Guddi. She has thrice won the National Film Awards in play back singing.