Interview with RJ Suchitra

By Anusha Parthasarathy

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You approached Radio Mirchi for a job as a script writer. How did you get picked as an RJ?

When Mirchi had just started, they wanted to select people with talent who can later be shifted to other positions in the station. They were exploring and taking in people. RJing came as an accident to me but it was intentional on their part.

You shifted from a lucrative IT job into a new unexplored arena. How did people at home react?

All my friends thought I was kind of crazy to leave my job at Satyam and enter into a radio station that had just come up. But I decided to take a shot at it. I’ve always wanted to write.

What about your stint in movies? You’ve done a couple of cameo appearances.

My appearance as Suchitra in Jay Jay was purely coincidental. There was a pact between Radio Mirchi and the production house of Jay Jay. And they needed an RJ to star in the movie. My brief appearance in Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ayudha Ezhuthu’ was also a good experience but it was very brief.

You are a fan of Suriya. How was the experience of working with him?

Suriya is incredibly sincere at work. But he is also an expert at subtle intelligent humour. One minute he’s working and the next he’s pulling your leg and back to work again in a second. You would never realise unless you are quick to grasp it.

Did you always want to sing or was playback singing also accidental?

I had learnt singing even as a child but you are not allowed to dream much when you are from a south Indian Brahmin family. I didn’t have any notions of getting into singing.

Coffee with Suchi. What was it like to be a host of a TV show?

I let go of hosting shows long ago. The grease paint and the hours of waiting didn’t appeal to me. I am not a very patient person. Coffee with Suchi was a great experience because having a show with your name as the title by itself is a great thing. I enjoyed my stint there.

You have also forayed into writing, winning the Commonwealth Short Story Competition for your kids story ‘The Runaway Peppercorn’. Why a peppercorn?

When I was a kid, my grandmother used to tell me a story about how her mother-in-law gave her advice in the kitchen. One of the things she told her was to never let a peppercorn roll away from the sack or it would run and tell tales on you to your neighbours. That’s how the idea came about.

On a more personal note, how has life changed after marriage?

Not much really. I still have a cook, because I can’t cook to save my life. She takes care of my diet and also Karthik’s, since he is also on a strict diet now. She takes up half the responsibility. But I should say now I know what an electricity bill is!

Which is close to your heart? RJing, singing or writing?

Singing is very close to my heart. RJing is part of who I am.

Comments

43 Responses to “Interview with RJ Suchitra”

  1. sita on May 29th, 2009 12:07 pm

    i think suchi is one of the most hyped people. she cant sing to save her life and her live performances are a clear evidence.. many a times she interacts with callers very rudely. even in koffee with suchi she tried to overshadow the celebrities… i have heard that she is a terror to work with and drives people around crazy… so on the whole… she is a LUCKY person who is receiving a lot of hype over nothing…

  2. RAJUVADISA on August 6th, 2009 12:01 pm

    hai suchitra, how areyou.
    Iam Raju from ANDHRA PRADESH .
    I LOVE YOU
    MISS SUCHITRA

    M
    V

  3. PRAVEEN on August 24th, 2009 8:25 pm

    Hi mam i am biggggggggg fan of u. I love your voice. u r the only person who rocking radio one yesterday i saw Kandhaswamy movie u had dube for shreiya that was very suitable for shreiya and excuse me songs was wonderfull.if possible please reply me. Mam i know that in future also u are going to rock this tamilm flim industry.all the best.

    PRAVEEN from chennai

  4. Muhammed Basheer on September 2nd, 2009 12:14 pm

    Hi Suchi…!! This is Muhammed Basheer working here in Chennai and native of Kerala. Actually im a very very big fan of u. I love the program Tiffin with Suchi very much. Bcz your presentation and voice are superb. And i like all the songs you sang. I know that you are a multi talented person. May i knw where is your native..? Also want to know about your hubby. If u dont mind and if u hav time plz reply me. Wish u all the very best…

    Regards,
    Muhammed Basheer

  5. sai on September 8th, 2009 1:18 pm

    hi suchi my name is sai iam u r grat fan iam studying b s c computer science in vivekananda college mylapore

  6. sai on September 8th, 2009 1:19 pm

    if u have time pls reply me

  7. adarsh on October 14th, 2009 9:02 am

    Sita …. you are actually very correct.. Suchi is a person who s really lucky to get all hype over nothing. It became more evident when she quit Mirchi and started doing her shows on Radio One.Today, the Channel Radio one ( Chennai) is almost on the verge of closing down. If she really had the potential to be a good RJ , her Radio One breakfast show should have rocked and brought in a lot of revenue to the station. But it didnt. Suchi must owe all her success to Radio Mirchi , because of its brand and thegood amount of publicity Mirchi intially gave her during her launch days. So, Wake up people , Wake up….

  8. adarsh on October 14th, 2009 9:05 am

    Sita …. you are actually very correct.. Suchi is a person who s really lucky to get all hype over nothing. It became more evident when she quit Mirchi and started doing her shows on Radio One.Today, the Channel Radio one ( Chennai) is almost on the verge of closing down. If she really had the potential to be a good RJ , her Radio One breakfast show should have rocked and brought in a lot of revenue to the station. But it didnt. Suchi must owe all her success to Radio Mirchi , because of its brand and thegood amount of publicity Mirchi intially gave her during her launch days. So, Wake up people , Wake up….

  9. .. on October 20th, 2009 9:01 pm

    ur great…i Luv u honey

  10. kirti on November 6th, 2009 3:23 pm

    Yeah I agree with Sita… She has got talent to be a good RJ but some times she becomes over confident and totally change rude towards people… I actually like her for her positive mindset, voice,etc… But these kind of approach,at times, towards people are not very appealing and its bit dangerous too…!!

  11. Saranya devi on November 21st, 2009 6:49 am

    Suchi Rocks…

    I missed all her shopw since i am out of Tamil Nadu for last two year.. Now i am back to my family,Friends and Can listern to Suchi :-)

    It would be great if you can provide me your official mail id.

    Thanks a lot in advance.

    I had been mailing you with your Mirchi id.

  12. Praveen on January 4th, 2010 3:36 pm

    Hi Suchi how r u.

  13. karna on February 4th, 2010 9:38 am

    hi suchi your very beauty.

  14. Akila Jayakumar on February 13th, 2010 2:25 pm

    My husband love your voice sooooooooo much. I too like your songs very much. Your talents are spellbound and we are happy that a tamil girl is getting famous. Good luck.

  15. sibi on May 9th, 2010 4:00 pm

    suchi…….. u believe or not…. your name pasted as a tatoo in my hand with lot of scoldings from my mom… i am a bigggggggggggggggg fan of u…..
    your voice is superb……. no one attracts me in my life like you……
    i am so so so younger than you…….. but i used to say, “i love u, i love u, i love u”…
    [not like that]…..
    If you reply me, i saw a heaven without losing my life……. c ya……

  16. prabu on July 15th, 2010 1:39 am

    I AM NOT LIKE OTHERS. I LOVE ONLY UR NAME .
    BECAUSE MY LOVER NAME IS SUCHITRA.
    SO THAT I LIKE UR NAME . SHE IS NOT ONLY MY LOVER . NOW SHE IS MY LIFE .THEN SHE IS GOING TO BE MY WIFE:)

  17. baskar on July 17th, 2010 3:33 pm

    hai suchi i’m a great fan of u……….. i like u most…. even i’m having ur autograph as my collection..suchi do u know the name selvam.. he is my cousin.. actually he was worked in your home… convey my reg to karthik sir… take care..

  18. sabry on September 7th, 2010 9:40 am

    noice voice gore gore romantic voice keep it up

  19. A. PRAKASH VARDHEN on October 25th, 2010 11:19 am

    LIKE TO HAVEUR MAIL ID COULD NOT GET IT ON FM RADIO U SPEAK SO FAST LIKE RAJINI……………

  20. radhakrishnan on December 13th, 2010 8:20 pm

    HI —–>SUCHITRA————–>ALL THE BEST<—————–<

  21. radhakrishnan on December 13th, 2010 8:22 pm

    HI —–>SUCHITRA————–> GOD + U<—————–<

  22. R.sivaram on March 27th, 2011 1:25 pm

    hai
    hw r u i am fine
    your song always super tuber hit why because of your voice.
    take care your health & mind & voice

    As beroher

    R.sivaram

  23. Prabu on June 2nd, 2011 8:23 pm

    Hi,

    Madam i egar to learn to our speachs in radio mirchi, first time i enter into chennai i learn our RJ and first i walked on Theynampettai on that i see our poster on that day, ask to my who is that girl ? Hey u are daily learning, She is RJ in radio mirchi ? Radio mirchi Suchi da,

    When will come by to speak again RJ ?

  24. venkatesh on August 26th, 2011 9:06 am

    hello suchitra i am venkatesh from palakkad presently working as an ele engr in kuwait.since i am very crazy to listening fm stations i happen to listen radio mirchi.it was really entertaining to listen your programmes especially during morning.you have got excellent voice dynamics and enormous sense of humour.i wish you should give a carnatic concert to show you on the other side.god bless u.
    wishing every success in your carrier

    with regards
    venkatesh

  25. Dhanabal.k on August 31st, 2011 8:16 pm

    Hi sweet Suchi…..u r rocking like nobody…..i am big fan of u ….wherever i hearing ur voice and stage shows i wanna to hear upto de end .I searched ur collections.but i cant able to get it ….in every newfilm i will search ur name then i ill downlad ur songs…. ..

    May god keeps ur voice as now for long period…. u too….

  26. ruthra on September 26th, 2011 3:08 pm

    hai suchi…..i am ur great fan
    I
    LOVE
    U
    i like & also love ur voice.if u have a time means reply me………..

  27. ruthra on September 29th, 2011 12:35 pm

    u r so cute ………………………………………………………
    i
    miss
    u
    suji

  28. Durai on September 30th, 2011 2:28 pm

    Hi Adharsh,

    I agree with you on one thing. She became fame of Mirchi’s popularity. And yet, she has got sweet, sexy, bold and sensual voice as she claims. Thats also true. One can’t deny that. Try to listen to her songs in ear phone. You’ll agree to it then. Also, she had been rude sometimes on Mirchi. But, I was a fan of Mirchi Suchi. And I still love her voice in Tamil films.

  29. lohitha reddy on October 2nd, 2011 10:16 am

    luv u suchi……..i luv u r stage performances a lot dat 2 wid DSP d chemistry b/w u n devi will b alwayz awesome………..all d best…..

  30. vishnupriyan on March 26th, 2012 11:06 pm

    i want to bcome a RJ pls help me mam… any courses have to study for RJ? pls giv me some tips & help to bcome rj… pls….

  31. Jeevitah on April 16th, 2012 4:22 pm

    Hai madam, this is jeevitha from chennai, awaiting for opportunity to explore my talent & desire in RJ field.

  32. anbufriends on April 22nd, 2012 10:49 am

    hi suchi .ur eyes and voice r attract me.u r a terfic singer

  33. kumutha on May 19th, 2012 8:17 am

    My job details

  34. kumutha on May 19th, 2012 8:19 am

    hi suchi yor voice very very nice can you speack with me………….

  35. sughu on June 7th, 2012 1:43 pm

    hi suchi,ru 1979 born,unbelieivable,iam sure ur muchmore older

  36. Ginger on June 30th, 2012 1:54 pm

    Not much really. I still have a cook, because I can’t cook to save my life. She takes care of my diet and also Karthik’s,

    POOR GUY, IT IS BETTER FOR HIM TO MARRY THAT COOK HAHAHA

  37. nithi on December 14th, 2012 9:03 pm

    i m the biggest fan suchi.i lve u so much ur voice only

  38. K.Raghavan on December 18th, 2012 12:26 am

    Suchi is the one who made FM Radio popular in Tamil Nadu. I totally disagree with Adarsh & Sita. Probably they can’t stand the popularity what Suchi achieved. Suchi’s commend over the language, be it tamil or english, and the way she mesmerizes people with her voice and speech is phenomenal. You are the greatest RJ Suchi. No second opinion about that. Let your popularity grow Suchi. We are behind you.

  39. praveen on April 17th, 2013 5:21 pm

    hi. well youf singing

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  41. Pradeesh on May 12th, 2013 2:43 pm

    Suchi, Pl come back to ur RJying. At weekly once. We really miss u from FM RJying.

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