She was awarded the Padma Shri by Government of India for her contributions to arts in 2010.
She has received four Filmfare Awards South for Best Female Playback Singer, one Kerala State Film Award and one Tamil Nadu State Film Award.
She predominantly works in 12+ languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.
She was highly praised for her performances by the judges throughout the show won the competition with Anwesha Datta Gupta.
She was appointed by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J.Jayalalithaa, as the first Vice Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University.
He is the front man of his live act 'Job Kurian Live'.
He is known for his song, "Natkal Nagarndhu" – the song of friendship.
She is an author of 12 books including novels and self-help books.
She trained under Alarmel Valli and is considered among the most promising soloists of the younger generation of dancers in this traditional style.
She is a trained bharatanatyam dancer.
She is the recipient 2005 BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music in the Asia-Pacific category.
His sister Ritu Barmecha is also an actor and brother Vicky Barmecha is a Film Director who assisted Anurag Kashyap on Bombay Velvet.