Vani Jayaram (born November 30, 1945 in Tamil Nadu) is a prominent Indian singer. She is best known as a playback singer in Indian cinema, primarily in South Indian languages, although she has a wider repertoire. Vani's career started in 1971 and has spanned over four decades. She has done playback singing for over a thousand movies. In addition, she has recorded several private albums and participated in numerous solo concerts in India and abroad.