Sayanora Philip is an Indian playback singer and music composer who predominantly works in the Malayalam and Tamil film industry.
Sayanora Philip was born on Thursday, 1 March 1984 (age 38 years; as of 2022) in Kannur, Kerala, India. She studied at St. Teresa’s Anglo Indian Girls High School in Kannur. Reportedly, she was enrolled in the S. N. College in Kannur.
Height (approx.): 5′ 3″
Hair Colour: Medium Golden Brown
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Sayanora Philip belongs to a South Indian family.
Parents & Siblings
Her mother’s name is Maryhedwig Philip. Sayanora has a sister named Sruthi Philip.
Husband & Children
Sayanora Philip is married to Winston Ashley Dcruz.
The duo has a daughter named Zena Dcruz.
According to sources, Sayanora met Winston Ashley Dcruz at a gym where he was working as an instructor. The reports claim that the couple fell in love and started each other.
Sayanora follows Christianity.
In 2004, Sayanora got her first project as a singer and sang ‘Am I Dreaming’ for the film “Manjupoloru Penkutti.”
Sayanora has sung many songs in the Malayalam language including ‘Kar Raavin’ from “Pranayakalam” (2007), ‘O January’ from “Big B” (2007), ‘Mizhi Malarukal’ from “Rani Padmini” (2015), and many more.
Sayanora sang her first Tamil language song titled ‘Ice Katti Ice Katti’ for the film “Madhurey” (2004).
She has sung many other songs in the Tamil language such as ‘Adhiradikaaran’ from “Sivaji – The Boss’ (2007), ‘Honey Honey’ from “Ayan” (2009), and ‘Alaika Laika’ from the film “Thupakki” (2012).
In 2018, Sayanora made her debut as a Music Composer with the film ‘Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri.’ She also composed for the film ‘Aaha’ in 2021.
In 2016, Sayanora Philip’s first music album ‘Uyire’ was released. She worked as a singer, lyricist, and music composer for the album. Her other albums are titled ‘Bhula Diya’ (2018) and ‘Sarvam Saha Vendayini (I’m the woman)’ (2022).
- She is also called by the name ‘Saya’ by her mother, Maryhedwig Philip.
- Sayanora Philip enjoys riding a bike and looks at it as therapy.
- Reportedly, Sayanora faced racial discrimination as a child. According to her, no one would notice her because of her darker shade, and she never received a love letter like her friends with fair skin did; however, she decided to learn and play the guitar which eventually brought her to the notice of many people around her, and she started finding self-love. While talking about her struggling childhood in an interview, Sayanora Philip said,
There were times I felt conscious when a fair skin woman stood next to me. As a child, I used to compare myself with kids who were fair and check how many shades darker I am. While in school, I used to see people flirting around my friends and not me, which made me think nobody would ever fall for me. I didn’t receive love letters and as a child, I felt hopeless about life. I started playing guitar and people started noticing me. And that was the beginning of me finding self-love. But I struggled a lot.”
- According to Sayanora, the impact of the discrimination that she faced in her childhood was so deep that the first question she asked the doctor after giving birth to her child was about her colour. Sayanora added that she wished to give birth to a fair child, and she regretted that she developed that thought back then. Sayanora, while recalling that moment of her life in the interview, said,
I was insecure to the point, where I wanted to give birth to a fair child. I wasn’t able to wrap my head around the fact that what all the child would go through for the skin color. The first thing I asked the doctor, after giving birth to my child was her colour. I didn’t ask if the baby was a boy or a girl. I wanted to know whether my child was fair. Looking back, I feel so sorry for her and myself because I was conditioned to think like that. And nobody should go through that. Every teenage girl should be proud of her body. My baby girl is growing up and I want her to be confident.”
- Sayanora Philip is inclined towards the Indian National Congress political party.
- Reportedly, Sayanora Philip took the lessons of Kalari, the oldest form of martial art developed in Kerela.
- She has given voice to Akashavani’s national award-winning radio drama ‘Raktham Sakshi.’