SWETHA SURESH...whistler who won awards in World Whistlers Convention 2016
Have you ever thought that your passion towards your hobbies can make a way to open the doors of success?
Here is a story of a 24-year-old girl who made whistling as her career.
In the WORLD WHISTLERS, CONVENTION 2016 organized between July 15 and July 17, 2016. This Chennai girl secured the first position in the Recorded Accompaniment Category (Adult Female Division) and the Allied Arts Category.
Popularly known as the “Whistling Queen” in the Indian whistling association, is the first female whistler in the country and number one in Asia.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication and Editing and Sound Design. She is also a classical singer. Her passion for whistling came from her interest towards flutes. She got a fair whistling and her Carnatic vocal training helped to reach here.
She got the Limca Book of Records, Asia, India and Tamil Nadu for whistling continuously for 18 hours. This needs absolute control over breath and Swetha trains hard for that. Along with pranayama and jogging, she also whistles while running over treadmill for gaining breath control.
Her skill is noticed by the famous musicians. She lent her skill in a number of Kollywood films. A few notable ones are ‘Verasa Pogayile’ from Jilla,‘Yennada Yennada’ from Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangamand ‘Paravaiya Parakkurom’ from Kayal. The theme music of Pokkiri Raja was also her whistling, as she has for Vikram Prabhu’s upcoming movie Wagah.
As a professional Bharathanatyam dancer, Swetha wishes to dance as she performs. She says, “Getting an opportunity to showcase our culture is very rare. I have always wanted to represent our nation and when I get the chance to do that, I want to deliver the best.”
She dreams of starting a whistling school in Chennai to popularise the art, as there continue to be several misconceptions about it. “There are many institutions for whistling in the western countries. There are many young people who aspire to go abroad just for this course. I will open a school for whistling in the future, for our people and for the growth of this art.”