Thanks to the Internet, it's now not unusual for an ordinary person to achieve sudden fame for their hitherto hidden talent. This time, it's a middle-aged woman who has managed to wow social media users with her flawless rendition of the song 'O Cheliya' from the Telugu film Premikudu, starring Prabhudeva and Nagma.
The film, directed by Shankar, was released in Tamil as Kadhalan.
Dressed in a blue saree and red blouse, the woman sings the song beautifully. The viral video prompted music composer AR Rahman, who'd composed the song, to share the video on his Facebook page with the words, "Unknown, anonymous, beautiful voice".
Unknown, anonymous, beautiful voice...Posted by A.R. Rahman on Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Premikudu/Kadhalan released in 1994 and AR Rahman's music was one of the main reasons for the romance film to become a major hit. 'O Cheliya' in Tamil is the popular 'Ennavaley' song.
Although Rahman said he doesn't know who she is, social media users in the comments section say that the woman in the video is named Baby and that she's from Vadisaleru village in East Godavari district. Music director Koteswarao Rao has reportedly given her an opportunity to sing a few days ago after the clip went viral.
The video has received over 13k shares on Facebook at the time of writing this story. Following the popularity of the video, TV channels tracked down the woman and confirmed that her name is indeed Baby.