Mahalakshmi Iyer is an Indian Tamil playback singer, best known for her Hindi and Tamil songs. Mahalakshmi comes from a musical family. Her mother is a Carnatic classical singer. She began learning Hindustani music at an early age as did her three sisters, Kalpana, Padmini and Shobha. She has sung over a thousand songs in many Indian languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese, Kannada and Malayalam. Mahalakshmi made her singing debut with A R Rahman. Since then she has sung over thousand songs in films, Serials jingles and original albums.