Mangaluru, May 14, 2020: Mobilephone users are familiar with the coronavirus audio message caller tune to create awareness among people about the pandemic. The voice-over artiste behind this message hails from Markanja in Sullia taluk.
Tintu Mol, daughter of T V Joseph and Alice Joseph, is a voice-over artiste. Tintu Mol’s voice has been used for the audio message.
After completing her studies in Sullia and Mangaluru, she left for JNU, Delhi, to pursue her post-graduation in international studies. After her studies, she became a full-time voice-over artiste.
Dr Purushotham Bilimale, JNU Kannada Study Centre Chairman asked her to give Kannada voice-over and asked to meet Saravu Krishna Bhat. She was selected in the voice test for the audio message. As Tintu had fluency in Malayalam, she was selected for the audio message in both Malayalam and Kannada.
Tintu said, “It was Dr Purushotham Bilimale who introduced me to Saravu Krishna Bhat, which opened doors of opportunities for me. I am proud that I was part of this covid awareness message. People have also started recognising me.”