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Name: Chithra
DOB: July 27,1963
Birth Place: Trivandrum,Kerala, India
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Became a thorough professional with the movie (1970).

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1.52 m

Full Biography of Singer Chithra

Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chitra or K. S. Chithra is an Indian playback singer. Born on July 27, 1963, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, into a family of musicians, Chithra’s talent was recognized and nurtured from an early age by her father, the late Krishnan Nair. He was also her first guru (teacher). Her elder sister K. S. Beena is also a singer who has performed in many films as a playback singer.Chithra received her extensive training in Carnatic music from Dr. K. Omanakutty, and got a Masters in Music from the University of Kerala. She was selected for the National Talent Search Scholarship from the Central Government from 1978–1984. She is married to Vijayashankar, an engineer and businessman and settled in Chennai.Popularly and fondly referred to as Chinna Kuyil of South India, Chitra sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.She has lent her voice to Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Oriya, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Badaga and Punjabi films. She is a recipient of six National Film Awards (the most by any female singer), five Filmfare Awards South and more than thirty different state film awards. She is the only singer to have won all the 4 South Indian state awards till date. Their only daughter Nandana died aged 8, in a pool accident in April 2011 at Dubai.

Chitra was introduced to Malayalam playback by M. G. Radhakrishnan in 1979 and went on to become a regular singer for many Malayalam musicians, including Raveendran. Attahasam, Snehapurvam Meera and Njaan Ekananu were the first few films which she recorded her songs. She also performed live concerts with K. J. Yesudas in India and abroad and that was a turning point in her career. Veteran music directors such as Raveendran, Shyam, Jerry Amaldev, Mohan Sithara, Kannoor Rajan and Johnson also helped her move up in her career ladder. She made her debut in the Tamil film industry through the song "Poojaikketha Poovithu" from the film Neethana Antha Kuyil, which was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. She was given the title Chinnakuyil after singing the song "Chinna Kuyil Paadum" from the 1985 released film Poove Poochudava. Director Fazil cast her for this song after Ilaiyaraaja got impressed with her song sung in original version in Malayalam for the film Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu in 1984 directed by himself.

By the mid-eighties, she became the most sought after female singer in Malayalam and Tamil. She recorded many hit songs for the most famous composers in Malayalam and numerous songs for Ilaiyaraaja in Tamil. She has been acredited as the only female singer to have sung the maximum number of songs for the Academy Award winning composer A. R. Rahman for his Tamil film songs. She also sang for veteran composers such as G. Devarajan, M. S. Viswanathan, K. V. Mahadevan, Ouseppachan, Deva, Vidyasagar, Bharadhwaj, Chakravarthy, M. Jayachandran, M.G.Sreekumar, M. M. Keeravani, Hamsalekha, Sharreth, Raj-Koti, Rajan-Nagendra, S. A. Rajkumar, Mani Sharma, Harris Jayaraj, Devisri Prasad and many other south Indian music directors.

She has recorded many memorable Hindi songs for various music directors in Bollywood, namely A. R. Rahman, Anand-Milind, Anu Malik, Rajesh Roshan, Viju Shah, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Naushad, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Jatin-Lalit and many others. She also recorded the Hindi versions of her own Tamil songs sung for A. R. Rahman.

Apart from playback singing, she also appeared among the panel of judges in the singing reality Television shows at Kerala (Idea Star Singer) and Tamil Nadu (Airtel Super Singer Junior).

News About Chithra

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    [2016-08-27 14:56:00]
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    [2016-07-13 14:07:00]
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    [2016-03-14 14:06:00]
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    [2015-09-27 17:34:00]
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  • Pughazh trailer is out
    [2015-07-23 07:44:00]
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    [2015-07-04 09:10:00]
    The audio of Pughazh starring Jai was out in a FM station recently....
  • Darling teaser makes waves
    [2014-09-30 06:38:00]
    Music director G V Prakash Kumar is all kicked up about his acting venture Darling. A thriller which is a remake Of Telugu hit Prema Katha Chithram...
  • Priyadarshan quits his successful career
    [2014-03-14 05:19:00]
    Ace director Priyadarshan, who has given wonderful movies in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi is reported to be planning to quit his highly successful career...
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    [2014-01-07 04:59:00]
    Malayalam mega star Mohanlal is happy that his wife Suchithra simply loved Jilla. The couple and their friends were...
  • RIP Uday Kiran
    [2014-01-06 12:20:00]
    Actor Uday Kiran met with his tragic end by committing suicide at his residence in Hyderabad. The actor, apparently, has......

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