Kavita Krishnamurthy is the female playback singer, who has sung maximum good songs with
Kumar Sanu. She is a most versatile singer, who has amazing classical voice and perfectly trained. She is one among the few singers, who has versitality in singing.
She was a gifted singer, who had won medals since her school days and she got trained by her aunt in Rabindra Sangeet too. It was her aunt, who met
, the music composer and singer, and wanted Hemant Kumar to give Kavita a chance to record a song.
It was then at age of nine, she got an opportunity to record a song with
in Bengali. It was after a gap of many years, when Kavita was in St. Xaviers College in Mumbai for annual day function, Hemant Kumar’s daughter Ranu Mukherjee spotted her and she took her initiative to introduce again the singer Kavita to Hemant Kumar. Hemant was impressed by her grounding in music and gave her a break in live performances. Even noted playback singer
acknowledged her versatility as a singer and employed her to sing jingles.
Later on, Hema Malini’s mother Jaya Chakrabarty introduced this singer to the music director
and the rest is a history. Her first Hindi film that became popular was for Pyaar Jhukta Nahin composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal, after which offers came pouring and she sang song for 1942-A Love story, Mr India, which made her very popular.
Her number “Hawa Hawaii” in Mr India, is still popular with masses, but before getting a chance in Bollywood, she had also sung for Kannada films too. Kavitha established herself as a leading playback singer in 1990s and had worked with composers like A R Rahman, Annu Malik,
She married violinist L. Subramaniam. She also did popular devotional and ghazal albums too. For her contribution to Indian film music, she received Padmashri award from Indian government.