Krishnakumar Kunnath is an Indian playback singer of Malayalam region. He was born and brought up in Delhi. Krishna was born to C.S. Menon and Kanakavalli, both his parents are Malayali. He has sung a song in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayali languages. His other names are K.K. or Kay Kay. He has completed his schooling from Mount St. Mary’s school, Delhi. Krishna graduated from Kirori Mal College, Delhi University from the commerce background. During his school days, he won many singing competitions. Even before joining singing as his profession he was the lead vocalist for different college bands. KK was very much influenced by singer Kishore Kumar and music director R.D. Burman. No training was taken up by him in this field. After completing his graduation, he moved to Mumbai with dreams to become a singer. Later in 1994, he presented his tape as a demo to Louis Banks, Ranjit Barot, and Leslie Lewis. UTV called him to sing a jingle for Santogen Suiting ad. Moreover, he started his career in singing as an ad jingle singer. Thus, in a span of four years, he sang over 3500 jingles in eleven different languages. Krishna has said that he respects Leslie Lewis as his mentor for giving him a chance to sing his first jingle in Mumbai. In the year 1999, he appeared in ‘Josh of India’ song during cricket world cup to support Indian team.

Kunnath has also released some albums during world cup 1999 such as Pal the title song which got very popular. Yaaron a song from the same album has also got very popular. He has received a star screen awards for the best solo album of Pal. After 1999, he released his next album Humsafar in the year 2008. He has also successfully launched many of his solo albums. A.R. Rahman’s hit songs like “College Styley" and "Hello Dr." from Kadir's Kadhal Desam movies helped KK to become a playback singer in the year 1996. He entered into Bollywood industry by singing a small part of the song Chod Aye Hum in the film Maachis (1996). However, he has been highlighted in B-town by singing a song Tadap Tadap Ke Dil from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999. The songs sung by him for which he became famous are such as Tu Aashiqui Hai (received a National award for this song), Chand Ki Roshni Se, Dus Bahaane, Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai, Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar Hai, Tune Maari Entriyaan (a big hit) and many more. KK’s songs always become super hit the day it got launched.

He is a very versatile singer. Krishna has done many concerts at international and national levels. Till 2014, he has sung more than 500 Hindi songs and more than 200 in other languages. His accolades include Filmfare Awards, IIFA Awards, and many more accolades. In the year 1991, KK got married to his childhood friend Jyothy Krishna. The couple is having one son Nakul and one daughter Tamara. Nakul, his son, has sung a song Masti with Krishna (his father) on his latest album Humsafar. KK also said that his family is his source of energy. Without any formal training in singing nor having any background in singing profession, he has established himself as a successful playback singer of India.

Kavita Seth Hindi Actress

Kavita Seth

Kavita Seth is a Hindi playback singer born in Uttar Pradesh. She was born on September 14, 1970. The singer even lends her voice in Ghazals and Sufi music. She was a disciple of Ustad Ahmed Ali Khan. She started her career by performing on All India Radio and Doordarshan. Kavitha Seth drew inspiration from works of Sufi poets and singer. Also, she has rendered many compositions and her voice often blends in the Sufi culture of the Indian subcontinent. In popular film songs, she won acclaim for the song of Iktara, which is from the movie Wake Up Sid and Tum Hi Bandhu from the film Cocktail. Kavita has recorded several albums of her own for Times Music, Sa Re Ga Ma companies too. She has even won best playback singer in Filmfare for her song ‘Gunja Sa Ik Tara’ in movie ‘Wake Up Sid’ in 2009 and Star Screen Award for best female playback. Many composers have requested her to sing item songs in many movies, but she has been refusing to lend her voices thinking that she is not meant for those kinds of songs. She did not acquire the mindset to accept Western Music but later she did pick up the Western Music style in a formidable way. Her main preference in Indian music is that a song must have a good lyrics to render a soulful song. Before making her debut as a professional singer, she used to perform in public shows and musical concerts. Once she became a noted playback singer, she had performed at live shows in London, Berlin, Oslo, Stockholm and other places across the world. While performing in an international music concert held in Delhi, she was noted by Satish Kaushik, who introduced her to the world of playback singing in the film industry. She got her first break in film ‘Vaada’. Later she got to sing even in Anurag Basu’s film ‘Gangster’ (2006), ‘Raajneeti’(2010) and ‘Yeh Mera India’(2008).   Though, as a singer she has not done many playbacks singing for movies.  She has concentrated more on her Sufi style of singing and penetrated the musical album world ina worthy manner.  

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