Rajesh Krishnan is an eminent Indian playback singer and actor by profession. Rajesh was born on 3rd June 1973 in Bangalore, India. He started his learning of his field at home itself, his mother was her first Guru. He was married to Soumya Rao a Singer, then to Haripriya, who is a dentist and
a TV anchor and singer by profession. Rajesh started his career with composer Hamsalekha as a track singer under his guidance.
Further, he sang more than 3500 songs in Kannada, 500 in Telugu, over 250 in Tamil, Hindi, and other regional languages. He has also done devotional albums, theme albums, and commercials in about 15 languages. He is popular for his contribution in Kannada Film Industry as a playback singer. Rajeev made his debut in films by the Kannada film ‘Gauri Ganesha’ released in 1991. Then he moved to different languages and mostly doing Kannada films. Rajeev did his first Telugu film as a playback singer in 1996 with the film ‘
’; he received the state award of Andhra Pradesh, Nandi Award for the song ‘Yetovelli Poyindi Manasu’ from that film.
He then went on to win the Best playback singer award from Karnataka State for the years 1999, 2000, 2002. Some other important awards he was honored with are Suvarna Channel Award (2008), Filmfare Award, Telugu (1999), the Aryabhata Award and many more. ‘Love- An album by Suri,''Anu Bandha’, ‘Aadu Mathu’, the commercial albums and ‘Aakashada Neeliyalli’, ‘O Nana Chetna- Kuvempu’ the Bhavgeete are the few among the many albums he did.
Along the concerts in India, he has also performed in the foreign countries like the US and South East Asian countries. Rajeev has been part of many TV singing reality shows as a Judge. He has also promoted brands like Indulekha hair oil, Manjal soap, Maruti Suziki’s Waganor TV and some more. Rajesh also acted in some Telugu and Kannada movies. The film he did in 2008, named ‘
’, starring Ganesh and Dignath, made his role nominated in Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.