Krishnachandran was born in Nilambur, Kerala in 1961. He is a well-known actor, singer, and dubbing artist. His first entry into films was as an actor at the age of 17 in the movie Rathinirvedam directed by the very eminent director Bharathan. The very famous writer and director Padmarajan found the actor, when Krishnachandran went to attend a talk show on All India Radio. Thus began his film journey. The movie Rathinirvedam was a huge hit. The story revolves around a young boy’s crush for an older woman. Jayabharathi played the older woman. It was Padmarajan again who introduces him as a dubbing artist, giving voice for actor Rahman. From then onwards he acted, dubbed and sang songs in movies. He has a distinctive voice and a different rendering style. His voice was mostly used for young actors like Rahman and Vineeth, and soon his voice became their voice. His most remembered characters were the ones he played in movies like Ee Nadu (1982),  Belt Mathai (1983), Unaru (1984) ), and Yuvajanolsavam (1986). He met his future wife Vanitha in 1982 when they acted together in the movie Ee Naadu and after an affair for four years, the couple married on May 11, 1986. In the same year, he took a break from acting, following his favorite Musician Illayaraja’s advice. From then onwards, he concentrated in his singing and dubbing careers. He has sung thousands of songs in movies and audio albums till date. He kept dubbing for young actors as it provided him steady work. In 1994, he won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Dubbing Artist, dubbing for actor Vineeth in the movie Kabooliwala, and in 1997, he again won the same award, this time, dubbing for teenage heartthrob Kunjacko Boban for the movie Aniyathi pravu. He ended his dubbing career in 2001, in 2005; he joined Amrita TV as Executive Producer. He reentered the film field in 2009 and recently acted in the movie Artist (2013) in a guest role. He has acted in several serials as well. He remains one of the most underutilized singers in Malayalam Film Industry. Krishnachandran and his wife Vanitha have a daughter Amrithavarshini.

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