Born on December 13, Anitha Karthikeyan is a Tamil playback vocalist. She is the daughter of Mr. K. Venkatanarsimhan and Dr. V. Mathuram. She comes from a family of artists. She completed BSc Computer Science from Ethiraj College and got her post graduate degree from M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women. She likewise got prepared in classical, western under the direction of Augustin Paul from Trinity College of London and Hindustani music from Mrs. Megna Dandekar. In 2007, she made her debut in the movie Marudhamalai by D. Imman, the music director. Under his compositions, she got the chance to explore various genres.
The melody 'Shokku Sundari' from movie Aindhaam Padai got her a decent acknowledgment in the music Industry. Her tune 'Vaada Payya' turned into an immense hit and got her more awards. Another remarkable tune is 'Senga Soolakara' for the motion picture 'Vagai Sooda Vaa'. This National award winning motion picture has brought her numerous honors for her rustic singing. In the wake of doing backup vocals for Mr. Ilayaraja, she got the chance to sing solo songs for him. In both Telugu and Tamil, she has sung classical based tunes amazingly in movie Sri Ramarajyam.
She sang songs in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu and Kannada. She had an opportunity to work with music directors like Vidyasagar, A.R.Rahman,
Devi Sri Prasad, Illayaraja,
Yuvan Shankar Raja, Imman, G V Prakash,
Mani Sharma, Gopal Rao,
Srikanth Deva and many others. She sang all types of songs such as folk, western, classical and melody. In 1995, she won the famous music show "Sapthaswarangal" on Sun TV and was granted the Best Female Singer Junior. In the same year, she won the best female vocalist for one of the primary music show
Humma Humma on Raj TV. In 2000, she was a winner of music show "Aboorva Ragangal" on Jaya TV. Amid the year 2001, she also won the "Rajageetham" a music show on Raj TV, which is being broadcast throughout the previous 12 years and was the one of the lengthy show on Tamil TV Industry. In 2006, she won the label of "Viewer's Choice SUPER SINGER" in the 1st season of Airtel Super Singer directed by Vijay TV and for the last round of the show she gained votes more than 150,000. She was the only vocalist to get the greatest number of votes from the general population in that show.
Anitha is a standout amongst the most looked for after vocalist for Jingles for TV ads. She sang for nearly 100 Jingles for most mainstream brands. Her commercials are being publicized in various cities in India, Singapore, Malaysia and other Asian nation markets. She has performed in many countries like Malaysia, Canada, London, Singapore, Australia, Sri Lanka and the US.
She began doing stage performances from pre-school and has shared stage with legends like S P Balasubramaniam, P Suseela, K J Yesudas, Jeyachandran, K S Chithra and other expert vocalists such as Karthik,
Anuradha Sriram, S N Surender, Tippu,
Unni Menon, Mano, Srinivas and furthermore with more youthful era artists in more than thousand shows till date.