Kalpana is an Indian Playback singer who is professionally a Carnatic music singer also. She is also a songwriter and actor in Malayalam and Telugu languages. She was born on May 8, 1977, in Chennai Tamil Nadu, India. She started the singing from the age of five and with her voice; she started the playback singing for Tamil and Malayalam songs. Until now she did with the 1500 tracks and done the shows around 3000 in India and worldwide. Kalpana was born and brought up in the musical family. Her father name is T. S. Raghavendra, who is also a reputed singer, composer, and director. Inspire of this her mother Sulochana, is a singer. Her younger sister Prasanna Raghavendra is also famous in the field of opera singing. Her stage name is Shekinah Shawn.
Kalpana is a classical singer who trained under the supervision of Madurai T. Srinivasan. She completed her degree in the Master of Computer Application and pursuing the Mater of Philosophy. Kalpana also works for the television. She started her career in 1991 from the song "Poda Poda Pinnaku" that is from the film En Rasavin Manasile in the Tamil language. She did her first vocal for a family song with the P. Susheela, Mano, and M. M. Srilekha and her younger sister Prasanna Raghavendar. She started her career as the playback singer in the year 1999 with her voice for Mangalagouriki from the Telugu film Manoharam under the director of
Mani Sharma. She also on the great work with the legendary composers named mentioned as A. R. Rahman, K. V. Mahadevan, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra, and Ilaiyaraaja.
They are great singers as well as composers in the Indian Industry. They worked together to giving the number of tracks to the Tamil film Industry. Kalpana was also a lead performer in the tribute concert for her guru organized by her. Madurai T. Srinivasan. Madurai played a vital role to train the singer Kalpana as classical music. In the year 2010, Kalpana won the title of
Star Singer 2010 (season 5) for the Malayalam TV channel Asia net in the names as ‘Star Singer.’ In the year 2017, Kalpana recited on the 11th position in the channel Star Maa and for the show named as Bigg Boss Telugu (Season 1). Kalpana also won the Nandi award for the category of Best Playback singer Female for the song ‘Navamoorthulainatti'. Kalpana is the star performer for her all the time career.