Singer Chitra

Chitra
27/07/1963
Trivendrum, Kerala, India
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Biography - Chitra

K. S. Chithra, credited as Chitra, is a six time National film awards winning singer who has made her mark in the Indian (film) playback industry. Known as the “Nightingale of South India”, she has lent her voice to Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Oriya, Hindi, Assamese and Bengali films.

Born on July 27, 1963, in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, into a family of musicians, Chithra’s talent was recognized and nurtured from an early age by her father, the late Krishnan Nair. He was also her first guru (teacher). Chithra received her extensive training in Carnatic music from Dr. K. Omanakutty, after she was selected for the National Talent Search Scholarship from the Central Government from 1978 – 1984. She was introduced to Malayalam playback singing by M. G. Radhakrishnan in 1979. She made her debut in the Tamil film industry in Chennai under the guidance of film music composer Ilaiyaraaja. Her knowledge of South Indian languages and Hindi enables her to render songs with originality and perfection. She is married to Vijayashankar, an engineer and businessman. Her only daughter Nandana, was born in 2002 in Chennai.

Chithra was also honoured with the Kalaimamani title from Tamil Nadu Government in 1997, the K. J. Yesudas Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004, Kalaiselvam title from the South Indian Nadigar Sangam in 2002, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Global Malayalee Council in London in 2003. She has also received numerous mainstream awards like MTV Video Music Award, Screen – Videocon Award, Film Fans Association Awards, and Cinema Express Awards. She has in her credit, private albums in Hindi, namely Piya Basanti and Sunset Point. Her first ghazal album with Masterio Ghulam Ali and Asha Bhosle is ready for release. She recently released an album in dedication to Smt.M.S.Subbulakshmi named My Tribute. It is a collection of kirthis and bhajans dedicated to Smt.M.S.Subbulakshmi. Sony is planning to release a solo album soon owing to success of Piya Basanti. Recognising her contribution to the music world, Smt. Chithra has been conferred the prestigious Padma Shri title by the Government of India in 2005.

Chithra has performed all over India, Middle East, Singapore, Malaysia, UK, France, U.S.A., Canada, Australia, Sri Lanka, Western European countries like Germany, Switzerland, Norway and Denmark.

Chithra, who is a Grade A artiste of All India Radio and Doordarshan, has established her own recording label, Audiotracs, to promote new talents in the music world by giving them opportunities to collaborate with her as singers, lyricists and music directors.

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Chitra Fan Review (19)

my darlling chithra

subha, on 29-09-2014

vanakkam chitra amma, I like ur music I like ur soft character. I love u so much. My name is Andal. Iam in namakkal. I would like to speak with you

Andal, Namakkal on 27-06-2014

vanakkam amma hw r u im big fan u ur voice is so sweet

ashok bana, kurnool on 17-09-2014

hai madam yor singing is very sweet

madhu, on 11-11-2013

hi mam iam your big fan i love you

hariprasad, on 14-07-2014

Chitra madam is like as valuable perl in the sea.i am very big fan of u amma.i lose my mother;but now ur my real mother.i am sleeping frm listening ur songs/voice.my lifes big ambition is once i have meet talk with u.god bless u ma

Harishkiran, mysore on 04-02-2014

Hai mam iam suresh your voice very sweet and iam fam of you and balu sir

suresh, on 03-10-2013

you are so sweet i love you amma

nithya, trichy on 23-08-2014

Namaste amma i love your voice amma i wan see one time in my life

arjun mn, bangalore on 13-09-2014

nammaste chitra amma iam ur big fan. ur voise is so sweet ur a god gift of music.but why dont u sing mass songs

ganesh penumala, guntur on 10-09-2014

Hi mam how r u .am very very very fane of u ur voice is soooo sweet i like very much.may god gived me a chance i want to meat u ma.bye.

pushpa mogili, Jaggayyapet on 24-06-2014

Hi , Amma l love you so much. I am great fan of you l love your voice so so so so so so so so so so so so much. I want meet you atleast once in my life.my chitra Amma very beautiful in the world....

kavitha, chennai on 29-07-2014

u are the SINGING ANGEL CHITHRA AMMAA.... I AM A DIE HARD FAN FOR YOU. I I GET A BOON FROM GOD, I WILL ASK LIKE...... I WANT TO SEE U DIRECTLY IN MY LIFE AT LEAST ONCE. ... I LOVE YOU CHTHRA AMMAA (I AM FEELING YOU ARE MY MOTHER...)

GOVARDHAN REDDY, Hyderabad on 19-02-2014

I forgot to say that I want to see you and get your autograph, (I hope it will happen one day) according to me this is one of the achievements in my life. God bless you ma. - RS Elangovan???

RS Elangovan, Puducherry on 28-03-2014

Hai mam i am a big fan of you anni. our family is ur fan ur voice is very sweet and ur smile i like it very much

Santhanam, coimbatore on 06-02-2014

CHITRA MADAM IS SUPERB SINGER.SHE IS GOD GIFT FOR OUR SANDALWOOD.I AM VERY BIG FAN OF U AMMA

KIRAN, on 03-08-2013

I am a great fan of urs..I want u to meet atleast once in my life.luv u amma.

Divya, on 22-05-2014

Hai mam.I like u so much.Your voice is superb and it makes my mind peaceful.Tan q ma..My wish is to meet u in my life.My prayers are always there for u ma..

divya, on 22-05-2014

i love very much your voice i love u ma i want u see atleast one time in my life

suganthi, trichy on 08-08-2012

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