Singer Chitra

Trivendrum, Kerala, India
818 (484 Movies)
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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.

Chitra Fans Reviews (37)

my darlling chithra

subha, on 29-09-2014

I love ur voice mam......I like very much..

amirdhavasagan, karaikal on 04-04-2016

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

Madam Chitra I love your voice god bless you

Arunaramaiah, Chennai on 19-03-2016

Chitra the goddess of songs .. her voice is a pleasant drug ...

john, on 19-05-2015

chitra amma excellent singing

bala bhaskara rao emani, machilipatnam on 07-05-2015

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

Iam big fan chitra mom every night i listen to u r songs then i will sleep i love you amma

chittibabu, berhampur odisha on 08-08-2015

hai amma i really love u so so much i love u r songs and when i want to u see im waiting for that beautiful time amma best wishes amma .

Dhanusuya, Erode on 04-10-2014

I love you amma

dr.n.sujatha sharma, kurnool on 13-04-2015

Hi chitra Akkad it's god s gift to have such a lovely singer like you.i love you so much.everyday night I hear one song of yours and then go to sleep. From geetha

Geetha, Bangalore on 21-12-2014

hi mam iam your big fan i love you

hariprasad, on 14-07-2014

one of the best .........person great voice

josmy jose, india on 07-02-2016

Hai, How are you Amma? Your voice very nice I love your so much I love your all songs thank you Kavithask

Kavitha sk., Bangalore on 28-12-2015

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/ 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

hi amma enaku ungala romba romba pidikkum i love u so much and i love your beautiful voice and songs

madhu, coimbatore on 13-02-2016

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

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