Kavita Krishnamurthy

Born 25 January 1958
Kavita Krishnamurthy
Kavita Krishnamurthy

Kavita Krishnamurthy Biography (BBC)

Kavita Subramaniam née Kavita Krishnamurthy is an Indian film playback singer. Trained in classical music, she has sung a wide range of classical-based songs

Kavita Krishnamurthy Biography (Wikipedia)

Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam, is an Indian film playback singer, trained in classical music. She has recorder more than 25,000 songs in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Nepali, Bengali, Assamese, Konkani, Odiya and other languages. She is the recipient of four Filmfare Best Female Playback Singer Awards (winning consecutively during 1995–1997), and the Padmashri which she received in 2005. In 1999, she married L. Subramaniam and resides in Bengaluru.

Born as Sharada into a Tamil Iyer family in New Delhi to T.S. Krishnamurti, an employee of the Education Ministry. She began her musical training at the insistence of her aunt, Protimma Bhattacharya who enrolled her to train under Suruma Basu, where she was taught Rabindra Sangeet. She began her formal training in Hindustani classical music under the guidance of Balram Puri, a classical singer. At the young age of eight, Kavita won a gold medal at a music competition. She won several medals participating in the Inter-Ministry Classical Competition in New Delhi in the mid 1960s.

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