Kavita Krishnamurthy Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Sharada, known as Kavita Krishnamurthy or Kavita Subramaniam, is an Indian playback and classical singer. She has recorded more than 50,000 songs.

Kavita Krishnamurthy Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Wiki & More
Kavita Krishnamurthy Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Short Biography

Kavita Krishnamurthy is a great Indian playback singer who was born on 25 January 1958, in New Delhi, India. 

Kavita Krishnamurthy Complete Bio & Career

At the young age of nine, she got an opportunity to record a Tagore song in Bengali with the legendary Lata Mangeshkar under the auspices of the music composer Hemant Kumar. Although the young Kavita was aspiring to be working with the Indian Foreign Services, Kavita moved to Bombay when she was 14 to try her luck as a playback singer in the Hindi film industry. After she completed her school education, she is an alumnus of the St. Xaviers' College, Bombay from where she acquired her Ph.D. in Economics. She was also very active in the St. Xaviers' Music Group in her college days. 
Laxmikant gave her an option to work as a dubbing artist or a career in playback singing later. Kavita chose the former and impressed Laxmikant with her strong grounding in Indian classical music and her soulful timbre. Initially, she used to record songs and cut demos of songs intended for singers like Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.
In 1985, her career took off with her first major hit, "Tumse Milkar Na Jaane Kyon". Post the success of the song, it opened up various opportunities beyond the Laxmikant-Pyarelal camp. "Hawa Hawaii" and "Karte Hain Hum Pyaar Mr. India Se", two popular songs from the highly popular movie Mr. India (1987) proved a turning point for her. (The song was composed by music director Laxmikant-Pyarelal and lip-synced on screen by actress Sridevi). The collaboration of Kavita and Laxmikant-Pyarelal produced many hits. Later, as she established herself and received the patronage of composers such as R. D. Burman and Ismail Darbar. 
Although primarily a playback singer, Kavita has sung with orchestras as a soloist; she collaborated with Western artists from jazz, pop, and classical fields. She has lent her voice to many albums. Another singer and as a playback singer, Kavita has performed throughout India. In 2014, she also sang a song titled "Koi Chahat Koi Hasrat" for the album Women's Day Special: Spreading Melodies Everywhere. It was composed by Nayab Raja and penned by Dipti Mishra. 

Honors & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 2005 Arts

Kavita Krishnamurthy Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to T.S. Krishnamurthy. She is married to L. Subramaniam on 11-11-1999. She is a step-mother of four children including Gingger Shankar (Singer) and Ambi Subramaniam (Musician), and Bindu Subramaniam (Singer). Musician V. Lakshminarayana was her father-in-law.

Life's Important Dates Of Kavita Krishnamurthy

  • July 23 L. Subramaniam's Birthday (Husband)

Kavita Krishnamurthy's Body Measurements

Breast Size 36
Waist Size 30
Hip Size 36
Body Figure 36-30-36
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Kavita Krishnamurthy's Personal Info

Home Town New Delhi
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
School N/A
College St. Xaviers College, Mumbai
Qualification Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) in Economics
Hobbies Writing and Cooking
Marital Status Married
Debut Duet With Lata Mangeshkar
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website http://www.kavitaks.com
Best Songs 'Yaraana', 'Khamoshi: The Musical', '1942: A Love Story, and 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' among others

Kavita Krishnamurthy's Favourites

Favorite Color Red
Favorite Singer Lata Mangeshkar
Favorite Place Goa
Favorite Dress Saree
Favorite Food Homemade Healthy Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Kavita Krishnamurthy

  • She took her first music lessons from her aunt, Rabindra Sangeet.
  • Her aunt used her contact to make sure that Kavitha gets an early break into the industry.
  • She was the country's lead singer during the decade of the 1990s in which she sang some of the most iconic Bollywood songs like 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam', 'Khamoshi: The Musical', and '1942: A Love Story' among others.
  • She was the voice behind favorite hit songs that were picturized on Sridevi.
  • In her 30 years career, she has recorded 18000 plus songs in sixteen languages.
  • She won her first gold medal at the age of eight in a music competition in New Delhi.
  • She has no children and is a stepmother of four children.
  • She has received an honor much time by various awards and has also confirmed Padma Shri in 2005.
  • She has launched an Android app since 2013 to free download at Google Play Store and Apple.