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.
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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