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Kavita Krishnamurthy Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 61 Years
Hometown: New Delhi
Husband: Dr. L. Subramaniam

Kavita Krishnamurthy

Bio/Wiki
Other Name(s)Sharada Krishnamurthy, Kavita Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamurti
ProfessionSinger
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 162 cm
in meters- 1.62 m
in feet inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)36-32-34
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourDark Brown
Career
DebutFilm:
1978: Ondanondu Kaaladaga, Title Track, Kannada
Kavita Krishnamurthy's Debut Movie as Singer Ondanondu Kaaladaga
1980: 'Kaahe Ko Byaahi' in the film Maang Bharo Sajana, Hindi
Kavita Krishnamurthy's Bollywood Debut Movie as Singer- Maang Bharo Sajana
Awards, Honours, Achievements Filmfare Awards
1995: Best Female Playback Singer for "Pyaar Hua Chupke Se" (1942: A Love Story)
1996: Best Female Playback Singer for "Mera Piya Ghar Aaya" (Yaraana)
1997: Best Female Playback Singer for "Aaj Main Upar" (Khamoshi: The Musical)
2003: Best Female Playback Singer (shared with Shreya Ghoshal) for"Dola Re Dola" (Devdas)
Kavitha Krishnamoorthy Posing with Her Filmfare Award

Star Screen Awards
1997: Best Female Playback Singer for "Aaj Main Upar" (Khamoshi: The Musical)
2000: Best Female Playback Singer for "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam)

Zee Cine Awards
2000: Best Female Playback Singer for "Nimbooda" (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam)
2003: Best Female Playback Singer (shared with Shreya Ghoshal) for "Dola Re" (Devdas)

IIFA Awards
2001: Best Female Playback Singer for " Aey Dil laya Hai Bahar" (Kya Kehna)
2003: Best Female Playback Singer (shared with Shreya Ghoshal) for "Dola Re" (Devdas)

Civilian Awards
2005: Padma Shri

Other Awards
2002: Kishore Kumar Journalists'/Critics' Award in Calcutta
2005: Lata Mangeshkar Award from the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh
2008: Swaralaya Yesudas Award for exceptional contribution to Indian music
2012: Shri Ravindra Jain Sangeet Samman
2018: Prafulla Kar Samman, Odia Film Industry
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 January 1958 (Saturday)
Age (as in 2019) 61 Years
BirthplaceNew Delhi, India
Zodiac signAquarius
SignatureKavita Krishnamurthy's Signature
NationalityIndian
HometownNew Delhi
College/UniversitySt. Xaviers College, Mumbai
Educational QualificationB.A. Honors in Economics
ReligionHinduism
Controversies• Kavitha's husband was accused of molesting their 27 years old maid. Coincidentally one day before, they had filed a complaint against the maid: as their 5000 Euros were missing from home. [1]Times of India
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
Marriage Date11 November 1999 (Thursday)
Family
Husband/SpousePandit Dr. Lakshminarayana Subramaniam (Violinist)
Kavita Krishnamurthy with Her Husband L-Subramaniam
ChildrenSon-
• Narayana Subramaniam, Foster (Doctor)
• Ambi Subramaniam, Foster (Violinist)
Kavita Krishnamurthy with Her Husband and Children
Daughter-
• Gingger Shankar, Foster (Singer)
Kavita Krishnamurthy's Step Daughter Gingger Shankar
• Bindu Subramaniam, Foster (Singer)
ParentsFather- T.S. Krishnamurthy (An employee of the Education Ministry)
Mother- Kamakshi Krishnamurti
SiblingsBrother : Name Not Known
Favourite Things
Favourite Singer(s)Lata Mangeshkar, A. R. Rahman
Favourite DirectorMani Ratnam

Kavita Krishnamurthy

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kavita Krishnamurthy 

  • Kavita Krishnamurthy is a popular Bollywood singer.
  • She was born in New Delhi in a Tamil Iyer family.
  • Her aunt, Protimma Bhattacharya, insisted her, to get training in music, and Suruma Basu trained her in ‘Rabindra Sangeet’. She further got training in classical music from Balram Puri.
  • At the age of 14, she moved to Bombay to try her luck in Bollywood.
  • When she was in college, she got the opportunity to sing in the Bengali movie ‘Shriman Prithviraj’ with Lata Mangeshkar as co-singer and Hemant Kumar as a music composer.

    Kavita Krishnamurthy's Movie as Singer- Shriman Prithviraj

    Kavita Krishnamurthy’s Movie as Singer- Shriman Prithviraj

  • She lent her voice for the movie ‘Maang Bharo Sajana (1980),’ but it was deleted from the movie in the final cut.
  • In 1985, she gave the hit song ‘Tumse Milkar Na Jaane Kyon’ (Pyaar Jhukta Nahin).

    Kavita Krishnamurthy's Movie as Singer- Pyaar Jhukta Nahin

    Kavita Krishnamurthy’s Movie as Singer- Pyaar Jhukta Nahin

  • The turning point of her career came when she sang for the movie ‘Mr. India (1986)’.

    Kavita Krishnamurthy's song Hawa Hawai (Mr. India)

    Kavita Krishnamurthy’s song Hawa Hawai (Mr. India)

  • She got the opportunity to work with the legendary singer and composer R. D. Burman in the movie ‘1942: A Love Story ‘which turned out to be the biggest hit.

    A Still from Kavita Krishnamurthy's song- Pyar Hua Chupke Se

    A Still from Kavita Krishnamurthy’s song- Pyar Hua Chupke Se

  • In 1999, she got married to the violinist, Dr L. Subramaniam in Bangalore. She doesn’t have her own child, but her husband has four children from his first wife.
  • She has won many prestigious awards. In 2000, she bagged ‘Best Singer of the Millenium’ at the Stardust Millennium Awards.
  • She has worked in both regional and Hindi music industry. She has been lucky enough to work with three-generation singes including Pancham Da, Bappi Lahiri, A. R. Rahman, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam and many more. She made an appearance on TV as a judge in music reality shows.
  • In that era, melodious or romantic songs were famous, but, she got the opportunity to sing ‘Tu cheez badi hai mast mast’ which was an item number and a hit too.
  • Her daughter ‘Bindu Subramaniam,’ developed an app titled- ‘Kavita KS’ which is available on the Apple app store and Google Play store for free. Through this app, she could easily connect with her fans.

    Kavita Krishnamurthy's app

    Kavita Krishnamurthy’s app

  • In 2011, she lent her voice for the female version of the song ‘Tum Ho’ from Rockstar, which was a chartbuster song.

    A Still From the Song Tum Ho Sang by Kavita Krishnamurthy

    A Still From the Song Tum Ho-Sang by Kavita Krishnamurthy

  • In 2014, Kavita in an interview said that she found her very lucky to perform at the stage with her husband, and son, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Madison Square Garden.
  • In 2015, she was awarded ‘Doctorate Degree’ by the Jain University, for the contribution she has made to the music industry.
  • From her own compositions, she likes Hawa Hawai, Tu Hi Re and Hum Dil de Chukhe Sanam.
  • She performs in concerts both nationally and internationally, along with her husband Dr L. Subramaniam.

    Kavita Krishnamurthy performing with Her Husband

    Kavita Krishnamurthy performing with Her Husband

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