K.S Chitra Wiki: Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, known as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is a playback singer from Kerala, Southern part of India. Chithra sings a variety of songs such as Indian classical, devotional, and popular music. She has a record of singing more than 25,000 Songs in a different languages such as Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tulu, Urdu, Sanskrit and Badaga not only but also she has sung in many Foreign languages such as Malay, Latin, Arabic, Sinhalese, and English. Click below to know more about K.S Chitra Wiki, Biography, Personal Life, Age, Songs, Awards, Family, Husband, Daughter.
Personal Life of K.S Chitra
Chitra was born in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, into a musicians family, her father, Krishnan Nair, was her first teacher. Her sister K. S. Beena and her younger brother K. Mahesh are also singers. Chithra was trained in Carnatic music from Dr. K. Omanakutty. From 1978 to 1984, she was selected to the National Talent Search Scholarship from the Central Government.
Chithra was introduced by M. G. Radhakrishnan in 1979.S he has sung a number of songs for the composer S. P. Venkatesh and with K. J. Yesudas and G. Sreekumar who were her co-singers. She has won the Kerala State Awards for the record 16 times most by any person.
Chithra made her debut in the Tamil film industry by the film Neethana Antha Kuyil in 1985 through the song Poojaikketha Poovithu composed by Ilaiyaraaja. Chithra married Vijayashankar and settled in Chennai. They had a daughter Nandana, who was born with down syndrome disease. Nandana died in a pool accident in Dubai in 2011.
Biography of K.S Chitra
Name K.S Chitra
Real Name: Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra,
Date of Birth: July 27, 1963
Profession: Indian Playback Singer
Educational Qualifications: Details Not Available
Father: Krishnan Nair
Mother: Details Not Available
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Father: Krishnan Nair
Hometown: Palakkad, Kerala
Marital Status: Yes
Spouse: Vijay Shankar
Current City: Chennai, India
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Awards of K.S. Chitra
She has won almost 188 awards.
Won 6 National Awards for best female playback singer which is the highest by any female playback singer.
- Honored by the British Parliament at the House Of Commons in the United Kingdom She is the First Indian woman to achieve this.
- Honored by the Government of China at Qinghai International Festival She is the First Indian woman to achieve this.
- In 2001 MTV Video Music Award for International Viewer’s Choice Awards MTV India, She is the First Indian woman to achieve this.
Padma Shri India’s fourth highest civilian honor in 2005 for her excellence in her field
- National Excellence Award 2001 by Limca Book of Records in 2001
- Rashtrapati Award for being the First Lady in the field of music felicitated by the Ministry of Women and Child Development of Government of India in the Rashtrapati Bhavan in 2018.
State Government Honours:
- Kalaimamani Award Government of Tamil Nadu in 1997
- Bharath Ratna Lata Mangeshkar Award – Government of Andhra Pradesh for Cultural Council in 2011
- Sangeeta Samman Puraskar Award by the Government of Karnataka in 2013
- Kerala Samsthana Vanitha Rathnam by Government of Kerala for Social Welfare Department in 2014 Most Prestigious
- Harivarasanam Award by the Government of Kerala in 2018
Honorary Doctorate Sathyabama University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu in 2011
- Gana priya
- Kala Ratna
- Kala srestha
- Sangeetha Ratna
- Sangeetha Ganenduchooda
- Swara Ratna
- Vanitha Ratna
Life Time Achievement Award:
- Lifetime Achievement Award from Global Malayali council London in 2003
- Swaralaya Yesudas Award Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003
- SIKHARAM 5 lifetime achievement award 2005 from India Today in 2005
- Jeevan TV P. Jayachandran Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005
- Aginhotri lifetime achievement award 2007 from SAMORIN OF CALICUT in 2007
- Lifetime Achievement Award from Raindropss a youth-based social organization on the occasion of Women’s Day in 2014
- V.C.Padmanabhan memorial award for lifetime achievement from Malappuram finance Ltd in 20
National Film Awards:
- Best Female Playback Singer in Tamil in 1986
- The Best Female Playback Singer in Malayalam in 1987
- Best Female Playback Singer in Malayalam in 1989.
- The Best Female Playback Singer in Tamil in 1996
- Best Female Playback Singer Tamil in 1997
- The Best Female Playback Singer in Tamil in 2004
- The Best Female Playback Singer in Telugu in 2004
- Best Female Playback Singer in Malayalam in 2006
- The Best Female Playback Singer in Kannada in 2006
- Best Female Playback Singer in Malayalam in 2008
- Best Female Playback Singer in Malayalam in 2009
- The Best Female Playback Singer in Telugu in 2013
- Best Female Playback Singer in Telugu in 2016
- The Best Female Playback Singer in Malayalam in 2017
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