K.S chitra, A notable playback singer in India is celebrating her 51st Birthday on July 27th . Southentic Team wishing her Many more happy returns of the day and we are brining you some lesser known facts about Chitra garu.
1.Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra garu born in Kerala
2.K.S chithra garu sung in different languages in india, Such as Telugu,Tamil,Malayalam,Kannada,Orissa,Hindi,Tulu,Urdu,Bengali,Badaga,Punjabi ,Assamese.
3.she sung total of 25000 songs (Thats almost ¾ th of the SP.Balasubramanaiam songs count Who is a guniess record holder)
4.she has won 6 National Film awards, Six filmfare wards and 31 different State awards . Total of 140 awards so far !
5.She is also known as Chinna Kuyil (English: Little Nightingale) or Keralathinte Vanambadi (English: Nightingale of Kerala) . She was given the title Chinnakuyil after singing the song “Chinna Kuyil Paadum” From the movie poove poochuduva
6.She is the only Female singer who has sung the maximum number of songs for Academy award winner A.R Rahman
7.Her maximum song duets are with K. J jesudas and S.P. Balasubramanyam
8.She also appeared in Several TV shows which showcased the singing talent in india. Such as Idea star singer in kerala,Airtel Super singer junior in Tamilnadu and Maatv super singer in Andhra pradesh and Telengana
9.She launched a Fund raising organisation (Sneha nandana) for Retired musicians
10.She sung for Arab singer jawad ali for his album “Amar ul hod”.
11.She has been invited by the Government of china , to perform in the Quinghai international water and music festival in Quing Hai, China. Also in House of Commons London – First Indian singer to perform at the British Parliament
12.She is the only person to win Kerala state Film awards most number of times in a row.(11 times)