Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, later became popular as K. S. Chithra in Indian play back singing. And she is fondly referred to as Chinna Kuyil (little Nightingale) and simply called as Chithra. By origin, K.S Chitra hails from Kerala and she has sung Indian classical, devotional, and popular music. She has sung in a number of Indian languages as well as Urdu, Latin, Arabic, Sinhalese and English.
In her singing career, K.S. Chitra has recorded more than 25,000 Songs for various films and albums. She has received six National Film Awards, six Filmfare Awards (South) and 32 different state film awards. Apart from that, She got all the four south Indian state film awards. To her honor, she received civilian award ‘Padma Shri’ in 2005. She is best fit to sing duets with k.J yesudas and Balu.
Chitra was Born on 27 July 1963 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Basically, she belongs to the family of musicians. Her father, the late Krishnan Nair, was her first music teacher. Her elder sister K. S. Beena and her younger brother Mano are also playback singers. Initially, Chithra under went training in Carnatic music from Dr. K. Omanakutty. And she passed B.A. in music with first class and third rank from the University of Kerala. Later, she completed a master’s degree in music.
K.S Chitra Singing Talent
Admittedly, K. S. Chithra is one of the best female singers. As a play back singer, she has a talent of putting all the technical things into singing. And she has so much of skill to draw a required emotion out of a song. Truly, It is necessary for the singers to have a huge vocal range so that they are able to sing everything in tune. But, very few great singers are able to make the audience feel what the song is about.
Chitra is the one among the talented singers who can sing live with such emotion. No doubt, She has an absolute and beautiful voice and she never needs to do a sound check as practice on perfection.
Besides, she has such an incredible voice that suits to all types of songs like folk,rock,pop,ballads and opera. And her every song is excellent which has good range and clarity. Obviously, K.S Chitra is such a spectacular Indian singer that every music lover loves her.
K.S Chitra can hit high notes of the songs like no one else. And she transitions from high to low in a smooth manner. Also, Her voice sounds like nightingale. While singing, She gets involved to the best. K.S Chitra is not only a great singer but also a very nice person.
K.S Chitra’s each and every song has beautiful rendition irrespective of its genre. She has an extraordinary versatility in singing all kind of songs. She delivers from the bottom of her heart where each of her vocal feeling arises. Most of her numbers are ever green hits.
Truly speaking, Chitra has an amazing voice and she is humble and down to earth. And her innocent and sensitive smile make a pleasant impression on everyone.