BollyCurry gathers to celebrate the birthday of a well known singer
Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK or Kay Kay.
on August 23, 1968 in Delhi and to Malayali parents, KK is an Indian
playback singer, prominent in Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and
Tamil films. He did his schooling from Delhi's Mount St. Mary school and
he graduated from Kirori Mal college, Delhi University in commerce. He
married his childhood sweetheart Jyothi Krishna in 1991, and has a son,
Nakul and a daughter, Taamara.
worked briefly as a marketing executive in the hotel industry. Later in
1994 he moved to Mumbai in order to pursue a career in singing. He gave
his demo tape to Louis Banks, Ranjit Barot and Leslie Lewis, and voila! he
got his first opportunity from UTV to sing jingles. This talented man
has sung more than 3500 jingles in 11 languages. He considers Leslie
Lewis his mentor for giving him his first break to sing jingles. A.R Rahman's hit song "College Styley" and "Hello Dr." from Tamil movie, Kadhal Desam (1996) marked KK's first songs as a playback singer. He stepped into Bollywood with "Tadap Tadap Ke Is Dil" from Hum Dil Chuke Sanam(1999). However, he did sing a small portion of the song "Chod Aye Hum" from movie Maachis(1996). In 1999, he released his first album Pal which
got him the prestigious screen award for best singer. He has also lent
his voice to many title songs for television including JustMohabbat, Shaka Laka Boom Boom, Just Dance, Kuch Jhuki Si Palkein and Kavyanjali. Apart from singing, he also served as a jury member in the talent hunt show Fame Gurukul.
On his birthday, we bring you a playlist of his popular songs
- "Tadap Tadap Ke Iss Dil Se" - Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
- "Yaad Ayenge Yeh Pal" - Pal
- "Koi Kahe" - Dil Chahta Hai
- "Sach Keh Raha Hai"- Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Main
- "Tu Aashiqui Hai" - Jhankaar Beats
- "Aashaayein" - Iqbal
- "Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai" - Woh Lamhe
- "Ajab Si" - Om Shaanti Om
- "Khuda Jaane"- Bachna Ae Haseeno
- "Hai Junoon" - New York
- "Piya Aaye Na" - Aashiqui 2
- "Tune Maari Entriyaan" - Gunday
From this BollyCurry writer and the entire team, we wish KK a very happy birthday and success for all his upcoming projects!
Writer: Peehu A.
Editor(s): Nisha M. and Sonia R.
Graphics: Virina. R
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