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Happy Birthday Kay Kay

Today BollyCurry gathers to celebrate the birthday of a well known singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK or Kay Kay.

2014-08-23T06:53:00Z
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Today BollyCurry gathers to celebrate the birthday of a well known singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK or Kay Kay.

Born 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.

KK 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
  1. "Tadap Tadap Ke Iss Dil Se" - Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  2. "Yaad Ayenge Yeh Pal" - Pal
  3. "Koi Kahe" - Dil Chahta Hai
  4. "Sach Keh Raha Hai"- Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Main
  5. "Tu Aashiqui Hai" - Jhankaar Beats
  6. "Aashaayein" - Iqbal
  7. "Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai" - Woh Lamhe
  8. "Ajab Si" - Om Shaanti Om
  9. "Khuda Jaane"- Bachna Ae Haseeno
  10. "Hai Junoon" - New York
  11. "Piya Aaye Na" - Aashiqui 2
  12. "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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