K. S. Chithra known as Chitra, is a legendary six time National film awards winning singer who has made her mark in the Indian playback industry. Known as the “Nightingale of South India”, she has sung in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Oriya, Hindi, Assamese and Bengali films.
Born on July 27, 1963, in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, into a family of musicians, Chithra’s talent was recognized and nurtured from an early age by her father, the late Krishnan Nair. He was also her first guru (teacher). Chithra received her extensive training in Carnatic music from Dr. K. Omanakutty, after she was selected for the National Talent Search Scholarship from the Central Government from 1978 – 1984. She is married to Vijayashankar, an engineer and businessman. Her ...» read full biography