Rajesh Krishnan Biography
Rajesh Krishnan (Kannada: ರಾಜೇಶ್ ಕೃಷ್ಣನ್) is one of the most accomplished playback singers in the Southern industry. Rajesh Krishnan different from the others of the celebrity posse. His sensitive performances made him as hot property on both silver and small screen.
Early years and playback singing:
Rajesh Krishnan, born in a family of musician like G Ramanathan. Rajesh’s mother. Meera Krishnan was his first Guru. Rajesh Krishnan started his career as a track singer under the guidance of Hamsalekha two decades ago.
At the tender age of 13 Rajesh attended children’s’ film festival representing St. Joseph’s Indian high school.
Later on he went on to become India’s youngest playback singer in his sweet teen, 17.
He has sung over 5000 songs in Kannada, 500 super hits in Telugu, 250 plus in Tamil, Hindi. And in about 15 languages for projects like devotional albums, theme albums and commercials in a career spanning over 18 years.
The king of melodies boasts the kind looks, talent, stamina and hits that many other singers would give their right eye and arm for. Still, Rajesh has remained grounded over the years. What makes Rajesh more unique may be the fact that all of his accomplishments, his rewards have not altered his sensitivity.
Some of his popular tracks include "Hogabeda Hudugi nanna bittu" (Annavra Makkalu), "Sumsumne Nagthale" (A), "Usire Usire" (Huccha), "Nuru Janmaku" (America America), "Kariya, I Love You" (Duniya), "Ondhondhe Bachitta Mathu" (Inthi Ninna Preethiya), "Prema Chandrama" (Yajamana), "Onde Usrirante" (Snehaloka), "Nagu Nagu" (Aramane), "Let's Dance Jothe Jothe" (Ee Bandhana), "Madarangiyalli" (Milana).
For his first song in Telugu, ‘YetuveLLi poyindi manasu’ from Ninne PeLLaduta starring Nagarjuna and Tabu fetched him the very prestigious state award of Andhra Pradesh, Nandi Award. Back home he has won the Karnataka State award for best male playback in the following years, 1999, 2000, 2002.
Saimira Kasturi cinegandha award (2007), Suvarna channel award (2008), Knockout Udaya TV award (1996-97), Mysore Fans association award, The Aryabhata award, Press Club of Hyderabad award, The Kalaa saagar award, Andhra cinegoers association award and many more are to his credit.
Rajesh Krishnan made his debut as an actor in Telugu and then acted the Kannada movies like Santosha and Gaalipata which also starred "Comedy Time" Ganesh and Diganth which was the biggest hit in the year 2008 and for which he was even nominated for the Flmafare for the best supporting actor award.
Albums and concerts
Rajesh has sung for the commercial albums like 'Aadu mathu', 'Anu Bandha' , 'Love - An Album By Suri' , 'Usire Nanusire' and Popular Remix albums and albums based on bhaavgeete such as 'Aakashada Neeliyalli', 'O Nanna Chetana – Kuvempu', 'Shravanada Siri Baralide - Da Ra Bendre'. He has also performed in the US, South East Asia and along concerts across India.
Television, Modelling, Radio and Anchoring:
Rajesh has also modeled for recent Maruti Suzuki Wagonar Tv , Manjal soap commercials and couple of other brands. He is currently one of the judges in "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa - Little Champs" that is being telecast in Zee Kannada.
Now again he is appearing in the movie "Holidayz" that has created lot of expectation in the cine circle.
Rajesh, to his countless fans and followers in many a country, besides Karnataka – India, is one of the leading figures of South Indian moviedom.