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hesrtewtwetgergregerhrethtKrishnakumar Kunnath (Malayalam: കൃഷ്ണകുമാര്‍ കുന്നത്ത്, born August 23, 1970), also known as KK, is an Indian playback singer. He is a prominent singer in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil films.[1]

Born in Thrissur, Kerala to C. S. and Kanakavalli, a Malayali couple,[2] Krishnakumar Kunnath was brought up in New Delhi.[3] KK sang 3,500 jingles before Bollywood break. An alumnus of Delhi's Mount St. Mary school.[4] He appeared in "Josh of India" song for the support of Indian Cricket Team during Cricket World Cup 1999.[5] Following this, he released an album called Pal for which he received a Star Screen Award for the Best Solo Album.
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    1 Personal life
    2 Career
        2.1 Playback singing
        2.2 Albums and television
    3 Discography
    4 Awards and honours
    5 Performances
    6 References
    7 External links

[edit] Personal life

Krishnakumar's surname (Kunnath) is not his paternal family name, but his maternal one (Nairs of Kerala are matrilineal).[6]

As a child he wanted to be a doctor.[4] KK gave his first stage performance when he was in the second grade.[7] KK switched from Hindi to English songs during his teens. His versatile voice was soon tapped by various ad agencies in Delhi for jingles. He even formed a rock band with his friends and played drums for two other rock bands and did vocals.[8]

KK married his childhood sweetheart Jyothi in 1991.[8] His son, Nakul, sang a song "Masti" from his latest album Humsafar with him.[9] KK also has a daughter named Taamara.

He has been greatly influenced by the singer Kishore Kumar and music director R.D.Burman[citation needed]
[edit] Career

After graduating from Delhi University in commerce, KK had a brief stint of eight months as marketing executive in the hotel industry. After few years, in 1994, he moved to Mumbai.[8]
[edit] Playback singing...

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