KK is also Krishnakumar Menon (alias KK), is an Indian playback singer, born in Kerala, who has sung more than 400 songs in his career. He was brought up in New Delhi. A graduate of Delhi University, he waited at tables for 6 months before he got his break, singing in a jingle for a commercial. He appeared in "Josh of India" song for the support of Indian Cricket Team during Cricket World Cup 1999. Following this,he released an album called Pal, the title song of which struck a chord with listeners.
Another song titled "Yaaron" from the same album was also popular. His first song for a Bollywood flick was "Chhod Aaye Hum" (Maachis). But it was the song "Tadap Tadap Ke Is Dil", from the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, that brought him into limelight. He is confused with a famous actor in Bollywood by the same name. He is now a part of most of the mainstream bollywood soundtracks and has lent his voice to most of the famous current actors. Starting off from Hindi, he sang his way to the southern part of the country,singing in Tamil,Telugu and even Kannada; the song "Uyirin Uyirae" from the Tamil movie "Kakha Kakha" ("Cheliya Cheliya" from the Telugu movie Gharsanna) being one of the better-known songs. Back in Bollywood, he notched up winners with songs such as "Tu Aashiqui Hai" from "Jhankaar Beats" (for which he received a National Award), "Chand Ki Roshni Se" from "Home Delivery" and the smash hit "Dus Bahaane" (with Shaan) from the film "Dus". Recently, his hit songs "Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai" from the movie Gangster, "Soniye Soniye" (Film: Aksar) and "Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai" from "Woh Lamhe" have cemented his place as one of Bollywood's most talented vocalists. His distinctive voice,which seems to get even clearer with the increase in pitch, and his style of rendition are his biggest assets.
The reclusive singer finally came out of the shadows to be one of the judges in the popular reality show Fame Gurukul in 2005. KK has a huge fan base in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. There are fans of his that celebrate his every birthday and follow his every success. These fans of his dream for meeting him one day and hearing his gifted voice shine. Read more on Last.fm.
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