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Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK) | Succes story of Most Loved Indian Singer



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Krishnakumar Kunnath most prominently known as KK is a famous singer. He has ruled over the hearts of millions of Indians with his mesmerizing songs. He has given many hit songs such as Yaaron Dosti, Kya Mujhe Pyar Hai, Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai…

Unfortunately, he is no more in this world. The evening of 31st May witnessed the sad demise of this celebrated singer. Let’s see how he reached up to this position.

Krishnakumar Kunnath Biography

Krishnakumar Kunnath was born on 23 August 1968 in New Delhi, India. He was born to C.S. Menon and Kunnath Kanakavalli. KK completed his schooling at Mount St. Mary’s School. For graduation, he went to Karorimal College, Delhi University. KK’s married life began in 1991 when he tied the knot with Jyothi. He had two children, a son named Nakul and a daughter, Tamara Kunnath. He has sung tons of hit songs in his career. Unfortunately, his death put a full stop to the series of megahit songs on 31st May 2022.

Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK)’s Life Before Singing

Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK) always had a strong passion for singing but before coming to the music industry he had worked as a marketing executive for eight months. The reason behind this is very interesting. KK wanted to marry his childhood love Jyothi. In order to convince her parents, he had to work initially as a marketing executive.

Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK) Journey In Music Industry

KK (Krishnakumar Kunnath) recorded more than three thousand jingles before singing Bollywood songs. Subsequently, with his hit albums ‘Pal’ and ‘Yaaron’, KK created a splash in the music world. His very first popular work was ‘Josh of India’. KK sang this song to wish luck to team India for their cricket match. He got recognized after singing for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. ‘Tadap Tadap Ke’ still holds a special place in the heart of all youngsters. After this point, there was no turning back in KK’s life. Some of his Megahit songs are listed below in the table.

1999Hum Dil De Chuke SanamTadap Tadap Ke
2002DevdasDola Re Dola
2005DusDus Bahane
2006Woh LamheKya Mujhe Pyar Hai
2007Om Shanti OmAankhon Mein Teri
2008Bachna Ae HaseenoKhuda Jaane
2013Aashiqui2Piya Aaye Na
2014GundeTune Mari Entriya
2015Bajrangi BhaijaanTu jo Mila

Apart from this, he has sung several other beautiful songs in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Bengali, and Odia.

Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK) Struggles

Coming from a non-music background, this journey was not easy for KK. Afterward, convincing your family to be an artist is a big deal itself. KK even had to work as a market executive to marry her childhood love, Jyothi.

KK has established himself without any Godfather in the industry. When he had no opportunities in Bollywood, he started his music career by singing jingles and independent albums. His albums became Megahits. He established himself individually. He will be remembered as the voice of love, today and forever.

Award and Achievements

KK had not just won the hearts of millions, but also nominations and victory for several titles.

2000Tadap Tadap
(Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam)
FilmfareBest playback singer (male)Nominated
IIFA awardBest playback singer (male)Nominated
2003Bardasht Nahi Kar Sakta
FilmfareBest playback singer (male)Nominated
2004Tu Aashiqui Hai
(Jhankar Beats)
IIFA awardBest playback singer (male)Nominated
2006Dus Bahane
FilmfareBest playback singer (male)Nominated
IIFA awardBest playback singer (male)Nominated
2007Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai (Gangster)Screen AwardsBest playback singer (male)Nominated
Zee Cine awardBest playback singer (male)Nominated
IIFA awardsBest playback singer (male)Nominated
2008Aankhon Mein Teri
(Om Shanti Om)
FilmfareBest playback singer (male)Nominated
IIFA awardBest playback singer (male)Nominated
Guild film awardBest playback singer (male)Nominated
2009Zara Sa
FilmfareBest playback singer (male)Nominated
2009Khuda Jaane
(Bachna Ae Haseeno)
FilmfareBest playback singer (male)Nominated
Screen AwardBest playback singer (male)Won
IIFA AwardBest playback singer (male)Nominated
Guild Film AwardBest playback singer (male)Nominated
2011Zindagi Do Pal Ki
Zee Cine awardBest playback singer (male)Nominated
GiMA awardBest playback singer (male)Nominated
(Khatta Meetha)
Guild film awardsBest playback singer (male)Nominated

End Of An Era

KK died of a heart attack 31st May 2022. The artist Might not be Among Us, but the art is here to stay forever. The sad demise of KK is truly the end of an era. But his song will always keep defining friendship and love in its own pure essence. Recently during the occasion of Father’s Day, his son and daughter took the Instagram to share their feelings about how much they miss him and how is life after his death. KK’s demise is a huge loss to the music industry and it is also for us as KK’s songs defined our entire childhood.

Lesson Learnt For Us

  • One should always have faith in themselves in order to achieve success.
  • No matter from where you start, you can always touch new heights with proper dedication.
  • Never be afraid to start afresh.

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What is the reason of KK death?

KK died of a heart attack on 31st May 2022.

What happen to singer KK?

After giving several hits, KK died on 31st May 2022.

What was KK’s last song?

In Kolkata, KK sang ‘Hum Rahe Ya Na Rahe Kal’ at the last concert.

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