Here’s A Short Heartfelt Note To One Of The Greatest Voice That Graced On Earth: K.S. Chitra

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Chennai..1985.. Maestro Ilayaraja gari recording studio.. song recording kosam antha ready.. adi padataniki oka female singer ravali.. appudappude singing career start chesina oka singer studio ki vacharu.. Vachi ragane Ilayaraja gari daggara oka request pettukunnaru.. “Sir.. nenu oka semester exam(MA-music) attend avvali. chala important. e song ippudu nenu padalenu” ani. Daniki Ilayaraja garu okkate annnaru..” Ippudu ide nee asalaina exam. E exam(song) pass ayite chalu.. ika ye exam ayina nuvvu pass ayinatle” ani. Mottaniki aa singer father convience avadam tho aa roju aa pata paadalsi vachindi thanu. Aa roju theesukunna aa chinna decision ye aa singer career ki oka pedda daari choopindi. Aa pata entho manchi peru thechi pettindi. Ade pata ki first National award kuda andukunnaru aa singer. Ika appati nundi venakki thirigi chusukovalsina avasaram assalu raaledu. Ippatikee enno manchi patalu paaduthu entho mandi sangeetha priyula gundello gana saraswathi ga koluvai unnaru aa singer. Aa pate Sindhu bhairavi movie lo ni Padariyen..(Telugu-Padalenu pallavaina..) Aa singer evaro kaadu.. Nightangle of south india.. Padma awardee Dr.KS Chithra garu. E roju aa gana kokila chithramma puttina roju.

KS Chithra.. Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra. Thanu entho ishtapade thana mother Shantakumari garu, father Krishnan Nair garini thana peru lo unchesukunnaru. Kerala loni Thiruavanthapuram lo 1963 lo puttina Chithra garu south languages annitlo top singer ga unnaru. Basic ga Malayalee ayinaa Telugu lo ne highest number of songs paadaru. Telugu patallo padaalanu entho spashtam ga palike thana gonthu entho mandi abhimanulanu sontham chesukundi. Telugu industry lo apptivaraku P.Susheela garu, S.Janaki garide hawaa. Valla pata lekunda ye cinema undedi kademo. Radio la kalam nundi valla gonthulu vini aananda padina sangeetha abhimanulanu oka kotha gonthu palakarinchindi. Husharu gaa.. chalaakithanam nindina aa gonthu prekshakula manasu ki daggara ayindi. Nijaaniki appudappude Janaki garu cinema patalu padadam thagginchesaru. Chithra gari gonthu nachina aavida, entho mandi music directors ki ‘mundu laga ippudu nenu padadam ledu.. oka kotha ammayi vachindi kada, chala baga paduthundi..’ ani Chithra gari peru suggest chesarata kuda. Malayalam film industry lo career start chesina Chithramma.. Maestro Ilayaraja gari music lo vachina ‘Aakhari poratam’ movie lo first telugu duet song padaru. Ika aa roju vippina aa gonthu.. ee rojukee enno sarigamalu palikisthune undi.

Patallo Hummings perfect ga ivvalannaa.. swaraalu gukka thippukokunda palakaalanna Chithra garu padalsinde. Anduke Maestro Ilayaraja garu, KV Mahadevan garu, AR Rahman gari daggara nundi ippati DSP, Thaman, Mickey J Meyer varaku entho mandi music directors entho ishtapadi chithra garitho patalu paadinchukuntunnaru. Sridevi garu, Sushasini gari nundi ippati Pooja hegde, Nitya menon, Keerthy suresh varaku almost andaru heroines ki patalu padaaru.. paaduthune unnaru. Chithramma gonthu lo unde oka speciality.. Chilipi thanam(Naughtyness). Aa unique and special quality valla songs lo marintha baga perform cheyadaniki heroines ki ekkuva scope undedta. Andari kanna Mukhyam ga Soundarya gariki Chithramma voice perfect ga suit avuthundi. Soundarya gare own ga padukunnaremo anentha manalni mesmerize chestundi.

Chithra gari achievements:

  • 1997 lo House of Commons, British Parliament(United Kingdom) nundi sanmanam pondina first Indian woman Chithra gare.
  • 2001 lo world’s prestigious concert hall ‘Royal Albert Hall(London)’ lo perform chesina one and only south indian singer kuda Chithra gare.
  • 2009 lo Chithra garini China government ‘Qinghai International Music and Water Festival’ lo sathkarinchindi. Aa gouravam dakkina one and only Indian singer.
  • Chala chinna vayasu lo ne padadam start chesaru. adi kuda Legendery singer KJ Yesudasu garitho malayalam lo first duet paadaru.
  • Telugu lo Chithra gari introduction KV Mahadevan gari music direction lo ‘Pralayam’ movie. Adi kuda oka chinna humming.
  • Telugu lo ekkuva duets Gana gandharvulu SP Bala subrahmanyam garitho kalisi paadaru.
  • Chithra garini career starting lo ekkuva ga support chesindi Maestro Ilayaraja garu. And AR Rahman gari music lo ekkuva songs paadina female singer Chithra garu.
  • Ippati varaku more than 25000 songs paadaru chithra garu. 14 Indian languages lo thana gonthu vinipincharu. ‘Badaga’ ani manaku pedda ga teliyani language tho paatu Arabic, French lo kuda songs padaru.
  • Indian female singers lo ekkuva sarlu National award(6 times) theeskunnadi Chithramme. E record inka evaru break cheyaledu. International, National, state awards, 2 Doctorates andukunnaru.
  • 1985 nundi 1995 varaku 11 years continuos ga Kerala state award andukunnaru. 11 times Nandi award(Telugu state award) theesukunnaru.
  • 2005 lo appati President APJ Abdul kalam gari chethula meeda ‘Padma Sri’ theesukunnaru.
  • Malayalam lo ‘Vanambadi’, Tamil lo ‘Chinna kuyil’, Telugu lo ‘Sangeetha Saraswathi’ Kannada lo ‘Kannada Kogile’ Hindi lo ‘Piya basanthi’ ivi chithra gariki unna birudulu.

Finally…

Many more Happy returns of the day Chithramma.

Chithra gari Rare photos:

1. Chinna vayasulone mike pattina Chitti Chithra

12. Father Krishnan Nair garitho..

23. Pelli roju husband Shankar garitho..

34. Ilayaraja garitho..

45. Legendery singers KJ Yesudasu garu, SP Balu garitho..

56. Stage performance

6Some beautiful songs of Chithra garu

1. Padalenu.. (Sindhu bhairavi)

2. Venuvai vachanu.. (Matrudevobhava)

3. Kallaloki kallu.. (Nuvve kavali)

4. Aakasana.. (Sundarakanda)

5. Ninnu kori.. (Gharshana)

6. Mounamgane.. (Na Autograph)

7. Ye swasalo.. (Nenunnanu)

8. Asalem gurthuku.. (Anthapuram)

9. E kshanam oke oka.. (Nuvve nuvve)

10. Bharatha vedamuga.. (Pournami)

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