K (Indian musician)
|Also known as||K, Kay|
January 8, 1987 |
Krishna Kumar, better known by his stage name K, is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter and music director based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Primarily scoring music for films, newcomer K has worked on multiple short films, as well as three full length feature films in the Tamil film industry.
Born in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, K moved to Chennai when he was four months old. He did his schooling at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan in Chennai, where he took lessons in playing the keyboard. He quickly progressed and finished Grade 8 certificate exams in music with the Trinity College of Music, London.
His talent found an outlet when he joined his first rock band aged 12, and then played with a successful funk/rock and roll band ‘Panatella’ for several years after that. He moved to creating jingles for advertisements and corporate films, singing several songs for the same.
In the year 2010, K was brought on board for director Mysskin’s film ‘Yudham Sei’. The film’s sound track was a hit. He then composed for Mysskin's Mugamoodi starring Jiiva. His next big career break came when famed cinematographer Rajeev Ravi roped him for his directional venture in Malayalam, Annayum Rasoolum. The movie went on to become a cult favourite.