Krish (singer)

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Born Vijay Balakrishnan
(1977-09-12) 12 September 1977 (age 37)
Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Krish
Spouse(s) Sangeetha (2009–present)

Krish is a Tamil actor and playback singer


First Indian to work for Walt Disney in the New York Broadway musicals.

Playback singer[edit]

Krish debuted as a playback singer in the Tamil film in the film Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006), with the song "Manjal Veyyil". His song "June Ponal" from Unnale Unnale made him a household name, after which he was a predominant singer for Jayaraj's compositions. The songs "Oru Mugamo" from Bheema, "Karu Karu" from Pachaikili Muthucharam, and "Adiye Kolluthe" from Vaaranam Aayiram are some of his most popular songs composed by Jayaraj.[1][2] Krish sung two songs in the film Kandaen, whilst he also made a debut as a lyricist in the film. Krish is known for his on-stage skills. He is one of the best performers in the south film industry although he is well known to have gone off key on numerous occasions during live concerts.

Professional experience[edit]

  • Acted in several live shows over five years
  • Sung in 2000 light music concerts over seven years
  • Performer in Cats, on Broadway
  • Performer in five New York Broadway shows in Walt Disney's production The Lion King 1998
  • First Indian to work for Walt Disney on a New York Broadway musical[citation needed]
  • Played the lead role in the Walt Disney Production Aladdin 2004
  • Television advertisement for Macys and Staples


  • Presenter Ooh La La La on Sun TV – A talent for the best band in South India spearheaded by Mr. A R Rahman
  • Presenter Vijay Musical Awards 2007


  • Best Singer USA Award in 2002, Indian Foundation, Pittsburg, USA.
  • Best Supporting Actor 2002 CATS
  • Bravo Filmfest Awards for Best Male Playback Singer for Vettaiyadu Velaiyadu
  • Best Male Playback Singer 2007 for the movie ìUnnale Unnaleî ñ Vijay Musical Awards.
  • Best Male Playback Singer 2007 for the movie ìUnnale Unnaleî ñ Jaya TV Awards.
  • Best Male Playback Singer 2007 for the movie ìUnnale Unnaleî ñ Kalaiyar TV Awards.
  • Best Male Playback Singer 2008 for the movie Unnale Unnale for Star Vijay Awards.
  • Best Male Playback Singer 2008 for the movie Vaaranam Ayiram 25 Awards.
  • Best Song of the year Award for Chinna Thamarai Vijay Awards.

Personal life[edit]

Krish was born in India, but had grown up in New York. He is married to actress Sangeetha. They got married on 1 February 2009 at Thiruvannaamalai.

In one of his interviews, Krish has described his passion for music and acting, and that is the reason he equipped himself with western music skills and a degree in acting. He also studied computer science, just in case he failed to make it to his desired field.[1] He claims to have completed MCSE certification course. He also appeared as a chief guest in St. Michael's Academy in November 2010.

Currently acting in two films as the lead.[when?] One of the film produced by the famous Rowther Films called Puriyaadha Aanandham Puthidhaaga Aarambam.


Year Album Composer Songs Notes
2013 Baadshah S. Thaman
  • Diamond Girl
2012 Moondru Per Moondru Kaadhal Yuvan Shankar Raja
  • Padapadakkudhu Maname
2012 Thuppakki Harris Jayaraj
  • Antarctica
2012 Maattrraan Harris Jayaraj
  • Rettai kadhire
2012 Yuvan Joshua Sridhar
  • Kanpartha Naeram
2012 Meenkothi Dheena
  • Chumma Chumma Pathu
2012 Etho Seithai Ennai Ganesh B Kumar
  • Kadhil Mattum Inbamaa
2012 Kalakalappu Vijay Ebenezer
  • Angelina
2012 Endukante... Premanta! G. V. Prakash Kumar
  • Kicko Gicko
2012 Nanban Harris Jayaraj
  • En Frienda Pola Yaru Machan
2012 Vettai Yuvan Shankar Raja
  • Dham Dham
2011 Mankatha Yuvan Shankar Raja
2011 Kadhal 2 Kalyanam Yuvan Shankar Raja
  • Natpin Kathaigal
2011 Aanmai Thavarael Mariya Manohar
  • Kadhal Adaimalzhai Kaalam, Kadhal Adaimalzhai Kaalam (Remix)
2011 Kandaen Vijay Ebenezer
  • Enge En Idhayam, Oru Paarvai, Aa Haa
2011 Pesu Yuvan Shankar Raja
  • Unthan Varthaiyil
2011 Ko Harris Jayaraj
  • Gala Gala
2011 Aadu Puli Sundar C Babu
  • Boyse
2010 Komaram Puli A. R. Rahman
  • Power Star
2010 Mundhinam Paartheney Thaman
  • Pesum Poove
2010 Goa Yuvan Shankar Raja
2009 Vettaikaaran Vijay Antony
  • Oru Chinna Thamarai
Edison Awards for Best Male Playback Singer
Nominated-Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer Award
Nominated-Vijay Award for Best Male Playback Singer
2009 Muthirai Yuvan Shankar Raja
  • Night is still young
2009 Achchamundu! Achchamundu! Karthik Raja
  • Kanavugal Kaattril
2009 Odipolama D. Imman
  • Aruvi Pola
2009 Ayan Harris Jayaraj
  • Oh Super Nova (Hey Raja)
2009 Newtonin Moondram Vidhi Vinay
  • Kadhal Thandora
2008 Dhaam Dhoom Harris Jayaraj
  • Sakiyae
2008 Sakkarakatti A. R. Rahman
  • Elay
2008 Vaaranam Aayiram Harris Jayaraj
  • Adiyae Kolluthey
2008 Thenavattu Srikanth Deva
  • Pattam Poochi
2008 Guru En Aalu Srikanth Deva
  • Vaanam Vanthu
2008 Aayutham Seivom Srikanth Deva
  • Innum Oru
2008 Kulir 100° Bobo Shashi
  • Un Uyir Nanban
2008 Bheema Harris Jayaraj
  • Oru Mugamo
2007 En Uyirinum Melaana Deva
  • Mylapooru Rani
2007 Munna Harris Jayaraj
  • Manasa
2007 Kalloori Joshua Sridhar
  • June July Madham
2006 Unnale Unnale Harris Jayaraj
  • June Pona, Ilamai Ullasam & Unnale Unnale
2006 Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Harris Jayaraj
  • Manjal Veyyil


  1. ^ a b "Playback Singer Krish | Sakkarakatti | A R Rahman | Kamal Hassan | Actor | Tamil Films". 4 December 2008. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Krish (Singer) Songs (Audio)". 17 May 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2012.