Rajesh Krishnan

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Rajesh Krishnan
Born (1973-01-01) 1 January 1973 (age 41)
Bangalore, India
Occupation Singer
Actor
Awards Karnataka State Film Awards
Suvarna Film Awards
Udaya Film Awards
Nandi Awards

Rajesh Krishnan (Born 1 January 1973) is an Indian playback singer and film actor. Although he is popularly known for his works in Kannada films, he has recorded his voice for over 1000 films including Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and many other regional language film songs.[1] Making his mainstream debut in the film Gauri Ganesha (1991), he has sung for many devotional albums, theme albums and commercials in a career spanning over almost two decades.[2]

Early life[edit]

Rajesh Krishnan was born in a Tamil family of musicians (settled in Bangalore) like G Ramanathan. His mother Meera Krishnan was his first Guru. Rajesh Krishnan started his career as a track singer under the guidance of composer Hamsalekha. At the age of 13, Rajesh attended children's’ film festival representing St. Joseph’s Indian high school.

Career[edit]

He has sung over 3000 songs in Kannada, 500 in Telugu, 250 plus in Tamil, Hindi. And in about 15 languages for projects like devotional albums, theme albums and commercials in a career spanning over 18 years. He has even dubbed for several Kannada films namely Amrithadhare and Nooru Janmaku.

Some of his popular tracks include "Hogabeda Hudugi nanna bittu" (Annavra Makkalu), "Sumsumne Nagthale" (A), "Usire Usire" (Huccha), "Nuru Janmaku" (America America), "Kariya, I Love You" (Duniya), "Ondhondhe Bachitta Mathu" (Inthi Ninna Preethiya), "Prema Chandrama" (Yajamana), "Onde Usrirante" (Snehaloka), "Nagu Nagu" (Aramane), "Let's Dance Jothe Jothe" (Ee Bandhana), "Madarangiyalli" (Milana).

Personal life[edit]

He has been married and divorced to Soumya Rao (Singer), Haripriya (dentist) and Ramya Vasishta (TV anchor and singer).[2][3][4][5][6]

Awards[edit]

His first song in Telugu, "Yetovelli Poyindi Manasu" from Ninne Pelladatha fetched him the state award of Andhra Pradesh, Nandi Award. Back home he has won the Karnataka State award for best male playback in the following years, 1999, 2000, 2002. Saimira Kasturi cinegandha award (2007), Suvarna channel award (2008), Knockout Udaya TV award (1996–97), Mysore Fans association award, The Aryabhata award, Press Club of Hyderabad award, The Kalaa saagar award, Andhra cinegoers association award and many more are to his credit.

  • Nandi Award for 'Ninne Pelladatha - 1996.
  • Andhra cinegoers association award
  • Press Club of Hyderabad award
  • Knock out Udaya Film Award, (1996–1997) for ‘O Mallige
  • Karnataka State Award for 'Bannada Hejje', 1999
  • Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Telugu for Nee Kosam,1999
  • Karnataka State Award for 'Dumbi', 2000
  • Karnataka State Award for 'Ekangi', 2002
  • Mysore Fans association award.
  • The Aryabhata award
  • Cine Gandha Award (2007) for ‘Duniya’
  • Saimira Kasturi cinegandha award (2007)
  • Ujala Suvarna Award (2008)
  • The Kalaa saagar award

Acting career[edit]

Rajesh Krishnan made his debut as an actor in Telugu and then acted the Kannada movies like Santosha and Gaalipata which also starred "Comedy Time" Ganesh and Diganth which was the biggest hit in the year 2008 and for which he was even nominated for the Filmfare for the best supporting actor award.

Albums and concerts[edit]

Rajesh has sung for the commercial albums like 'Aadu mathu', 'Anu Bandha','Baa Sangaati..in the journey of love' (an album under banner Techies4Kannada), 'Love - An Album By Suri', 'Usire Nanusire', Composer Sagar S's Dhamani Dhamaniyalu Kannada, Deva Nama and many more and Popular Remix albums and albums based on bhaavgeete such as 'Aakashada Neeliyalli', 'O Nanna Chetana – Kuvempu', 'Shravanada Siri Baralide - Da Ra Bendre'. He has also performed in the US, South East Asia and along concerts across India.

Television, Modelling, Radio and Anchoring[edit]

Rajesh has also modeled for recent Maruti Suzuki Wagonar TV, Manjal soap commercials and couple of other brands.

He is currently judge of music na superstar being telecast on suvarna TV and also voice of bengaluru in tv9

Filmography[edit]

As Actor[edit]

Year Film Title Role Notes
2003 Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Kaanu Rajesh Telugu film
2004 Santosha Rajesh
2008 Gaalipata Kitty Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
2012 Holidayz Under production
2014 Melody Under Production

As Playback Singer[edit]

2013 - "Devare Aagadha (film) Director Special" Kannada

2012 - Sangolli Rayanna (Kannada)

2012 - Kilikal Parannatho ( Malayalam )

2012 - Oh My Julie ( Malayalam )

2012 - Parvathy Pura (Kannada)

2011 - Onde Ondu Saari (Kannada)

2010 - Swayamvara ( Kannada )

2010 - College College ( Kannada )

2010 - School Master ( Kannada )

2010 - Shri Harikathe ( Kannada )

2010 - Shambho Shankara ( Kannada )

2010 - Premism ( Kannada )

2010 - He Sarasu ( Kannada )

2010 - Ee Sanje ( Kannada )

2010 - Nooru Janmaku ( Kannada )

2010 - Police Quarters ( Kannada )

2010 - Antharathma ( Kannada )

2010 - Khadak ( Kannada )

2010 - Sihigaali ( Kannada )

2010 - Jugaari ( Kannada )

2010 - Krishna Nee Late Aag Baro ( Kannada )

2010 - Silence ( Kannada )

2010 - Crazy Kutumba ( Kannada )

2010 - Yaare Nee Hudugi ( Kannada )

2010 - Just Math Mathalli ( Kannada )

2010 - Meshtru ( Kannada )

2010 - Aptharakshaka ( Kannada )

2010 - Eshwara ( Kannada )

2010 - Tsunami ( Kannada )

2010 - Lift Kodla ( Kannada )

2010 - Januma Janumadallu ( Kannada )

2010 - Krishan Love Story ( Kannada )

2010 - Parole ( Kannada )

2010 - Dildar ( Kannada )

2010 - Meghavarshini ( Kannada )

2009 - Gilli ( Kannada )

2009 - Hrudayagala Vishya ( Kannada )

2009 - Kalakaar ( Kannada )

2009 - Muniya ( Kannada )

2009 - Olave Jeevana Lekkachara! ( Kannada )

2009 - Abhimaani ( Kannada )

2009 - Nirudyogi ( Kannada )

2009 - Abhay ( Kannada )

2009 - Eddelu Manjunatha ( Kannada )

2009 - Machaa ( Kannada )

2009 - Yodha ( Kannada )

2009 - Nannedeya Haadu ( Kannada )

2009 - Ee Sambhashane ( Kannada )

2009 - Kallara Santhe ( Kannada )

2009 - Ravana ( Kannada )

2009 - Vayuputra ( Kannada )

2009 - Devaru Kotta Tangi ( Kannada )

2009 - Kencha ( Kannada )

2009 - Uda ( Kannada )

2009 - Nanda ( Kannada )

2008 - Hogi Baa Magale ( Kannada )

2008 - Gange Baare Thunge Baare ( Kannada )

2008 - Bombaat ( Kannada )

2008 - Anthu Inthu Preethi Banthu ( Kannada )

2008 - Sangathi ( Kannada )

2008 - Slum Bala ( Kannada )

2008 - Neene Neene ( Kannada )

2008 - Hani Hani ( Kannada )

2008 - Vamshi ( Kannada )

2008 - Nannusire ( Kannada )

2008 - Satya In Love ( Kannada )

2008 - Honganasu ( Kannada )

2008 - Navashakthi Vaibhava ( Kannada )

2008 - Gooli ( Kannada )

2008 - Athmeeya ( Kannada )

2008 - Ganesha Matte Banda ( Kannada )

2008 - Aramane ( Kannada )

2008 - Yuga Yugagale Saagali ( Kannada )

2008 - PUC ( Kannada )

2008 - Patre Loves Padma ( Kannada )

2008 - Akka Tangi ( Kannada )

2008 - Tata Birla ( Kannada )

2008 - Taj Mahal ( Kannada )

2008 - Kodagana Koli Nungitha ( Kannada )

2008 - Inthi Ninna Preethiya ( Kannada )

2008 - Veedhi Rowdy ( Telugu )

2007 - Raju Bhai ( Telugu )

2007 - Duniya ( Kannada )

2007 - Guna ( Kannada )

2007 - #73, Shantinivasa ( Kannada )

2007 - Orata I Love U ( Kannada )

2007 - Circle Rowdy ( Kannada )

2007 - Snehana Preetina ( Kannada )

2007 - Snehanjali ( Kannada )

2007 - Tangiya Mane ( Kannada )

2007 - Ninade Nenapu ( Kannada )

2007 - Jeevana Dhare ( Kannada )

2007 - Geleya ( Kannada )

2007 - Savi Savi Nenapu ( Kannada )

2007 - Jambada Hudugi ( Kannada )

2007 - Rakshaka ( Kannada )

2007 - Maharadhi ( Telugu )

2007 - Kshana Kshana ( Kannada )

2007 - Parodi ( Kannada )

2007 - Havaa ( Kannada )

2007 - Pallakki ( Kannada )

2007 - Gunavantha ( Kannada )

2007 - Meera Madhava Raghava ( Kannada )

2007 - Ganesha ( Kannada )

2007 - Janapada ( Kannada )

2007 - Ugaadi ( Kannada )

2007 - Shukra ( Kannada )

2007 - Mathad Matadhu Mallige ( Kannada )

2007 - Andala Ramudu ( Telugu )

2007 - Ondu Preethiya Kate ( Kannada )

2007 - Bhakta ( Kannada )

2007 - Nanu Neenu Jodi ( Kannada )

2006 - Vattaram ( Tamil )

2006 - Suntaragaali ( Kannada )

2006 - Kallaralli Hoovagi ( Kannada )

2006 - Hubli ( Kannada )

2006 - Ashoka ( Kannada )

2006 - Mandya ( Kannada )

2006 - Student ( Kannada )

2006 - My Autograph ( Kannada )

2006 - Honeymoon Express ( Kannada )

2006 - Ambi ( Kannada )

2006 - Neenello Naanalle ( Kannada )

2006 - Tandege Takka Maga ( Kannada )

2006 - Jothe Jotheyali ( Kannada )

2006 - Lakshmi ( Telugu )

2006 - Care Of Footpath ( Kannada )

2006 - Asthram ( Telugu )

2006 - O Priyathama ( Kannada )

2006 - Road Romeo ( Kannada )

2006 - Thangigagi ( Kannada )

2006 - 7'O Clock ( Kannada )

2006 - Odahuttidavalu ( Kannada )

2006 - Shubam ( Kannada )

2005 - Maharaja ( Kannada )

2005 - Love Story ( Kannada )

2005 - Olave ( Kannada )

2005 - Samarasimha Naika ( Kannada )

2005 - Auto Shankar ( Kannada )

2005 - Yeshwanth ( Kannada )

2005 - Sri ( Telugu )

2005 - Joke Falls ( Kannada )

2005 - Abhinandane ( Kannada )

2005 - Shambu ( Kannada )

2005 - Swamy ( Kannada )

2005 - Akash ( Kannada )

2004 - Pakkada Mane Hudagi ( Kannada )

2004 - Darshan ( Kannada )

2004 - Kalasipalya ( Kannada )

2004 - Santosha ( Kannada )

2004 - Bidalaare ( Kannada )

2004 - Y2K ( Kannada )

2004 - Praana ( Kannada )

2004 - Bhagavan ( Kannada )

2004 - Santosha ( Kannada )

2003 - Pakka Chukka ( Kannada )

2003 - Swathi Muttu ( Kannada )

2002 - H2O ( Kannada )

2002 - Manasella Neene ( Kannada )

2001 - Neela ( Kannada )

2000 - Suryavamsha ( Kannada )

2000 - Galate Aliyandru ( Kannada )

2000 - Devaramaga ( Kannada )

2000 - Nan Hendthi Chennagiddale ( Kannada )

1999 - Veerappanaika ( Kannada )

1999 - Kubera ( Kannada )

1998 - A ( Kannada )

1993 - Kadambari ( Kannada )

1993 - ManiKantana Mahime ( Kannada )

And many more...

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