Rajesh Krishnan

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Rajesh Krishnan
Born (1974-06-03) 3 June 1974 (age 42)
Bangalore, India
Occupation Playback Singer
Awards Karnataka State Film Awards
Suvarna Film Awards
Udaya Film Awards
Nandi Awards

Rajesh Krishnan(born 3 June 1974) is an Indian playback singer and film actor. Although he is popularly known for his works in Kannada films, he has sung more than 3500 songs for over 1000 films including Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and many other regional language film songs.[1][dead link] 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 full name Rajeshwara Sai Subramanya Nagaraja Krishnan was born in Bangalore. 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.


He has sung over 3500 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).


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 Maruti Suzuki Wagonar TV, Manjal soap, Indulekha hair oil commercials and couple of other brands.

He was Judge for many singing reality shows such as SA RE GA MA PA telecast on Zee kannada TV, Confident Star Singer aired on Asianet Suvarna, Music na superstar and also Voice of Bengaluru in TV9.

Rajesh Krishnan appeared in ZeeKannada Weekend With Ramesh in January 2016.