On the occasion of the completion of 25 years of the playback singing career of Chitra, Aalapana is felicitating the nightingale, on 14th December, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. A Chitra music nite is being organised by Aalapana as a token of honor, in which Sunita Balaji, Vinod Babu, Murali, Nitya Santoshini, Usha, TV9 Swapna and Sunitha will be singing some hit numbers of Chitra.
The guests, including music directors Koti, Devi Sriprasad and Madhavapeddi Suresh, playback singer Janaki and song lyricist Dr. C Narayana Reddy, will be felicitating Chitra.
Multi-faceted Chitra has built a formidable reputation and repertoire as a playback singer for Hindi and South-Indian films. Born into a family of musicians in Trivandrum in Kerala — her father is the late Krishnan Nair was a well-known singer - Chitra started her music career when she was offered a song by music director M G Radhakrishnan in 1983, in a Malayalam film.
She also sang a duet with Yesudas which was released before her first song. Since then, she sung in several shows of Yesudas, and also for his cassettes. The offer which brought Chitra to Chennai was singing for a Hindi film by K S Gopalakrishnan, Kushi Aur Kushi. The film never released, but her career took off.
Called the Nightingale of South-India, Chitra has sung more than 1,500 songs in Telugu, including hits like Jallantha Kavvintha (Geetanjali), Ninnu Kori (Gharshana), Oh Prema Na Prema (Chanti), Abbanee Tiyyani (Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari) and other melodies from Student No. 1, Shiva, Varsham, Shatruvu, Surya IPS, Nuvvu Naaku Nacchavu, Anand, Gang Leader, Assembly Rowdi, Coolie No. 1, Pokiri and Tagore.
Please contact Sharada Reddy at 2322-5233/93916-83233 for further details.