Kavita Subramaniam

Kavita Krishnamurthy, also known as Kavita Subramaniam,is an Indian playback singer.

Kavita Krishnamurthy was born Sharda Krishnamurthy in Delhi in a Tamil family. She moved to Mumbai to pursue her musical career. Her first Bollywood song was officially credited in 1980 in the film Maang Bharo Sajana. She became famous with the track Hawa Hawai from Mr. India picturized on Sridevi.

She was the one of the two female soundtrack vocalist for music director Rahul Dev Burman’s musical hit 1942: A Love Story besides Lata Mangeshkar. For three consecutive years from 1994 to 1996 and a fourth time in 2003 she won the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2005. She is married to L. Subramaniam, a famous violinist with whom she occasionally collaborates.

Filmography :

Music Department:

1. Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris (2006) (playback singer)
2. Chingaari (2006) (playback singer)
3. Athadu (2005) (playback singer)
4. The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) (playback singer)
5. Ho Jaata Hai Pyaar (2005) (playback singer)
6. Idhaya Thirudan (2005) (playback singer)
7. Des Hoyaa Pardes (2004) (playback singer)
8. Mudda: The Issue (2003) (playback singer)
9. Kuch Naa Kaho (2003) (playback singer)
11. Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003) (playback singer)
12. Calcutta Mail (2003) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurty)
14. Escape from Taliban (2003) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishna Murti)
15. Love at Times Square (2003) (playback singer)
16. Baaz: A Bird in Danger (2003) (playback singer) (as Kavita Subramaniam)
17. Border Hindustan Ka (2003) (playback singer)
18. Ek Hindustani (2003) (playback singer)
19. Chalo Ishq Ladaaye (2002) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurthi)
20. Kaante (2002) (playback singer)
21. Karz: The Burden of Truth (2002) (playback singer)
22. Rishtey (2002) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurthy-Subramaniam)
23. Maseeha (2002) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamoorthy)
24. Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (2002) (playback singer)
25. Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar (2002) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurthi)
26. Dil Vil Pyar Vyar (2002) (playback singer)
27. Shakthi: The Power (2002) (playback singer)
28. Dil Hai Tumhaara (2002) (playback singer)
29. Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa (2002) (playback singer)
30. Om Jai Jagadish (2002) (playback singer)
31. Humraaz (2002) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurty)
32. Devdas (2002/I) (playback singer)
33. Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai (2002) (playback singer)
34. Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (2002) (playback singer)
35. Ansh: The Deadly Part (2002) (playback singer)
36. Yeh Mohabbat Hai (2002) (playback singer)
37. Be-Lagaam (2002) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurty)
38. Junoon (2002) (playback singer) (as Kavita)
39. Majunu (2001) (playback singer) (as Kavita Subramaniam)
41. Kasam (2001) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurti)
42. Badal Paree (2001) (playback singer)
43. Daddy (2001/I) (playback singer)
44. Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (2001) (playback singer) (as Kavita K. Subramaniam)
45. Nayak: The Real Hero (2001) (playback singer)
47. Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence (2001) (playback singer)
48. Uljhan (2001) (playback singer)
49. Khushi (2001) (playback singer)
50. Rahul (2001) (playback singer) (as Kavita K. Subramaniam)
51. Jeetenge Hum (2001) (playback singer)
52. Censor (2001) (playback singer)
53. Zubeidaa (2001) (playback singer)
54. Afsana Dilwalon Ka (2001) (playback singer)
55. Mitti (2001) (playback singer)
56. Pyaar Zindagi Hai (2001) (playback singer)
57. Khiladi 420 (2000) (playback singer)
58. Gaja Gamini (2000) (playback singer)
59. Astitva (2000) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamoorthy)
60. Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!! (2000) (playback singer)
61. Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa (2000) (playback singer)
62. Nidaan (2000) (playback singer)
63. Dil Hi Dil Mein (2000) (playback singer: “Chand Aaya Hai”)
64. Hadh Kar Di Aapne (2000) (playback singer)
65. Baaghi (2000) (playback singer)
66. Hera Pheri (2000) (playback singer)
67. Badal (2000) (playback singer)
69. Bulandi (2000) (playback singer)
70. Mela (2000) (playback singer)
71. Glamour Girl (2000) (playback singer)
72. Le Chal Apne Sang (2000) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurthi)
73. Rhythm (2000) (playback singer) (as Kavita Subrahmanyam)
74. Shesh Thikana (2000) (playback singer)
75. Khoobsurat (1999) (playback singer)
76. Dillagi (1999) (playback singer)
77. Gair (1999) (playback singer)
78. Vaastav: The Reality (1999) (playback singer)
79. Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamoorty)
80. Mann (1999) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamoorthy)
81. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) (playback singer)
82. Safari (1999) (playback singer)
83. Hote Hote Pyar Hogaya (1999) (playback singer)
84. Biwi No. 1 (1999) (playback singer)
85. Manchala (1999) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamoorthy)
86. Phool Aur Aag (1999) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurthi)
87. Sarfarosh (1999) (playback singer: “Yeh Jawani Had Kar De”) (as Kavita Krishnamurti)
88. Anari No. 1 (1999) (playback singer)
89. Devi (1999) (playback singer)
90. Laawaris (1999) (playback singer)
91. Hu Tu Tu (1999) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamoorthy)
92. Aaag Hi Aag (1999) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurty)
93. Dil Kya Kare (1999) (playback singer)
94. Godmother (1999) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurty)
95. Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurti)
96. Love You Hamesha (1999) (playback singer)
97. Mudhalvan (1999) (playback singer)
98. Thuldai (1999) (playback singer)
99. Wajood (1998) (playback singer)
100. Pardesi Babu (1998) (playback singer)
101. Prem Aggan (1998) (playback singer)
102. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) (playback singer)
103. Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998) (playback singer)
104. Bandhan (1998) (playback singer)
105. Dil Se.. (1998) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamoorthy)
106. Humse Badhkar Kaun: The Entertainer (1998) (playback singer)
107. Duplicate (1998) (playback singer: “Ladna Jaghadna”) (uncredited)
108. Keemat: They Are Back (1998) (playback singer)
109. Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998) (playback singer)
110. 2001: Do Hazaar Ek (1998) (playback singer)
111. Jaane Jigar (1998) (playback singer)
112. Vinashak – Destroyer (1998) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamoorty)
113. Badmaash (1998) (playback singer)
114. Choodalani Vundi (1998) (playback singer)
115. Ishq (1997) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurti)
116. Deewana Mastana (1997) (playback singer)
117. Betaabi (1997) (playback singer)
118. Prithvi (1997) (playback singer)
119. Daud: Fun on the Run (1997) (playback singer)
120. Tarazu (1997) (playback singer)
121. Daava (1997) (playback singer)
122. Koyla (1997) (playback singer)
123. Zor (1997) (playback singer)
124. Aar Ya Paar (1997) (playback singer)
125. Bhai Bhai (1997) (playback singer)
126. Dil Ke Jharoke Main (1997) (playback singer)
127. Ghulam-E-Musthafa (1997) (playback singer)
128. Gudgudee (1997) (playback singer)
129. Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997) (playback singer)
130. Judge Mujrim (1997) (playback singer)
131. Judwaa (1997) (playback singer)
132. Mohabbat (1997) (playback singer)
133. Pardes (1997) (playback singer)
134. Virasat (1997) (playback singer) (as Kavitha Krishnamurthy)
135. Vishwavidhaata (1997) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamoorthy)
136. Mr. Romeo (1996) (playback singer)
137. Bal Bramhachari (1996) (playback singer)
138. Khamoshi: The Musical (1996) (playback singer)
139. Maahir (1996) (playback singer)
140. Daraar (1996) (playback singer)
141. Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996) (playback singer) (uncredited)
142. Tu Chor Main Sipahi (1996) (playback singer)
143. Agni Sakshi (1996) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurthi)
144. Aatank (1996) (playback singer)
145. Bhairavi (1996) (playback singer)
146. Bhishma (1996) (playback singer)
147. Dil Tera Diwana (1996) (playback singer)
148. Ek Tha Raja (1996) (playback singer) (as Kavitakrishna Murthy)
149. English Babu Desi Mem (1996) (playback singer)
150. Hahakaar (1996) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurti)
151. Return of Jewel Thief (1996) (playback singer)
152. Tere Mere Sapne (1996) (playback singer)
153. Yaraana (1995) (playback singer)
154. Kalyug Ke Avtaar (1995) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurti)
155. Barsaat (1995) (playback singer)
156. Bumbai (1995) (playback singer)
157. Rangeela (1995) (playback singer: “Pyariye”) (as Kavitha Krishnamurthy)
158. Sarhad: The Border of Crime (1995) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurty)
159. Aatank Hi Aatank (1995) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamoorthy)
160. The Don (1995) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurty)
161. Mera Damad (1995) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurty)
162. Paandav (1995) (playback singer)
163. Dushmani: A Violent Love Story (1995) (playback singer)
164. Jai Vikraanta (1995) (playback singer)
165. Zaalim (1994) (playback singer)
166. Zakhmi Dil (1994) (playback singer)
167. Nazar Ke Samne (1994) (playback singer)
168. Ikke Pe Ikka (1994) (playback singer)
169. Vaade Iraade (1994) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamoorthi)
170. Mohra (1994) (playback singer)
171. Dilbar (1994) (playback singer)
172. Betaaj Badshah (1994) (playback singer)
173. Madhosh (1994) (playback singer)
174. Zid (1994) (playback singer)
175. Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1994) (playback singer)
176. Bhagyawan (1994) (playback singer)
177. Chauraha (1994) (playback singer)
178. Gopalaa (1994) (playback singer)
179. Insaaf Apne Lahoo Se (1994) (playback singer)
180. Pathreela Raasta (1994) (playback singer)
181. Pramaatma (1994) (playback singer)
182. Udhaar Ki Zindagi (1994) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurti)
183. 1942: A Love Story (1993) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurti)
184. Darr (1993) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishna Murthy)
185. Professor Ki Padosan (1993) (playback singer)
186. Dalaal (1993) (playback singer)
187. Chandra Mukhi (1993) (playback singer)
188. Boy Friend (1993) (playback singer) (as Kavitha Krishnamurthy)
189. Khal-Naaikaa (1993) (playback singer)
190. Gumrah (1993) (playback singer)
191. Waqt Hamara Hai (1993) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurthi)
192. Sir (1993) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurthi)
193. Kayda Kanoon (1993) (playback singer)
194. Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993) (playback singer)
195. Aaj Kie Aurat (1993) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamoorty)
196. Phoolan Hasina Ramkali (1993) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurty)
197. Aankhen (1993) (playback singer)
198. Ashaant (1993) (playback singer)
199. Geetanjali (1993/I) (playback singer)
200. In Custody (1993) (playback singer)
201. Insaniyat Ke Devta (1993) (playback singer)
202. Khal Nayak (1993) (playback singer)
203. Pehchaan (1993) (playback singer)
204. Shreemaan Aashique (1993) (playback singer)
205. Zakhmi Rooh (1993) (playback singer)
206. Geet (1992) (playback singer)
207. Anaam (1992) (playback singer)
209. Balwaan (1992) (playback singer)
210. Humshakal (1992) (playback singer)
211. Nishchaiy (1992) (playback singer)
212. Mashooq (1992) (playback singer)
213. Bol Radha Bol (1992) (playback singer)
214. Ek Ladka Ek Ladki (1992) (playback singer)
215. Khiladi (1992) (playback singer)
216. Jaan Se Pyaara (1992) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurthi)
217. Parasmani (1992) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishna Murty)
218. Sahebzaade (1992) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurti)
219. Suryavanshi (1992) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurthi)
220. Jigar (1992) (playback singer)
221. Khuda Gawah (1992) (playback singer)
222. Nagin Aur Lootere (1992) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishna Murthy)
223. Pyar Hua Chori Chori (1992) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurty)
224. Tirangaa (1992) (playback singer)
225. Thalapathi (1991) (playback singer)
226. Dancer (1991) (playback singer)
227. House No. 13 (1991) (playback singer) (as Kavitha Krishnamoorthy)
228. Do Matwale (1991) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurti)
229. Ajooba (1991) (playback singer)
230. Paap Ki Aandhi (1991) (playback singer)
231. Vishnu-Devaa (1991) (playback singer)
232. Hum (1991) (playback singer)
233. Stoovertpuram Police Station (1991) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishna Murti)
234. Aaj Ka Samson (1991) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurti)
235. First Love Letter (1991) (playback singer)
236. Prahaar: The Final Attack (1991) (playback singer)
237. Nyay Anyay (1990) (playback singer)
238. Sailaab (1990) (playback singer)
239. Pati Patni Aur Tawaif (1990) (playback singer)
240. Amiri Garibi (1990) (playback singer)
241. Kondaveeti Donga (1990) (playback singer) (Hindi dubbed version)
242. Agneepath (1990) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurty)
243. Atishbaz (1990) (playback singer)
244. Jawani Zindabad (1990) (playback singer)
245. Tejaa (1990) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurti)
246. Veeru Dada (1990) (playback singer)
247. ChaalBaaz (1989) (playback singer)
248. Shehzaade (1989) (playback singer)
249. Shiva (1989/I) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurty)
250. Aag Se Khelenge (1989) (playback singer)
251. Batwara (1989) (playback singer)
252. Eeshwar (1989) (playback singer)
253. Dost Garibon Ka (1989) (playback singer)
254. Nigahen: Nagina Part II (1989) (playback singer)
255. Ram Lakhan (1989) (playback singer)
256. Rihaee (1988) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurty)
257. Shoorveer (1988) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurthi)
258. Tamacha (1988) (playback singer)
259. Daisy (1988) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamoorthy)
260. Jeete Hain Shaan Se (1988) (playback singer)
261. Kachchi Kali (1987) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamoorty)
262. Mr India (1987) (playback singer: “Hawa Hawaii”)
263. Sansar (1987) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurti)
264. Watan Ke Rakhwale (1987) (playback singer)
265. Naam (1986) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamoorthy)
266. Karma (1986) (playback singer)
267. Amrit (1986) (playback singer)
268. Nagina (1986) (playback singer)
269. Sadaa Suhagan (1986) (playback singer)
270. Sur Sangam (1985) (playback singer) (as Kavitha Krish Namurthy)
271. Pyar Jhukta Nahin (1985) (playback singer)
272. Satyamev Jayate (1985) (playback singer)
273. Teri Meherbaniyan (1985) (playback singer) (as Kavita Krishnamurty)
274. John Jani Janardhan (1984) (playback singer)
275. Ek Nai Paheli (1984) (playback singer)
276. Boxer (1984) (playback singer)
277. Jeevan Dhaara (1982) (playback singer) (as Kavitha Krishnamurthy)
278. Maang Bharo Sajana (1980) (playback singer)
Soundtrack:
1. Sainikudu (2006) (performer: “Mayeraa”)
2. Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story (2005) (performer: “Ishq Ki Daastan”)
3. The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) (performer: “Main Vari Vari”)
5. Dil Hai Tumhaara (2002) (performer: “Chayya Hai Jo Dil”, “O Sahiba O Sahiba”)
6. Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (2002) (performer: “Meri Jaan”, “We Wish You A Great Life”)
7. Nayak: The Real Hero (2001) (performer: “Sooki Sooki Roti”)
8. Zubeidaa (2001) (performer: “Dheeme Dheeme”, “Main Albeli”)
10. Taal (1999) (performer: “Ishq Bina”)
11. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) (performer: “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam”, “Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyaan”, “Nimbuda Nimbuda”)
12. Mudhalvan (1999) (performer: “Uppu Karuvadu”)
13. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) (“Koi Mil Gaya”, “Saajanji Ghar Aaye”)
14. Dil Se.. (1998) (performer: “Satrangi Re”)
15. Betaabi (1997) (performer: “Don’t Take Panga”)
16. Koyla (1997) (performer: “Sanso ki mala”)
17. Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997) (performer: “Yeh Pyaar Kya Hai)
18. Trimurti (1995) (performer: “E – Ri – Sakhi”)
19. Darr (1993) (performer: “Solah Button”)
20. Jeevan Dhaara (1982) (performer: “Jaldi se aa mere pardesi babul”)

Nomination and Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2001 Nominated Popular Award Female Playback Singer
for: Kya Kehna (2000)
For the song “Aey Dil Laya Hai Bahar”.
Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2003 Won Filmfare Award Best Playback Singer – Female
for: Devdas (2002/I)
Shared with:
Shreya Ghoshal
For episode “Dola Re”.
Nominated Filmfare Award Best Playback Singer – Female
for: Devdas (2002/I)
For the song “Maar Dala”.
2002 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Playback Singer – Female
for: Zubeidaa (2001)
For the song “Dheeme Dheeme”.
1997 Won Filmfare Award Best Playback Singer – Female
for: Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)
For the song “Aaj mein upar”.
1996 Won Filmfare Award Best Playback Singer – Female
for: Yaraana (1995)
For the song “Mera piya ghar aaya”.
1995 Won Filmfare Award Best Playback Singer – Female
for: 1942: A Love Story (1993)
For the song “Pyar hua chupke se”.
Nominated Filmfare Award Best Playback Singer – Female
for: Mohra (1994)
For the song “Tu chij”.
Screen Weekly Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2001 Nominated Screen Best Playback Singer – Female
for: Pukar (2000)
For the song “Kay Sera Sera”.
Zee Cine Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2000 Won Popular Award Best Playback Singer Female
for: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
For the song “Nimboo Da Nimboo Da”.

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