Kavita Krishnamurthy Age, Net Worth, Husband, Biography

In the world of Indian music, Kavita Krishnamurthy a name linked to catchy melodies and captivating vocals has made a name for herself. Kavita Subramaniam is an Indian playback and classical singer. She has recorded songs in various Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Rajasthani, Bhojpuri, Telugu, Odia, Marathi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Nepali, Assamese, Konkani, Punjabi and other languages. 

Her versatile voice, spanning across genres, has enchanted audiences for decades, earning her the title of the “Golden Voice of Indian Cinema.”


Kavita Krishnamurthy Wiki
Full NameKavita Krishnamurthy
Famous AsSinger
Date of Birth25 January 1958 (Saturday)
Age66 Years Old
BirthplaceNew Delhi
HometownNew Delhi
Mother TongueHindi
Zodiac SignAquarius
HobbiesYet To Update
Food HabitsYet To Update
Educational QualificationB.A. Honors in Economics
School NameYet To Update
College/UniversitySt. Xaviers College, Mumbai
1978: Ondanondu Kaaladaga, Title Track, Kannada
1980: ‘Kaahe Ko Byaahi’ in the film Maang Bharo Sajana, Hindi

Early Life

Born as Sharada in New Delhi, to T. S. Krishnamurthy, an Education Ministry employee, in a Tamil Iyer family. Her aunt Protima Bhattacharya insisted that she start her musical education, and she did so by enrolling her in Surama Basu’s class, where she studied Rabindra Sangeet. Under the direction of classical singer Balram Puri, she commenced her official studies in Hindustani classical music. Kavita took home a gold prize from a music competition when she was eight years old. In the middle of the 1960s, she competed in the Inter-Ministry Classical Competition in New Delhi and took home multiple awards.


Kavita was born into a Tamil household in Delhi with the name Sharada Krishnamurthy. To further her musical career, she relocated to Mumbai. In 1980, her debut Bollywood song received official credit in the movie Maang Bharo Sajana. Her breakthrough single was Hawa Hawai, featured on Sridevi in the 1987 film Mr. India.

Along with Lata Mangeshkar, Kavita was one of the two female soundtrack vocalists for the musical success 1942: A Love Story, directed by Rahul Dev Burman. She won the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award four times, in 2003, after winning it three times in a row from 1994 to 1996. The Indian government bestowed upon her the Padma Shri in 2005. She is wed to renowned violinist L. Subramaniam, with whom she occasionally collaborates.

Kavita’s debut Hindi film song was “Maang Bharo Sajna” from the Bengali film “Mahaprabhu Sri Chaitanya.” She soon gained recognition for her melodious voice and versatility, lending her vocals to a variety of genres, including classical, semi-classical, folk, and pop.

Kavita’s collaboration with legendary music composers like Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Ilaiyaraaja, and A.R. Rahman produced some of the most memorable songs in Indian cinema. Her renditions of songs like “Hawa Mein Ud Jaaye,” “Ankhiyon Se Milne,” “Dholna,” and “Dilbar” remain etched in the hearts of music lovers worldwide. A recent interview covers a pretty good summary of her musical journey.


Father NameT.S. Krishnamurthy (An employee of the Education Ministry)
Mother NameKamakshi Krishnamurthy
• Narayana Subramaniam, Foster (Doctor)
• Ambi Subramaniam, Foster (Violinist)
• Gingger Shankar, Foster (Singer)
• Bindu Subramaniam, Foster (Singer)

Physical Appearance

Kavita Krishnamurthy Height
Height (Approx.)in centimeters – 165 cm
in meters – 1.65 m
in feet inches – 5’ 5”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms – 60 kg
in pounds – 132 lbs
Body Measurements36-32-34
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorDark Brown

Relationship Status

Kavita Krishnamurthy with her Husband
Marital StatusMarried
SpousePandit Dr. Lakshminarayana Subramaniam (Violinist)

Net Worth & Salary

Kavita Krishnamurthy Networth
Net Worth (Approx.)INR 1 crore
Salary (Approx.)INR 35 Lakhs
Income SourceSinging

Social Media Handles

Kavita Krishnamurthy Instagram Profile
Instagram @kavitaksub
Facebook @kavitaksub
Twitter @kavitaksub

Kavita Krishnamurthy Songs Lyrics


Kavita Krishnamurthy has received several awards for her contributions to the Indian entertainment industry. These awards include:

Filmfare AwardsBest Playback Singer – Female19951942: A Love Story
Filmfare AwardsBest Playback Singer – Female1996Yaraana
Filmfare AwardsBest Playback Singer – Female1997Khamoshi: The Musical
Filmfare AwardsBest Playback Singer – Female2003Devdas
IIFA AwardsBest Female Playback Singer2003Devdas
Zee Cine AwardsBest Playback Singer – Female2003Devdas

Other Awards

  • Padma Shri: 2005
  • Screen Award: 1997 (Khamoshi: The Musical), 2000 (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam)
  • Sansui Viewers Choice Award: 1998
  • Mirchi Music Award: 2021

Prafulla Kar Samman: 2018 (Odia Film Industry)

Favorite Things

Currently, we don’t have much information about her favorite things, but our team is researching this. Once we get the correct information, our team will update this section soon.

Music DirectorMani Ratnam
SingersLata Mangeshkar, A. R. Rahman
FilmsYet To Update
FoodsYet To Update
SportYet To Update
ActressYet To Update
ColorYet To Update


How old is Kavita?

66 Years Old

Does Kavita cooking?


Where is Kavita from?

New Delhi

Who is the husband of Kavita Krishnamurti?

In 1999, she married noted violinist L. Subramaniam.

What is Kavita Krishnamurthy’s most famous song?

Kavita Krishnamurthy’s most famous songs include “Hawa Mein Ud Jaaye,” “Ankhiyon Se   Milne,” “Dholna,” “Dilbar,” and “Dola Re Dola.”

What is Kavita Krishnamurthy’s background?

Kavita Krishnamurthy was born Sharada Krishnamurthy on January 25, 1958, in Delhi, India. Her aunt, Protima Bhattacharya, recognized her innate talent for music and encouraged her to pursue it. Kavita’s formal training commenced under the guidance of renowned Hindustani classical singer Balram Puri.

What is Kavita Krishnamurthy’s singing style?

Kavita Krishnamurthy is known for her melodious voice, versatility, and ability to sing in a variety of genres, including classical, semi-classical, folk, and pop. She is known for her emotive renditions of songs, and her ability to convey the emotions of the characters she is singing for.

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