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Piya Basanti
Piya Basanti
of North India[1] Nightingale
Nightingale
of South India[1] Melody Queen of Indian Cinema[1] Little Nightingale
Nightingale
of India[1] Vanambadi in Kerala[1] Chinna Kuyil in Tamil Nadu[2] Kannada
Kannada
kogile in Karnataka[1] Sangeeta Saraswathi in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
and Telangana[1]

TITLES Gana priya Kala Ratna Kala srestha Sangeetha Ratna Swara Ratna Sathkeerthi Vanitha Ratna Kalaiselvam Kalaimamani

Born (1963-07-27) 27 July 1963 (age 54) Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Genres Playback singing, Carnatic music, Hindustani music

Occupation(s) Singer

Instruments Vocals

Years active 1979–present

Labels Audiotracs

Website kschithra.com FB : KS Chithra
Chithra
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Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra
Chithra
or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra
Chithra
also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music. She has sung in a number of Indian languages as well as Urdu, Latin, Arabic, Sinhalese and English. She has recorded more than 25,000 Songs
Songs
for various films and albums. She is a recipient of six National Film Awards, seven Filmfare Awards South
Filmfare Awards South
and 35 different state film awards. She has won all the four south Indian state film awards.[3] She was honored with India's civilian honor Padma Shri[4] in 2005. She is considered to be the first Indian woman to be honoured by House Of Commons, British Parliament, United Kingdom.[2] She is considered to be the only South Indian female singer who presented her maiden concert in the world's prestigious concert hall Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall
in London.[5] She is considered to be the only singer from India
India
who was honoured in Qinghai
Qinghai
International
International
Music
Music
and Water
Water
Festival
Festival
by the Government
Government
of China. Her song "Kannalane/Kehna Hi Kya" from the film Bombay (1995) was included in The Guardian's "1000 Songs
Songs
Everyone Must Hear" list.[5] Chithra
Chithra
is referred to as Chinna Kuyil (English: Little Nightingale) or Keralathinte Vanambadi (English: Nightingale
Nightingale
of Kerala) or Nightingale
Nightingale
of South India.[6]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career & Filmography

2.1 Playback singing

3 Music
Music
company 4 Recording studio 5 Artistry

5.1 Influences 5.2 Work and association with music directors 5.3 Performances in concerts ( India
India
& abroad) 5.4 Studio albums

6 Association with A. R. Rahman 7 Philanthropy 8 Personal life 9 Stage performances 10 Performances outside India 11 International
International
projects 12 Awards, honours and recognition

12.1 Other achievements

13 References 14 External links

Early life[edit] Born in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, into a family of musicians, Chithra's father, the late Krishnan Nair, was also her first guru (teacher). Her elder sister K. S. Beena and her younger brother K. Mahesh are also playback singers.[citation needed] Chithra
Chithra
received her training in Carnatic music
Carnatic music
from Dr. K. Omanakutty, passed B.A. in music with first class and third rank from the University of Kerala, and completed a master's degree in music.[3] She was selected to the National Talent Search Scholarship from the Central Government
Government
from 1978 to 1984.[6] Career & Filmography[edit] Playback singing[edit]

Malayalam
Malayalam
Cinema: Main article: List of Malayalam
Malayalam
songs recorded by K. S. Chithra Tamil Cinema: Main article: List of Tamil songs recorded by K. S. Chithra Telugu Cinema: Main article: List of Telugu songs recorded by K. S. Chithra Kannada
Kannada
cinema: Main article: List of Kannada
Kannada
songs recorded by K. S. Chithra Hindi
Hindi
cinema: Main article: List of Hindi
Hindi
songs recorded by K. S. Chithra Music
Music
company[edit] In 1995 Chithra
Chithra
established the Audiotracs[7] Music
Music
Company in Chennai. AUDIOTRACS is the brand name of AT MUSICS a music label promoted by the well known singer CHITHRA known as the nightingale of the south in 1995. Audiotracs is one of the most respected music label of south India
India
producing albums in the non film space such as devotional music, classical music, light songs, traditional music etc. Some of the most prominent music directors of Malayalam
Malayalam
films like M.Jayachandran, Deepak Dev, Viswajith etc. made their debut thro this label. All of Chitra's non film albums are produced by AUDIOTRACS and released thro MANORAMA MUSIC the music division of the media group Malayala Manorama
Malayala Manorama
thro a licensing arrangement since 2001. Apart from music cds the audiotracs catalogue is available in the digital space like YouTube, iTunes, Google+, Nokia music store etc. Recording studio[edit] Krishna Digidesign is a digital recording studio promoted by noted singer K S Chithra
K S Chithra
in Chennai.[8] The studio is a dream come true project for Chithra.The studio was inaugurated on 6 April 2000 jointly by two of Chithra's mentors K J Yesudas
K J Yesudas
and mastero Ilayaraja
Ilayaraja
in the august presence of her guru Omanakutty and M. G. Radhakrishnan who had introduced her to the field of film music. The first song was recorded by Sonu Nigam
Sonu Nigam
the talented singer/performer of Bollywood to the music of Bharadwaj. We have two studios studio A and B for song recordings and mastering projects.Today Krishna Digidesign is considered as one of the most popular and professional destination for musicians of all genre in Chennai. luminaries of the music fraternity of the country like M. Balamuralikrishna, K J Yesudas, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki, Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan and others had graced the studio with their presence and soulful melodies. Leading music directors like Sharreth, M. M. Keeravani, Mani Sharma, M. Jayachandran, Deepak Dev, S. Thaman, Anu Malik, Kamalakar and revered personalities like M. S. Viswanathan, Raveendran, Johnson (composer), Shyam (composer), Jerry Amaldev, L. Vaidyanathan, Hamsalekha, Lalgudi Jayaraman, Karaikudi Mani and a host of others have used the services provided by the studio over the years. Most of the recordings of Chithra's music label and the sister concern of the group 'AUDIOTRACS' are also recorded mixed and mastered in Krishna Digidesign. Apart from song recordings the studio undertakes re-recording projects. Today the studio and its audio engineers had made a mark in the area of mastering and mixing of songs. Artistry[edit] Influences[edit] Chithra's father, the late Krishnan Nair, was also her first guru (teacher). She started singing at her house as well she used to sing in neighbours' occasional events. Her mother Shantha, who is a veena player (not professionally) used to teach Chithra
Chithra
and her elder sister Beena some devotional slokas and asked them to perform in front of God. Chithra
Chithra
is regarded as one of the legendary singers in film industry, many singers and music directors like Shreya Ghoshal, Chinmayi, Devi Sri Prasad, Manisharma, Mickey J Meyer, Sunitha Upadrashta, Shweta Pandit, Shweta Mohan, Armaan Malik
Armaan Malik
Ramya Behra, Sri Krishna claim her as their role model.[9] Being a legend herself, she acknowledges all her senior singers and music directors as her inspiration. Work and association with music directors[edit] Chithra
Chithra
has sung more than 25,000 songs in number of Indian languages. But predominately she works in South Indian
South Indian
film industry. Chithra
Chithra
has the fame of working with huge number of music directors across India. She has recorded maximum number of songs to the music directors like A. R. Rahman, Ilayaraja, M. M. Keeravani, Koti, S. V. Krishna Reddy, Hamsalekha, Raveendran, Johnson, Sharreth, S. A. Rajkumar, Manisharma, Vidyasagar, Deva, Devi Sri Prasad, Anu Malik, Mickey J Meyer
Mickey J Meyer
in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Malayalam
and Kannada. She has recorded huge number of duets with singers like S.P.Balasubrahmanyam, K. J. Yesudas, M. G. Sreekumar, Mano, Hariharan, Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu, Rajesh Krishnan, Karthik, P. Unnikrishnan, Shankar Mahadevan, Vijay Yesudas
Vijay Yesudas
in all Indian languages. Chithra, Mano, S.P.Balasubrahmanyam
S.P.Balasubrahmanyam
have a special fame of recording all the songs in one film dominatly from 1990-1997 mostly in Telugu, Kannada
Kannada
and few Tamil films. She has even recorded hit female duets with P. Susheela, Vani Jairam, S. Janaki, S. P. Sailaja, Sujatha Mohan, Shreya Ghoshal, Shweta Mohan, Swarnalatha, Minmini, Sadhana Sargam, Harini, Sunidhi Chauhan, Alka Yagnik, Madhushree, Sunitha Upadrashta in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Malayalam
& Hindi. The most successful duet combination was S.P.B- Chithra
Chithra
duo in Telugu and Kannada
Kannada
especially. They have sung maximum number of songs to so many music directors together. They have a fame of recording 2,500 songs to composers Raj-Koti where in total Raj-Koti composed 3,000 songs. Chithra
Chithra
sang some rare duets with the legendary actor and singer Dr.Rajkumar
Dr.Rajkumar
in Kannada. She has been singing since more than 3 decades and yet gets chances to work with latest film music directors like Santhosh Narayanan, S. S. Thaman, Devi Sri Prasad, Mickey J Meyer, Sai Karthik, Ghibran. Performances in concerts ( India
India
& abroad)[edit] Apart from playback singing, she also appeared among the panel of judges in the singing reality television shows at Kerala
Kerala
(Idea Star Singer and Josco Indian Voice),[10] at Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
(Airtel Super Singer Junior),[11] where she also won the award for Best Female Judge and at Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
(MAA TV) Super Singer. Apart from this judgement panel she has appeared in many of the ETV (Telugu) music-shows like Swarabhishekam, Super Masti, Jhumandi Nadam etc. She is a regular singer in Ilayaraja's, A.R. Rahman's and S.P. Balasubrahmanyam's concerts. She has performed all over the world in SPB's concerts along with S. P. Sailaja, S. P. Charan. She has been a regular singer participating in all the concerts of SPB50-The World Tour, she has performed almost all around the world with S. P. B. Charan, S. P. Sailaja, Karthik & Shweta Mohan. Studio albums[edit] Chithra
Chithra
recorded her first studio album with Voodoo Rapper for the album called Ragga Raaga in 1993. She recorded the albums in Hindi, Piya Basanti
Piya Basanti
(2000) and Sunset Point. She associated with Ustad Sultan Khan for Piya Basanti
Piya Basanti
which was certified Gold.[12] Sunset Point had eight songs written and narrated by Gulzar
Gulzar
and sung by Chithra
Chithra
and Bhupinder.[13] In 2006, she released an album in dedication to M. S. Subbulakshmi named My Tribute. It is a collection of Kritis
Kritis
and bhajans dedicated to Subbulakshmi.[14] In 2009 she released Nightingale: A Salute to Lataji, a musical tribute to Lata Mangeshkar on her 80th birthday.[15] She also recorded many Malayalam
Malayalam
albums for K. J. Yesudas, M. Jayachandran
M. Jayachandran
and Sharreth
Sharreth
compositions. She also planned a ghazal album with Ghulam Ali and Asha Bhosle.[14] In 2014, Chithra
Chithra
recorded a song at a Singapore
Singapore
studio for A. R. Rahman's private album Raunaq written by Kapil Sibal.[16] Chithra
Chithra
has established her own recording label, Audiotracs, to promote new artists to collaborate with her as singers, lyricists and music directors.[citation needed] Association with A. R. Rahman[edit] Chithra
Chithra
is the only female singer who has sung the most number songs for A. R. Rahman.[citation needed]

S.no Year Song Film Language Co-Singer(s)

1 1992 "Rukkumani Rukkumani" Roja Tamil S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

2 1992 "Yeh Haseen Waadiyaan" Hindi S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

3 1992 "Nagamane Nagamane" Telugu S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

4 1992 "Chella Chella Asha" Malayalam -

5 1992 "Chella Chella Asha (bit)" Malayalam -

6 1993 "Kulu Kulu" Asokan Tamil S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

7 1993 "Mujhko Yeh Lagta Hai" Dharam Yoddha Hindi S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

8 1993 "Thenkizhakku Cheemayile (1)" Kizhakku Cheemayile Tamil Malaysia
Malaysia
Vasudevan

9 1993 "Thenkizhakku Cheemayile (2)" Tamil Malaysia
Malaysia
Vasudevan

10 1993 "Kaathu Kaathu Dinam Kaathu" Uzhavan Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar

11 1993 "En Aatha Pon Aatha" Tamil K. J. Yesudas

12 1993 "Kangalil Enna Eeramo" Tamil S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

13 1993 "Veerapandi Kottayile" Thiruda Thiruda Tamil Mano, Unni Menon

14 1993 "Putham Pudhu Bhoomi" Tamil Mano

15 1993 "Jhoom Jhoom" Chor Chor Hindi S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

16 1993 "Pyar Kabhi" Hindi Udit Narayan, Mano

17 1993 "Veera Bobbili" Donga Donga Telugu Mano, Unni Menon

18 1993 "Kotha Bangaru Lokam" Telugu Mano

19 1994 "Baboo Love Cheyyara" Super Police Telugu S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

20 1994 "Mukkambe Mukkambe" Telugu Mano

21 1994 "Maamo Love" Tamil S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

22 1994 "Muttamme Muttamme" Tamil Mano

23 1994 "Chumma De Chumma De" Khel Khiladi Ka Hindi S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

24 1994 "En Kadhale" (Female version) Duet Tamil -

25 1994 "Anjali Anjali Pushpanjali" Tamil S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

26 1994 "Kodite Kolatam" Telugu S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

27 1994 "Anjali Anjali" Telugu S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

28 1994 "Gutti Vankayi" Telugu -

29 1994 "Neenecheli Neenecheli" Telugu S.P.Balasubrahmanyam, Noel James

30 1994 "Anjali Anjali" Hindi S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

31 1994 "En Mel Vizhunda" May Madham Tamil P. Jayachandran

32 1994 "Manasa Veena" Hrudayaanjali Telugu -

33 1994 "Edapai Jarina" Telugu P. Unnikrishnan

34 1994 "Azhagu Nilave" Pavithra Tamil -

35 1994 "Eechambazham" Tamil Shahul Hameed

36 1994 "Thenmerku Paruva Kaatru" Karuthamma Tamil Unnikrishnan

37 1994 "Sirimalle Mogga Meeda" Vanitha Telugu Unnikrishnan

38 1994 "Onnu Rendu Moonuda" Pudhiya Mannargal Tamil Mano

39 1994 "Nagu Momu" Gangmaster Telugu Mano

40 1994 "Misa Misalade" Telugu S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

41 1994 "Hello Hello" Telugu S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

42 1994 "Enna Mayam Kannamma" Manitha Manitha Tamil Mano

43 1994 "Kisu Kisu Namakkal" Tamil Mano

44 1994 "Hello Hello Anburani" Tamil Mano

45 1994 "Neelimabbu Kondallona" Palnati Pourusham Telugu[17][better source needed] K J Yesudas

46 1995 "Kehna Hi Kya" Bombay Hindi -

47 1995 "Kannalane" Tamil -

48 1995 "Uyire Uyire" Tamil Hariharan

49 1995 "Kannanule" Telugu -

50 1995 "Urike chilake" Telugu Hariharan

51 1995 "Thoda Thoda Malardhadhenna" Indira Tamil S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

52 1995 "Thoda Thoda Pyar - 1" Priyanka Hindi S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

53 1995 "Thoda Thoda Pyar - 2" Hindi Hariharan

54 1995 "Tholi Tholi Bidiyala" Indira Telugu S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

55 1995 "Yaaro Sunlo Zara" Rangeela Hindi Udit Narayan

56 1995 "Kuluvalilae" Muthu Tamil Udit Narayan, G. V. Prakash Kumar, Kalyani Menon

57 1995 "Kalagalile Prema" Telugu S.P.Balasubrahmanyam, G. V. Prakash Kumar, Kalyani meno

58 1995 "Phoolwani Ne Loota Mujhko" Hindi Udit Narayan, G. V. Prakash Kumar, Kalyani Menon

59 1996 "Malargaley Malargaley" Love Birds Tamil Hariharan

60 1996 "Manasuna Manasuga" Telugu Hariharan

61 1996 "Milgaye Milgaye" Hindi Hariharan

62 1997 "Ooh La La La (Maana Madurai)" Minsara Kanavu Tamil Unni Menon, Srinivas

63 1997 "Ek Bhagiya Mein" Sapnay Hindi Srinivas, Shankar Mahadevan

64 1997 "Machilipatnam" Merupu Kalalu Telugu Srinivas, Unni Menon

65 1997 "Kasirepi" 50-50 Telugu Deena Chandra Das

66 1997 "Ee Praayam Needhe Ra" Telugu Unnikrishnan

67 1997 "Sooriyanaai" Ottam Tamil Deena Chandra Das

68 1997 "En Kadhal Neruppe" Tamil Unnikrishnan

69 1997 "Pogum Vazhiyellam" Ratchagan Tamil -

70 1998 "Mere Yara Dildara" Kabhi Na Kabhi Hindi S.P.Balasubrahmanyam, Hariharan

71 1998 "Tu Hi Tu" Hindi M. G. Sreekumar

72 1998 "Innalila Ledule" Prematho Telugu M. G. Sreekumar

73 1999 "En Swasa Kaatre" En Swasa Kaatre Tamil M. G. Sreekumar

74 1999 "Theendai" Tamil S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

75 1999 "Thirakkadha Kattukkulle" Tamil Unnikrishnan

76 1999 "Naa Prana Jyothi" Premante Pranam Ista Telugu M. G. Sreekumar

77 1999 "Leela Mruduleela" Telugu S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

78 1999 "Tholi Saari" Telugu Unnikrishnan

79 1999 "Mel Nattu Isai" Jodi Tamil -

80 1999 "Verri Manasa" Telugu S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

81 1999 "Hridayanni Muripinche" Telugu -

82 1999 "Karisal Tharasil" Taj Mahal Tamil M. G. Sreekumar

83 1999 "Sarithana Sarithana" Thalam Tamil Mano

84 2000 "Kannamoochi (Solo)" Kandukondain Kandukondain Tamil -

85 2000 "Kannamoochi (Duet)" Tamil K. J. Yesudas

86 2000 "Engae Enathu Kavithai" Tamil Srinivas

87 2000 "Dobuchulatelara (Duet)" Priyuralu Pilichindi Telugu K. J. Yesudas

88 2000 "Dobuchulatelara (Solo)" Telugu -

89 2000 "Yemaye Naa Kavitha" Telugu Srinivas

90 2000 "Injerungo Injerungo" Thenali Tamil Kamal Haasan

91 2000 "Pranama Pranama" Telugu S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

92 2000 "Yeyayo Yeyayo" Telugu S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

93 2000 "Neethan En Desiya Geetham" Parthale Paravasam Tamil P. Balaram

94 2000 "Neevena Jaatheyageetam" Paravasham Telugu P.Balaram

95 2001 "Shingu Lingu" Alli Arjuna Tamil -

96 2004 "Mazhai Megha Vanna" Desam Tamil Srinivas

97 2005 "Varugiraai" Anbe Aaruyire Tamil Hariharan

98 2006 "Rang De Basanti" Rang De Basanti Hindi Daler Mehndi

99 2007 "Jaage Hain " Guru Hindi A. R. Rahman

100 2007 "Ek Lo Ek Muft" Hindi Bappi Lahari

101 2007 "Rendu Maangai" Tamil S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

102 2007 "Orey Kanaa" Tamil A. R. Rahman

103 2007 "Jodi Chesei" Telugu S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

104 2007 "Innalle" Telugu A. R. Rahman

105 2008 "Idhayam Idam Maariyathe" Jodhaa Akbar Tamil Karthik

106 2010 "Tu Mera Hai" Ada... A Way of Life Hindi Sukhwinder Singh, Naresh Iyer

107 2010 "Nammakam Eeyara Swami" Puli Telugu Harini, Madhushree

108 2014 "Unborn Child" Million Dollar Arm English Unnikrishnan

109 2014 "Sach Kahoon" Raunaq Hindi A. R. Rahman

110 2014 "Naada Gaanangal" Pradhi Nayagan Malayalam Haricharan

111 2015 "Malargal Kaettaen" OK Kanmani Tamil A. R. Rahman

112 2015 "Manase Theeyaga" OK Bangaram Telugu Dr. Narayan

Philanthropy[edit] Chithra, along with a Kerala-based satellite channel, Asianet
Asianet
Cable Vision (ACV), jointly launched a fundraising organisation, Sneha Nandana, to raise funds for the welfare of retired musicians who have lost their careers due to changes in the music industry. She launched this organisation on the occasion of her completion of three decades in the music playback industry. She said that the fund would provide help to the musicians with financial impediments and those suffering from health problems.[citation needed] A cultural event called Chithra Pournami was held on 15 February 2011 at Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram
to celebrate the 30th year of her career and also to launch this organisation. Attendees included K. J. Yesudas, V. Dakshinamurthy, Sreekumaran Thampi, P. Susheela, Hariharan, P. Jayachandran, Usha Uthup, M.K. Arjunan, Johnson, Shyam, M. Jayachandran, M. G. Sreekumar, Sharath, Sujatha Mohan, Unni Menon, Srinivas, G. Venugopal, Minmini, and Priyadarshan.[18] Personal life[edit] Chithra
Chithra
is married to Vijayashankar, an engineer and businessman and settled in Chennai. They had a daughter Nandana, who drowned in a pool in Dubai
Dubai
in 2011 when Chithra
Chithra
was about to perform for an A. R. Rahman's concert.[19][20] Stage performances[edit] Chithra
Chithra
has performed in India, the Middle East, Bangladesh, Singapore, Malaysia, United Kingdom, France, United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Uganda, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Norway
Norway
and Denmark.[citation needed] Performances outside India[edit]

Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall
London
London
– Performed at Royal Albert Hall London.[21] House of Commons London
London
– First Indian singer to perform at the British Parliament[citation needed] Kennedy Center Honors
Kennedy Center Honors
– Washington. (United States) Rogers Centre
Rogers Centre
Toronto
Toronto
(Canada) Algonquin College
Algonquin College
- Ottawa
Ottawa
(Canada) Esplanade, Singapore Alexandra Palace
Alexandra Palace
– London Trump Taj Mahal
Trump Taj Mahal
Atlantic City
Atlantic City
(United States) Sydney Super Dome
Sydney Super Dome
Sydney
Sydney
(Australia) Rod Laver Arena
Rod Laver Arena
Melbourne
Melbourne
(Australia) Sydney
Sydney
Opera House - Sydney
Sydney
(Australia)

International
International
projects[edit]

Recorded with the Arab singer Jawad Ali for his album Amar Ul Hob[21] Recorded a song for the jazz pianist Herbie Hancock Invited by the Government
Government
of China
China
to perform in the Qinghai international water and music festival in Qinghai, China.

Awards, honours and recognition[edit]

Awards

Awards and honours Wins

Indian honours system

1

National Film Awards

6

Titles

9

Kerala
Kerala
State Film Awards

16

Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
State Film Awards

11

Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Awards

4

Karnataka
Karnataka
State Film Awards

3

Orissa State Film Awards

1

Filmfare Awards South

7

Asianet
Asianet
Film Awards

7

CineMAA Awards

3

Mathrubhumi Film Awards

7

Mirchi Music
Music
Awards South

9

Asiavision Awards

3

Bollywood Movie Awards

1

Star Screen Awards

1

MTV Video Music
Music
Award

1

MTV Immies

1

Cinema Express Awards

9

Global Indian Music
Music
Academy Awards

1

Film Fans Association Awards

20

Gamma Indian Music
Music
Awards

4

Gulf Malayalam
Malayalam
Music
Music
Awards (GMMA)

3

Santosham Film Awards

3

Kerala
Kerala
Film Critics Association Awards

1

South Indian
South Indian
International
International
Movie Awards

3

Other Awards

50

Total

185

Chithra
Chithra
has won six National Awards for best female playback singer,[22] the highest by any female playback singer. International
International
honour

Felicitated and honoured by the British Parliament
British Parliament
at the House Of Commons in United Kingdom
United Kingdom
- (First Indian woman to achieve this feet) Honoured by the Government
Government
of China
China
at Qinghai
Qinghai
International
International
Festival- (The only Indian to achieve this feet) 2001 – MTV Video Music
Music
Award - InternationalViewer's Choice Awards MTV India
India
( Hindi
Hindi
pop category) Album Piya Basanti.(The only singer from South India
South India
to get the prestigious MTV Award).

Indian honours system:

Civilian awards: 2005 – Padma Shri
Padma Shri
– India's fourth highest civilian honour[4]

National Honours

2001 - National Excellence Award 2001 by Limca Book of Records 2018 - Rashtrapati Award
Rashtrapati Award
for being the "First Ladies" in the field of music felicitated by the Ministry of Women and Child Development of Government
Government
of India
India
at the Rashtrapati Bhavan
Rashtrapati Bhavan
on 20th January 2018.

State Government
Government
Honours:

1997 – Kalaimamani Award
Kalaimamani Award
Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
Government 2011 – Bharath Ratna Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar
Award – Government
Government
of Andhra Pradesh for Cultural Council[23] 2014 – Kerala
Kerala
Samsthana Vanitha Rathnam (Kamala Surayya Award) by Government
Government
of Kerala
Kerala
for Social Welfare Department[24][25] 2018 - Most prestigious Harivarasanam Award by the Government
Government
of Kerala

Honorary Doctorate:

2011 – Honorary Doctorate
Honorary Doctorate
– Sathyabama University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu[26]

Titles:

Gana priya Kala Ratna Kala srestha Sangeetha Ratna Swara Ratna Sathkeerthi Vanitha Ratna Kalaiselvam Kalaimamani

National Film Awards:[22]

1986 – Best Female Playback Singer – Song: "Padariyen Padippariyen, Naan Oru Sindhu" (Sindhu Bhairavi, Tamil) 1987 – Best Female Playback Singer – Song: "Manjal Prasadavum" (Nakhakshathangal, Malayalam) 1989 – Best Female Playback Singer – Song: "Indupushpam Choodi Nilkum Raathri" (Vaishali, Malayalam) 1996 – Best Female Playback Singer – Song: "Maana Madurai" (Minsaara Kanavu, Tamil) 1997 – Best Female Playback Singer – Song: "Payalein Chun Mun" (Virasat, Hindi) 2004 – Best Female Playback Singer – Song: "Ovvoru Pookalume" (Autograph, Tamil)[27]

Filmfare Awards:

Nominations 1998: Best Female Playback Singer - "Payaley chunmun" (Virasat) 2004: Best Female Playback Singer - "Koi milgaya" (Koi... Mil Gaya)

Filmfare Awards South:

Wins 2004: Best Female Playback Singer – Telugu – "Nuvvostanante" (Varsham) 2006: Best Female Playback Singer – Malayalam
Malayalam
– "Kalabham Tharam" (Vadakkumnadhan) 2006: Best Female Playback Singer – Kannada
Kannada
– "Araluva Hoovugale" (My Autograph) 2008: Best Female Playback Singer – Malayalam
Malayalam
– "Oduvil Oru" (Thirakkatha) 2009: Best Female Playback Singer – Malayalam
Malayalam
– "Kunnathe Konnakyum" (Pazhassiraja) 2013: Best Female Playback Singer – Telugu – "Seethammavaakitlo" (Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu) 2016: Best Female Playback Singer – Telugu – "Ee Premaki" (Nenu Sailaja) Nominations 2005: Best Female Playback Singer - Telugu - "Manasa Manasa" (Nireekshana) 2006: Best Female Playback Singer - Telugu - "Muvvala Navvakala" (Pournami) 2006: Best Female Playback Singer - Telugu - "Manasavacha" (Godavari) 2009: Best Female Playback Singer - Kannada
Kannada
- "Nadheem dheem tana" (Gaalipata) 2011: Best Female Playback Singer - Malayalam
Malayalam
- "Malakha Pole" (Mummy & Me) 2013: Best Female Playback Singer - Malayalam
Malayalam
- "Vishukkili kanippoo kondu vaa" (Ivan Megharoopan) 2015: Best Female Playback Singer - Telugu - "Marhaba" (Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju)(Shared the nomination with singer Aishwarya) 2016: Best Female Playback Singer - Tamil - "Konji Pesida Venaam" (Sethupathi)

IIFA Utsavam:

Nominations 2017: IIFA Utsavam
IIFA Utsavam
for Best Female Singer - "Maye Maye" (Jessie)

Kerala
Kerala
State Film Awards:

2016 – Best Play Back Singer – "Nadavathil Thurannilla" (Kambhoji))[28] 2005 – Best Play Back Singer – "Mayangipoyi" (Nottam) 2002 – Best Play Back Singer – "Karmukil Varnante" (Nandanam) 2001 – Best Play Back Singer – "Mooli Mooli" (Theerthadanam) 1999 – Best Play Back Singer – "Pular Veyilum" (Angane Oru Avadhikkalathu) 1995 – Best Play Back Singer – "Sasikala Charthiya" (Devaraagam) 1994 – Best Play Back Singer – "Parvanenthu" (Parinayam) 1993 – Best Play Back Singer – "Ponmeghame" (Sopanam), "Rajahamsame" (Chamayam), "Sangeethame" (Gazal) 1992 – Best Play Back Singer – "Mounasarovaram" (Savidham) 1991 – Best Play Back Singer – "Thaaram" (Keli), "Swarakanyakamar" (Santhwanam) 1990 – Best Play Back Singer – "Kannil Nin Meyyil" (Innale), "Palappoove" (Njan Gandharvan) 1989 – Best Play Back Singer – "Kalarivilakku" (Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha), "Thankathoni" (Mazhavilkavadi) 1988 – Best Play Back Singer – "Indupushpam" (Vaishali) 1987 – Best Play Back Singer – "Eenam marannakatte" (Eenam Maranna Kattu), "Thalolam Paithal" (Ezhuthappurangal) 1986 – Best Play Back Singer – "Manjalprasadavum" (Nakhakshathangal) 1985 – Best Play Back Singer – "Oreswaram Ore Niram" (Ente Kaanakkuyil), "Poomaname" (Nirakkoottu), "Aayiram Kannumai" (Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu)

Nandi Awards ( Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
State Film Awards):

1990 – Best Female Playback Singer – "Kaliki Chilaka" (Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu) 1991 – Best Female Playback Singer – "Endharo"(Rajeswari Kalyanam) 1992 – Best Female Playback Singer – "Akasana" (Sundarakanda) 1993 – Best Female Playback Singer – "Venuvai Vachhanu" (Matrudevobhava) 1996 – Best Female Playback Singer – "Mataivvamma" (Maavichiguru) 1997 – Best Female Playback Singer – "Pranayama" (Bombay Priyudu) 1998 – Best Female Playback Singer (Television) – "Anveshitha" ( Anveshitha Etv Serial) 1999 – Best Female Playback Singer – "Marala Telupuna" (Swayamvaram) 2004 – Best Female Playback Singer – "Nuvvostanante Neddontana" (Varsham) 2009 – Best Female Playback Singer- "Pallavinchanee" (Kalavaramaye Madilo) 2014 – Best Female Playback Singer- "Gopikamma" (Mukunda)

Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Awards:

1988 – Best Female Playback Singer – Multiple films 1990 – Best Female Playback Singer – "Chinna Ponnu Dhaan" (Vaigasi Poranthachu) 1995 – Best Female Playback Singer – "Kannalane" (Bombay) 2004 – Best Female Playback Singer – "Ovvoru Pookalume" (Autograph)

Karnataka
Karnataka
State Film Awards:

1997 – Best Female Playback Singer – "Hele Kogile Impagalaa" (Nammoora Mandara Hoove) 2001 – Best Female Playback Singer – "Navileno Kunibeku" (Gattimela) 2005 – Best Female Playback Singer – "Kandamma Kandamma" (Maharaja)

Orissa State Film Awards:

1993 - Best Female Playback Singer - "Band Kothari Band Choraka" (Mo Kanhu Re)

Bollywood Movie Awards:

2004 – Best Playback Singer Female – "Koi Mil Gaya" (Koi Mil Gaya)

Global Indian Music
Music
Academy Awards (GIMA):

2013 – Best Carnatic Classical Album - Vocal - Album "Vande Vasudevam" an album based on Annamacharya Krithis.[29]

MTV Video Music
Music
Award:

2001 – International
International
Viewer's Choice Awards MTV India
India
( Hindi
Hindi
pop category) Album Piya Basanti.(The first singer from South India
South India
to get the prestigious MTV Award).

Star Screen Awards:

1998 – Best Female Playback – "Payale Chummun" (Virasat)

MTV Immies
MTV Immies
Awards:

2003 - Best Play Back Singer - "Koi Mil Gaya" (Koi... Mil Gaya)

South Indian
South Indian
International
International
Movie Awards:

Wins 2013 - Best Play Back Singer Telugu - "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu" (Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu) 2016 - Best play Back Singer Tamil - "Konji Pesida Venaam" (Sethupathi)[30] 2016 - Best Play Back Singer Malayalam
Malayalam
- "Kaadaniyum Kalchilambe" (Pulimurugan) Nominations 2014 - Best Play Back Singer Telugu - "Gopikamma" (Mukunda)

Mirchi Music
Music
Awards South:

2009 – Radio Mirchi Listeners Choice Award – "Kunnathe Konnakyum" (Pazhassiraja) 2010 – Best Female Playback (Malayalam)- " Chithra
Chithra
Shalabhame" (Karayilekku Oru Kadal Dooram) 2012 – Best Female Playback (Telugu) - "Paluku thelpu" (Devasthanam) 2012 – Best Female Playback (Malayalam)- "Vishukili" (Ivan Megharoopan) 2013 – Best Female Playback (Telugu) - "Seethamma vakitlo sirimalle chettu" (Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu) 2013 – Best Female Playback (Malayalam) – "Ilaveyil Viralukalaayi" (Artist (film)) 2013 – Song of the Year (Malayalam) – "Ilaveyil Viralukalaayi" (Artist (film)) 2015 - Best Female Playback (Tamil) - "Malargal kaetten" (O Kadhal Kanmani) 2015 - Melody Queen of Indian Cinema
Indian Cinema
Award

CineMAA Awards :

2004 - Best Female Playback Singer Telugu - "Nuvvostante Nenodantana" (Varsham) 2012 - Best Duet Song of the Year Telugu - "Nee chupule" (Endukante... Premanta!) Shared with singer (Haricharan) 2014 - Best Female Playback Singer Telugu - "Gopikamma" (Mukunda)

Santosham Film Awards:

2004 - Best Female Playback Singer Telugu - "Nuvvostante Nenodantana" (Varsham) 2013 – Best Female Playback (Telugu) - "seethamma vakitlo sirimalle chettu" (Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu) 2014 - Best Play Back Singer Telugu - "Gopikamma" (Mukunda)

Asianet
Asianet
Film Awards:

1999 – Best Female Playback – "Thumbayum Thulasiyum" (Megham) 2000 – Best Female Playback – "Varmukile" (Mazha) 2003 – Best Female Playback – "Enthinai Nin Idam Kannin" (Mizhi Randilum) 2005 – Best Female Playback – "Enthu Paranjalum" (Achuvinte Amma) 2007 – Best Female Playback – "Chellathamare" (Hallo) 2009 – Best Female Playback – "Kunnathe Konnakkyum" (Pazhassiraja) 2012 – Best Female Playback – "Ponnodu Poovayi"(Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty)

Mathrubhumi Film Awards:

1999 – Best Female Playback – "Thumbayum Thulasiyum" (Megham) 2000 – Best Female Playback – "Varmukile" (Mazha) 2001 – Best Female Playback – "Katte Nee Veesharuthippol" (Kattu Vannu Vilichappol) 2002 – Best Female Playback – "Kaarmukil Varnante" (Nandanam) 2003 – Best Female Playback – "Enthinai Nin Idam Kannin" (Mizhi Randilum) 2008 – Best Female Playback – "Enguninnuvanna " (Calcutta News) 2011 – Best Female Playback – "Chengathir Kaiyum" (Snehaveedu)

Gulf Malayalam
Malayalam
Music
Music
Awards (GMMA):

2005 - Best Female Playback Singer[21] 2006 - Best Female Playback Singer[21] 2008 - Best Female Playback Singer[21]

Kerala
Kerala
Film Critics Association Awards:

2016 – Best Female Playback Singer – "Ormakalil Oru Manjukaalam"[31] "Mallanum Mathevanum"[32][33]

Asiavision Awards:

2013 – Best Female Playback - "Ilaveyil Viralukalayi" (Artist)[34][35] 2015 – Best Female Playback Tamil- "Malargal Kaettaen" (OK Kanmani) .[36] 2016 – Best Female Playback - "Kaadaniyum Kalchilambe..." (Pulimurugan) and "Poovithalai..." (Thoppil Joppan)[37]

SIIMA Awards:

2017 – Best Playback Singer (Female) - "Kaadaniyum Kalchilambe" (Pulimurugan)[38][39] 2017 – Best Playback Singer (Female)- "Konji Pesida Venaam" (Sethupathi).[38]

Gulf Andhra Music
Music
Awards (GAMA):

Nominations 2013 - Best Female Playback Singer Telugu - "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu" (Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu) 2014 - Best Female Playback Singer Telugu - "Nee kanti chupulloki" (Legend (2014 film))

Other honours:

1994 – Ugadi Purashkar by Madras Telugu Academy, Chennai[21] 2002 – Title of "KALAISELVAM" From South Indian
South Indian
Film Artistes' Association or South Indian
South Indian
Nadigar Sangam[21] 2003 – Lifetime Achievement Award from Global Malayali council London[21] 2003 – Swaralaya Yesudas Award Lifetime Achievement Award 2005 – SIKHARAM – 15 lifetime achievement award 2005 from India Today[21] 2005 – Jeevan TV P. Jayachandran
P. Jayachandran
Lifetime Achievement Award 2005[21] 2007 – Aginhotri lifetime achievement award 2007 from SAMORIN OF CALICUT[21] 2008 – JANMASHTAMI lifetime achievement award 2008[21] 2012 – "People of the Year" Honoured by Limca Book of Records[40] 2013 – Special
Special
Honour
Honour
for contribution to Malayalam
Malayalam
Film Industry 100 years Indian Cinema
Indian Cinema
Celebration at Chennai. 2014 – Lifetime Achievement Award from Raindropss
Raindropss
a youth-based social organization on the occasion of Women's Day[41] 2014 – Felicitated by Limca Book of Records for "Empowering Women - Women Achievers of Kerala"[42] 2014 – Vayalar Award by Vayalar Ramavarma
Vayalar Ramavarma
Memorial Foundation for contribution of Malayalam
Malayalam
Music
Music
Industry 2015 – Felicitated by The Supreme Head of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II
Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II
at "SOMRO"15[43] 2015 – Felicitated Thottuvaa "Dhanwanthari Puraskaram" by Justice Raman (Tranvancore Devaswom Ombudsman). 2016 – Angamaly NRI Association (ANRIA) "Swararathna Puraskaram" as lifetime achievement award for her outstanding performance and creative contributions in the field of music spanning last 36 years. 2017 – V.C.Padmanabhan memorial award for lifetime achievement from manappuram finance Ltd.

Other awards:

Cinema Express Awards for 1986, 1987, 1988,1990,1991,1993,1994,1995,1998[21] Film Fans Association Chennai
Chennai
Award – 20 times (This is the oldest film award in South India)[21] Gamma Indian Music
Music
Award, Malaysia
Malaysia
for 1988,1989,1990,1996[21] 2001 – "For the sake of honour" award from Rotary International[21] 2001 – Lux
Lux
Asianet
Asianet
Award for the best playback singer Kannada[21] 2004 – "Vocational excellence" award from Rotary International[21] 2005 – VIRTUSO Music
Music
Awards 2005[21] 2006 – Lux
Lux
Asianet
Asianet
Award for the best playback singer Kannada[21] 2007 – "Sathyan National Film Award-2007" By Sathyan Foundation, Thiruvananthapuram. 2007 – Sunfeast Tamil Music
Music
Awards for Best Female Playback Singer Award – "Yaaro Yarukkul" ( Chennai
Chennai
600028) 2008 – Devasthanam
Devasthanam
Award for GANAPRIYA Puraskaram by Peringottukara Devasthanam
Devasthanam
Temple Trust[44] 2010 – Jai Hind Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Award – "Kunnathe Konnakyum" (Pazhassiraja) 2010 – Swaralaya – Eenam Award for Decade's Best Talent in Malayalam
Malayalam
Music 2010 – South Scope Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Award – "Kunnathe Konnakyum" (Pazhassiraja) 2011 – Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar
Award (2011) 2012 – Thikkurissy Award for Best Female Playback Singer – "Naattuvazhiyorathe" (Khaddama)[45] 2013 – CineMAA Awards
CineMAA Awards
for Best Duet Song – "Nee Choopule" with Haricharan
Haricharan
(Endukante... Premanta!, Telugu Film
Telugu Film
) 2013 – K P Brhamanandan Memorial Awards for Best Female Singer (2013) 2013 – ETV Kannada
Kannada
Sangeet Samman (P. B. Sreenivas) Award[46] 2013 – Asiavision Awards-2013 for Best Female Playback - "Ilaveyil Viralukalayi" (Artist) 2013 – CERA BIG Malayalam
Malayalam
Music
Music
Awards for Best Female Playback - "Ilaveyil Viralukalayi" (Artist) and "Ponnodu Poovay" (Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty)[47] 2013 – CERA Big Malayalam
Malayalam
Music
Music
Awards for Face of the Award - Honoured for completing three decades in the industry[47] 2014 – Minimol Memorial Charitable Trust - Sathkeerthi Puraskaram[48] 2014 – Mappila Kala Academy in memory of K Raghavan Master - Sangeetha Ratnam Puraskaram for her contribution to film industry[49] 2014 – K.P. Radhakrishna Menon memorial Kala Ratna Award for her outstanding contributions to music.[50] 2014 – STAR Vijay
STAR Vijay
Vijay Television Awards 2014 Favourite Judge Female for Airtel Super Singer 2014 – Prasasthi Award of Excellence 2014 by Rotary International District Vacational Service Alappuzha 2015 – Kerala
Kerala
Women In Cinema Award 2015 by Rashtra Deepika Cinema and Kerala
Kerala
State Women's Development Corporation For Best Singer Category 2015 – CineMAA Awards
CineMAA Awards
2015 Awards for Best Female Playback Singer Award – "Gopikamma" (Mukunda) 2015 – K.P.S Menon Memorial Award 2015 by Chettoor Sankaran Nair Memorial Trust, Ottapalam.[51] 2015 – Harmony International
International
Award 2015 instituted by Marthoma Research Academy, Azhikode, Kodungallur.[52] 2015 – Asiavision Awards
Asiavision Awards
2015 for Best Female Playback Tamil- "Malargal Kaettaen" (OK Kanmani) .[36] 2016 – Dakshinamoorthy Sangeetha Ganendhuchooda Puraskaram, Vaikom 2016 – K P Udayabhanu Music
Music
Award by K P Udayabhanu Foundation, Trivandrum 2016 – Moyinkutty Vaidyar Memorial Award 2016 instituted by Mahakavi Moyinkutty Vaidyar Mappilakala Academy,Kondotty 2016 – Pattarangu Manjeri Award 2016 for her outstanding contributions to music by Baburaj Cultural Academy, Manjeri. 2016 – Swaralaya Eenam Award 2016 as the best singer for her contribution in last half century. 2016 – Asiavision Awards
Asiavision Awards
2016 for Best Female Playback - "Kaadaniyum Kalchilambe..." (Pulimurugan) and "Poovithalai..." (Thoppil Joppan)

Other achievements[edit]

She has also been honoured with the Swaralaya Yesudas Award in 2004, Kalaiselvam title from the South Indian
South Indian
Nadigar Sangam in 2002, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Global Malayalee Council in London in 2003. She has also received numerous mainstream awards like MTV Immies, Screen – Videocon Award, Film Fans Association Awards, and Cinema Express Awards. Chithra
Chithra
was also awarded the 'Vocational Excellence' Award by the Rotary Club of Coimbatore.[12] In 2010,she got Vanitha best female playback singer award for the song "Kunnathe Konnakkum " from the film,"Pazhassi Raja". In 2010, she received the C. Cheriyan Memorial Award by Cochin
Cochin
Fine Arts Society, Swaralaya – Eenam Award for Best Female Singer and Chakkulathamma Swaravarsha Award. Her song "Kannalane (Kehna Hi Kya)" from the film Bombay (1995) was included in The Guardian's "1000 Songs
Songs
Everyone Must Hear" list.[2]

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National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer

1968–1980

P. Susheela
P. Susheela
(1968) K. B. Sundarambal
K. B. Sundarambal
(1969) Sandhya Mukherjee (1970) P. Susheela
P. Susheela
(1971) Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar
(1972) No Award (1973) Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar
(1974) Vani Jairam
Vani Jairam
(1975) P. Susheela
P. Susheela
(1976) S. Janaki
S. Janaki
(1977) Chhaya Ganguly (1978) Vani Jairam
Vani Jairam
(1979) S. Janaki
S. Janaki
(1980)

1981–2000

Asha Bhosle
Asha Bhosle
(1981) P. Susheela
P. Susheela
(1982) P. Susheela
P. Susheela
(1983) S. Janaki
S. Janaki
(1984) K. S. Chithra
Chithra
(1985) K. S. Chithra
Chithra
(1986) Asha Bhosle
Asha Bhosle
(1987) K. S. Chithra
Chithra
(1988) Anuradha Paudwal
Anuradha Paudwal
(1989) Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar
(1990) Vani Jairam
Vani Jairam
(1991) S. Janaki
S. Janaki
(1992) Alka Yagnik
Alka Yagnik
(1993) Swarnalatha (1994) Anjali Marathe
Anjali Marathe
(1995) K. S. Chithra
Chithra
(1996) K. S. Chithra
Chithra
(1997) Alka Yagnik
Alka Yagnik
(1998) Jayshree Dasgupta (1999) Bhavatharini Ilaiyaraaja (2000)

2001–present

Sadhana Sargam
Sadhana Sargam
(2001) Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Ghoshal
(2002) Tarali Sarma (2003) K. S. Chithra
Chithra
(2004) Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Ghoshal
(2005) Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar
Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar
(2006) Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Ghoshal
(2007) Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Ghoshal
(2008) Nilanjana Sarkar (2009) Rekha Bhardwaj
Rekha Bhardwaj
(2010) Roopa Ganguly
Roopa Ganguly
(2011) Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar
Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar
(2012) Bela Shende
Bela Shende
(2013) Uthara Unnikrishnan (2014) Monali Thakur
Monali Thakur
(2015) Iman Chakraborty (2016)

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Padma Award winners of Kerala

Padma Vibhushan

Adoor Gopalakrishnan E. C. George Sudarshan E. Sreedharan G. Madhavan Nair John Mathai K. N. Raj K. R. Ramanathan K. Shankar Pillai Kottayan Katankot Venugopal M. S. Valiathan N. R. Pillai O. N. V. Kurup V. K. Krishna Menon V. R. Krishna Iyer Verghese Kurien K. J. Yesudas

Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
(Male)

A. C. N. Nambiar Ammannur Madhava Chakyar A. Ramachandran A. Sreedhara Menon C. P. Krishnan Nair Chembai E. C. George Sudarshan Eledath Thaikkattu Narayanan Mooss G. Madhavan Nair G. Sankara Kurup Gabriel Chiramel George Joseph (scientist) Guru Kunchu Kurup Jacob Chandy K. G. Subramanyan K. J. Yesudas K. M. George K. M. Mathew K. P. Kesava Menon K. P. P. Nambiar K. P. S. Menon (senior) K. R. Ramanathan K. Radhakrishnan K. Sankaran Nair K. Shankar Pillai K. Sukumaran K. T. Thomas (Justice) Kandathil Mammen Cherian Kavalam Narayana Panicker Kottayan Katankot Venugopal Kunhiraman Palat Candeth Kuzhur Narayana Marar M. S. Valiathan M. T. Vasudevan Nair M. V. Pylee Madavoor Vasudevan Nair Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai O. V. Vijayan P. K. Warrier Palghat Mani Iyer Pothan Joseph Prem Nazir Raghavan Thirumulpad Ramankutty Nair Satish Nambiar
Satish Nambiar
# T. J. S. George T. K. Oommen T. N. Krishnan
T. N. Krishnan
* T. V. Gopalakrishnan T. V. R. Shenoy Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Thayil John Cherian Thomas Kailath
Thomas Kailath
# Trichur V. Ramachandran V. K. Narayana Menon Vainu Bappu
Vainu Bappu
# Vallathol Narayana Menon Verghese Kurien

Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
(Female)

Balamani Amma Lakshmi N. Menon P. Leela Tara Cherian #

Padma Shri
Padma Shri
(Male)

A. Marthanda Pillai A. Sivathanu Pillai Adoor Gopalakrishnan Ammannur Madhava Chakyar Antony Padiyara Ayyappa Paniker Azad Moopen B. Paul Thaliath B. Ravi Pillai Balachandra Menon C. G. Krishnadas Nair Cheril Krishna Menon E. Sreedharan Eledath Thaikkattu Neelakandan Mooss Eluvathingal Devassy Jemmis G. Aravindan G. Shankar G. Vijayaraghavan Gopinath Pillai J. Hareendran Nair Jayaram Jose Chacko Periappuram K. J. Yesudas K. M. George K. M. Mammen Mappillai K. P. Haridas K. P. Udayabhanu K. Raghavan K. Ravindran Nair K. Shankar Pillai Kalamandalam Gopi Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair Kalamandalam Sivan Namboodiri Kandathil Mammen Cherian Kandathil Mammen Philip Kavungal Chathunni Panicker Keezhpadam Kumaran Nair Kunhiraman Palat Candeth Kunnenkeril K. Jacob Kurian John Melamparambil Kuzhivelil Mathew Laurie Baker ! Madhavan Chandradathan (M.C.Dathan) M. A. Yousuf Ali M. G. Ramachandran
M. G. Ramachandran
# M. Krishnan Nair (doctor) M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan
# M. R. Kurup M. S. Valiathan M. Vijayan Madhu (actor) Mammen Mathew Mammootty Mani Madhava Chakyar Mathew Kalarickal Mattannoor Sankarankutty Mitraniketan Viswanathan Mohanlal N. Balakrishnan Nair N. Kesava Panikkar N. R. Madhava Menon Narayana Panicker Kochupillai Neyyattinkara Vasudevan O. N. V. Kurup P. Gopinathan P. K. Narayanan Nambiar P. K. Rajagopalan P. K. Warrier P. Parameswaran Paul Pothen Perakath Verghese Benjamin Peruvanam Kuttan Marar Philip Augustine Prem Nazir Priyadarshan Pucadyil Ittoop John Puthenpurayil Mathew Joseph R. Marthanda Varma R. K. Krishna Kumar Rajagopalan Krishnan Resul Pookutty Shaji N. Karun Sooranad Kunjan Pillai Stanley John Sunny Varkey T. K. Alex T. N. Krishnan
T. N. Krishnan
* Thayil John Cherian Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair Thilakan Thomas Kunnunkal Vaikom
Vaikom
Muhammad Basheer Vazhenkada Kunchu Nair Vellayani Arjunan Verghese Kurien Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri

Padma Shri
Padma Shri
(Female)

Achamma Mathai Anju Bobby George Dipika Pallikal Karthik
Dipika Pallikal Karthik
# K. M. Beenamol K. S. Chithra Kalamandalam Kshemavathy Kalamandalam Satyabhama Leela Omchery Lucy Oommen M. D. Valsamma M. Leelavathy M. Subhadra Nair Mary Poonen Lukose Mary Verghese P. T. Usha Pepita Seth ! Rachel Thomas (skydiver) Shiny Abraham Shobana Sudha Varghese Sugathakumari Sukumari Thangam Philip Usha Uthup Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
*

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