Krish is an Indian actor and singer who has worked on Tamil and Telugu films. He was introduced to the Tamil Cinema as a playback singer by the successful duos Gautham Menon and Harris Jayaraj in Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006 film) for the song "Manjal Veyyil". After beginning his career as a playback singer, he has subsequently also appeared in films as an actor.
Krish in September 2014
12 September 1977
Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
Krish was born in the town of Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu but shifted to New York City after his father, a banker, had moved abroad on a posting. He thus shifted schools and spent 15 years in the USA. During his time in New York City, Krish worked as an assistant on the sets of The Cosby Show and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2004), helping the teams conduct pre-production works. He also completed an acting course at the New York Film Academy and performed at the Broadway in a Walt Disney production of Aladdin, before arriving in Chennai, hoping to get a breakthrough in the industry as an actor.
During the initial months of his return to Chennai, Krish participated in stage shows and cultural events as a singer and was recruited by composer Ganesh Kumar to sing a western song for an album. Ganesh subsequently passed over Krish's details to music composer Harris Jayaraj. Krish then made his playback singing debut in Tamil films by rendering the song "Manjal Veiyil" from Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006), composed by Harris Jayaraj, alongside Hariharan. He subsequently collaborated with the composer on several other critically acclaimed songs including "June Ponal July Kaatru" from Unnale Unnale (2007), "Sakiyae" from Dhaam Dhoom, "Oru Mugamo" from Bheema and "Adiye Kolluthey" from Vaaranam Aayiram (2008). His work saw him garner multiple Filmfare Award nominations, as well as securing a Vijay Award for Best Singer. He has also featured as a lyricist, penning two songs for the romantic comedy Kandaen (2011).
Film-makers from the Tamil film industry had offered Krish roles as an actor in their ventures, but he was insistent that he would only portray the lead role. He turned down the opportunity from K. V. Anand to play the well-received supporting role portrayed by Ajmal in Ko (2011), though he later played a small role as himself in a song from the film. Producer Ibrahim Rowther spotted Krish in the song "Aga Naga" and offered him the chance of portraying the lead role in his production Puriyadha Anandam Puthithaga Arambam. The film, a romantic love story featuring him alongside Srushti Dange, began shooting in late 2012, but was only released in June 2015. The film had a low key opening, and garnered negative reviews. In June 2015, he also released an independent six-track music album, with compositions by Vijay Ebenezer and videos featuring Nikesha Patel. He had worked alongside Ebenezer for two years for the project, with the song "Maaya" from the album being heavily promoted.
|2007||Azhagiya Asura||Guna's friend|
|2015||Puriyadha Anandam Puthithaga Arambam||Bharathi|
|2012||Moondru Per Moondru Kaadhal||Yuvan Shankar Raja||
|2012||Etho Seithai Ennai||Ganesh B. Kumar||
|2012||Vettai||Yuvan Shankar Raja||
|2011||Mankatha||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2011||Kadhal 2 Kalyanam||Yuvan Shankar Raja||
|2011||Aanmai Thavarael||Mariya Manohar||
|2011||Pesu||Yuvan Shankar Raja||
|2011||Aadu Puli||Sundar C. Babu||
|2010||Goa||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
||Edison Awards for Best Male Playback Singer|
Nominated-Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer Award
Nominated-Vijay Award for Best Male Playback Singer
|2009||Muthirai||Yuvan Shankar Raja||
|2009||Achchamundu! Achchamundu!||Karthik Raja||
|2009||Newtonin Moondram Vidhi||Vinay||
|2008||Dhaam Dhoom||Harris Jayaraj||
|2008||Sakkarakatti||A. R. Rahman||
|2008||Vaaranam Aayiram||Harris Jayaraj||
|2008||Guru En Aalu||Srikanth Deva||
|2008||Aayutham Seivom||Srikanth Deva||
|2008||Kulir 100°||Bobo Shashi||
|2007||En Uyirinum Melaana||Deva||
|2006||Unnale Unnale||Harris Jayaraj||
|2006||Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu||Harris Jayaraj||
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- "Singer Krish turns hero". Sify.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
- "Debutant Maker's Puriyadha Anandam Effort Goes Haywire". Newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
- "Sangeetha gets married to Krish". Sify.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
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