Unni KrishnanPublished: January 28, 2015
P. Unnikrishnan is a Carnatic vocalist and a national award winning playback singer.He is a national award winning playback singer for his debut film songs “Ennavale Adi Ennavale” and “Uyirum Neeye”. These songs was composed by A. R. Rahman, with whom Unni Krishnan gave most of his memorable songs. He is one of the permanent judges in the reality television show AIRTEL Super Singer on Vijay TV in both the seasons (2006, 2008 & 2010-2011) and 2008 Idea Star Singer on Asianet.
Unnikrishnan is also becoming known for his experimental work. In 2008, he presented a novel jazz concert in Trivandrum with the Eli Yamin Jazz Quartet and pianist Anil Srinivasan.
He prefers singing classical songs to movies.
“Carnatic music has grown to a great extent. The taste of the audience has changed with time. Youngsters have developed a taste for the music form and the number of people flocking to these concerts has increased by leaps and bounds. There is novelty in the genre.”
“The nuances of Carnatic music may be difficult for a layman to understand but music lovers today are willing to put in the effort to enjoy the music. I have seen youngsters talking about this form of music with enthusiasm. People take time off their busy schedules to come and listen to us artistes. So, it’s our responsibility to ensure that they enjoy the music. Even in reality shows, we ask the contestants to develop a taste for Carnatic music so that they can perform better in light music”.
|Name||P. Unni Krishnan|
|Place of Birth||Palakkad, Kerala|
|School||Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School, Chennai|
|College||Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai|
|Debut movie||Kadhalan (Tamil)|
|Known For||Aasai,Jeans,Kadhalar Dhinam|
|Awards||National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Kadhalan (1994)|
|Parents||Radhakrishnan – Harini|
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- Unni Krishnan