KK Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography & Death Cause

KK Height Weight Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Krishnakumar Kunnath (23 August 1968 – 31 May 2022) popularly known as KK, was an Indian playback singer. He has recorded songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese and Gujarati languages films. He was regarded as one of the most versatile singers of his generation.

KK’s popular songs included “Tadap Tadap” from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), the Tamil song “Apadi Podu”, “Dola Re Dola” from Devdas (2002),”Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai” from Wo Lamhe (2006) , “Aankhon Mein Teri” from Om Shanti Om (2007), “Khuda Jane” from Bachna Ae Haseeno (2009), “Piya Aaye Na” from Aashiqui 2 (2013), “India Wale” from Happy New Year (2014) and “Tu Jo Mila” from Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), among others. He is the recipent of 5 Filmfare Awards.

Early life

Born in Delhi to Malayali parents C. S. Menon and Kunnath Kanakavalli, Krishnakumar Kunnath was brought up in New Delhi. KK sang 3,500 jingles before breaking into Bollywood. He was an alumnus of Delhi’s Mount St Mary’s School and graduated from Kirori Mal College, Delhi University. He sang in the “Josh of India” song for the support of Indian Cricket Team during Cricket World Cup of 1999. This song featured members of the Indian Cricket Team.

KK married Jyothy in 1991. His son Nakul Krishna Kunnath sang a song “Masti” from his album Humsafar with him. KK also has a daughter named Tamara Kunnath.


Playback singing

In 1994, he gave his demo tape to Louis Banks, Ranjit Barot and Lesle Lewis to get a break in the music arena. He was called by UTV and he sang a jingle for Santogen Suiting ad.In a span of four years, he sang more than 3,500 jingles across 11 languages. He got his first break in Mumbai with UTV to sing jingles. He considers Lesle Lewis as his mentor for giving him his first jingle to sing in Mumbai.KK was introduced as a playback singer with A. R. Rahman’s hit song “Kalluri Saaley” and “Hello Dr.” from Kadir’s Kadhal Desam and then “Strawberry Kannae” from AVM Productions’s musical film Minsara Kanavu (1997). He got his Bollywood break “Tadap Tadap” from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999). However, prior to this song he had sung a small portion of the song “Chhod Aaye Hum” from Gulzar’s Maachis (1996)

Albums and television

In 1999, Sony Music had just been launched in India and they were looking to launch a new artiste. KK was selected as the new artiste and he came out with his debut solo album titled Pal with Lesle Lewis composing the music. The album was arranged, composed and produced by Lesle Lewis of Colonial Cousins. The songs “Aap Ki Dua”, “Yaaron” and the title track “Pal” in no time ruled the lips of youngsters & also the music chart. The songs “Pal” and “Yaaron” became songs commonly used in school farewells. Pal was the first album released by KK under Sony Music for which he got the Screen award as best singer.

On 22 January 2008, KK released his second album Humsafar after a gap of eight years.The songs “Aasman Ke”, “Dekho Na”, “Yeh Kahan Mil Gaye Hum” and “Rain Bhai Kaari (Maajhi)” are famous songs from this album. Besides, KK had also sung an English Rock Ballad “Cineraria”. The title track, “Humsafar” is a mix of English and Hindi lyrics. The album Humsafar has 10 songs, out of which eight have been composed by KK.The other two songs were taken from his previous album Pal.

KK has also sung many television serial songs like Just Mohabbat, Shaka Laka Boom Boom, Kuch Jhuki Si Palkein, Hip Hip Hurray, Kkavyanjali, Just Dance. He has also sung the theme song for Star Parivaar Awards 2010 with Shreya Ghoshal. KK appeared on television too. He was invited as jury member for a talent hunt show Fame Gurukul.

KK also has sung a song named “Tanha Chala” for the Pakistani TV show The Ghost which was aired on Hum TV in 2008. The song was composed by Farrukh Abid and Shoiab Farrukh, and Momina Duraid penned the lyrics.

KK participated in the latest musical venture of MTV India Coke Studio. There he sang one qawwali “Chadta Suraj” along with Sabri Brothers and a recomposed version of his exquisite track “Tu Aashiqui Hai” from movie Jhankaar Beats. He also came in ‘Surili Baat’ in Aaj Tak Channel.]He has also performed in Sony Mix TV Show and MTV Unplugged Season 3, aired on MTV 11 January 2014. KK was in Dubai for his concert ‘Salaam Dubai 2014’ in April. He also did concerts in Goa, Dubai & Chennai, and Hong Kong.

On 29 August 2015, KK appeared in the television singing reality show Indian Idol Junior Season 2. After 10 years, he appeared in a singing reality show as a judge and guest jury member.

On 13 September 2015, KK came in “Baaton Baaton Mein” on Sony Mix

Vocals and Musical Style

KK has been greatly influenced by the singer Kishore Kumar and music director R. Burman. Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Bryan Adams, Led Zeppelin are also favourite international singers and bands of KK. KK has stated that it is not important for a singer’s face to be prominently seen – saying he believes the important thing is that “a singer must be heard.” KK has never undergone any formal training in music.

KK Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography & Death Cause

Full NameKrishnakumar Kunnath
Nicknamekay kay
ProfessionPlayback Singer, composer, lyricist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 165 cm
in meters– 1.65 m
in feet inches– 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 65 kg
in pounds– 143lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)– Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 12 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 August 1968
Age (as in 2022)53 Years
Birth PlaceDelhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
HometownDelhi, India
SchoolMount St Mary’s School, Delhi, India
Colleges/UniversityKirori Mal College, Delhi, India
Educational QualificationGraduate (Commerce)
DebutFilm:– College Styley (song), Kadhal Desam (Tamil Film)
Tadap Tadap (song), Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (Hindi Film)
TV:– ‘Pal’ Album for Sony Music Channel
FamilyFather– C.S. Nair
Mother– Kunnath Kanakavalli
Brother– Not Known
Sister– Not Known
HobbiesSinging, Writing & travelling
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)South Indian Cuisines & Baked dishes, pastries
Favourite Actor(s)Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar & Irrfan Khan
Favourite ActressAishwarya Rai, Kareena Kapoor, Raveena Tandon
Favourite Singer(s)Bollywood– A. R. Rahman, Hariharan, Shaan, Pritam, Mohammed Rafi, R.D. Burman, Kishore Kumar
Hollywood– Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Bryan Adams.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear 1991
ChildrenSon– Nakul Krishna
Daughter– Taamara
Money Factor
Salary3 lacs/song (INR)
Net WorthNot Known


He died from cardiac arrest at The Grand Hotel in Kolkata, after performing in Sir Gurudas College fest on Nazrul Mancha on 31 May 2022.


YearAlbum(s)Music Director(s)
Solo Albums
1999PalLesle Lewis
2002HumraazHimesh Reshammiya
2010KavalanKK, Rita
2011Soulful Voice KKVarious
2014#Now Playing: KK HitsVarious
2013KK: Best Of MeVarious
2015Musical Bond: Pritam & KKPritam Chakraborty

Awards and honors


2005Hub AwardsTamilBest Playback Singer- MaleWon
2010Filmfare Awards SouthKannadaBest Playback Singer- MaleWon
2012Eenam-Swaralaya Singer of the Year AwardMalayalamSinger of the YearWon


Filmfare Awards
2000Best Male Playback Singer“Tadap Tadap” (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam)Nominated
2003“Bardaasht Nahi Kar Sakta” (Humraaz)
2006“Dus Bahane” (Dus)
2008“Aankhon Mein Teri” (Om Shanti Om)
2009“Zara Sa” (Jannat)
“Khuda Jane” (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Screen Awards
2007Best Playback Singer – Male“Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai” (Gangster)Nominated
2009Best Playback Singer – Male“Khuda Jaane” (Bachna Ae Haseeno)Won
Zee Cine Awards
2007Best Playback Singer – Male“Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai” (Gangster)Nominated
2011Best Playback Singer – Male“Zindagi Do Pal KI” (Kites)Nominated
IIFA Awards
2000Best Playback Singer – Male“Tadap Tadap” (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam)Nominated
2004Best Playback Singer – Male“Tu Aashiqui Hai” (Jhankaar Beats)
2006Best Playback Singer – Male“Dus Bahane” (Dus)
2007Best Playback Singer – Male“Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai” (Gangster)
2008Best Playback Singer – Male“Aankhon Mein Teri” (Om Shanti Om)
2009Best Playback Singer – Male“Khuda Jaane” (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Guild Film Awards
2008Best Playback Singer – Male“Aankhon Mein Teri” (Om Shanti Om)Nominated
2009Best Playback Singer – Male“Khuda Jane” (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
2011Best Playback Singer – Male“Sajde” (Khatta Meetha)
GiMA Awards
2011Best Playback Singer – Male“Zindgi Do Pal Ki” (Kites)Nominated

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