Get to know the full name of the Indian playback singer and his biography, who recently passed away at the age of 53.
Singer KK Full Name Biography
KK was a popular Indian playback singer who was born on August 23, 1968, in Delhi, India. His full name given to him by his parents is Krishnakumar Kunnath.
He recorded songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Bengali, Assamese and Gujarati languages.
KK began his career by singing for advertisement jingles, and made his film debut with an A.R. Rahman soundtrack.
In 1999, he launched his debut album titled Pal. The songs “Pal” and “Yaaron” from the album Pal became very popular and are commonly used in school farewells.
His popular songs included “Tadap Tadap” from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), the Tamil song “Apadi Podu”, “Dola Re Dola” from Devdas (2002), “Khuda Jane” from Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), “Piya Aaye Na” from Aashiqui 2 (2013), “Tu Jo Mila” from Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), and many more.
He has received six Filmfare Awards nominations, and a Filmfare Awards South.
On May 31, 2022, KK performed at the college event at the Nazrul Mancha auditorium, in South Kolkata.
He reported feeling unwell immediately following his performance, and was unable to return to his hotel. There, the incident led to a cardiac arrest.
Attempts to revive him in the hotel proved unsuccessful, and he was then transported to the hospital and declared dead upon the arrival. He was 53 at the time of his death.
On June 1, 2022, Kolkata Police registered a case of unnatural deaths to examine the reasons behind the death.
Jyothy Krishna was his wife, who he married since 1991. Kunnath Nakul and Kunnath Taamara are their children.