Kavita Krishnamurthy who is also known as Kavita Subramaniam born in Tamil family in capital city Delhi. Later she moved to Mumbai to make career in singing. From the very young age of eight, Kavita started learning music. She was trained by Sr. Balram Puri.
Krishnamurthy attended St. Xaviers College in Mumbai, where she earned the Honours Degree in Economics. In her early career, Krishnamurthy began singing professionally on stage with singers like Manna Dey and Hemant Kumar. She also had sung for jingles like Complan, Amul and Nirma in her early career. She also traveled all over the world from UK, US, West Indies, Middle East, Australia to South Africa.
Kavita's first song as playback singer was in Bengali film, which was along with Lata Mangeshkar. While her debut to the Hindi films was with the film 'Maang Bharo Sajna'. Laxmikant-Pyarelal had given music for the film. Followed by it she had done the film Pyar Jhukta Nahin. Since then she had sung for many Bollywood films including Mr. India, 1942 - Love Story, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Pardesh, Pukar, Dil Chahta Hai, Devdas, and Dil Vil Pyar Vyar to Jeena Sirf Tere Liye.
The song which really claims her to fame was 'Hawa Hawai' from Shridevi starrer Mr. India. Kavita Krishnamurthy is also best remembered for her vocals along with Lata Mangeshkar in the hit musical film 1942: A Love Story.
Along with Hindi film songs, Kavita Krishnamurthy also has sung for other regional languages such as Tamil, Telgu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Marathi, Assamese, Oriya and Bengali songs. As of now Krishnamurthy has sung more than 1500 songs. She also has non-film albums on her credit. Her non-film albums includes Devotional Melodies, Meera Ka Ram, Pop Time and Koi Akela Kahan.
She is a winner of four Filmfare awards for films: Devdas, Khamoshi, Yaraana and 1942: A Love Story. She also has won other awards like Screen Award, Viewers Choice Award, Screen Videocon Award and Zee Cine Award. Krishnamurthy has been also honored with awards like Padma Shri, Priyadarshini Award, Lion's Club Award, and Kishore Kumar Journalists'/Critics' Award.
Kavita Krishnamurthy is currently teamed up with husband Dr L Subramaniam, with whom she works on fusion music. L Subramaniam is a famous violinist. He is also a maestro of global fusion music and western orchestral compositions. Kavita recently featured as the Soloist in the Global Fusion album of Dr.L.Subramaniam.
The Subramaniam's were also selected to represent Asian continent for the album which was arranged to celebrate the 100 years of the Nobel Peace Prize. In their composition L Subramaniam was on violin, Kavita was singing and words of Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela. The album was also contributed by the music from the rest of worlds great musicians like Sinead O'Conner Brilliant, Kris Kristofferson, Knut Reiersrud, and words by HH The Dalai Lama, Matrin Luther King Jr, Yaseer Arafat, Kofi Annan, and Yitzhak Rabin.
Kavita Krishnamurthy - Non-film Albums