K.KRISHNAKUMAR and BINNI KRISHNAKUMAR have been a popular vocal musician couple in Carnatic music and the film music as well. Hailing from the State of Kerala in South India, they have widely traveled in India and abroad to perform solo and duo Carnatic concerts and theme-oriented special concerts.
They are the disciples of the doyen of Indian Classical music, Padmavibhushan Chevalier Dr.M.BALAMURALIKRISHNA. The duo presents traditional music in a very trendy and scintillating style.
K.KRISHNAKUMAR also known as Trivandrum Krishnakumar is ‘GRADE A’ artist of the AIR, a First Rank holder in Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts in Indian Classical Music and also a First Class graduate in Mathematics from the University of Kerala. He is also qualified to be a lecturer in South Indian Classical music as per the University Grants Commission of India. Among many awards and accolades received by Krishnakumar, the notable ones are the National Award in All India Radio competition, “The Chembai Award” – the Government of Kerala, ‘Tamizh Isai Thendral’ – 125 year old Saiva prakasa Sabha, Trivandrum, ‘Padmasree Rajam Ramaswamy Award’ – Best rendering in Sanskrit –The Music Academy, Chennai, “Aasthaana Vidwaan” – Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. Apart from being a vocal musician singing Carnatic concerts and in films, Krishnakumar is also a music composer by producing music for stage shows and for more than 25 music albums for music companies of repute.
BINNI KRISHNAKUMAR is a First Rank holder in Master of philosophy in Indian Classical Music. Among her major solo Carnatic concerts all over, the remarkable were the one for the 40th Annual Festival of the Kerala Legislative Assembly and the other for the Onam Festival 1997 of Kerala Tourism which became the history of events in Kerala, Binni performed a concert on a dais placed in the center of a huge water pond (Sreevaraham) while the audience listened to the concert sitting at the steps on the four shores. Some among the awards and titles of recognition on Binni are the title “Kalaathilakam” – Government of Kerala, Best Female Playback Singer – FILMFARE AWARD 2005 for the song “RA RA” in the film Chandramuki of the superstar Rajinikanth, music directed by Sri.Vidyasagar, Best Singer
Award – for television – by Mylapore Academy and Maha fine arts – for the title song “azhagukku noorazhaku” of the serial Lakshmi. She has sung in more than 46 feature films, title songs for 19 television serials and 127 music albums in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, and Bengali etc.
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Featured article about the Duo in The Hindu.