Kalyani Nair

Occupation:
Singer
Kalyani Nair
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Kalyani Nair is a popular singer from Chennai, India (birthplace is Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala). She is highly active in Tamil cinema industry, Kollywood. As a schoolgirl Kalyani first appeared on Television in an episode of `Symphony' on Kairali TV and created attention. Her melodious voice has created ripples in music industry. At certain places of her song a resemblance of her voice with that of popular singer Shreya Ghoshal can be noticed. One of her popular songs is Dora Dora Anbe Dora in movie Masilamani where she has sung the duet with famous singer Balram.

She is an undergraduate student of Economics in Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She believes, Chennai is the right place for music as there are all varirties of music one can find. Hariharan once described her voice as one with a bright future as she sang with him at a function The Pancham effect that was organised to celebrate his 50th birthday. She likes the golden oldies of Lata, Asha and Geeta Dutt.

She did her schooling mostly in North India as her father Colonel U.G. Kumar was posted in different places in India. So she had the chance to learn Hindustani music. Currently at Chennai, her teacher is Binny Krishnakumar whom she appreciates a lot for his help. She has recently married one of his co-singers V Pradeep Kumar, who has sung many songs in Tamil movies. Their marriage was held at Chennai and attended by many playback singers.

Kalyani has sung for Vidyasagar in `Satyam' and `Kochi Rajavu,' and for Ouseppachan in `Thaskaraveeran,' and the popular `Moollai Thirugum' in `Kana Kande.She has sung a popular song " Sogathai Solli Aszha" in Karuvarai Pookkal ( The very first film about Transgenders in India) film music composed by Thomas Rathnam.

She recently sang the song Aaraduguluntada in the telugu movie Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu. Under the music direction of Mickey J Meyer and was also fairly popular.