KK (Singer) Full Biography, Networth (2022) | Age, Height, Death, Family, Career, Wife, Awards and more

QUICK INFO:Age: 53 YearsDeath Date:
31st May, 2022
Wife: Jyothy

We lost KK on May 31, 2022. The playback vocalist was performing at a live show in Kolkata and when he arrived at his inn, he sneaked off the steps at last losing his life.

Bollywood artist and entertainer KK died at 53, the previous evening. He conveyed a phase show, a live show exactly, and purportedly tumbled down the steps of the lodging later in the evening of May 31, 2022. The artist was quickly taken to the medical clinic, where he was pronounced dead by the specialists. The vocalist has left a void in the Hindi entertainment world. His songs would always remain in the playlist of all the people of the 90s. 


Let’s take a look at his Biography.

KK: Biography

Full NameKrishna Kumar Kunnath
Nick NameKK
ProfessionSinger, composer
Date of Birth23rd August 1968
Date of Death31st May 2022
Place of birthTiruchur, Kerala
Home TownDelhi, India
AddressMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolMount St Mary’s School, Delhi
CollegeKirori Mal College, Delhi
QualificationB.Com. (Bachelor of Commerce)
HobbiesTravelling, Writing & Singing
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date1991
WifeJyothi Krishna

DebutTamil Song – College Style from film Kadal Desam (1996)

Bollywood Song – Tadap Tadap Is Dil Se from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

First Album – Pal (1999)

Best FriendsShaan

Languages KnownHindi, English, Telugu, Tamil
Official Websitehttp://www.themesmerizer.com
Email Addressteam@themesmerizer.com
Contact NumberHitesh Bhatt – 09370917772
Anoop Shetty – 09820994009
Best Known forTadap Tadap Is Dil Se
Khuda Jaane
Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai
Tu Jo Mila
Zindgi Do Pal Ki
– among others
AwardsHe won many awards as best play back singer

Physical Attributes

Height1.65 m (5′ 5″)
Weight (Approx.)65 kg
Body MeasurementsChest : 40 inches
Waist : 32 inches
Biceps : 12 inches
Skin ColourFair
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack


FatherC. S. Nair

MotherKunnath Kanakavalli
BrotherNot Known
SisterNot Known
Affair/WifeJyothy Krishna

ChildrenDaughter: Tamara Kunnath
Son: Nakul Krishna Kunnath (singer)


Favorite ColorBlack
Favorite PlayerSachin Tendulkar
Favorite SportCricket
Favorite ActressRaveena Tandon , Aishwarya Rai Bachchan , Kareena Kapoor
Favorite ActorIrfan Khan , Aamir Khan , Shah Rukh Khan , Akshay Kumar
Favorite SingerShaan , A. R. Rahman , R. D. Burman , Mohammed Rafi , Kishore Kumar , Lata Mangeshkar , Pritam Chakraborty , Bryan Adams , Michael Jackson , Shreya Ghoshal
Favorite PlaceSwitzerland
Favorite DressT-shirt with Jeans
Favorite FoodPastry, South Indian Cuisine

KK Biography: Early Life 

KK or Krishnakumar Kunnath was born on 23rd August 1968. He was born in a Malayali family to Kunnath Kanakavalli and CS Menon. He was, however, brought up in New Delhi. He completed his studies at Delhi’s Mount St Mary’s School and graduated from Kirori Mal College, DU. KK was married to Jyothy in 1991. The couple had a son named Nakul Krishna Kunnath and a daughter named Tamara Kunnath.

KK Biography: Bollywood Career

Playback singing for KK began when he gave his demo tape to Loius Banks, Ranjit Barot and Lesle Lewis for a break in the music industry. He started singing jingles thereafter. He was called by UTV when he sang a jingle for Santogen Suiting ad. 

He sang more than 3500 jingles in 4 years then in 11 different languages. His first break in Mumbai with UTV for jingles itself. Lesle Lewis was considered a mentor by him for giving him his first Indian jingle and making his way through Bollywood. 

But it was AR Rahman who brought KK to the forefront of playback singing. He sang the famous song, “Kalluri Saaley” and “Hello Dr.” from Kadir’s Kadhal Desam and then “Strawberry Kannae” from AVM Productions’ musical film Minsara Kanavu. 

Big Bollywood Break: Tadap Tadap

The song which broke all records in 1999 was Tadap Tadap from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam which was sung by KK. Before that he lent his voice to Gulzar’s song Chhod Aye Hum from Maachis movie but that hardly got him any accolades. That year, also Sony Music was looking for a new artiste and entered KK. He was selected as the artist of the year and came out with his debut solo album titled Pal with Lesle Lewis. 

KK’s untimely demise has left a void in the Hindi Film Industry. Even Prime Minister Modi consoled his death. Many took to Twitter to express their condolence.

Telugu Songs List of KK

  • Vachadura from Brunadavanam
  • My heart is beating Adola from JAlsa
  • Feel My love from Arya
  • Daayi daayi dama from Indra etc

Singer KK Awards

Received award as Best Play back singer for his album PAL, For khudha Jaane in 2009 etc

He has great hits songs. He sung numerous number of songs and won many awards.


KK has received several awards during his musical career. In 2009, he was awarded the Best Playback Singer-Male during Screen Awards for his song Khuda Jaane. In 2010, he was awarded the Filmfare Awards South in the category of Best Playback Singer-Male.

KK Singer Death News/Cause Of Death

KK performed in the Sir Gurudas Mahavidyalaya celebration in Nazrul Mancha, Kolkata, on May 31, 2022. He complained of feeling ill on the way back to his hotel following his performance when he experienced cardiac arrest. Attempts to resuscitate him at the hotel were futile, and he was transferred to the CMRI hospital in Kolkata, where he was proclaimed dead on arrival. At the time of his death, he was 53 years old. On June 1, 2022, the Kolkata Police Department files a case of unnatural death in connection with the death of singer KK. PM Narendra Modi, Akshay Kumar, and many other prominent celebs mourned his demise.

KK: Net Worth

Kk (Singer) Net Worth: $8 Millions

Kk (Singer)’s Income / Salary:
Per Year: $1,000,000

Per Month: $83,333.33

Per Week: $19,230.77


  • KK was an Indian playback singer who sings in multiple languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu.
  • In 2009, he won the Best Male Playback Singer award at the Filmfare awards for the song ‘Khuda Jane’.
  • In the reality show Fame Gurukul, he was invited as a Jury member.
  • He had given his voice to more than 500 Hindi and 200 songs in other languages.
  • He also worked as a Marketing executive for six months after completing his studies.
  • He never got any formal training in singing but it was his passion and hard work which made him one of the most successful singers.

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KK was performing at the iconic Nazrul Mancha auditorium till 8:30 pm on May 31. He suddenly fell ill and returned to his hotel. When his condition deteriorated, he was rushed to the CMRI hospital in Kolkata, where he was declared dead.

Singer KK Death News: Bollywood singer KK, who delivered successful songs such as Tadap Tadap (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam), Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai (Woh Lamhe), O Meri Jaan (Life In A… Metro), died on Tuesday of cardiac arrest, hours after performing at a concert in Kolkata's Gurudas College in Nazrul Mancha.

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