Kerala State Film Awards-2005 Best Female playback singer:
K.S.Chitra, for the film Nottam, song Mayangi poi
Music director: M.Jayachandran
Originally sung by: K.S.Chitra
Sung by: Divya.S.Menon
Chitra ... a multi-faceted singer, heralded as the nightingale of South India, Chitra has built a formidable reputation and repertoire as a playback singer for Hindi and South Indian films. Chitra’s distinctively melodious voice coupled with her musical expressiveness is both pleasing and intriguing.
Chitra started her music career when she was offered a song by music director M.G.Radhakrishnan,in the year 1983, in a Malayalam film.
Chitra has the distinction of singing for the finest veteran music directors as well as for contemporary stalwarts like AR Rehman. She has worked with the topmost music directors in the South as well as in Bollywood. With over 11,000 songs to her credit, she has won innumerable awards for songs in all the four South Indian languages and Hindi, including five National Awards, several awards by various state governments, the Cinema Express Award and Screen-Videocon Awards, to name a few.
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