Sithara Krishnakumar, popularly known by her first name Sithara, is an acclaimed Playback singer and a known Ghazal singer. A graded artiste of All India Radio, she is making her presence felt in the music industry following a string of successes in musical talent shows. She has rendered her voice to over 300 film songs in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada languages. A singer who respects and takes her profession seriously, she likes to learn and experiment with folk and fusion genres of music. Moreover, Sithara is a trained classical dancer.
Born in Kozhikode, into a family of musical tradition, Sithara showed a keen interest in music from a very early age. Her parents spotted her talent and decided to nurture her skills. She was introduced to Sri Ramanattukara Sathish and Pala C.K Ramachandran who initially trained her in Carnatic classical music. She got trained in Classical dance by Kalamandalam Vinodini. Later on, Sithara started her formal training in Hindustani music under Ustad Fiyaz Khan, which she is still pursuing.
Her multifaceted talents has never gone unnoticed. She was honoured with the 'Kalathilakam' title for two consecutive years while she was a graduate student at Calicut University.
Presently, Sithara is residing at Aluva married to Dr. M Sajish, a Clinical Cardiologist. A very supportive family, caring friends, constantly guiding teachers and a strong will to learn and perfect the medium keeps her focused and motivated.
Awards & Achievements
|Asiavision Awards||best Female Playback singer||2017|
|Yuva Awards||best Female Playback singer||2017|
|Red FM Malayalam Music Awards||best Female Playback singer||2017|
|Mangalam Music Awards||best Female Playback singer||2017|
|Asianet TV Awards||best Popular duet song||2017|
|Anand TV Awards||best Playback singer||2016|
|South Indian International Movie Awards||best Playback singer||2014|
|Filmfare Awards||best Playback singer Nominee||2013|
|Star Vijay Awards||best Playback singer Nominee||2013|
|Inspire Film Award||best Female Playback singer||2012|
|Mirchi Music Award||best Female singer in Tamil||2012|
|Kerala State Film Award||best Female singer||2012|
|L Channel Award||best playback singer||2012|
|Kannur Rajan Memorial Award||best playback singer||2012|
|Vayalar Samskarika Vedi Award||best Female playback singer||2011|
|Mohammed Rafi Memorial Award||best Female playback singer||2011|
|Drishya Award||best playback singer||2009|
|Gandharva Sangeetham (Seniors)||Winner||2009|
|Jeevan TV 2 Crore Apple Megastars||Winner||2008|
|Calicut University Arts Festival||Kalathilakam||2006|
|Calicut University Arts Festival||Kalathilakam||2005|
|Swaralaya Kairali Yesudas Award||best singer||2004|
|Jeevan TV Voice 2004||Winner||2004|
|Baburaj Memorial Award||best Female singer||2002|