Rajesh Krishnan (ರಾಜೇಶ್ ಕೃಷ್ಣನ್) is one of the most popular accomplished playback singers in the Kannada industry. He has sung over 2000 songs in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu in a career spanning over 13 years.
Rajesh Krishnan Popularly known as the Voice of S.P. Balasubrahmanyam. Rajesh Krishnan started his career as a track singer under the guidance of Hamsalekha two decades ago.
Date of birth : 3rd jun 1982
Rajesh Krishnan has also acted the Kannada movie Gaalipata which also starred “Comedy Time” Ganesh and Diganth.
Rajesh Krishnan spoke exclusively to Sify.com on the sets of ‘Santosha’ at Abbainaidu studio and confesses that singing is easier than acting.
1. Why have you changed tracks to acting?
I want to take up social service in his life. As a singer my name is popular but not my face. So I want more popularity so that I can venture more into social work.
2. Why didn’t your marriage with Soumya not work?
I believe in destiny (long pause) but she is still my best friend. The marriage and the break up has given me more courage to face things in life.
3. Are you still undergoing training in singing?
I am learning Hindustani and Carnatic music. I admire K.J.Yesudas and you know that to sing the ‘Kanakangi’ raga Yesudasji had done a research for six years.
4. How many awards have you won?
I am the winner of Nandi award for Ninne Pelladatha in Telugu. I have also bagged three Karnataka state awards for ‘Ekangi’, ‘Bannada Hejje’ and Dhumbi besides getting film fans award.
5. Any song that is close to your heart?
“Onde Usirali…..”, breathless song with Chitraji for the film ‘Snehaloka’ in Kannada.
6. What is your role in ‘Santosha’?
Siddharth is the hero. I play his friend who gives him moral support and the character has a very important part in the story. I have two songs in the film also.