Singer Krishnakumar Kunath, popularly known as KK, passed away tonight. The 53-year-old singer was in Kolkata for a music event. During which she took her last breath. After the music event, the playback singer suddenly collapsed. After which he was transferred to a private hospital in the city, where he was pronounced dead.
KK had posted photos from his music event at Nazrul Manch in Kolkata today. As soon as news of his death hit the media, a mourning has ensued in the music world. In the midst of all this, today in this article we will get to know about Singer KK’s career, net worth and family.
Keke net worth
The veteran singer was away from Bollywood for the last few years, but he owned millions in assets. According to celebsagewiki.com, his net worth was between $1 million and $3 million. His main source of income came from singing and singing events. According to media reports, KK used to charge a fee of around Rs 3-4 lakh for a Hindi song. Which actress will Bhojpuri singer Pawan Singh marry for the third time?
KK’s singing career
In 1994, KK gave his demo tapes to Lewis Banks, Ranjit Barot, and Lesley Lewis to get a break in music. UTV called him up and he sang a song for a Santogen suit ad. In a span of four years, he has sung more than 3,500 jingles. He got his first UTV break in Mumbai to sing Jingles. He considers Lesley Lewis his mentor for giving him his first jingle to sing in Mumbai. KK broke out as a playback singer with AR Rahman’s hit songs ‘Kalluri Saal’ and ‘Hello Dr’. He had the opportunity to debut in Bollywood with the song ‘Tadap Tadap’ from Salman Khan’s film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. However, before this song, he had sung a small part of the song ‘Chhod Aaye Hum’ by Gulzar’s Maachis.
Personal life and early career of KK
Hindu Malayali Parents CS Born in Delhi to Menon and Kunath Kanakavalli, Krishnakumar Kunnath alias KK spent his childhood in New Delhi. Before entering Bollywood, KK sang 3,500 jingles. He is an alumnus of Mount St. Mary’s School, Delhi and graduated from Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. He sang the song ‘Bharat Ke Josh’ to support the Indian cricket team during the 1999 Cricket World Cup. Members of the Indian cricket team participated in this song of his.
KK married his childhood sweetheart Jyoti in 1991. His son Nakul Krishna Kunnath sang a song from his Humsafar album with him. KK also has a daughter named Tamara Kunath, who KK says likes to play the piano.