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News |  13 Dec 2013 10:53 |  By RnMTeam

My relationship with my kids is more like a friend- KK

MUMBAI: He started off being a marketing executive and then jumped on to become a singer. For singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known as KK, it was all about taking chances. Debuted in 1994, he teamed up Louis Banks, Ranjit Barot and Leslie Lewis for his first stint in the musical industry.

Talking to Radioandmusic .com’ Dhairya Ingle about his musical journey, the singer said, “While I was in school I sung jingles. The fact that it earned me some good cash fascinated me. Later in college I started producing them. Then after moving to Mumbai my first break was singing a jingle for UTV.”

KK was introduced as a playback singer with A. R. Rahman's hit song "College Styley" and "Hello Dr." from Kadir's ‘Kadal Desam’ and then ‘Strawberry Kannae’ from AVM Production’s musical film ‘Minsara Kanavu’ (1997). After Ismail Darbar’s ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ for the track ‘Tadap Tadap’ the singer never looked back and till date, KK remains the sweetheart of the composers.

According to him singers cannot completely rely on technology because after a certain point, they will get exposed while performing live on stage. “We always had technology helping out, and everyone has to keep in pace with the same. One needs to know the basic nuances of singing only then, he or she will be thrown out.” His favourite composers include Pritam, AR Rahman and Mithoon, though he has enjoyed working with everyone.

Talking about his relationship with his kids, he said, “My relationship with my kids is more like a friend.” The singer got married to his childhood sweetheart Jyothi when he was just 22 and has two kids Nakul and Taamara. Seldom does the singer believe in planning his day.

KK just recorded a song ‘Meri Ma’ for the film Yaariyan and his upcoming projects include, Paranthewali Gali and a lot more. Currently the 45 year old is tied up with a number of concerts and will perform at the Royal Stag (Mega Music) for MTV Unplugged.