Singer - Sithara Krishnakumar

Sithara Krishnakumar (born 1 July 1986) is an Indian singer. Popularly known by her first name, Sithara is a playback singer in Malayalam who has also recorded songs for a number of Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. Trained in Hindustani and Carnatic classical music traditions, she is also a recognised ghazal singer.She travels extensively in India and abroad and has performed at more than a hundred stage shows. Folk and fusion being her other areas of interest, she has collaborated with various popular musical bands in Kerala. She launched her musical band Eastraga which focuses on a mix of female oriented songs backed by a team of renowned musicians like Rison, Sushanth, Abhijith Sreenivasan, Paulson, Thanuj, Jitu Oommen Thomas and Sarfaraz Khan.

Sithara started off her playback singing career in the year 2007 with the song Pammi Pammi in Vinayan's Malayalam film Athishayan. Formerly, she was the winner of several musical talent shows like Asianet Saptha Swarangal (2004), Kairali TV Gandharva Sangeetham (Seniors) and Jeevan TV Voice 2004 which served to bring her multifarious talents to the fore. She also won Jeevan TV's 20 million Apple Megastars in 2008. She has gained a good reputation as a devoted Ghazal singer and a passionate stage performer of other vocal genres. So far she has worked with noted composers like Rajamani, Ouseppachan, M. Jayachandran, G. V. Prakash Kumar, Berny Ignatius and Palash Sen and rendered her voice to over fifty film songs including Malayalam and other Indian languages. She is all set to launch a Ghazal album and her own production on ethnic music of Kerala.Her works are of various genres and conveys the deep rooted understanding of music at many different levels.