Krishna Kumar is popularly known by the name K(Kay ).He is an Indian singer, music director, and composer who work in films. His birthplace was Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu, India. When he was four years old, he moved to Chennai. He studied in Chennai at the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School. He took his keyboard lessons in the school. He finished his Grade 8 certificate exams quickly in the Trinity College of Music, London. At the age of 12, he joined his first rock band, and that was where he found an outlet for his talent. He then played with the band Panatella, a successful rock and roll band for several years. K then went on to create jingles for advertisements and corporate films.
He also started singing songs for films. He began his career in films in the year 2010. His debut film was Yuddham Sei. Mysskin wrote and directed the film, and the soundtrack of the film was successful. Cheran,
Dipa Shah, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan, Selva, Iniya and Y.G. Mahendra starred in the film. The film was released on 4 February 2011. Then he composed music for another Mysskin’s film titled Mugamoodi. Jeeva, Narain, PoojaHegde, Nassar, and Selva starred in the film. It was a martial arts superhero film. The music and soundtrack were well received and got good reviews. The soundtrack album was released at Sathyam cinemas on July 20, 2012. K then composed music for the Tamil film Aarohanam in the same year.
His next breakthrough came when he was called by
Rajeev Ravi, famous cinematographer to compose music for the film
Fahadh Faasil and
Andrea Jeremiah played the lead roles in the film. It was K’s debut film in Malayalam. The audio was launched at Fort Kochi on December 12, 2012. K made his entry into Bollywood with the Hindi remake of the film Pizza. In the year 2015, he composed music for the film Kirumi directed by Anucharan. He was praised for his background work for the film. Amidst this, he worked in the films like Onbadhule Guru, Mahabalipuram, Kaadu, Cartoon, 49-0, and Kallappadam.
However, all these films failed to receive attention. So Kirumi was considered a comeback for K. In the year 2016, he composed music for another Rajeev Ravi film titled Kammatipaadam. He received a huge response for his music in the film. He then composed music for the film
Aandavan Kattalai. The soundtrack album was launched on September 12, 2016. He then composed music for the Tamil film Ammani. K composed music for the Tamil, Hindi and Telugu version of the movie
The Ghazi Attack. He is a versatile artist.