Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical , devotional, and popular music. She has sung in a number of Indian languages as well as Urdu, Latin, Arabic, Sinhalese and English. She has recorded more than 25,000 Songs for various films and albums. She is a recipient of six National Film Awards, seven Film fare Awards South and 35 different state film awards. She has won all the four south Indian state film awards.
Nagoor Babu, known by his stage name Mano, is an Indian playback singer, voice-over artist, actor, producer, television anchor and music composer. He is a recipient of several awards such as the Nandi Awards from the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Kalaimamani award from the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Haricharan comes from a family of music connoisseurs where his grandfather P. S. Ganapathy was an organiser of mic-less Carnatic concerts in the 60s under the name “Aalapanaa”, and his grandmother Smt. Alamelu Ganapathy is a national awardee in Mathematics, and has been in academia for more than 35 years. His father G. Seshadri is a ‘B’ grade artist through AIR , and a bank employee, and his mother Latha, a librarian in P. S. Senior Secondary School . Haricharan started learning Carnatic music at an early age of seven under Smt. Sethu Mahadevan, and then from stalwarts like K. V. Narayanaswamy , T. M. Prabhavathi and P. S. Narayanaswamy .