Padmashri Kavita Krishnamurthy is an Indian film playback singer, trained in classical music, she has sung a wide range of classical-based songs In her career, she has worked with a variety of music composers, including R.D.Burman, Hamsalekha and A.R.Rahman and is also the recipient of four Filmfare Best Female Playback Singer Awards, including 3 consecutive awards in the period 19941996. Her performance as a singer in the film 1942: A Love Story, composed by R.D.Burman won her a lot of popular acclaim. With a string of hits from 1942: A Love Story, Yaraana, Agni Sakshi, Bhairavi and Khamoshi, Kavita established herself as a leading female singer in the mid 1990s. She expanded her area of work and was the main featured soloist in the Global Fusion album released by Warner Bros featuring musicians from five continents and actively started exploring fusion music, travelled around the world including the US, UK, Europe, Africa, Australia, the Far East, the Middle East and South America. She has been making appearances in various music reality shows as a guest judge.