Kavita Krishnamurthy Genre: World/Reggae, Film/Bollywood, India Hometown: India
Sharda Krishnamurthi (her real name) was in Delhi till she was 15. Her father
was an official in the Education and Cultural Affairs Ministry, and she was
exposed to classical music and dance from a very young age. Her mother was very
keen that she learnt music.
Since there was no good teacher available in Delhi for Carnatic music, her
mother decided that she should learn Hindustani music. Her neighbours, a Bengali
couple, were like second parents to her (Kavita lived with the lady in Mumbai
till her marriage) and at their suggestion, she also learnt Rabindra Sangeet.
This lady also knew Jaya Chakravarty, actress Hema Malini's mother, when the
latter stayed in Delhi. On a visit to Mumbai, Jaya suggested that she try her
luck in films. Her father was against a career in cinema, but Kavita assured him
that she would complete her college education first. She did her B.A. in
Economics at St. Xaviers' College, Mumbai.