The National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer and the Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer were among the first of many other prestigious accolades to recognise her exceptional talent. She was also recognised by all 4 state governments and has a tally of 7 national awards as the Best Female Playback Singer, and the coveted Padma Shri. Today, Chitra has lent her voice to over 25,000 songs across various genres, and has earned fond titles such as ‘Nightingale of South India’, ‘Chinna Kuyil’ in Tamil Nadu, ‘Vanambadi’ in Kerala and many more.JFW Awards 2019, in recognition of her honourable commitment to the school of Indian music, is delighted to present to her the Excellence in Music Award.
“My husband has been my pillar of support forever. I would be paranoid and scared to visit a studio alone and hence, he decided to accompany me to studios until today. I’am and will always be thankful to him for believing in me, supporting me and aiding me in my ladder to success.” K S Chithra