Short Biography

K. Rani was born on 1943 in Kanpur in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. She is an Indian Singer & Playback Singer who has sang songs in Telugu,  Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada,  Bengali, Hindi, Uzbek and Sinhala.

Other Name: Kisan Rani
Other Professions:

Playback Singer

Appearance: Malayalam

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K. Rani Complete Bio & Career

K. Rani’s full name is Kisan Rani. She was an Indian playback singer who has recorded over 500 songs in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Sinhala and Uzbek. Rani was the first female singer from India to sing in Sinhala and Uzbek, and sang the national anthem of Sri Lanka (the “Sri Lanka Matha”). She along with her migrated from Kanpur to South India. Her father, Kishan Singh was a Railway Station Master and was transferred frequently from station to station. This gave Rani an opportunity to become conversant with different languages. At the age of 5 or 6 she got a chance to sing in a stage. She sang on stages where Vyjayanthimala’s dance programs were taking place. She sang songs during the dress change-over interludes. One day, during such a program at Raja Annamalai Mandram, music composer C. R. Subburaman was present. He noticed the little girl’s talent and introduced her as a playback singer in films.
Rani’s first films, in 1951 at age eight, were the Telugu Roopavathi and Tamil Mohana Sundaram and Singari. A year later, she was singing for lead characters in films like Kalyani, Kalyanam Panni Paar, Pelli Chesi Choodu, Dharma Devadhai and Dharma Devadha. Rani’s “Antha Bhranthi Yenaa” and “Ellaam Maayai Thaanaa” among various others. She first performed in Sri Lankan cinema for Sujatha in 1953 under the direction of composer Ananda Samarakoon, and contributed to Seda Sulang in 1955 and Sirimali in 1959. Much sought after during the 1950s, Rani had few songs in the early 1960s. She sang Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) songs and recorded Tamil Islamic songs with Nagore E. M. Hanifa. Many of Rani’s songs were written by C. R. Subburaman and G. Ramanathan. She sang duets with legendary singers like Ghantasala,  A. M. Rajah, P. B. Sreenivas, T. M. Soundararajan., Thiruchi Loganathan, J. P. Chandrababu, and K. J. Yesudas among others. Her career lasted 2 decades but is still remembered for her contribution to south Indian muisc industry.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

DEATHDAY 13 July,2018 (Wednesday)
DEATH PLACE Hyderabad, Telangana

K. Rani Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Her father’s name was Kishan Singh.

Life’s Important Dates Of K. Rani

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Kanpur
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Hyderabad, Telangana, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Singing and Cooking
Marital Status Unmarried
Debut Tamil Song – Polika Radha (1950)
Telugu – Vennelni Chinna Bucche Paata (1951)
Hindi – Mera Billa Gora Hai Aur Teri Billi Kaali (1953)
Sinhala – Sumadhura Wey (1953)
Kannada – Anandha Gokula (1956)
Malayalam – Aamalarkkaavil (1957)
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A
Best Songs Oyilaana Mayilaattam, Kalyanam Seidhu Kattiduvomm Mera Billa Gora Hai Aur Teri Billi Kaali, Ayyo Baa Baa, and Prema Prema Prema among others


Favorite Color White
Favorite Sport Hockey
Favorite Actor Raj Kapoor

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About K. Rani

  • Legendary music composer C. R. Subburaman first noticed her while she was giving a stage performance.
  • Raj Kapoor provided the rhythms when she sang Hindi songs, including “O Maine Pyar Kia, Mai Kya Karu Ram Mujhe Budda Mil Gaya”, at a stage show
  • She was the first female singer from India to sing in Sinhala and Uzbek.