Krishna started learning Indian Classical music at the age of 3, with influences like Kishori Amonkar and Pt. Ravi Shankar. Krishna recalls feeling rather musically 'incomplete' and felt the need to learn a stringed instrument along with her vocal training. And then the Guitar found her. She is a full-fledged band on her own because of her dexterity with the guitar as well as her soul-stirring and moving voice.
From playing with Smt. Lata Mangeshkar to rock bands, Krishna’s musical journey has been varied and exciting. She has been featured by VH1 as a part of their presentation on acoustic guitar players in India. CNBC-AWAZ also got Krishna to feature on their independence day special as well as more recently she was on Tech Guru for a Steve Jobs Tribute.
More recently she also had the opportunity to work with the very talented Ram Sampath, who composed for Aamir Khan Productions’ ‘Saytamev Jayate’. Apart from playing the guitar and singing, Krishna also played the flute, and was featured in several of the episodes aired. She was very grateful to be a part of this socially relevant programme and she was tremendously appreciated for her work on it.
Early on she came to a realization that composing, writing and performing Bhajans/Indian devotional songs was a significant part of her musical repertoire. She has played hundreds of satsangs and devotional concerts. She has managed to set her music apart from anything that can be heard popularly. Her music can be described as soulful blend of Indian and Western styles, intensely melodious and something that connects people to the Divine.
Krishna is known for having broken the concept of bhajans being for the elderly, with people from just every age- group rejoicing in her renditions. Krishna’s first spiritual music album Soul Hum will create a new trend of ‘bhajans’. You cannot listen to it just once, before you know it, you will be addicted!