A resident of Bangalore, Chitra worked extensively with A. R. Rahman during the early 2000s on his Tamil films, while also having an alternate career as a television host and actress on Malayalam television.

Chitra Iyer, also known as Chitra Sivaraman, is a well-known Indian playback singer. She was born and raised in Chennai, India, and began her singing career in the early 1990s. Chitra’s melodious voice and unique style quickly gained her recognition and popularity in the Indian music industry.

Over the years, Chitra has lent her voice to numerous hit songs in several Indian languages, including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. Some of her most popular songs include “Vizhigalil Oru Vaanavil” from the Tamil movie “Deiva Thirumagal,” “Ennavale Adi Ennavale” from the Tamil movie “Kadhalan,” and “Kurukku Siruthavale” from the Tamil movie “Mudhalvan.”

Chitra’s voice is known for its clarity, range, and emotive quality. She has won several awards and accolades for her singing, including the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 2000, the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer in Tamil in 2001, and the Kerala State Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 2007.


Chitra is a beloved figure in the Indian music industry and continues to inspire and entertain audiences with her captivating voice and performances.

Apart from playback singing, Chitra has also performed in numerous concerts and live shows, both in India and abroad. She has collaborated with several leading musicians and composers in the industry and has earned a reputation for her versatility and adaptability.