Chithra turns 60. Here are a few interesting facts about the legendary singer

K S Chithra admits she is a fitness freak. Photo: Manorama

K S Chithra, synonymous with the soulful female voice that exudes Kerala's cultural resonance, turns 60 today. She has not just endeared herself to legions of music lovers in south India but is a much-venerated singer across India. The melody queen is also known for her pleasant and innocent disposition. However, here are a few unknown yet interesting aspects about Mollywood's very own nightingale.

Love of architecture

In a recent interview with Johny Lukose in 'Nere Chovve', the singer said she loves architecture and would spent hours on designing a house, especially if a certain design catches her fancy.“I don't design a house based on measurements. However, if a house or design catches my fancy, I will come home and conceive a similar house. I can also imagine myself living there,” she says with a laugh, adding she would send those designs to a few people who are close to her.

A hygiene freak

The singer has also admitted she is a neatness freak. In her own words, she is someone who prefers everything in an orderly manner and would get angry if things are not kept spick and span. She also admits she picks up fights with her husband Vijay Shankar over this issue. “I also make my own bed even at the hotels I stay. I just can't imagine leaving it as it is,” she says.

Stage fright

Though we know K S Chithra is calm outwardly, the playback singer admits she still gets stage fright before her performances. She drinks a lot of water to relax. She also prefers to play mobile games and solve crossword puzzles on days she gets stressed.

She thought she would become a teacher

The playback singer says she never imagined she would become a professional singer. In fact, she studied music in college because she had plans to become a music teacher. Chithra admits she loves teaching. It should not be surprising since her parents were also teachers.

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