Chinnaponnu (BIGG BOSS 5 Tamil) Biography, Net Worth, and More

Chinnaponnu is an Indian folk playback singer from the state of Tamil Nadu. She also participates in Television. In 2021, she participated in BIGG BOSS season 5, Tamil as a contestant which is being hosted by Kamal Haasan. She was evicted on the 28th day of the show.

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Full / Real Name

Chinna Ponnu, Chinnaponnu Kumar

Nickname

Chinnaponnu

Profession

Folk singer, Television Personality

Genres

Filmi and Folk

Date of Birth

May 1968

Age

53 years

Birthplace

Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu, India

Zodiac Sign

Taurus

Nationality

Indian

Religion

Hinduism

Hometown

Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu, India

School

NA

University or College

NA

Last Qualification

Graduation

Morphology

Weight

  • 90 Kgs
  • 198.41 Pounds

Height

  • 158.4 Centimeters
  • 1.58 Meters
  • 5.2 Feets

Figure Value

NA

Figure Type

Bulky

Skin Color

Black

Eye Color

Black

Hair Colour

Black

Shoe Size

NA

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Personal Life and Relationships

Chinnaponnu was born in Suranam, a small village in the Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu. The names of her parents are not known. Also, there is no information available about her education. Chinnaponnu developed a keen interest in music at a very young age. She started performing and singing in temple festivals and churches when she was just 13 years old.

Chinnaponnu got married in 1990 to composer and percussionist Selva Kumar. They have composed music together ever since. Both have also performed at many events together.

Father

NA

Mother

NA

Sibling

NA

Marital Status

Married

Husband

Selva Kumar

Relationships and Affairs

NA

Career Path of Chinnaponnu

Chinnaponnu began her professional singing career by singing in the troupe of fellow folk artist Kottaisamy, whom she credits as her mentor. Later her voice was noticed by K.A. Gunasekaran, a leading researcher on the folk arts and folk songs of Tamil Nadu, who also had close ties to the Communist Party of India. Gunasekaran helped promote her performances in different parts of the state.

In 2004, she got her break into the Tamil film industry as a playback singer with the song “Vazhthuren Vazhthuren” in the film Chandramukhi, starring Rajinikanth and Jyothika. The song was a hit. In 2010, she was one of the artists featured in the theme song for the World Classical Tamil Conference 2010, composed by A. R. Rahman, with a video directed by Gautham Menon. In 2010 and 2011, her troupe was one of the headlining acts at the Chennai Sangamam festival.

In June 2011, she appeared on MTV Coke Studio television series in the episodes ‘Vethalai’ and ‘Tere Naam’ along with singer Kailash Kher and Papon. In 2012, she debuted into the Telugu film industry with the song Pattuko Pattuko in the movie Bus Stop with music by JB.

Her song “Nakka Mukka” was a huge hit and she received widespread acclaim and success with this. In 2021, she participated in BIGG BOSS TAMIL SEASON 5 as a contestant. However, she was eliminated on the 28th day. She was only the only age to survive till the 4th week.

Career and Financial Stats

Awards and Achievements

Edition Award 2010 For Theeka Theeka Song

Net Worth

1 Crore (approx)

Debut

Vazhthuren Vazhthuren

Income Source

Singing Mostly

Salary

NA

Cars

NA

Houses

NA

Favorite and Beloved Things

Favorite Food

South Indian Food

Favorite Cuisine

South-Indian

Favorite Actor

NA

Favorite Actress

NA

Favorite Activity

Singing

Favorite Destination

NA

Favorite Sports

NA

Favorite Singer

NA

Favorite Color

NA

Favorite Music

Folk Songs

Food Habits

Non-Vegetarian

Interest & Hobbies

Singing, Folks, Listening Music

Favorite Book

NA

Facts About Chinnaponnu

  • In 2008, Chinnaponnu was involved in a serious car accident, in which her driver was killed. Chinnaponnu sustained head injuries and was hospitalised for several weeks. Chinnaponnu started recording and performing song only a few months after the accident.
  • Her song Nakka Mukka watch featured in the 2011 Bollywood film Dirty.

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