K. M. Radha Krishnan is an Indian music composer who works predominently in the Telugu film industry. Some of his most notable music hits are Anand, Godavari and Chandamama. In the year 2006, he was awarded Nandi Award by Andhra Pradesh state government and many other awards for the movie Godavari. He was a Nandi award jury member in 2010.
Radha Krishnan is an expert in Carnatic and Hindustani music. He also composed music for television ads. He has composed some devotional albums too.
Radha Krishnan was born in Gadwal of Telangana and studied till 3rd class there. He went to Coimbatore and returned after a few years to complete schooling in Gadwal. He got his inspiration to become a musician from his father who worked for All India Radio since 1973. His father used to sing light music and also a stage actor and inspired him to learn Hindustani classical music. He practiced classical music with the held of Chaganti Lakshmi for a couple of years. He settled in Hyderabad since his intermediate where he completed diploma in Hyderabad Music College. He learnt Karnatic classical music from Vengamamba. He did research on how to blend Hindustani music with Karnatic music.
His first music composition was for the movie – ‘Silence Please’ where he did background score. After a gap of two years, he got another opportunity to score music for a children film called ‘Hero’.