Chinnaponnu (sometimes written Chinna Ponnu, or Chinnaponnu Kumar) is a folk and playback singer from the state of Tamil Nadu, India.
In 2004, she broke into the Tamil film industry as a playback singer with the song "Vazhthuren Vazhthuren" in the hit film Chandramukhi, starring Rajinikanth and Jyothika. This led to television appearances and interest from other music directors.
In the year 2010, she won the Edition Award 2010 for the song "Theeka Theeka" from the film Suriyan Satta Kalluri directed by S.S. Pandian. In the same year she was also 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 entered the Telugu film industry with the song Pattuko Pattuko in the hit movie Bus Stop with music by JB ,G.Anil.
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