Kalyani Menon is an Indian playback singer who has worked in the Indian film industry. After beginning her career in the 1970s as a classical singer, Kalyani has since established a parallel career as a singer in the film industry and worked extensively with A. R. Rahman during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Kalyani Menon is the mother of Rajiv Menon, who has worked in Indian films as a cinematographer and director. Rajiv became acquainted with music composer A. R. Rahman and worked with him on commercial and film projects as a result of the composer's music work with Kalyani. As a mark of respect, when the audio cassette of Rajiv Menon's Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000) was released in a grand function, Kalyani Menon was called to receive the first cassette from Kamal Haasan. Kalyani had also made a brief appearance in the film as Aishwarya Rai’s music tutor.