Elli kokkinou Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Anusuya Mukherjee
Feb 20, 2024 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on May 26, 2022
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About Elli Kokkinou

Elli Kokkinou is a Greek singer born in the Greek capital of Athens.
Elli Kokkinou is one of Greece's most prominent singers today. Anna Vissi and Glykeria are among many of the Greek music stars she has shared the stage with.
The IFPI Greece has recognized Kokkinou for 135,000 album sales. Kokkinou was named the 27th top-certified female musician in the Nation's Phonographic History by Alpha TV on March 14, 2010.
Elli Kokkinou is a multi-platinum-selling Greek singer who is best known for her albums 'Ta Genethlia Mou' and 'Sto Kokkino'. Elli was also a judge on season two of 'Greek Idol'.
She has shared the stage alongside Despina Vandi. Elli Kokkinou joined the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles in the '90s.
Elli Kokkinou was born in Athens, Greece, on July 24, 1970. Elli is one of the most successful celebrities who was born in Greece. Keep reading to learn facts about Elli's birthday, zodiac sign, birth sign, and more!

Elli Kokkinou Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Elli Kokkinou’s net worth?

Elli Kokkinou has a net worth of $3.5 million. She has acquired a great deal of wealth from her major vocation as a global music singer. She is a successful international artist.

How much does Elli Kokkinou earn per year?

There is no fixed amount known for her annual earnings. She is popular in the music industry and makes many title tracks and artists' albums.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Elli Kokkinou?

Elli kokkinou is 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) tall.

How old is Elli Kokkinou?

Elli Kokkinou, born on July 24, 1970, makes her 51 years old as of December 2021. Her birth sign is Leo and her Chinese zodiac sign is a dog.

Childhood And Education

Elli Kokkinou was raised in a musical family. Elli was interested in music from an early age and was also a member of her school's dance club. Her father pushed her to listen to music, namely Jazz, whilst her mother urged her to listen to more popular music, such as Disco. She began ballet at the age of five, and at home, she sang and danced for her folks at night. She quickly began classical guitar tuition at the Attiko Conservatory, followed by three years of acoustic and electric guitar training. Kokkinou was also particularly interested in sports, and she was a member of a water ski team for six years before she graduated from high school.
Elli Kokkinou was a member of a team that finished third in a Pan-Hellenic tournament and won several gold medals. Kokkinou formed her first band, Anonimi, after graduating. Simultaneously, she finished her exams and was accepted to the Vakalo, a school where she studied architecture and graphic drawing, as well as art history.
Elli Kokkinou began professionally dealing with music in 1990, at the request of the well-known Kostas Tournas. Soon after, Kokkinou began working with many prominent names in clubs, like Antonis Vardis. At the same time, Kokkinou contributed backing vocals to the albums of a number of other musicians.
Elli Kokkinou arrived in Los Angeles in 1992 to study voice and piano at the Musicians Institute of Technology for two years. Her move to the United States provided her with the opportunity to study with prominent musicians such as Carl Schroeder, famous pianist for Scott Henderson. She graduated in 1994 and returned to Greece.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Elli Kokkinou’s partner?

Elli Kokkinou was in a relationship with singer Dionisis Schinas in the '90s. In 2000, Elli started dating, Panayiotis Vassiliadis, her business manager, and the couple married in September 2007. Elli took on the role of stepmother to his three children. After significant media attention, she disclosed that she was pregnant with her first child in December 2007. Kokkinou gave birth to a son in May 2008. After considerable conjecture and no public appearances by the two in six months, Kokkinou and her son relocated to a new property in March 2010, shortly after which the pair announced their divorce. Georgios Bogris, a Greek basketball player, was her boyfriend from September 2010 till the summer of 2017.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

  • Elli Kokkinou acquired a contract with Sony Music Greece in 1996 and collaborated with various artists. Her debut CD single, 'Kapia Mera' (Someday), was released in 1998. Antonis Vardis composed the music, while Gioula Gerorgiou and Manou Tsilimidis wrote the words. 
  • Athens-born Elli Kokkinou's debut album, 'Epikindyna Paihnidia' (Dangerous games), was published in 1999. 'Andriki Kolonia' (Male cologne), her second album, was published in 2000. The album's lead track, 'Pao Pao', became a smash. She has worked with various artists throughout her career.
  • Former 'Greek Idol' judge joined Heaven Music in 2002 and began working with famous musician Phoebus the following year. In May 2003, Elli released the album 'Sto Kokkino' (In Red), which became one of the year's most popular albums in Greece, selling double platinum. The record received its first platinum certification within two months and was a huge success in neighboring Turkey. Kokkinou collaborated with Giorgos Mazonakis on the song 'To Gucci Ton Masai', which reached the top 10 in Greece.
  • Following a number of concerts with Christos Dantis throughout Australia and The United States, Elli Kokkinou returned in 2005 and began recording songs for her second studio album with Phivos.
  • The album quickly went platinum, and on November 13, 2006, it was repackaged as 'Ki Allo' Platinum Edition (More). 'Ki Allo' included four new songs and a bonus DVD, featuring a duet with Thanos Petrelis, which was initially performed at the 2006 MAD Music Video Awards.
  • In November 2008, the Greek singer released 'Mi Ta Paratas', a song written by Dimitris Kontopoulos and used as the title tune for the Greek film 'O Ilias tou 16ou'. The international artist also recorded a song for the Barbie movie 'I Barbie Kai To Diamantenio Kastro' called 'Demenes', which she released on her official Myspace website.

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Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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