Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-11-23 09:43 Bengaluru: Everybody in Mahalakshmi Layout knows 38-year-old Krishna Murthy. Popularly known as Pani Puri Kitty, Krishna Murthy owns a pani puri stall in the locality. But it is not his stall that has made Krishna Murthy famous but something completely unrelated to his trade: bodybuilding.Krishna Murthy is a well-known bodybuilder in the state and a celebrity fitness trainer. He is a personal trainer to actors Yash, Prem, Duniya Vijay and Chetan. He has won Mr India title seven times and owns a chain of fitness centres in the city.Krishna Murthy (Kitty) Kitty’s rags to riches journey began 17 years ago. Malleshwar, a policeman, who was a regular customer at his stall, advised him to try bodybuilding. So Kitty took the suggestion seriously and hit the gym. And the rest, as they say, is history. “Selling pani puri was essential for me. I had to take care of my family. I used to toil in the gym during mornings. I am inspired by Malleshwar, who conducted body-building competitions on his own expenses. My family and friends supported me too,” says Kitty.Kitty has won more than 83 body-building competitions, including Vishwa Karnataka Championship a record 24 times. He also came fourth in Mr. Universe bodybuilding competition. But he shot to fame when he came second in Mr World Bodybuilder competition. After that, there was no looking back. Today, he is sought-after by Sandalwood celebrities and has a chain of fitness centres under the brand name Muscle Planet.But fame hasn’t gone to his head. Kitty still continues to sell pani puri at Mahalakshmi Layout, because it was the stall which earned him his livelihood before he became popular.