Sunder Narayana Rao was born on 30th January and was bought up in Tamil Nadu, India. He is a singer by profession. He started his career in the year 2013. His genres are Indian, Afghani, Pakistani classical music, Thumri, Sufi, Tappa, Natya Sangeet, Qawwali, etc. He was put into the field of music at a very small age by his family.
During his engineering graduation days, he heard singer Amir Khan’s music cassette. At that point of time, he recognized his inclination towards music and wanted to make singing as is professional career mainly “Hindustani Classical Music.” After this realization, his professional training deepened, and he went to the United States to learn from “Pandit Madhav Bhatki” from “Gwalior Gharana,” (New Jersey) Meanwhile, he learned from many other people. When Pandit Madhav Bhati recognized his talent and potential, he made him practice rigorously for 10-12 hrs. in a day.
His curiosity to explore more forms of classical music made him learn the classical music of other countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan. He also learnt many forms of semi classical music and various Indian Subgenres while he was in the USA. He returned to India in the year 2006, but while he was in the U.S., he never sat idle and used to work with local music producers and composers and used to sing and give music in different languages. He also used to give sound track in various music forms film and non-film content. And when he came back to India in early 2006, he started exploring “North Indian Classical Music” to make it his mainstream capacity.
With the help of some of his friends, he started making contacts with many music directors, producers, and composers and also took appointments to meet them so that he could show his work to them. Then after some time, he grabbed the attention of South-Indian film director Ghibran who recognized his diversified talent in singing and music and made him work in his movies like “
Vathikuchi” in which he worked with the songs like “Kuru Kuru” and “Kanna Kanna.” The two songs were a major hit which gave him the much-needed break and paved his way in the South-Indian Music Industry.
After that in the same year, he sang in the movies like “Katti Puli,” “Praanam Kosam,” “
Naiyaandi” and “Thiruminum Ennum Nikkah.” In the year 2014, he sang for the movie named “
Amarakaaviyam” and then consecutively in the year 2015 for the movie “
Papanasam.” His latest work is for the movie “
Kadugu” released in the year 2017.