Dinker Kalvala is an Indian playback singer who has lent his voice to over a hundred Telugu songs in a career just spanning over seven years. He was born on 29th July in Warangal, Telangana. His interest in singing had developed at an early age, a skill which he honed for nearly two decades before taking it up as a career.
He began his journey to becoming a virtuoso with Junglee Music in 2012. Under the label, he recorded three songs, ‘Etu Chustunna Nuvve,’ ‘Kanulonaa Vennala,’ and ‘Tirale Datinde,’ for the romantic drama “Etu Chusina Nuvve.” While the movie had an ephemeral run at the box office, its soundtrack topped the Telugu charts for a long time.
Dinker had made a brilliant debut, winning laurels for his melodies, including the Radio Mirchi and the BIG FM awards in the Best Upcoming Male Singer category. Music director,
, recognized the potential Dinker carried and helped him take his success a step further by gracing him with the opportunity to sing for tracks in blockbusters “
” (2013; ‘Appudappudu’) and “
” (2014; ‘Pratheekshanam’).
Later in 2014, he and his younger brother, Lalith, came up with an ingenious idea to create an online series where songs from different national languages were blended together with the use of minimal external props. The reasoning was to create music as raw as possible, thereby exploring a singer’s vocals in their most genuine form.
Thus, the Jam Room was born. The series was an instantaneous hit, gathering over a million views in each of its installments. In 2016, Dinker’s voice resounded throughout South India when he featured in tracks for more than ten films, including “Araku Roadlo” (‘Tholi Tholi’), “
Kotha Kothaga Vunnadi
” (‘Alaanati’), “Nee Jatha Leka” (‘Kallamundu’), “
Marala Telupana Priya
” (‘Ralugaayi Ammayi’) and “Nithya Jothe Satya” (‘Ondu Shihiya’).
The same year, he became one of the lead vocalists for the classical fusion band, Capricio, which incorporates music from different genres into a scintillating euphony.
Besides recording titles for movies, he has also sung the hymn ‘Bhootanadha Sadananda,’ glorifying the Hindu God of Growth, Ayyappan, in the devotional album “Swamy Saranam Ayyappa” (2017). In his latest contribution, he gifted his audience with ‘Naminchi’ from Krish’s biographical drama “N.T.R. Kathanayakudu” (2019), based on the life of legendary actor and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. Dinker currently resides in Hyderabad, Telangana, with his wife, Jhansi, and daughter, Diya.