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N. C. Karunya

Other names of N. C. Karunya: Singer Karunya
Telugu Playback Singer N. C. Karunya
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He was an Indian Idol Season 2 participant who was the first runner-up while the winner of the season was Sandeep Acharya Sandeep Acharya was born on February 4, 1984. He i >> Read More... who died in the year 2013 in his hometown, Bikaner. Karunya was able to successfully impress the judges and was also declared the “Unofficial Winner” of the season. Well, if a guy is able to impress Sonu Nigam Sonu Nigam is a renowned Bollywood singer and comp >> Read More... , Farah Khan Farah Khan is an Indian film actress, producer, di >> Read More... , and Anu Malik Anu Malik is considered as one of the most famous >> Read More... there has to be a magic in the voice. According to Sonu Nigam, the “sur ka pakka” singer who was known to deliver consistently scintillating performances in the show could have been the winner if it was not up to the audience’s vote solely. He belonged to Hyderabad, Telangana, India and was born on 1 March 1986. He started the music training from his guru Sri NC Murthy at the age of just 3 and belongs to a family which has given 19 brilliant singers from which we can say that singing runs in his blood.

As he completed his seven years of age, he started learning Carnatic music from his guru. Being a truly dedicated singer, his daily routine started from 4:45 a.m, he performed pranayama and then did his daily riyaz from 6-9 a.m. Another thing about him that grabs our attention is that Karunya is a B.Tech graduate who used to enjoy the course and elaborates on how much he loved putting effort into creating the projects, from a water level indicator to a traffic light controller, to an appliance corrector along with his fellow mates which he referred to as his “gang”. The singer mentioned in an interview that, "I never thought of participating in a talent show on television until I saw the impact of Indian Idol. I used to be glued to my TV set and promised myself I would be a part of the show.” His singing was never affected by his South-Indian accent which by the way, he did not have.

He melodiously sang Punjabi and Rajasthani songs with all the feels which astonished actress ‘Tabu’ who also speaks the same language as his. He has performed songs like Ramta Jogi, Piya Re, Rind Posh (Kashmir Mission), Bunty Aur Bubli and Punjabi songs like Kawa Kawa Ajj Mera Ji Karda, Layi Vi Na Gayi etc, which shows the diversity of his singing talent. The uniqueness of his voice completely mesmerized the public, and this led him to reach to the final level. He was questioned on the importance of Indian Idol in building up his career, his answer was quite straight forward and logical. He said that although this show provided him huge exposure and knowledge of the industry, it can be counted as just the beginning and that he will keep on learning and singing for the love of his talent.

The show ended in the year 2006, ever since, he has sung “Aane Chaar Aane” for Rajkumar Hirani in the movie “ Lage Raho Munna Bhai Click to look into! >> Read More... ”, and “Jai Santoshi Maa” for Anu Malik. He then went back to his hometown Hyderabad and then sang for the supporters he had in Telugu Film Industry and recorded his first song there for Mani Sharma, in the film ‘Ashok’ casting JR. NTR. The Telugu film industry welcomed him with open arms, and he went on to record many songs there. He again became active in the year 2011 when he recorded Vayyarala jabilli, Solo, It's my lovestory etc. Everything was going on just fine with him singing songs in some movies and title songs of series until the song “Pillani Chooste” from Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu came out that made the South-Indian population crazy for his voice.

He also tried a little something in rock in a movie called “Sahasam”. You know when it happens that a movie sometimes unheard of has a superhit melodious song in it?? The same happened with a supposedly flop Bollywood film called “D For Dopidi” where he sang "Meher meher” that was a blockbuster and a real winner for him in North-Indian film industry. His work is diverse as he has worked for movies, serials, etc. He has hosted shows like a rip-off of Little Champs (Telugu based), Vijeta Voice Of Andhra. He has won numerous awards such as Best Debut Playback Singer followed by Best Playback Singer.

The list doesn’t end here, he was also been given "Young Rising Star of India” by the then Undersecretary-General of the UN, Shashi Tharoor Shashi Tharoor is an author, politician and also a >> Read More... in NYC. According to the prestigious organization IANT of Dallas, he is "One of the rare talents of Indian music Industry" . Let us sneak a little in his personal life where he got married and is leading a happy life. He is also the guy who made THE MAN IN BLACK, Mr. Will Smith go nuts on the song “Aye, Kya Bolti Tu” and made him sing along on the show Indian Idol.


N.C.Karunya is a multi potentialite, who hails from Hyderabad, Telangana. He is a playback singer, show host, songwriter, and YouTuber, who rose to fame after his participation in the second season of the Indian reality show named Indian Idol, aired on Sony Entertainment Television in 2005, where he secured the first-runner up position.

Karunya was born on 1 March 1986, in Hyderabad, Telangana to N.C. Madhu and P. Janaki, who gave their son proper musical training from his pupilage. He has been training in Carnatic music since 2000, and still continues to be a student of "Vaaggeya Vidwanmani" Sri ‘N.C. Murthy.’

Karunya’s life turned a corner after winning hearts in Indian Idol 2. He got into playback singing after being called for an audition by Vidhu Vinod Chopra Vidhu Vinod Chopra is a classic filmmaker, who has >> Read More... for the movie ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai,’ where he sang for the legend, ‘ Sanjay Dutt July 29, 1959, was the day when the two legends of >> Read More... .’ This marked the beginning of his career. After accomplishing a few more works in Bollywood, he was invited over to work in his motherland, Telangana, and in the Telugu film industry. His first song in Telugu was ‘Ekaantangaaunna,’ which was a hit. The song was offered to him by ‘Jr. NTR’ himself, who was impressed by Karunya’s talent. After his first song went viral, his talent crossed boundaries, and he was offered songs in other film industries, especially over the South. He recorded more than 200 songs in languages like Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Bengali. He also gave his voice for the short film, ‘ I Am That Change Click to look into! >> Read More... ,’ made by ‘ Allu Arjun The actor was born to producer Allu Arvind and Nir >> Read More... ,’ and director ‘ Sukumar Sukumar Bandreddi is an Indian film producer, dire >> Read More... .’

He tested his talent as a songwriter in 2008. His first Hindi album, ‘Karunya’, titled after himself, was released on 9 August, 2008. The music for this was composed by ‘Leslee Lewis,’ a renowned Indian singer and composer who is known worldwide. His next was ‘Karunya's Vandebhaavagurum’. He began his journey on YouTube in 2017 by creating his channel, and published his song O Priyathamaa on June 9 2017, which had crossed a million views in two shakes. He later published three more singles, Prema Geethika, Maayarogam, and Karuninchele.

Karunya has hosted TV shows as well, gaining his rightful place as a star host. He hosted reality shows like ‘Little Champs’ on Zee Telugu, ‘Vijetha - Voice of Andhra’, Airtel ‘ Saptaswaralu Saptaswaralu is a reality singing show in the Telu >> Read More... ’ on ETV, with phenomenal playback singers as judges. He has received a handful of awards in his career, including the Nandi Award for a teleserial song in the year 2006, Young Rising Star of India award, honoured by ‘Shashi Tharoor’ in New York Click to look into! >> Read More... , Bharathamuni Award for Best Male Debut Playback Singer, etc. He was awarded Nandi Award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, for the title song of the daily serial Ashta Chamma Ashta Chamma is a 30-minute daily Telugu soap oper >> Read More... . He has also won Filmfare Awards and many others.


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