She was born on May 10, 1978 in Guntur city of Andhra Pradesh into a Telugu Brahmin family. Her original name was Sunitha Upadrashta.
She started training at an age of 3 in Carnatic vocal and light music. She learnt music for eight years. At the age of fifteen she won national award for All India Radio. She began her career as playback singer in 1995 for the movie Gulabi (a musical hit Telugu cinema).
She worked as playback singer, anchor and dubbing artist. She got married very early at an age of 19, her husband Kiran also works for media. Couple got two children, son and a daughter.
She gave voice to famous heroines like Jyothika (wife of actor surya),
(famous south Indian actress), Bhoomika(famous heroine in south Indian films), Charmi kaur (predominant telugu heroine), Laila,
(national award winning actress), Soundarya (versatie actress),
(Indian actress, television personality and model, also appeared in Bollywood), Shreya Sharan (south Indian actress from Dehradun), Genelia dsouza (Indian actress and wife of Ritesh Deshmuk), Sneha (Telugu born beauty),
(leading Bollywood heroine), Tamannah (milk beauty from Punjab),
(an established leading actress), Kamlini Mukherji (famous for her homely appearence), Nayanatara (Diana Mariam Kurian, a kerala beauty and leading actress) etc. All the above mentioned heroines acted with top actresses and have blockbusters in their career; many of them are still seen on screen. She had a record of dubbing sixty movies in a single year. She dubbed almost 750 films, also received four Nandi awards from AP government as best dubbing artist.
She worked with almost more than twenty music directors, she sang more than 3000 songs in films itself. She is even associated with Tamil and Kannada. She had given many stage shows abroad as singer. She won a film fare award as best female playback singer. She won many Nandi awards as playback singer for both movies and TV serials.
She won many gold medals in her childhood itself and she won more than 25 other awards as best female singer. She was internationally recognized.
She participated in many TV shows also. She gave more than 500 programmes on AIR, Doordarshan, ETV, Gemini TV, and MAA TV.
She hosted many TV shows related to music, ‘
’ on Gemini TV, ‘Jhunmmandi Naadam’, ‘Saptasvaralu’, ‘Paaduta Teeyaga’ on ETV, ‘Saregamapa’ on ZEE Telugu. She was taking part in ‘Super Singer (reality-based Indian singing competition)’ series on MAA TV from 4th series as participant, mentor and judge. She bagged ‘Super Singer-7’ title recently.