Grace Karunas

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Grace Karunas
BornChennai, India
GenresPlayback singing, actress
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2004–present

Grace Karunas is an Indian playback singer and actress who has worked in the Indian film industry. The wife of actor Karunas, Grace has often sung in films featuring her husband.

Career[edit]

Grace began singing at the age of five with the CSI Church, Poonamallee. She continued singing with her church and at college and caught the interest of actor Karunas during an intercollegiate competition, which the actor had come to judge. Karunas subsequently asked Grace to perform songs in his independent albums, and the pair later got married.[1]

Her first film song was "Cheena Thaana Doi" in the Kamal Haasan-starrer Vasool Raja MBBS (2004), and she received the opportunity after Karunas had recommended her to the film's director Saran and music composer Bharathwaj. The success of the song made her popular and she soon worked on other songs including "Velaku Onnu Thiriya Paakudhu" from Devathaiyai Kanden (2004), "Alappuzha Ammani Allo" from Karka Kasadara (2005), "Freeya Vidu Maamu" in Aaru (2005), "Vaadi En Kappa Kezhange" in Sandai (2008) and "Aaada Varum Ulagathula" in Pandi (2008).[1] In the 2010s, she has usually sung for films where Karunas has starred in the lead role.[2] Along with her work in films, Grace has often performed as a live musician in stage shows.[3][4]

Grace has also worked as an actress in films, notably appearing in Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam (2006) and Kathakali (2016) in supporting roles.

Personal life[edit]

Grace is married to actor and politician Karunas, whose films she has often worked on as a singer. Their son, Ken, has also appeared in films as an actor, after making his debut in Azhagu Kutti Chellam (2016).[5]

Notable discography[edit]

Year Song title Film Music Director Notes
2004 "Cheena Thaana Doi" Vasool Raja MBBS Bharathwaj
2004 "Velaku Onnu Thiriya Paakudhu" Devathaiyai Kanden Srikanth Deva
2005 "Alappuzha Ammani Allo" Karka Kasadara Prayog
2005 "Freeya Vidu Maamu" Aaru Devi Sri Prasad
2008 "Vaadi En Kappa Kezhange" Sandai Dhina
2008 "Aaada Varum Ulagathula" Pandi Srikanth Deva
2016 "Thittadhe" Thirunaal Srikanth Deva
2016 "Thathalakka" Enakku Innoru Per Irukku G. V. Prakash Kumar

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-cinemaplus/my-first-break-grace-karunas/article3023313.ece
  2. ^ "Enakku Innoru Peru Irukku (aka) Enaku Innoru Per Iruku songs review". Behindwoods.com. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : Their mere presence livened up silver screen". The Hindu. 24 October 2005. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  4. ^ Tamil Nadu. "Parks turn centres of festivities - TAMIL NADU". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  5. ^ Share on FacebookShare on Twitter. "Azhagu Kutti Chellam Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 14 November 2017.

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