Sreerama Chandra Mynampati
Sreeram Chandra Mynampati
Mynampati at his residence
|Birth name||Sreerama Chandra Mynampati|
Addanki, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Occupation(s)||Singer and actor|
Sreerama Chandra Mynampati is a professional singer, Indian Idol 5 winner from Hyderabad who debuted his playback career in the Telugu film industry. Sreeram won the fifth season of music reality show Indian Idol 5 and was awarded by one of the most prominent figures in the history of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan. In 2013, he made his Telugu cinema acting debut with the film Sri Jagadguru Aadi Sankara. He has also played the lead in Prema Geema Jantha Nai. He acted with Salman Khan for an advertisement with Suzuki.
He is the first person from South India to win the Indian Idol title. His victory on the show has landed him Rs. 5 million cash, a one-year contract with Sony Music Entertainment, a Tata Winger car and, for the first time, a chance to sing a song in a Yash Raj Films project. Sreerama has given chartbusters songs in eight Indian languages. The State Government of Andhra Pradesh honored him with the Lata Mangeshkar Award along with a cash award of Rs. 100,000.
Sreeramachandra was born in Addanki, a town in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, into a Telugu speaking Brahmin family. His father is a High Court advocate while his mother is a housewife. In spite of a non-musical background, Sreerama Chandra had a passion towards singing and started singing in his school days from N.Ch.Parthasarathy and during college days.
He did his schooling at St. Andrews School, Bowenpally, Secunderabad and graduated (BTech) from the Royal Institute of Technology and Science (RITS). He learnt music at Sri Bhakta Ramadasu Govt. College Of Music And Dance, Secunderabad from Bhaskara Haripriya (One of the Hyderabad Sisters – The Singing Divine Duo).
He currently lives in Mumbai.
Sreeramachandra started singing during his school days, but started playback singing at the age of 17. He has completed his fifth year of his Certificate course in Carnatic vocal at Sri Bhakta Ramadasa Music College, Marredpally, Secunderabad. After participating in ETV's Sye, a singing reality show, Telugu film music director Mickey J Meyer spotted Sreeram's talent and had him sing "Chirugalithone Adiga" for a movie called Notebook. He got his first break in singing in the track 'Nammalo Ledo' and 'Thidathara Kodathara' tracks for the critically acclaimed 2008 Telugu comedy film Ashta Chamma.
The Indian Idol 5 win led Sreeram to enter Bollywood through Yash Raj Films with his first two songs from Mere Brother Ki Dulhan namely "Madhubala" & "Ishq Risk", the Club Mix Version. His first blockbuster hit song was with Himesh Reshamiya for the movie Khiladi 786. The song "Balma" threw a completely different light on his vocal skills as it challenged and popularized Sreeram in Bollywood. Thereon Sreeram went on to singing various hit songs in Bollywood such as "Subhanallah" from Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani and over 200 songs in 7 other languages such as Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Gujrati, Singhalese, Kannada & English. One of the greatest milestones of Sreeram's journey has been singing "Rehnuma", the Indian Idol winning song, which became a part of the soundtrack for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Sreeram also had the opportunity to showcase his other personal passions; both acting and dancing through his Telugu movies Prema Geema Jaanta Nai and Sri Jagadguru Aadi Sankara.
He also worked on an advertising campaign with Hero MotoCorp that featured Salman Khan. He released his debut Hindi album Rehnuma in 2010 and said it is a tribute to his loved ones. He has started recording his new Music album called Crazy Love.
- Finalist and 1st Runner-up of Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star 2 in 2012
- Title Winner of Indian Idol Season 5 by Sony Entertainment Television. in 2010 (19 March to 15 August 2010).
- Title Winner of Okkare conducted by ETV in 2008 (June–December).
- Reached Top 18 of Amul STAR Voice of India conducted in the year 2007 March.
- Finalist in Sye Singer's Challenge conducted in 2006–07, by ETV.
- Qualified for Delhi Finals Sangam Kala Group(Delhi), conducted in November 2006, by Hero Honda.
- Winner of radio competition Voice of Andhra, Was conducted in the year 2005–06 by FM radio.
- Runner-up in Relax songs competition conducted by Ramana Gogula in 2005.
- Winner of Ananda Ragam Contest conducted by the team from Anand in 2004.
Achievements and performances
- He started performing shows at the age of 8 and has done many stage shows including classical and filmy music.
- He performed shows with singers, Mano, Malathi, Sunitha. He has done corporate shows with Limca.
- He has given programmes with Koti, M. M. Keeravani (M. M. Kreem), Madhavpeddi Suresh, Vandemataram Srinivas, Ghantadi Krishna and many more music directors.
- He sang three songs in Sabari Gireesha Saranam an audio CD composed by Mantha Srinivas.
- He has given programmes abroad, at Singapore, Dubai, London.
- His first performance in his hometown Hyderabad was on 25 September 2010.
- He performed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games New Delhi closing ceremony along with great singers like Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan etc.
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader which is set to release in 3D, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu alongside the English-language version, now has an added attraction for viewers. The film will have a song recorded by Sreeram, "Rehnuma," (originally recorded for his debut album), playing over the end credits. For the singer, this alliance marks a big achievement as he is not just the only artist from Asia collaborating with Fox but is also the first-ever Hyderabadi to have a song featured in a Hollywood film.
In 2019 Sree performed in Greenville, South Carolina , USA in front of 1000+ audience on the occasion of Diwali.
- Sreerama won the prestigious Lata Mangeshkar Award from Andhra Pradesh Government.
- He was awarded the P.B. Sreenivas Award on 19 October by singer P. B. Sreenivas at Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad, A.P.
- Sreerama received the Ghantasala Award on 4 December.[when?]
- He won the Indian Idol 5 contest on 15 August 2010
- In the non-film music category of GIMA 2011 Indian Idol 5 winner Sreeram won best music debut for Rehnuma
- He was awarded Dainik Prayukti Sammaan 2017 on 31 March 2017 at Constitution Club of India, Delhi.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2019||"Anaganaganaga"||Oh! Baby||Telugu||Mickey J. Meyer||Lakshmi Bhupala|
|2018||"Allah Duhai Hai"||Race 3||Hindi||JAM8||Shabbir Ahmed, Shole Shanky, Raja Kumari|
|"Touch Chesi Chudu"||Touch Chesi Chudu||Telugu|
|Closer x Channa Mereya||Cover for FourHead Music||Hindi||2017|
|Let Me Love You x Enna Sona||cover|
|Peeloon x IshqSufiyana||T-Series Mixtape||Abhijit Vaghani|
|Zaalima Remix||Raees||JAM8||Amitabh Bhattacharya|
|En Oruthiye||Koditta Idangalai Nirappuga||Tamil||C.Sathya||Kabilan||2016|
|"Kilukilu Payaai"||R. Parthiepan|
|"Papparamittai"||Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran||Yugabharathi|
|Mari Maree||M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (Dubbed version)||Telugu||Amaal Mallik||Chaitanya Prasad|
|"Pougalaam"||M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (Dubbed version)||Tamil||Pa. Vijay|
|DhundiCha Kshan Ha Ola||M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (Dubbed version)||Marathi|
|"Munna re"||Munna Re short film||Hindi||Pranshu Jha|
|"Nee chupu Thakagane"||Swardham||Telugu||Kabir Rafi||Kishore Babu Sambangi|
|"Brahmotsavam"||Brahmotsavam||Mickey J Meyer||Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry|
|"Haal-E-Dil (Male)"||Sanam Teri Kasam||Hindi||Himesh Reshammiya||Sameer Anjaan|
|"Aafreen " 2nd version||1920 London||JAM8|
|"Naseeba (reprise)"||Wedding Pullav||Salim-Sulaiman||Irfan Siddique||2015|
|"Yolo"||All Is Well||Himesh Reshammiya|
|"Andaniki Nirvachanam"||365 days||Telugu|
|2014||"Aa Roje Tolisariga"||Pilla Nuvvu Lenu Jeevitham||Anup Rubens|
|"Sravani for King Fisher Back Stage"|
|" Kanupapalo "||I am in love|
|"Kshaminchave Cheli"||Nee Jathaga Nenundali||Jeet Gannguli|
|"Ee Pichchey Premani"|
|" Sirf Yaari Hai,Ya Ishqdaari Hai"||Izhaar Maine Kiya Nahi||Hindi||Neeraj Shrivastava||Samsher Singh "Beniyaaz"|
|"Moda Thumbiruvaaga"||Rangan Style||Kannada|
|"Ye Huduga"||Rose||Anoop Seelin|
|"Sorry Ri Sorry"||Dr. V. Nagendra Prasad|
|2013||"Prema Geema"||Prema Geema Jantha Nahi||Telugu|
|"Premincha"||Toofan (Telugu version)|
|"Subhaanallah"||Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani||Hindi||Pritam||Amitabh Bhattacharya|
|2012||"Yem cheddam"||Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu||Telugu||Mickey J Meyer||Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry||Ranjith, Karthik|
|"Naa Manasupai"||Routine Love Story||Ananta Sriram|
|"Balma Balma"||Khiladi 786||Hindi||Himesh Reshamiya||Sameer (lyricist)||Shreya Ghoshal|
|"Atu Itu"||Life Is Beautiful||Telegu||Mickey J Meyer||Ananta Sriram|
|"Life is beautiful (Pop-Rock Version)"|
|"Vasanthame"||Maa Voori Maharshi|
|2011||"Ammammammo Ammo"||Solo||Mani Sharma||Krishna Chaitanya||Malavika|
|"Ishq Risk" (Remix)||Mere Brother Ki Dulhan||Hindi||Sohail Sen||Irshad Kamil||Neha Bhasin|
|"Madhubala"||Ali Zafar, Shweta Pandit|
|"Nachchavura"||Badrinath||Telugu||M. M. Keeravani||M. M. Keeravani, Anantha Sreeram||Chaitra H. G.|
|"Gelupu Talupulu"||Theenmaar||Mani Sharma||Rahaman|
|"Kondallo Koyilamma"||Nuvvekkadunte Nenakkadunta||2010|
|"Unbelievable"||Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam Appalaraju|
|"Yemavutundhi Gundelo"||Kalyanram Kathi|
|"Nuvvoka Puvvula"||Kothimuka||Manisharma||Ramajogayya Sastry|
|"Telisenade Talachenade Jargindi"||Neramu Siksha|
|"Ne Medha Naaku"||Nachavu Alludu|
|"Arere Chejarinde", "Pragathi S Good Bye","Dds Solitude"||Boni|
|"Pragathi S Good Bye"|
|"Eskora Kallumuntha", "Gunde Napindhi"||18.20 Love Story|
|"Nammalo Ledo Tidathara Kodathara"||Astha Chamma|
|"Jilibili"||Sunami7X||Ilaya Raja||Veturi Sundararamamurthy|
|Satya in Love|
|Murder (dubbed into Telugu)|
- As actor
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