N. C. Karunya
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|Born||1 March 1986|
|Origin||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Occupation(s)||Singer,Songwriter,Youtuber,Stage performer,TV host|
|Years active||2006 – present|
N.C.Karunya is an Indian playback singer, stage performer, YouTuber, songwriter, and TV show host. His claim to fame was the popular reality show Indian Idol (Season 2) on Sony Entertainment Television. After Indian Idol he became a recording artist by singing for more than 200 projects in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali but his mainstay has been Telugu, his mother tongue. He has also hosted various musical reality shows. In 2017, he launched his own YouTube channel and started releasing singles composed, written, and arranged by himself.
He has received numerous awards from the media and government organisations for his songs in movies, telefilms and daily soaps. He is also known as a TV show host.
N.C.Karunya was born on 1 March 1986, to N.C.Madhu and P.Janaki in Hyderabad, India.
He has been training in Carnatic classical under his Guru, "Vaaggeya Vidwanmani" Sri N.C. Murthy since the year 2000 and still continues to do so.
Indian Idol 2
Karunya auditioned for Indian Idol season 2 in the year 2005. He finished as the runner-up in the competition.
After the end of Indian Idol 2, Karunya was called for an audition by Vidhu Vinod Chopra for Lage Raho Munnabhai. He began his playback career by singing for Sanjay Dutt. Then he sang a song in Jai Santoshi Maa for Anu Malik. After that, he went to Hyderabad to meet members of the Telugu film industry who rooted for him during Indian Idol. In that series of meetings when he met Jr. NTR , he was offered his first Telugu hit "Ekaantangaa unna" by NTR himself, a song composed by Mani Sharma, for the film Ashok. After this song, he went on to record songs like "Orugalluke Pilla" from the film Sainikudu, Enduko from Chirutha, ("123 Nenoka Kantri") from Kantri, Ammayi Kitiki Pakkana from Maryada Ramanna, Om Namo Siva Rudraya from Khaleja, Oola Oolala Ala from Orange, Vayyarala jabilli from Pawan Kalyan's Teenmar,"Andam andam" from Vetadu-Ventadu, composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, starring Vishal (actor),"Meher meher" from "D for dopidi","Suvvi Suvvaalamma" from the movie Loafer, two songs for "It's my lovestory" and many more.
Phir mile sur
Karunya was the youngest singer to be a part of the remake of the song "Mile sur mera tumhaara". It was remade in 2010 and released as "Phir mile sur" on republic day on Zoom TV.
Reality show host
Karunya hosted the reality show Little Champs on Zee Telugu, Airtel "Saptaswaralu", on ETV, Vijetha-Voice of Andhra on local TV with M. M. Keeravani as the judge and Super Singer 8, on Maa TV with again M. M. Keeravani and also Smt. K.S.Chitra as the judges.
|2006||Lage Raho Munnabhai||Aane Chaaraane||Shantanu Moitra||Hindi|
|2006||Jai Santoshi Maa||Bigdi banado||Anu Malik||Hindi|
|2006||Veedhi||Ningi nela||Anoop Rubens||Telugu|
|2006||Something Special||Sarikottha||Suman Joopoodi||Telugu|
|2006||Something Special||Friendship||Suman Joopoodi||Telugu|
|2006||Sainikudu||Orugalluke Pilla||Harris Jayaraj||Telugu|
|2006||Pagale Vennela||Chandamama||Vande maataram Srinivas||Telugu|
|2007||Aa Roje||Are Are Mama||Vande maataram Srinivas||Telugu|
|2007||Gundammagaari Manavadu||Brahme Eduruga vacchi||Vande maataram Srinivas||Telugu|
|2007||Dubai Seenu||Diwali Holi||Manisarma||Telugu|
|2007||Bahumathi||Abbabba vinave||S.V.Krishna Reddy||Telugu|
|2007||Seema Sastry||Manasa Vaacha||Vandemaataram Srinivas||Telugu|
|2007||Abbo Aadavaallu||Adagaleka Adigesi||Sai Karthik||Telugu|
|2008||Kantri||123 Nenoka kantiri||Manisarma||Telugu|
|2008||Bhargava||Local Local||Srikanth Deva||Telugu|
|2008||Ankit,Pallavi And Friends||Premani Premani||Vinu Thomas||Telugu|
|2008||Deepavali||Chiguraaku Kommallo||Vandemaataram Srinivas||Telugu|
|2008||Siddu from Sikakulam||Sarasaangi||K.M.Radhakrishna||Telugu|
|2008||Blade Babji||Rajahmundry Robinhood||Koti||Telugu|
|2008||Kousalya Supraja Rama||Manasuke Puttina||Koti||Telugu|
|2008||Ankusham||Ilaa Ilaa Vasthavaa||Mariya Manohar||Telugu|
|2009||Jaajimalli||Sarasara Mudipada||Bheri Uma Mahessh||Telugu|
|2009||Samardhudu||Prema Kaadal||Valluri Rajasekhar||Telugu|
|2009||Ooha Chitram||Kalavo Nijamo||Siva||Telugu|
|2009||Circus Circus||One,two||Shyam & Das||Telugu|
|2009||Circus Circus||Nanaanaanana||Shyam & Das||Telugu|
|2009||Circus Circus||Pada Pada||Shyam & Das||Telugu|
|2009||Boni||Modati Choope Naalona||Ramana Gogula||Telugu|
|2010||Maryada Ramanna||Ammayi kitiki pakkana||M.M.Keeravani||Telugu|
|2010||Orange||Sydney Nagaram||Harris Jayaraj||Telugu|
|2010||Andari Banduvaya||Jigibigi chilaka||Anoop Rubens||Telugu|
|2010||Prema Pilusthondi||Aa ningi ee nela||Ghantadi Krishna||Telugu|
|2011||Seema Tapakai||Dheere Dheere||Vandemaataram Srinivas||Telugu|
|2011||Teen maar||Vayyaaraala jaabilli||Manisarma||Telugu|
|2011||Brahmigadi Katha||Life is a journey||Koti||Telugu|
|2011||It's My Lovestory||Thadi Pedavule||Sunil Kashyap||Telugu|
|2011||It's My Lovestory||Nindainaa Nee Chelimi||Sunil Kashyap||Telugu|
|2012||Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu||Pillani Sootthe||Manisarma||Telugu|
|2012||Nuvva Nena||Oy pilla||Bheems||Telugu|
|2012||Mr.7||Icchi pucchukunte||Munna Kaasi||Telugu|
|2012||City Life||Om Vaatsaayanaya||K.Vidya Pratap||Telugu|
|2013||Ade Nuvvu Ade Nenu||Arere Arere||Mohan Sitara||Telugu|
|2013||Priya Premalo Prem||Oppukoni Okka||Aavishkar||Telugu|
|2013||Mallelatheeramlo Sirimallepoovu||Alaa Chandamamanai||Ravindra Prasad||Telugu|
|2013||Mr.Manmadha||Yegise yegise||Navneeth Chari||Telugu|
|2013||Vetaadu Ventaadu||Andam Andam||Yuvan Shankar Raja||Telugu|
|2013||Mooga Manasulu||Teluse Teluse||Keshav Kiran||Telugu|
|2013||D for Dopidi||Meher Meher||Sachin-Jigar||Telugu|
|2014||Nan Life Alli||Nan Life Alli||Ajaneesh Loknadh||Kannada|
|2014||Amma Nanna Oorelithe||Meghaale Taake||Munna Kaasi||Telugu|
|2014||Naa Raakumaarudu||Hey Girl||Achu||Telugu|
|2014||Teeyani kalavo||Teeyani kalavo||Ravindra Prasad||Telugu|
|2014||Noothilo Kappalu||Giliginthala||Subhash Anand||Telugu|
|2014||Oohalu Gusagusalaade||Inthakante vere||Kalyani Malik||Telugu|
|2014||Kulfi||Eduruchoodani||Yuvan Shankar Raja||Telugu|
|2014||Aa Aiduguru||Nee Maayalo||Mantra Anand||Telugu|
|2014||Nuvvala Nenila||Neevalle Neevalle||Sai Karthik||Telugu|
|2014||I am in love||Nee Aakarshana||Pradeep Koneru||Telugu|
|2014||Aa Aiduguru||Nee Maayalo||Mantra Anand||Telugu|
|2015||Hormones||Neelo Naalo||Praveen Lakkaraju||Telugu|
|2015||Shivam||Dham Dham Damaruga||Manisarma||Kannada|
|2015||Bham Bholenath||Once upon a time||Sai Karthik||Telugu|
|2015||Bham Bholenath||Setugari||Sai Karthik||Telugu|
|2015||Loafer||Suvvi Suvvaalamma||Sunil Kashyap||Telugu|
|2016||Irumugan||Oh Maaya||Harris Jayaraj||Tamil|
|2016||Inkokkadu||Chinni Gundelo||Harris Jayaraj||Telugu|
|2017||Idi Maa Prema Kadha||Kannul Therichina||Karthik Kodakandla||Telugu|
- He won the Bharathamuni award for Best Male Debut Playback Singer.
- He won the Vamsi-Berkeley award for Best Male Playback Singer.
- He won the Nandi award from the Government of A.P. for a song sung for the teleserial Melukolupu in the year 2006.
- He was honored as the "Young Rising Star of India" by the Undersecretary-General of the UN, Shashi Tharoor in New York.
- He was honored as "One of the rare talents of Indian music Industry" by the prestigious organisation IANT of Dallas.
- He received Santosham film magazine's "Best Male Playback Singer of the Year 2007" award for his song in Chirutha.
- He was nominated in the "Best Male Playback Singer" category in the 56th Filmfare awards for his song "Andamaina Kalala" from the movie Baladoor.
- He won the "Best male playback singer of the year" award at the Big Tollywood awards conducted by 92.7 BIG FM in association with ETV for his song "Sydney" from "Orange".
- He won the Filmfare award in the "Best male playback singer – Telugu" category in the 58th Filmfare south awards for his song "Sada Siva" from "Khaleja"
- He won the Santosham award in the "Best male playback singer-2010" category again for his song "Sada Siva" from "Khaleja"
- He won the Aalapana award for the "Best male playback singer-2011" for his song "Thadi pedavule" from the Telugu movie "It's My lovestory".
- He won the Saakshi Excellence Award for the "Best Male Playback Singer-2015" for his song "Suvvi Suvvaalammaa" in the Telugu movie Loafer.
- He won his second Nandi award from the Government of A.P. for title song of the daily serial Ashta Chamma telecast on Maa TV.