N. C. Karunya

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N.C.Karunya
Karunya-O Priyathamaa.jpg
Karunya's Single "O Priyathamaa" Poster.
Background information
Born (1986-03-01) 1 March 1986 (age 32)
OriginHyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation(s)Singer,Songwriter,Youtuber,Stage performer,TV host
Years active2006 – 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.[1] 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.

Early life[edit]

N.C.Karunya was born on 1 March 1986, to N.C.Madhu and P.Janaki in Hyderabad, India.

Karunya with his Paaduthaa Theeyagaa trophy.
Karunya with his Paaduthaa Theeyagaa trophy

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[edit]

Karunya auditioned for Indian Idol season 2 in the year 2005. He finished as the runner-up in the competition.

Films[edit]

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.

He was the voice behind the short film made by Allu Arjun and director Sukumar, I Am That Change.[citation needed]

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.

Album[edit]

Karunya released his first Hindi album, the self-titled Karunya, on 9 August 2008. The music was composed by Lesle Lewis and the video was directed by the sister of Madhu Sarkar.

Shows[edit]

Karunya performing at Ramoji Film City Winter Carnival.
Karunya performing at Ramoji Film City Winter Carnival

Karunya has performed in numerous concerts in India plus concerts in America, performed in The Emirates, Singapore and East Africa and West Africa.[2]

Reality show host[edit]

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.

Discography[edit]

Year Film Song Music Director Language
2005 Vamsam Palle palle H.Madhusudan Telugu
2005 Vamsam Kannavaariki H.Madhusudan Telugu
2006 Lage Raho Munnabhai Aane Chaaraane Shantanu Moitra Hindi
2006 Jai Santoshi Maa Bigdi banado Anu Malik Hindi
2006 Ashok Ekaantangaa unnaa Manisarma Telugu
2006 Veedhi Takatakatai Anoop Rubens Telugu
2006 Veedhi Ningi nela Anoop Rubens Telugu
2006 Something Special Sarikottha Suman Joopoodi Telugu
2006 Something Special Friendship Suman Joopoodi Telugu
2006 Astram Sakhiya S.A.Rajkumar Telugu
2006 Raaraaju Chaamanthi Chaamanthi Manisarma Telugu
2006 Anarkali Aakaasaana K.Vidya Pratap 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 Chandamama Chengu Chengu K.M.Radhakrishna Telugu
2007 Chirutha Enduko Manisarma Telugu
2007 Godava Mounamlo Manisarma 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 Baladoor Andamaina kalala K.M.Radhakrishna Telugu
2008 Baladoor Gundelo Illundi K.M.Radhakrishna 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 Mahanagaramlo Hariville Koti Telugu
2008 Ankusham Ilaa Ilaa Vasthavaa Mariya Manohar Telugu
2009 Arundhati Harivillulona Koti 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 Khaleja Sada Siva Manisarma 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 Maaro Kanulu Moose Manisarma Telugu
2011 Seema Tapakai Dheere Dheere Vandemaataram Srinivas Telugu
2011 Teen maar Vayyaaraala jaabilli Manisarma Telugu
2011 Shakti Yamaga Unde Manisarma Telugu
2011 Brahmigadi Katha Life is a journey Koti Telugu
2011 Solo Puduthune Solo Manisarma 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 Dasami Adugule Pidugulai Siva Telugu
2013 Mallelatheeramlo Sirimallepoovu Alaa Chandamamanai Ravindra Prasad Telugu
2013 Mr.Manmadha Yegise yegise Navneeth Chari Telugu
2013 Saahasam O Kanupaapa Sri 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 Kiraak Innaalloo Ajay Arasada 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 Rough Oye oye Manisarma Telugu
2014 Aa Aiduguru Nee Maayalo Mantra Anand Telugu
2015 Hormones Neelo Naalo Praveen Lakkaraju Telugu
2015 Shivam Dham Dham Damaruga Manisarma Kannada
2015 Shivam Dreamige Bande Manisarma Kannada
2015 Shivam Roma Roma Manisarma Kannada
2015 Bham Bholenath Once upon a time Sai Karthik Telugu
2015 Bham Bholenath Setugari Sai Karthik Telugu
2015 Asura Potetthina Sai Karthik Telugu
2015 Helpline Premante idenemo K.M.Radhakrishna Telugu
2015 Loafer Suvvi Suvvaalamma Sunil Kashyap Telugu
2016 Vangaveeti Mounam Ravi 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

Awards[edit]

  • 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.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "N. C. Karunya". rediff.com. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  2. ^ "N.C. Karunya". indiansingers.in. Retrieved 1 July 2013.