Sunitha Upadrashta

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Sunitha Upadrasta
Sunitha in 2015
Sunitha in 2015
Background information
Born1978/1979 (age 42–43)[1]
OriginGuntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • television presenter
  • voice artist
Years active1995–present

Sunitha Upadrasta is an Indian playback singer and voice actor who primarily works in Telugu films.[2][3] She is a recipient of nine Nandi Awards and two Filmfare Awards South in various categories.

Early life[edit]

Sunitha was born on 10 May 1978 in Vijayawada & was raised in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh into a music loving family. Her parents Upadrasta Narasimha Rao and Sumathi (Maiden Name Malladi) are well known to music lovers at Vijayawada and Guntur.

Sunitha at the age of 6, got training in music from Pemaraju Surya Rao in Carnatic Vocal and Light music from Kalaga Krishna Mohan. At a very early age, she got many opportunities to participate and perform in several concerts, including well known programs featured by All India Radio. At the age of 13, she also participated in Tyagaraja Aradhana utsavalu along with her guru Pemmaraju Surya Rao. She received numerous awards and appreciations in various competitions for her performances as a child prodigy, one of the special mentions is her scholarship from Central Government to pursue her musical trainings.

Personal life[edit]

She got married at the age of 19 to Kiran Kumar Goparaju who works in the media and they later got divorced. The couple has two children, A boy and a girl – Aakash Goparaju and Shreya Goparaju. Shreya sang her debut song, "Tick... Tick... Tick..." in Telugu movie Savyasachi.[4]

In January 2021, She married businessman Rama Krishna Veerapaneni in the presence of her family members and close friends.[1]

Career[edit]

Upadrashta in 2016

Playback singing[edit]

She has begun her singing career as a playback singer in films at an age of 17. Sasi Preetham, a music director first gave her a chance to sing in her debut film Gulabiand her debut song is "Ee Vela Lo Neevu" written by Sirivennela Sitaramasastri. She sang single card for the National Film Award movie in Kannada Bhoomi Geetha in 1997, music composed by Ilaiyaraaja. Apart from that she also sang Telugu TV serial title songs such as Ruturagalu & Antarangalu. She received her first Nandi Awardfrom the state of Andhra Pradesh for singing title song of Antharangalu in 1999.

She has worked under the supervision of music directors like Ilayaraja, Vidya Sagar, M.M. Keeravani, A.R Rahman, S.V. Krishna Reddy, Koti, Raj, Vandematharam Srinivas, Mani Sharma, Ramana Gogula, S.A. Raj Kumar, Sandeep Choutha, Micky-J-Mayer, Devisri Prasad, R.P. Patnaik, Chakri, Nihal, Kalyani Malik, Anup, Sunil Kashyap, Saluri Vasu Rao, Madhavapeddi Suresh, Saketha Sairam, Bunty, V. Harikrishna, Jassie Gift, S. Thaman etc. She rendered nearly 3000 songs in many south Indian films. She has sung in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada. Her recent song in the year 2020 "Neeli Neeli akaasam" from the movie "30 rojullo preminchadamela" touched a whopping 100M digital views.

Discography[edit]

Telugu[edit]

Year Movie Song(s) Music Director(s) Co-Singer(s)
1995 Gulabi "Ee Velalo Neevu" Sashi Preetam
1997 Egire Paavurama "Maaghaa Maasam" S.V. Krishna Reddy
"Gunde Gutiki"
1998 Sri Sita Ramula Kalyanam Chootamu Raarandi "Nee Oohallo" M.M. Keeravani
"Om Ani"
"Raamayana Saaram"
"Yevamma Computeramma"
"O Prema" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
"Yevamma Vinavemamma"
"Shuklam Baradharam"
1999 Thammudu "Pedhavi Datani" Ramana Gogula Ramana Gogula
2000 Badri "Vevela Mainala Gaanam" Ramana Gogula
"Bangalakathamlo"
"Chali Pidugullo"
"Hey Chikitha"
Yuvaraju "Manasemo" Ramana Gogula
"Tholivalape Tiyyanidi"
"Chandamama"
Tirumala Tirupati Venkatesa "Abbo Naa Bangaru Laddu" Vandemataram Srinivas Sukhwinder Singh, Swarnalatha
2001 Murari "Alanati Ramachandruni" Mani Sharma Jikki, Sandhya
Naa Manasistha Raa "Punnami Jabilli" S.A. Rajukumar SP. Balu
"Kadantaava Cheppu"
"Twinkle Twinkle Twinkle"
2002 Aadi "Nee Navvula" Mani Sharma Mallikarjun
2003 Vijayam "Meghala Pallaki" Koti Tippu
Nenu Pelliki Ready "Nuvvunte Chalu"(Female) Chakri
"Mugguru Bhamala"
Ela Cheppanu "Meghala Pallakilona" Koti
"Rangula Taaraka"
Ee Abbai Chala Manchodu "Chandamama Kathalo" M.M. Keeravani Kalyani Malik
Gangotri "Ganga" M.M. Keeravani SPB. Charan
Maa Alludu Very Good "Paluke Bangaramayena" M.M. Keeravani
"Padaka Padaka" MM Keeravani
Seethaiah "Samayaniki" M.M. Keeravani
"Adhishankarula" SPB.Charan
Simhadri "Nannedo Seyyamaku" M.M. Keeravani M.M. Keeravani
2 Much "Papa Nee Votu" K. Veeru
"Talentu Bayata Pettu"
Anaganaga O Kurrodu "Sakku Sakku" Chakri
Appudappudu "Nee Kalalu Kaavali" R. P. Patnaik
2004 Siva Puthrudu "Chirugali Veechene"(Duet) Ilayaraja R.P. Patnaik
Letha Manasulu "Letha Manasulu" M.M. Keeravani
Nenunnanu "Nenunnanani" M.M. Keeravani M.M. Keeravani
"Ryali Ravalapadu" Tippu
Pallakilo Pellikuthuru "Naa Peru Cheppukondi" M.M. Keeravani
Athade Oka Sainyam "Naa Paata Teta Telugu" S.V. Krishna Reddy
"Maa Intiki Ninnu Pilichi"
"Hey Apparao"
Swarabhishekam "Kudikannu Adirene" Vidya Sagar SP. Balu
Anji "Maanava Maanava" Mani Sharma tippu
Apparao Driving School "Ninnu Chuse Velalone" Ghantadi Krishna
2005 Chatrapathi "Gundusudi" M.M. Keeravani M.M. Keeravani
"Summa Maasuriya"
Allari Bullodu "Andhamante Evaridi" M.M. Keeravani SPB. Charan
Athadu "Avunu Nijam" Mani Sharma
Radha Gopalam "Maa Muddu Radhamma" Mani Sharma
"Nee Vaalu Jada" sp Balasubramaniam
That Is Pandu "Vennelona Adapillanu" Mani Sharma
Manasu Maata Vinadhu "Nuvvu Nijam" Kalyan Koduri
Alex "O Meghamala" Bunty
Allari Pidugu "Maa Subbalachamma" Mani Sharma S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
2006 Shiva 2006 "Adaganidhe Cheppedi Yela" Ilayaraja Vijay Prakash
Vikramarkudu "Jum jum Maya" M. M. Keeravani m.m keeravani
Godavari "Andhanga Lena" K.M. RadhaKrishnan
Sri Ramadasu "Chalu Chalu' M.M. Keeravani sp.charan
"Idigidigo Naa Ramudu"
"Nanubrovamani"
"Thandrimatanu"
Kokila "Shubhamo Sukhamo" Madhukar
Boss "Yedho Thamasaga" Kalyan Koduri
"Naa Kallu Valle"
"Andhagadu Muttukunte"
"Anaganaganaga"
"Veluthunna"
Chinnodu "Hey Manasa" Ramana Gogula Venu
Lakshmi "Thara Thaluku Thara" Ramana Gogula
2007 Sangamam "Chinuku Chinuku' M.M. Keeravani
Yamadonga "Noonugu Meesalodu" M.M. Keeravani
Gita "Neekosam Nennunantu" Sunil Kashyap
Yogi "Nee Illu Bangaram" Ramana Gogula Ramana Gogula
Viyyalavari Kayyalu "Neelala Neekallu" Sri Krishna
Aata "Yela Yela" Devi Sri Prasad
Bookailas "Venu Madhava" M. M. Keeravani
Chirutha "Ivvale" Mani Sharma
Godava "Okkasaari"
Gundamma Gaari Manavadu "Chengaavi Rangu Cheera" Vandemataram Srinivas
Manchu Kurise Velalo "Andhama Nee Vooredhamma" Usha Kanna, Krishna Mohan
"Choodalani Vundi"
Nee Navve Chaalu "Poola Pallaki" Vandemataram Srinivas
O Chinnari korika "Aataladukundam" Nagendra Kumar Vepuri
Okkadunnadu "Adugaduguna" M. M. Keeravani
Veduka "Mallela Mancham" Anup Rubens
2008 Pandurangadu "Govindhude Kokachutti" M.M. Keeravani
"Kosaladeshapu Kamalitho"
Kanthri "Vayassunami" Mani Sharma Hema Chandra
Rainbow "Aasha Chinni Aasha" Nihal
"Manasa Chalinchake"
"Challu Challu"
"Naa Kallalo"
"O Lalana"
"Sala Sala"
"Swamy Raa"(Thillana)
Aalayam "Neetho Vasthunna" Koti
Bhuma "Abba Yem Kandaluro" Vandemataram Srinivas
2009 Nachav Alludu "Enthentha Dhooram" Koti Hema Chandra
Vengamamba "Alaka Nabambhu Chalada" M.M. Keeravani
"Harinama"(Kruthi)
"Hari Alasiti"
"O Thalli Ganga"
"Srikaramuganu"
"Sri Rukminilola"
"Thirukonda Harathi"
Boni "Nammaleni Kale Nijamayena" Ramana Gogula Deepu
Saarai Veerraju "Needho Naadho" V. Sri Sai Karthik
"Veeche Gaali"
Aa Intlo "Hrudayavedhana" Koti
2010 Jhummandi Naadam "Entha Entha" M.M. Keeravani
"Sannayi Mogindhi"
Vedam "Egiripothe Entha Baguntundi" M.M. Keeravani M.M. Keeravani
Subhapradam "Nee Navve Kadadaka" Mani Sharma Karthik
2011 Raaj "Bheemavaram Bulloda" Koti
"Sutiga Chusava"
Aha Naa Pellanta! "Subhramanyam" Raghu Kunche
"Saturday Evening"
2012 Damarukam "Kanya Kumari" Devisri Prasad Jaspreet Jasz
Shirdi Sai "Saranu Saranu" M.M. Keeravani
"Sai Ante Thalli'
"Ekkadayya Sai"
"Nee Padamulu"
"Aarati"
Aakashamlo Sagam "Naaku Neevu Pranam" Yasho Krishna
2013 Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha "Thamari Thone" Kalyani Koduri
"Nenea Aa Nenena"
Intinta Annamayya "Venkatadri Samam" M.M. Keeravani
"Neeke Saranu"
Maha Bhaktha Siriyala "Ee Dehamu Pranamu" Mangala Poornachandh
"Kalyana Sugunakara"
2014 Lakshmi Raave Maa Intiki "Aa Venneladaina" K.M. RadhaKrishnan
"Venu Gaana Lolude"
Oohalu Gusagusalade "Em Sandeham Ledu" Kalyani Koduri Kalyani Koduri
Anamika "Kshanam Kshanam" M.M. Keeravani
"The Search"
"Dead & Live"
Ice Cream 2 "Kiss Me" Satya Kashyap
"Kiss Me"(Remix)
Alibaba Okkade Donga "Adugadugu" Sai Srikanth
"Aakasham"
April Fool "Raa Raa" Bunty
2015 Mariyaan "Inka Konchem Sepu" A.R. Rahman Vijay Prakash
"Sonapareeya"
Yes "Ee Vela Madilona" Indraganti Laxmi srinivas
"Premante Maayele"
2016 Kalyana Vaibhogame "Chakkandaala Chukka" Kalyani Koduri Kalyani Koduri
Manalo Okadu "Madhuram" R.P. Patnaik
Raagam "Yeenadu Neepai Jaali Padadhe" Sunil Kashyap Sunil Kashyap
Evaro Taanevvaro "Kammani Kalalu" S Sriram
Atu Itu Kaani Hrudayam Thoti "Maruvaleni" GP Raavin
Aa Mugguru "Pachani Pandiri" Sathya Kashyap
Jilakarra Bellam "Vintha Vinthaga" Vandemataram Srinivas
Sri Sri "Nela Nichi" E.S.Murthy
2017 Mixture Potlam "Allari Godhari" Madhavapeddi Suresh
"Nee Maate"
Om Namo Venkatesaya "Vayyari Kalahamsika" M. M. Keeravani
Malli Raava "Malli Raava"(Reprise) Shravan Bharadwaj
2018 Srinivasa Kalyanam "Modalaudaam" Mickey J Meyer Anurag Kulkarni
"Vinavamma Toorupu Chukka"
Mahanati "Chivaraku Migiledi" Mickey J Meyer
Bluff Master "Ye Maayo Yemo Teliyade" Sunil Kashyap
2019 NTR Mahanayakudu "Ramanna Katha" M.M. Keeravani K. S. Chithra
Pranavam "Edo Edo Kaavalantu" Padmanav Bharadwaj
Oorantha Anukuntunnaru "Alavaatu Lo Leni" K. M. Radha Krishnan S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Paarari "Siggu" Mahith Narayan Yazin Nizar
2020 30 Rojullo Preminchadam Ela "Neeli Neeli Aakasham" Anup Rubens Sid Sriram
Local Boy "Tholi Suryuda" Vivek–Mervin
Nireekshana "Kalalu Yenno" Mantra Anand

Kannada[edit]

Year Movie Song Music Director(s) Co-Singer(s)
1997 Bhoomi geetha "Boodyaviya Habba" Ilayaraaja Ilayaraaja, Nepolean
"Nodiravva Nodiravva"
"Are Kamali Kamali"
2007 Savi Savi Nenapu "Sooryanu Ee Divasa" R.P. Patnaik Rajesh
2009 Abhay "Baanu Kempadante" V. Hari Krishna
2010 Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu "Janumada Jodi" V. Hari Krishna Sonu Nigam
"O Priyathama"
Modalasala "Prathama Olava" V. Hari Krishna Srinivas
2011 Hudugaru "Neerinalli Sanna Ale"(Duet) V. Hari Krishna Sonu Nigam
"Neerinalli Sanna Ale"(Solo)
2012 Drama "Hambalada Hoovanu" V. Hari Krishna
Katari Veera Surasundarangi "Jum Jumka" V. Hari Krishna Sonu Nigam
"Oorige Nee" Upendra
"Parijatha"
Ko Ko Mellane

Naa Kolluve

Ramana Gogula Karthik, Ramana Gogula
Kiladi Kitty Thumba thumba Jassie Gift Sonu Nigam
2014 Agraja Rara priyachora Nandhan Raj
Rose Preethige Rose Andaru Anoop Seelin Nakul Abhyankar
2016 Santhu Straight Forward Koodi itta V. Hari Krishna Sonu Nigam

Tamil[edit]

Year Movie Director Song Music Director(s) Co-Singer(s)
1997 Punniyavathi Subburaj Unakkoruthi Ilaiyaraaja S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. B. Charan, Ilaiyaraaja
2000 Kadhal Rojavae Kothanda Ramaiah Ninaitha varam Ilaiyaraaja P. Unnikrishnan
2001 Badri (2001 film) P. A. Arun Prasad Kadhal Solvadhu Ramana Gogula Srinivas

Other[edit]

Non film songs[edit]

Sunitha sang Television film title songs for various serials and she also lent her voice as a dubbing artist for the TV film series Andam.

Serial Name Song
Antharangaalu "Gundeki Savvadenduku"
Ruthuraagaalu "Vaasanta Sameeramlaa"
Maunaraagam "Ningi Taakutunnade Neeloni Dhairyam"
Antahpuram "Antahpuram.. Silaleni Kovelamundu"
Koyilamma "Anaganagaa Oka Thotalona"
Varudhini Parinayam "Chandamaama Ni Sarijodu"

Private albums[edit]

Sunitha was part of numerous private album recordings. Meera padavali and Aanota – Manasu palike vela are her two most known works composed by her Guru Kalaga Krishna Mohan. She also featured in the private album Sri Ramachandra Krupalu, a bhajan by Tulsi Das and produced by Sunithanmusic.com.

Chandrashekara Ashtakam also takes a special mention for which music is composed by Sai Madhukar.

Few other private albums to mention are Raghuram, Sai Sudha, Sri Venkateswara Thatwanidhi, Sri Vallabha Bhakthi Geethalu, Sai Darshanam, Sri Chidvilasam, Amma durgamma, Pahimaam, Sri Rama Charanam, Govinda Ganamrutham, Saye Dhaivam, Bathuku Paata.

Filmography[edit]

Voice-over artist[edit]

Sunitha stepped in to the world of dubbing quite unwillingly and eventually her ease at voice modulations made her the most sought dubbing artist for all the lead heroines ever after release of the movie Choodalani Undi in the year 1998 starring Mega star Chiranjeevi and Soundarya, in which she gave her voice to Soundarya. She achieved a very rare feat as a voice-over artist in Telugu film industry with a record breaking contribution of lending voice to 110+ actresses spread across 750+ films. The numbers by themselves speak volume about her career as a voice-over artist. She also holds a record of giving her voice for 60 movies in a single year. Gautamiputra Satakarni is her 750th movie as a dubbing artist in which she gave her voice to Shriya Saran. It is quite uncommon to see movie dialogues of female lead roles getting quiet popular which was witnessed in Jayam, Godavari movie dialogues delivered by singer Sunitha as a dubbing artist.

Her top 10 movies as a voice-over artist include Choodalani Vundi, Ninne Premista, Nuvvu Vastavani, Shankar Dada MBBS, Manmadhudu, Sri Ramadasu, Nenunnanu, Anand, Godavari, Jayam. Selective list of lead actresses to whom she lent her voice include Raasi, Soundarya, Sonali Bendre, Sneha, Anjala Zaveri, Simran, Tabu, Nayanataara, Genelia, Trisha, Charmi, Kamilinee Mukherjee, Tamanna, Katrina Kaif, Lavanya Tripathi, Sonal Chauhan, Namitha, Namitha Pramod, Shriya Saran, Akanksha Singh, Anitha, Sada, Reema Sen, Meera Jasmine, Bhoomika, Anushka, Laila, Kalyani, Sangeetha, Rakshita, Richa Gangopadhyay, Regina, Poonam Bajwa, Sindhu Tolani, Navneet Kaur, Priyamani, Bindu Madhavi, Sanghavi, Sakshi Shivanand, Kanchi Kaul, Sruthi Hasan, Ileana, Hansika, Rambha, Taapsee, Suhasini (New), Bhavana Menon, Gopika, Keerthi Reddy, Rati Arumugam, Payal Gosh, Raima Sen, Meera Chopra, Keerthi Chawla, Sameera, Reddy, Sonia Agarwal, Mounika, Santoshi, Sonali Joshi, Uma, Ankita, Sheela, Isha Chawla, Sindhu Menon, Ashima Bhalla, Aarti Chabria, Padma Priya, Nauheed Cyrusi, Saloni, Aditi Sharma, Shaheen Khan, Nikita, Neha Bamb, Shruthi Raj, Gayathri Jayaraman, Kanika, Sneha Ullal, Vedhika, Reema Sen, Gowri Munjal, Asin, Parvati Melton, Laya, Deeksha Seth, Aarthi Agarwal, Radhika Apte, Nisha Agarwal, Rekha, Tanu Roy, Surabhi, Gowri Pandit, Neha Jhumka, Rachana Banerjee, Neelam, Richa Pallod, Malavika, Ameesha Patel, Preeti Jhangiani, Asha Saini, Antara Mali, Gracy Singh, Namrata Shirodkar, Renu Desai, Rimi Sen, Manjari Fadnnis, Madhumita, Gajala, Archana, Sridevi (New), Vimala Raman.

Dubbed for Films
Soundarya Choodalani Vundi (1998)
Ninne Premistha (2000)
Seetayya (2003)
Swetha Naagu (2004)
Raasi Pelli Pandiri (1998)
Sandade Sandadi (2002)
Sriramachandrulu (2003)
Keerti Reddy Tholi Prema (1998)
Sanghavi Seetharama Raju (1999)
Ravanna (2000)
Antara Mali Prema Kadha (1999)
Preeti Jhangiani Thammudu (1999)
Adhipathi (2001)
Apparao Driving School (2004)
Simran Goppinti Alludu (2000)
Sakshi Sivanand Yuvaraju (2000)
Maa Pelliki Randi (2000)
Simharasi (2001)
Priya Gill Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary (2000)
Rambha Choosoddaam Randi (2000)
Ameesha Patel Badri (2000)
Naani (2004)
Narasimhudu (2005)
Namrata Shirodkar Vamsi (2000)
Bhumika Chawla Yuvakudu (2000)
Snehamante Idera (2001)
Simhadri (2003)
Aadanthe Ado Type (2003)
Jai Chiranjeeva (2005)
Mayabazar (2006)
Anasuya (2007)
Amaravati (2009)
Naa Style Veru (2009)
Yagam (2010)
Collector Gari Bharya (2010)
Laddu Babu (2014)
Laya Manoharam (2000)
Naalo Unna Prema (2001)
Vijayendra Varma (2004)
Shaheen Khan Chiru Navvuto (2000)
Asha Saini Antha Mana Manchike (2000)
Subhakaryam (2000)
Reemma Sen Chitram (2000)
Seema Simham (2002)
Veede (2003)
Prema Chadarangam (2004)
Pogaru (2006)
Bangaram (2006)
Yamagola Malli Modalayindi (2007)
Mugguru (2011)
Sneha Priyamaina Neeku(2001)
Tholi Valapu (2001)
Hanuman Junction (2001)
Venky (2004)
Radha Gopalam (2005)
Sankranti (2005)
Sri Ramadasu (2005)
That Is Pandu (2005)
Evandoi Srivaru (2006)
Maharadhi (2007)
Madhumasam (2007)
Pandurangadu (2008)
Adivishnu (2008)
Nee Sukhame Ne Korukunna (2008)
Amaravathi (2009)
Rajanna (2011)
Ulavacharu Biryani (2014)
Anjala Zhaveri Prema Sandadi (2001)
Aptudu (2004)
Malavika Navvuthu Bathakalira (2001)
Sindhu Menon Bhadrachalam (2001)
Tanu Roy Manasantha Nuvve (2001)
Itlu Sravani Subramanyam (2001)
Shruthi Raj Veedekkadi Mogudandi? (2001)
O Chinadana (2002)
Anita Hassanandani Nuvvu Nenu (2001)
Sreeram (2002)
Thotti Gang (2002)
Ninne Ishtapaddanu (2003)
Aadanthe Ado Type (2003)
Nenu Pelliki Ready! (2004)
Sonali Joshi Subbu (2001)
Rekha Vedavyas Jabili (2001)
Gajala Student No.1 (2001)
O Chinadana (2002)
Adrustam (2002)
Allari Ramudu (2002)
Bharatasimha Reddy (2002)
Vijayam (2003)
Money Money More Money (2011)
Ashima Bhalla Daddy (2001)
Kanchi Kaul Sampangi (2001)
Cheppalani Vundhi (2001)
Family Circus (2001)
Idi Maa Ashokgadi Love Story (2002)
Siva Rama Raju (2002)
Gracy Singh Santosham (2002)
Rachna Banerjee Neethone Vuntanu (2002)
Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo (2002)
Richa Pallod Naa Manasista Raa (2002)
Holi (2002)
Rimi Sen Nee Thodu Kavali (2002)
Sonali Bendre Manmadhudu (2002)
Indra (2002)
Shankar Dada MBBS (2004)
Sadha Jayam (2002)
Naaga (2003)
Praanam (2003)
Leela Mahal Center (2004)
Donga Dongadi (2004)
Avunanna Kaadanna (2005)
Chukkallo Chandrudu (2006)
Veerabhadra (2006)
Classmates (2007)
Shankar Dada Zindabad (2007)
Takkari (2007)
Shriya Saran Nuvve Nuvve (2002)
Chennakesava Reddy (2002)
Nenunnanu (2004)
Mogudu Pellam O Dongodu (2005)
Subash Chandra Bose (2005)
Boss, I Love You (2006)
Life Is Beautiful (2012)
Manam (2014)
Gopala Gopala (2015)
Gautamiputra Satakarni(2017) (750th Film)
Paisa Vasool (2017)
Namitha Gemini (2002)
Oka Raju Oka Rani (2003)
Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnula Pelli (2004)
Ankitha Dhanalakshmi I Love You (2002)
Premalo Pavani Kalyan (2002)
Andaru Dongale Dorikithe (2004)
Vijayendra Varma (2004)
Seetharamudu (2006)
Keerti Chawla Aadi (2002)
Kaasi (2004)
Sridevi Vijaykumar Eeshwar (2002)
Pellikani Prasad (2008)
Manjeera (2009)
Veera (2011)
Gayatri Jayaraman Aadathu Padathu (2002)
Kaniha Ottesi Cheputunna (2003)
Rakshita Pellam Oorelithe (2003)
Nijam (2003)
Jagapati (2005)
Aarti Chhabria Okariki Okaru(2003)
Intlo Srimathi Veedhilo Kumari (2004)
Neha Bamb Dil (2003)
Athade Oka Sainyam (2004)
Aditi Agarwal Gangotri (2003)
Kalyani Vasantam (2003)
Kabbadi Kabbadi (2003)
Dongudu (2003)
Letha Manasulu (2004)
Pedababu (2004)
Renu Desai Johnny (2003)
Jyothika Tagore (2003)
Charmy Kaur Neeka Manasichanu (2003)
Gowri (2003)
Mass (2004)
Anukokunda Oka Roju (2005)
Political Rowdy (2005)
Lakshmi (2006)
Style (2006)
Pournami (2006)
Chinnodu (2006)
Sundarakanda (2007)
Kausalya Supraja Rama (2008)
Michael Madana Kamaraju (2008)
Kavya's Diary(2009)
Manorama (2009)
Nagaram Nidrapotunna Vela (2011)
Sevakudu (2013)
Genelia D'Souza Satyam (2003)
Sye (2004)
Naa Alludu (2005)
Happy (2006)
Mr.Medhavi (2008)
Nikita Thukral Sambaram (2003)
Kushi Kushiga (2004)
Evandoi Srivaru (2006)
Nee Navve Chalu (2006)
Maharajsri (2006)
Don (2007)
Ramya Abhimanyu (2003)
Mounika Maa Alludu Very Good (2003)
Sonia Agarwal 7G Brundavan Colony (2004)
Asin Lakshmi Narasimha (2004)
Meera Jasmine Ammayi Bagundi (2004)
Gorintaku (2008)
Bangaru Babu (2009)
A Aa E Ee (2009)
Laila Mr & Mrs Sailaja Krishnamurthy (2004)
Padmapriya Janakiraman Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi (2004)
Andari Bandhuvaya (2010)
Patel S. I. R. (2017)
Meera Vasudevan Anjali I Love You (2004)
Kamalinee Mukherjee Anand(2004)
Godavari (2006)
Raghavan (2006)
Pellaindi Kaani (2007)
Jalsa (2008)
Gopi Gopika Godavari (2009)
Maa Annayya Bangaram (2010)
Shirdi Sai (2012)
Ramachari (2013)
Govindudu Andarivadele (2014)
Archana Nenu (2004)
Navaneet Kaur Sathruvvu (2004)
Good Boy (2005)
Bangaru Konda (2007)
Moon Banerrjee Yagnam (2004)
Katrina Kaif Malliswari (2004)
Nauheed Cyrusi Sakhiya (2004)
Santoshi Jai (2004)
Arti Agarwal Soggadu (2005)
Andala Ramudu (2006)
Deepavali (2008)
Anuradha Mehta Nuvvante Naakishtam (2005)
Sangeetha Naa Oopiri (2005)
Tabu Andarivaadu (2005)
Shock (2006)
Gopika Muddhula Koduku (2005)
Veedhi (2006)
Veedu Mamoolodu Kadu (2008)
Nayanthara Ghajini (2005) (Telugu version)
Boss, I Love You (2006)
Tulasi (2007)
Dubai Seenu (2007)
Simha (2010)
Sri Rama Rajyam(2011)
Anamika (2014)
Babu Bangaram (2016)
Jai Simha (2018)
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (2019)
Parvati Melton Vennela (2005)
Allare Allari (2006)
Gowri Pandit Andhrudu (2005)
Gowri Munjal Bunny (2005)
Sri Krishna 2006 (2006)
Saloni Aswani Dhana 51 (2005)
Oka Oorilo (2005)
Maryada Ramanna (2010)
Poonam Bajwa Modati Cinema (2005)
Raima Sen Dhairyam (2005)
Tamannaah Sri (2005)
Happy Days (2007)
Kalidasu (2008)
Anushka Shetty Mahanandi (2005)
Astram (2006)
Don (2007)
Swagatam (2008)
Baladur (2008)
Chintakayala Ravi (2008)
Sindhu Tolani Athanokkade (2005)
Gowtam SSC (2005)
Pothe Poni (2006)
Nee Navve Chalu (2006)
Sameera Reddy Ashok (2006)
Priyamani Pellaina Kothalo (2006)
Nava Vasantham (2007)
Pravarakhyudu (2009)
Raaj (2011)
Kamna Jethmalani Ranam (2006)
Samanyudu (2006)
Toss (2007)
Andamaina Abadham (2009)
Diya Asadhyudu (2006)
Sridevika Raja Babu (2006)
Sheela Seethakoka Chiluka (2006)
Parama Veera Chakra (2011)
Ileana D'Cruz Aata (2007)
Trisha Krishnan Adavari Matalaku Ardhale Verule (2007)
Krishna (2008)
Neha Jhulka Okkadunnadu (2007)
Viyyala Vari Kayyalu (2007)
Shabna Khan Bahumati (2007)
Vedhika Vijayadasami (2007)
Baanam (2009)
Daggaraga Dooramga (2011)
Hansika Motwani Kantri (2008)
Maska (2009)
Seeta Ramula Kalyanam (2010)
Kandireega (2011)
Sneha Ullal Ullasamga Utsahamga (2008)
Nenu Meeku Telusa...? (2008)
Bindu Madhavi Avakai Biryani (2008)
Sonal Chauhan Rainbow (2008)
Mamta Mohandas Victory (2008)
Meera Chopra Vaana (2008)
Maaro (2011)
Bhavana Hero (2008)
Aditi Sharma Gunde Jhallumandi (2008)
Payal Ghosh Prayanam (2009)
Kriti Kharbanda Boni (2009)
Teen Maar (2011)
Richa Gangopadhyay Leader (2010)
Nagavalli (2010)
Mirapakaay (2011)
Mirchi (2013)
Bhai (2013)
Nisha Agarwal Yemaindi Ee Vela (2010)
Manjari Fadnis Inkosaari (2010)
Shubhapradham (2010)
Shakti (2011)
Vimala Raman Gaayam 2 (2010)
Chukkalanti Ammayi Chakkanaina Abbayi (2013)
Shruti Hassan Anaganaga O Dheerudu (2011)
Isha Chawla Prema Kavali (2011)
Poola Rangadu (2012)
Mr Pellikoduku (2013)
Jump Jilani (2014)
Deeksha Seth Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara? (2012)
Rebel (2012)
Tapsee Pannu Daruvu (2012)
Shadow (2013)
Parvathy Maryan (2013)
Shanvi Srivastava Adda (2013)
Rowdy (2014)
Pyar Mein Padipoyane (2014)
Raashi Khanna Joru (2014)
Shivam (2015)
Regina Cassandra Power (2014)
Subramanyam for Sale (2015)
Shourya (2016)
Radhika Apte Legend (2014)
Sandhya Raju Natyam (2016)
Lavanya Tripathi Soggade Chinni Nayana (2016)
Radha (2017)
Mister (2017)
Namitha Pramod Kathalo Rajakumari (2017)
Aakanksha Singh Devdas (2018)

TV shows[edit]

Sunitha anchored, hosted and performed as a singer in many music-based programs and live shows in most of the reputed Telugu television channels.

Year Channel Program Name Association Notes
1995 Doordarshan Andhra Paadave Koyila

Single episode live show

Singer The first ever musical live show organised by DD
1996 Gemini TV Navaragam Anchor Music competition show where most of the Telugu singers were introduced
1996 Yours lovingly Anchor Birthday wishes show
2008 ETV Saptaswaraalu Anchor Singers competition that introduced most of the Telugu singers
Vanita TV Antakshari Anchor Musical competition between participants
2004

2014

Zee Telugu Saregamapa Lil Champs Anchor Music competition for kids
2007

2009

2014

ETV Jhummandi Naadam Host & singer Musical interview show with live bands
2014 till date Swarabhishekam Singer &

anchor in few US, UK shows

Musical show singing old songs in different categories
MAA TV Super Singer

Seasons 4 to 7

Mentor & judge

Season 7 title winner

Music competition show between the Telugu singers
2014 to 2019 SVBC Annamayya paataku Pattabhishekam Anchor & singer A culturally unique show where more than 1000 Annamayya keerthana's were brought to lime light in collaboration with Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam & movie director K Raghavendra Rao & music composer MM Keeravani
Sunitha on sets of Annamayya Paataku Pattaabhishekam

Short films[edit]

Sunitha played the lead role in her first short film Raagam, directed by Sree Chaitu. The short film was also nominated for SIIMA, 2017 in short film category.[5][6][7]

List of short films
Year Name Language Director Role Co Artists
2016 Raagam Telugu Sree Chaitu Lead Sai Kiran, Sameer, Sana
2018 Thadasthu Telugu R.P. Patnaik Special appearance Suma Kanakala, Ravivarma, Baby Vaishnavi,

Jagadeeswari, Sowmya, Harika Mahesh,

Gemini Suresh, Baby Krithika,

Anandh Pawan, Suresh

Awards[edit]

Nandi Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ 2 Oct, MRIDULA CHUNDURI | TNN | Updated; 2005; Ist, 2:21. "Sunitha, the heroine of voice | Hyderabad News". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 May 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Rangarajan, A. D. (30 December 2014). "Sunitha, a bridge between two generations of singers". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  4. ^ Bureau, ABP News (7 December 2020). "Singer Sunitha Engaged: Facts You Need To Know About The Telugu Star And Her Second Husband Ram Veerapaneni". ABP Live. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  5. ^ "I feel my face isn't as expressive as my voice: Sunitha". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  6. ^ Telugu360 (9 October 2016). "Singer Sunitha shines well in acting too!". Telugu360.com. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Singer Sunitha Raagam Telugu Short Film Wins Million Hearts !! Beautiful". News Mahal. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Telugu Cinema Etc – Nandi award winners list 2005". Idlebrain.com. 11 November 2006. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  9. ^ https://www.filmfare.com/news/winners-of-62nd-britannia-filmfare-awards-south-9643.html
  10. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. (27 June 2015). "62nd Filmfare Awards South 2015 – Manam Tops Telugu Winners List: Allu Arjun, Shruti Haasan Bag Best Actor [PHOTOS]". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 22 May 2019.

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