Music profile: Karunya


Karunya (9K)All's Well that Ends Well

He narrowly missed being this year's Indian Idol. Karunya, as he is popularly known, is not too heartbroken. After all, he is well on his way to making it big in a Munnabhai sequel. Without even trying, he has got a godfather in director Vidhu Vinod Chopra who seems dedicated to making Karunya a star.


For Karunya, reaching the finals of the 'Indian Idol' contest was pre-destined. The Hyderabad-born youth enthralled the audience with numbers sung by singers ranging from Manna Dey to Sonu Nigam seemingly effortlessly. He earned raves from judges Farah Khan, Anu Malik and Sonu Nigam. The audience was with him all the way. And all this, at 19. Was he very disappointed when he lost? Karunya declares he was expecting to lose. When he saw the support for his rival Sandeep, he simply thought about the positive side of losing out. Everything happens for the best, he says.

He has never recorded a song before and is excited about his first assignment - as a playback singer to the 'Munnabha' sequel. He has sung a duet, 'Aane chaar aane bache hai...' with Shreya Ghoshal after which he got opportunities in Telugu, Kannada and Tamil. Things are going great guns for Nallan Chakratanthula Karunya, which is, by the way, his full name.

Karunya was born into a musically-inclined family but he is the first in his family to become a professional singer. His family members play various musical instruments and love classical music but none have used their talent professionally. Singing in different languages came very naturally to Karunya even as a boy (which he actually still is!) He enjoyed every kind of music, including Western. In preparation for 'Indian Idol', he trained under Bhavdeep Jaipurwale in Mumbai, who was also training the other contestants.


While the dream of most contestants and finalists is to release their own album, Karunya is taking it easy by concentrating on his playback singing. He would love to do an album if it appeals to his creativity. For a person so young, he seems surprisingly untouched by fame - as yet.

Karunya is doing his final year in Electrical and Chemical Engineering. He is particular that he will sing only quality songs considering that he chose challenging classical numbers doing the contest. And he wants to sing in his own style. His dream is to sing every genre of Indian music and become an international star. All he wants, he says, is to be known as a great singer and nothing else. For a person so obviously blessed with talent, that should not be difficult.

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Sarvani 12/15/2013 10:24:11 AM
U sang very well in Etv Swarabhishekham I want talk to u if u gave me ur No Plz
Sarvani 12/15/2013 10:21:18 AM
Hai karunya how r u? Ilove ur voice verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry much iam a guitar pl
sowmya 1/9/2012 4:42:49 AM
Hai karunya i love ur voice very much .am a giutar player.
G.SOWMYA 1/9/2012 4:39:57 AM
Hi karunya! i wanted to know if you are doing well and singing for boly wood already or not? u shud.
.. and if not we shud help u get there... god bless u
farida 3/4/2011 3:42:37 PM
i like ur performence very much, plz sing such a beautiful songs in telugu
srilekha 1/22/2011 5:03:50 AM
Hi all! I am Janaki Karunya's mother.My contact No is +919948439927.I lookafter Karunya's business
and if anyone is interested to have Karunya's show, they can get in touch with me.
janaki 12/3/2010 1:01:20 AM
he has to do well in western music as well.
Gaurav Kaushik 11/27/2010 12:39:51 AM
Sada Siva song is very impressing , only Singer I really apprecite is Chitra and now you
Phani 11/17/2010 1:13:24 PM
dear karunya. Please come back to telugu filims and sing good songs. we are waiting for you. I am fa
n of you since paduta tiyaga
rammohan 9/27/2010 7:59:26 AM
you are just superb.........
trisha 8/13/2010 4:02:58 AM
We will never forget your voice and talent of singing.Sing more songs for the Peoples good health.Yo
u are great.
Sanjay Lodha 8/8/2010 12:08:05 AM
Hey Karunya, You sing really great. I am from Ahmedabad and getting married in december. So we
would like to keep you in my sangeet sandhya night on 25th December. So can you please respond me o
n my email as soon as possible. We can be in touch and i can contact you. Kind regards, Shali
n Chokshi
Shalin Chokshi 7/30/2010 12:30:36 PM
hi annaya, you are the best
venkatesh(viru) 5/26/2010 1:04:15 PM
M.ARIF 3/1/2010 7:19:54 AM
hi karunya we are from aiims hospital here we have a great evening we want u to come here and again
sing a song for indian and international perfusionists but we dont have much more time if u are inte
rested than pls call because i have sugested yr name in front of them my mob no. 09891659504
yogesh solanki 1/8/2010 8:47:12 AM
karunya u know who is i dont know ? i tell i m kailash chandak from bikaner maine ap se phone par
bat ki thi jab indian idiol chal raha tha tab abhi kaya kar rahe ho write me
kailash chandak 12/13/2009 7:24:08 AM
I wish now toemailmy recordings much appreciated in circles.How to do? Email id please so that can
attach. You canot resist but promote me.I m confident.Sudhijit [sukoon]sinha
SUDHIJIT SINHA 11/28/2009 6:27:49 AM
Mee voice chala bagundhandi,specially Godava movie song "Mounam lo swaram" ,g8 voice
sudeshna sharma 11/20/2009 5:42:05 AM
hi chamanti chamanti song from raraju was excellent song what a voice you have.
pratham 9/15/2009 6:36:05 AM
hi, karunya my name is zubair shah i am from islamabad pakistan ,last week i heard your song ,mashal
lah your voice is so mature and really you are become a best singer in asia ,God bless you ,just wan
a say you one thing being your well wisher bro (jaisay jaisay kamyaab hona waisay waisay jhuktay jan
a dekhna allah tum ko aur kamyaab keray ga inshallah .
SHAH 9/2/2009 12:41:29 AM
hello annayya
karthik 6/13/2009 1:45:31 PM
hello sir, Iam chandu, Iam ur fan. I like your song in Ashok(ekanthanga unna) very much and also son
g in Dubai seenu(deevali holi). I wish "U" all the best for ur bright future. Bye.
chandu 5/18/2009 6:50:57 AM
Hi Karunya, I want to invite my college farewell day function. kindly send ur contact number.
praveen 4/21/2009 5:12:54 AM
want to organize a program in Goa.kindly send me your contact details. Seema Tallamraju Andhra Sa
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Tallamraju Seema 12/8/2008 1:02:11 PM
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Tallamraju Seema 12/8/2008 12:52:07 PM
happy morning i rep a social org. HVYA i need to contact you reg. a prog. kidly send me the detail
kiran 11/3/2008 10:07:24 PM
Hi My self Afzal, 22 yrs old,student of BCOM Final yr, i have Naturally a good voice and also i can
sing very good, but in Bihar(BHAGALPUR) here is not any scope to try any thing pls give any opportun
ity to prove it, bai>
Afzal 11/1/2008 8:13:37 AM
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