Karunya

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N. C. Karunya (Telugu: ఎన్‌ సీ కారుణ్య, Hindi:एन् सी कारुण्य), was the runner-up on Sony EntertainmentTelevision's reality show, Indian Idol (season 2). He has striking resemblance to actor Abhishek Bachchan and had often been noted on Indian Idol for the same thing.

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[edit] Biography

N. C. Karunya (born March 1, 1986) Karunya was born in the city of Hyderabad into a family of classical singers. He has been training in Carnatic music with his guru and uncle NC Murthy since the age of four. His cousin Hemachandra (singer) also made into top 3 contestants of another music talent hunt show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa aired on ZEE TV in 2006. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree (major: 'Electronics and Communications Engineering'). His schooling and initial forays into music were at his alma mater Brahm Prakash DAV, Kanchanbagh.

Karunya had released an album in his childhood called 'Chiru Sarigamalu' which was launched by South-Indian actor Chiranjeevi. He later also went on to win the 'Paaduta Teeyaga' hosted by Dr.SP Balasubrahmanyam (SPB), televised throughout South India on 'Eenadu Television'. He was appreciated highly by SPB and the audience of Andhra Pradesh for his ability to render a wide range of music. He has also sung at many local stage shows in Hyderabad. In 2005, he had sung two songs in the Telugu movie 'Vamsam'.

After the end of Indian Idol 2, Karunya has sung for the Hindi film Lage Raho Munnabhai, two songs for the Hindi Film Jai Santoshi Maa, as well as for several other Telugu films. He had also done numerous concerts in the US. His show in Dallas on 7 October 2006 had an audience of 40000, the highest for any Indian Artist in the US. In June 2006, Karunya performed at a 'charity concert', in Hyderabad.

[edit] Indian Idol 2 performances

  • Chak De - Bottom 3 17/01/2006-up 22/04/2006
  • Ab Mujhe Raat Din - Runner-up 17/04/2006
  • Afreen Afreen - Runner-up 22/04/2006
  • Ab Tumhaare Hawale Watan Saathiyo - Runner-up 17/04/2006
  • Prem Jaal - Runner-up 22/04/2006

Finale: Medley with Sandeep, Rindposh Maal, Badan Pe Sitare, Sayyonee, Kajra Re with Alisha Chinai, One Love, Woh Pehli Baar, and Right Here Right Now with Antara Mitra and Meenal Jain.

[edit] Discography

  • Hosted the super hit "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs 2007" on ZTV Telugu
  • Karunya launched his new outstanding album "Karunya".
  • Recorded "Aane char aane" for the 2006 Bollywood film, Lage Raho Munna Bhai
  • Recorded 2 songs, "Bigidi Banado" and "Yahan Wahan" for the 2006 (Bollywood) Film Jai Santoshi Maa.
  • Woh Pehli Baar album - sang group number and then solo Kaava Kaava
  • Sang in more than a dozen Telugu movies.

[edit] Filmography

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