N. C. Karunya
(Telugu: కారుణ్య, Hindi: कारुण्य) is a popular playback singer. He was a runner-up on the popular reality show Indian Idol
(Season 2) on Sony Entertainment Television.
Karunya was born on 1 March 1986 in the city of Hyderabad into a family of classical singers. Though he has been under the training of his paternal uncles and aunts since the age of four in Carnatic music, his intensive training started under his tauji N. C. Murthy at the age of 14. His schooling and initial foray into music were at his alma mater Brahm Prakash DAV, Kanchan Bagh. While in school, he used to sing devotional songs during the morning assembly. He did his Bachelors in Electronics and Communications Engineering.
Karunya released an album called Chiru Sarigamalu
in his childhood, which was launched by Chiranjeevi
. He later went on to win the acclaimed, Paadutha Theeyaga
hosted by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, on Eenadu Television. He was appreciated highly by SPB and the audience of Andhra Pradesh for his versatility. He was the leader of his school choir from the age of 7. He has participated in various local stage shows and TV shows in A.P. and has recorded a number of children's, devotional and patriotic songs for several non-film music directors. At the age of 12 his second album, Sai Madhuri
, was released by Sri Sri Satya Saibaba in the presence of Pt.... Read More