Date of Birth:01-03-1986
Occupation Playback Singer
N. C. Karunya (born 1 March 1986) is a popular reading singer, interpreter and television host. He was the second-line actor of the reality show Indian Idol (Season 2) on Sony Entertainment Television.
Although he did not win the competition, Karunya was a popular participant at Indian Idol 2, especially among the people of northern India because of his performance of songs Punjabi and Rajasthani.
Some of the films he read were Lage Raho Munnabhai, Ashok, Kantri, Teen Maar, Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu, Chirutha, Orange, Sainikudu, Khaleja, Chandamama, Arundhati, Maryada Ramanna, Seema Sastry, Siddu of Sikakulam, Seema Tapakai, Dubai Seenu, Andari Banduvaya, Baladoor, Brahmigadi Kadha, It's my love story, Solo, Nuvva Nena, M.7, Vetadu-Ventadu, Saahasam, D for dopidi, Oohalu Gusagusalaade, Asura , Lofar, etc.
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.
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 plaback 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" .