Anurag Kulkarni is an Indian playback singer from Hyderabad, who recently[when?] made his debut in Telugu Film Industry. He hails from Basara of Nirmal district but settled in Hyderabad.His father is a Marathi community and mother is Telugu family from Kamareddy.He got into fame after winning first prize in Idea Super Singer Season 8 (2015) which is a popular show in MAA TV.
Anurag Kulkarni at the Idea Super Singer Season 8
|Born||citation needed]7 June 1993 .[|
He started learning Hindustani classical music with late Sri. Kakunoori jangaiah ji, a renowned Hindustani vocalist and guru in Hyderabad. He learnt for over 3 years where he was introduced to kirana gharana style of singing.
On 24 January 2015, he won the biggest reality show in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states called Idea Super Singer Season 8. The chief judges for this show were shri M. M. Keeravani and Padma Shri K. S. Chitra. The show also featured many telugu cinema musicians as guest judges.
After completing B.Tech in Computer Science from Vignan VITAE, Hyderabad, he worked for a software multinational company for six months. He left the job in October 2015 to pursue his interest in music.
Currently[when?] he is a playback singer in Telugu Film Industry.
- Runner-up of Gemini TV’s singing reality show Bol Baby Bol Gurukul in 2014.
- Won competition held at Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh and received scholarship from padma vibhushan shri pandit jasraj on 1 December 2013 at Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad and performed in the samaroh's evening concert.
- Performed at the great historic place, "Salar Jung Museum" in a concert named "Taskeen" and felicitated as outstanding emerging sufi singer by an N.G.O named "Young", a youth organization.
- Runner-up of the competition "Idea Rocks India" Held by Idea cellular and was a Part of the concert of "Shankar Ehsaan Loy", the Bollywood music trio.
- Won a competition Held at Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh on 1 December 2012 at Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), Hyderabad and performed in the samaroh's evening concert.
- Took part in Telugu cinema vajrothsavalu (The 75th year/Diamond jubilee celebrations of telugu film industry) with the troupe of 'Little musicians academy’, Hyderabad.
- Participated and reached to top 9 in a reality show of ETV Telugu named 'Saptaswaralu ' in 2008.
- Won the SIIMA Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song "Pilla Raa" from RX 100
- FILMFARE AWARDS 2018 TELUGU
|2018||Ego||"Kurrodu Perfect"||Sai Karthik|
|Chalo||"Choosi Choodangane"||Mahathi Sagar|
|MLA||"Girl Friend"||Mani Sharma|
|Mahanati||"Mooga Manasulu"||Mickey J. Meyer|
|Ee Nagaraniki Emaindhi||"Aagi Aagi"||Vivek Sagar|
|RX 100||"Pilla Raa"||Chaitan Baradwaj|
|Vijetha||"Aakaasaanni Thaakey"||Harshavardhan Rameshwar|
|Srinivasa Kalyanam||"Modalaudhaam"||Mickey J. Meyer|
|Subrahmanyapuram||"Ee Rojila"||Shekar Chandra|
|Majili||"Maayya Maaya"||Gopi Sundar|
|Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya||"Sherlock Holmes"||Mark K Robin|
|Mallesham||"Dhana Dhana Dhan"|
|Oh! Baby||"Oh! Baby"||Mickey J. Meyer|
|ISmart Shankar||"Ismart Theme"||Mani Sharma|
|Manmadhudu 2||"Maa Chakkani Pellanta"||Chaitan Baradwaj|
|Kousalya Krishnamurthy||"Ooge Pachani"||Dhibu Ninan Thomas|
|Gaddalakonda Ganesh||"Jarra Jarra"||Mickey J. Meyer|
|Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy||"Jaago Narasimha"||Amit Trivedi|
|Meeku Maathrame Cheptha||"Chaalu Chaalu'||Sivakumar|
|Raja Vaaru Rani Gaaru||"Title Song"||Jay Krish|
|Arjun Suravaram||"Kanne Kanne"||Sam C. S.|
|90ML||"90ML Title Song"||Anup Rubens|
|Venky Mama||"Nuvvu Nenu"||S. Thaman|
|Ruler||"Yaala Yaala"||Chirrantan Bhatt|
|Iddari Lokam Okate||"You Are My Heart Beat"||Mickey J. Meyer|
|2020||Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo||"Raamulo Raamula"||S. Thaman|
|Entha Manchivaadavuraa||"O Chinna Navve Chaalu"||Gopi Sundar|
|Bheeshma||"Singles Anthem"||Mahathi Sagar|
- "'O Sye Raa' title song: The title song trends at #2 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
- "Anurag Kulkarni Singing at Super Singer 8". Retrieved 6 February 2016.
- Murthy, Neeraja (4 June 2014). "Singing a new tune". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
- "Filmfare Awards Telugu Winners 2018: Best Telugu Movies, Best Actors, Actress, Singer and more". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 30 September 2019.