Sunitha (Telugu singer)

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Sunitha is an Indian playback singer and voice actor who primarily works in Telugu films.[2][3] She is a recipient of nine Nandi Awards and two Filmfare Awards South in various categories. She also received a National Award from All India Radio under light music category when she was 15 years old.[4] She received her first Nandi award in the year 1999 and bagged Nandi Awards in a row for the years 2002 to 2006 and again for the years 2010 to 2012. She was also honored with Lata Mangeshkar Best Singer Award for 2011 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.[5][6] In the year 2019, Sunitha was honored with New Jersey state recognition award by the Senate and General assembly of the state of New Jersey passing a resolution to salute her excellence and contributions to the world of music and Indian Cinema, a rare felicitation given to an Indian artist by the state of New Jersey.

Sunitha Upadrashta
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Sunitha in 2015
Born (1978-05-10) 10 May 1978 (age 44)
Occupations
  • Singer
  • television presenter
  • voice artist
Years active1995–present
Spouses
  • Kiran Kumar Goparaju
    (m. 1997; div. 2017)
    [1]
  • Rama Krishna Veerapaneni
    (m. 2021)
Children2
AwardsSee below

Sunitha's commercial singing career began in the year 1995 with the movie Gulabi and has established herself as a leading playback singer of Telugu Film Industry with her mellifluous voice. She is also known as an anchor and host for music based programs and flagship programs, one among them was anchoring the historical Amaravati foundation-laying ceremony in the year 2015.[7][8] Sunitha is also associated as a judge to musical reality shows in various channels, one among them is Padutha Theeyaga, an Iconic musical show that has been enthralling fans and music lovers for the last two decades on ETV which was launched and hosted by the Legend S. P. Balasubrahmanyam.[9][10][11] Her contributions are widely noted as a voice-over artist giving voice to over 110 actresses in more than 750 films.[12][13][14]

Sunitha traveled extensively across 19 foreign countries offering her exclusive live performances across the world as an artist. Countries include USA (almost every year since 1999), UK, UAE, Singapore, Malaysia, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Japan, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Mauritius.

Early and personal lifeEdit

Sunitha was born on 10 May 1978 in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.[15] At the age of 6, she got training in music from Shri Pemmaraju Surya Rao in Carnatic Vocal and Light music from Kalaga Krishna Mohan. At a very early age, she got many opportunities to participate and perform in several concerts, including programs featured by All India Radio. At the age of 13, she also participated in Tyagaraja Aradhana Utsavalu along with her Guru Pemaraju Surya Rao. She received numerous awards and appreciations in various competitions for her performances as a child prodigy, one of the special mentions is her scholarship from Central Government to pursue her musical trainings.

She belongs to a music-loving family and her parents are fond of music. She got married at the age of 19 to Kiran Kumar Goparaju who works in the media and they later got divorced. The couple has two children Akash and Shreya.[15] Shreya sang her debut song, "Tick... Tick... Tick..." in Telugu movie Savyasachi.

In January 2021, Sunitha married a businessman Rama Krishna Veerapaneni in the presence of her family members and close friends.[16][17]

CareerEdit

Playback singingEdit

Sunitha has begun her singing career as a playback singer in films at an age of 17. Sashi Preetham, a music director first gave her a chance to sing in her debut film Gulabi and her debut song is "Ee Vela Lo Neevu" written by Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry. She sang a single card for the Kannada film Bhoomi Geetha in 1997, music composed by Ilayaraja. Apart from that she also sang Telugu TV serial title songs such as Ruturagalu and Antarangalu. She received her first Nandi Award from the combined state of Andhra Pradesh for singing title song of Antharangalu in 1999.

She has worked under the supervision of music directors like Ilayaraja, Vidyasagar, M.M. Keeravani, A.R Rahman, S.V. Krishna Reddy, Koti, Raj, Vandematharam Srinivas, Mani Sharma, Ramana Gogula, S.A. Raj Kumar, Sandeep Choutha, Mickey J. Mayer, Devisri Prasad, R.P. Patnaik, Chakri, Nihal, Kalyani Malik, Anup Rubens, Sunil Kashyap, Saluri Vasu Rao, Madhavapeddi Suresh, Saketha Sairam, Bunty, V. Harikrishna, Jassie Gift, S. Thaman, etc. She rendered nearly 3000 songs in many south Indian films.[14] She has sung in Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada.

Voice actingEdit

Sunitha stepped in to the world of dubbing quite unwillingly and eventually her ease at voice modulations made her the most sought dubbing artist for all the lead heroines ever after release of the movie Choodalani Undi in the year 1998 starring Mega star Chiranjeevi and Soundarya, in which she gave her voice to Soundarya. She achieved a very rare feat as a voice-over artist in Telugu film industry with a record breaking contribution of lending voice to 110+ actresses spread across 750+ films.[13][12][18] She also holds a record of giving her voice for 60 movies in a single year. Gautamiputra Satakarni is her 750th movie as a dubbing artist in which she gave her voice to Shriya Saran.[19] Her top 10 movies as a voice-over artist include Choodalani Vundi, Ninne Premista, Nuvvu Vastavani, Shankar Dada MBBS, Manmadhudu, Sri Ramadasu, Nenunnanu, Anand, Godavari, Jayam.

Devotional SingingEdit

Sunitha Upadrasta's contributions towards devotional singing takes its uniqueness in offering Carnatic music based bhajans, kirtans and songs with expression.

Annamayya Paataku PattabhishekamEdit

 
Upadrastha Sunitha on the sets of Annamayya Paataku Pattaabhishekam

Annamayya Paataku Pattabhishekam is a mega in-house prestigious program taken up by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams in the year 2016 as a musical tribute to the saint-poet Tallapaka Annamacharya.[20] Singer Sunitha is the Anchor for this culturally unique show ever since the conception of this program. The program gave life to over 1000 rare sankeerthanas out of 32,000 sankeertanas penned by Annamayya on God Venkateswara. Sunitha by herself rendered 140 sankeerthanas so far, offering them as her floral offerings to lord Venkateswara along with the title song for this prestigious program series.[21][22]

Annamayya Paata
Vevelaku nokate vinnapamide
Magaroopunu aadu roopu maaruchukoni riddaru
Okka maatu saranani undeninthe kaaka
Ratibatima sesina ramachandra nee chetiloni daananinte
Yemanunnado nee chittameraga nenu
Yenta gaaravinchevo yemi baathimi neeku
Aatadevvaadu choopare ammalaala
Naa valla kadama ledu nammithi ninnu
Aatade yeragadaa aakelaagu raati gunde thoda
Annita nerparivi neevaaduvayya
Panigona nerchu vaari bhaagyamu koladedi
Maatalaada nerani ramanivo nenu
Cheluvuda choodumaa ee cheliya singaaramu
Maguva nenu neevu magavaadavu
Idivo idivo inthata varambeevayya

Vengamaamba KeerthanaluEdit

Tarigonda Vengamamba was a poet and staunch devotee of Lord Venkateswara in the 18th century. TTD took up "Vengamaamba Keerthanalu" as one of its prestigious projects to compose and offer the rare works of Vengamaamba to the world of music and literature. Sunitha was part of this prestigious project taken up by Sri Venkateswara Recording Project, which was established by TTD to group all its activities relating to recording. Apart from these compositions recorded by SVRP-TTD, Sunitha also rendered 7 keerthanas in the movie "Vengamaamba" directed by P. Udaya Bhaskar and music given by M.M. Keeravani.

Naada Neerajanam, Tirumala BrahmotsavamEdit

"Naada neerajanam" is an oblation to lord in the form of performing one's own art form from Tirumala Graded artists. Artists from all over the world are invited to perform in Nadaneerajanam. "Brahmotsavam" is the most important annual fête celebrated at Sri Venkateswara Temple in Tirumala. Sunitha Upadrasta was blessed to perform quiet a few times on the divine stage Nada Neeraajanam, as well while performing unjal(swing) seva and one other divine experiences of singing for the lord during Brahmotsavam on the streets(Madaveedulu) surrounding the temple. She also anchored one of the rare new year celebrations in Tirumala chanting "govinda naama" on the eve of 31 December.

Srivaari SevaluEdit

Sunitha Upadrasta offered her vocals to Srivaari sevalu program presented by SVBC for two of the weekly seva's and Srivaari sevalu samaahaaram song that goes with the lyrics "Enni janmala punyamo neekinni sevalu cheyagaa".

Seva Lyric
Friday Abhishekam Saptagiri shrunga mangala taranga
Tuesday Ashtadala paadapadmaaraadhana

Thyaagaraaja UtsavaaluEdit

Tyagaraja Aradhana is the annual festival glorifying Telugu saint composer Tyagaraja. The festival is observed in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, primarily in Tiruvaiyaru, the place where Tyagaraja attained Samadhi. Sunitha, at her very young age of 10 years, participated in Tyagaraja Aradhana Utsavalu along with her guru Sri Pemmaraju Surya Rao.

Prashanthi NilayamEdit

Prasanthi Nilayam, literally "The Abode of Supreme Peace", is the birthplace and the headquarter of the sacred mission of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Sunitha presented devotional songs in the presence of Bhagawan on two different occasions, On 15 August 2008 and 19 November 2008.

DiscographyEdit

TeluguEdit

Selective works of singer Sunitha as a playback singer listed below

Year Film Song(s) Music Director(s) Co-Singer(s)
1995 Gulabi "Ee Velalo Neevu" Sashi Preetam
1997 Egire Paavurama "Maaghaa Maasam" S.V. Krishna Reddy
"Gunde Gutiki"
1998 Sri Sita Ramula Kalyanam Chootamu Raarandi "Nee Oohallo" M.M. Keeravani
"Om Ani"
"Raamayana Saaram"
"Yevamma Computeramma"
"O Prema" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
"Yevamma Vinavemamma"
"Shuklam Baradharam"
1999 Thammudu "Pedhavi Datani" Ramana Gogula Ramana Gogula
2000 Badri "Vevela Mainala Gaanam" Ramana Gogula
"Bangalakathamlo"
"Chali Pidugullo"
"Hey Chikitha"
Yuvaraju "Manasemo" Ramana Gogula
"Tholivalape Tiyyanidi"
"Chandamama"
Tirumala Tirupati Venkatesa "Abbo Naa Bangaru Laddu" Vandemataram Srinivas Sukhwinder Singh, Swarnalatha
2001 Murari "Alanati Ramachandruni" Mani Sharma Jikki, Sandhya
Naa Manasistha Raa "Punnami Jabilli" S.A. Rajukumar SP. Balu
"Kadantaava Cheppu"
"Twinkle Twinkle Twinkle"
2002 Aadi "Nee Navvula" Mani Sharma Mallikarjun
2003 Vijayam "Meghala Pallaki" Koti Tippu
Nenu Pelliki Ready "Nuvvunte Chalu"(Female) Chakri
"Mugguru Bhamala"
Ela Cheppanu "Meghala Pallakilona" Koti
"Rangula Taaraka"
Ee Abbai Chala Manchodu "Chandamama Kathalo" M.M. Keeravani Kalyani Malik
Gangotri "Ganga" M.M. Keeravani SPB. Charan
Maa Alludu Very Good "Paluke Bangaramayena" M.M. Keeravani
"Padaka Padaka" MM Keeravani
Seethaiah "Samayaniki" M.M. Keeravani
"Adhishankarula" SPB.Charan
Simhadri "Nannedo Seyyamaku" M.M. Keeravani M.M. Keeravani
2 Much "Papa Nee Votu" K. Veeru
"Talentu Bayata Pettu"
Anaganaga O Kurrodu "Sakku Sakku" Chakri
Appudappudu "Nee Kalalu Kaavali" R. P. Patnaik
2004 Siva Puthrudu "Chirugali Veechene"(Duet) Ilayaraja R.P. Patnaik
Letha Manasulu "Letha Manasulu" M.M. Keeravani
Nenunnanu "Nenunnanani" M.M. Keeravani M.M. Keeravani
"Ryali Ravalapadu" Tippu
Pallakilo Pellikuthuru "Naa Peru Cheppukondi" M.M. Keeravani
Athade Oka Sainyam "Naa Paata Teta Telugu" S.V. Krishna Reddy
"Maa Intiki Ninnu Pilichi"
"Hey Apparao"
Swarabhishekam "Kudikannu Adirene" Vidya Sagar SP. Balu
Anji "Maanava Maanava" Mani Sharma tippu
Apparao Driving School "Ninnu Chuse Velalone" Ghantadi Krishna
2005 Chatrapathi "Gundusudi" M.M. Keeravani M.M. Keeravani
"Summa Maasuriya"
Allari Bullodu "Andhamante Evaridi" M.M. Keeravani SPB. Charan
Athadu "Avunu Nijam" Mani Sharma
Radha Gopalam "Maa Muddu Radhamma" Mani Sharma
"Nee Vaalu Jada" sp Balasubramaniam
That Is Pandu "Vennelona Adapillanu" Mani Sharma
Manasu Maata Vinadhu "Nuvvu Nijam" Kalyan Koduri
Alex "O Meghamala" Bunty
Allari Pidugu "Maa Subbalachamma" Mani Sharma S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
2006 Shiva 2006 "Adaganidhe Cheppedi Yela" Ilayaraja Vijay Prakash
Vikramarkudu "Jum jum Maya" M. M. Keeravani m.m keeravani
Godavari "Andhanga Lena" K.M. RadhaKrishnan
Sri Ramadasu "Chalu Chalu' M.M. Keeravani sp.charan
"Idigidigo Naa Ramudu"
"Nanubrovamani"
"Thandrimatanu"
Kokila "Shubhamo Sukhamo" Madhukar
Boss "Yedho Thamasaga" Kalyan Koduri
"Naa Kallu Valle"
"Andhagadu Muttukunte"
"Anaganaganaga"
"Veluthunna"
Chinnodu "Hey Manasa" Ramana Gogula Venu
Lakshmi "Thara Thaluku Thara" Ramana Gogula
2007 Sangamam "Chinuku Chinuku' M.M. Keeravani
Yamadonga "Noonugu Meesalodu" M.M. Keeravani
Gita "Neekosam Nennunantu" Sunil Kashyap
Yogi "Nee Illu Bangaram" Ramana Gogula Ramana Gogula
Viyyalavari Kayyalu "Neelala Neekallu" Sri Krishna
Aata "Yela Yela" Devi Sri Prasad
Bookailas "Venu Madhava" M. M. Keeravani
Chirutha "Ivvale" Mani Sharma
Godava "Okkasaari"
Gundamma Gaari Manavadu "Chengaavi Rangu Cheera" Vandemataram Srinivas
Manchu Kurise Velalo "Andhama Nee Vooredhamma" Usha Kanna, Krishna Mohan
"Choodalani Vundi"
Nee Navve Chaalu "Poola Pallaki" Vandemataram Srinivas
O Chinnari korika "Aataladukundam" Nagendra Kumar Vepuri
Okkadunnadu "Adugaduguna" M. M. Keeravani
Veduka "Mallela Mancham" Anup Rubens
2008 Pandurangadu "Govindhude Kokachutti" M.M. Keeravani
"Kosaladeshapu Kamalitho"
Kanthri "Vayassunami" Mani Sharma Hema Chandra
Rainbow "Aasha Chinni Aasha" Nihal
"Manasa Chalinchake"
"Challu Challu"
"Naa Kallalo"
"O Lalana"
"Sala Sala"
"Swamy Raa"(Thillana)
Aalayam "Neetho Vasthunna" Koti
Bhuma "Abba Yem Kandaluro" Vandemataram Srinivas
2009 Nachav Alludu "Enthentha Dhooram" Koti Hema Chandra
Vengamamba "Alaka Nabambhu Chalada" M.M. Keeravani
"Harinama"(Kruthi)
"Hari Alasiti"
"O Thalli Ganga"
"Srikaramuganu"
"Sri Rukminilola"
"Thirukonda Harathi"
Boni "Nammaleni Kale Nijamayena" Ramana Gogula Deepu
Saarai Veerraju "Needho Naadho" V. Sri Sai Karthik
"Veeche Gaali"
Aa Intlo "Hrudayavedhana" Koti
2010 Jhummandi Naadam "Entha Entha" M.M. Keeravani
"Sannayi Mogindhi"
Vedam "Egiripothe Entha Baguntundi" M.M. Keeravani M.M. Keeravani
Subhapradam "Nee Navve Kadadaka" Mani Sharma Karthik
2011 Raaj "Bheemavaram Bulloda" Koti
"Sutiga Chusava"
Aha Naa Pellanta! "Subhramanyam" Raghu Kunche
"Saturday Evening"
2012 Damarukam "Kanya Kumari" Devisri Prasad Jaspreet Jasz
Shirdi Sai "Saranu Saranu" M.M. Keeravani
"Sai Ante Thalli'
"Ekkadayya Sai"
"Nee Padamulu"
"Aarati"
Aakashamlo Sagam "Naaku Neevu Pranam" Yasho Krishna
2013 Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha "Thamari Thone" Kalyani Koduri
"Nenea Aa Nenena"
Intinta Annamayya "Venkatadri Samam" M.M. Keeravani
"Neeke Saranu"
Maha Bhaktha Siriyala "Ee Dehamu Pranamu" Mangala Poornachandh
"Kalyana Sugunakara"
2014 Lakshmi Raave Maa Intiki "Aa Venneladaina" K.M. RadhaKrishnan
"Venu Gaana Lolude"
Oohalu Gusagusalade "Em Sandeham Ledu" Kalyani Koduri Kalyani Koduri
Anamika "Kshanam Kshanam" M.M. Keeravani
"The Search"
"Dead & Live"
Ice Cream 2 "Kiss Me" Satya Kashyap
"Kiss Me"(Remix)
Alibaba Okkade Donga "Adugadugu" Sai Srikanth
"Aakasham"
April Fool "Raa Raa" Bunty
2015 Mariyaan "Inka Konchem Sepu" A.R. Rahman Vijay Prakash
"Sonapareeya"
Yes "Ee Vela Madilona" Indraganti Laxmi srinivas
"Premante Maayele"
2016 Kalyana Vaibhogame "Chakkandaala Chukka" Kalyani Koduri Kalyani Koduri
Manalo Okadu "Madhuram" R.P. Patnaik
Raagam "Yeenadu Neepai Jaali Padadhe" Sunil Kashyap Sunil Kashyap
Evaro Taanevvaro "Kammani Kalalu" S Sriram
Atu Itu Kaani Hrudayam Thoti "Maruvaleni" GP Raavin
Aa Mugguru "Pachani Pandiri" Sathya Kashyap
Jilakarra Bellam "Vintha Vinthaga" Vandemataram Srinivas
Sri Sri "Nela Nichi" E.S.Murthy
2017 Mixture Potlam "Allari Godhari" Madhavapeddi Suresh
"Nee Maate"
Om Namo Venkatesaya "Vayyari Kalahamsika" M. M. Keeravani
Malli Raava "Malli Raava"(Reprise) Shravan Bharadwaj
2018 Srinivasa Kalyanam "Modalaudaam" Mickey J Meyer Anurag Kulkarni
"Vinavamma Toorupu Chukka"
Mahanati "Chivaraku Migiledi" Mickey J Meyer
Bluff Master "Ye Maayo Yemo Teliyade" Sunil Kashyap
2019 NTR Mahanayakudu "Ramanna Katha" M.M. Keeravani K. S. Chithra
Pranavam "Edo Edo Kaavalantu" Padmanav Bharadwaj
Oorantha Anukuntunnaru "Alavaatu Lo Leni" K. M. Radha Krishnan S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Paarari "Siggu" Mahith Narayan Yazin Nizar
2020 30 Rojullo Preminchadam Ela "Neeli Neeli Aakasham" Anup Rubens Sid Sriram
Local Boy "Tholi Suryuda" Vivek–Mervin
Nireekshana "Kalalu Yenno" Mantra Anand
2021 Guduputani "Neeli Ningi Thaakalani" Pratap Vidya
Bro "Annayya " Shekar Chandra
2022 Madhi "Soul Of Madhi" P.V.R. Raja Deepu [23]

KannadaEdit

Year Film Song Music Director(s) Co-Singer(s)
1997 Bhoomi geetha "Boodyaviya Habba" Ilayaraaja Ilayaraaja, Nepolean
"Nodiravva Nodiravva"
"Are Kamali Kamali"
2007 Savi Savi Nenapu "Sooryanu Ee Divasa" R.P. Patnaik Rajesh
2009 Abhay "Baanu Kempadante" V. Hari Krishna
2010 Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu "Janumada Jodi" V. Hari Krishna Sonu Nigam
"O Priyathama"
Modalasala "Prathama Olava" V. Hari Krishna Srinivas
2011 Hudugaru "Neerinalli Sanna Ale"(Duet) V. Hari Krishna Sonu Nigam
"Neerinalli Sanna Ale"(Solo)
2012 Drama "Hambalada Hoovanu" V. Hari Krishna
Katari Veera Surasundarangi "Jum Jumka" V. Hari Krishna Sonu Nigam
"Oorige Nee" Upendra
"Parijatha"
Ko Ko Mellane

Naa Kolluve

Ramana Gogula Karthik, Ramana Gogula
Kiladi Kitty Thumba thumba Jassie Gift Sonu Nigam
2014 Agraja Rara priyachora Nandhan Raj
Rose Preethige Rose Andaru Anoop Seelin Nakul Abhyankar
2016 Santhu Straight Forward Koodi itta V. Hari Krishna Sonu Nigam

TamilEdit

Year Film Director Song Music Director(s) Co-Singer(s)
1997 Punniyavathi Subburaj Unakkoruthi Ilaiyaraaja S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. B. Charan, Ilaiyaraaja
2000 Kadhal Rojavae Keyaar Ninaitha varam Ilaiyaraaja P. Unnikrishnan
2001 Badri P. A. Arun Prasad Kadhal Solvadhu Ramana Gogula Srinivas

OtherEdit

Non film songsEdit

Sunitha sang Television film title songs for various serials and she also lent her voice as a dubbing artist for the TV film series Andam.

Serial Name Song
Antharangaalu "Gundeki Savvadenduku"
Ruthuraagaalu "Vaasanta Sameeramlaa"
Maunaraagam "Ningi Taakutunnade Neeloni Dhairyam"
Antahpuram "Antahpuram.. Silaleni Kovelamundu"
Koyilamma "Anaganagaa Oka Thotalona"
Varudhini Parinayam "Chandamaama Ni Sarijodu"
Enneno janmala bandham "Enneno janmala bandham"

Private albumsEdit

Sunitha was part of numerous private album recordings. Meera padavali and Aanota – Manasu palike vela are her two most known works composed by her Guru Kalaga Krishna Mohan. She also featured in the private album Sri Ramachandra Krupalu, a bhajan by Tulsi Das and produced by sunithanmusic.com.

Chandrashekara Ashtakam also takes a special mention for which music is composed by Sai Madhukar.

Few other private albums to mention are Raghuram, Sai Sudha, Sri Venkateswara Thatwanidhi, Sri Vallabha Bhakthi Geethalu, Sai Darshanam, Sri Chidvilasam, Amma durgamma, Pahimaam, Sri Rama Charanam, Govinda Ganamrutham, Saye Dhaivam, Bathuku Paata.

PerformancesEdit

Sunitha traveled extensively across 19 foreign countries offering her exclusive live performances across the world as an artist. Countries include USA (almost every year since 1999), UK, UAE, Singapore, Malaysia, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, SriLanka, Thailand, Japan, Oman,

Bahrain, Qatar, Mauritius. In 2009, she started her Melodious Moments with Sunitha musical journey which in 2019 was organized in 5 major USA cities San Jose, Charlotte, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Los Angeles.[24] The event in Indianapolis witnessed its performance in the iconic Old National Center.[25] Celebrating this success, Melodious Moments with Sunitha unveiled its first live show in Hyderabad on 4 August 2019 in Shilpakala vedika which then extended to various cities and towns in Telugu states.[26]

Her other noted performances include groundbreaking ceremony for Amaravathi - new capital of Andhra Pradesh, 200 years of Secunderabad celebrations by the state Government, hosting 50 years celebrations in the state Assembly, singing Vande Mataram along with S.P.Balasubrahmanyam at the Congress Plenary Meet during 50 years of Indian Independence,

FilmographyEdit

As Voice actorEdit

Dubbed for Films
Soundarya Choodalani Vundi (1998)
Ninne Premistha (2000)
Seetayya (2003)
Swetha Naagu (2004)
Shiva Shankar (2004)
Aishwarya Rai Bachan Ponniyin Selvan (2022)
Raasi Pelli Pandiri (1998)
Sandade Sandadi (2002)
Sriramachandrulu (2003)
Keerti Reddy Tholi Prema (1998)
Sanghavi Seetharama Raju (1999)
Ravanna (2000)
Antara Mali Prema Kadha (1999)
Preeti Jhangiani Thammudu (1999)
Adhipathi (2001)
Apparao Driving School (2004)
Simran Goppinti Alludu (2000)
Sakshi Sivanand Yuvaraju (2000)
Maa Pelliki Randi (2000)
Simharasi (2001)
Priya Gill Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary (2000)
Rambha Choosoddaam Randi (2000)
Ameesha Patel Badri (2000)
Naani (2004)
Narasimhudu (2005)
Namrata Shirodkar Vamsi (2000)
Bhumika Chawla Yuvakudu (2000)
Snehamante Idera (2001)
Simhadri (2003)
Aadanthe Ado Type (2003)
Jai Chiranjeeva (2005)
Mayabazar (2006)
Anasuya (2007)
Amaravati (2009)
Naa Style Veru (2009)
Yagam (2010)
Collector Gari Bharya (2010)
Laddu Babu (2014)
Laya Manoharam (2000)
Naalo Unna Prema (2001)
Vijayendra Varma (2004)
Shaheen Khan Chiru Navvutho (2000)
Asha Saini Antha Mana Manchike (2000)
Subhakaryam (2000)
Reemma Sen Chitram (2000)
Bava Nachadu (2001)
Seema Simham (2002)
Veede (2003)
Prema Chadarangam (2004)
Pogaru (2006)
Bangaram (2006)
Yamagola Malli Modalayindi (2007)
Mugguru (2011)
Sneha Priyamaina Neeku(2001)
Tholi Valapu (2001)
Hanuman Junction (2001)
Venky (2004)
Radha Gopalam (2005)
Sankranti (2005)
Sri Ramadasu (2005)
That Is Pandu (2005)
Evandoi Srivaru (2006)
Maharadhi (2007)
Madhumasam (2007)
Pandurangadu (2008)
Adi Vishnu (2008)
Nee Sukhame Ne Korukunna (2008)
Amaravathi (2009)
Rajanna (2011)
Ulavacharu Biryani (2014)
Anjala Zhaveri Prema Sandadi (2001)
Aaptudu (2004)
Malavika Navvuthu Bathakalira (2001)
Sindhu Menon Bhadrachalam (2001)
Tanu Roy Manasantha Nuvve (2001)
Itlu Sravani Subramanyam (2001)
Shruthi Raj Veedekkadi Mogudandi? (2001)
O Chinadana (2002)
Anita Hassanandani Nuvvu Nenu (2001)
Thotti Gang (2002)
Ninne Ishtapaddanu (2003)
Aadanthe Ado Type (2003)
Nenu Pelliki Ready (2004)
Sonali Joshi Subbu (2001)
Rekha Vedavyas Jabili (2001)
Gajala Student No.1 (2001)
O Chinadana (2002)
Adrustam (2002)
Allari Ramudu (2002)
Bharatasimha Reddy (2002)
Vijayam (2003)
Money Money, More Money (2011)
Ashima Bhalla Daddy (2001)
Kanchi Kaul Sampangi (2001)
Cheppalani Vundhi (2001)
Family Circus (2001)
Idi Maa Ashokgadi Love Story (2002)
Siva Rama Raju (2002)
Gracy Singh Santosham (2002)
Rachna Banerjee Neethone Vuntanu (2002)
Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo (2002)
Richa Pallod Naa Manasistha Raa (2002)
Holi (2002)
Rimi Sen Nee Thodu Kavali (2002)
Sonali Bendre Manmadhudu (2002)
Indra (2002)
Shankar Dada MBBS (2004)
Sadha Jayam (2002)
Naaga (2003)
Praanam (2003)
Leela Mahal Center (2004)
Donga Dongadi (2004)
Avunanna Kaadanna (2005)
Chukkallo Chandrudu (2006)
Veerabhadra (2006)
Classmates (2007)
Shankar Dada Zindabad (2007)
Takkari (2007)
Shriya Saran Nuvve Nuvve (2002)
Chennakesava Reddy (2002)
Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu (2003)
Nenunnanu (2004)
Mogudu Pellam O Dongodu (2005)
Subash Chandra Bose (2005)
Bhageeratha (2005)
Sada Mee Sevalo (2005)
Balu ABCDEFG ( 2005)
Boss, I Love You (2006)
Life Is Beautiful (2012)
Manam (2014)
Gopala Gopala (2015)
Gautamiputra Satakarni(2017) (750th Film)
Gamanam ( 2021)
Namitha Gemini (2002)
Oka Raju Oka Rani (2003)
Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnula Pelli (2004)
Ankitha Dhanalakshmi, I Love You (2002)
Premalo Pavani Kalyan (2002)
Andaru Dongale Dorikithe (2004)
Vijayendra Varma (2004)
Seetharamudu (2006)
Keerti Chawla Aadi (2002)
Kaasi (2004)
Sridevi Vijaykumar Eeshwar (2002)
Pellikani Prasad (2008)
Manjeera (2009)
Veera (2011)
Gayatri Jayaraman Aaduthu Paaduthu (2002)
Kaniha Ottesi Cheputunna (2003)
Rakshita Pellam Oorelithe (2003)
Nijam (2003)
Jagapati (2005)
Aarti Chhabria Okariki Okaru(2003)
Intlo Srimathi Veedhilo Kumari (2004)
Neha Bamb Dil (2003)
Athade Oka Sainyam (2004)
Aditi Agarwal Gangotri (2003)
Kalyani Vasantam (2003)
Kabaddi Kabaddi (2003)
Dongodu (2003)
Letha Manasulu (2004)
Pedababu (2004)
Renu Desai Johnny (2003)
Jyothika Tagore (2003)
Charmy Kaur Neeke Manasichaanu (2003)
Gowri (2003)
Mass (2004)
Anukokunda Oka Roju (2005)
Political Rowdy (2005)
Lakshmi (2006)
Style (2006)
Pournami (2006)
Chinnodu (2006)
Sundarakanda (2007)
Kousalya Supraja Rama (2008)
Michael Madana Kamaraju (2008)
Kavya's Diary(2009)
Manorama (2009)
Nagaram Nidrapotunna Vela (2011)
Sevakudu (2013)
Genelia D'Souza Satyam (2003)
Sye (2004)
Naa Alludu (2005)
Happy (2006)
Mr.Medhavi (2008)
Nikita Thukral Sambaram (2003)
Kushi Kushiga (2004)
Evandoi Srivaru (2006)
Nee Navve Chalu (2006)
Maharajsri (2006)
Don (2007)
Ramya Abhimanyu (2003)
Mounika Maa Alludu Very Good (2003)
Sonia Agarwal 7G Brundavan Colony (2004)
Asin Lakshmi Narasimha (2004)
Meera Jasmine Ammayi Bagundi (2004)
Gorintaku (2008)
Bangaru Babu (2009)
A Aa E Ee (2009)
Laila Mr & Mrs Sailaja Krishnamurthy (2004)
Padmapriya Janakiraman Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi (2004)
Andari Bandhuvaya (2010)
Patel S. I. R. (2017)
Meera Vasudevan Anjali I Love You (2004)
Kamalinee Mukherjee Anand(2004)
Godavari (2006)
Raghavan (2006)
Pellaindi Kaani (2007)
Jalsa (2008)
Gopi Gopika Godavari (2009)
Maa Annayya Bangaram (2010)
Shirdi Sai (2012)
Ramachari (2013)
Govindudu Andarivadele (2014)
Archana Nenu (2004)
Navaneet Kaur Sathruvvu (2004)
Good Boy (2005)
Bangaru Konda (2007)
Moonmoon Banerjee Yagnam (2004)
Katrina Kaif Malliswari (2004)
Nauheed Cyrusi Sakhiya (2004)
Santoshi Jai (2004)
Arti Agarwal Soggadu (2005)
Andala Ramudu (2006)
Deepavali (2008)
Anuradha Mehta Nuvvante Naakishtam (2005)
Sangeetha Naa Oopiri (2005)
Tabu Andarivaadu (2005)
Shock (2006)
Gopika Muddhula Koduku (2005)
Veedhi (2006)
Veedu Mamoolodu Kadu (2008)
Nayanthara Ghajini (2005) (Telugu version)
Boss, I Love You (2006)
Tulasi (2007)
Dubai Seenu (2007)
Simha (2010)
Sri Rama Rajyam(2011)
Anamika (2014)
Babu Bangaram (2016)
Jai Simha (2018)
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (2019)
God Father (2022)
Parvati Melton Vennela (2005)
Allare Allari (2006)
Gowri Pandit Andhrudu (2005)
Gowri Munjal Bunny (2005)
Sri Krishna 2006 (2006)
Saloni Aswani Dhana 51 (2005)
Oka Oorilo (2005)
Maryada Ramanna (2010)
Poonam Bajwa Modati Cinema (2005)
Raima Sen Dhairyam (2005)
Tamannaah Sri (2005)
Happy Days (2007)
Kalidasu (2008)
Anushka Shetty Mahanandi (2005)
Astram (2006)
Don (2007)
Swagatam (2008)
Baladur (2008)
Chintakayala Ravi (2008)
Sindhu Tolani Athanokkade (2005)
Gowtam SSC (2005)
Pothe Poni (2006)
Nee Navve Chalu (2006)
Sameera Reddy Ashok (2006)
Priyamani Pellaina Kothalo (2006)
Nava Vasantham (2007)
Pravarakhyudu (2009)
Raaj (2011)
Kamna Jethmalani Ranam (2006)
Samanyudu (2006)
Toss (2007)
Andamaina Abadham (2009)
Diya Asadhyudu (2006)
Sridevika Raja Babu (2006)
Sheela Seethakoka Chiluka (2006)
Parama Veera Chakra (2011)
Ileana D'Cruz Aata (2007)
Trisha Krishnan Adavari Matalaku Ardhale Verule (2007)
Krishna (2008)
Neha Jhulka Okkadunnadu (2007)
Viyyala Vari Kayyalu (2007)
Shabna Khan Bahumati (2007)
Vedhika Vijayadasami (2007)
Baanam (2009)
Daggaraga Dooramga (2011)
Hansika Motwani Kantri (2008)
Maska (2009)
Seeta Ramula Kalyanam (2010)
Kandireega (2011)
Sneha Ullal Ullasamga Utsahamga (2008)
Nenu Meeku Telusa...? (2008)
Bindu Madhavi Avakai Biryani (2008)
Sonal Chauhan Rainbow (2008)
Mamta Mohandas Victory (2008)
Meera Chopra Vaana (2008)
Maaro (2011)
Bhavana Hero (2008)
Aditi Sharma Gunde Jhallumandi (2008)
Payal Ghosh Prayanam (2009)
Kriti Kharbanda Boni (2009)
Teen Maar (2011)
Richa Gangopadhyay Leader (2010)
Nagavalli (2010)
Mirapakaay (2011)
Mirchi (2013)
Bhai (2013)
Nisha Agarwal Yemaindi Ee Vela (2010)
Manjari Fadnis Inkosaari (2010)
Shubhapradham (2010)
Shakti (2011)
Vimala Raman Gaayam 2 (2010)
Chukkalanti Ammayi Chakkanaina Abbayi (2013)
Shruti Hassan Anaganaga O Dheerudu (2011)
Isha Chawla Prema Kavali (2011)
Poola Rangadu (2012)
Mr Pellikoduku (2013)
Jump Jilani (2014)
Deeksha Seth Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara? (2012)
Rebel (2012)
Tapsee Pannu Daruvu (2012)
Shadow (2013)
Parvathy Maryan (2013)
Shanvi Srivastava Adda (2013)
Rowdy (2014)
Pyar Mein Padipoyane (2014)
Raashi Khanna Joru (2014)
Shivam (2015)
Regina Cassandra Power (2014)
Subramanyam for Sale (2015)
Shourya (2016)
Sandhya Raju Natyam (2016; short film)
Lavanya Tripathi Soggade Chinni Nayana (2016)
Radha (2017)
Mister (2017)
Namitha Pramod Kathalo Rajakumari (2017)
Aakanksha Singh Devdas (2018)

TV showsEdit

Sunitha anchored, hosted and performed as a singer in many music-based programs and live shows in most of the reputed Telugu television channels. She has given about 500 programs so far on AIR, DD channel, ETV, Gemini TV, and MAA TV

Year Channel Program Name Association Notes
1995 Doordarshan Andhra Paadave Koyila

Single episode live show

Singer The first ever musical live show organised by DD
1996 Gemini TV Navaragam Anchor Music competition show where most of the Telugu singers were introduced
1996 Yours lovingly Anchor Birthday wishes show
2008 ETV Saptaswaraalu Anchor Singers competition that introduced most of the Telugu singers
Vanita TV Antakshari Anchor Musical competition between participants
2004

2014

2020&21

Zee Telugu Saregamapa Anchor Hosted Music competition for kids - Saregamapa Lil Champs

Appeared as a Guest Judge in Saregamapa - The next singing Icon - 2020 & 2021

2007

2009

2014

ETV Jhummandi Naadam Host & singer Musical interview show with live bands
2014 till date Swarabhishekam Singer &

anchor in few US, UK shows

A Special musical show singing versatile songs by Veteran and Upcoming singers
MAA TV Super Singer

Seasons 4 to 7

Mentor & judge

Season 7 title winner

Music competition show between the Telugu singers
2014 to 2019 SVBC Annamayya paataku Pattabhishekam Anchor & singer A culturally unique show where more than 1000 Annamayya keerthana's were brought to lime light in collaboration with Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam & movie director K Raghavendra Rao & music composer MM Keeravani
2020 Zee5 Drama Juniors Judge Talented children from different parts of the country showcase their varied acting skills and compete with each other to win the coveted title
2022 ETV Paaduthaa Teeyaga Judge Launched in the year 1996 by the Legenary SPB - "Padutha Theeyaga" is a unique program to bring out emerging singing talent into limelight

Short filmsEdit

Sunitha played the lead role in her first short film Raagam. The short film was also nominated for SIIMA, 2017 in short film category.[27][28][29]

Year Film Language Director Role Co Artists
2016 Raagam Telugu Sree Chaitu Lead Sai Kiran, Sameer, Sana
2018 Thadasthu Telugu R.P. Patnaik Special appearance Suma Kanakala, Ravivarma, Baby Vaishnavi,

Jagadeeswari, Sowmya, Harika Mahesh,

Gemini Suresh, Baby Krithika,

Anandh Pawan, Suresh

AwardsEdit

Nandi AwardsEdit

Filmfare AwardsEdit

Other AwardsEdit

  • Vamsi Berkeley Award as Best female playback singer in year 1999
  • Vaartha Vasavi Award as a best playback singer (2000)
  • Bharata Muni Award (2000)
  • Cine Goers Award for Best Dubbing (2002)
  • Dasari Award as a best playback singer (2003)
  • Best Playback Singer award from European Telugu Association, London (2003)
  • Kalavedika Art Award as an All-rounder for excellent performance as a Singer, Anchor and Movie dubbing artist (2003)
  • Sangam P Susheela Youth Award honoured with Gold Medal (2004)
  • Sangam P Susheelawa Youth Award for year 2004 honoured with Gold Medal
  • Vamsi Berkeley Award as Best female playback singer in year 2005
  • Kala Sudha Award in 2006 (Ugadi Puraskar)
  • 'Best female play back singer of tollywood 2010' award for the song "Hrudaya Vedana" from the film "Aa Intlo" music scored by sri Koti. This award was given by "Radio Mirchi" in a grand function held at Chennai on Saturday 17 July 2010
  • TV Award 2009 for Best Female Playback Singer presented by Delhi Telugu Academy in Hyderabad on 8 August 2010[33]
  • Big FM Best Singer Award for 'Egiripothe' song from Vedam Movie in 2010
  • Big FM Kannada Award for Big Most Entertaining Singer
  • TSR - TV9 Award for Best playback singer - female (2010) was presented on 10 April 2011 in Hyderabad
  • Ghantasala Melody Queen Award in 2011
  • Lata Mangeshkar Best Singer Award for 2011 was presented by the State Government at 2nd[34]
  • Maa Tea Award for Mamathala Kovela in 2012
  • T. Subbarami Reddy Lalitha Sangeeta Puraskar in 2013
  • Sangeet Samman 2013 (Kannada film)
  • Best play back singer award for the song "Em Sandeham ledu" from the movie "Oohalu gusagusalade" by Radio Mirchi music awards in 2014[citation needed]
  • TSR TV9 Best play back singer award for the song "Em Sandeham ledu" in 2014[35]
  • NTR memorial award 2015[36]
  • Singer of the decade award in the year 2016 by Zee Apsara Awards[37]
  • Prestigious Indywood Academy award as best playback singer for the song "Chivaraku migiledhi" from the epic biopic Mahanati in 2018[38]
  • New Jersey state recognition award by the Senate and General assembly of the state of New Jersey passing a resolution to salute her excellence and contributions to the world of music and Indian Cinema in 2019
  • Vishishta seva puraskar by "I Stand for the Nation" NGO in 2019[39]
  • Radio Mirchi Excellence award in the field of singing at Mirchi Music awards in 2020
  • Felicitation by Kala Darbar, Amaravathi for completing 25 years in film industry in the year 2020

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