Mallikarjun withstood in life as singer with films like Aadi, Anandam and Indra and he rendered several songs under the musical direction of Manisharma and Devisri Prasad. Gopika Purnima had went a step ahead and rendered song under the musical direction of AR Rehman.
Incidentally, both the singers made their debut through a film called Singanna. There was a gossip that both were in love for the past some time. Mallikarjun reportedly confirmed the affair between them and said, “We are in love with each other for the past some time and are now getting married soon with the blessings of our elders."