Sreerama Chandra Biography
Sreerama Chandra Mynampati (Telugu:శ్రీరామ చంద్ర మైనంపాటి) is a professional singer and 2010 Indian Idol Winner from Hyderabad who debuted his playback career in Telugu film industry. Sreeram has won the fifth season of music reality show Indian Idol 5 and was awarded by one of the most prominent figures in the history of Indian cinema Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. He is the first person from South India to won the Idol title. His victory on the show has landed him Rs.5 million cash, one-year contract with Sony BMG Music Entertainment, a Tata Winger car, and for the first time, a chance to sing a song in a Yash Raj Films project.The State Government of Andhra Pradesh had honored him with the Lata Mangeshkar Award along with a cash award of Rs. 1 lakh.
Sreerama Chandra was born in a Telugu Brahmin family in Hyderabad. His father is a High Court advocate while his mother is a housewife. In spite of a non-musical background, Sreerama Chandra had a passion towards singing and started singing from his school days and during college life.
Sreeramchandra started singing during his school days, but Started play back singing at the age of 17. He has completed his 5th year of his Certificate Course in carnatic vocal at Sri Bhakta Ramadasa Music College, Marredpally, Secunderabad. After participating in ETV "Sye", a singing reality show, prominent Telugu Film music director Koti spotted Sreeram's talent and made him sing a song "Chirugalithone Adiga" for a movie called Notebook. He got his first break singing title track for the critically acclaimed 2008 telugu comedy film Ashta Chamma. Before participating in Indian Idol 5, Sreeram was an upcoming playback singer in Telugu film industry. He worked with some prominent music directors like, Mani Sharma, Kalyan Mallik and Ramana Gogula. Sreeram performed the hit track "Tum Mile" to which Music director Pritam commented that Sreeram is ready to start playback singing immediately. Shreeram also has recorded a duet with the renowned singer Shreya Ghoshal for a latest Telugu movie of Salim Merchant. Sreeram Chandra learn carnatic music in Sree Bhakta Ramadasa music college, he is the disciple of Smt B Hari Priya (Popularly known as Hyderabad Sisters).
Competitions & Shows
* Winner of Indian Idol Season 5 by Sony Entertainment Television.
* Winner of Okkare Was conducted by ETV in 2008.(June-December).
* Reached Top 18 of Amul STAR Voice of India Was conducted in the year 2007 March.
* Finalist in Sye Singer’s Challenge Conducted in the year 2006-07, by ETV.
* Qualified for Delhi Finals Sangam Kala Group(Delhi), Was conducted in the year November 2006, by Hero Honda.
* Winner. of Radio competition Voice of Andhra, Was conducted in the year 2005-06 by FM radio.
* Runner-up. in Relax songs competition, Was conducted by Mr. Ramana Gogula in the year 2005.
* Winner. of Ananda Ragam Contest, Conducted by the team of ANAND (movie) in 2004.
* He started Performing shows at the age of 8 and till date he has done about 80 stage shows including classical and filmy music.
* He has Performed shows with reputed singers like – Sri. Mano, Sri. Malathi, Sri. Sunitha. He has done corporate shows with Limca.
* He has also given programmes with Koti , M.M.Keeravani(M.M Kreem) , Madhavpeti Suresh , Vandemataram Srinivas , Ghantadi Krishna and many more music directors.
* He has sung three songs in Sabari Gireesha Saranam an Audio CD composed by Mantha Srinivas.
* He has also given programmes abroad, at Singapore, Dubai, London.