Sunitha Upadrashta is an Indian playback singer, anchor, TV host and dubbing artist who mainly works in the Telugu film industry. As of 2021, Sunitha Upadrashta has a net worth of $5 million. She is known as the “Queen of Melody” in the South Indian cinema and won countless prestigious awards in her career. She owns a total of nine Nandi Awards and two Filmfare Awards in various categories.
From a very young age, she started performing on the live stage and music shows including the musical concert organized by All India Radio. She also received a scholarship from the Central Government of India for Musical Training.
Sunitha Upadrashta Wiki/Biography
Born on 10 May 1978, Sunitha Upadrashta’s age is 42 Years as of 2021. She was born in a music-loving family from Vijayawada and brought up in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.
She completed her early schooling at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s, Andhra Pradesh. After that, she completed her graduate course at Adikavi Nannaya University, Andhra Pradesh.
Since childhood, she was inclined towards music and always wanted to be a singer and musician in her career. At the age of 6, she started training in Carnatic Vocal and Light Music from her mentors Pemaraju Surya Rao and Kalaga Krishna Rao. She also participated in Tyagaraja Aradhana utsavalu along with Pemmaraju Surya Rao.
|Full Name||Sunitha Upadrashta|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
|Name Earned||‘Queen of Melody’ of South Indian Cinema|
|Date of Birth||10 May 1978|
|Birth Place||Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Profession||Playback Singer, Actress, Anchor, TV Host and Dubbing Artist|
|Debut||Song: “Ee Velalo Neevu” from Telugu film Gulabi (1995)|
Film: Raagam (2016)
TV: Navaragam (1996)
|Mentors||Pemaraju Surya Rao|
Kalaga Krishna Rao
|Musical Training||Carnatic Music|
|School||Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s, Andhra Pradesh|
|College / University||Adikavi Nannaya University, Andhra Pradesh|
Family, Boyfriend & Relationships
Sunitha Upadrashta belongs to a middle-class Hindu family from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. She follows the Hindu religion and holds an Indian nationality.
Her father’s name is Upadrashta Narasimha Rao who is also a music lover.
Her mother’s name is Sumathi Upadrashta who is a homemaker.
Sunitha Upadrashta’s marital status is Engaged. Recently she got engaged to businessman Rama Krishna Veerapaneni in the presence of her close family members.
At the age of 19, she got married to Kiran Kumar Goparaju who is a media professional. After a few years of marriage, the couple got separated due to some unknown reasons and later decided to get divorced from each other.
She has two children, her son’s name is Aakash Goparaju and her daughter’s name is Shreya Goparaju.
|Father Name||Upadrashta Narasimha Rao|
|Mother Name||Sumathi Upadrashta|
|Boyfriend||Ram Krishna Veerapaneni|
|Husband/Fiance Name||Ex-Husband: Kiran Kumar Goparaju|
Fiance: Ram Krishna Veerapaneni
|Children||Son: Aakash Goparaju|
Daughter: Shreya Goparaju
Sunitha Upadrashta is a hot and gorgeous lady. She owns a perfect shaped figure with an impressive personality. She is 5 feet and 6 inches tall and her body weight is around 67 Kg.
She has beautiful long black color hair and also has sparkling star-like black color eyes. She didn’t have any tattoo painted on her body.
|Height (approx)||in centimeters: 168 cm|
in meters: 1.68 m
in feet inches: 5’ 6”
|Weight (approx)||in kilograms: 67 kg|
in pounds: 147 lbs
Sunitha Upadrashta started her career at a very young age. She started doing live performances at the age of 6. She appeared in many musical concerts, stage shows and participated in various competitions. She also won many prestigious awards in her childhood.
She made a debut as a playback singer in the film industry at the age of 17 with the song “Ee Velalo Neevu” in the Telugu film “Gulabi” (1995).
In 1997, she debut in the Kannada music industry with the song “Kesari Haravu” in the movie “Bhoomi Geetha”. In the same year, she also sang songs for the Tamil industry and made her debut with the song “Unakkoruthi” from the film “Punniyavathi”.
Sunitha has sung over 3000 songs for Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada film industry and became one of the well-known and recognized singer.
Along with her professional playback singing career, she launched private music albums like Raghuram, Sai Sudha, Sri Venkateswara, Thatwanidhi, Sri Vallabha Bhakti Geethalu, Sai Darshanam, Sri Rama Charanam, Saye Dhaivam and Bathuku Paata.
In 2016, she made a debut as an actress in the Telugu-language short film “Raagam”. The short film was also nominated for the SIIMA award.
Later she featured in the short film “Thadasthu” as a special appearance, starring Suma Kanakala, Ravivarma and Baby Vaishnavi.
She also worked in her Guru’s private albums of “Meera Paravail” and “Aanota: Manasu Palike Vela”.
Sunitha Upadrashta was involved in a controversy when she slammed Swamy Swaroopanandendra Saraswati of Sharad Peetham on her social media handles for using her name in his disciple’s list without her consent.
She took that step in reply to the Swamy Swaroopanandendra Saraswati’s statement in which he claimed that many celebrities visit him whenever he stays in Filmnagar’s Temple in Hyderabad. He also added a list of names of his disciples in which he took the name of Sunitha Upadrashta which angered the singer.
- 2012: Best Female Dubbing Artist (voice of the Nayantara)
- 2011: Best TV film “Mamathala Kovela”
- 2010: Best Female Playback Singer for film “Anthahpuram”
- 2006: Best Female Playback Singer for film “Godavari Sunitha”
- 2005: Best Female Dubbing Artist
- 2004: Best Female Dubbing Artist (voice of Kamalinee Mukherjee)
- 2003: Best Female Playback Singer for film “Athade Oka Sainyam”
- 2002: Best Female Dubbing Artist for film “Jayam”
- 1999: Best Female Playback Singer for the film “Antha Rangaalu”
- 2014: Best Female Playback Singer (Telugu) for the song “Em Sandehamledu”
- 2010: Best Female Playback Singer (Kannada) for the song “O Priyathama”
- 2010: Nominated – Best Female Playback Singer (Telugu) for the song “Egiripothe”
- 2010: Nominated – Best Female Playback Singer (Kannada) for the song “Prathama”
- 2009: Nominated – Best Female Playback Singer (Telugu) for the song “Neela Neela Mabbulu”
- 2019: Vishishta Seva Puraskar by I Stand For The Nation NGO
- 2019: New Jersey state recognition award for her contributions to the world of music
- 2013: T. Subbaram Reddy Lalitha Sangeeta Puraskar
- 2013: Certificate of Recognition by California Legislature Assembly
- 2011: Lata Mangeshkar Best Singer Award, presented by the State Government
- 2011: Ghantasala Melody Queen Award
- 2006: Kala Sudha Award
- 2004: Sangam P Susheela Youth Award with Gold Medal
- 2003: Best Playback Singer award from European Telugu Association, London
|Email ID||[email protected]|
|Residence Address||Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India|
Facts and Information
In many interviews, she revealed her hobbies as she likes traveling, playing the veena, and doing photography.
She has already traveled to more than 19 countries for her programs, some of those countries are Kuwait, Dubai, Singapore, Japan, United States, Kenya, and the Philippines.
She has also done her show in the USA titled “Musical Moments with Sunitha” in 2009.
She is an animal lover and has two pet dog.
She participated in the national event “Congress Plenary Meet” on the occasion of 50th Independence Day and “Groundbreaking Ceremony for Amaravathi” on the occasion of the formation of the new capital of Andhra Pradesh in 2015.