Croon­ing glory

SREERAM CHAN­DRA, 25, Singer

India Today - - SIMPLY HYDERABAD -

The morn­ing af­ter he was de­clared In­dian Idol (Sea­son five, 2010), My­nam­pati Sreerama Chan­dra or Sreeram as he is pop­u­larly known, was al­ready think­ing—what next? Not a day in his life goes by with­out dis­ci­plined

riyaaz as “there is no place for com­pla­cency in an artist’s life.” Af­ter his first Hindi film song, the Ishq Risk remix from

Mere Brother Ki Dul­han, he’s look­ing for­ward to many more. While croon­ing for us from his de­but al­bum, Rehnuma (win­ner of Global In­dian Mu­sic Award in 2010) he talks of his as­pi­ra­tions of work­ing with AR Rah­man. “In school, I have won prizes for singing Rehman’s Vande

Mataram, but I never imag­ined that one day I would be ap­proach­ing him with my own al­bum. It took me close to a year just to be able to meet him and give him a copy of Rehnuma. I am keep­ing my fin­gers crossed.”

MU­SIC GIRI Though Sreeram was al­ways mu­si­cally in­clined, he for­mally learnt mu­sic only much later in life, while pur­su­ing an en­gi­neer­ing de­gree. “I was like any other young­ster grap­pling with the ques­tion of what I wanted to do in life. But now mu­sic is my life," he says. Sreeram is a per­former at heart and loves the stage. “The pul­sat­ing en­ergy and cheer­ing crowds are a big high,” he re­veals Con­tact: http://ex­per­twebwx.com/web­sites/sreeram/theme2/

sec­ond opinion

“Sreeram is an in­cred­i­bly ver­sa­tile singer. His ded­i­ca­tion and his abil­ity to sing var­i­ous gen­res

is quite amaz­ing.”

SALIM MER­CHANT, COM­POSER AND SINGER

“I dream of be­com­ing a crowd puller of Michael Jack­son’s cal­i­bre some day!”

KI­RAN KU­MAR

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