Shanmukha Priya Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Songs, Biography & More
Shanmukha Priya is a very talented Indian singer.
Indian Idol 12's Shanmukhapriya takes tough questions in a video interview with ETimes TV: Does she feel that she shouldn't have ended up 6th but far more up? What exactly did she feel when Aditya Narayan announced that she was 6th? What does she think of Pawabdeep Rajan and Arunita Kanjilal? Why did she hold on to her yodeling style despite receiving flak on social media? Should judges not improve the contestants by correcting them? Who are her favorite playback singers? What's coming her way next?
Even though Shanmukha Priya did not win Indian Idol 12, she has managed to kickstart her career with a song in Vijay Deverkonda’s next film Liger. If readers would remember, the south star had sent a video message to the young singer during the Indian Idol 12 finale and even promised to get her to sing in one of his movies.
Surprising the Telugu singer, Deverkonda had said in the video, “Today, is the finale. Forget winning. Forget losing. Forget everything. Just have a blast. Give it your all, own that stage and completely enjoy the show. I send all my wishes to the contestants and judges. Shanmukha Priya, you are coming back to Hyderabad and meeting me. You are singing for me in my film. It’s a deal. Good luck.”
And now, in a video shared by Dharma Productions, Vijay Deverkonda is seen greeting Shanmukha and her mother at his residence. The actor informed her that he and director Puri Jagannadh had watched some of her videos and decided to get her on board for his much anticipated pan India project Liger. He also tells her that he fulfilled his promise, to which the Indian Idol 12 finalist said, “and so soon”.
Talking about the song, Deverkonda told Shanmukha that it was a perfect composition for her, and he promised to hear it once the final mixing is done. In the video, we also get to see Shanmukha recording the song and expressing her excitement. Deverkonda’s mother even felicitated the singer and presented her with some gifts.
Ananya Panday will star opposite Vijay Deverkonda in Liger, which is jointly produced by Puri Jagannadh, Charmme Kaur, Karan Johar, and Apoorva Mehta under Puri Connects and Dharma Productions banners. The film will release in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam.
Indian Idol 12 contestant Shanmukha Priya was trolled after her performance in the latest episode of the singing reality show. A section of the netizens slammed her rendition of Shravan Rathod’s Humko Sirf Tumse Pyaar Hai, demanding her eviction.
Amid demands to remove her from the show, the 17-year-old has responded to the trolling and said she takes online hate with a pinch of salt. The show has been in the news after Amit Kumar criticized the quality of singing after judging a tribute episode for his father, the legendary singer Kishore Kumar.
Shanmukha Priya’s mother Ratnamala also shared her take on the whole episode. “Shanmukha is trying to experiment with genres. As far as the choice of songs is concerned, all the contestants in Indian Idol perform the tracks given to them by the showrunners. Despite receiving criticism, she has been fortunate to get double the love and affection from the viewers,” she said.
Earlier, Indian Idol 12 host Aditya Narayan had also addressed trolling, saying the contestants are learning to receive and handle criticism at an early stage of their careers. “Accha hai. They are getting to know the harsh reality of the world outside the reality show. As their fans grow, so will the critics. It is inevitable,” he had said while reiterating that the show ‘is the no.1 reality show for 26 weeks running. “Do I need to defend it?” he had asked.
Indin Idol 12has been under scrutiny ever since the Kishore Kumar special episode was slammed by Netizens. The legendary singer's son Amit Kumar, who was a special guest on the show, in an exclusive interview with ETimes TV, had said he did not like the episode and also that he was asked to praise the contestants.
The contestants paid a tribute to veteran musician Shravan Rathod. Contestant Shanmukhapriya sang the song, 'Humko Sirf Tumse Pyaar Hai', and was panned by the netizens for "ruining" the cult song.
The netizens took to their social media account after the episode was aired on Saturday night. They expressed their anger by writing, "#ShanmukhaPriya worst singer, leave the show #IndianIdol12 stop the show. #AdityaNarayan don't give excuses (sic)"
Indian Idol 12 is all set to pull its curtains down tomorrow and it has got its six finalists. Among these Shanmukhapriya has been one of the most talked-about contestants of the show who has managed to win hearts with her stunning performances. In an exclusive conversation with Pinkvilla, Shanmukhapriya has opened up about her journey on the show.
The young singing sensation is overwhelmed with the adulation coming her way and is excited about the grand finale. “I am just super excited for the finale because this is going to be virtual and it is historic as it is happening for the first time,” she added. Speaking about her journey on Indian Idol 12, Shanmukhapriya stated, “My journey on Indian Idol 12 has been amazing. If I have to say one word, it is a milestone I would say. I have got to learn so many things and I am so grateful I got an opportunity to be a part of it. It is an iconic show and since childhood, I have been watching it and now I am in the grand finale, I am so happy and grateful.”
Interestingly, social media trolls have been a part and parcel of a contestant's life when it comes to reality shows and for Shanmukhapriya, it was not different. However, the young diva stated that while everyone is entitled to have an opinion, she is planning to work hard and make her haters turn into her supporters. “Everybody has their own choice, review, mindset and how they look into things and everybody has their own opinion. So, I really respect their review and I really love them a lot. At the same time, I am going to concentrate more on my singing and what I do and will try to improve my singing level and maybe the time will come when they will start liking me,” she explained.
Shanmukhapriya also went on to share the biggest advice that she has got during her journey on Indian Idol 12 and revealed that it came from Zeenat Aman. She stated that the veteran actress asked her to continue believing in herself and do what she wants to do irrespective of what people said. To note, Shanmukha will be competing with Pawandeep Rajan, Arunita Kanjilal, Mohd Danish, Sayli Kamle and Nihal Turao during the grand finale.
The singing reality shows Indian Idol's final episode will be aired on August 15 for 12 hours. The top six contestants are Pawandeep Rajan, Arunita Kanjilal, Mohd Danish, Sayli Kamble, Nihal Tauro and Shanmukhapriya. The makers have already released a promo and today a new video was released featuring Vijay Deverakonda.
Shanmukhapriya is a fan of South actors and his wishes came as a surprise for her.seeing him on the screen. He said, “Today, is the finale. Forget winning forget losing forget everything just have a blast. Give it you're all. Own that stage and completely enjoy the show. I send all my wishes to the contestants and judges. Shanmukhapriya you are coming back to Hyderabad and meeting me. You are singing for me in my film. It’s a deal. Good luck”.
After this, she was seen smiling and jumping with excitement as she can’t believe it. Even judges and hosts also wished her. She said that it is unbelievable to have a wish from him. Shanmukhapriya thanked the actor for the support. The show is currently being judged by Sonu Kakkar, Himesh Reshammiya, and Anu Malik. In the promo, Udit Narayan, Mika Singh, Annu Kapoor, Javed Ali, Alka Yagnik, Anu Malik, Sidharth Malhotra, and Kiara Advani will be part of the finale as well.
The singing reality shows Indian Idol season 12 is inching closer to the finale. The show has been managing to receive love from the audience even after so many controversies. It began last year in November and will be ending next month. But an official confirmation is still awaited. The makers have not announced the finale date but it is reported that the final episode will be aired on August 15. Meanwhile, this weekend, viewers will see veteran singer Bappi Lehri and actress Reena Roy in the show.
Reena Roy a well-known actress of her time, makes very less public appearances. After a long time, viewers will see the actress. Both the celebrities were seen enjoying the performances of the contestants. They even praised them for their singing skill. But the veteran singer Bappi Lehri was left awestruck when he watched the performance of Shanmukhapriya. She performed on one of his songs ‘Jhoom Jhoom Baba’. The song is from the film Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki. Mithun Chakraborty and late actress Smita Patil were seen in the lead roles.
Shanmukhapriya’s performance also left judges to stand and groove to her song. Everyone was seen clapping and encouraging her. She is considered one of the strongest contestants and has often been trolled by netizens.
The singing reality show, Indian Idol 12 is often in limelight due to the wrong reasons. In the recent episode of the show, contestant Shanmukhapriya sang the evergreen song ‘Chura Lia Hai Tumne’. The singer is getting trolled by the netizens for her performance. The netizens were unhappy with her singing and felt that she ruined the authenticity of the song and demanded her to be eliminated from the show. The recent episode of the show Indian Idol 12 had veteran actress Zeenat Aman as the special guest.
After the performance of Shanmukhapriya, she was advised by Zeenat Aman to not take criticism to her heart. She had said that in the context of the trolling of the contestant’s poor singing in the Kishore Kumar tribute episode of the show. However, Shanmukhapriya is still getting trolled for her singing skills. This time she is facing backlash for the popular Zeenat track Chura Liya Hai, which was originally sung by Asha Bhosle and composed by RD Burman for the film Yaadon Ki Baarat.
A netizen wrote on social media, “I mute my tv when #ShanmukhaPriya comes to sing. Sorry cant witness old pure melodies getting ruined. Seriously you think SMP deserves more than Anjali. Please sony channel bring back #AnjaliGaikWad”.
For the unversed, singer Shanmukhapriya had sung Humko Sirf Tumse Pyaar Hai in her own style, which made netizens mad at her. They blamed her for ruining a cult classic and trolled her on social media. She had sung the song as a tribute to music composer Shravan Rathod, Shanmukhapriya along with her co-contestant had sang the famous Kumar Sanu song.
The upcoming episode of the show Super Dancer Chapter four is a completely unmissable one as the show will be graced by the presence of Indian Idol 12 top contestants. In the promo, we can see the contestants perform the songs sung by Shanmukhpriya. There will also be a sweet moment when judge Geeta Kapur will be seen tying rakhi on the hand of the host Paritosh Tripathi and Shilpa Shetty.
In the upcoming episode, we will see that the Indian Idol 12 contestants will be gracing the sets of the show. The contestants of the show that will be part of the show are the top finalist. The winner of the show Pawandeep Rajan will also be part of the show. The contestants of the dance reality show Super Dancer Chapter 4 will be seen performing as the singers will be singing alongside them. Super judge Shilpa Shetty will be seen appreciating the performance. On the occasion of Rakhi, Geeta Kapur was seen tying rakhi on the hand of the host. She did an aarti of Paritosh and she will be seen being emotional on the stage.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra who was the judge of the reality show Super Dancer Chapter 4 and had been missing from the show for the past one week. She will be seen in the upcoming episode of the show as she dons a beautiful multicolor saree. She was missing from the show due to the case of her husband Raj Kundra.
Shanmukha Priya is a very talented Indian singer. She is from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India to a Hindu family. Shanmukha Priya started her singing at a very young age. She was born on 19th February 2003 (Wednesday). As of 2021, her age is 18th years old. She participated in many music reality shows such as TV’s Voice India Kids, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs, Zee TV, and many more.
She did her schooling at Sri Chaitanya Techno School, Asilmetta, Vizag with 97 % in 12th standard. Shanmukha Priya is brilliant in her study as well. Priya didn’t face any problems in her career because her parents always are in favor of her choice. Her mother and father always support her in all situations and she is the darling of all in her house. She is more close to her mother, in a way she is her mother’s girl.
She performed her singing to the tune of her father’s violin at just 5 years of age. Priya has studied to sing the song from the belly of the mother. Her mother and father were both singers, so she does not need to go out and learn to sing. Her singing has a unique and different style which makes his listener crazy. Shanmukha Priya’s singing is so melodious and beautiful and this is the only reason she won many reality shows also she has a lot of experience performing on stage because she has been performing since she was little.
Shanmukha Priya has a Stunning figure and she is 163 cm tall which is 5 feet 5 inches. She has a keen interest to maintain her body fitness her weight is 46 kg. Shanmukha Priya is very health conscious she always takes care of her looks and appearance. She visits the gym regularly and her figure measurement is 36-27-36 she has attractive Black hair and Dark Brown eyes.
Shanmukha Priya was born in a Hindu brahmin middle-class family. Her mother’s name is Ratnamala and by profession, she is a music teacher. Her father was a musician named Srinivas Kumar. Shanmukha Priya is the single child of her parents. Her parents are also from the music industry. Priya’s root in singing is of course her parents as Priya learn music at a very early age from his mom. Shanmukha’s father also supports her to make something big in the music industry. Priya’s father is also Veena, Guitar, and Violin player. Shanmukha got her inspiration from her parents who also made her pursue the art of music. Priya never comes into any controversy related to a secret relationship as Shanmukha Priya is single. She is still focusing on her singing so that Priya can achieve a different position in her singing.
In 2008, Priya made her debut as a participant in the television singing reality show “Zee Telugu Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs”. After that Shanmukha becomes more mature in her singing and then she becomes a part of many TV singing reality shows. In 2015, she participated in the popular Telugu singing show named “Super Singer Junior”. Her yodeling form of singing become very popular. The most popular singing reality show named Indian Idol won the golden mic in the first round of audition by surprising the judges with her singing and made her place in Indian Idol season 12th. In this season her all performances are enough to amaze the judges Neha Kakkar, Himesh Reshammiya, and Vishal Dadlani. Shanmukha is taking around 20K to 35K for one episode of the TV show. Her approximately net worth value is 7 lakh Indian Rupees as of 2020.
|Real Name||Shanmukha Priya|
|Debut||Telugu TV-Zee Telugu Little Champs, In the year 2008
Tamil TV-Super Singer Junior
Hindi TV-The Voice India Kids, In the year 2016
|Language Known||Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, English|
|Date Of Birth||19th February 2003|
|Age (as of 2021)||18 Years|
|Hobbies||Traveling, Dancing, Reading, Singing|
|Birthplace||Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Hometown||Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Scorpio|
|Height in Centimeters||163 cm|
|In Meters||1.63 m|
|In Feet & Inches||5′ 4″|
|Weight in Kilograms||46 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||101 lbs|
|Figure Measurement (approx.)||36-27-36|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Educational Qualification||Secondary Education|
|School||Sri Chaitanya Techno School, Asilmetta, Visakhapatnam|
|Actor||Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh|
|Actress||Alia Bhatt, Kajol|
|Color||Black, Red, Blue, White|
|Holiday Destination||Goa, Manali, London|
|Car Collection||Not Known|
|Salary (approx.)||INR 10-20 Lakhs|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$ 01 Million|