Shanmukha Priya is an Indian singer with specializations in the Carnatic music, jazz, rock, pop and yodeling. She has appeared on numerous reality television shows, which include popular ones like Padutha Theeyaga S6, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2017 and Indian Idol 12. The nation has already fine-tuned its ears to witness the stunning performances of the contestants who hit the Indian Idol Season 12's stage. A voice singing "Main Hoon Jhoom Jhoom Jhumroo" appeared on the stage and the voice yodelled the song seamlessly receiving a standing ovation from the judges Vishal Dadlani, Neha Kakkar and Himesh Reshammiya.
Born in Vishakapatnam in a Hindu family, Shanmukha Priya completed her schooling from Sri Chaitanya Techno School. She learnt music from her mother Ratnamala, who is a music teacher herself while her father plays Veena and Violin. When she was three years old her father, Srinivas Kumar noticed her humming to the tune the alarm clock played. He instantly took out the veena and gave Shanmukha Priya the notes and rhythm.
Priya was seen as a little and the youngest participant in the Zee Telugu Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs for the first time in the year 2008 and from there she continued to amaze everyone with her astonishing renditions. She appeared in music reality shows like TV's Voice India Kids, Paaduta Teeyaga, Zee TV's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs, and many more. She also sang the title song in a Telugu film called "Tejam" in 2010. Along with Carnatic Classical, Priya also received training in Hindustani classical as well as in opera, jazz and yodelling.
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