Hemachandra Vedala Curated
Professional Telugu Singer
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Do you get female fan mail?
Plenty! There are SMSs from girls proposing marriage and holding out dire threats like suicide if I dare refuse! It is upsetting to see such hysteria. Since then I have stopped handling the mail personally. A father from San Jose sent a marriage proposal for his daughter who was my big fan. My sister intervened and saved the embarrassing situation.
Any other hobbies apart from music?
I was a state level champion in skating. I love playing badminton but these days there is no time for anything else other than music.
SP Balu has the knack of modifying his voice to suit different actors. He is a pastmaster at it. Do you do the same?
SP Balasubramanyam is my role model. I have a long way to go and will learn from him.
Have you learnt classical music?
Yes, both in Carnatic and Hindustani styles.
How much time do you give for practice?
It used to be roughly eight hours during Saregama. Now it is two hours.I practice Kharaj learnt from Jangayya sir.I also do some exercises for voice modulation and control.
Do you believe in maintaining an individual singing style or prefer to imitate someone else?
My mother told me that I should never imitate. Some people are good at it and if it suits them, fine. But personally speaking I want to be known by my own individual singing style.
Have you got any acting offers?
I got a few offers. But as I said, I don't want to get distracted. I want to concentrate only on singing
Which kind of films do you like?
I don't watch movies much. I listen to the songs most of the time.
Who is favorite music director?
Who are your favorite singers?
In Telugu SP Balasubramanyam, Janaki and Chitra. In Hindi Shaan, KK and Shreya Ghoshal.
You have achieved your dream of becoming a playback singer . What next?
I have a lot more to achieve. I have to sing for top heroes. I don't want to remain a playback singer but want to be a stage performer who can sing and perform at the same time. My mother goads me to achieve excellence in whatever I do and I abide by her valuable advice. I have still along way to go.