Shwetha Pandit (Singer)

Shweta Pandit is an Indian Playback Singer, Song Writer, Performing Artist and Actor in Bollywood. She has also recorded songs for Telugu and Tamil film songs.

At the age of 5, Shweta worked with Legendary Indian Composer, Ilayaraja for the award-winning film Anjali, which was re-recorded in Hindi. She dubbed for the lead role in the film in Hindi.[1]

 

Shweta was born and raised in the famous Bollywood resident area, Juhu Scheme in Mumbai, India, where she studied at Utpal Shanghvi School and briefly at Mithibai College. She is the fourth generation of vocalists in her family of great music maestros.

Her great grandfather was the Hindustani Classical Legend of Rajasthan and Haryana – Pandit Motiram and his younger brother Pandit Jyotiram, were the doyens of The Mewati Gharana. Her great-uncle is Padma Vibhushan, Sangeet Martand and legendary Hindustani Classical Vocalist, Pandit Jasraj. She learnt music since the age of 8 from his elder brother, Sangeet Acharya – Pandit Pratap Narayan (1918–2002). Her Father, Vishwaraj Pandit is a Classical Tabla Player and used to be a Music Director in the late 70’s. Shweta’s aunt Sulakshana Pandit, was a household name in the 70’s as one the biggest Singing Sensations who also acted in movies like Uljhan, Sankoch, Manoranjan, Hera Pheri and Apnapanis. She acted opposite Jeetendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Vinod Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Shammi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna and sung sons with Indian legends Kishore Kumar, Mukesh and Mohammad Rafi.

She is the youngest child and has an elder brother, Yash Pandit (Television and Film Actor since 2002) and elder sister, Shradha Pandit (Playback Singer since 1997 – Khamoshi, Delhi 6, Sangharsh, Khoobsoorat, Band Bajaa Baraat etc.) and Composer with Hollywood film, Hisss (2010).

She has sung in various films even as a child, including Pardes, Raju Chacha, Dil Kya Kare and Saaz (where she collaborated with tabla maestro Zakir Hussain).
She got her first big break with Aditya Chopra’s Mohabbatein in 2000 with 5 songs at the age of 12. She was chosen to sing in the film, after she auditioned for the final selection among 500 singers.

Her popular songs are from Aditya Chopra’s Neal n Nikki 2005,[2] Dharmendra’s Yamla Pagla Deewana 2011, David Dhawan’s Partner 2007, Anees Bazmee’s Welcome 2007, Ram Gopal Varma’s Naach 2004 and Sarkar Raj 2009, Karan Johar’s Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna 2006 etc.

Her Debut Record Album Main Zindagi Hoon released when she was only 16 years old with Virgin Records, India. She has released 3 videos from this album, featuring her. Her other albums include Aplam Chaplam – the Star Mix, a remix album of the classic Bollywood songs, featuring Bollywood Superstar, Salman Khan in the Music Video.
She participated as a child on the popular Indian TV music show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in 1996.

Her first Reality Television Show as a playback singer in 2008 – Mission Ustaad on Channel 9x, was a show Produced by the United Nations and Judged by Oscar Winner and Music Maestro A R Rahman and noted Lyric and Film Writer Javed Akhtar

The show was one of the biggest television series presented by the United Nations and had accomplished singers from Bollywood performing together for various causes for the United Nations.
In 2009 – 2010 Shweta Pandit is now a part of 2009 Oscar Winner, A R Rahman’s – Jai Ho Journey Home Concert – World Tour’.

Shweta has recently won the most Prestigious Indian Popular honor The Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer (Telugu, South Awards) for the Film Kotha Bangaru Lokam for the Super Hit Song Nenani Neevani on 31 July 2009 in Hyderabad, India.

She was nominated for Stardust Awards in 2005 for ‘best New Musical Sensation’ for her song in Aetbaar


Shweta Pandit Productions has also recently released the debut album of Shrradha Pandit’s Teri Heer in October 2008, with Sony Music, India. She has also featured in the Coke Commercial (TVC) in 2009 featuring Cricketer Gautam Gambhir and directed by acclaimed Dibakar Banerjee.

She featured on the cover of Rave Magazine in 2008, as one of the youngest achievers in Bollywood music. Also will be having live performance in IT Companies

 

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Anushka Manchand (Singer)

Anushka Manchanda (born 11 February 1985) is an Indian singer, model, an ex-Channel [V]VJ and was a member of the Indian pop girl group Viva!.

Anushka Manchanda was born in Delhi, India.[1] She gained popularity when she emerged as a winner of the Indian television talent show, Coke [V] Popstars in 2002, and formed the first Indian pop girl band, named Viva!. After the group spilt because of differences, Anushka got to work as VJ for Channel [V] for a short time.[2]

She then stepped into playback singing in the Tamil film industry by singing the song “O Mahire” from the 2004 film Manmadhan under the direction of noted music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja. She later worked several times with him to create popular songs like “Thee Pidikka” (Arinthum Ariyamalum), “Kudakooli” (Kalvanin Kadhali), “Money Money” (Thimiru) and “Oh..Oh..Ennanamo” (Chennai 600028).

In 2006 then, she got her first opportunity to sing for a Hindi film as well, which was the title song of the film Golmaal, composed by Vishal-Shekhar. This was followed by several other songs under other noted music composers as Anu Malik, Salim-Sulaiman, Pritam and Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy.

She will also do a cameo role in the Bollywood film Dulha Mil Gaya, for which she has sung three songs as well. She has also appeared in a realty show of MTV Pulsar Stunt Mania in year 2010

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Sonu Nigam (Singer)

SONU NIGAM born on 30 July 1973 in Faridabad, Haryana, India.

He is an Indian playback singer whose songs have been featured in numerous Hindi and Kannada movies, as well as films in Tamil, Assamese, Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi and Telugu language. He has also released numerous Indi-pop albums and acted in a few Hindi feature films. He had changed the spelling of his last name from ‘Nigam’ to ‘Niigaam’ in accordance with numerology, but could not get desired results; he returned to the old spelling ‘Nigam’.T-Series promoter Gulshan Kumar played a key role in identifying Nigam’s talent by giving him a chance to reach a larger audience. These albums contributed to T-Series for some years

Nigam’s first movie song as a playback singer was Janam (1990), which was never officially released. He also got a break in radio commercials until he appeared on the popular TV show Sa Re Ga Ma, after which there was no turning back.He was trained by classical singer Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan.

Nigam started hosting Sa Re Ga Ma in 1995 with the first episode airing on 1 May 1995. The television singing talent competition soon became one of the most popular shows on Indian television. Soon after, he sang “Accha Sila Diya” on the album Bewafa Sanam (1995), which was very successful.Singing offers started pouring in thereafter, albeit slowly at first. He rose to fame with the Anu Malik-composed song “Sandese Aate Hain,” in Border in 1997. Sonu’s Album “Deewana” with T series released in 1999, identified his talent of singing romantic songs and remains one of the most successful album ever..

Over the years, Nigam has become a major force in the Indian music industry. His son is Neevan Nigam.He has provided playback singing for a large number of Hindi movies and won many awards. His rendition of the title song of the film Kal Ho Naa Ho has been highly popular. He is recognized for his singing of romantic, rock, sad, and patriotic songs. Nigam has sung songs in many languages besides Hindi, including Kannada, Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, English, Bhojpuri, Urdu, Nepali, Chhattisgarhi, Malayalam and Marathi.
His Kannada album Neene Bari Neene released in 2009.

Nigam is working on an English album called Spirit Unfolding.He is working on a project called Time Travel, wherein his voice will be aligned with recordings of other singers in Hindi songs.

National Awards:

2004 – Won – National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer – “Kal Ho Naa Ho” – Kal Ho Naa Ho

2001 – Won – Best Male Playback Singer – “Suraj Hua Maddham” – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…

2002 – Won – Best Male Playback Singer – “Saathiya” – Saathiya.

Annual Central European Bollywood Awards:

2007 – Won – Best Male Playback Singer – “Main Agar Kahoon” – Om Shanti Om
2008 – Won – Best Male Playback Singer – “Inn Lamhon Ke Daaman Me” – Jodhaa Akbar
2009 – Won – Best Male Playback Singer – “Shukran Allah” – Kurbaan

Lions Gold Awards:

2005 – Won – Best Male Playback Singer – “Main Hoon Na” – Main Hoon Na

2008 – Won – Best Male Playback Singer – “Inn Lamhon Ke Daaman Me” – Jodhaa Akbar

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Megha (Singer) – Harini Ramachandran

Megha is a blessed great grand daughter of Late Papanasam Sivan, a legendary Carnatic composer. Born in Chennai on March 18th 1987.She did her Bachelors in Commerce in Chennai and pursued her Masters in Human Resources whilst making an active foray into the field of playback singing in 2007.
She has been pursuing Carnatic Music since childhood and then took to other genres in the course of her musical journey,Megha has completed Grade 8 from Trinity College London in Western Classical music under the guidance of one of the most renowned musician Augustine Paul from Chennai.
Her mother Gowri Ramachandran and father S. Ramachandran, spotted her talent early on just as became her schools and college’s favorite pick for anything related to music – being representing her school/college in various competitions to concerts in house.
She has also been associated with the legendary Madras Music Association choir for the last few years.

Meet Her @ http://www.singermegha.com/home
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In Twitter @ https://twitter.com/MeghaAlsoHarini
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Ranjith (Singer)

Ranjith is an Indian playback singer who originally hails from Kerala. He was brought up in Tamil Nadu and he is very famous for his playback singing in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.
He became popular when he won the Sun TV Saptha Swarangal singing contest in 2001

Ranjith was born in Chennai, India to a Malayali family. They hail from Kalluvazhi, which is near Ottapalam in Kerala. He grew up listening to various kinds of music. He used to stay in a locality where there were many Keralites, and had a chance to participate in the local programs there. Later, a family friend suggested that he be trained in classical music. He learned Hindustani Music and Carnatic music. He was trained by Vidwan Cuddalore Subramanian, K. S. Kanakasingam, Trichur P. Ramankutty and P. S. Narayana Swamy. He is married to a trained Bharata Naatiyam dancer, Reshmi Menon. He has a daughter named Ria


Ranjith was first recognised by Mani Sharma. He made his debut in 2002 with the song “Adugu Adugu” from the movie Bobby, opposite an accomplished singer, Hariharan. The song was well-received in Andhra Pradesh, and the audio became an instant hit. Later, Ranjith made his debut in Tamil with the song “Hey Penne” from the movie Aasai Aasaiyai which was released in 2003. However, the song which gained Ranjith popularity was the song “Suppose” from the movie Sukran which was released in 2005.
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Chinmayii(Singer)

 

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