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|Birth name||Devika Chawla|
|Also known as||Devika|
|Genres|| Pop |
Desi Hip Hop
|Years active||1999 – present|
Devika is an Indian pop singer and songwriter.
Devika started vocal music training in New Delhi, India when she was eight years old. She continued her training and advanced to Ragas and Hindustani classical music.[ citation needed ]
She moved to the United States for her undergraduate study in Computer Science at Georgetown University. It was during these years that she experimented with a fusion of Indian classical music and western compositions and teamed up with Holmes Ives and performed vocals for the album titled Satyriasis . After graduation she resumed her formal training in Hindustani classical music.[ citation needed ]
She recorded a self-titled Indian pop music album with Shehzad Hasan (Shahi) of Vital Signs, Noor Lodhi, Manesh Judge and Anshuman Chandra of SaazMantra.[ citation needed ]
Sony BMG India released a compilation called "Teri Deewani" with the track "Kehnde Ne Naina" in August, 2007.[ citation needed ]
Devika's second solo album, "Saari Raat", was released on 17 November 2009.[ citation needed ] Sony Music India licensed "Barkha Bahaar" and "Kehnde Ne Naina" for their compilations titled "Sufiaana : The Complete Sufi Experience" and "Judaiyan" in 2010, and for "Javeda Sufiaana" in 2011. Devika's latest collaborations "Aaja Piya" (with Holmes Ives ) and "Naraaz Mausam" (with Zohaib Kazi from Coke Studio Pakistan) have been featured on Sony Music India's album "Lounge Nirvana".[ citation needed ]
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