Neeti Mohan

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Mohan in 2018
Born (1979-11-18) November 18, 1979 (age 39) [1] [2]
Delhi, India
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • composer
Years active2003–present
Spouse(s)
Nihar Pandya(m. 2019)
Relatives Shakti Mohan (sister)
Kriti Mohan (sister)
Mukti Mohan (sister)
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals

Neeti Mohan (born 18 November 1979) is an Indian playback singer. Born in Delhi, she was one of the winners of the Channel V's reality show Popstars , subsequently being chosen for Aasma, with other winners of the show. She rose to prominence after recording "Ishq Wala Love" from Student of the Year (2012), ultimately winning the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent and was nominated for the Best Female Playback Singer for "Jiya Re" from Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012).

Delhi Megacity and Union territory of India

Delhi, officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and a union territory of India containing New Delhi, the capital of India. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. The NCT covers an area of 1,484 square kilometres (573 sq mi). According to the 2011 census, Delhi's city proper population was over 11 million, the second-highest in India after Mumbai, while the whole NCT's population was about 16.8 million. Delhi's urban area is now considered to extend beyond the NCT boundaries and include the neighboring satellite cities of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Noida in an area now called Central National Capital Region (CNCR) and had an estimated 2016 population of over 26 million people, making it the world's second-largest urban area according to United Nations. As of 2016, recent estimates of the metro economy of its urban area have ranked Delhi either the most or second-most productive metro area of India. Delhi is the second-wealthiest city in India after Mumbai, with a total private wealth of $450 billion and is home to 18 billionaires and 23,000 millionaires.

Channel V music channel

Channel V is a Southeast Asian pay television network owned by Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. It was launched by what was back then Star TV to replace MTV's original Asian operation.

Popstars was an international reality television franchise and a precursor to the Idol series. The series first began in New Zealand in 1999 when producer Jonathan Dowling formed the five member all-girl pop music group TrueBliss. Popstars remains one of the most successful TV show formats of all time with the format being sold to more than 50 countries. The show was the inspiration for Simon Fuller's Idols franchise.

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Her rendition of six jazz tracks in the soundtrack album of Amit Trivedi's Bombay Velvet (2015) received positive response from the music critics. The following year, she received her second Filmfare nomination with the song "Sau Aasmaan" from Baar Baar Dekho (2016). In that year, Mohan appeared as a coach in the 1st season of The Voice India Kids and the second season of The Voice India . Besides her career in music, she has also been involved in various charities and social causes.

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music". Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression. It then emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, and in African-American music traditions including blues and ragtime, as well as European military band music. Intellectuals around the world have hailed jazz as "one of America's original art forms".

Amit Trivedi Indian composer

Amit Trivedi is an Indian film score composer, music director, singer and lyricist. After working as a theatre and jingle composer and composing for non-film albums, he debuted as a film composer in the 2008 Hindi film Aamir, and was noticed for his critically acclaimed work in the Hindi film Dev.D (2009), which earned him several Awards, including the 2010 National Film Awards for Best Music Direction.

<i>Bombay Velvet</i> 2015 film by Anurag Kashyap

Bombay Velvet is a 2015 Indian crime thriller film directed and co-produced by Anurag Kashyap, based on historian Gyan Prakash's book Mumbai Fables. It stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar in lead roles with Kay Kay Menon, Manish Choudhary, Vivaan Shah and Siddhartha Basu appearing in supporting roles. The film was released on 15 May 2015.

Early life and background

Neeti Mohan was born in Delhi. [3] Her father, Brij Mohan Sharma, is a government officer and her mother, Kusum, is a homemaker. [4] Neeti Mohan is the eldest of four sisters; Shakti Mohan, Mukti Mohan and Kriti Mohan. [5] Neeti Mohan initiated in learning music at the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. [6] During the time, she was involved in dramatics and dancing; considering singing as a "serious hobby". [5] She later moved to Birla Balika Vidyapeeth, Pilani.

Shakti Mohan Indian dancer, actress

Shakti Mohan is an Indian dancer. She is the winner of Zee TV's dance reality show Dance India Dance Season 2 and has been a captain in Dance Plus since 2015. She was also a contestant and finalist on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2014. Her first song as a choreographer in Bollywood is Nainowale Ne in the movie Padmaavat. She owns her own dance brand called Nritya Shakti.

Mukti Mohan dancer

Mukti Mohan is a contemporary dancer from India. She participated in Star One's dance reality show Zara Nachke Dikha. She was part of the winning team "Masakkali Girls". She also appeared in the comedy show Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo on Sony TV channel, with Kapil Sharma as her comedy partner, replacing Kavita. Recently she featured in Coke Studio season 4 video of the song "Teriyaan Tu Jaane", by Amit Trivedi. She has also participated in the Jhalak Dikhla Jaa wild card entry. Mohan has also appeared in the films Blood Brothers, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster, Hate Story and Daruvu. Currently, she is appearing in a YouTube web series Inmates of the popular YouTube channel TVF. She also appears on Nach Baliye 7. The Indian play back singer Neeti Mohan and dancer Shakti Mohan are her elder sisters.

Birla Balika Vidyapeeth

Birla Balika Vidyapeeth is an English medium residential public school for girls, located in Pilani, Rajasthan, India. The school was founded in 1941. It started with 25 girls and now has 900 students. It is affiliated with the CBSE.

During her school days, Mohan was part of the school band, and participated in Delhi Republic Day parade for five years in a row. [5] Convinced by her father, Mohan participated in many extra-curricular activities during her school; singing, dancing, performing in the band and theatre. [7] She was adjudged best cadet in the National Cadet Corps of India and represented India as Youth Exchange Programme cadet. [7] Later, she learnt music formally at the Bhatkhande Music Institute and continued training in Mumbai with Rajashree Pathak, for five years. [8] [5] Apart from training in singing, Mohan studied dancing with her two sisters. [5] She trained in Bharata Natyam and Kathak under the supervision of Ashley Lobo. [5] Besides training kids to dance, Mohan worked as an instructor there. [5] Mohan graduated in philosophy from Miranda House, University of Delhi. [6] [9]

Delhi Republic Day parade grand parade on Rajpath, New Delhi

The Delhi Republic Day parade is the largest and most important of the parades marking the Republic Day celebrations in India. The parade takes place every year on 26 January at Rajpath, New Delhi. It is the main attraction of India's Republic Day celebrations, which last for 3 days. The parade showcases India's defence capability and its cultural and social heritage.

National Cadet Corps (India) Indian military cadet corps

The National Cadet Corps is an Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi, Delhi, India. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis. National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course.

Kathak One of the Indian classical dances

Kathak is the Hindi name for one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance. The origin of Kathak is traditionally attributed to the traveling bards of ancient northern India known as Kathakars or storytellers. The term Kathak is derived from the Vedic Sanskrit word Katha which means "story", and Kathakar which means "the one who tells a story", or "to do with stories". Wandering Kathakars communicated stories from the great epics and ancient mythology through dance, songs and music in a manner similar to early Greek theatre. Kathak dancers tell various stories through their hand movements and footwork, but most importantly through their facial expressions. Kathak evolved during the Bhakti movement, particularly by incorporating the childhood and stories of the Hindu god Krishna, as well as independently in the courts of north Indian kingdoms.

In 2003, Mohan was one of the winners of Channel V's reality television show Popstars , subsequently being chosen for Aasma—a pop group formed with the other winners of the show—where she got the chance to perform with Bryan Adams. [10] [11] Insisted by Deepak Gattani, who manages A.R. Rahman's concert tours, [5] Mohan managed to catch the attention of Rahman when she randomly sent a demo CD to him and was offered a chance to join his musical troupe. [10] While she was assisting Lobo, he proffered Mohan to be featured in a supporting role in Imtiaz Ali-directed film, Socha Na Tha (2005), while Lobo was working as the choreographer in the film. [12] In 2009, Mohan participated in the Star Plus show Music Ka Maha Muqqabla , where she was part of the winning team "Shankar's Rockstars" led by Shankar Mahadevan. [13] She tied the knot with actor Nihaar Pandya on 20 Feb,2019. [14]

Bryan Adams Canadian singer-songwriter

Bryan Guy Adams is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist.

Imtiaz Ali (director) film director

Imtiaz Ali is an Indian film director, producer and writer. He started his career with writing and directing television shows. He directed shows like Imtehaan, Naina and Kurukshetra. In 2005 he made his directorial debut with Socha Na Tha, that did not do well. Then he earned critical and commercial success for his direction of Jab We Met (2007). Love Aaj Kal (2009) and Rockstar (2011) made him a noted filmmaker.

<i>Socha Na Tha</i> 2005 film by Imtiaz Ali

Socha Na Tha is an Indian Hindi language romance film, released on 4 March 2005. It was the debut of Abhay Deol and stars Ayesha Takia & Apoorva Jha. The film marks the directorial debut of Imtiaz Ali. Abhay Deol's uncle Dharmendra produced it. It was remade into Telugu as Premante Inte and Odia as Aama Bhitare Kichhi Achhi.

Career

2012–14: Student of the Year and into Bollywood

Mohan made her Bollywood debut with Vishal–Shekhar-composed Student of the Year (2012), where she performed the soft-ballad "Ishq Wala Love", along with Salim Merchant and Shekhar Ravjiani. [15] She was next heard in "Jiya Re" from Jab Tak Hai Jaan which was composed by A. R. Rahman. Mohan perceived that Rahman called her for recording the song, since she has shown "a lot of spirit" in the shows she did with him, and the song features a girl—played by Anushka Sharma—enacting the song "very spunky". [5] Koimoi's Shivi mentioned that Mohan's "refreshing voice delivers the track with lot of enthusiasm and variations". [16] Though "Ishq Wala Love" was released earlier, Mohan's first recorded Hindi song was "Jiya Re". [17] For her work in both the songs, Mohan won the RD Burman Award for New Music Talent at the Annual Filmfare awards, and was nominated as the Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Jiya Re". [17] [18] Besides, Mohan provided the chorus along with Natalie Di Luccio in Raghav Sachar-composed "Bittoo Sab Ki Lega" from Bittoo Boss , released the same year. [19] During the year, she released her first single, titled "Ja Ja"; composed and written by Mohan, assisted by her father. [20]

Bollywood Hindi language film industry

Hindi cinema, often metonymously referred to as Bollywood, and formerly known as Bombay cinema, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry, based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The term being a portmanteau of "Bombay" and "Hollywood", Bollywood is a part of the larger cinema of India, which includes other production centers producing films in other Indian languages. Linguistically, Bollywood films tend to use a colloquial dialect of Hindi-Urdu, or Hindustani, mutually intelligible to both Hindi and Urdu speakers, while modern Bollywood films also increasingly incorporate elements of Hinglish.

Vishal–Shekhar music directing and composing duo

Vishal–Shekhar are an Indian Music composer duo consisting of Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani. The duo is known for their work in Hindi, Telugu and Marathi films including Jhankaar Beats (2003), Dus (2005), Bluffmaster (2005), I See You (2006), Left Right Left (2006), Om Shanti Om (2007), Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), Dostana (2008), Anjaana Anjaani (2010), Ra.One (2011), Student of the Year (2012), Chennai Express (2013), Bang Bang! (2014), Happy New Year (2014), Sultan (2016), Befikre (2016), Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) Naa Peru Surya (2018), etc.

<i>Student of the Year</i> 2012 film by Karan Johar

Student of the Year is a 2012 Indian romantic comedy-drama film directed by Karan Johar and produced by Hiroo Yash Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions and in collaboration with Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment. The movie launched the careers of Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt, who played the lead roles, and also featured Rishi Kapoor, Sana Saeed, Ronit Roy, Sahil Anand, Ram Kapoor and Farida Jalal in supporting roles. The movie also features Boman Irani, Kajol, Farah Khan and Vaibhavi Merchant in guest appearances. This is Karan Johar's first directorial venture without Shah Rukh Khan.

The following year, Mohan lent her voice for Ayushmann Khurrana's Punjabi track, "Saadi Galli Aaja", co-composed, co-written and co-sung by Khurana. [21] Since Mohan does not speak Punjabi, she had to learn to pronounce the words before recording the song. [20] Koimoi stated that Mohan "mesmerizes" the listeners in the unplugged version of the song, with her "husky voice". [22] Mohan performed the track "Kashmir Main Tu Kanyakumari" for Vishal–Shekhar composed Chennai Express , along with Sunidhi Chauhan and Arijit Singh. [23] Besides, she worked with Vishal–Shekhar for two other projects; Gippi and Gori Tere Pyaar Mein , where she recorded "Dil Kaagzi" for the former and "Naina" for the latter. [24] [25] While Mohan and Rashid Ali were performing in one Rahman's concert show, he came up with the idea to bring a duet between the two, since "both shares similar vocal texture". [26] Hence, she did playback for Sonam Kapoor in Raanjhanaa "Nazar Laaye". [26] Mohan had to bring the "softness" in her voice to match the "definite attitude" in Kapoor's persona for her character." [5]

Mohan at the audio release of Happy New Year, 2014 Neeti Mohan Happy New Year.jpg
Mohan at the audio release of Happy New Year , 2014

Mohan's first release of 2014 was Sohail Sen-composed "Tune Maari Entriyaan" in Gunday . Sung along with Bappi Lahiri, Vishal Dadlani and KK, the song was a critical and commercial success, being placed at position 8 in " The Times of India Radio Mirchi Top 10 songs" of the year. [27] [28] Furthermore, Mohan along with Aditi Singh Sharma performed an electronic dance music styled "Pinacolada" from Darr @ The Mall , marketed as the first Gothic Bollywood song. [29] Mohan collaborated again with Khurrana in Raghu Dixit's "Khamakhaan" from Bewakoofiyaan , where The Indian Express affirmed that the song is "owned by Mohan from the moment she breathes into it in the beginning without any instruments". [30] Apart from rendering Sajid–Wajid's "Galat Baat Hai" from Main Tera Hero , for which Rajiv Vijayakar of Bollywood Hungama considered Mohan's vocals "spirited", she lent to voice for "Kambal Ke Neeche" from Ismail Darbar-composed Kaanchi . [31] Mohan described the latter as a "family song" since it features two of her sisters; Shakti Mohan and Mukti Mohan in the video. [32] [33]

During the year, Mohan worked with Himesh Reshammiya for four films; The Xposé , Humshakals , Kick and Action Jackson . Aishwarya from Koimoi felt that Mohan's talent was "misused" in songs "Catch Me If You Can" and "Dard Dilo Ke" from The Xposé. [34] Similar sentiments were echoed for the songs "Caller Tune" and "Look Into My Eyes" from Humshakals, where Aishwarya stated, "Mohan did not show any variation that fans know she is capable of, as far as this album is concerned". [35] However, "Tu Hi Tu" from Kick was critically acclaimed; Devesh Sharma from Filmfare wrote: "Mohan brings a young girl's yearning in her breezy rendition and makes her version a winner too". [36] Besides, Mohan collaborated with Jeet Gannguli for the first time with the song "Darbadar" from CityLights . [37] Producer of the film, Mukesh Bhatt wanted a "young Asha Bhosle", hence she had to "fix" her "tone and projection" for the song. [5] Likewise, Mohan was roped in by Vishal–Shekhar for Bang Bang! and Happy New Year , where the title track for the former and "India Waale" for the latter were commercially successful. [38] [39] Besides, Mohan provided backing vocals for the track "Makhna", featuring Sukhwinder Singh in Rahman-composed American film Million Dollar Arm . [40] [41]

2015–present: Bombay Velvet, Baar Baar Dekho and beyond

Mohan's biggest release of 2015 came with Amit Trivedi's Bombay Velvet , where she performed six jazzy tracks for the album. [42] Trivedi was in search of a voice with an "Asha Bhosle meets Nina Simone" tonal quality for Anushka Sharma's Jazz singer character Rosie in the film, when he considered Mohan as the choice. [6] [43] According to The Indian Express, "what has worked" in the song "Mohabbat Buri Bimari" is Mohan's extemporisation in the middle of the track—with all the hiccups, laughs and squeals in place. [6] The film marks the first time she read a script before recording a track to the respective film. [44] "I was asked to sing just like how I would perform live". [44] She recorded the songs at the studio dressed like a jazz singer, with people around her to cheer her. [44] For another track "Dhadaam Dhadaam", Mohan was locked up in a room and was asked to "feel the pain of someone who's going through a break-up". Describing her time recording the song, she said; "I ran a fever after that song and you can almost hear the tear in my voice towards the end". [45] Additionally, Mohan recorded a track titled "Naak Pe Gussa" for the film, which was inspired by K. M. Nanavati v. State of Maharashtra case. [46] Mohan again collaborated with Trivedi in Shaandaar where she performed both "Nazdeekiyaan" and "Senti Wali Mental" for the film. [47]

Mohan at the launch of T-Series' single "Pyaar Manga Hai", 2016 Neeti Mohan Pyaar Manga Hai.jpg
Mohan at the launch of T-Series' single "Pyaar Manga Hai", 2016

During the year, she teamed up with Ankit Tiwari for "Aalif Se" in Mr. X and worked with Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy for "Sarfira" in Katti Batti , where R.M Vijayakar from India West stated that "Mohan stand out as the biggest thing in film". [48] [49] She collaborated with Rahman for the Tamil song "Mersalaayitten" included in the soundtrack of I, performed along with Anirudh Ravichander. [50] According to International Business Times , Mohan "chips in" by rendering the title word in a "porsche" way. [51] Later the year, Mohan was roped in to perform the song "Neeyum Nannum" from Naanum Rowdydhaan which was composed and co-sung by Ravichander. [44] Besides she performed a low-pitch song "Kohila" from Ko 2 , co-sung and composed by Leon James. [52] She was then heard in a Himesh Reshammiya's composition; "Tod Tadaiyya" from Prem Ratan Dhan Payo . The last release of the year featured Mohan in an Amaal Mallik composition; a recreation of the song "Tumhe Apna Banane Ka" from Sadak (1991). Included in the album Hate Story 3 , she performed the song along with Armaan Malik. Applauding Mohan's rendition of the song, composer Mallik noted; "I made her sing completely baritone [with this song]. I made her sing like a sensuous goddess. She evoked a voice she never knew she had". [53] On International Women's Day, she released her single "Udne De" which was composed, sung and co-written by herself, as a dedication to all women in the wake of the Nirbhaya incident. [54] [55]

The following year, Mohan collaborated with Reshammiya in two other films; Sanam Teri Kasam and Teraa Surroor . "Haal-E-Dil" from the former received acclaim from critics. India West praised Mohan in their review of the music album; "Her resonant timber moves to soothing and back to haunting in an instant with enviable skill". [56] She garnered her second Filmfare nomination for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Sau Aasmaan" from Baar Baar Dekho . [57] Composed by Mallik, the song was critically appreciated while Suanshu Khurana in her review wrote: "Mohan sing it in a voice we haven’t heard before—slightly operatic and falsetto singing". [58] Apart from singing songs for films, Mohan performed alongside Mohit Chauhan in a music video of the TV show Yeh Hai Aashiqui and the duo was featured in some of the episodes in the series as musical narrators. [59] She was also part of the music reality show The Voice India Kids as one of the mentors, along with Shaan and Shekhar Ravjiani. [60] In the year end, she served as a coach in the second season of the Indian reality talent show The Voice . [61]

In 2017, Mohan recorded the Star Parivaar Anthem of the year, "Khoobsurat Star Parivaar" alongside Jubin Nautiyal. [62] She also performed two songs for the web series titled "Mixtape" produced by music label T-Series. [63] The fusion of "Dua" from Shangai and "Saware" from Phantom , performed along with Salim Merchant was received positively among critics. [64] In spite of featuring in the single "Man Marziyan" she was heard in several tracks recorded for films. [65] She was heard in an upbeat composition by Rahman, along with Arjun Chandy and Savithri R Prithvi for the soundtrack album Ok Jaanu . [66] Titled "Jee Lein", it received mixed reviews from critics. [67] She was next heard in the Chirantan Bhatt's composed romantic track "Bawra Mann" performed with Nautiyal. [68] The song was originally recorded for Singh Is Bliing (2015), but used in the soundtrack album Jolly LLB 2 (2017), since it did not match with the theme of the former. [69] Mohan collaborated with Pritam and Rochak Kohli for two albums; Jab Harry Met Sejal and Lucknow Central respectively, where she performed the song "Raula" with Diljit Dosanjh for the former. [70] [71] Additionally, she contributed to the music album of Baadshaho by performing a retro-contemporary fused item song "Piya More" with Mika Singh for an Ankit Tiwari-composition and also by recording the recreated version of "Keh Doon Tumhe" from Deewaar (1975). [72] Titled "Socha Hai", it was removed from the film due to problems with music rights while "Piya More" was also altered slightly due to the legalities, since it does sounds "similar to what Tiwari has palmed off to another producer". [73] [74] In 2017 December ,She voiced both speaking & singing parts of Rapunzel in the hindi dub of Tangled : Before Ever After

Artistry

Voice and musical style

Regarding Mohan's voice type, The Indian Express wrote that she has a "high pitched", "raw" vocal structure. [75] According to Amitabh Bhattacharya, Mohan's voice has the "right kind of jazz sensibilities with a certain Hindustaniyat". [76] Mohan mentioned that her classical training taught her how to approach a song in "different octaves". She explored more about texture of voice and harmony through her time at Aasma. [5] Complimenting her Jazz vocals in Bombay Velvet, The Indian Express stated "If "Ka Kha Gha" shows Mohan's range, "Dhadam Dhadam" gets melancholy a voice". [42] During her career, she performed various genres of songs, though she loves "singing melodies the most". [77] In an interview, Mohan expressed her keen to explore bhajans. [54]

Influence

Mohan has said that from chidhood she has been influenced by Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar. [78] She considered Mangeshkar as her "greatest teacher for playback", [5] while she credited A. R. Rahman for making her sustain her standard; "He is a task master but he gets the best out of you. His standards are very high, be it a recording or live performance". [52] Mohan has also been influenced by many artists outside the country. She considered herself as a fan of John Mayer for his inspiring style of writing lyrics. [20] Mohan credits the 1971 released song "Imagine" by John Lennon for inspiring on achieving her dreams with the "right kind of dedication". [79]

Philanthropy

Besides her career in music, Mohan has also contributed to various charities. In October 2014, she performed at the "Hum Hain Umeed E Kashmir" concert in Ballia, in an appeal for donation to support rehabilitation of those who suffered during the Kashmir flood. [80] The same month, Mohan took part in the musical concert held in New Delhi for raising funds for the flood affected people of Assam. [81] In June 2016, she performed at Smile Foundation's charity gala dinner, to support the cause of empowerment of underprivileged children and youth. [82] In January 2017, she collaborated with United Nations on a project aimed at empowering women, ending human trafficking and promoting gender equality. [83] Her single "Udne De" was selected for the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund Project titled "Music to Inspire-Artists united against Human Trafficking". [84]

Discography

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotesRef(s)
2005 Socha Na Tha N/ACameo appearance [12]
2015 Bombay Velvet Bombay Velvet customerCameo appearance [85]

Television

YearTitleRoleNotesRef.
2016 Yeh Hai Aashiqui (Season 4) HerselfMusical narrator [86]
2016 The Voice India Kids Coach [60]
2016 The Voice India (Season 2) [61]
2016 The Voice India Kids [60]
2019 The Kapil Sharma Show (Season 2) Guest
2019 Rising Star (Season 3) Expert

Awards and achievements

YearCategoryNominated SongFilmResultRef(s)
Filmfare Awards
2013 RD Burman Award "Jiya Re" Jab Tak Hai Jaan Won [87]
"Ishq Wala Love" Student of the Year Won [88]
Best Female Playback Singer "Jiya Re" Jab Tak Hai Jaan Nominated [89]
2016 "Sau Aasman" Baar Baar Dekho Nominated [57]
Screen Awards
2013 Best Female Playback "Jiya Re" Jab Tak Hai Jaan Nominated [90]
Stardust Awards
2016Best Playback – Female"Sau Aasman" Baar Baar Dekho Nominated [91]
GiMA Awards
2015 Best Duet "Bang Bang"
(along with Benny Dayal)
Bang Bang! Nominated [92]
2016"Tumhe Apna Banane Ka"
(along with Armaan Malik)
Hate Story 3 Nominated [93]
Mirchi Music Awards
2012 Upcoming Female Vocalist of The Year "Jiya Re" Jab Tak Hai Jaan Won [94]
2017 Indie Pop Song of the Year"Man Marziyan"-Won [95]
Filmfare Awards South
2016 Best Female Playback Singer (Tamil) "Neeyum Naanum" Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Nominated [96]
2017Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil"Chella Kutti" Theri Nominated [97]
SIIMA
2016Best Female Playback Singer"Neeyum Naanum" Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Nominated [98]
2017Best Female Playback Singer"Idhayame" Velaikkaran Nominated
FOI Online Awards, India
2019Best Playback Singer(Female)"Nainowale Ne" Padmaavat Nominated [99]

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