Tina Sugandh

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Tina Sugandh (born October 17, 1977) is an American musician and reality television personality. She is a principal cast member on season 1 of the Bravo reality television show, Newlyweds: The First Year (2013).



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Tina Sugandh

Sugandh was born in Mumbai and moved with her family to Pennsylvania when she was five months old. Her sister, Seema Sugandh, sang and played a variety of instruments, her mother, Marketing Director and Singer on All India Radio Mumbai Geeta Sugandh, sang on the radio and at different functions while her father, Senior Professor Kanaiya, was a master of ceremonies, singer, and comedian.

Throughout Sugandh's school years, while maintaining high honors in school, her family performed globally. [1]

At 15, Sugandh was encouraged by Sean Harris, a screenwriter and creative mentor. Harris eventually convinced Sugandh that she should pursue music as a career and, to that end, spent time working on a demo. Between her studies as a biology major at Rutgers University, [2] and weekend performances with her family, Sugandh worked with Harris, who arranged photoshoots and studio plans for her and encouraged her to write her own music.

Sean Sullivan and Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister, Sevendust) signed her to their new company, Rebellion Entertainment. They spent the next year developing her songs and creating new demos. These demos lead to a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, Hollywood Records, Disney, Z-TV India, and a Sony deal. [3]

Professional career

After signing to Hollywood Records as a singer and to Warner/Chappell Music as a songwriter, Sugandh began hosting the program Asian Variety Show on Saturday mornings.

In 2008, her remix of "Break Me" reached #4 on the Billboard Dance Chart. [4] "

In 2009, Sugandh collaborated with Ringo Starr on his album Y Not. [5]

In 2010, Sugandh released a single entitled "So Good", which features Fat Joe.

In 2013, Sugandh joined the cast of Bravo's TV show "Newlyweds The First Year", then subsequently went on to star in 2 additional Bravo Series, "People's Couch" and "Where are they now?".

Discography [6]

Debut album

Her first solo album, TablaGirl, was supposed to come out on May 12, 2009, but after 3 years of recording with the world's top producers, was never released by Hollywood Records due to a change in marketing budget decisions.

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  4. "Tina Sugandh - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Archived from the original on 2015-12-12.
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A4IAT6eYRg Ringo Starr discusses working with Tina Sugandh on a song
  6. https://mobile.ascap.com/aceclient/AceClient/#ace/writer/1639376/SUGANDH%20TINA