Anushka Manchanda

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Anushka Manchanda
Anushka vinegas fashion store launch.jpg
Anushka Manchanda at the Vinegar fashion store launch
Background information
Birth name Anuskha Manchanda
Born (1984-02-11) 11 February 1984 (age 30)
Delhi, India
Occupation(s) Playback singer, songwriter, model,VJ, actress
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar, flute, tambourine, maracas
Years active 2002–present
Associated acts Viva!

Anushka Manchanda (born 11 February 1984[citation needed] is an Indian singer, model, an ex-Channel [V] -VJ and was a member of the Indian pop girl group Viva!.

Biography[edit]

Anushka Manchanda was born in Delhi, India.[1] She completed her high school studies from Amity International School, Noida. 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 has also done 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.[3] She recently featured by Akcent in 'I am Sorry', which went to high critical acclaim. Currently she appears in a video, singing a song titled, "What would you do?" as an advertisement for Grey's Anatomy reruns on Star World. She has a successful career in Bollywood. Her song "dum maro dum" in the film "Dum Maro Dum" gained immense popularity. She has also sung "maine yun kabhi socha na tha" in "Game", "apna har din aise jiyo" in "Golmaal 3". In 2013, she sang the remix version of 1991 hit song (originally sung by Kavita Krisnamurthy in the film Chalbaaz) "Na jaane kahan se aya hai" featuring Neeraj Shridhar. The song was so popular that it topped the Indian topchart for more than two months. The song is picturised on Chitrangada Singh and Prachi Desai and was used in the film "I, Me Aur Main".

Discography[edit]

Year Song Album Language Composer Notes
2004 "Oh Mahirae" Manmadhan Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
2005 "Theepidika Theepidika" Arinthum Ariyamalum Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Kudakkooli Koduthachu" Kalvanin Kadhali Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Mila Mila" Super Telugu Sandeep Chowta
"Hey babu" Devadasu Telugu Chakri
2006 "Golmaal" Golmaal Hindi Vishal-Shekhar
"Money Money" Thimiru Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Zindaggi Rocks" Zindaggi Rocks Hindi Anu Malik
2007 "Oh..Oh..Ennanamo" Chennai 600028 Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Naughty Naughty" Cash Hindi Vishal-Shekhar Winner, Stardust New Musical Sensation (Female) Award
"Rathraina" Athidi Telugu Manisharma
"Cheli cheruku" Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule Telugu Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Chammakuro Challa" Munna Telugu Harris Jayaraj
2008 "Tu Saala" Golmaal Returns Hindi Pritam
2009 "Chandni Chowk to China" Chandni Chowk to China Hindi Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy
"Oh Sexy Mama" Yavarum Nalam/13B Tamil
Hindi
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy
"Dil Kalase" Kick Telugu S.Thaman
2010 "Alisha" Pyaar Impossible! Hindi Salim-Sulaiman
"Life Is A Game (Hindi Version)" & "Life Is A Game (English Version)" Teen Patti Hindi Salim-Sulaiman
"By The Way" & "Behke Behke" Aisha Hindi Amit Trivedi
"Dil Khol Ke Let's Rock" We Are Family Hindi Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy
"Apna Har Din" & "Golmaal" Golmaal 3 Hindi Pritam
"Dhatad Tatad" Lafangey Parindey Hindi R. Anandh
2011 "Mit Jaaye Gum (Dum Maaro Dum)" Dum Maaro Dum Hindi Pritam
2011 "Piya Kesariyo" Hum Tum Shabana Hindi Sachin-Jigar
2012 "Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu" Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Hindi Amit Trivedi
2013 "Allah Duhai Hai" Race 2 Hindi Pritam
2013 "Dil Na Jaane Kyun" Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story Hindi Sachin-Jigar
2013 "Mann Basiyo Sanwariyo" ABCD – Any Body Can Dance Hindi Sachin-Jigar
2013 "Rowdy Fellows" D for Dopidi Telugu Mahesh Shankar
2013 "Horn OK Please" Dedh Ishqiya Hindi Vishal Bhardwaj
2013 "Na Jaane" I, Me Aur Main Hindi Sachin - Jigar
2014 "Teri Mahima Aprampar" Entertainment Hindi Sachin - Jigar
2014 "Dance Basanti" Ungli Hindi Sachin - Jigar

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Loins of Punjab Presents Herself Judge
2008 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Herself Winner Hindi TV drama
2010 Dulha Mil Gaya Shyla Cameo
2010–11 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Herself (contestant) Reality dancing show

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ANUSHKA MANCHANDA". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 9 May 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Musically yours, Anushka". idiva.com. Retrieved 9 May 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "'Dulha Mil Gaya' – the official story". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 3 May 2009. Retrieved 9 May 2009. 

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