Mauli Dave (Gujarati: મૌલી દવે, born 3 June 1987) is an Indian American singer, actor, dancer, and television host. She was a finalist on Zee TV's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007. She was also a finalist in Sony Entertainment's Chalo America Boogie Woogie in 2003, and was crowned Miss Teen India Texas 2007. Mauli then decided to move to Mumbai at the age of 19 to pursue a career in Music and Acting. She hosted a family dance show on the Zee Network titled "Rock n Roll Family" in 2008, lead role in a Zoom Tele-Film "Ek Anhonee", participated in Fear Factor India: Khatron Ke Khiladi season 4 and made it to the top 2.
When Saregamapa, a popular music reality show in India, announced to have auditions Internationally in countries like America, Canada, U.K., South Africa, U.A.E. and Pakistan; Mauli decided to audition to represent the U.S.A. She went through five to six rounds of auditions in the U.S. and later in Mumbai. She was finally chosen the one to represent the U.S. after her famous rendition of the song "Mayya Mayya." Mauli became a reality pop-icon over night and soon had thousands of fans in the South Asian community all over the world and was given the name "Indian Shakira" by her mentor in the show, Bappi Lahiri. She eventually reached the top 10 and had a surprising elimination after reaching the top 7.