Nandini Srikar

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Nandini Srikar
Born (1969-08-10) August 10, 1969 (age 45)[1]
Years active 1997 – present

Nandini Srikar (born 10 August 1969) is an Indian singer , composer and guitarist.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

As a child, she studied classical music, learning how to play veena at age three. She later learned sitar and guitar. Srikar earned a Masters degree in Mathematics and after graduation she worked in software. She originally had no intention of becoming a professional musician and pursued music only as a hobby. In 1997, playback singer Hariharan heard her sing and suggested to Vidyasagar that he hire her to sing for his upcoming film Uyirodu Uyiraga.[3] In the film, she performed a duet with KK called "I Love You" and the song became a hit.[4] She quit her job and focused on music, collaborating with Ranjit Barot, Trilok Gurtu and Wally Badarou. She also began to write advertising jingles. In 2001, she appeared on Mahmood Khan's album Panah.[1] In 2008, she worked with music director Dhruv Ghanekar with the vocal arrangements and harmonies for the songs in Drona. Her debut solo album Beete Pal was released in 2011 in which she has composed, programmed, produced and performed all the songs. The album features Kai Eckhardt (Bass), Prasanna (Guitar), Michael Pope (Bass), Steve Zerlin (Bass), Atma Anur (Drums), Ed DeGenaro (Guitar) and other musicians. Her next venture is a collaboration with Shri and DJ Badmarsh.[3]

Srikar speak English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.


  • 2001 Panah
  • 2011 Beete Pal

Filmography as playback singer[edit]


(GiMA 2012)- Nandini Srikar won the best playback singer female for her song Bhare Naina in Ra.One.[6] Mirchi Music Awards South 2014 - Nandini Srikar won the best female singer of the year award for her song "Aaha Kaadhal" from Moondru Per Moondru Kaadhal. Southern India Cinematographers' Association - SICA Awaard 2015 - Nandini Srikar won the best female singer of the year award for her song "Harjaiyaan" from the film Queen.


  1. ^ a b "Plans of a Singer". India Today. June 11, 2001. Retrieved December 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ Sodhi, Amanda (December 7, 2011). "Where are the Indian Female Guitarists and Bands?". Gibson News. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Nath, Arpita (June 23, 2011). "Music scored over maths: Nandini Srikar". Times of India. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ S.R. Ashok Kumar (January 19, 2011). "More romance in the offing". The Hindu. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ Kher, Ruchika (September 16, 2011). "RA.One". Times of India. IANS. Retrieved December 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ "3rd Chevrolet Star Global Indian Music Awards (GiMA 2012) given away". Retrieved 03-10-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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