Neha Bhasin

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Neha Bhasin
Neha Bhasin winning GAMA Awards 2015
Background information
Born (1982-11-18) 18 November 1982 (age 32)
New Delhi, India
Genres playback singing, Indipop
Occupation(s) Singer
Website twitter.com/bhasinneha

Neha Bhasin is an Indian professional singer.Born on 18 November 1982 Neha is one of the most popular playback singers and performers in India today. Apart from Hindi, she has recorded songs in many Indian Languages including but not limited to Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi and Marathi.[1] Neha started her career in 2002 as a member of the very successful Indian Pop Group VIVA.[2] VIVA was the first all-girls band group of India chosen by Channel [V] as part of reality show Coke [V] Popstars and along with Neha other band members were Anushka Manchanda, Pratichee Mohapatra, Mahua Kamat and Seema Ramchandani.[3] VIVA made an entry into the Limca Book of Records for being the 1st debut band to pull in over 50,000 people for their 1st concert. After the success of 2 albums – VIVA and VIVA Reloaded[4] and 8 videos, the band split in 2004.[5][6]

Early life[edit]

Neha Bhasin was born on 18 November 1982 in Delhi to Mr. Ashok Bhasin and Mrs. Rekha Bhasin. She went to Frank Anthony Public School and won her first singing competition singing Mariah Carey's song Hero at the age of 9. Ever since she was a child she was sure that she wanted to become a Popstar.[7] To put her dreams into reality she joined Shiamak Davar's dance academy to learn various dance forms. She also took vocal classical training from Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan.[8]

Breakthrough[edit]

Neha was attending Lady Sri Ram College when Coke [V] Popstars happened. Always knowing that she wanted to be a popstar, she gave the auditions and finally won the competition to form India's first all girls band VIVA along with four other talented girls. From Neha Bhasin she became Popstar Neha Bhasin.[9]

Awards and honours[edit]

Year Category Song and Film Award Result
2008 Best Playback Singer – Female Kuch Khaas Hai (Fashion) Filmfare Awards[10] Nominated
2011 Musical Sensation of the Year Dhunki (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan) Stardust Awards[11] Won
2011 Best Playback Singer – Female Dhunki (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan) Screen Awards Nominated
2011 Best Playback Singer – Female Dhunki (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan) Apsara Awards Nominated
2011 Best Playback Singer – Female Dhunki (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan) Zee Cine Awards Nominated
2011 Best Playback Singer – Female Dhunki (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan) People's Choice Awards Nominated
2007 Best Playback Singer – Female Pesugiren Pesugiren (Satham Podathey) – Tamil Vijay TV Awards[12] Won
2011 Best Playback Singer – Female Poraney Poraney (VAAGAI SOODA VA) – Tamil FILMFARE SOUTH Awards Nominated
2009 Best Playback Singer – Female Atu Nuvve (Current) – Telugu Music Mirchi Awards South Awards Nominated
2011 Best Playback Singer – Female Hello Hello (Dhada) – Telugu FILMFARE SOUTH Awards Nominated
2011 Best Playback Singer – Female Hello Hello (Dhada) – Telugu Music Mirchi Awards South Nominated
2014 Best Playback Singer – Female Aww Tuzo Mogh Kortha (1 Nenokkadine) – Telugu GAMA TOLLYWOOD MUSIC AWARDS[13] Won

Accolades[edit]

  • Kuch Khaas Hai from the movie Fashion topped the charts when it got released in 2008 and still is one of the top romantic songs.[14]
  • Dhunki from the movie Mere Brother Ki Dulhan starring Katrina Kaif won many awards.[15]
  • Neha has worked with many established Music Directors and sung blockbuster hits for Pyaar Impossible, Daddy Cool, Hari Puttar
  • Neha has given many hits in South with superhit Music Directors – Devi Sri Prasad and Yuvan Shankar Raja. With Yuvan, her biggest hits are Sei Yedhavathu Sei from the movie Billa and Yogi Yogi Thaan from the movie Yogi[16]
  • Poraney Poraney crooned by Neha Bhasin for the movie Vaagai Sooda Vaa received a lot of appreciation from the audience.[17]}}
  • Aww Tuzo Mogh Kortha (2014) which had music by Devi Sri Prasad became the biggest Telugu hit of the year.[18]

International Collaborations[edit]

  • Neha collaborated with Malaysian Hip Hop star Emcee Jesz for the song "THANIYE". The song has over 300,000 views on YouTube alone. It was also nominated for "Best Collaboration" at the RADIO RAGA AWARDS in Malaysia (2008–09).[19]
  • Neha is the first Indian female singer to endorse Sennheiser – The leading German brand for microphones and other audio equipment[20][citation needed]

TV and Film[edit]

  • Neha charmed Bollywood, making her acting debut starring in the film Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi, a Kay Sera Sera production. She starred alongside Kay Kay Menon and Ranvir Shorey in the movie which released in 2012.[21]
  • Neha hosted Sa Re Ga Ma Hungama on Zee Music in 2008 (backstage hosting)[22][23]
  • Neha played the role of Anchor and Judge on musical reality show Sitaaron Ko Choona Hai that aired on Real TV.[24]
  • Neha was a wildcard entry on Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 5.[25]

Independent Releases[edit]

Tabaah Neha established her childhood dream with the release of her debut album Tabaah with Beatfactory music, an independent label.

Apple Bottoms

  • International sports brand Reebok collaborated with Neha Bhasin for the launch of the fast-paced, groovy number Apple Bottoms. The music video garnered 650,000 views on YouTube alone and 100,000 views on timesofindia.com in just 1 week of its release.[26]
  • Apple Bottoms was nominated at Indian Music Academy Awards 2011 in the category of "Best Non-Film Track of the Year".[27]

Tera Mera

  • Tera Mera was released in July 2012 as a single, with a Black and White video. It is written by Neha Bhasin, music by Sameer Uddin and promoted and released by Reliance Big Entertainment. It received more than 300,000 views within 30 days of its release.
  • Neha released an unplugged version of Tera Mera on Valentine's Day 2013. It was a coloured version and she spreads her love for all her fans through the special song.[28]

Latthe Di Chadar Digitally powered by One Digital Entertainment and composed by Sameer Uddin, Neha released her first Punjabi folk song Latthe Di Chadar in 2014 and received great reviews.[29]

Bajre Da Sita Directed, produced and composed by Sameer Uddin, Neha released her next Punjabi Folk Song Bajre Da Sita in January 2015. The video was produced by Imaginary Friend Films and 5 am Audio.[30]

Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki In Feb 2015, Neha Bhasin released her cover version of the very popular Punjabi song Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki. A trip to Vietnam inspired Neha to perform a cover of this song in the lush green fields at Vietnam.[citation needed]

Live Performances[edit]

A trained dancer and singer, Neha is the most dynamic performer in the country. She thrives on live performances, touring all across the globe with her band and troupe creating an audio-visual treat for her audiences.

  • Neha performed in the presence of the president of Singapore inaugurating the first Tamil channel in Singapore in 2008.[31]
  • Neha performed an aerial Act at the Radio Mirchi Awards 2011, where she enthralled the audience with her rendition of her chart-buster Kuch Khaas Hai. This daring act has been a one-of-its-kind-act by an artiste in India.[32]
  • Neha performed alongside Salim and Sulaiman in 2010 Global Music Awards.[33]
  • Neha supports CPAA (Cancer Patients Aid Association) and has performed live at CPAA.[34]
  • Neha has performed for brands like Google, Cadbury, ICICI, MRF, TVS, Kingfisher, Johnson & Johnson, Domino's, Samsung and annual meets of top corporates like Infosys in the country.[35][36]
  • Neha has also performed at IIT Lucknow, IIM Ahmedabad, XIMB Bhubaneshwar, BVRIT Hyderabad, GCIET Hyderabad and many prestigious colleges in the country.[37][38]
  • Neha performed at Airtel Super Singer Grand Finale.[39]

Film Songs[edit]

Year! Song Album Language Composer
2005 "Bullet – Ek Dhamaka" Bullet – Ek Dhamaka Hindi Somesh Mathur
2006 "Ek Look Ek Look" Aryan Anand Raj Anand
2007 "I Wanna Rock Like Mummy Ji"
"Kudiye Pataka"
"Jashna Di Raat Ha"
Mummy Ji Aadesh Shrivastava
"Pesugiren Pesugiren" Satham Podathey Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Sei Yethaavathu" Billa Yuvan Shankar Raja
2008 "Hari Puttar" Hari Puttar Hindi Aadesh Shrivastava
"Kuchh Khaas"
"Kuchh Khaas (Remix)"
Fashion Salim-Sulaiman
2009 "Om Shanthi Om" Muthirai Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Atu Nuvve Itu Nuvve" Current Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
"Yogi Yogi Thaan" Yogi Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Nasha" Daddy Cool Hindi Gaurav Dayal
Kill Chabbra Raghav Sachar
"You and Me" Pyaar Impossible Salim-Sulaiman
2011 "Are Dhammare" Maharaja Tamil D. Imman
"Poraney Poraney" Vaagai Sooda Vaa M. Ghibran
"Dhunki" Mere Brother Ki Dulhan Hindi Sohail Sen
"Hello Hello" Dhada Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
"Niharika" oosaravalli Devi Sri Prasad
"Dil Ki Hai Tamanna" Force Hindi Harris Jayaraj
2012 "Kaadhal Endhan Kaadhal" Moondru Per Moondru Kaadhal Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
2014 "Aww Tuzo Mogh Korta" 1: Nenokkadine Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
"Asalaam-e-Ishqum" Gunday Hindi Sohail Sen

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Neha Bhasin profile on bollywoodmdb". bollywoodmdb.com/. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Viva Splits". mouthshut.com/. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Neha Bhasin on Saavn". Saavn. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "VIVA biography". planetradiocity.com/. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Seema leaves Viva for Art of Living". timesofindia.indiatimes.com April 2015. 
  7. ^ Natasha Chopra (12 January 2005). "Vivacious". Ahmedabad Times. p. 21. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Neha Bhasin". beatfactorymusic.com. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Coke [V] Popstars". thehindu.com/. 
  10. ^ "54th Filmfare Awards 2008 Nominations". glamsham.com. 
  11. ^ "10 years of Max Stardust Awards". mxmindia.com. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Neha Bhasin". oklisten.com. 
  13. ^ "Gama Film Music Awards returns to Dubai". gulfnews.com April 2015. 
  14. ^ "Fashion – Music Review". bollywood.com. 
  15. ^ "Mere Brother Ki Dulhan – Music Review". glamsham.com. 
  16. ^ "Neha Bhasin strengthens foothold in regional music market". radioandmusic.com. 
  17. ^ {{cite web|title=Chinmayi happy about award|url=http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/Chinmayi-happy-about-award/articleshow/14802145.cms%7Cwebsite=timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  18. ^ "Mahesh Babu's 1 Nenokkadine audio review". timesofindia.indiatimes.com April 2015. 
  19. ^ "Thaniye". 
  20. ^ "Neha Bhasin endorses Sennheiser". businessofcinema.com April 2015. 
  21. ^ "Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi Credits". Internet Movie Database. 
  22. ^ "Song sung true". thehindu.com. 
  23. ^ "Sitaron Ko Choona Hai". 
  24. ^ "Neha Bhasin Wild Card on Jhalak Dikhla Jaa". bollywoodhungama.com. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  25. ^ "Neha Bhasin's Apple Bottoms". timesofindia.indiatimes.com April 2015. 
  26. ^ "2011 IMA Award Track of year". Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  27. ^ "Neha Bhasin's Tera Mera Unplugged". YouTube. 
  28. ^ "Latthe Di Chadar at MTV Indies". 
  29. ^ "Bajre Da Sita on MTVIndies". pepsimtvindies.com April 2015. 
  30. ^ "Neha Bhasin Live at Singapore". 
  31. ^ "Aerial Act – Kuch Khaas Hai". YouTube. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  32. ^ "Salim Sulaiman feat. Sonu Nigam & Neha Bhasin | 2010". 
  33. ^ "Neha Bhasin Performing Live for CPAA". Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  34. ^ "Neha Bhasin Live at Google Family Day". 
  35. ^ "Neha Bhasin Live at Infosys Hyderabad". 
  36. ^ "Kabira by Neha Bhasin at GCIET Hyderabad". 
  37. ^ "Apple Bottoms Live at GRIET". 
  38. ^ "Airtel Super Singer Finale". 

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