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Tanvi Shah is a popular Indian playback singer. She has sung in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and added to it, she sings in Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese and other Latin languages. Her first song was "Fanaa" for the movie Yuva.
She has a running collaboration with A.R. Rahman and has sung a number of songs for him, including songs from Jillunu Oru Kadhal, Slumdog Millionaire and recently Delhi-6. She wrote the Spanish lyrics for Jai Ho.
She has performed in leading and world famous arenas such as Wembley Arena, Birmingham Arena Burmingham.
She shared the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media with A.R. Rahman and Gulzar in the 52nd Grammy Awards for the song Jai Ho, for writing the Spanish lyrics for the song. With the success of Slumdog Millionaire, Shah has been featured in Snoop Dogg's song "Snoop Dogg Millionaire". Apart from the Grammy, she also received the BMI Award in 2009 in London for the same and also shares the World Soundtrack Award (2009) with Rahman and Gulzar.
She performed for the Yuvan - Live in Concert in January 2011 in Chennai and in Malaysia at the KLIMF in 2012. She also performed at Coke Studio concert at IIM Bangalore on 22 November 2013, featuring Amit Trivedi along with Tochi Raina, Shriram Iyer, Mili Nair, Jaggi.
She was invited to speak at the TEDxSF conference by her friend Kunal Sood on Global Health in Nov '12. She performed at Ragam-2013 (the annual cultural fest) of National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala on 15 March 2013.
Tanvi recently signed to booking agent O'Leary Music Management for her worldwide bookings; http://www.olearymusic.com.
- Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media – 'Jai Ho' – Slumdog Millionaire (2010)
- BMI Award
- BMI Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media|Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media – 'Jai Ho' – Slumdog Millionaire (2010)
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