Tina Sugandh

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Tina Sugandh is an Indian born musician and reality television personality. She is a principal cast member on season 1 of the Bravo reality television show, Newlyweds: The First Year (2013).

Biography[edit]

Sugandh was born in Mumbai and moved with her family to New Jersey when she was five months old. Her mother, Geeta Sugandh, sang on the radio and at various functions while her father, Kanaiya, was a master of ceremonies, singer, and comedian.

Throughout Sugandh's school years, her family performed at small events in the U.S. and the Caribbean.[citation needed]

At 15, Sugandh was discovered by Sean Harris, a screenwriter and creative mentor. Harris eventually convinced Sugandh that she should pursue music as a career and, to that end, spent time working on a demo. Between her studies as a biology major at Rutgers University (where she eventually graduated on the Dean's List)[citation needed], and weekend performances with her family, Sugandh worked with Harris, who arranged photo shoots and studio time for her and encouraged her to write her own music.

Sean Sullivan and Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister, Sevendust) signed her to their new company, Rebellion Entertainment. They spent the next year developing her songs and creating new demos. These demos lead to a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music and a Sony deal.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

After signing to Hollywood Records as a singer and to Warner/Chappell Music as a songwriter, Sugandh began hosting the program Asian Variety Show on Saturday mornings.

Her original album was intended to be released by Hollywood Records. However, the album was never released.

Sugandh has written and recorded over 60 songs.[citation needed] In 2008, her remix of "Break Me" reached #4 on the Billboard Dance Chart.[1] "Break Me" was also on the premiere episode of the new "Melrose Place" series.[citation needed]

In 2009, Sugandh collaborated with Ringo Starr on his album Y Not.[2]

In 2010, Sugandh released a single entitled "So Good", which features Fat Joe.

Discography[3][edit]

Debut album[edit]

Her first album, TablaGirl, came out on May 12, 2009 was released independently.

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