|Birth name||Mili Nair|
|Genres||Pop, Jazz, Playback singer, Original soundtracks, Film music, Inde|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-Songwriter, Recording Artist|
|Years active||2009 - (Present)|
MILI also known as Mili Nair (born 7 April) is a singer, songwriter from India. She released her debut album Written In The Stars where she composed all ten songs on the album. From writing her music and lending her voice to some of the biggest brand campaigns in advertising she has also recorded music with composers like A.R. Rahman, Amit Trivedi.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Discography
- 3 Awards and nominations
- 4 References
- 5 References
- 6 External links
- 7 External links
Mili was born in Mumbai and studied in Pune and Bangalore. Her journey into music began at an early age and she confesses she knew right from the very start that she was destined to sing and become a musician.
Album: Written In The Stars
Mili released her first album Written In The Stars in which she has composed all ten songs on the album and has collaborated with veteran musicians Vinnie Colaiuta, Michael Landau, James Genus and George Whitty. The album was launched with the first video Dream Like A Skylark on YouTube. Written In The Stars was recorded and produced in Los Angeles, California and released under the label Apostrophe Music.
The music video for the song Fooling was filmed in Budapest, Hungary and Stockholm, Sweden and was broadcast on VH1.
Playback Singing in Mainstream Indian Music & Coke Studio@MTV
A. R. Rahman gave Mili her first break in film music with the Tamil song Keda Kari in Raavanan and Maham Maye in the Telugu film Komaram Puli. Her most recent release is Parakka Seivaai in the Tamil film Ambikapathy, composed by Rahman. She was discovered by Keith Peters while she was performing in Bangalore.
Mili also sang on Meethi Boliyaan in the Hindi film Kai Po Che! for Amit Trivedi. In the hands of Trivedi, Meethi Boliyan evolved into a beautiful composition that infused something new and unconventional in Bollywood music. Impressed by Mili's originality and style, Trivedi incorporated her idea of vocal improvisation in the track which enhanced its fresh appeal. Meethi Boliyaan from Kai Po Che! brought a great response from the listeners and Mili has been acknowledged with award nominations from the Music Industry. She was also a part of Amit Trivedi's concert tours.
She has sung on major advertisement campaigns, including Seagram's Music, Coca-Cola's Maaza campaign, the Incredible India! Tourism Campaign and Cadbury Silk to name a few. Her international debut performance was in 2009 with jazz guitarist Vinnie Valentino at the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta.
Written In The Stars : Track Listing
All songs written and composed by Mili.
Release: 15 December 2017
|2.||Had To Be You||5:01|
|3.||Dream Like A Skylark||4:17|
|4.||Written In the Stars||5:10|
|5.||Got An Eye||3:23|
|8.||Is It Something||4:30|
- MILI – Vocals
- Vinnie Colaiuta – Drums
- Michael Landau - Guitars
- James Genus - Bass
- George Whitty - Piano
- Bill Churchville – Trumpet
- Alejandro Carballo - Trombone
- Terry Landry - Tenor & Barritone Saxophone
Composition & Lyrics by MILI Produced by Hamesh
|Mr. X||Mr. X Title Song - You Can Call Me X - Mahesh Bhatt||Jeet Gannguli|
|Kai Po Che!||Meethi Boliyaan||Amit Trivedi|
|Ambikapathy||Parakka Seivaai||A.R. Rahman|
|Shaadi Ke Side Effects||Tumse Pyar Ho Gaya||Pritam|
|Poojai||Ippadiye||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Nanbenda||Nee Sunno Moono||Harris Jayaraj|
|Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe||Hey Suttrum||Madley Blues|
|Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam||Ennodu||Amrit Rao|
|Raavanan||Keda Kari||A.R. Rahman|
|Puli||Maham Maye||A.R. Rahman|
|Maattrraan||Rettai Kathire||Harris Jayaraj|
|Vanakkam Chennai||Oh Penne Penne (Movie Version)||Anirudh Ravichander|
|Urumi||Movie Theme||Deepak Dev|
|Veera Parampare||Ambarada||Narayan .S.|
Coke Studio at MTV India
|Season||Song Name||Composer/ Producer||Lyricists||Singers|
|Season 2||Yatra||Amit Trivedi||Swanand Kirkire||Mili Nair, Shriram Iyer|
|Season 2||Badari Badariyan||Amit Trivedi||Kausar Munir||Mili Nair, Mame Khan|
Awards and nominations
|2013||GIMA Awards||Film: Kai Po Che! / Song: Meethi Boliyan||Best Debut Bollywood – Nominated|
|2013||GIMA Awards||Film: Kai Po Che! / Song: Meethi Boliyan||Best Duet Bollywood – Nominated|
|2014||Mirchi Music Awards||Film: Kai Po Che! / Song: Meethi Boliyan||Upcoming Singer (Female) Bollywood – Nominated|
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- "MILI - Website".
- Elias, Esther (1 August 2013). "Her own singer". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
- "Mumbai Diary: Sunday Dossier". mid-day. 25 February 2018. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
- "Music should be listened to like an event: Mili". www.deccanchronicle.com/. 13 December 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
- "Mili Nair releases a new video, Fooling, from her debut album". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
- "AR Rahman introduced me as a playback singer: Mili Nair - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
- Elias, Esther (20 February 2015). "Mili Nair and all that jazz". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
- Harikumar, Subramanian. "Mr X music review: Ankit Tiwari and Jeet Gannguli come up with a disappointingly average album for Emraan Hashmi!". Retrieved 19 March 2018.
- "Mirzya singer Mame Khan is going solo". The Indian Express. 9 October 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
- Official website – official site
- Mili discography at Discogs
- Mili Written In The Stars - Album Pre Release Press. Deccan Chronicle India ]]
-  Times Of India, Bangalore Times 2018.
-  Singer-songwriter Mili to release 'Fooling' video.
- Official Website: