Nihira Joshi

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Nihira Joshi
Birth nameNihira Joshi
Born (1986-12-10) 10 December 1986 (age 32)
OriginMumbai, Maharashtra, India
GenresFilmi
Occupation(s)Entertainer, Singer, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 finalist
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2004-present
Websitehttp://www.nihirajoshi.net/

Nihira Joshi (born 1986) is an Indian singer. She was a Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 finalist achieving 5th place with public votes. Joshi is also a member of Ismail Darbar's "Yalgar Ho" Gharana.

Education and career[edit]

Nihira Joshi is a graduate from Mithibai College, Mumbai. Her playback singing career includes the songs "Dhadak Dhadak", with Sunidhi Chauhan and Udit Narayan in the film Bunty Aur Babli, "Sabse Alag" from the film Alag, "Raat Kahegi Daastan" from the film 88 Antop Hill "Mera Dil" and "Babuji Dheere" from the film Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love and "Tan Man" from Marigold. She has also sung the title song of the Ekta Kapoor Zee TV serial "Kasamh Se" and the Radio City theme song with playback singer Shaan.[1]

Nihira is the only female singer in the entire album of Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love who sings two songs. "Mera Dil" is a sugar-coated love song sung by Nihira and Shaan. The track was composed for Ayesha Takia and Akshaye Khanna in the film. Nihira also croons the re-arranged [not remixed] version of the classic "Babuji Dheere Chalna" [Aar Paar] originally sung by Geeta Dutt.[2]

Nihira was a former winner on the Ghazal show, Aadab Arz Hai.

Nihira's voice appeared in Hindi movies, including Bunty aur Bublly, Salame Ishq, Marigold, Kabhi Alvida Na kehena and background vocal on Alag and 88 Antop Hill.

Nihira's voice in Marathi movies, including Pailteer, Amhi Satpute and Tula shikaveen changla dhada. A forthcoming Marathi project is films Londoncha Navra.

On TV, she sang the Kasam Se title song and background vocals for various serials on Zee TV.

In 2018, Joshi connected with music composer Pavan Vasdev (Senik) to collaborate on a cross-cultural project along with playback singers Kartik Raman and Shankar Mahadevan.

Live performance[edit]

She performed in musical stage shows in Singapore, India and the United States.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nihira is excited about her first independent single". Times of India. 9 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Nihira Joshi: I am lucky to have a couple of songs in 'Kill Dil'". Radio and Music. 4 November 2014.

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