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|Birth name||Raageshwari Loomba|
|Also known as||Raaga|
|Origin||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Genres||Pop, Sufi, Spiritual|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Actress, VJ, Model, Television Presenter and Yoga Expert.|
|Labels||BMG, HMV, Music Today, SAREGAMA|
Raageshwari was born in Mumbai to Trilok Singh Loomba, a National Award-winning musician and government servant, and his wife Veera. She has an elder brother, Rishabh who is a film maker. The Sanskrit word Raageshwari means 'the goddess of Ragas' and 'wife of the Lord'.[not in citation given]
Raageshwari attended the Auxilium Convent High School. As a child model, she did the rounds of several advertising agencies with her father. At the age of 13, she was noticed by director Shekhar Kapoor and auditioned at a photo shoot for the lead role opposite Bobby Deol but did not secure the part.[not in citation given] As a teenager, Raageshwari signed her first film as an actor, Zid (released in 1994).
In 2000, Raageshwari and her father collaborated on another album, Y2K Saal Do Hazaar. Raageshwari was suffering from malaria, while shooting for the video "Ikki chikki chikita." The album was released with a concert on the eve of the year 2000. Just a week after the concert, Raageshwari was diagnosed with Bell's palsy, which left her with a paralysed left side of the face and a slur in her voice. Over the next year, she rehabilitated herself with help of physiotherapy, electrical stimulation and yoga. She did television shows such as Ek do teen and Baar baar dekho on MTV, Kuch Kehti Hai Yeh Dhun on Sony, Quest for BBC and One on One With Raageshwari on TEN Sports.
Raageshwari Loomba married London based International Law Barrister Sudhanshu Swaroop on 27 January 2014 in Mumbai. Barrister Sudhanshu Swaroop was also invited by TED to talk about protection of the environment. Raageshwari moved to London with him post-marriage.
Raageshwari has acted in following Hindi-language films:
- Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost (2003), Star TV Reporter Priya Narayan
- Tum Jiyo Hazaron Saal (2002), Sunanda Kohli
- Dil Kitna Nadan Hai (1997)
- Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Shivangi
- Zid (1994), Sonia Modi
- Aankhen (1993), Priya Mohan
Raageshwari has hosted following shows on television:
- Baar Baar Dekho Tum, MTV
- MTV Ek Do Teen, MTV
- BPL Oye, Channel [V]
- Show on Indian Mythologies on BBC Quest, BBC
- Kuch Kehti HaiYe Dhun, musical game show on Sony
- Mini Super Stars, kids' show for Kerry Packer
- One on One with Rags, TEN Sports
- Queen's Baton Relay launch (September 2005)
- Sab Gol Maal Hai, SAB TV
- Zip Zap Zoom, a music and entertainment show for kids by ARY Digital (Pakistan)
- Heart Throbs: Hrithik Roshan World Tour Live (2002) Raageshwari was the hostess and one of the performers on the concerts.
- In October 2011 she appeared as a contestant in Indian version of reality show Big Brother, Big Boss (season 5).
- Jeene Ki Aasha NDTV.
- As Contestant
Evicted Day 21
Raageshwari debuted as a lead in the musical comedy The Graduate alongside Zeenat Aman.
Playback singing in Hindi film:
- Duniya (March 1997)
- Pyaar Ka Rang (July 1998)
- Sach Ka Saath (January 1998)
- Y2K- saal do hazaar (December 1999)
- Sagari Rayn (December 2006)
- Lifting the Veil – Ismaili Ginans(to be released)
Duniya is a pop album released in March 1997. Tracks include:
- Duniya (music video)
- Kudi E' Punjab Di
- Poore Karen Khwaab
- Oye Saathi
- Kal Ki Na Fiqar
- Oye Shaava (music video)
Sach Ka Saath
Sach Ka Saath is a Patriotic Folk Music album by National Award winning Music director/Singer 'Trilok Singh Loomba'. The album released in January 1998. The album featured 'Raageshwari' as a guest singer for the track 'Sach Ka Saath' The other tracks include:
- Sach Ka Saath (music video)
- Bharat Banaayen Milkar
- Yeh Desh Hamaara
- Maya Jaal
- Pyaari Duniya
- Zindagi Kya Se Kya Hui
- Aatanki Aadam
Pyaar Ka Rang
Pyaar Ke Rang is a pop album released in July 1998. Tracks include:
- Pyaar Ka Rang (music video)
- Jawanion Ke Din
- Baby Go For It
- Saat Samundar Par
- Pyaar Ka Khel (music video)
- Mere Mehboob (music video)
Y2K: Saal Do Hazaar
Y2K: Saal Do Hazaar is a pop album released in December 1999. Tracks include:
- Y2K Saal Do Hazaar (music video)
- Y2K Dance Mix (music video)
- Haakan (remix)
- Dil Sheesha
- Ikki Chikki Chikita (music video)
Sagari Rayn is a world music album released in December 2006. Tracks include:
- Sagari Rayn (music video)
- Kadmon Ke Nishan
- Mast Qalandar
- Maavan Te Dhiyan
- Dandiya Medley
- Balle Balle
Lifting the Veil – Ismaili Ginans
- Aa ae rahem rahemaan
- Ab teri mahobat laagi
- Avichal Allah avichal khaalak
- Sahebji tu(n) more man bhaave
- Dhan dhan aajno daadlore ame harivar paaya
- Aasmaani tambal vaajiya swaami tame bhale aaya
- Aash pooni ham Shah dar paaya
- Ya Aly khoob majaalis zeenat (Munaajaat)
- "About Raageshwari". Official website – Raageshwari. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- "18 till i die with Raageshwari Loomba". DNA. 23 February 2007. Retrieved 17 August 2007.
- "About Ragz – Getting started". Retrieved 17 August 2007.
- Surabhi Khosla (31 March 2000). "Life is a song". Indian Express. Retrieved 17 August 2007.
- Reema Gehi (12 May 2007). "A magical bond". LifeStyle. Hindustan Times, Mumbai. Retrieved 17 August 2007.
- Talks, TEDx. "Do trees have rights? Protecting the environment in the 21st century: Sudhanshu Swaroop at TEDxWWF". /www.youtube.com. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
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