Raageshwari

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Raageshwari
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Background information
Birth name Raageshwari Loomba
Born (1975-07-25) 25 July 1975 (age 41)[1]
Genres Indian pop, Sufi, spiritual
Occupation(s) Singer, actress, model, television personality, VJ, yoga practitioner
Years active 1993–present
Labels BMG, HMV, Music Today, SAREGAMA
Website raageshwari.com

Raageshwari Loomba is an Indian pop singer, actress, model, television anchor, former MTV and Channel V VJ, a yoga practitioner[citation needed] and motivational speaker.

Biography[edit]

Raageshwari attended the Auxilium Convent High School.[2]

As a teenager, Raageshwari signed her first film as an actor, Zid (released in 1994).

Raageshwari signed a deal with Coca-Cola to do a series of concerts all over India.[3]

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,[4] 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.

Filmography[edit]

Hindi films[edit]

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

Television[edit]

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.

Television[edit]

As Contestant
Year Show Place Channel
2011
Bigg Boss
15th place
Evicted Day 21
Colors

Theatre[edit]

Raageshwari debuted as a lead in the musical comedy The Graduate alongside Zeenat Aman.

Discography[edit]

Playback singing in Hindi film:

Albums[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Duniya is a pop album released in March 1997. Tracks include:

  • Duniya (music video)
  • Chaahat
  • Raftaar
  • Kudi E' Punjab Di
  • Medley
  • Poore Karen Khwaab
  • Rafta-Rafta
  • Oye Saathi
  • Kal Ki Na Fiqar
  • Oye Shaava (music video)

Sach Ka Saath[edit]

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
  • Anushaasan
  • Zindagi Kya Se Kya Hui
  • Aatanki Aadam

Pyaar Ka Rang[edit]

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
  • Haakan
  • Party
  • Pyaar Ka Khel (music video)
  • Mere Mehboob (music video)

Y2K: Saal Do Hazaar[edit]

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)
  • Mahiya
  • Pehachaan
  • Haakan (remix)
  • Zakham
  • Dil Sheesha
  • Ikki Chikki Chikita (music video)

Sagari Rayn[edit]

Sagari Rayn is a world music album released in December 2006. Tracks include:

  • Sagari Rayn (music video)
  • Kadmon Ke Nishan
  • Mast Qalandar
  • Jugni
  • Maavan Te Dhiyan
  • Dandiya Medley
  • Holidays
  • Hum
  • Josh
  • Balle Balle

Lifting the Veil – Ismaili Ginans[edit]

    • 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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pregnant at 40". The Times of India. 2015. 
  2. ^ "18 till i die with Raageshwari Loomba". DNA. 23 February 2007. Retrieved 17 August 2007. 
  3. ^ Surabhi Khosla (31 March 2000). "Life is a song". Indian Express. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 17 August 2007. 
  4. ^ Reema Gehi (12 May 2007). "A magical bond". LifeStyle. Hindustan Times, Mumbai. Retrieved 17 August 2007. 

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