Sangeetha Rajeev

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Sangeetha Rajeev
Sangeetha Rajeev Studio shot.jpg
Sangeetha Rajeev at a Photoshoot
Background information
Born23 October
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
OriginIndia
GenresPop, Bollywood, Electronic dance music (EDM)
Occupation(s)Singer, Composer, Actor
Years active2010 – present
Websitewww.sangeetharajeev.com

Sangeetha Rajeev also known as SaRa is a multilingual Playback singer, composer, Pop icon, she is the winner of The Best International Pop Song of the year at the global VIMA Music Awards 2019 in Malaysia [1] and the most sought after performer from India.[2] The new age singing sensation who has taken Indian pop music International. Besides being a performer, she is also an Independent musician who released her latest Hindi Pop singles Zindagi and Tu Hi in 2018 and the Kannada version of it Nan E Life and Kare(2018). Tu Hi was nominated for the 'Best Pop Song' of the year and Zindagi was nominated for the 'Best Indian Song' of the year in the prestigious VIMA Music Awards 2019, held in Malaysia.[3][4] All her singles have been featured on BBC Asian Network. Her first Hindi single Chan Se Udi in 2016 was featured in BBC Asian Network,[5] Pepsi MTV Indies [6] and Radio City (Freedom Radio).[7] With back to back releases of her singles, she is all set to revive the Pop music culture in India. Known for her electrifying yet graceful presence, she is credited with over 1000s of live performances worldwide so far and is a very popular singer in the performance space [8] Her extremely energetic stage performances makes her the most wanted name in the event industry.

Sangeetha Rajeev has been the most popular Jury on Zee TV SaReGaMaPa Little Champs Season 12, Zee SaReGaMaPa Season 13, 14 and 15 a Kannada singing reality show aired on Zee Kannada. She is currently the Jury of Zee SaReGaMaPa Season 16.

She started her career from Kannada films. She was introduced to this industry by the music composer Dharma Vish who believed in her talent and made her the voice of 8ne taragathi song from the film Aane Pataaki for which she also won the best playback singer award the same year. She was then introduced to the Tollywood industry by the Kshanam fame music composer Sricharan Pakala and director Shreeranjani through the legendary actor/producer Akkineni Nagarjuna's home production Annapurna Studios. She started her Telugu film career with the superhit film Rangula Ratnam where she sang the Birthday (Tic Toc) song and became the voice of the legendary actress Sithara (actress). She has also sung in the Bollywood film Simply Ek Love Story.

Sangeetha performaning at Pro Kabbadi

Early life[edit]

Sangeetha Rajeev was born in the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore to a musical family. Her father S Rajeev being a Bank Manager had to shift to Mumbai on an official transfer. She along with her family moved to Mumbai at the age of 6 where she spent most of her childhood. In Mumbai she also got trained in Bharatnatyam by Alpa Pandey and Carnatic classical music from her mother M K Sharadamba.[9] She is also extensively trained in Hindustani classical music by Sri Ananth Bhagwath.

Education[edit]

Sangeetha did most of her schooling in Mumbai. Sangeetha is an Information Science Engineering Graduate from Bangalore and worked with a top IT giant. She then moved to England for working there with another UK based company before returning to India to pursue music.[10]

Sangeetha in London during her early days

Influences[edit]

One of SaRa's early musical influences was her mother herself, M K Sharadamba,[11] who is a Carnatic classical musician. SaRa is highly influenced by western music and considers Mariah Carey & the late great Michael Jackson to be her western influences.[12] Having lived most of her life in Mumbai, she considers herself to be one of the biggest admirers of the Bollywood sensation Sunidhi Chauhan.

Sangeetha felicitated in London

Felicitations[edit]

Sangeetha was recently felicitated at the Basaweshwara statue on the banks of River Thames in London by the former mayor of London Borough of Lambeth Dr Neeraj Patil. She was honored with a memento that was released by the honorable Prime Minister of India Sri Narendra Modi ji when he unveiled the Basaweshwara Basava statue in London.

Performances[edit]

She is undoubtedly a Rockstar on stage. She is credited with over 1000s of live concerts in India and around the world. She is known for her elegant stage presence and lively crowd interaction. A bundle of energy who can make anyone dance to her tunes. Femina (India) says : " The show truly begins when Sangeetha Rajeev takes to the stage. Such is her stage presence that she has the audience dancing literally to her every tune. Rock it like a Lady". Some of her notable performances include Karnataka Premier League which was aired on Star Sports, Karnataka State Cricket Association, Pro Kabaddi League, Mysore Dasara, Madikeri Dasara, Bidar Utsav, Kadri Cricketers, Bangalore Ganesh Utsava, PEDICON India, DERMACON India, Infosys, Cognizant, Softvision, Asian Paints, Samsung R&D Institute India, Bangalore, Oracle Corporation, Bosch, Toyota, TVS Motor Company, Bangalore Palace, Thomson Reuters, Mankind Pharma, Cognizant Kannada International Music Awards, International Food Festival, Rotary Clubs and a bunch of corporate events, college gigs, television, radio and media events. She recently performed with Bollywood playback singer Shaan (singer) for the mega launch of the car Toyota Yaris in India. Her recent UK concert was a sold out show at the Gracepoint, London.

Top Hits[edit]

Sangeetha Rajeev has been the voice of some of the super hit trending songs in the Indian Film Industry. Here's a list of the most popular ones.

Year Title Film / Album Composer Language Source
2013 "Yentane taragathi" Aane Pataaki Dharma Vish Kannada [13]
2013 "Thinbedakami 2" Lucia (2013 film) Poornachandra Tejaswi (composer) Kannada [14]
2014 "Haule Haule" Simply Ek Love Story Karthik Vijay Hindi [15]
2015 "Ali Baba" Rebel Jassie Gift Kannada [16]
2015 "Namma ee aata" Aadhya Jeevan Reddy Kannada
2016 "Bijili Krishna" I dash you Adil Nadaf Kannada
2016 "Hero cylce nalli nanu" Bhujanga Poornachandra Tejaswi (composer) Kannada [17]
2016 "Khushi" "Looty" Dharma Vish Tulu [18]
2017 "Dhool Yebbussro" Raj Vishnu Arjun Janya Kannada [19]
2018 "Birthday" Rangula Ratnam Sricharan Pakala Telugu [20]
2018 "Namde Lifu" Edakallu Guddada Mele Ashic Arun Kannada [21]
2019 "Rum Rum Rurum (Psychedelic Song)" Mataash S.D. Aravinda Kannada [22]
2019 "Heartalli" Chanaksha Abhimann Roy Kannada [23]
2019 "Nadu Naachide" Naguva Nayana Karthik Pai Kannada [24]
2019 "Payanava" Premier Padmini (film) Arjun Janya Kannada [25]
2019 "Taasha" Kushka (film) Abhilash Gupta Kannada [26]
2019 "Shaane Top Agavne" Sinnga Dharma Vish Kannada [27]
2019 "Mussanje-EDM " Paaravvana Kanasu Tharun Symonds Kannada [28]

Albums[edit]

Sangeetha Rajeev wins the Best Playback Singer at Kannada International Music Awards, KiMA
Year Album Name Composer Language
2013 "Sarvasva" [29] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2016 "Chan Se Udi" [30] Sangeetha Rajeev Hindi
2017 "Kare" [31] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2018 "Tu Hi" [32] Sangeetha Rajeev Hindi
2018 "Ee Sala Cup Namde (RCB Anthem)" [33] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2018 "Zindagi" [34] Sangeetha Rajeev Hindi
2018 "Nan E Life" [35] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2019 "Hai Salaam" [36] Sangeetha Rajeev Hindi

Awards[edit]

Sangeetha Rajeev wins the Best International Pop Song at Global VIMA, 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Year Award Title
2019 VIMA Music Awards, Asia Best Pop Song (Winner)
2019 VIMA Music Awards, Asia Best Indian Song (Nominee)
2018 Kannada International Music Awards Best Playback Singer (Nominee)
2018 Kannada International Music Awards Best Music Video (Nominee)
2014 Kannada International Music Awards Best Playback Singer (Winner)
2012 Radio City (Indian Radio Station) Super Singer Runner Up
2008 Star India Asianet Suvarna Confident Star Singer

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