Sangeetha Rajeev

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Sangeetha Rajeev
Sangeetha Rajeev Studio shot.jpg
Background information
Born23 October
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
OriginIndia
Genresಕ Pop, Pop, Bollywood, Electronic dance music (EDM) Indian folk music
Occupation(s)Singer, Composer, Actress
Years active2010 – present
LabelsBelieve Music
Websitewww.sangeetharajeev.com

Sangeetha Rajeev, also known as SaRa is an Indian singer, stage performer and composer. She won the Best International Pop Singer of the year at the VIMA Music Awards 2019 in Malaysia.[1]

Singing and Composing Work[edit]

Sangeetha started her career from Kannada films. She was introduced to this industry by the music composer Dharma Vish. She sang a song in 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 music composer Sricharan Pakala and director Shreeranjani through actor/producer Akkineni Nagarjuna's home production Annapurna Studios. She started her Telugu film career with the film Rangula Ratnam where she sang the Birthday (Tic Toc) song and became the voice of Sithara (actress). She has also sung in the Bollywood film Simply Ek Love Story.

She has also produced and composed many independent singles in the Kannada and Hindi languages, including "Nee Hinga Nodabyada".[2] Her latest release "Neene Neene" was a collaboration with Sonu Nigam and actor Shine Shetty.[3]

Sangeetha performing at Pro Kabbadi

Early life[edit]

Sangeetha Rajeev was born Bangalore to a musical family. Her father S Rajeev was a bank manager, who had to move 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 was trained in Bharatnatyam and Carnatic classical music. She also trained in Hindustani classical music.

Education[edit]

Sangeetha did most of her schooling in Mumbai. Sangeetha graduated in information science engineering. She then moved to England to work before returning to India to pursue music.[4]

Sangeetha in London during her early days

Influences[edit]

One of SaRa's early musical influences was her mother herself, M K Sharadamba,[5] 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.[6] She considers herself to be one of the biggest admirers of Sunidhi Chauhan.

Sangeetha felicitated in London

Selected Film songs[edit]

Year Title Film / Album Composer Language Source
2013 "Yentane taragathi" Aane Pataaki Dharma Vish Kannada [7]
2013 "Thinbedakami 2" Lucia (2013 film) Poornachandra Tejaswi (composer) Kannada [8]
2014 "Haule Haule" Simply Ek Love Story Karthik Vijay Hindi [9]
2015 "Ali Baba" Rebel Jassie Gift Kannada [10]
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 [11]
2016 "Khushi" "Looty" Dharma Vish Tulu [12]
2017 "Dhool Yebbussro" Raj Vishnu Arjun Janya Kannada [13]
2018 "Birthday" Rangula Ratnam Sricharan Pakala Telugu [14]
2018 "Namde Lifu" Edakallu Guddada Mele Ashic Arun Kannada [15]
2019 "Rum Rum Rurum (Psychedelic Song)" Mataash S.D. Aravinda Kannada [16]
2019 "Heartalli" Chanaksha Abhimann Roy Kannada [17]
2019 "Nadu Naachide" Naguva Nayana Karthik Pai Kannada [18]
2019 "Payanava" Premier Padmini (film) Arjun Janya Kannada [19]
2019 "Taasha" Kushka (film) Abhilash Gupta Kannada [20]
2019 "Shaane Top Agavne" Sinnga Dharma Vish Kannada [21]
2019 "Mussanje-EDM" Paaravvana Kanasu Tharun Symonds Kannada [22]
2020 "Moodanada Surya" Gule Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada [23]
2020 "Oora Bittu" Gule Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada [24]

Albums[edit]

Sangeetha Rajeev wins the Best Playback Singer at Kannada International Music Awards, KiMA
Year Album Name Composer Language
2013 "Sarvasva" [25] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2016 "Chan Se Udi" [26] Sangeetha Rajeev Hindi
2017 "Kare" [27] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2018 "Tu Hi" [28] Sangeetha Rajeev Hindi
2018 "Ee Sala Cup Namde (RCB Anthem)" [29] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2018 "Zindagi" [30] Sangeetha Rajeev Hindi
2018 "Nan E Life" [31] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2019 "Hai Salaam" [32] Sangeetha Rajeev Hindi
2020 "YML" [33] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2020 "Thank You Maa" [34] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2020 "Wedlock Down" [35] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2020 "Nee Hinga Nodabyada" [36] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2020 "Neene Neene" [37] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2020 "Ena Maadali" [38] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada

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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