Shweta Pandit

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Shweta Pandit
Shweta Pandit at Esha Deol's wedding at ISCKON temple 22.jpg
Shweta Pandit at Esha Deol's wedding ceremony, June 2012
Background information
Birth name Shweta Pandit
Genres Playback singer, performing artist, actor, composer
Occupation(s) Singer, actor
Years active 1999–present

Shweta Pandit[1][2] is a popular Bollywood playback/recording vocalist, songwriter, composer, performing artist and actress.[3] She has also recorded songs for various Telugu and Tamil film songs.

At the age of four, Shweta worked with Indian composer, Ilayaraja for the award-winning film Anjali, which was re-recorded in Hindi. She dubbed for the lead role in the film in Hindi.[4]

Music career[edit]

She had her breakthrough with Yash Raj Films and Aditya Chopra's Mohabbatein (2000) with five songs at the age of 12. She was chosen to sing in the film, after she auditioned for the final selection among almost 500 singers. Her debut record album Main Zindagi Hoon released when she was only 16 years old with EMI Virgin Records, India. Becoming the youngest Indian-Pop star. She released 3 videos from this album, featuring herself. Her other albums include Aplam Chaplam. She sang and featured for various television commercials.

In 2012, she sang her first Tamil song for the movie Vettai for composer Yuvan Shankar Raja.[5] and "Billa II" and "Aadhibhagavan" getting her the finest reviews for her renditions. In 2011, Shweta collaborated with popular Punjabi singer and actor Harbhajan Mann for the song Sun Mere Chann Mahiya for the album Heer Ranjha (OST).[citation needed]

Television[edit]

Her first reality television show as a playback singer in 2008, Mission Ustaad on Channel 9x, was produced by the United Nations and judged by A. R. Rahman and Javed Akhtar. The show was one of the biggest television series presented by the United Nations and had accomplished singers from Bollywood performing together for various causes for the United Nations.[citation needed] She has also tried her hands on acting. She was last seen playing a noticeable role in Anil Kapoor's 24 (Indian TV series)

Live performances[edit]

In 2009-10: Shweta Pandit is now a part of 2009 Oscar Winner, A R Rahman's – "Jai Ho Journey Home Concert – World Tour". Performing with the Music Legend as a leading vocalist, around the world, including India, Australia, US, UK and the Middle East and Asia.[citation needed]

Shweta performed the track "Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire with AR Rahman on 11 December 2010 in Oslo, Norway in an event which hosted by Denzel Washington and Anne Hathaway and attended by the King of Norway.[citation needed]

Featured commercials and acting career[edit]

Shweta Pandit Productions has also released the debut album of Shrradha Pandit's Teri Heer in October 2008, with Sony Music, India. She featured in the CocaCola Commercial (TVC) featuring Cricketer Gautam Gambhir and directed by acclaimed Dibakar Banerjee.

She had a small role (as "Alice") in February 2013 in the film David, directed by Bejoy Nambiar.[6]

Awards and achievements[edit]

Discography[edit]

Bengali[edit]

  1. Gangster (2015) - Jare Jare Mon

Hindi[edit]

Telugu[edit]

Tamil[edit]

Punjabi[edit]

Dubbing[edit]

Spiritual and Sanskrit devotional albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shweta Pandit (5 July 2013). "Shweta Pandit". Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Shweta Pandit infosite". Cinemawale.com. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Songs of Shweta Pandit-Bollywood Songs". Jhunkar.com. 6 July 1986. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Shweta Pandit: High notes of success". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Would love to sing more Tamil songs: Shweta". IBN Live. ibnlive.in. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Singer Shweta Pandit turns chawl girl for David". NDTV.com. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 

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