Tulsi Kumar is a playback singer from the family of T Series founder Gulshan Kumar. Gulshan Kumar had taken the music industry by storm when he used to re-make the old melodious songs of Lata Mangeshkar. Gulshan Kumar and Anuradha Paudwal had become the popular re-mix face in Mumbai. After Gulshan Kumar’s death, T series is now run by his son Bhushan Kumar. His daughter Tulsi Kumar is a playback singer. She has taken a keen interest in playback since her childhood and her dream became true when she was introduced by Himesh Reshammiya. Himesh had a soft corner for this singer as he had also grown up a music director due to T Series backing. Even Tulsi’s debut was under Reshammiya’s baton in ‘Humko Deewana Kar Gaye’ some time back. But she came to the spotlight with her soulful numbers in ‘Dabangg’ that was picturized on Sonakshi Sinha and Salman Khan. Some of her hit songs include: ‘Tum Jo Aaye’ from the movie ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai’, which she sang along with Raha Fateh Ali Khan; another hit song of her was the song ‘Mujhe Teri’ from the film ‘Paathshaala’. She had sung for all T Series banner production like Aashiqui 2 (2013). She was heard in Singham (Kuch To Hota Hai).
During her childhood, she used to listen to songs in TV and hum those tunes. This made her father think that her daughter could become an aspiring singer. He, then, trained Tulsi to learn classical music. She is trained under musicians like Pandit Vinod Mishra and Pandit Satyanarayan Mishra. When she was 19 years old, she felt that she could make her debut in Bollywood. But it was when she was 21, she got her first song recorded (Janabe Janiya from Aksar). Her association with Music composer like Pritam and Himesh Reshammiya is indeed incredible. Film director Vidhu Vinod Chopra had even praised this young singer after hearing her number ‘Tum Jo Aaye’ (from ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbai’). She also likes to sing for Bengali films and done some melodious numbers. Her upcoming movies for which she has rendered her voice include ‘ Roy’ and 'Ek Paheli Leela’. She also performs on international stages. Her dream is to do a fast-paced peppy numbers. She has sung with singers like Shaan, Zubeen Garg, Neeraj Sridhar, Arjit Singh and Krishnakumar Kunnath. It may be noted that T Series has a turnover in excess of $4.2 million and maintains a network of more than 2500 dealers. T. Series is a popular music brand that exports its cassettes to 24 countries in overseas.
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