Lady Kash is a Singaporean Indian female rapper/songwriter. Kash has founded a multifaceted company AKASHIK. Born as Kalaivani Nagaraj, she began her musical journey when she was four years old, by writing her own nursery rhymes. At the age of 9, she was writing and practicing poetry and when she was 14, she produced rap demos.
She created a fake rap profile on MySpace and uploaded her rap demos to meet American rappers online and learn from them. Kash’s talent was noticed by a radio station in the UK through her MySpace page and aired her music for the first time. She joined Saradha Vidianand Das, known as Krissy, another rapper from Singapore to form a rapper duo as Lady Kash and Krissy. In 2012, the duo parted separate ways on agreement to pursue individual interests.
When she was 20, she ended her tertiary education in Singapore and enrolled herself to study audio production in the field of Recording Arts in Chennai, India. Lady Kash wrote the rap lyrics for the song “Irumbile Oru Irudhaiyam” and sang alongside the Oscar and Grammy-Winning composer A. R. Rahman for the movie Endhiran. It went on to become the first ever Tamil soundtrack album to enter and top the US/UK iTunes charts. In 2010,A.R Rahman invited her to sing the Official Theme Song for The famous World Classical Tamil Conference for the year 2010, "Semmozhiyaana Thamizh Mozhiyaam”. The lyrics was by the then Chief Minister for the state of Tamil Nadu in India and she was the youngest and only female rapper among over 60 other esteemed singers and musicians from all over India .In 2016,Lady Kash joined A.R. Rahman, Karthik and
Virat Kohli to kickstart Premier Futsal with the pulsing anthem “Naam Hai Futsal”. She has rocked many stages at events such as A. R. Rahman’s Infinite Love and Nenje Ezhu series of concerts,
Yuvan Shankar Raja’s KLIMF and Anirudh Live shows.
Her rendition of “Neruppu Da” from the Superstar Rajnikanth’s Kabali was a viral hit on the audio label Think Music India’s Channel. Kash continued to collaborate with many talented composers such as Yuvan Shankar Raja, Harris Jeyaraj,
Dharan Kumar and
Joshua Sridhar. Kash won awards for the International Female Rapper (Tamil & English) by Raindrops organization for International Women’s Day 2013. The award was presented by A. R. Raihanah, sister of A. R. Rahman. She was also awarded the Social Media Music Champion award in 2013 and the best genre bender award in 2014 for the track “Oh Penne” from Anirudh’s “
Vanakkam Chennai” at Voice International Music Awards (VIMA).