A Eurasian by birth, Anaida is of Greek and Persian descent. She is a double graduate, an accomplished painter, a gifted dancer and a talented pop and playback singer. She is also a noted performer, actor, writer/poet, director and producer. She is a multi-linguist and has earned her name in advertising conceptualizer and creative exponent of the fine arts as well.
Her first step in the entertainment industry was, when she won the Indian Dance Championship. She had taken part in numerous acting and choreographic competitions. Later, she got the job of a radio jockey and became the first ever FM radio jockey in India. She appeared the first time as a child artist in the movie, ‘Tum Karo Vaada’, which was released in 1993. She did the role of ‘Raadhika’ in this romantic movie.
During 1995, she released her first single, ‘Hotline’, at the age of 16 only, which was quite a success and made her a pop star. The success of ‘Hotline’, encouraged her and she came out with her next album, titled ‘Love Today Nahi Asaan’, which became the highest selling debut album. It was the first pop album which was choreographed by renowned choreographer Saroj KhanBorn with an inborn talent, Saroj Khan is one of t >> Read More.... The song, ‘Dil Le Ley’ in this album, earned Anaida the nomination of the best female vocalist as well.
The next single album was ‘Fever’, which was highly appreciated by critics then. She also sang the title track for the Diva Awards titled as ‘Diva’. In 1996, she appeared with her album ‘Nazuk Nazuk’. The album included the sensational hit track ‘Oova Oova’. Her second video ‘Hoo Halla Hoo’ is credited to be the first animated video to be ever produced in India. It is quite interesting to know that the famous 'Hakuna Matata’ has been sung by her and Baba Sehgal, for Walt Disney's 'The Lion KingClick to look into! >> Read More...' (Hindi version). In 1997, she sang a song, titled ‘Anaida’ along with the established pianist and composer ‘Stefanos Korkolis’ for his album. The song was sung in Hindi as well as in Greek. The song later, became the part of the album, ‘The Greatest Hits of Anaida’. In 1997 itself, Anaida crooned a song titled, ‘Quest’, which was in English, for a comedy Bollywood movie, ‘Bombay Boys (released in Sep 1998). The year also saw the 50th Independence Day of our nation, when Anaida caroled her another track, ‘Hum Sab Ek Hain’. In 1999, she came with her album ‘Chori Chori’, comprising traditional folk music. The album was much appreciated.
She has also sung for many south Indian movies. Her other hit tracks, include, ‘Mailu Mailu’ (from Arabic album, ‘O Malu Malu’), ‘Oonchi Neechi’, ‘Kaachi Kali’ and ‘Diwani Diwani’. This highly talented performer has sung in around 11 different languages including national and international languages so far. She is known for her fusion style incorporating Persian, Middle Eastern, Southern European, and Indian styles of music. She has also participated in a reality show, ‘Iss Jungle Se Mujhe BachaoIss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao is an adaptation of the >> Read More...’, which was aired from July 2009 to Sep 2009 on Sony TV. Her last Hindi album was ‘Nayaa’ which came in 2006.