Kavita Seth is a Hindi playback singer born in Uttar Pradesh. She was born on September 14, 1970. The singer even lends her voice in Ghazals and Sufi music. She was a disciple of Ustad Ahmed Ali Khan. She started her career by performing on All India Radio and Doordarshan. Kavitha Seth drew inspiration from works of Sufi poets and singer. Also, she has rendered many compositions and her voice often blends in the Sufi culture of the Indian subcontinent. In popular film songs, she won acclaim for the song of Iktara, which is from the movie
Wake Up Sid
and Tum Hi Bandhu from the film Cocktail.
Kavita has recorded several albums of her own for Times Music, Sa Re Ga Ma companies too. She has even won best playback singer in Filmfare for her song ‘Gunja Sa Ik Tara’ in movie ‘Wake Up Sid’ in 2009 and Star Screen Award for best female playback. Many composers have requested her to sing item songs in many movies, but she has been refusing to lend her voices thinking that she is not meant for those kinds of songs. She did not acquire the mindset to accept Western Music but later she did pick up the Western Music style in a formidable way.
Her main preference in Indian music is that a song must have a good lyrics to render a soulful song. Before making her debut as a professional singer, she used to perform in public shows and musical concerts. Once she became a noted playback singer, she had performed at live shows in London, Berlin, Oslo, Stockholm and other places across the world. While performing in an international music concert held in Delhi, she was noted by
, who introduced her to the world of playback singing in the film industry. She got her first break in film ‘
’. Later she got to sing even in Anurag Basu’s film ‘
’ (2006), ‘
’(2010) and ‘
Yeh Mera India
Though, as a singer she has not done many playbacks singing for movies. She has concentrated more on her Sufi style of singing and penetrated the musical album world ina worthy manner.