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Suman Sridhar is a prominent Indian poet, singer, and songwriter. She was born and raised up in Mumbai. She attended St. Anthony’s Girls High School in Chembur. Music came from her roots; her father is a self-thought harmonium and table player, while her mother is a trained classical (Carnatic and Hindustani) singer. When she turned 14, she and her family shifted to New Jersey, U.S.A. She took a degree in Western Music and Women’s & Gender Studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Lauryn Hill and Busta Rhymes were Suman’s early music influences. She had worked in theatre, films, and performance art. Suman co-founded the eclectic pop-jazz-rock duo, Sridhar/Thayil, in 2008. Jeet Thayil is a poet, songwriter, and guitarist from Kerala.

According to the Rolling Stone magazine, the duo redefines the Indie music in India. Their first album, STD, was released in 2012 and the track, Punk Bhajan, was included in Rolling Stone’s 25 Greatest Indian Rock Songs of the Last 25 Years. Jeet later took a hiatus after their album was released and Suman has written and performed solo pieces with the help of just a looper and keyboard at music festivals like NHZ Weekender (2013) and Zero Festival (2014). As a writer-director-performer, her original theatre productions include The Flying Wallas: Opera Noir (2009) and Yoni Ki Baat (2003). Some of her art & sound design works include Transformation 19124 (2012), Tejal Shah’s Between the Waves (2012), The Kochi Intervention (2014), and many more.

She earned both critical and commercial acclaim crossing naturally between genres, languages, cultures, and music. She also earned reputation in the Bollywood industry as a remix specialist and was referred as “Remix Aunty.” She made her interpretations of few classic Hindi films such as OP Bayyar’s Jata Kahan Hai Deewane from Guru Dutt’s 1956 Hindi film, CID, which she recorded and renamed as “Fifi” for the soundtrack of the 2015 period crime-drama film, Bombay Velvet. She also recorded music for films like Aisha (2010), Luv Ka The End (2011), 404 Error Not Found (2011), Shaitan (2011), Talaash (2012), and Jaundya Na Balasaheb (2016). She earned the Google-INK Trailblazer’s Grant 2014 for establishing a multimedia opera and merged it with Tamil folk music. In 2016, she co-produced and debuted in Natasha Mendonca’s documentary-fiction film, Ajeeb Aashiq. This film was screened at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam, where she earned a nomination for Bright Future Award.

Akshma Chaudhary Hindi Actress

Akshma Chaudhary

Akshma Chaudhary is a female Bollywood singer who sings only in Hindi. She has performed various live shows in different cities and states and has also shared the stage with many celebrities. She is a fabulous singer and is also known for being the finalist of Indian Idol 6. Nothing has been known about Akshma’s family history and childhood. She became famous after being one of the finalists of Indian Idol 6. Indian Idol is a reality show that has been shown in India on Sony entertainment television. Created by Simon Fuller and presented by mini Mathur the show has various well- known singers of Hindi industry as its judges. Akshma was a contestant on season 6 of this show which has been shown in 2012. She was also one of the finalists of Sur- Kshetra which is another reality show shown on the channel Sahara one. Sur- Kshetra is an India- Pakistan TV show providing a platform to the upcoming singers of both the countries where the participants have been judged by the very famous Himesh Reshammiya and Atif Aslam. The other TV show she has been a contestant on is X- factor again displayed by Sony entertainment. She grabbed the position among the top 25 participants of this musical show which provides the opportunity to them to prove and improve their talents individually irrespective of age, background or genre. She was also a theatre finalist of the third season of Indian Idol. Besides these, she was a competitor of the finals of super singer radio city 91.1 FM and also in the voice of Delhi. She has also won various singing competitions and received many awards. She has performed as a lead artist in different cities and states which include Bhopal, Bangalore, Dehradun, Hyderabad, Allahabad, Pune, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Goa, Agra, Bombay, Bareilly, etc. She has done a total of such 500 live shows and recordings in India. She has also shared the stage with acclaimed singers like Udit Narayan which was shown LIVE on Doordarshan. One of her biggest dreams is to meet the veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar. Residing and working in Delhi Akshma is not yet a film singer but is known for the singing wholeheartedly. She is well known for mesmerizing her audiences with her voice and performance and leaving them engrossed. She works to perform at corporate events, weddings, private parties, religious functions, and campus and charity events and has experience of over nine years in it. She is a proud forward-looking person ready to face all kinds of ups and downs in life.

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