Gowry Lekshi is an Indian singer and songwriter. She composes her tunes and performs at stage shows. She is an Indie-pop music lover and believes in creating her songs. Her dream is to collaborate with alternative music bands such as Coldplay, Mutemath, and Lianne La Havas. She loves RnB, Country, and contemporary music. She took birth in a quaint village named Cherthala, Alappuzha, in Kerala.
Her work is rare, and nowadays this quality is seldom seen in the industry. Music attracted her since she was young; at the age of three, she took her first training in Carnatic Sangeet. She trained under multiple gurus including the likes of Syamala Venkataramani, Vaikom Vasudevan Namboothiri, S.K. Suma, etc. At 11, she started taking Hindustani music classes from Vijay Sursen and Fayaz Khan.
At a tender age, Gowry had already explored two genres of pure Indian music. In 2012, she composed a song called Sakhiya, it got appreciation from filmmaker Roshan Andrews, and he featured it in the Mohan Lal starrer movie Casanova. At just fifteen years of age Gowry’s work had been a part of a Malayalam film. She became the youngest lyricist and composer to become a part of the South Indian cinema. It made her famous among music lovers, and she got a lot of media attention.
At 17, she trained in Western Classical under the guidance of Augustine Paul. Later, she enrolled in the RLV College of Fine Arts and Music to get a Bachelor in Arts (Music) degree. In 2013, she declared her official debut in Lal Jose’s directorial
Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal. The music direction done by
Prashant Pillai featured Gowry as a playback singer for the song Orkaathe Mayaathe.
She shared the vocal with
Charan Raj and Karthik. In 2015, she got another opportunity
Anil Radhakrishnan Menon directorial Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi. The tracks composed by Rex Vijayan had Gowry and Maqbool Mohammed’s vocals in a song.
The duo recorded a melody named Aayiram Kaalamai. The young singer’s USP is her ability to pen down lyrics, compose them, and make it into a song. She got attention at a young age, and therefore she started performing at gigs and events. Her music depicts the essence of nature and her stories. In an interview she stated that she does not fix a genre before writing lyrics of a song, it comes to her mind naturally.