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Encyclopedia > Alisha Chinai
Alisha Chinai

Background information
Birth name Sujata Chinai
Born March 18, 1972 (1972-03-18) (age 35)
India
Genre(s) Indipop, playback singing
Occupation(s) Singer
Instrument(s) Vocalist
Years active 1988-current

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Biography

Born in 1972 as Sujata, she is popular as Alisha Chinai (shortened to Alisha). She is also known as the "Indian Madonna" (she was first known as Babydoll but an image change later resulted in the "Madonna" moniker). A little known fact is that Sujata changed her name to that of her cousin's daughter Alisha (also Chinai) after she was born. Alisha Chinai (her cousin's daughter) is now a fashion accessory designer in India with her label Beā Accessories. This article is about the American entertainer. ...


Career

Chinai was discovered by veteran music director and composer Bappi Lahiri. They had many disco hits together in many films in the 1980s including Dance Dance, Commando, Guru, Love Love Love etc. When she started her career with him, she was doing playback singing for many actresses, such as Smita Patil, Mandakini, Sridevi, Juhi Chawla, Madhuri Dixit and Divya Bharati etc. In 1985, Alisha sang with Remo Fernandes in tha album Old Goan Gold. The songs she sang in this album became very popular. Bappi Lahiri or Alokesh Lahiri (b. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Dance Dance is an Indian Bollywood movie released on May 29, 1987, directed and produced by Babbar Subhash. ... Love Love Love is an Indian Bollywood movie released on August 4, 1989, directed and produced by Babbar Subhash. ... A playback singer is a singer whose song is pre-recorded for use in films. ... Smita Patil (Marathi:स्मिता पाटील) (1955 – 13 December 1986) was a leading Bollywood actress from the 1970s to the 1980s in both Hindi and Marathi cinema. ... Mandakini (Hindi: मंदाकिनी)(IPA: ITRANS:mandAkinI) (born 1969, as Janki Roy) is a former Bollywood actress. ... Sridevi (Tamil: ஸ்ரீதேவி) also known as Sreedevi Ayyapan, was born on August 13, 1963 in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. ... Juhi Chawla (Hindi:  ; Urdu: , born 13 November 1967 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India) is an award-winning Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. ... Madhuri Dixit (Marathi: माधुरी दीक्षित) (born as Madhuri Shankar Dixit to a Marathi Chitpavan Brahmin family on May 15, 1967) is an award winning Indian Bollywood actress and one of the biggest stars of the Indian film industry. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Remo Fernandes is a popular pop/rock/Indian fusion artist and playback singer from the state of Goa, India. ...


In the 90s, she took on working in different films, collaborating with other music directors, such as Anu Malik and Nadeem-Shravan. Anu Malik (Hindi: ) is a music director in the Hindi (or Bollywood) film industry. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Alisha (center) as a judge in Indian Idol-3 alongside Javed Akhtar & Udit Narayan

Throughout these years, she had numerous Bollywood hit songs, including Tere Ishq Mein Nachenge (Raja Hindustani), Roundhe (Pyar Tune Kya Kiya), Sona Sona Roop Hai (Bollywood/Hollywood), and the controversial Mujhe Log Bole (Khud-daar). Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Indian Idol is a popular television show on Indian television, a singing talent contest to determine the best undiscovered young singer in the country. ... Javed Akhtar (Urdu: جاوید اختر, Hindi : जावेद अखतर), born January 17, 1945, is an Urdu and Hindi (Hindustani) poet, lyricist and scriptwriter from India. ... Udit Narayan Jha, popularly known as Udit Narayan is a well-established playback singer in the Hindi and Tamil language film industries as well as in Nepali cinema. ... Raja Hindustani is a 1996 Bollywood movie directed by Dharmesh Darshan. ... Bollywood/Hollywood is a 2002 film by Indo-Canadian director Deepa Mehta. ...


Simultaneously with playback singing, she has recorded many songs as a pop singer, with album releases. Chinai was noted for her 1996 hit single and album, titled "Made in India", which contains another well-known song, "Lover Girl". However, her follow-up albums were less successful.


Alisha's comeback to film music was with the song "Oh My Darling" in the Yash Raj Film Mujhse Dosti Karoge. She then teamed up several times with Anu Malik after stating she would never work with him again in 1995 as Anu Malik attempted to molest her. [1] Yash Raj Films (YRF) is a company set up by Yash Chopra, an Indian film director and producer. ... Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (Hindi: मुझसे दोस्ती करोगे, Urdu: مجھسے دوستی کروگے, translation: Will you be my friend?) is an Indian Bollywood movie released on August 9, 2002 directed by Kunal Kohli and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra. ... Anu Malik (Hindi: ) is a music director in the Hindi (or Bollywood) film industry. ...


In 2005, she had one of her highest career points came with the song Kajra Re (Bunty Aur Babli). The song was a hit and Alisha won her first Filmfare Best Female Playback Award. Nominated for best song in 2005 in India, the song Kajra Re, which in English translation means kohl-lined eyes, was a big hit. ... Bunty Aur Babli (Hindi: बंटी और बब्ली, Urdu: بنٹی اور ببلی, English: Bunty and Babli), released in 2005, is an Indian Bollywood film directed by Shaad Ali and starring Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, and Amitabh Bachchan. ... The Filmfare Best Female Playback Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films. ...


Alisha is currently a judge on Indian Idol 3. Indian Idol is a popular television show on Indian television, a singing talent contest to determine the best undiscovered young singer in the country. ...


Also, Alisha had just done her new album called Shut up n kiss me which features great songs such as "Tra la la" and "Dil goes boom." As well as doing her own album she also teamed up with Apache Indian to do 1 song called "Chumke Chumke." Apache Indian is the stage name of the reggae dee jay/toaster, Steven Kapur (born 11 May 1967, Handsworth, Birmingham). ...


Awards

  • Alisha received the 51st Filmfare Best Female Playback Award for the song "Kajra Re" from the film Bunty Aur Babli in the year 2005.[2]
  • Alisha received the International Billboard Award around the time "Made in India" came out,[3] and also won the Freddie Mercury Award for Artistic Excellence.
  • Internationally, Alisha received attention when her song "Seulement Vous" won first place at the International Song Festival "Asia 2004". It was the first victory for India in the Song Contest.

Bunty Aur Babli (Hindi: बंटी और बब्ली, Urdu: بنٹی اور ببلی, English: Bunty and Babli), released in 2005, is an Indian Bollywood film directed by Shaad Ali and starring Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, and Amitabh Bachchan. ...

Partial Discography

  • Jadoo
  • Aah!… Alisha
  • Lover Girl
  • Baby doll
  • Madonna
  • Bombay girl
  • Made in India
  • Om Namah Shivay
  • Alisha
  • Shut Up N Kiss Me

Selected Songs

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References

  1. ^ itsybitsy
  2. ^ 51st Filmfare Awards filmfareawards.indiatimes.com Retrieved on 29-08-2007
  3. ^ Alisha going global outlookindia.com Retrieved on 29-08-2007

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Indian Artiste - Alisha Chinai (172 words)
Alisha Chinai, the undisputed Queen of Indipop, and the dil ki rani of many a fan.
Alisha entered the Indian music scene at a time when Indipop was an unknown concept.
In fact, Alisha came to be recognised as the pioneer of Indipop.
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