Anmol Malik

Anmol Malik (pen name Audrey Piano) is an Indian author, singer, and songwriter who works in the Indian Film Industry.

Anmol Malik
Anmol Malik at the airport in 2018.jpg
EducationEnglish Language
Creative Writing
Computer Science
Film
Alma materUniversity of Warwick, England
OccupationAuthor, Singer, Lyricist, Composer
Years active1995–present
Parent(s)Anu Malik[1]

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

After graduating from the University of Warwick, Malik returned to India and worked in the Creative Development department at Disney UTV. Following a stint as an assistant director with Rohan Sippy, Malik went on to become a junior copywriter[2]with Leo Burnett Worldwide in India and worked on the Tide (brand) campaign for the South Asian market. She eventually became Head of the Script Department[3] at Yash Raj Films and worked on films such as Mardaani and Dum Laga Ke Haisha.

AuthorEdit

In 2020, Malik made her debut as an author with the book Three Impossible Wishes[4] published by HarperCollins. A young-adult romantic comedy, the book was praised by actor Ayushmann Khurrana for being "Totally cheeky, completely hilarious and endlessly charming.[5]"

 
Three Impossible Wishes at a bookstore[6]

According to a positive review by Scroll.In, the book is "A breezy campus romance that is a reminder of a life that college students are missing in the lockdown."[7]


Under her pen name she has written several pieces of micro-fiction for Terribly Tiny Tales, a popular storytelling platform with over 12 million readers.[8] In 2019, she was invited to write two pieces of short fiction for their third book titled With Love released by Penguin Books.[9]


After making it to the Amazon Best Reads list[10] Malik was chosen to write for the Amazon Kindle platform where she produced the pieces titled Audrey & Adam[11] and Things You Learn In A Different City.[12]

 
Malik's original work for Amazon Kindle[13]


For Bound India's Jotted platform, Malik wrote The Visitor,[14] an excerpt from a longer piece of work that has piqued the interest of fans. She was also a guest on their podcast[15] Books And Beyond for the episode "Writing Genre-Bending Romantic Comedies"[16]

 
Malik at her Terribly Tiny Tales book launch[17]

She has also written for several publications including Mansworld, In Defence Of 'I'm Too Busy'[18]

Authored Works
For Title Role
Terribly Tiny Tales/ Penguin Books Dear John Author
Terribly Tiny Tales/ Penguin Books To The Boy On The Last Bench Author
HarperCollins Three Impossible Wishes (book) Author
Amazon Kindle Audrey & Adam Author
Amazon Kindle Things You Learn In A Different City Author
Man's World (magazine) In Defence Of I'm Too Busy Author
Bound India's Jotted The Visitor Author

SingerEdit

Malik began her singing career by lending her voice for the movie Biwi No.1. She went on to record her first vocal track at the age of five. This was followed by other movies where Malik sang as a child artist, such as Mela and Badal.[19]

In the year 2006, director J.P.Dutta cast her as the singer for lead actress Aishwariya Rai in the movie Umrao Jaan. Her next release was the song "Chal Mera Hath Pakad Le" from the Satish Kaushik movie Teree Sang. During the film's pre-release the song gained popularity after Malik's impromptu live performance on the music reality show Indian Idol.[20]

At the age of 16, Malik sang "Talli" from the movie Ugly Aur Pagli, a fusion of grunge and rap music. The song debuted at the No.1 position and remained the top dance song for that year.[21]

Malik's discography includes various popular songs such as "Suno Suno" from Gali Gali Chor Hai,[22] "Big Fat Indian Wedding" from the movie Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai, "Ek Mulaqat" from the movie Sonali Cable. She also sang the Western Version of "Old School Girl" from the movie Tanu Weds Manu Returns in 2015.[23] Recently Malik sang "Time Lagaya Kaiko" in Welcome Back.[24]

In October 2015, her first indie single as a singer, "Lamhein", an official adaptation of Coldplay's "Paradise", was released under EMI Records India. The music was recreated by her father, Anu Malik, and the lyrics were penned by Manoj Muntashir. A music video, directed by Mohit Suri, featured Malik and Mohit Marwah.[25]

Malik launched her first English single "Let Me Come Home" in February 2017; the song is written, composed and sung by her. Malik put the song on YouTube first, where it grabbed the attention of the programming execs at VH1.[26]

She was one of the composers for the 2017 Hindi-language Indu Sarkar.

SongwriterEdit

After her graduation from university, Malik released the English single "The Graduation". The song was only released online.[citation needed]

DiscographyEdit

Year Movie Song(s) Music Director(s)
1996 Diljale (Child Artist) Anu Malik
1998 Chhota Chetan Jo Tum Kaho (Child Artist) Anu Malik
1999 Biwi No.1 Mujhe Maaf Karna (Child Artist) Anu Malik
2000 Mela Mela Dilon Ka (Celebration), (Child Artist) Anu Malik
2006 Umrao Jaan Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Na Kijo Anu Malik
2008 Ugly Aur Pagli Talli, Shut Up, Aa Nachle Anu Malik
2009 Teree Sang Chal Mera Hath Pakad Le Anu Malik
2010 Pyaar Impossible 10 on 10 Salim-Sulaiman
2012 Gali Gali Chor Hai Suno Suno Anu Malik
2012 Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai Big Fat Indian Wedding Anu Malik
2013 Bajatey Raho Naagin Dance Jaidev Kumar
2014 Sonali Cable Gannu Rocks, Ek Mulaqat Mickey McCleary, Jubin Nautiyal
2015 Tanu Weds Manu Returns Old School Girl (Western Version) Krsna Solo
2015 Welcome Back Time Lagaya Kaiko Anu Malik
2015 Lamhein Music Video Anu Malik
2016 Housefull 3 Pyar Ki Shaarib-Toshi
2017 Let Me Come Home Let Me Come Home Anmol Malik
2017 Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai! Music Video Anmol Malik
2017 Begum Jaan "Holi Khelein" Anu Malik
2018 Jiya Na Jaye "Music Video" Anmol Malik
2018 Tum Hi Toh Ho "Music Video" Anu Malik
2019 Alvida Phir Kyun Kaha "Song" Anu Malik

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nair, Vipin (13 April 2017). "Music Review: Begum Jaan". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Anmol Malik". HarperCollins Publishers India. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  3. ^ Baddhan, Raj (14 May 2014). "Anu Malik's daughter to supervise scripts at Yash Raj Films". BizAsia | Media, Entertainment, Showbiz, Brit, Events and Music. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Three Impossible Wishes". HarperCollins Publishers India. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Anmol Malik debuts as an author". outlookindia.com/. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  6. ^ "ANMOL M on Instagram: "This absolutely unexpected message from @granthbookstore on a gloomy rainy Saturday definitely made me cry. It's SUCH a big deal to see…"". Instagram. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  7. ^ Malik, Anmol. "This breezy campus romance is a reminder of a life that college students are missing in the lockdown". Scroll.in. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Terribly Tiny Tales on Instagram: "Audrey Piano (@audreypiano) from London writes a #Select [ musing ] 'Sometimes'. #terriblytinytales #writersofttt #microfiction…"". Instagram. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  9. ^ "With Love". Penguin Random House India. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  10. ^ "ANMOL M on Instagram: "AVERAGE ARYA made it to the AMAZON BEST READS list???? 😱😭 She climbed the list pan India?! This feels completely unreal. Unreal. •…"". Instagram. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Audrey and Adam". www.amazon.in. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  12. ^ "To Be An Indian Student Abroad: Or Things You Learn When You Study In A Different City:". www.amazon.in. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  13. ^ "ANMOL M on Instagram: "Thank you @amazondotin for choosing my sci-fi flash fiction piece as an Amazon Kindle Featured Read. Huge honor! Here's 'Audrey And Adam'.…"". Instagram. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  14. ^ "The Visitor: A Short Story". BOUND. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  15. ^ "Books and Beyond with Bound: New podcast blurs the lines between readers and writers in a 'thriving literary culture' - Living News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 20 April 2020. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  16. ^ S2, Ep 05: Anmol Malik - Writing Genre-bending Romantic Comedies - Books and Beyond with Bound, retrieved 6 October 2020
  17. ^ "ANMOL M on Instagram: "So chuffed to be published. Thank you for letting me do this @ttt_official @penguinindia . You guys are better than straight-from-the-oven…"". Instagram. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  18. ^ "In Defence Of I'm Too Busy". 30 June 2020. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  19. ^ "Anmoll Mallik: I'm the most comfortable in a recording studio". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  20. ^ "Anmol Malik's Live Performance of Nagin". MissMalini. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  21. ^ Second generations with talents. India Today. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  22. ^ Gali Gali Chor Hai Lyrics. Glamsham. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  23. ^ 10 Youngsters with music in their bko. BollywoodHungama. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  24. ^ Welcome Back Music Review. KoiMoi. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  25. ^ "This version of Coldplay's Paradise by Anmol Malik is becoming a rage".
  26. ^ "Anmol Malik's 'Let Me Come Home' in VH1 International Music Charts". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 28 July 2017.

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