Lisa Mishra

Lisa Mishra is an Indian American singer and songwriter. She is best known for her reprise version of the song Tareefan in the 2018 Indian film Veere Di Wedding.[1] Since then, Lisa has worked on songs like the Wakhra Song from the 2019 film Judgementall Hai Kya,[2] a duet with Arjun Kanungo on Nadaaniyaan in the film The Sky Is Pink and also the party-anthem Chandigarh Mein from Good Newwz.[3]

Lisa Mishra
Birth nameLisa Mishra
BornBerhampur, Odisha, India
Occupation(s)singer, songwriter, musician
LabelsVYRL Originals, Universal Music India

Lisa was born in Berhampur, Odisha and raised in Chicago. She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois[4] with a double-major in Economics and Religion[5] and completed an internship with the Pluralism Project at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[6] Lisa started her own YouTube channel in 2007 when she was 13.[7] Her first studio experience was while lending vocals on the track "All We Got" on “Coloring Book (mixtape)” by Chance the Rapper.[7] In 2017, she collaborated with Jamila Woods to create the theme song of the Emmy-nominated web series Brown Girls.[5][8] On May 19, 2018, she uploaded a video on her Instagram handle singing a mashup of the Hindi song Tareefan and Let Me Love You. The mashup caught Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s attention. Mishra was flown down to India where she recorded and shot for the reprise version of the song for the movie Veere Di Wedding, along with the other stars.[9]

In 2019, Lisa signed with VYRL Originals, part of Universal Music India for non-film music.[10][11] In May 2019, Lisa collaborated with composer-singer Vishal Mishra on Sajna Ve.[12] Lisa has also sung on Running Back To You, an uptempo dance/house record by Goa based producer and DJ Anish Sood released in 2020.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "How data analyst Lisa Mishra from Chicago became a Bollywood sensation overnight, thanks to Sonam Kapoor". Elle (India). 1 June 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao Show 'Wakhra Swag' In New Judgementall Hai Kya Song". News18. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Good Newwz song 'Chandigarh Mein' is a party anthem featuring Akshay, Kareena, Kiara and Diljit in a nightclub". First Post. 27 November 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Leap of Faith".
  5. ^ a b "Lisa Mishra: A Name You Should Get Used to Hearing in the Music Industry". Browngirl magazine. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Leap of Faith | Illinois Wesleyan". www.iwu.edu. Retrieved 2020-04-18.
  7. ^ a b "From $10 webcam to 'Tareefan' - the journey of Lisa Mishra!". The Times of India. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Women of color call the shots in the Chicago-based webseries Brown Girls". Chicago Reader. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Musician and viral sensation Lisa Mishra on what makes her life so beautiful". Elle (India). 14 August 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Online sensation Lisa Mishra signs exclusively with VYRL Originals". AdGully.com. 18 May 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Universal Music Makes India Appointments, Develops Non-Film Label". Variety. 27 February 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Vishal Mishra unites with singer Lisa Mishra for his first single, Sajna Ve". The Times of India. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Anish Sood's new track is sure to get you grooving". The Times of India. 4 March 2020. Retrieved 31 March 2020.