Sangeetha Rajeev

Sangeetha Rajeev, also known as SaRa is an Indian singer, stage performer and composer. She won the Best International Pop Singer of the year at the VIMA Music Awards 2019 in Malaysia.[1] She is the first Independent Artist from Karnataka to collaborate with Sonu Nigam for a Kannada Track called "Neene Neene" [2] which was also released in Hindi as "Tuhi Tuhi". Her track "Nee Hinga Nodabyada" which was sung, composed and performed by Sangeetha Rajeev remains one of the biggest viral Kannada Independent tracks [3] She introduced the genre ಕ Pop and is setting examples to many upcoming artists in Karnataka. Her independent tracks are featured in MTV (Indian TV channel) and BBC Asian Network United Kingdom.

Sangeetha Rajeev
Sangeetha Rajeev Photo Shoot
Sangeetha Rajeev Photo Shoot
Background information
Born23 October
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
OriginIndia
Genresಕ Pop, Pop, Bollywood, Electronic dance music (EDM) Indian folk music
Occupation(s)Singer, Composer, Actress
Years active2010 – present
LabelsIndependent Musician

In 2022 she entered the Telugu Independent music scene with her single "Naa Raju" which was supported by the Tollywood industry and launched by the legendary RP Patnaik, Sricharan Pakala, Noel Sean, Rahul Sipligunj and Rollrida.

On the World Music Day, 2022 she was featured by YouTube India on the front page of Deccan Herald and Financial Express representing Karnataka and Creating For India.

Singing and Composing WorkEdit

Sangeetha started her career from Kannada films. She was introduced to this industry by the music composer Dharma Vish. She sang a song in the film Aane Pataaki for which she also won the best playback singer award the same year. She was then introduced to the Tollywood industry by the Kshanam music composer Sricharan Pakala and director Shreeranjani through actor/producer Nagarjuna's home production Annapurna Studios. She started her Telugu film career with the film Rangula Ratnam where she sang the Birthday (Tic Toc) song and became the voice of Sithara (actress). She has also sung in the Bollywood film Simply Ek Love Story.

She has also produced and composed many independent singles in the Kannada and Hindi languages, including "Nee Hinga Nodabyada".[3] Her single "Neene Neene" was a collaboration with Sonu Nigam[4]

 
Sangeetha performing at Pro Kabbadi

Early lifeEdit

Sangeetha Rajeev was born Bangalore to a musical family. Her father S Rajeev was a bank manager, who had to move to Mumbai on an official transfer. She along with her family moved to Mumbai at the age of 6 where she spent most of her childhood. In Mumbai she was trained in Bharatnatyam and Carnatic classical music. She is also trained in Hindustani classical music.

EducationEdit

Sangeetha did most of her schooling in Mumbai. Sangeetha graduated in information science engineering. She then moved to England to work before returning to India to pursue music.[5]

 
Sangeetha in London during her early days

InfluencesEdit

One of SaRa's early musical influences was her mother herself, M K Sharadamba,[6] who is a Carnatic classical musician. SaRa is highly influenced by western music and considers Mariah Carey & the late great Michael Jackson to be her western influences.[7] She considers herself to be one of the biggest admirers of Sunidhi Chauhan.

 
Sangeetha felicitated in London

Selected Film songsEdit

Year Title Film / Album Composer Language Source
2013 "Yentane taragathi" Aane Pataaki Dharma Vish Kannada [8]
2013 "Thinbedakami 2" Lucia (2013 film) Poornachandra Tejaswi Kannada [9]
2014 "Haule Haule" Simply Ek Love Story Karthik Vijay Hindi [10]
2015 "Ali Baba" Rebel Jassie Gift Kannada [11]
2015 "Namma ee aata" Aadhya Jeevan Reddy Kannada
2016 "Bijili Krishna" I Dash You Adil Nadaf Kannada
2016 "Hero cylce nalli nanu" Bhujanga Poornachandra Tejaswi (composer) Kannada [12]
2016 "Khushi" Looty Dharma Vish Tulu [13]
2017 "Dhool Yebbussro" Raj Vishnu Arjun Janya Kannada [14]
2018 "Birthday" Rangula Ratnam Sricharan Pakala Telugu [15]
2018 "Namde Lifu" Edakallu Guddada Mele Ashic Arun Kannada [16]
2019 "Rum Rum Rurum (Psychedelic Song)" Mataash S.D. Aravinda Kannada [17]
2019 "Heartalli" Chanaksha Abhimann Roy Kannada [18]
2019 "Nadu Naachide" Naguva Nayana Karthik Pai Kannada [19]
2019 "Payanava" Premier Padmini Arjun Janya Kannada [20]
2019 "Taasha" Kushka (film) Abhilash Gupta Kannada [21]
2019 "Shaane Top Agavne" Sinnga Dharma Vish Kannada [22]
2019 "Mussanje-EDM" Paaravvana Kanasu Tharun Symonds Kannada [23]
2020 "Moodanada Surya" Gule Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada [23]
2020 "Oora Bittu" Gule Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada [23]
2021 "I Love You" Feat Puneeth Rajkumar Namma Hudugaru Abhimann Roy Kannada [24]
2021 Late Late Puncture Manasa Holla Kannada [25]

AlbumsEdit

 
Sangeetha Rajeev wins the Best Playback Singer at Kannada International Music Awards, KiMA
Year Album Name Composer Language
2013 "Sarvasva" [26] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2016 "Chan Se Udi" [27] Sangeetha Rajeev Hindi
2017 "Kare" [28] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2018 "Tu Hi" [29] Sangeetha Rajeev Hindi
2018 "Ee Sala Cup Namde (RCB Anthem)" [30] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2018 "Zindagi" [31] Sangeetha Rajeev Hindi
2018 "Nan E Life" [32] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2019 "Hai Salaam" [33] Sangeetha Rajeev Hindi
2020 "YML" [33] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2020 "Thank You Maa" [34] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2020 "Wedlock Down" [35] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2020 "Nee Hinga Nodabyada" [36] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2020 "Neene Neene" [37] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2020 "Tuhi Tuhi" [38] Sangeetha Rajeev Hindi
2020 "Ena Maadali" [39] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2021 "Noda Noda" [40] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2021 "Appa" [41] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2021 "Nee Hinga Nodabyada 2" [42] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2021 "Nannatta Soodamaku" [43] Sangeetha Rajeev Telugu
2021 "Nannatta Soodamaku 2" [44] Sangeetha Rajeev Telugu
2021 "Naa Muttidella Chinna" [45] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2022 "Lovvu Lovvu" [46] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada
2022 "Naa Raju" [47] Sangeetha Rajeev Telugu
2022 "Nan Raja" [48] Sangeetha Rajeev Kannada

AwardsEdit

 
Sangeetha Rajeev wins the Best International Pop Song at Global VIMA, 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Year Award Title
2008 Star India Asianet Suvarna Confident Star Singer
2012 Radio City (Indian Radio Station) Super Singer Runner Up
2014 Kannada International Music Awards Best Playback Singer (Winner)
2018 Kannada International Music Awards Best Music Video (Nominee)
2018 Kannada International Music Awards Best Playback Singer (Nominee)
2019 VIMA Music Awards, Asia Best Indian Song (Nominee)
2019 VIMA Music Awards, Asia Best Pop Song (Winner)

JudgingEdit

Year Reality Show Brand
2020 Music Star TikTok India
2021 Radio City Super Singer (Season 12) Radio City 91.1FM

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ [newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/2020/oct/05/beats-from-the-heart-2205774.html]
  3. ^ a b "After song goes viral, Sangeetha Rajeev to be part of virtual concert for noble cause". The New Indian Express.
  4. ^ "Beats from the heart". The New Indian Express.
  5. ^ "Playback Singer Sangeetha Rajeev Shares Journey After A Spinal Injury". Youth Ki Awaaz. 4 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Let's get rocking in Kannada". The New Indian Express.
  7. ^ "Our flautist can make you head bang, says Sangeetha Rajeev, Kannada rock band singer". The News Minute. 21 March 2015.
  8. ^ "sangeetharajeev.com". ww12.sangeetharajeev.com.
  9. ^ "Lucia (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Poornachandra Tejaswi". 10 June 2013 – via music.apple.com.
  10. ^ "Simply Ek Love Story (2014) - Movie | Reviews, Cast & Release Date in greater-noida - BookMyShow". in.bookmyshow.com.
  11. ^ "Rebel | Audio JukeBox | Feat. Aadithya, Sanjana | New Kannada" – via www.youtube.com.
  12. ^ "Hero Cycle by Hemanth & Sangeetha Rajeev". 16 January 2016 – via music.apple.com.
  13. ^ First Kannada movie to have Tulu Songs sung by Sangeetha Rajeev
  14. ^ "Raj Vishnu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP by Arjun Janya". 23 June 2017 – via music.apple.com.
  15. ^ "Rangula Ratnam (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Single by Sricharan Pakala". 9 January 2018 – via music.apple.com.
  16. ^ "Namde Lifu by Sangeetha Rajeev". 10 April 2018 – via music.apple.com.
  17. ^ "Rum Rum Rurum (Psychedelic Song) by Tejasvi Haridas, Sangeetha Rajeev & Abhijith Kishan". 30 November 2018 – via music.apple.com.
  18. ^ "Heartalli Song | Chanaksha Kannada Movie Songs | Dharma Keerthiraj, Archana Rao | Abhimann Roy" – via www.youtube.com.
  19. ^ "Nadu Nachide Song | Naguva Nayana Short Film | Karthik Pai | Sangeetha Rajeev | Balaji Prasad V" – via www.youtube.com.
  20. ^ "Premier Padmini Audio JukeBox | Jaggesh | Ramesh Indira | Shruti Naidu | Arjun Janya" – via www.youtube.com.
  21. ^ "Taasha (From "Kushka" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". 14 June 2019 – via open.spotify.com.
  22. ^ "Shaane Top Agavne (Full Song) - Sinnga - Download or Listen Free - JioSaavn". 13 July 2019 – via www.jiosaavn.com.
  23. ^ a b c "Mussanje-EDM by Abhilash Gupta & Sangeetha Rajeev". 12 August 2019 – via music.apple.com.
  24. ^ "Puneeth Rajkumar's Latest Song - I Love You - Lyrical Video | Namma Hudugaru | Niranjan,Abhimann Roy" – via www.youtube.com.
  25. ^ "MOVIE:PUNCTURE|LateLate Song|SINGER:Sangeetha Rajeev| MUSIC DIRECTOR: ManasaHolla| LYRICS:Rajeswari" – via www.youtube.com.
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  28. ^ "Kare - Single by Sangeetha Rajeev". iTunes. 29 December 2017.
  29. ^ "Tuhi - Single by Sangeetha Rajeev". iTunes. 23 February 2018.
  30. ^ "12th Man Anthem - Sangeetha Rajeev ft. Sorted Diaries | Ee Sala Cup Namde | RCB Anthem | Fan Anthem" – via www.youtube.com.
  31. ^ "Zindagi - Single by Sangeetha Rajeev". iTunes. 23 October 2018.
  32. ^ "Nan e Life - Single by Sangeetha Rajeev". iTunes. 23 June 2019.
  33. ^ a b *[1]
  34. ^ "SANGEETHA RAJEEV - Thank You Maa | Mother Song | Latest Song 2020" – via www.youtube.com.
  35. ^ "WEDLOCK DOWN - Sangeetha Rajeev | Official Music Video | Rohith | Vasu Dixit | 4K Full HD" – via www.youtube.com.
  36. ^ "NEE HINGA NODABYADA - Sangeetha Rajeev | Official Music Video | Uttar Karnataka Folk | 4K Full HD" – via www.youtube.com.
  37. ^ "Neene Neene - Sangeetha Rajeev | Sonu Nigam | Starring Shine Shetty | Official Teaser Video" – via www.youtube.com.
  38. ^ "TUHI TUHI - Sangeetha Rajeev | Official Music Video | Starring Shine Shetty" – via www.youtube.com.
  39. ^ https://www.kannadarap.com/sangeetha-rajeev-ena-maadali-folk-party-anthem-lyrics/
  40. ^ "NODA NODA - Sangeetha Rajeev | Official Music Video | Kannada Song" – via www.youtube.com.
  41. ^ "APPA - Sangeetha Rajeev | Official Music Video | Kannada Song" – via www.youtube.com.
  42. ^ "NEE HINGA NODABYADA 2 (Kannada Remix) - Sangeetha Rajeev | Official REMIX Video 2021" – via www.youtube.com.
  43. ^ "Nannatta Soodamaku - Single by Sangeetha Rajeev". 30 August 2021 – via music.apple.com.
  44. ^ "Nannatta Soodamaku 2.0 - Single by Sangeetha Rajeev". 30 August 2021 – via music.apple.com.
  45. ^ "Manju Pavagada dances his way into a music video - Times of India". The Times of India.
  46. ^ "LOVVU LOVVU - Sangeetha Rajeev | Official Music Video | Kannada Folk Song". YouTube.
  47. ^ "NAA RAJU - Sangeetha Rajeev | Official Music Video | Telugu Folk Song". YouTube.
  48. ^ "NAN RAJA - Sangeetha Rajeev | Official Music Video | Kannada Folk Song". YouTube.

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