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Bollywood singer Anwesshaa who is known for her honeyed rendition of ‘Banarasiya’ in the movie ‘Raanjhanaa’ (2013) is all excited after getting award for her song ‘Kuch baatein’ from her latest Indipop album ‘Lafz Unkahe’. She says, “My song was nominated in the ‘World Beat’ category and it was declared the winner of ‘Akademia Award’ USA”.
Anwesshaa, who is just 23 years old had started formal training in Hindustani classical (vocal) at the age of 4 under Guru Shri Jayant Sarkar, senior most disciple of Pundit Ajoy Chakraborty (Patiala Gharana), has till date sung around 350 songs in 320 films in different languages.
Anweessha has sung for films like ‘Golmaal Returns’, for Music Director – Pritam, ‘I’m 24’ for Jatin Pundit, ‘Dangerous Ishq’ for Himesh Reshammiya, ‘Luv U Soniyo’ for Vipin Patwa, ‘Ranjhanaa’ for A. R. Rahman,‘Rowdy Rathore’ (Background vocals),‘Kaanchi’, for Ismail Darbar (a duet with Sonu Nigam), ‘Revolver Rani’, for Sanjeev Shrivastav, ‘Guru Dakshina’ for Ismail Darbar, ‘The Expose’ and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo for Himesh Reshmmiya and ‘Do Lafzon Ki kahani’ for Babli Haque.
Among her forthcoming films are ‘Just Tigdam’ for Ismail Darbar, ‘Suparinama’ for Kaushal Mahavir, an Untitled film for Avishek, ‘Nia’ for Shankar-Ehsan-Loy (a duet with Arijit Singh) and ‘The Final Encounter” (a duet with Shaan). Anwesshaa has also sung for films in Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali, Bhojpuri, Punjabi and Rajasthani.
Anwessha has extensively toured and performed in various countries all over the world including USA, New Zeland , Bangladesh (Dhaka), UAE , Qatar Canada ,UK ,Oman and Thailand and has won various awards including Star Parivar Award – 2010, Singer of the Series Award– For Music ka Maha Muqabla 2010 (Star Plus),Big Music Award – 2009 (92.7 Big FM) – Most Promising Young Talent, Rising Star Award – 2011 (92.7 Big FM), Mirchi Music Award (East) 2013 and Filmfare Award (East) 2013 – Best Female Playback Singer.