From someone who belonged to the small town of Muzaffarpur in Bihar, to suddenly getting popular with her chartbuster song ‘Banno Tera Swagger’ (Tanu Weds Manu Returns), singer Swati Sharma has come a long way. With many new singers entering the market on their sheer talent, Swati is someone who is grounded and believes that nothing pays off like hard work. The singer who has sung for films like ‘Anarkali of Aarah’, ‘Direct Ishq’, ‘Saansein’, ‘Ek Tera Saath’, ‘Freaky Ali’, ‘Tutak Tutak Tutiya’, and ‘Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’, has worked with popular Bollywood musicians like Sonu Nigam, KK, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Arijit Singh, Ash King, Nikhil D’Souza, Aman Trikha, Brijesh Sandilya.
Asking about her journey in the world of music and she says, “It is important to be versatile in these days. Gone are those days when a particular genre would be associated for a musician. I love to sing across all genres – romantic, pathos, rock, soft rock, dance numbers and more. My life revolves around music and I feel that it is important to just keep working hard without losing hope.”
She credits her success to Tanishk Bagchi of Tanishk Vayu musical duo fame, who composed music for Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Tanishk offered her a chance to sing for the film. She says, “Tanishk ji had just called me to sing a scratch song and I did not even know that the song would be for Kangana Ranaut. He has always motivated me, Tanishk ji gave me the path on which now i am following my dreams”.
Having started singing when she was in her fourth grade, Swati used to be highly influenced by Adnan Sami and his songs. Her parents then motivated her to pursue her talent further. The singer has got primary knowledge of music from her father and then got proper knowledge of Indian classical music from her guru ji shri pankaj maharaj ji and also got degree of sangeet visharad in Indian classical music from Prachin Kala Kendra Chandigarh. She say’s struggle in this industry never ends all we can do is keep on learning growing and working hard for our goals patiently .