Alisha Chinai, formerly known as Alisha Chinoy, is an Indian pop singer known for her albums as well as playback singing in Hindi cinema.
She is best known for her songs with
Anu Malik during the 1990s. Her most successful and popular song is Made in India released in 1995.
Chinai in 2009
Background information Birth name Sujata Chinai Also known as Alisha, Alisha Chinai, Baby Doll,Indian Madonna, Alisha Chinoy Born 18 March 1965 Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Genres Indipop, playback singing Occupation(s) Singer Years active 1985–present Career
Alisha's initial albums for HMV include
Jaadoo, , Babydoll and Aah... Alisha! . Made in India Alisha was introduced to Hindi film music by the veteran music director and composer  Bappi Lahiri. They had many disco hits together in many films in the 1980s including " Tarzan", , Dance Dance Commando, Guru, , etc. When she started her career with him, she was Love Love Love playback singing for many leading actresses, such as Karisma Kapoor, Smita Patil, Mandakini, Sridevi, Juhi Chawla, Madhuri Dixit, Divya Bharti. In 1985, Alisha sang 2 Songs with Remo Fernandes in the album In Old Goan Gold Konkani. She also recorded a song for Pankuj Parashar's film Jalwa (1987), composed by Anand-Milind. One of her biggest hits during the 80s was "Kaate Nahin Katthe" ( ) in 1987, which she recorded with Mr. India Kishore Kumar under the music direction of Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Another successful track in 1989 was "Raat Bhar Jaam Se" from the film , which had music by Tridev Kalyanji-Anandji and Viju Shah.
In the 90s, she took on working in different films, collaborating with other music directors, such as
Anu Malik, Anand-Milind, Rajesh Roshan and Nadeem-Shravan. Throughout these years, she had several Bollywood hit songs, including "Dhak Dhak Dhak" with Aditya Pancholi ( ), "Jalta Hai Badan" ( Maha-Sangram ), "Tere Ishq Mein Nachenge" ( Balwaan ), "Chaa Raha Hain Pyaar Ka Nasha" ( Raja Hindustani Chandramukhi), "Roundhe" ( Pyar Tune Kya Kiya), "Sona Sona Roop Hai" ( ), "Mouje Mein" ( Bollywood/Hollywood Karobaar), "De Diya" ( Keemat), "Ruk Ruk Ruk" ( ) and the controversial "Sexy sexy sexy Mujhe Log Bole" ( Vijaypath Khuddar).
She did an album with
Lesle Lewis called with hit song like "De de" released in 1994.
Simultaneously, she recorded many songs as a pop singer, with album releases. Chinai was noted for her 1995 hit single and album, titled Bombay Girl Made in India, which was composed by Biddu. Made in India went on to become one of the highest selling pop albums of its time and Alisha became a household name. This album contains well-known songs like, "Aaja Mere Dil Mein", "Ek Baar Do Baar", "Sun O Meri Dhadkan", "Tu Kahan", "Ooh La La", "Tu Jo Mila", "Dhokha Diya Hai Re Tune Mere Dil" and "Lover Girl". With its success, Alisha announced her departure from playback singing and wanted to concentrate only on private pop albums. However, her follow-up albums were less successful. This was also the period when she got into a major controversy with the man who recorded several hit songs with her, Anu Malik. During the release of Made in India, Alisha had accused Anu Malik of molesting her. While some claim it was a publicity stunt by the singer to promote her album, Anu Malik and Alisha did not work for several years, only to reunite in 2003 with .
Alisha's comeback to film music was with the song "Oh My Darling" in the
Yash Raj Film . Through the 2000–2009 decade, she recorded primarily with Mujhse Dosti Karoge! Himesh Reshammiya, Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Pritam. After her controversy with Anu Malik in the 90s, she patched up with him to record for a number of films starting with , Ishq Vishk , Fida , No Entry , Love Story 2050 Maan Gaye Mughle Azam, , Ugly Aur Pagli and Chehraa Kambakht Ishq.
In 2005, her career reached a new high when she sang "
Kajra Re" ( ). The song was a hit and won Alisha a Bunty Aur Babli Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer.
Alisha was a judge in
and is a judge in Zee TV's Indian idol 3 Star ya Rockstar with Anu Malik.
Awards Alisha received the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award for the song "Kajra Re" from
in 2005. Bunty Aur Babli  Alisha received the International Billboard Award around the time came out, Made in India and also won the Freddie Mercury Award for Artistic Excellence.  Personal life
Alisha Chinai is a
Gujarati. She was married to her manager Rajesh Jhaveri and is now separated. 
 Partial discography Studio albums Jaadoo
My angel blue
Rootho na humse
Kabhi na raat
Tum meri zindagi ho
Jaadoo Aah Alisha
Kiss ko dil doon
Rootho na hum se
Tarzan my Tarzan
Vote for Alisha Seulement vous (Only you)
Ishq se ishq
Woh pyaar mera
Don't want your love
Aai teri yaad
Can you dance Shutup n kiss me (Ravi Bal mix)
Sohneya aaja (Smedrock dance refix)
Tra la la- tere pyaar mein (3si Ibiza mix)
Dil goes boom (Mumbai mix)
Meri jaan mujhe kehke
Silsila (Jazzed up mix)
Shutup n kiss me (Ravi Bal hiphop refix)
Sohneya aaja (Sli Booty mix)
Sooni meri kalai
Be my lady
Shutup n kiss me (Cheeky Monkee refix) Selected hit songs "Made in India" (
) Made in India, 1995 "Dil Ye Kehta Hai (I Love You)"(
, 1991) Phool Aur Kaante "Jumbalakka" (
, 1999) Thakshak "Panch Vorsam" (
Konkani, Old Goan Gold, 1985) "Rajan Ani Prema" (
Konkani, Old Goan Gold, 1985) "Zooby Zooby" (
) Dance Dance "Let's Do It" (
) Jalwa "Kaate Nahin" (
) Mr. India "Raat Bhare Jaam se" (
) Tridev "Dhak Dhak" (
) Maha Sangram "Cha Raha Hain" (
) Chandramukhi "Sexy Sexy" (
) Khuddar "Tu Shama Main Parwana Tera" (
) Khiladi "Ruk Ruk Ruk" (
) Vijaypath "Bambai Se Rail Chali" (
) Zaalim "My Adorable Darling" (
) Main Khiladi Tu Anari "Ure Baba" (
) Bambai Ka Babu "Tere Ishq Main Nachenge" (
) Raja Hindustani "Krishna Krishna" (
) Insaaf "De Diya Dil Piya" (
) Keemat "Tinka, Tinka" (
) Karam "Pyaar Aaya" (
) Plan "Mehboob Mere" (
) Plan "Oh My Darling!" (
, 2002) Mujhse Dosti Karoge "Rang Rang Mere Rang Rang Mein" (
, 2002) Bollywood/Hollywood "Chot Dil Pe Lagi" (
, 2003) Ishq Vishk "Dil Ko Hazar Bar" (
, 2004) Murder "Maine Jisko Chaha" (
, 2004) Fida "Hamnasheen" (
, 2004) Dobara "Tinka Tinka" (
Karam, 2005) "
Kajra Re" ( ) Bunty Aur Babli, 2005 "Ishq Di Gali" (
, 2005) No Entry "Dil Chura ke Mere" (
, 2005) No Entry "Yeh Ishq Mein" (
, 2005) No Entry "Abhi toh mein" (
,2006) The Killer "Aaj Ki Raat" (
, 2006) Don "Touch Me" (
, 2006) Dhoom 2 "It's Rocking" (
, 2007) Kya Love Story Hai "Ticket To Hollywood" (
, 2007) Jhoom Barabar Jhoom "Lover Boy" (
, 2008) Love Story 2050 "Bebo" (
, 2009) Kambakkht Ishq "Tera Hone Laga Hoon" (
, 2009) Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani "Jiyara Jiyara" (
, 2010) Prince "Dilruba" (
, 2007) Namastey London "Dil Tu Hi Bataa" (
, 2013) Krrish 3 "You Are My Love" ("
Krrish 3",2013) "Gori chori cori" ( Aflatoon, 1997) References
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Indipop Rock 'n' Rule 1 QO r It has been in arrival mode ever since Alisha -L-/0 J Chinai's Jaadu hit platinum. Ten years on, her Made in India sparked the music video boom. India believed it had found a Madonna clone, while in Daler Mehndi's energetic warbling, they thought folk — or a reasonable simulacrum — had achieved record-busting status. But film music remains indomitable, accounting for 65-75 per cent of sales,
51st Filmfare Awards Archived 3 January 2013 at Archive.is filmfareawards.indiatimes.com Retrieved 29 August 2007
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