Neha Bhasin

Neha Bhasin (born 18 November 1982) is an Indian professional singer known for her works in Indian pop, and Bollywood. Apart from Hindi, she has recorded songs in many Indian languages including Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi and Marathi.[1] Neha started her career in 2002 as a member of the very successful Indian pop group Viva.[2] VIVA was the first all-girls band group of India chosen by Channel [V] as part of reality show Coke [V] Popstars and along with Neha other band members were Anushka Manchanda, Pratichee Mohapatra, Mahua Kamat and Seema Ramchandani.[3] Viva made an entry into the Limca Book of Records for being the 1st debut band to pull in over 50,000 people for their first concert. After the success of two albums – Viva and Viva Reloaded[4] and 8 videos, the band split in 2004.[5][6]

Neha Bhasin
Neha Bhasin grace at the special screening of Lust Stories (01) (cropped)
Bhasin at the special screening of Lust Stories in 2018
Background information
Born 18 November 1982 (age 35)
New Delhi, India
Genres playback singing, Indipop
Occupation(s) Singer
Website twitter.com/nehabhasin4u

Early life

Neha Bhasin was born in Delhi to Ashok Bhasin and Rekha Bhasin. She went to Frank Anthony Public School and won her first singing competition singing Mariah Carey's song Hero at the age of 9. Ever since she was a child she was sure that she wanted to become a popstar.[7] To put her dreams into reality she joined Shiamak Davar's dance academy to learn various dance forms. She also took vocal classical training from Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan.[8]

Personal life

Neha Bhasin married Sameer Uddin, a music composer, in a western wedding in Tuscany, Italy on October 23, 2016.[9]

Breakthrough

Neha was attending Lady Sri Ram College when she auditioned for Coke [V] Popstars in 2001 and won the competition to form India's first all girls Viva (band) along with four other girls.[10]

Awards and honours

Year Category Song and Film Award Result
2007 Best Playback Singer – Female Pesugiren Pesugiren (Satham Podathey) – Tamil Vijay TV Awards[11] Won
2008 Best Playback Singer – Female Kuch Khaas Hai (Fashion) Filmfare Awards[12] Nominated
2009 Best Playback Singer – Female Atu Nuvve (Current) – Telugu Music Mirchi Awards South Awards Nominated
2011 Musical Sensation of the Year Dhunki (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan) Stardust Awards[13] Won
2011 Best Playback Singer – Female Dhunki (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan) Screen Awards Nominated
2011 Best Playback Singer – Female Dhunki (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan) Apsara Awards Nominated
2011 Best Playback Singer – Female Dhunki (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan) Zee Cine Awards Nominated
2011 Best Playback Singer – Female Dhunki (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan) People's Choice Awards Nominated
2011 Best Playback Singer – Female Poraney Poraney (VAAGAI SOODA VA) – Tamil FILMFARE SOUTH Awards Nominated
2011 Best Playback Singer – Female Hello Hello (Dhada) – Telugu FILMFARE SOUTH Awards Nominated
2011 Best Playback Singer – Female Hello Hello (Dhada) – Telugu Music Mirchi Awards South Nominated
2011 Female Vocalist of The Year Dhunki (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan) Mirchi Music Awards[14] Nominated
2014 Best Playback Singer – Female Aww Tuzo Mogh Kortha (1 Nenokkadine) – Telugu GAMA TOLLYWOOD MUSIC AWARDS[15] Won
2014 Best Playback Singer – Female Aww Tuzo Mogh Kortha (1 Nenokkadine) – Telugu SIIMA Awards Won
2016 Best Playback Singer – Female Jag Ghoomeya (Sultan) – Hindi Stardust Awards[16] Won
2016 Female Vocalist of The Year Jag Ghoomeya (Sultan) – Hindi Mirchi Music Awards[17] Nominated
2017 Best Playback Singer – Female Jag Ghoomeya (Sultan) – Hindi Filmfare Awards Won
2017 Best Playback Singer – Female Jag Ghoomeya (Sultan) – Hindi ZeeCine Awards Won
2017 Femina Women Jury Award in the Music and Performing Arts Jag Ghoomeya (Sultan) – Hindi Femina Women Awards Won
2018 Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Telugu Swing Zara ([Jai Lava Kusa]]) – Telugu Nominated
2018 Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Punjabi Paani Ravi Da ([Lahoriye]]) – Punjabi Filmfare Awards - Punjabi for Best Playback Singer – Female Won

Accolades

  • Kuch Khaas Hai from the movie Fashion topped the charts when it got released in 2008 and still is one of the top romantic songs.[18]
  • Dhunki from the movie Mere Brother Ki Dulhan starring Katrina Kaif won many awards.[19]
  • Neha has worked with many established Music Directors and sung blockbuster hits for Pyaar Impossible, Daddy Cool, Hari Puttar, Gunday, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Force, Neerja, Sultan
  • Neha has given many hits in South with superhit Music Directors – Devi Sri Prasad and Yuvan Shankar Raja. With Yuvan, her biggest hits are Sei Yedhavathu Sei from the movie Billa and Yogi Yogi Thaan from the movie Yogi[20]
  • Poraney Poraney crooned by Neha Bhasin for the movie Vaagai Sooda Vaa received a lot of appreciation from the audience.[21]
  • Aww Tuzo Mogh Kortha (2014) which had music by Devi Sri Prasad became the biggest Telugu hit of the year.[22]

International collaborations

  • Neha collaborated with Malaysian Hip Hop star Emcee Jesz for the song "THANIYE". The song has over 300,000 views on YouTube alone. It was also nominated for "Best Collaboration" at the RADIO RAGA AWARDS in Malaysia (2008–09).[23]
  • Neha is the first Indian female singer to endorse Sennheiser – The leading German brand for microphones and other audio equipment[24][25]

TV and film

Independent releases

Tabaah

Neha established her childhood dream with the release of her debut album Tabaah with Beatfactory music, an independent label.

Apple Bottoms

  • International sports brand Reebok collaborated with Neha Bhasin for the launch of the fast-paced, groovy number Apple Bottoms. The music video garnered 650,000 views on YouTube alone and 100,000 views on timesofindia.com in just 1 week of its release.[31]
  • Apple Bottoms was nominated at Indian Music Academy Awards 2011 in the category of "Best Non-Film Track of the Year".[32]

Tera Mera

  • Tera Mera was released in July 2012 as a single, with a Black and White video. It is written by Neha Bhasin, music by Sameer Uddin and promoted and released by Reliance Big Entertainment. It received more than 300,000 views within 30 days of its release.
  • Neha released an unplugged version of Tera Mera on Valentine's Day 2013. It was a coloured version and she spreads her love for all her fans through the special song.[33]

Latthe Di Chadar Digitally powered by One Digital Entertainment and composed by Sameer Uddin, Neha released her first Punjabi folk song Latthe Di Chadar in 2014 and received great reviews.[34]

Bajre Da Sita Directed, produced and composed by Sameer Uddin, Neha released her next Punjabi Folk Song Bajre Da Sita in January 2015. The video was produced by Imaginary Friend Films and 5 am Audio.[35]

Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki In Feb 2015, Neha Bhasin released her cover version of the very popular Punjabi song Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki. A trip to Vietnam inspired Neha to perform a cover of this song in the lush green fields at Vietnam.

Kuch Khaas Hai Unplugged On 30 April 2015, Neha Bhasin released the unplugged version of her own song Kuch Khaas Hai from the movie Fashion. This song was featured on Priyanka Chopra and Arjan Bajwa. It was originally composed by Salim-Sulaiman and sung by Neha and Mohit Chauhan.[36]

Aansu Bhari Hai On 12 June 2015, Neha Bhasin released her rendition of song Aansu Bhari Hai from the movie Parvarish. This song was originally sung by Mukesh and picturised on Raj Kapoor. The song was rearranged by Sameer Uddin.[37]

Akh Kashni On 18 August 2015, Neha Bhasin released Akh Kashni on her official verified Facebook page NehaBhasin4u,[38] another addition to her Punjabi folk project. Two days later on 20 August 2015 Akh Kashni was released on YouTube. Akh Kashni is an old folk song often sung at Punjabi Weddings.[39] The music is produced by Sameer Uddin and music video is directed by Piyush Ragani.

Nai Jaana On 22 April 2016, Neha Bhasin released brand new folk rendition of Nai Jaana[40] on her official YouTube channel NehaBhasin. The music is produced by Sameer Uddin and music video is directed by Prayrit Seth. The music video also featured Jitin Gulati and Bikramjeet Kanwarpal. The song is also available on Gaana.com

Madhaniya On 13 June 2016, Neha Bhasin released Madhaniya,[41] a Punjabi folk song dedicated to Bidai ceremony in Indian marriages on her official YouTube channel NehaBhasin. The music is produced by Sameer Uddin and music video is directed by Prayrit Seth. The theme of the video is "The girl musically wails and wonders about the irony of her life. Born to someone, and taken away by another, just because she weaves the dreams of marriage" The music video featured real life marriage scenes submitted to her by her fans. The song is also available on Gaana.com

Laung Gawacha Neha Bhasin released her own Punjabi folk rendition of popular Punjabi song Laung Gawacha[42] on 4 October 2016 on her official YouTube channel NehaBhasin. The music is produced by Sameer Uddin and Raghav Mehta while music video is directed by Piyush Raghani. The song is also available on Gaana.com

Shudai Composed and sung by Neha Bhasin, Shudai[43] released one day prior to Valentine's day on 13 February 2017 on her official YouTube channel NehaBhasin and MTV India. This was part of MTV Spoken Word 2 which features the hottest Indian artists creating music for the audience. The lyrics are penned by Neha Bhasin herself along with her mother Rekha Bhasin. The music is produced by Sameer Uddin and music video is directed by Prayrit Seth. The music video features actor, model and MTV Splitsvilla Season 1 winner Vishal Karwal. It also featured rapper Raxstar.

Chan Mahi On 14 June 2017, Neha Bhasin recreated and released popular Punjabi folk song Chan Mahi[44] famously known as Jind Mahi on her official YouTube channel NehaBhasin. The music is produced by Sameer Uddin and music video is directed by Prayrit Seth. The music video also featured choreographer Naina Batra who also choreographed the song. The song is also available on Gaana.com

Live performances

A trained dancer and singer, Neha is an active performer traveling nationally and internationally.

  • Neha performed in the presence of the president of Singapore inaugurating the first Tamil channel in Singapore in 2008.[45]
  • Neha performed a daring aerial Act at the Radio Mirchi Awards 2011, with her rendition of her chart-buster Kuch Khaas Hai.[46]
  • Neha performed alongside Salim and Sulaiman in 2010 Global Music Awards.[47]
  • Neha supports CPAA (Cancer Patients Aid Association) and has performed live at CPAA.[48]
  • Neha has performed for brands like Google, Cadbury, ICICI, MRF, TVS, Kingfisher, Johnson & Johnson, Domino's, Samsung and annual meets of top corporates like Infosys in the country.[49][50]
  • Neha has also performed at IIM Lucknow, IIM Ahmedabad, XIMB Bhubaneshwar, BVRIT Hyderabad, GCIET Hyderabad and many prestigious colleges in the country.[51][52]
  • Neha performed at Airtel Super Singer Grand Finale.[53]
  • Neha performed at YouTube Fanfest Delhi 2018.[54]

Film songs

Year Song Album Language Composer
2005 "Bullet – Ek Dhamaka" Bullet: Ek Dhamaka Hindi Somesh Mathur
2006 "Ek Look Ek Look" Aryan Anand Raj Anand
2007 "I Wanna Rock Like Mummy Ji" Mummy Ji Aadesh Shrivastava
"Kudiye Pataka"
"Jashna Di Raat Ha"
"Pesugiren Pesugiren" Satham Podathey Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Sei Yethaavathu" Billa
2008 "Hari Puttar" Hari Puttar Hindi Aadesh Shrivastava
"Kuchh Khaas Fashion Salim-Sulaiman
"Kuch Khaas (Remix)"
2009 "Om Shanthi Om" Muthirai Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Atu Nuvve Itu Nuvve" Current Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
"Yogi Yogi Thaan" Yogi Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Nasha" Daddy Cool Hindi Gaurav Dayal
Kill Chabbra Raghav Sachar
"You and Me" Pyaar Impossible Salim-Sulaiman
2011 "Are Dhammare" Maharaja Tamil D. Imman
"Poraney Poraney" Vaagai Sooda Vaa M. Ghibran
"Dhunki" Mere Brother Ki Dulhan Hindi Sohail Sen
"Hello Hello" Dhada Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
"Niharika" Oosaravelli
"Dil Ki Hai Tamanna" Force Hindi Harris Jayaraj
2012 "Kaadhal Endhan Kaadhal" Moondru Per Moondru Kaadhal Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Tha Tha Thamara" Nuvva Nena Telugu Bheems Ceciroleo
2014 "Aww Tuzo Mogh Korta" 1: Nenokkadine Devi Sri Prasad
"Asalaam-e-Ishqum" Gunday Hindi Sohail Sen
2016 "Aakhein Milayenge Darr Se" Neerja Vishal Khurana
"Jag Ghoomeya" Sultan Vishal-Shekhar
2016 " apple beauty" Janatha Garage Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
2017 "Paani Ravi Da" Lahoriye Punjabi Jatinder Shah
"Swing Zara" Jai Lava Kusa Telugu Devi Sri Prasad
"Dil Diyan Gallan" (Unplugged) Tiger Zinda Hai Hindi Vishal-Shekhar
"Swag Se Swagat"
2018 "Kaala Doreya" Kaalakaandi Sameer Uddin
"Shuru Kar" Aiyaary Rochak Kohli
"Hiriye" Race 3 Meet Bros
"Swag Saha Nahi Jaaye" Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi Sohail Sen

Television

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