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Meet this 'enthu-cutlet' who brings out the child in you through her voice

Updated: May 12

Playback Singer Nikhita Gandhi is all set to surprise the Bengaluru audience, stay tuned!

A tangible energy, throbbing with expectation, permeates the air as the curtains lift and the spotlight shines on the stage. A luminary whose voice touches the very core of the human soul and goes beyond simple entertainment stands in this world of glitz and glamour, where dreams are turned into songs and emotions become symphonies. She not only enthralls audiences with every performance, but she also engraves her name in the rich musical history of Bollywood. Come along with us as we go on an unforgettable trip with the mysterious powerhouse, exploring the unfiltered feelings, unseen tales, and unwavering devotion that drive her incredible musical journey.

Eureka- Pearls of Inspiration takes immense pride as Reshma Jain, a journalist brings to you an interesting interview with this 32-year-old Diva 'Nikhita Gandhi' as she is all geared up to perform a live concert in Bengaluru on May 18th.

Q.⁠ ⁠Nikhita, your energy is contagious and I have always seen you performing with that extra energy. What makes you so energetic? Your passion, audience or is it anything else?

A. I think all of it! The love for what I do, the love of the people and listeners, and my general ‘enthu-cutlet’ nature all combined is what you see on stage! So you see, the core of it all is LOVE.

Q.⁠ ⁠What is your favorite genre of music? What do you enjoy performing? 

A. I really don’t have a favorite. I love all kinds of music. I’ve grown up listening to a wide contrast and spectrum all the way from Hindustani classical to jazz and blues and rock n’ roll. I think more than genre, I love performing my own songs on stage. There is no feeling like the one when people request your most underdog songs and sing along with you like it’s their own; because it is theirs. All the music that we make is not for us but for our listeners and their unconditional love is what we live for.

Q.⁠ ⁠Nikhita, I know that you also love performing for causes. Any particular cause that you are personally associated with?

A. There are a lot of things I feel very strongly about and some of the bigger movements in my life have been animal welfare and environmental causes. I love animals, particularly dogs, and have actively been involved with so many animal rescue projects and animal cruelty cases. As for the environment, that’s strangely a tougher battle. People only see their immediate surroundings and sadly, rarely care about the bigger picture. Even getting my society to segregate waste has been a feud. Beach cleanups have been a regular activity in my life and I really hope that with my voice in music, it gets heard for other causes like this as well.

Q. ⁠I have always wondered how does Nikhita bring both the aged and youngsters together at her events. When I ask her this question, here is what she said:

A. My music has no age. A lot of my songs appeal more to the youth but I’ve sung a lot of recreations as well and melodies which I think appeal to everyone. I honestly feel everyone is a child inside, and that child is always looking to have some fun… and that’s what I want to do in my concerts- let everyone be the child they truly are.

Q.⁠ What is ⁠the most memorable moment of your life?

A. Well there are so many…. In my musical journey, I think some of the biggest moments have been with AR sir and Pritam Da. I have spent a considerable amount of time working with them and no matter how small or regular the interactions have been, every moment has been memorable for me. I also can’t forget that I met OPRAH! She was in India around 9-10 years back and I had met her in a function and all that's to Rahman sir!

Another really heart- touching moment was my first award for my first song 'Raabta'— it was the Zee Cine and it was my Dad’s birthday that day… so it really felt extra special to me and felt like I was living his dream to be a musician and fulfilling his destiny.

Q.⁠ ⁠How does it feel to perform in Bengaluru? This is the first ticketed event and how excited are you?

A. I am THRILLED and NERVOUS and SOOO EXCITED! Bangalore is one of my favorite cities! I love performing there and this is going to be my first ticketed show there! I’ve always loved the crowd mostly owing to the fact that Bangalore is a city with people from all over the country and there is a huge college audience! I definitely have some surprises up my sleeve!

Q.⁠ ⁠Being a tomboy makes your presence different. Do you agree?

A. I don’t know if I’m really a tomboy but yes, I have spent most of my childhood around boys and that’s inadvertently made me “one of the guys”. I don’t know if it makes my presence different but I sure do have a lot of male friends (lol).

Q.⁠ ⁠What are your future plans in the professional realm? Any albums slatted? 

A. There is a BEAST of a record that just dropped with Vidya Vox called DANGEROUS. The video premiers on 7th June so go check it out because it’s a record I’m really really proud of! Also another really cool song drops at the end of May called Mashuka! That track is nothing short of fire too!

This brings us to the end of the interview and Nikhita Gandhi signs off by saying "JUST BE YOURSELF"!

More about Nikhita Gandhi:

In the movie Raabta, she performed the title single "Raabta" as Deepika Padukone's face. The duet "Ullu Ka Pattha" with Arijit Singh from the movie Jagga Jasoos was a hit. She lent her voice in numerous Hindi movies, such as Tiger 3, Jab Harry Met Sejal, Kedarnath, Luka Chuppi, Sooryavanshi, and Sachin: A Billion Dreams. She has also performed Tamil and Bengali song vocals from films such Kishmish, Varisu, Leo, and Cockpit. Her songs "Poster Lagwa Do" and "Aao Kabhi Haveli Pe" also gained popularity. Badshah's song "Jugnu" became a viral sensation.

Stay tuned as we will soon be out with some more interesting facts with this Bollywood sensation!

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Bhavesh Kochar
Bhavesh Kochar
May 12

Very well written, great story !

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