Nikhita Gandhi

Genre: Pop, R'n'B, World Music

Location: Chennai, India

Years Active: 2012 to Present

About:

Born into a mixed Bengali and Punjabi family in Kolkata, Nikita relocated to Chennai in 2010 to pursue a degree in dentistry. A former student of A. R. Rahman's K. M. College of Music and Technology, Nikhita's first association with Rahman was during an Indo-German exchange, where she was a part  of  a  choir that performed with the German orchestra. Rahman then individually auditioned her for a commercial project titled 'Qyuki' with Shekhar Kapur that the duo were working on.

 

After having worked on her personal studio album and sung as a part of songs in regional films, Nikhita got a breakthrough by performing the song "Ladio" from Shankar's film, I (2015). Composed by A. R. Rahman, she managed to record the song within four hours after translating it into Hindi.

 

She has also worked with the music director Debojyoti Mishra on some of his upcoming projects, which include a jazz song for an independent English film and a Baul song for a Bangladeshi film. As an Independent artist, she writes her own songs in both, English and Hindi.

 

Nikhita was accompanied by Nilanjan Ghosh, on percussion, and Sugata Roy Palodhi, on guitar.

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