They say, ‘Music may be a language that doesn’t speak especially words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s within the bones, it’s within the bones.’ This saying is undoubtedly right because, within our Indian music industry, there exist exceptionally talented artists who aren’t completely Indians (owing to their NRI backgrounds) but still manage to make magic with their voice and mesmerise the audience.
NRI Singers with a huge fanbase in India- who have made it big in music industry.
Shirley Setia is from Auckland, New Zealand but was born in Daman. She began her career as a YouTuber by making covers of popular covers until she got recognition and set foot within the Indian music industry. The singer also made her acting debut with Netflix’s film ‘Maska’.
Raja Kumari may be a Grammy-nominated American-Indian rapper, singer and songwriter. She was born and raised in California and has worked with many international sensations like Iggy Azalea, Fifth Harmony, Fall Out Boy, Gwen Stefani, Knife Party, Sean Garrett then on. She has also collaborated with the Indian rapper Divine.
Originally known has Vidya Iyer, Vidya Vox is her pseudonym. She was born in Chennai but her family immigrated to the us soon. She began her career as a Youtuber and was known for adding an Indian touch to popular chart-busting international hits. Vidya slowly ventured towards producing original music on Youtube. Many of her songs got so many fame and love.
This Indo-Canadian singer has sung for popular Bollywood movies, like Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Dangal. She was born in New Delhi but grew up in Toronto.
Her passion for singing made her post videos together with American composer, artist and pianist Aakash Gandhi when she was 17. She gradually started singing Bollywood songs in concerts abroad. On seeing the positive response at these events, she decided to undertake her luck in Bollywood, and moved back to India.
There has been no looking back for her ever since. She may be a well-known singer in Bollywood today, and her mashups on YouTube have gathered almost 20+ million views. Her growing YouTube channel currently has over 813,000 subscribers.
Born and mentioned in London, Arjun may be a British-singer songwriter. He garnered attention with the discharge of his cover of the famous song ‘Why This Kolaveri Di?’. He has worked with many prominent artists from Indian and international music industry both, like Guru Randhawa, Anirudh Ravichander, Charles Bosco, Raxstar, Sway, Andrea Jeremiah, Jonita Gandhi, Vidya Vox.