“Due to not enough publicity albums go unnoticed” Shraddha Pandit in conversation with Koimoi
She has a refreshing voice with mixed amounts of naughtiness and mellifluousness. Her voice reaches millions and she has a great connect with the masses. She is Shraddha Pandit, hailing from one of the biggest musical “khandaan” of India.
Debuted as a child artist, Shraddha found solace in singing and took it as her career. She has voiced for many flicks and some of her well-known chartbuster songs are from movies like Khamoshi, Khoobsurat, Sangarsh, Fareb, Dev, Delhi 6, Band Baaja Baaraat, Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl, Jodi Breakers and Heroine etc. She has been born and brought up amidst the glitterati of the tinsel town.
Her sister Shweta Pandit is also a renowned Bollywood singer. Her brother Yash Pandit is a TV actor. Besides singing, Shraddha has keen interest in penning down lyrics and composing songs. She had penned down the song “Doob Jaa” for Hrithik Roshan’s promo video for Just Dance. This was her first project in terms of writing. She is humble and keen on learning throughout her life.
While being in US on a tour, Shraddha finds time to converse with KoiMoi.
From voicing for young Manisha in Khamoshi (2001) to voicing for Kareena Kapoor in Heroine (2012), how has the expedition been?
It’s been a super journey, started as a child vocalist to singing for the most happening actresses today has been quite an experience. I want this to go on forever as I feel I’ve just begun.
The family you belong to has music running down in their veins, hearts and souls, and the royal heritage has been efficaciously passed onto you, how much is the pressure on you to keep the family name soaring high?
Yes it’s an honour to belong to such a musically rich background where each one is talented and famous, in their own right. Thankfully there is no pressure on me or my sister regarding anything as such, just that we both know it’s a difficult art form and one has to be a student all your life to keep learning and willingness to carve your own path and be self made.
Which song in particular, made you felt that it has given the necessary boost to our career?
My first song Pehli Pehli baar baliye was a great kick start.
Did “Teri Heer” give you the response you were looking for?
Due to not good enough publicity albums get unnoticed in comparison to big budget Bollywood movies, but given this scenario I guess I was pretty happy and content.
When are we going to see you and Shweta singing along for the same track?
We are realizing a self written and composed single very soon.
What projects are keeping you occupied these days?
Now I’m on an America Canada tour for a month along with Mika Singh. When I’m back I’ll finish my single and couple of movie recordings.