Name: Monica Dogra
Birthdate: 25th of October, 1982
Biography: Monica Dogra, an American actress and singer of Indian origin, was born on the 25th of October, 1982 to Kashmiri immigrants. Prakash Sharma, the Dogri folk music singer is Monica’s maternal uncle. She spent her childhood days at Baltimore in Maryland and she did her schooling from Oakleigh Elementary School and Dulaney High School. During 2000 to 2004, she pursued a Bachelor’s degree in the field of music from the prestigious New York University (NYU).
In the year 2007, Monica formed her own electro-rock musical group named ‘Shaa’ir and Func’ comprising of herself and Randolph Correia, the guitarist. That year, they released ‘New Day: The Love Album’, which was their very first album. Two years later, they released ‘Light Tribe’ and they followed it up wth ‘Mantis’ in 2010. In the Danish Aslam directed ‘Break Ke Baad’, Monica along with Vishal Dadlani, sang the song named ‘Dooriya Bhi Hai Zaroori’.
Apart from singing, Monica had also made a special appearance in the Abhishek Kapoor directed Indian rock musical flick ‘Rock On!!’ (2008). The very same year, Kiran Rao approached Monica for the lead role in her directorial debut titled ‘Dhobi Ghat’. Initially she had turned down this offer but later on she went on with the project.
Monica had even been a judge on a music based talent contest by Rolling Stone, titled ‘Never Hide Sounds’. She has even hosted ‘The Dewarists’, a musical television series aired on Star World India.
One of her upcoming films include the Bejoy Nambiar directed action thriller flick, ‘David’, starring Monica along with Vikram, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Vinay Virmani, Lara Dutta, Tabu, Isha Sharvani and others.