Butt of all jokes, now a You Tube sensation and a star in the making!!

ImageMeet ShaktiShree Gopalan, maestro AR Rahman’s latest find, who has already become a star on YouTube, ever since people watched her sing NenjuKulle on Mtv Unplugged. She is also the voice behind the title song of the movie `Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ . Shaktishree, who now lives in Chennai was born and brought up in kerela , where during her schooling days, she learnt carnatic music for 13 yrs. Speaking on her background, she says“ In school I was the butt of all Tamil jokes and in college I was the butt of all Mallu jokes.”  

Today Shaktishree is an architect by profession but  a passionate Independent musician at heart. She’s a part of bands `off the record’ and the popular `pyjama conspiracy’. So how did she end up singing for the maestro AR Rahman ? Sounds unreal but true, the maestro discovered her voice as she was singing one of her compositions to a coffee machine in a recording studio in Chennai!! After having sung as a backing vocalist for AR Rahman, the maestro asked her if she would playback for him and to her surprise , what she dubbed as a scratch is today the title song of the movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan !!  

 ShaktiShree Gopalan is one artist to watch out for! Read more about her interesting journey here in her interview with Shilpa Nair Anand for The Hindu –

http://www.thehindu.com/arts/music/singing-away-to-glory/article4098414.ece

Title Image courtesy – The Hindu

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