Alisha Chinai



The Indian pop diva Alisha Chinoy has been ruling the hearts of the audience for quite sometime now. Her chartbusting number `Made in India` catapulted her to fame and since then she never had to look back. She was born in the year 1962 and her real name was Sujata but she became popular across the nation by her name Alisha. She is regarded as the `Indian Madonna` in the later stages of her career after ruling over the industry with her `Babydoll` image initially. The veteran music director and composer Bappi Lahiri discovered this great singing sensation. They together have created magic many times in several films of the 1980s era.

At the beginning of her career Alisha Chinoy was lending her voice to many actresses including Smita Patil, Mandakini, Madhri Dixit, Sridevi, Divya Bharti and Juhi Chawla. Throughout the 1990s she was working in many films and delivered chartbusters like `tere ishq mein nachenge` in the film `Raja Hindustani`, `roundhe` in the film `Pyar Tune Keya Kiya` and many others.

The major turning point of her career came in the year 1996. Alisha Chinoy catapulted to fame with her solo album `Made in India` which contains the chartbuster song `Lover Girl`. For this album she won the International Billboard Award and also the Freddie Mercury award for Artistic Excellence. For some years she did not do much of playback singing. But in the year 2005 she again made a comeback in films with the song `Oh My Darling` in the Bollywood chartbuster `Mujhse Dosti Karoge`.

Since then she has paired up many times with another renowned music director Anu Malik after stating in 1995 that she would not work with him again as he made an attempt to molest her. In 2005 she again created waves in the music industry by coming up with the chartbuster song `kajra re` from the superhit Bollywood flick `Bunty Aur Babli`. For this song she not only earned rave reviews but also won her first Filmfare Best Female Playback Award. She also received much honor and attention when she won the first place at the International Song Festival `Asia 2004` for her song `Seulement Vous`. It was the first victory for India in the particular song contest.

Alisha Chinoy was also seen as the judge in the very popular talent hunt `Indian Idol`. She asserted the fact that she loved judging the show, as there was a lot of talent and young energy, which she enjoyed to the core. She is also making an appearance on the silver screen for the first time in the title song of Vikram Bhatt`s `Mumbai Salsa`. She claims that the song is not an item number but her appearance would give the song some international credibility.
Next she would also be singing for Harman Baweja`s `Love Story 2050`. Her recently launched album `Shut Up and Kiss Me` has also made the whole nation dance to her tunes once again. She also plans to bring Milind Soman in her music videos. She is also less critical about the remixes and remixes that they make the number danceable. On the personal front she is happy to be single at present and claims that she does not have time for love right now. Her fans sincerely wishes that the singing diva continues to rule their hearts for many years to come and she also promises to give her fans something new every time she makes an appearance or lends her silken voice.