The famous Bollywood playback singer, Sunidhi Chauhan will be in Mauritius this Friday, the 16th December, for a live concert.
The announcement was made on Monday by the Minister of Tourism and Leisure, Michael Sik Yuen, the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mukheshwar Choonee and the Mayor of the Municipality of Port Louis, Mamad Khodabaccus.
The concert will be held on the Esplanade of the municipality of Port Louis at 8 pm and the Mauritians will get the opportunity to assist the concert live for three hours. The Minister of Tourism and Leisure, Michael Sik Yuen explained the importance of having international media coverage. «Before announcing the concert, Zee TV is already talking about it, and many international journalists and media will be present for this unique concert. We constantly need to be present on the international level and we need to assure that Mauritius gets coverage for each and every event.”
Sunidhi Chauhan was born on August 14, 1983 and she is an Indian playback singer, best known for her Bollywood film songs. She is credited with over 200 songs.
Chauhan began to sing at the age of four, and was discovered by a local TV anchor. She won recognition through a televised singing contest, Meri Awaz Suno, which she won, and made her entrance into playback singing with the Hindi film Shastra. Her breakthrough was Ram Gopal Varma’s film – Mast, in which she sang the hit song, Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi. She has been nominated for twelve Filmfare Awards, winning it on three occasions. She has also won two Star Screen Awards, two IIFA Awards and one Zee Cine Award. Sunidhi Chauhan is a judge on Indian Idol season 5. Chauhan started her singing career as a child, giving her first performance at the age of four, in a local temple in Delhi. Thereafter, she began to participate in, and sing for, various competitions and local gatherings. When local TV anchor,Tabassum, spotted her talent, her family shifted to Mumbai in a bid to further develop the young singer’s skills, and Chauhan became the lead singer in Kalyanji’s ‘Little Wonders’ troupe. Recognition first met her in 1996, through the music show Meri Aawaz Suno – the first such televised contest in India – which was broadcast through the Indian national television channel, Doordarshan. She won the competition, and bagged the top prize of recording an album, Aira Ghaira Nathu Khaira, with HMV.
Chauhan stepped into the world of playback singing with the 1996 Bollywood film, Shastra, after Aadesh Srivastava asked her to lend her voice to the song Larki Deewaani Dekho, Ladka Deewaana. She followed it with work in films like Gang, Veergati, Dahek, Bade Dilwala, Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat and Samar. By the age of nineteen, Chauhan had already lent her voice to over 350 songs.