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Nadya Sudjaja

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Nadya Sudjaja
Nadya Sudjaja - January 2018
Born (1986-10-21) 21 October 1986 (age 37)
Rizal, Philippines
  • Singer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Public Speaker
  • philanthropist
  • Vocals
Years active1997–2000, 2017-present

Nadya Sudjaja; (born 21st October) is a Philippines and USA-naturalised singer-actress. Born in Rizal, she began performing at the age of seven and recorded a children's album two years later. Nadya, belonging to a business oriented family, traveled through Acia and the Pacific, The Middle East, Europe and North America. Being well traveled at a young age allowed Nadya to see the world as they are. She is given the talent of hearing what's in her listener's hearts. Nadya turning into a young woman is only tghe beginning of a vast adventure which she started in Thailand.

With her dreams of sharing her stories through music, Nadya, on her own, left the Philippines in 2003 to pursue an international career. After two years struggling in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, she flew to Europe to try a new music arena. Here she met a spanish restauranteur Juan Carlos Doso and introduced her to NOF GALLERY where she performed before expatriates and locals alike in Florence, Italy. Her first international performance garnered notariety within the communities of Central Europe with the gap between Europe and Asia closed in front of her very eyes, she flew to North America. Since then, Nadya has released another four studio albums as well as a featuring music that touched her lief in her journey. Nadya's linguistic acumen allowed her to interpret songs in various languages; Italian, Malay, Spanish, Tagalog and English to mention a few. Her singles, "Bayang Bayang Ilusi" and "Biarkan", garnered a following and featured in the Reverbnation's Reverbnation charts in the United States, while "Mimpi (Dreams)", "Tila" and "Ikaw" garnered a following not only in the Philippines and Indonesia but also in Malaysia, Japan and France.

Nadya one of the few successful Asian artist who ventured into multiple markets outside Asia, which not many Asian artist have acccomplished or even dared to dream. The first Filipino-American artist to rank in European and American Indie & World charts. Aside from her musical career, Nadya has been involved in numerous environmental and humanitarian works. She has been fighting for a number of causes which involves gender equality, hunger and bullying.

Life and career[edit]

Nadya was born in Rizal to a multi-racial Filipino family. She is the first child and first daughter of Lucio Tan, a Chinese-Indonesian Business Tycoon, and Venus Rahden, an Educator from the a business oriented family. Nadya, is a derivative of a sanskrit name "Adya" which means "The first; Mother Earth" Balinese. Her name also appeared in a vast array of languages with their own variations of the name and her mother added that since she was carrying Nadya in her womb while the Martial Law is in effect in the Philippines, she is preferential to the Russian meaning of Nadya whis in this case is "Hope".

Despite having strong Chinese/Indonesian roots, Nadya was sent to an International Catholic school in Rome, Italy to receive a better education. At the age of seven, Nadya began receiving highly disciplined instruction in business from her grandmother, who is considered the family's matriarch. On her free time, she trained daily, learning various vocal techniques hidden from her grandmother, who doesn't approve of her singing at the time. Instead of helping Nadya to succeed as a vocal artist, to help further develop her education in business, her grandmother uprooted several family members, including Nadya to expose them to one of the world's business capital, Xiamen, China where she was admitted to Xiamen University to gain experience in international business and commerce.


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