Yashita Yashpal Sharma

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Yashita Sharma
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Yashita Sharma performing in Ahmedabad in 2017
Background information
Born (1990-07-04) 4 July 1990 (age 31)
Bombay, Bombay State, India
(present day Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)
Occupation(s)Playback singer, songwriter, composer
Years active2002–present

Yashita Sharma is an Indian singer based in Mumbai.[1] The first runner-up in first runner-up in Zee TV’s singing reality show Hero Honda SaReGaMaPa Challenge 2009, her discography includes tracks such as Chaandaniyaan from 2 States (2014), Gallan Goodiyan from Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), and Phir Wohi from Qaidi Band (2017).[2]

Sharma was the only female singer for YRF’s Qaidi Band, and received critical acclaim as the singing voice of Anya Singh’s character Bindiya Chadha.

Her work in Gujarati cinema, with hits like Mahuva (Suryansh) and Pankhi Re (Sharato Lagu), have made her a household name. Apart from her music career, Sharma is involved with the rescue and adoption of stray dogs and other animals. She also loves cooking, especially baking and if not music, she would have become a chef.

Early Life[edit]

Sharma was born in Mumbai to singer couple Geetanjali and Yashpal Sharma. After her father’s death when she was six years old, Sharma decided that she wanted to make music her career. She began training in Hindustani music, and made her public debut at the age of 12. That first performance helped her get overcome stage fright and also gave her a taste of singing in front of a live audience. She continued to perform at weddings and other public events, and later trained in Carnatic music under Alamelu Mani and Hindustani classical from Pandit Prabhakar Karekar.

Career[edit]

Sharma came to the attention of the masses in 2008, when she participated in Hero Honda SaReGaMaPa Challenge 2009. She was adjudged as the first runner up on the Indian reality TV singing competition show.

Sharma also participated in reality singing show IPL Rockstars (2010) on Colors, which was judged by Sukhwinder Singh and Kailash Kher. She was the third runner up on the show.

Hindi Cinema[edit]

Hero Honda SaReGaMaPa Challenge 2009 introduced her to future mentors Pritam and Shankar Mahadevan.[3] After the show, Pritam signed her to sing Haan Main Jitni Martaba (credited as Yashita Yashpal) with KK in the 2010 Hindi comedy All the Best: Fun Begins. She also sang Eena Meena Myna Mo (credited as Yashita Yashpal), composed by the musical trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, for the movie for Zokkomon (2011). While the film did not do well commercially, Sharma feels lucky to have sung this number as it challenged her vocal abilities.[4]

She sang Ho Gayi Tun (credited as Yashita Yashpal), composed by Pritam, for the 2012 heist film Players. Sharma recorded this song in the middle of the night despite having a bad cold. She recorded Setting Song, composed by Lalit Pandit of Jatin-Lalit fame, with Sonu Nigam and Amit Kumar for the 2012 crime comedy Chaalis Chauraasi.[5]

Sharma has also sung Sayaani and Kundali for Pad Man (2018)[6] and Manmarziyaan (2018), respectively.

Gujarati Cinema[edit]

Sharma debuted in the Gujarati film industry in 2018, with two songs— Pankhi Re in Sharato Lagu,[7] and Mahuva in Suryansh.

Live Shows and Beyond[edit]

Sharma has often performed live with Pritam, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Amit Trivedi, and Benny Dayal and his band Funktuation.[8] [9]

She began composing and writing songs in 2015. As of December 2018, she performs with her own band. She is working on a debut EP, which is expected to drop in April 2019.[10] She says the music will be somewhere at the intersection of funk and pop.[11]

Personal Life[edit]

Sharma lives in Mumbai with her husband Chetan Roy and a rescue dog named Malli.[12]

Discography[13][edit]

Film/Album Song Title Director/ Production House Music Director/ Lyricist Year Singer(s)
All The Best: Fun Begins Haan Main Jitni Martaba Rohit Shetty/ Ajay Devgan Pritam/Kumar 2009 KK, Yashita Sharma
Zokkomon Eena Meena Myna Mo Satyajit Bhatkal/Disney World Cinema/Walt Disney Pictures India Shankar Ehsaan Loy/Javed Akhtar 2011 Yashita Yashpal Sharma
Chaalis Chauraasi Setting Zaala Hriday Shetty/Sachin Awasthe, Uday Shetty, Ravi Kissen Lalit Pandit/Sandeep Shrivastav 2012 Sonu Nigam, Amit Kumar, Yashita Sharma
Players Ho Gayi Tun Abbas Mustan/Abbas Mustan, Ajit Andhare, Mohammed Burmawala, Pappu Vaswani Pritam/Aashish Pandit 2012 Yashita Sharma, Bob
2 States Chaandaniyaan Abhishek Varman/Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala, Siddharth Roy Kapur Shankar Ehsaan Loy/Amitabh Bhattacharya 2014 Mohan K, Yashita Yashpal Sharma
Dil Dhadakne Do Gallan Goodiyaan Zoya Akhtar/Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar Shankar Ehsaan Loy 2015 Yashita Sharma, Sukhvinder Singh, Shankar Mahadevan, Farhan Akhtar
Qaidi Band I am India, Phir Nayi, Hulchul, Phir Wahi, Udanchoo, Poshampa, Junooni, I am India Reprise Version Habib Faisal/YRF Production Amit Trivedi/Kausar Munir 2017 Yashita Sharma, Arijit Singh, Amit Trivedi
Pad Man Sayaani R Balki/Twinkle Khanna, SPE films, KriArj Entertainment, Cape of Good Films, Hope Productions Amit Trivedi/Kausar Munir 2018 Yashita Sharma, Jonita Gandhi, Yashika Sikka, Raany Kaur, Anita Gandharva
Manmarziyaan Kundali Anurag Kashyap/Aanand L Rai, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane, Madhu Mantena, Anurag Kashyap Amit Trivedi/Shellee 2018 Yashita Sharma, Yashika Sikka, Meenal Jain, Anita Gandharva, Raany Kaur
Sharato Lagu Pankhi Re Neeraj Joshi/A Dev Kumar, Yukit Vora Parth Bharat Thakkar/Niren Bhatt 2018 Siddharth Amit Bhavsar, Aditya Gadhvi, Yashita Sharma
Suryansh Mahuva Sachin Desai, Kamal Patel/Dilip Dave, Kamal Patel, Kunal Patel, Sachin Shah Rajiv Bhatt, Archit Rutvij 2018 Yashita Sharma, Rutvij Pandya

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "All you want to know about #YashitaSharma". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  2. "Yashita Sharma - Movies, Biography, News, Age & Photos". BookMyShow. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  3. Pendyala, Sweta. "Yashita Sharma's musical saga". Telangana Today. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  4. "Feels like home whenever I'm on stage: Yashita Sharma". The Statesman. 2017-11-08. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  5. "Yashita Sharma the only female voice of 'Qaidi Band'". www.radioandmusic.com. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  6. "Pad Man (Padman) Cast & Crew, Pad Man Hindi Movie Cast and Crew, Actor, Actress". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  7. "Sharato Lagu is out with a fun soundtrack that'll have you dancing all day". creativeyatra.com. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  8. World, Republic. "Farhan Akhtar's famous songs that are vocalised by Shankar Mahadevan". Republic World. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  9. "Amit Trivedi's desi beats roll in Chennai". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  10. "Yashita Yashpal Sharma". www.weddingwire.in. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  11. "Would love to sing for Kareena Kapoor: Yashita Sharma". The Indian Express. 2016-01-17. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  12. "Singer Yashita Sharma ties the knot with her best friend Chinmay Roy - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  13. "Yashita Sharma". IMDb. Retrieved 2021-03-08.


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