Mehnaz Hoosein (conceived 30 January 1973) is an Indian pop artist and lyricist from Mumbai, India, famously known for her hit tune ‘Banoongi Main Miss India’. She is an alum from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. At 13 years old, Mehnaz began her vocal preparation in Hindustani traditional music under the tutelage of Pandit Bhavdeep Jaipurwale. She started preparing as an artist with Shiamak Davar from 1988 and performed with the Shiamak Davar Institute of Performing Arts till 1995. Mehnaz made progress with her melody Miss India which won her the 1996 Channel V Music Award for Best Female Pop Vocalist. At that point, Mehnaz was overseen by Diana Hayden who was delegated Miss India that very year. It was in the nineties that Indi-pop started to arise as a choice to film music in India when countless popular artists arose on the music scene.
Early life and vocation
In 1996, Mehnaz won the Screen Videocon Award for Best Pop Singer for her presentation collection Miss India in the Non-Film Music classification. Her tune Main Hoon (made by Merlin D’Souza) from the collection Miss India was highlighted on the soundtrack of Deepa Mehta’s film Fire. In 1997 she was included in a multi-craftsman video called Wajah Muskurane Ki (A Reason to Smile) to celebrate 50 years of Indian freedom and the video circulated on Indian TV stations. Mehnaz recorded a two part harmony named Senada Cinta with BMG Malaysia’s keep craftsman Iwan in 1998. In 1998, she sang the number paisa paisa for the soundtrack of the independent movie Bombay Boys. In 1999, Mehnaz recorded a two part harmony called You Are The Reason with Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock of the band Air Supply for the soundtrack of Dev Benegal’s honor winning film Split Wide Open. She delivered her second independent collection named Mausam with BMG Crescendo in 1999. In the year 2000, Mehnaz recorded the tune Dreamcatcher for the soundtrack of the non mainstream movie Snip!, coordinated by Sunhil Sippy. She was likewise included on the two part harmony You Are The Reason on Yours Truly, the fifteenth collection via Air Supply delivered in 2001. Mehnaz was an adjudicator on Channel V’s, Coke V Popstars 2 of every 2003. In 2006, Mehnaz’ delivered her third independent collection Sajnaa with Universal Music India.
Mehnaz and Manooghi Hi
In 2007, Mehnaz ventured out to the United States and teamed up with neighborhood performers who in the end shaped the center of the Seattle-based band, Manooghi Hi. As lead artist of Manooghi Hi, Mehnaz brought her experience and information on Indian popular and Hindustani traditional music to the all-American unadulterated stone sensibilities of the band; Jonathan Zwickel of the Seattle Times said ‘their sound has until recently never been endeavored’. Mehnaz and Manooghi Hi express in a few South Asian dialects, including English, Urdu, Sanskrit, Hindi and Bengali. Manooghi Hi delivered two collections named Hi in 2009 and Silence in 2011. Mehnaz was included on the 2012, the Barrett Martin collection discharge “Antiquity “on Sunyata Records.
In 2012, Mehnaz moved to New Orleans to seek after her fantasy about living in one of the most melodic urban areas on the planet. She has performed at Voodoo Fest with Leslie Blackshear Smith Mehnaz has additionally performed with Master Sarode player Aashish Khan and (Shringar) Larry Sieberth, Andrew McLean, Michael Skinkus and Tim Green. Mehnaz has been teaming up with piano player, author and maker Lawrence Sieberth and was included at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2015
Miss India (1996) Crescendo Music
Mausam (1999) BMG Crescendo Music
Sajnaa (2006) Universal Music, India
Hello (2009) Manooghi Hi Records
Quiet (2011) Mowlawner Records
Bombay Boys (1998)
Part Wide Open (1999)
32 Smash Hits (2000) BMG Crescendo Music
Hitz Unlimited (2002) Zee Records
Highlighted on Albums
(2001) Air Supply, Giant Records/Warner Bros.
Perfect timing (2011), Slow Bunny Records.
Antique (2012), Barrett Martin Group, Sunyata Records.
A Reason To Smile (1997) Magnasound