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Tanvi Shah – The first Indian woman to win a Grammy for the song Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire

Tanvi Shah

Tanvi Shah - The first Indian woman to win a Grammy for the song Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire

Tanvi Shah is the first Indian woman to win a Grammy. She has sung in Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu. In addition, she sings in Spanish, Portuguese and other romance languages, as well as Arabic. Her first song was “Fanaa” for the movie Yuva.

She has a running collaboration with A.R. Rahman and has sung a number of songs for him, including songs from Sillunu Oru Kadhal, Slumdog Millionaireand recently Delhi-6. She wrote the Spanish lyrics for “Jai Ho“.[5]

Her success with A.R. Rahman got her invitations from leading music directors and she has sung for Yuvan Shankar Raja, Amit Trivedi and other music directors.

She shared the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media with A.R. Rahman and Gulzar in the 52nd Grammy Awards for the song Jai Ho, for writing the Spanish lyrics for the song. With the success of Slumdog Millionaire, Shah has been featured in Snoop Dogg‘s song “Snoop Dogg Millionaire”. Apart from the Grammy, she also received the BMI Award in 2009 in London for the same and also shares the World Soundtrack Award (2009) with Rahman and Gulzar.

She performed for the Yuvan – Live in Concert in January 2011 in Chennai and in Malaysia at the KLIMF in 2012. She also performed at Coke Studio concert at IIM Bangalore on 22 November 2013, featuring Amit Trivedi .

She was invited to speak at the TEDxSF conference on Global Health in Nov ’12.

Tanvi Shah - The first Indian woman to win a Grammy for the song Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire

While she has done her fair share of playback singing for the film industry in India, she is an international star. This versatile singer’s appeal lies in the fact that she can sing in several different languages, which has won her fans across the world.

Tanvi sings in Spanish, Portuguese, Afro-Cuban, Arabic besides Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu and experiments with a wide range of music with her band. Her adaptability has been proven in her collaborative work with international music producers such as Gio Ortega (USA), Jeremy Hawkins (USA), Che Pope (USA), David Batteau (USA), and DJ Salah of Germany.

Tanvi has walked the green carpet at the Latin Grammy in 2011 while promoting her song, “Lluvia Lejana”, with Gustavo Alarco, and recently shared the stage with Lebohang Morake, South African singer and composer, famous for arranging and performing the music for The Lion King movies and stage productions.

She firmly believes that we all need to give back to society. She is actively involved with the Cancer Institute and with the “End Polio” campaign of Rotary International along with Amitabh Bachan, A. R. Rahman and Anil Kapoor. She has donated her song, “Zindagi”, produced by JHawk, to the End Polio campaign album that features international artists such as Itzhak Perlman, David Sanborn, Ziggy Marley, Donovan and members of the Congolese band, Staff Benda Bilili.

Tanvi Shah - The first Indian woman to win a Grammy for the song Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire

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BMI Award
  • BMI Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media|Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media – ‘Jai Ho‘ – Slumdog Millionaire (2010)

Tanvi Shah - The first Indian woman to win a Grammy for the song Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire

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