Taranaa Singing Contest Pittsburgh 2007


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singer3 = Anuradha Munshi-Khandhar | singer3 = Anuradha Munshi-Khandhar |
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text3 = Hi everyone! I'm Anu and relatively new to Pittsburgh. I moved here from Ohio after getting married to my husband, Sameer, back in July 2006. I'm currently working as a critical care hospitalist physician at UPMC. text3 = Hi everyone! I'm Anu and relatively new to Pittsburgh. I moved here from Ohio after getting married to my husband, Sameer, back in July 2006. I'm currently working as a critical care hospitalist physician at UPMC.

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Meet The Contestants



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Image:ShakuntalaShinde.jpg Shakuntala Shinde I am an occupational Therapist. I’ve been in Pittsburgh for past 10 years. I sang informally @ parties, this is the first time I’m singing formally.Thanks to Taraana.com.I was very fond of singing & dancing from childhood, but never got the oppurtunity for formal training. I sang in the school programs & all the time @ home.I tried to imitate singers & learnt the fine nuances by just listening to songs.It really refreshened me .Nowadays with Karaoke music,it has increased my pleasure & convenience..I wish you all joy & luck. Dil Ko Hazar Baar
Image:NVH.jpg Nitin Hattangady Hello everyone!! I have lived in Pittsburgh for the past 11 years. An engineer by profession, I have dabbled in music for a while. I play the guitar and sing mostly Hindi songs. I really enjoy using Taranaa - its easy to use and great to practice and hone my singing skills. Good luck to all... Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas
Image:AnuMunshi.jpg Anuradha Munshi-Khandhar Hi everyone! I'm Anu and relatively new to Pittsburgh. I moved here from Ohio after getting married to my husband, Sameer, back in July 2006. I'm currently working as a critical care hospitalist physician at UPMC.

I have loved Hindi music and movies ever since I was a little girl growing up in Kashmir, India. After moving to USA at age 10, I tried my best not to lose touch with my culture and especially my passion for singing. I mostly enjoy listening to and singing Hindi music (be it Bollywood, Classic or Ghazals) in my car or at home when no one is listening. I occassionally sing at family get togethers as well but I had never tried Karaoke until this audition. If I had to pick one favorite artist, I would have to say Kishore Kumar - mostly because of his versatility as a singer, actor and comedian. His saddest songs brought tears to your eyes and his humor was brilliant! I could only hope to be a tenth as talented as he was.

I really look forward to enjoying the musical talent in Pittsburgh. Its the first real opportunity I've had to share my love for music with others. Taranaa is a wonderful opportunity especially for the young ones in our community. I wish I had had experiences that foster culture and talent like this when I was growing up in USA.
Kabhi Kabhi
Image:AkshayHari.jpg Akshay Hari My name is Akshay and I am a 15 year old sophomore in West Allegheny High School in Pennsylvania. I started singing about a year ago, when I was watching SaReGaMaPa on Zee TV. Music has created an interest in me to learn Hindi, as I speak mostly English and some Tamil at home. Taranaa has given me the opportunity to share my voice with the rest of the world, with the wonderful karaoke tracks provided. My dream is to someday sing in a Bollywood film, wish me luck! Chaand Sifaarish
Image:ArpaMukherjee.jpg Arpa Mukherjee Hello!

My name is Arpa, and I am currently a tenth grade student at Fox Chapel Area High School. I have always loved music since I was little. I am in the process of learning Indian Classical Vocal, and also participate in my school's choir. I also enjoy singing at community events. Some of my other passions include bharatnatyam, creative writing, reading, art, foreign cultures and languages, and the sciences.

I hope to continue singing for many years to come!
Chale Jaisee Hawaaein
Image:VinitaBelambe.jpg Vinita Belambe Hi everyone, My name is Vinita. I've been living in Pittsburgh for the past 10 years. After working as a software developer for a few years, I decided to work as a full-time mom to take care of my two kids. I've learned classical music for 6 years when I was in India. I like to sing and listen to Hindi and Marathi songs, light Marathi music being my favorite. I would like to thank my parents who encouraged me to learn music in early childhood. I would also like to thank my husband who is my judge, for his continued support and encouragement. I can't thank my kids enough for being patient when I practice my songs. I'm very thankful to all my music loving friends in Pittsburgh who have been giving me opportunities to sing at family get-togethers. And last but not the least, I would like to thank Harshal and the Taranaa team for creating these wonderful karaoke tracks and for giving me the opportunity to sing in this contest. I wish all the participants good luck! Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Ye
Image:Narjinder.jpg NarjinderPathania Hi I am Narjinder. Have been in Pittsburgh for about 6 years now. Singing is fun for me and I sing whenever I get a chance, at parties, at home, while driving, in sleep (dreams)... Taraana, besides giving a good collection of Karaoke songs has given an opportunity to meet with folks with similar interests. We (mein aur mere dost) sing a lot during our parties, so I am sure Taraana will feature in most of those Neele Neele Ambar Par
Image:ShubhaSriram.jpg Shubha & Sriram Sriram, born in a musical family was formally trained in carnatic music but was more involved in light music during his grad school days. He works for a software firm in Pittsburgh.

Shuba, formally trained in carnatic music and holds a bachelors degree in the same and is an accomplished musician and has performed various concerts. She is currently a student in University of Pittsburgh persuing her masters in Speech and Language Pathology.

After being in India, upstate NY, San Francisco bay area, Belgium and London, finally Sriram & Shuba with their 9 and 5 year old daughters decided to stay put in Pittsburgh in late 2004 and now settled in Pittsburgh. And when asked about their intercontinental stroll says it was one heck of a ride!!!.

Shuba and Sriram take this chance to appreciate Taraana for the splendid idea and convey their thanks to the Taranaa team for reviving their Passion for music. Their fingers are crossed as karaoke is new for them and they wish all participants good luck!!
Piyu Bole
Image:Parul.jpg Parul Nisha - Dil Cheez Kya Hai
Image:AnjaliMedhekar.jpg Anjali Medhekar Hi, I'm Anjali. I have been living in Pittsburgh for 10 years. I am currently working as a child and adolescent psychiatrist . I love listening to and singing hindi songs. I occasionally sing at parties and family get-togethers. However, this is the first time I have sung using a karoke track. I thank Taranaa for giving me this wonderful oppurtunity to meet other people with similar interests and instilling a new enthusiasm for singing. I wish the best of luck to all of the participants. Zara Zara
Image:PriyaShankar.jpg Priya Shankar Here is my short profile for the website - Hello! I have been in Pittsburgh for three years now. I learnt Carnatic music when I was in school and I practice singing whenever I can. I love film music, Tamil and Hindi. A CA and a CPA, I work as an auditor. Thanks to the Taranaa team for this great opportunity. I wish all the participants all the very best. Zara Zara
Image:AdityaNemlekar.jpg Aditya Nemlekar My name's Aditya I'm 25, and I'm currently wrapping up graduate school work here in Pittsburgh. I've been here for about 3 years, and I've enjoyed every minute of it. I've been into music since my wee years staring at my grandfather and father practicing tabla. I've been singing since I can remember, and I've been training in hindustani classical for about 3 years now. This is my first venture into the (vicious) karaoke arena...which I'm hoping will be an amazing experience. Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
Image:SheelaRaju.jpg Sheela Raju I have been in Pittsburgh for the past 3 years. Am trained in Carnatic music, but also love light classical and Hindi songs. I wish to congratulate Taranaa for holding this unique event. It is my husband, Ganesh who has been behind my enrollment for this event. I wish all the best to everyone. Zara Zara
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