Heart, Head and a Lark!

Singer, composer, songwriter, Nikhita Gandhi, reinvents Indian classical to Alternative R&B.

Nikhita Gandhi is an Indian playback singer, composer and songwriter. Upon launching her career with the chartbuster ‘Ladio’ from A. R. Rahman’s ‘I’, the talented singer has gone on to sing various songs from Rahman’s eclectic discography. She found her footing by singing in various languages from Tamil, Telugu, Kannada to Bengali and Hindi. Nikhita made her way to Bollywood with the title track ‘Raabta’ from the movie Raabta in the year 2017. It caught the attention of the industry and the country, making her one of the most promising voices to watch out for. In the last 4 years, Nikhita Gandhi has sung in various styles from Bollywood dance music to Folk Fusion to Jazz and Blues and even Hiphop, R&B and Rap. She is the voice behind some classic Bollywood chart toppers like ‘Naach Meri Rani’, ‘Burj Khalifa’, ‘Qafirana’, ‘Ullu Ka Pattha’, ‘Aao Kabhi Haveli Pe’, etc. 

Nikhita has found her niche as an independent singer and she has written, sung and composed most of her compositions. Her music is a fusion of Western and Alternative R&B elements with a traditional Indian classical base. Nikhita is a learned student of Hindustani Classical and has the ability to effortlessly switch between traditional Indian singing and western pop styles. 

Her independent discography includes ‘Jhalle Kalle’ released with JioSaavn AO which created ripples with its fresh music, MTV Beats Love Duets ‘Khud Ko Hi Paake’ composed and released for the LGBTQ community, ‘Humshakal’ with Apple Music, and ‘Recreational Love’, among many others. 

Nikhita Gandhi also turned to music composition for Netflix Original Series Mismatched. Her song ‘Tabdeeli’ has been a fan favorite, ever since it was released in 2020. 

She has also collaborated with singers like Rajiv Dhall for their song ‘Insecure’ in 2020 and started the year on a high note by collaborating with international R&B and soul singer Pink Sweat$  for the remix, ‘At My Worst.’ 

Nikhita is from India and an active advocate of animal welfare, LGBTQ and women’s rights. She has a medical background and aspires to work towards a planet filled with positivity and good living.

 

Catch Nikhita Gandhi’s range of music on the JioSaavn App or JioSaavn.com

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