Artists

Music composer and pianist Raashi Kulkarni

Musical Maestro Raashi Kulkarni

Music composer and pianist Raashi Kulkarni A composer and pianist based in Los Angeles, Raashi Kulkarni has produced music for television series, such as The CW’s “Supergirl,” DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow,” and “The Flash.” She has also composed and orchestrated the music for DC Universe’s first Bollywood-inspired musical, which was featured on DC’s Legends of…

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Asha Bhosle

The Voice of India: Asha Bhosle

Asha Bhosle, the legendary singer, still sings the way she did in her heyday because of her flexibility. This gifted vocalist is equally at home singing a somber ghazal or a lively…

Joya Kazi performing

Joya Kazi is Making All the Right Moves

Joya Nandy Kazi is a dancer, choreographer and owns Joya Kazi Unlimited, a dance company in Los Angeles, California.
Kazi’s team has been featured in television programs, commercials, live shows, and music videos. She is the most sought-after choreographer for traditional Indian and Bollywood dance styles. Kazi recently won a US Telly Award for a commercial choreographed and featuring her in the lead. She is the first South Asian woman to be a judge for The World Chorography Awards – the Oscars of dance. Kazi has performed with the likes of actors Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan, Ranveer Singh and Allu Arjun. Her students include Jacqueline Fernandes and Avantika Vandanapu – who is going to be seen in the next Disney blockbuster, “Spin.”

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Jeffrey Sparr: “Thank You, But No Thank You”

Artist Jeffrey Spar lets his creative juices run free with his beautiful tribute to Naomi Osaka and the strength she displays as a mental health advocate.

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Jonita Gandhi: On a Song

Singer Jonita Gandhi, the voice behind several chart busting numbers, shares her journey and how she has managed to sing in several languages

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Ami Qureshi is Using Self-Expression to Empower Others

Ami Qureshi has been creating art since she was a child. As an adult, she has parlayed her passions into a profession, creating and designing for others, as well as helping people…

Aasif Mandavi

Aasif Mandvi on the Legacy of Race in America

Actor and comedian Aasif Mandvi is a square peg in a round hole. As a person of color, an immigrant Muslim of Indian descent, Mandvi stood little chance of breaking into television…

‘We should accept that there are other things women can do’

As I finish my conversation with singer, songwriter and composer Rianjali, there is one thing that strikes me: how candid she is. Self-assured and forthcoming, she shares her story of success, struggle,…