Barely out of school and Rhea Raj already has a number of hit songs under her belt, with a few more expected in the next couple of months. The most popular among them is “Venom,” which is a brilliant R&B pop number, mixed with glimpses of her Indian-American roots.
Raj is a pop artist, songwriter, producer, and dancer and creates her own path, muddling her South Asian culture to create her own style of music. Her father, originally from Sri Lanka and an old-time headbanger, loves classic rock, including AC/DC. Her mother was born in Chennai, India, and raised in the Middle East. So, for Raj, there was a plethora of musical influences right there at home while growing up in these different places. They ranged from Western rock and pop, to Indian classical and also Arabic music. Enchanted with diverse music ever since she was a toddler, she is now making some enthralling music herself.