RJ Melbin from Indigomusic.com caught up with Shibani Kashyap from Delhi, who is an Indian actress and singer working in the Bollywood film industry. She has served as a judge on the reality singing show ‘Bathroom Singer’. Kashyap rose to prominence after singing the theme song for All India Radio’s AIR FM station and Amul India. Shibani’s music is largely Sufi-western in style. In 2012, she sang the Urdu version of the Pakistani serial theme song ‘Mohabbat Jai Bhar Mein’, which was a big hit in Pakistan and India. She made her acting debut as musician “Megha” in the Star Plus television serial Veera.
Shibani is an English literature graduate from the University of Delhi and specialises in western and Indian classical music. In Delhi, she was a member of the band, Black Slade. She has composed commercial jingles for Amul India and the Doordarshan show ‘Subah Savere’. Shibani rose to national fame after winning the Channel V award for her debut pop album ‘Ho Gayi Hai Mohabbat’ (1998). This earned her the nickname ‘Ho Gayi Hai Mohabbat Girl’. She was chosen to represent India at the Azia Dauysy annual international music festival in Kazakhstan in 1999. Nagmagee, a Sufi album, was released in 2000.
Shibani has done live shows all around the world. In the Hindi film, ‘Waisa Bhi Hota Hai’ Part 2 in 2003, she composed and sang her debut film song, ‘Sajna Aa Bhi Jaa.’ She sang in the films Zinda (2006) and 1971 (2007). At the 2005 Sangeet Awards in San Francisco, she was named Best Female Pop Singer for her album Nazakat. She composed and sang the theme song for Sony Entertainment Television’s ‘Akela’ television show.
While on a conversation with RJ Melbin, she spoke about her musical journey and her recent collaboration with Ricky Kej on ‘Heartfulness Peace’ anthem. Lately, she also worked on a Punjabi song called ‘Boohey Bhariya’.
RJ Melbin had a fun and lively chat with Shibani Kashyap. Check out the video below.