Discovered on one of the first and most explosive reality shows in India just before she turned 18, Anushka Manchanda is a brand of musician who is fiercely individualistic and ever evolving.
Born into a family who loves their rock and roll, she started playing the piano at a very early age. She was picked from thousands of girls across the country to be a part of VIVA, India’s most successful, all-girl band which sold over half a million copies of their first album. Her connect with the youth led Channel [V] to sign her on as a VJ, with whom she travelled all over the country shooting for and hosting music based shows. Her affair with television continued, and she won the second season of the celebrity version of Fear Factor-Khatron Ke Khiladi. Her love for motorcycles also led to her hosting Mtv’s Stuntmania.
Launched into the Bollywood playback scene with her first super hit song Golmaal, she was hailed as the voice of the new generation and has worked with the hottest music directors in the country from Vishal-Shekhar, Salim-Suleiman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy to Jigar-Sachin, Pritam and Amit Trivedi.
She has always experimented with sound, and has collaborated with several Indian and international musicians, Djs and producers like Chicane, Akcent, Ma Faiza, Anish Sood, Nanok, Ashvin Mani Sharma and Ash Roy (previously Jalebee Cartel) and Mikey Mc Cleary and is also the voice behind advertisements for brands like Vodafone, Levis, Lakme, Sony, Nokia, Dove and Nivea, voicing the adverts with her unique husky texture and dubbing for jingles both.
Always on the list as one of the best dressed women in the country, fashion magazines and websites constantly write about her style. Described by the media as the rockstar of the nation, Anushka has built a very unique place for herself in the Indian entertainment scene. Having recently returned from New York post a course in music production, she is getting ready for her next musical phase.
An absolute livewire on stage, she leaves audiences gasping at her high energy performances. She has been known to perform night after night without the tiniest drop in her power packed presentation.
Now Anushka Manchanda finds herself in front of the camera in a new avatar as an actor. The upcoming film titled Angry Indian Goddesses directed by Pan Nalin premieres at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival 2015 and is getting ready for its India release.
Currently she travels the country and the world doing what she loves to do best.