Chance encounter: I will never forget attending a Shankar Ehsaan Loy concert in 2012. I always remember this as it was the first time I was trying to forward my demo CD and while attempting to do so I bumped into a management company, who had organised that particular event. They listened to my CD and signed me on straight away. This is where my musical career began.
First performance: My debut live performance at the age of 13 will forever remain memorable. It was the first time I was singing publicly at a private event and will never forget the song I sang, which was Awaaz Do Humko from the Bollywood movie, Dushman.
Shreya inspiration: I always remember watching singing competitions on TV when I was young. Sa Re Ga Ma was a special one for me because I saw Shreya Ghoshal and became a huge fan of hers. Watching her emerge into this established playback singer we see today is definitely an inspiration for me.
Recording debut: My first recording experience was with Rishi Rich for my debut single Tere Bin (I Just Want). It will always be something I will never forget because I was going in blind eyed with no knowledge of the music world. I was not sure what was expected of me, but it turned out to be a chilled and great experience. Also having been a fan of Rishi’s work since school, it was surreal to meet and work with him.
Marvellous mela: Performing at my first UK Mela in 2016 in Birmingham was epic, singing in front of a crowd of tens of thousands of people. The feeling of adrenaline, excitement and the audience reaction to my performance was too good. My performance was captured and shared by the BBC.
Award win: Receiving the Best Female Singer at The UK Bhangra Awards 2016 was a milestone for me at such an early stage of my career. I felt blessed, honoured and humbled.
Arijit experience: The Arijit Singh concert, which took place in Wembley Arena a couple years back, was personally for me the best live show I had ever been to. He performed with a live orchestra and I remember singing along with him for three hours. It would be a dream to sing with him one day. Never say never.
Watching Devdas: Seeing the 2002 version of the movie was memorable because I totally fell in love with the song Silsila Yeh Chahat Ka sung by Shreya Ghoshal. I went on to perform my version of this song at gigs, events and festivals. It was one of my favourite songs to perform when I was younger.
Rooftop success: A big step ahead in my career was when my song Rooftop went viral. I was receiving messages and videos from fans everyday. The song was also trending on YouTube India and hit a million views in a week. It was nice to see so much love for this song from listeners.
My latest single: Visiting Mumbai for the first time and recording my recently release single Be My Lover with Zee Music company was special. (If you haven’t seen it yet, go check it out). This was a single I didn’t plan to record, but it just happened after I met with a very talented producer in Mumbai named Ramji Gulati. Within a couple of days we arranged to record this song. A melody I had saved on my phone a while back came to life. It was fun shooting the music video in Thailand too.