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About Shweta Subram
Shweta Subram, is an Indian-Canadian playback singer, known for singing in the song "Jalebi Baby" (2020). She primarily sings in Hindi, as well as Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, English and other languages. Shweta is the recipient of multiple awards including the North American Best Singer award from Sangam Kala Group, and Best Singer Award from Shankar Mahadevan Academy's talent hunt, judged by Shankar Mahadevan himself. Shweta was an active participant in the International Indian Film Academy Awards (2011), performing with Bollywood music composer/director duo Salim-Sulaiman for IIFA Rocks in Toronto.
Shweta's debut in Bollywood came through the movie Hawaizaada in 2015 starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Mithun Chakraborty, and Pallavi Sharda. Shweta sang the title song, Dil-e-Nadaan, alongside Ayushmann Khurrana, who is also the music composer for the movie alongside Rochak Kohli She has headlined various festivals and concerts in North America, Middle-East, the Caribbean, and Asia. In April 2015, she was invited to sing national anthems of Canada and India to open floor for speeches by Indian PM Modi and Canadian PM Harper.
About this episode
In this episode Shirin talks to Shweta about her passion and career in the singing industry. We dive into her many accomplishments as well as her recent feature on a viral hit Hollywood song. Shweta also demonstrates her incredible singing talent to us, where you can get a preview of her abilities upfront!
"Singing was really a hobby for me for the longest time"
"I won that competition, it was a four-month long ordeal and that changed all, and as they say, the rest is history"
"I think I took that leap of faith in music very late in my life"
"I’m an only child and my parents wanted to make sure that I am independent and financially stable. I decided to complete my degree and then I did a couple of corporate jobs"
"I never felt that it was a job because music was my passion, I really enjoyed that so much"
"We have nothing else and no one else to rely on but ourselves and I believe that whatever that may be, you can not rely on someone else but yourself to make that come true"
"Take a leap for yourself. You’ve got nothing to lose but everything to gain, trust your instincts and if you fail at what's gonna happen, you may become smarter and succeed. I believe you’ll even gain more self confidence"