SOUTH AFRICAN PERFORMING AND RECORDING ARTISTE, COMPOSER AND MUSIC PRODUCER.
Widely traveled to more than twenty-five countries, her voice with its unique timbre is her passport to much acclaim. She has had the honor of performing for a select audience at the United Nations and receiving overwhelming applause. The late world-renowned Pakistani singer and Grammy winner Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Saheb heard her sing in Mumbai and was all praise for her talent and voice which he described as ‘steeped in soul and emotion’.
Shashika is born a natural singer. She embarked on Hindustani classical training only after completing her university education, and continues to learn from Pandit Sudhindra Bhaumik, but she loves to experiment with different styles hence her performances range from classical to pop, bhajans to Bollywood, in fact she allows her voice to roam as a free spirit singing from her soul.
She has worked with stalwarts in the international music industry like Kishore Kumar, Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan, Bappi Lahiri, Pdt. Hrdaynath Mangeshkar, Rajeev Mahavir, Sukhvinder Singh, Anup Jalota. She has also recorded playback for Gujerathi and Hindi movies and Indian TV serials.
Honoured at the World Hindu Conference in S.Africa 1995 for her contribution to Indian Music in S.Africa, she also received the South African Hindu Dharma Sabha’s Honour award from the Indian Consulate General Mr Anil Sharma in 2011 for her sterling contribution to the advancement of the Hindu religion and culture through her music.
In 2003, she launched her own music label URJA MUSIC. The company has till date launched more than 15 successful albums and singles that enjoy popularity worldwide.
Her music videos are regularly featured on AASTHA channel worldwide.
Shashika not only shares her voice through music but also conducts workshops and delivers motivational talks.
….music for the soul.
Urja means ‘ability, enjoyment, expansion and inspiration’.
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