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About Devika Chawla

art-and-culture Updated: Jul 05, 2007 15:23 IST
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Devika started vocal music training in New Delhi, India when she was eight years old. She continued her training and entered the enchanting world of Ragas and Hindustani Classical Music, learning under the supervision of several great teachers.

The classical training provided her a great base for expansion to other popular styles. She performed frequently through high school (Modern School, New Delhi), using both classical and popular styles to capture her audience.

She moved to the United States for her undergraduate study in Computer Science at Georgetown University.

It was during these years that she experimented with a fusion of Indian classical music and western compositions and teamed up with Holmes Ives and performed vocals for the album titled Satyriasis.

After graduation she resumed her formal training in Hindustani Classical Music under the supervision of a highly revered teacher.

She recorded a self titled Indian pop music album with Shehzad Hassan (Shahi) of Vital Signs, Pakistan's most well known Pop Band.

Anand Surapur of Phat Phish Records, winnner of the 2005 MTV Immies Best Video of the Year award for Rabbi Shergill's song "Bulla Ki Jaana Mein Kaun" has directed the video for her title track - "Kehnde Ne Naina".