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College crooner

music Updated: Jul 22, 2011 12:42 IST
Priyanka Jain
Priyanka Jain
Hindustan Times
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Post Delhi Belly, singer Keerthi Sagathia who sang the popular ‘Switty switty…’ and ‘I hate you (like I love you)…’ that featured Aamir Khan in a new avatar, is a huge hit on city campus circuit. The singer has been roped in to perform at three college festivals. Keerthi says, “I recently performed at Polaris, the BMM festival at Wilson College and am slated to perform in August at Umang, the NM College fest. The youth love the songs, so singing live for them is a great high.”

Campus hit
Keerthi has also been invited to judge a music event at Xavier’s annual festival, Malhar, where he may been seen sing too. Son of Gujarati folk singer Karsan Sagathia, Keerthi rose to fame when AR Rahman picked him to croon ‘Mayya mayya…’ for Guru (2007). Then came ‘Beera beera…’ for Raavan (2010) and ‘Boom boom roboda…’ for Robot (2010). The singer has also worked with other top music directors like Ram Sampath, Pritam, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar, Sandesh Shandilya, and Aadesh Shrivastava. “I also like to sing folk and sufi songs,” says Keerthi, who has sung more than 100 jingles.” His recent album, Arrk, sees him lend vocals for five sufi rock songs.
Previously, the young artiste had collaborated with jazz maestro John McLaughlin for Ranjit Barot’s album, Bada Boom. Next up, the singer will be heard in Ketan Mehta’s biopic on painter Raja Ravi Varma, titled Rang Rasiya, and Nikhil Advani’s animated film Delhi Safari.