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Rahman’s student scores

Mugdha, a student from A R Rahman’s music academy, is among the top contestants on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstars.

tv Updated: Aug 14, 2010 20:20 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times

She’s a polyglot from A R Rahman’s music academy, KM Conservatory, in Chennai and has made it to the top finalists of

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstars

on Zee TV that kicks off tonight. Mugdha has been studying music at Rahman’s school for the last one year. She learnt Hindustani classical and semi-classical music during her growing up years. Today, she also sings in seven languages, apart from various other styles.

When asked about making it to the top batch of contestants on the show, Mugdha who is participating in a reality show for the first time, says, “It’s my teachers’ and my family’s blessings. I hope to not let them down.”

AR Rahman

The 20-something singer feels blessed to have made it to the The KM Conservatory. “Rahman sir has been a pillar of support. The school has gained more popularity after sir won the Oscars. He had a few sessions with us despite a tight schedule. He interacted with us in the batch personally. He gave us great inputs about playback singing. I just want to make him proud now.”

Mugdha, who has sung for a Tamil film and a nursery rhyme album, hopes to find work in Bollywood after the show ends. “This show is my biggest platform so far,” she asserts. “I hope I find work as a playback singer and make it big. Maybe then, I can also spread awareness about the global forms of muisc.”

First Published: Aug 13, 2010 13:53 IST