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Jonita Gandhi – a full-time recording artist/performer.

A Canadian of Indian origin, Jonita Gandhi has been brought up in Ontario, Canada


Jonita Gandhi

Jonita Gandhi is an Indian playback singer based in Indian music. She is an adaptable virtuoso who sings in a variety of languages including English, French, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada and Malayalam. She is known to the Indo-Canadian community as Toronto’s Nightingale. People have come to know her through her YouTube presence through her channel and a collaboration with the South Asian a cappella group Penn Masala; even A.R. Rahman discovered her vocal talent through her YouTube channel. She has grown in her career as an award-winning Playback Singer. Her singing debut in Bollywood started through Chennai Express title track (in 2013)

Jonita Gandhi was born in New Delhi, India. She moved to Canada with her family when she was a few months old and grew up in BramptonToronto area. Her father, Deepak Gandhi, a musician by hobby and an electronics engineer by profession, recognized her potential and encouraged her to sing. She first performed in 2005 at a gig at her father’s show in Toronto at a Christmas event and the years to follow became prosperous for her.

Jonita attended the University of Western Ontario where she completed her degrees in health science and business. During university, she worked an intern at CIBC World Markets, but continued to sing and perform throughout her education. She has had formal training in Western and Hindustani classical singing.

Jonita Gandhi’s professional music career started with YouTube cover songs in collaboration with Aakash Gandhi when she was 17. The videos quickly went viral and led to a myriad of opportunities to perform. Her hits on YouTube began with covers of well-known Hindi-film songs, such as Someone Like You, Pani Da Rang, Tujhko Jo Paaya, Tum Hi Ho, Suhaani Raat, Yeh Honsla and many others. Her beginning concerts typically consisted of these covers.

Her jump to playback singing began with an opportunity to perform alongside Sonu Nigam. This tour crossed various countries including Russia, UK, US and the Caribbean. Afterward, her sights were set on starting a career in the Bollywood music industry. On the heels of Sonu Nigam’s world tour, Jonita stepped into the world of playback singing with a debut in Chennai Express starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. The music for this film was composed by Vishal–Shekhar and her feature in the song was happen-stance; it was during a meeting with Vishal-Shekhar’s mix engineer Abhishek Ghatak. She further solidified her place in Bollywood with the movie Highway, singing both Kahaan Hoon Main and Implosive Silence.

Jonita’s work as a playback singer has significantly expanded since and she has been nominated for several awards. Her relevance stems from a positive association with multiple extremely successful music directors, ranging from A. R. Rahman to Pritam and more. Rahman featured Jonita in the concert film One Heart (film) and, like many other music directors, typically requests Jonita to perform with him at concerts; for example, Jonita performed at the 2016 Jubilee Games in Dubai with Salim–Sulaiman and Amit Trivedi on MTV Unplugged.

The Breakup Song is her most successful song to date and has brought her many award nominations and wider recognition. It is expected that with her success she will release more independent music.

  • PLAYBACK SONGS
  • Rekkai Thulirtha (Kaatrin Mozhi, 2018)
  • Aahista Aahista (Laila Majnu, 2018)
  • Sachi Mohabbat (Manmarziyaan, 2018)
  • OMG Ponnu (Sarkar [Tamil], 2018)
  • OMG Pilla (Sarkar [Telugu], 2018)
  • Lag Ja Gale (Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3, 2018)
  • Anthe Kada Mari (Lover, 2018)
  • Allah Duhai Hai (Race 3, 2018)
  • Orey Oru (Kolamaavu Kokila (CoCo), 2018)
  • Iraiva (Velaikkaran, 2018)
  • Dil Beparwah (Phamous, 2018)
  • Bas Tu Hai (3 Storeys, 2018)
  • Azhagae (Irumbuthirai, 2018)
  • Sayaani (Padman, 2017)
  • Bhinjaaun (Mijaaj, 2017)
  • I Love You, Re Maari Savaar (Love Ni Bhavai, 2017)
  • Yevevo (Hello!, 2017)
  • Iraiva (Velaikkaran, 2017)
  • Bagiya (Rangreza, 2017)
  • Will You Marry Me (Bhoomi, 2017)
  • Ela Thelchaali (Kaadhali, 2017)
  • Lagdi Hai Thaai (Simran, 2017)
  • Yaadon Mein (Jab Harry Met Sejal, 2017)
  • Ae Dil (Punjab Nahi Jaungi, 2017)
  • Chandralekha (A Gentleman, 2017)
  • Raakh Baakhi (Mom, 2017)
  • Ashi Kashi (Dry Day, 2017)
  • Kehne Ko (Dear Maya, 2017)
  • Bhalobeshe Feleche (Ami Je Ke Tomar, 2017)
  • Yeh Jawaani Teri (Meri Pyaari Bindu, 2017)
  • Takdi Ravan (Jindua, 2017)
  • Azhagiye (Kaatru Veliyidai, 2017)
  • Hamsaro (Cheliyaa, 2017)
  • Saajan Aayo Re (OK Jaanu, 2017)
  • Gilehriyaan (Dangal, 2016)
  • The Breakup Song (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, 2016)
  • Pink Anthem (Pink, 2016)
  • Sau Tarah Ke (Dishoom, 2016)
  • Hari Om Hari (Unindian, 2016)
  • Meetha Zeher (Playing Priya, 2016)
  • Kannadi Poovukku (Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal, 2016)
  • Idhunaal (Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada, 2016)
  • Neenene Hosa (Niruttara, 2016)
  • Tere Bina (Shorgul, 2016)
  • Dus Rahe Hain (Chudail Story, 2016)
  • Deivam Raasina Kavitha (24 [Telugu], 2016)
  • Manasuke (24 [Telugu], 2016)
  • Mei Nigara (24 [Tamil], 2016)
  • Blessings From The Sky (Pele, 2016)
  • Dus Rahe Hain (Chudail Story, 2016)
  • Woh Toh Yahin Hai Lekhin (Main Aur Charles, 2015)
  • Nuvve Nuvve (Kick 2, 2015)
  • Ye Kadha (Kerintha, 2015)
  • Mental Manadhil (OK Kanmani, 2015)
  • Tassali (Lekar Hum Deewana Dil, 2014)
  • Maaloom (Lekar Hum Deewana Dil, 2014)
  • Dil Chaspiya (Kochadaiiyaan, 2014)
  • Kahaan Hoon Main (Highway, 2014)
  • Implosive Silence (Highway, 2014)
  • Eai Ki Prem (Bangali Babu English Mem, 2014)
  • E Mon Aajkal (Majnu, 2013)
  • Chennai Express (Chennai Express, 2013)

  • INDEPENDENT SONGS
  • Tip Tip (Zee5 Original Lockdown with Badshah)
  • Kala Jora (Zee5 Original Lockdown with Badshah)
  • Jheeni Jheeni (Single with Salim-Sulaiman ft Swaroop Khan)
  • Taajub Hai (Single for OnePlus Playback)
  • Raahat (Single with Mohammed Irfan)
  • Jeeya Mar Ke – Tum Mile Dil Khile (Parichay)
  • Kanne Kanne (7up Madras Gig, Leon James)
  • Padharo Mawla (Salim-Sulaiman ft. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan)
  • Lamhein Beetey Hue (Single with No Limits Music Co.)
  • Kaadhal (Single with A.H. Kaashif)
  • Castles (Single with Anish Sood)
  • Raat Abhi Baaki Hai (Single with Times Music)
  • Udd Chal (Single with Chennai Street Band)
  • Yaara (Jammin Anthem Song)
  • Tu Hai (Single with Salim-Sulaiman)
  • Deewaren (Unity Song for Holi – Various Arists)
  • First Date (Single with Sonu Nigam, Musical Short Film by Vinay Jaiswal)
  • Satellite (Single with Sanjoy)
  • Bahaar Hai (Album: Beyond Bollywood Live Musical (London), Composed by: Salim-Sulaiman)
  • Geet Gaaon (Album: Raunaq, Composed by: A.R. Rahman, 2014)
  • Aabhi Jaa (Album: Raunaq, Composed by: A.R. Rahman, 2014)
  • Lose Control (Album: Blunt Force Aroma, Composed by: Jonita Gandhi & Vice Versa, 2014)

  • AWARDS
  • WINNER: Best Female Playback Singer: Gilehriyaan (Mirchi Music, 2017)
  • WINNER: Singers Ka Baap – Female: Sau Tarah Ke, The Breakup Song, Gilehriyaan (Fever Entertainment Ka Baap, 2017)
  • WINNER: Best Singer – Female: Gilehriyaan (SpotboyE Salaams, 2016)
  • WINNER: Best Love Song: Nuvve Nuvve (GAMA Awards, 2016)
  • WINNER: Golden Achiever Award in Performing Arts (2015)
  • NOMINATION: Best Raag-Inspired Song: Saajan Aayo Re (Mirchi Music, 2018)
  • NOMINATION: Best Female Playback Singer: Bagiya (Lux Style Awards, 2018)
  • NOMINATION: Best Female Playback Singer: The Breakup Song (Mirchi Music, 2017)
  • NOMINATION: Best Female Playback Singer: The Breakup Song (Filmfare, 2017)
  • NOMINATION: Best Female Playback Singer: The Breakup Song (Stardust, 2017)
  • NOMINATION: Best Female Playback Singer: The Breakup Song (Zee Cine, 2017)
  • NOMINATION: Best Female Playback Singer: Ye Kadha (Filmfare South, 2016)

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