Vasundhara Das

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Vasundhara Das (born 1977) is an Indian actress and singer. She began acting with the Kamal Hasan film Hey Ram (1999) and her playback singing career began when she worked with A. R. Rahman for the Tamil-language film Mudhalvan. She has also sung for Maestro Ilaiyaraaja in the unreleased Tamil movie ‘Dhanush’ acted and directed by newcomer A M Gurumani. Vasundhara Das has also recorded her own album of non-film songs, and sung in French, English, Kannada , Tamil and Hindi.

She has founded a musical band named Arya with Roberto Narain. The band comprises musicians from various backgrounds in music, ranging from Hindustani and Karnatic classical music to jazz, Latin, rock and pop. Arya’s music can be broadly classified as World Music. Arya’s first performance was at the prestigious festival La Mar de Musicas, in Spain in 2003. The band performed a tour in the United States of America in September 2004. Roberto Narain plays the drums and she provides the western and the Indian vocals.

Filmography :

Music Department:

1. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) (playback singer)
2. Alag: He Is Different
3. Happy (2006) (playback singer)
4. Dosti: Friends Forever (2005) (playback singer)
5. Salaam Namaste (2005) (playback singer)
6. Aashiq Banaya Aapne: Love Takes Over (2005) (playback singer)
7. Ah Aah: Anbe Aaruyire (2005) (playback singer)
8. Anniyan (2005) (playback singer)
9. Dhoom (2004) (playback singer)
10. Main Hoon Na (2004) (playback singer)
11. Vajram (2004) (playback singer)
12. Paisa Vasool (2004) (playback singer)
13. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) (playback singer)
14. Boys (2003) (playback singer)
16. Aankhen (2002) (playback singer)
17. Nayak: The Real Hero (2001) (playback singer)
18. Aks (2001) (playback singer)
19. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) (playback singer)
20. Kushi (2000) (playback singer)
21. Rhythm (2000) (playback singer)
Actress:
1. Saiyaan (2008)
2. Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamaana (2006)
3. Film Star (2005)
4. Vajram (2004)
5. Citizen (2001)
6. Ravanaprabhu (2001)
7. Monsoon Wedding (2001)
8. Hey Ram (2000) (as Vasundhra Das)
Soundtrack:
1. Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007) (performer: “Kiss of Love”)
2. No Entry (2005) (performer: “Hot Hot Very Hot”)
3. Dhoom (2004) (performer: “Salaame”)
4. Main Hoon Na (2004) (performer: “Chale Jaise Hawaien”)
5. Boys (2003) (performer: “Dating”, “Secret Of Success”)
6. Nayak: The Real Hero (2001) (performer: “Shakalaka Baby”)
7. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) (performer: “O Rey Chhori”)
8. Mudhalvan (1999) (performer: “Shakalaka Baby”)
Self:
1. The Other Side of Bollywood (2006)

Nomination and Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2002 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Playback Singer – Female
for: Aks (2001)
For the song “Rabba Rabba”.
Screen Weekly Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2001 Nominated Screen Most Promising Newcomer – Female
for: Hey Ram (2000)

Zee Cine Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2002 Nominated Popular Award Best Playback Singer Female
for: Aks (2001)
For the song “Aaja Gunfa Mein”.

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