Swati Mishra is a North American Bollywood singer, performer, keyboardist, and tabla player with roots from India. At the age of 7, Swati's parents got her a small piano and soon, she was playing this instrument by ear. Similarly, she started playing the Indian percussion drums 'Tabla' by ear at a young age. While her peers were listening to latest popular music, Swati found herself listening to Jagjit Singh's ghazals. She holds a Masters degree in Public Health from the prestigious Emory University and a Bachelors degree in Honors Biology. Her passion for music has allowed her to pursue a career in music, and she is now a full-time professional singer, performer, and recording artist.
Within 6 months of uploading her first singing video on YouTube in 2011, Swati's channel became the #7 most-viewed and #54 most-subscribed channel in all of India. She is especially famous for her Ghazal cover of “Faza Bhi Hai Jawan Jawan” where she is seen playing the 'Tabla' - the video has over 110k+ views on YouTube and over 11k+ likes and shares online. Her songs “Mera Mann” and “Tum Hi Ho” have over 109k+ and 1 Million+ views online and are among the top covers around the world. Swati's song “Mera Mann” was appreciated and shared by the original composer/singer/lyricist of the song Falak Shabir. Her videos on Facebook have been acclaimed by viewers worldwide and her fan base encompasses over 96 different countries.
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Leading news journalists have tweeted about her YouTube ratings:
Star News Anchor Kishore Ajwani said - "Congratulations! OMG I didn't know that you were the same Swati!"
Headlines Today and Aaj Tak journalist Gaurav Sawant said - "Congratulations! Hope u achieve ur aim. Follow ur dreams :)”
Swati's musical journey took her back to India, where she was a part of the Indian Idol show and her idol Salim Merchant loved her voice. A one of a kind reality show judged by Bollywood music icons Sunidhi Chauhan, Anu Malik, and Salim Merchant. Swati has ventured into Bollywood playback singing and has sung for the legendary music producer Rishi Rich. The song “Dil Kya Kare” has been released under Universal Music Group India featuring the Bollywood star Mallika Sherawat and has been in the top charts on iTunes and music charts all over the world.
Swati is known for her unique vocal texture, charismatic and soothing voice, heartfelt renditions, warm and confident stage presence, energetic and interactive performances, and versatility in singing. She is a one-woman show that sings old Bollywood classics, Ghazals, as well as the latest Bollywood hits with equal finesse. With over 130k+ followers on her Facebook page and a growing fan base around the world, Swati has performed at renowned venues and events around the US, Canada, and India. Performing at grand events such as the Miss India Georgia Pageant, the Asian American Retailers Association (AARA) galas of Baltimore and Atlanta, TriState Trade Association, and numerous other organizations around the USA, Canada, and India have been some of her performance highlights. She was also a part of the Indian Idol tour of the US along with other Indian Idol winners and finalists. Swati aspires to continue growing, and pursuing her dreams in music while continuing to spread Joy through Music. She is now based in Mumbai, India as well as Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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