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Alisha Chinai

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Alisha Chinai (Gujarati: અલિશા ચિનાઈ) (born 18 March 1965) is an Indian pop singer known for her albums as well as playback singing in Hindi cinema.

^ Kasbekar, Asha (2006). Pop culture India!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle. ABC-CLIO. p. 34. ISBN 1-85109-636-1. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 

Career[edit]

Alisha's initial albums include Jadoo, Baby Doll, Aaah Alisha and Made in India. Alisha was introduced to Hindi film music by the veteran music director and composer Bappi Lahiri. They had many disco hits together in many films in the 1980s including "Tarzan", Dance Dance, Commando, Guru, Love Love Love etc. When she started her career with him, she was doing playback singing for many actresses, such as Karisma Kapoor, Smita Patil, Mandakini, Sridevi, Juhi Chawla, Madhuri Dixit and Divya Bharati etc. In 1985, Alisha sang with Remo Fernandes in the album Old Goan Gold. She also recorded a song for Pankuj Parashar's film Jalwa (1987), composed by Anand-Milind. One of her biggest hits during the 80s was "Kaate Nahin Katte" (Mr. India) in 1987, which she recorded with Kishore Kumar under the music direction of Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Another successful track in 1989 was "Raat Bahr Jaam Se" from the film Tridev, which had music by Kalyanji-Anandji and Viju Shah.

In the 90s, she took on working in different films, collaborating with other music directors, such as Anu Malik, Anand-Milind, Rajesh Roshan and Nadeem-Shravan. Throughout these years, she had several Bollywood hit songs, including "Tere Ishq Mein Nachenge" (Raja Hindustani), "Chaa Raha Hain Pyaar Ka Nasha" (Chandramukhi), "Roundhe" (Pyar Tune Kya Kiya), "Sona Sona Roop Hai" (Bollywood/Hollywood), "Mouje Mein" (Karobaar), "De Diya" (Keemat), "Ruk Ruk Ruk" (Vijaypath) and the controversial "Sexy sexy sexy Mujhe Log Bole" (Khuddar).

Simultaneously with playback singing, she has recorded many songs as a pop singer, with album releases. Chinai was noted for her 1995 hit single and album, titled Made in India, which was composed by Biddu. Made in India went on to become one of the highest selling pop albums of its time and Alisha became a household name. This album contains well-known songs like, "Aaja Mere Dil Mein", "Ek Baar Do Baar", "Sun O Meri Dhadkan", "Tu Kahan", "Ooh La La", "Tu Jo Mila", "Dhokha Diya Hai Re Tune Mere Dil" and "Lover Girl". With its success, Alisha announced her departure from playback singing and wanted to concentrate only on private pop albums. However, her follow-up albums were less successful. This was also the period when she got into a major controversy with the man who recorded several hit songs with her, Anu Malik. During the release of Made in India, Alisha had accused Anu Malik of molesting her. While some claim it was a publicity stunt by the singer to promote her album, Anu Malik and Alisha did not work for several years, only to reunite in 2003 with Ishq Vishk.

Alisha's comeback to film music was with the song "Oh My Darling" in the Yash Raj Film Mujhse Dosti Karoge!. Through the 2000-2009 decade, she recorded primarily with Himesh Reshammiya, Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Pritam. After her controversy with Anu Malik in the 90s, she patched up with him to record for a number of films starting with Ishq Vishk, Fida, No Entry, Love Story 2050, Maan Gaye Mughle Azam, Ugly Aur Pagli, Chehraa and Kambakht Ishq.

In 2005, her career reached an all new high when she sang "Kajra Re" (Bunty Aur Babli). The song was a hit and won Alisha her first and only Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer.

Alisha was a judge in Indian Idol 3 and is a judge in Zee TV's Star ya Rockstar with Anu Malik.

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Personal life[edit]

Alisha changed her name to that of her cousin’s daughter Alisha (also Chinai) after she was born. She was married to her manager Rajesh Jhaveri and is now separated.

^ Alisha Chinai | indiansingers.in^ "The Sunday Times On The Web - Plus". Sundaytimes.lk. 1996-12-08. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 

Awards[edit]

Alisha received the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award for the song "Kajra Re" from Bunty Aur Babli in 2005.Alisha received the International Billboard Award around the time Made in India came out, and also won the Freddie Mercury Award for Artistic Excellence. ^ 51st Filmfare Awards filmfareawards.indiatimes.com Retrieved on 29-08-2007^ Alisha going global outlookindia.com Retrieved on 29-08-2007

Partial discography[edit]

JadooAah...Alisha UnleashedSoniyaLover GirlAlisha: Baby Doll of IndiaMadonnaBombay GirlMade In IndiaOmAlishaGreatest HitsFilm HitsBest of Alisha LiveDil Ki RaniShut Up N Kiss MeAlisha : Singer Doll of India

Partial discography[edit]

Alisha UnleashedAah AlishaBabushaBaby dollDekho dekhoDheere dheereJadooKiss ko dil doonPyaara awaraRootho na hum seShor sharaabaSupermanTaraTarzan my TarzanVote for AlishaJaadooJaadooKhudaMon cheriMy angel blueRootho na humseKabhi na raatTum meri zindagi hoJaadooAlishaSeulement vous (Only you)Ishq se ishqDilbar jaaniyaMaashukaWoh pyaar meraSoniyaaDon't want your loveAai teri yaadDhuaan dhuaanCan you danceMade In IndiaMade in IndiaLover girlDilTu kahaanEk baar do baarAajaaMere saathOo la laDhadkanMade in India (Remix)DedeShutup N Kiss MeShutup n kiss me (Ravi Bal mix)Sohneya aaja (Smedrock dance refix)Tra la la- tere pyaar mein (3si Ibiza mix)Dil goes boom (Mumbai mix)Meri jaan mujhe kehkeSilsila (Jazzed up mix)GhazalShutup n kiss me (Ravi Bal hiphop refix)Sohneya aaja (Sli Booty mix)Sooni meri kalaiBe my ladyShutup n kiss me (Cheeky Monkee refix)KamasutraKamasutraMain aur tuIntezaarRota hai kyun mera dilJhoom baby jhoomVote for alishaHai gam humdumDancing queenKisko dil de doonTaaraJannatJalta hai kyun tan badan ^ "Download and Listen To Songs By Alisha Chinai". xyzsongs.com. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 

Selected hit songs[edit]

"Made in India" (Made in India, 1995)"Jumbalakka" (Thakshak, 1999)"Panch Vorsam" (Konkani, Old Goan Gold, 1985)"Rajan Ani Prema" (Konkani, Old Goan Gold, 1985)"Zooby Zooby" (Dance Dance)"Let's Do It" (Jalwa)"Kaate Nahin" (Mr. India)"Raat Bhare Jaam se" (Tridev)"Dhak Dhak" (Maha Sangram)"Cha Raha Hain" (Chandramukhi)"Sexy Sexy" (Khuddar)"Tu Shama Main Parwana Tera" (Khiladi)"Ruk Ruk Ruk" (Vijaypath)"Bambai Se Rail Chali" (Zaalim)"My Adorable Darling" (Main Khiladi Tu Anari)"Ure Baba" (Bambai Ka Babu)"Tere Ishq Main Nachenge" (Raja Hindustani)"Krishna Krishna" (Insaaf)"De Diya Dil Piya" (Keemat)"Tinka, Tinka" (Karam)"Pyaar Aaya" (Plan)"Mehboob Mere" (Plan)"Oh My Darling!" (Mujhse Dosti Karoge, 2002)"Rang Rang Mere Rang Rang Mein" (Bollywood/Hollywood, 2002)"Chot Dil Pe Lagi" (Ishq Vishk, 2003)"Dil Ko Hazar Bar" (Murder, 2004)"Maine Jisko Chaha" (Fida, 2004)"Hamnasheen" (Dobara, 2004)"Tinka Tinka" (Karam, 2005)"Kajra Re" (Bunty Aur Babli, 2005)"Ishq Di Gali" (No Entry, 2005)"Dil Chura ke Mere" (No Entry, 2005)"Yeh Ishq Mein" (No Entry, 2005)"Abhi toh mein" (Killer,2006)"Aaj Ki Raat" (Don, 2006)"Touch Me" (Dhoom 2, 2006)"It's Rocking" (Kya Love Story Hai, 2007)"Ticket To Hollywood" (Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, 2007)"Lover Boy" (Love Story 2050, 2008)"Bebo" (Kambakkht Ishq, 2009)"Tera Hone Laga Hoon" (Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, 2009)"Jiyara Jiyara" (Prince, 2010)"Dilruba" (Namastey London, 2007)"Dil Tu Hi Bataa" (Krrish 3, 2013)"You Are My Love" ("Krrish 3",2013)
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