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Sneha Khanwalkar, introducing the real sound of India

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“No Nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you.” – Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Above lines perfectly portrait the power of women for any country. In India, we have always believed in the gender equality and have always wanted girls to take the lead for better future. However, there are still some professions which are male-dominated, and one of them is the Music industry in Bollywood. We can very well think of the struggles a woman would have faced to make herself popular in this industry. Sneha Khanwalkar, this is the name of the only woman music director and composer who has risen to fame for her unbounded and spectacular singing qualities.

Sneha Khanwalker Inspiring Journey of a Female Music Composer is a True Source for Women Empowerment

Sneha Khanwalker – Woman music composer of Hindi Film Industry.

Early Background and Career

Sneha Khanwalkar, born on 28-04-1983 in Indore in Madhya Pradesh, India, has celebrated a total of 34 birthdays till date. She learned her initial lessons in music from her mother, who was a trained classical singer. As a teenager, she was afraid to sing in front of the people. Being good in Studies, her dream was to become an engineer. When her family relocated to Mumbai, she, at the age of 19, got employed in an animation agency as she had also done the direction and animation courses. However, unsatisfied with what she is doing, she decided to choose music as her career.

“Because you are women, people will force their thinking on you, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go. Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgment. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom” – Amitabh Bachchan

Sneha Khanwalker – The first woman music composer of Hindi Film Industry.

A memorable journey to reach the new heights in the Music Industry

Although Sneha started her journey in the music industry in 2014 with some with a couple of short movies titled “The Hope” and “Undisputed.” She also composed the title track of Bollywood film Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow soon. However, it was Ram Gopal Varma’s film, Go which helped Sneha to get noticed for the first time. Afterwards, it has been a wonderful journey for Sneha as described further-

  • She rose to fame for her Punjabi-beat infused music for Oye Lucky Lucky Oye!. It is her first song which was got a great response.
  • She won R.D. Burman Award for new music talent for the film ‘LSD: Love, Sex and Dhokha’ in 2011 for her energetic compositions in the film.
  • She later worked for Anurag Kashyap’s movie Gangs of Wasseypur (Part 1 & Part 2), for which she was nominated in Best Music Director category at the 58th Filmfare Awards, the second woman to be nominated for this award.
  • Sneha also hosted a popular MTV mini-series called ‘Sound Trippin’. This reached different parts of the country to keep a distinct tune for the distinct cultures.
  • She has also composed music for films such as Khoobsurat, Singh is Bling and Detective Byomkesh Bakshi recently.
Sneha Khanwalker – Finest woman music composer of Hindi Film Industry.

Sneha Khanwalker – One of the Finest woman music director in the Film Industry


Sneha is a music director of the different genre who has taken traditional music to the next level. She follows a different path of music which is very rare to find. She is one of a few female music composers in the male-dominated music industry, who has been adding something new to the music industry. Her songs such as ‘I Am Hunter,’ ‘O Womaniya’ & ‘Keh Ke Lunga,’ are undoubtedly one of the best songs of its genre. She has set herself the role model for every girl who wants to be a part of the music industry.

References: ScoopWhoop, Wikipedia, Celebrity Born

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