“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 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
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-
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.
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