Hema SardesaiInternational Diva – Hemaa Sardesai

A bubbly young girl created ripples in the film industry with her lucid vocal notes. From chasing her dreams, winning international competitions and standing her strong grounds, she marked her way to hearts of people across the globe. She reversed the norms of being a slender figured or of a certain age to be a superstar. Instead, her appreciation for self-comes from the way she wears her crown of being a princess and set an ideal example for young women. Here is how international diva Hemaa Sardesai inspires young ladies in an exclusive conversation with TMM.

Of all these years you spent in the world of music, what has been the most beautiful part of the journey?
My entire life has been a mission. Every since I began singing, I wanted to support those in need or be of help to people around. Since 1988, I raised my voice for ‘girl children’ internationally. From being an ambassador for the girls to pulling children out of drug abuse; I am glad to have significantly worked against it all. Even before I did my successful stint in Hindi cinema with ‘Awaara Bhanware’; god had pre-defined a fascinating life’s plan for me. For instance, on winning the prestigious Grand Prix Award in Germany, I became the ‘youngest singer competing at the championship’. Thereafter, my Maine Pyaar Kiya versions picked quite well across the globe. With so much of this happening around me, I was confident of the way things had been turning out would make it easier for me to voice against ‘causes’  believe in. Also, that would make people stop, listen and give a thought to it. My guru Sri Sri’s thought fit into mine like a glove which inspired me more to do better. the most beautiful part of my journey till yet than being the only singer from India for doing inspirational songs is me. That prompted me for the world.

Did singing internationally changed your perspective as an artist?
Winning the Grand Prix transformed all aspects of me being just a singer. I remember, while on the streets of Berlin, people swarmed the streets of Berlin to take an autograph while the national dailies in India published the news. On coming back to India, it was unfortunate to learn that ‘compromise’ was a common term for a girl to find work. It was a tough struggle. I stood strong, put my foot down, kept respect for woman-hood on the forefront and strived harder. Never did I look back or regret working on ‘comprising projects’. Instead, I became the first known face to voice against the casting couch. A strong will, committed belief in my work and dedicated efforts marked my way to a respectable artist who lives life in own terms.

What do you think about the way present music has reached the audience?
Honestly speaking, I feel bad for singers. With advancements in technology and business propositions, they can only download and not sell their music. A few years ago, we had music channels which aided our reach to the audience. Unfortunately, today’s singers have a limited audience watching them.

Live shows and concerts give a face to the audience. How do you think we are moving in this direction?
There always raises a question on songs of those being auto-tuned. It hurts when a singing artist walks up to a stage but fails to spread some magic among the audience and the light up the ambiance. However, there is a place for everybody. Music must be taken by the governments of the world. Anything that comes for free has no respect. When we say ‘music binds people together’, we must believe and respect that.

Hema SardesaiHIGHLIGHTED QUOTE : 

Being selfish is a big NO. It only pushes you to live alone. If you take care of others, the divine takes care of you.

Quick Takes

Favorite singer in today’s time: Arijit Singh and Rihana

Most memorable tour : To America with Zee

An actress you enjoyed singing for : For all, I have been a lucky mascot for Kajol, Karishma and Sushmita

Actress you would love to sing for : Deepika Padukone

Favorite jingle : Neema sandal soap

Social media : has connected me to my real fans

A dish you love to cook : Biryani

International Diva – Hemaa Sardesai

A bubbly young girl created ripples in the film industry with her lucid vocal notes. From chasing her dreams, winning international competitions and standing her strong grounds, she marked her way to hearts of people across the globe. She reversed the norms of being a slender figured or of a certain age to be a superstar. Instead, her appreciation for self-comes from the way she wears her crown of being a princess and set an ideal example for young women. Here is how international diva Hemaa Sardesai inspires young ladies in an exclusive conversation with TMM.

 

Of all these years you spent in the world of music, what has been the most beautiful part of the journey?
My entire life has been a mission. Every since I began singing, I wanted to support those in need or be of help to people around. Since 1988, I raised my voice for ‘girl children’ internationally. From being an ambassador for the girls to pulling children out of drug abuse; I am glad to have significantly worked against it all. Even before I did my successful stint in Hindi cinema with ‘Awaara Bhanware’; god had pre-defined a fascinating life’s plan for me. For instance, on winning the prestigious Grand Prix Award in Germany, I became the ‘youngest singer competing at the championship’. Thereafter, my Maine Pyaar Kiya versions picked quite well across the globe. With so much of this happening around me, I was confident of the way things had been turning out would make it easier for me to voice against ‘causes’  believe in. Also, that would make people stop, listen and give a thought to it. My guru Sri Sri’s thought fit into mine like a glove which inspired me more to do better. the most beautiful part of my journey till yet than being the only singer from India for doing inspirational songs is me. That prompted me for the world.

Did singing internationally changed your perspective as an artist?
Winning the Grand prix transformed all aspects of me being just a singer. I remember, while on the streets of Berlin, people swarmed the streets of Berlin to take an autographs while the national dailies in India published the news. On coming back to India, it was unfortunate to learn that ‘compromise’ was a common term for a girl to find work. It was a tough struggle. I stood strong, put my foot down, kept respect for woman-hood on forefront and strived harder. Never did I look back or regret working on ‘comprising projects’. Instead, I became the first known face to voice against the casting couch. A strong will, committed belief in my work and dedicated efforts marked my way to a respectable artist who lives life in own terms.

What do you think about the way present music has reached the audience?
Honestly speaking, I feel bad for singers. With advancements in technology and business propositions, they can only download and not sell their music. Few years ago, we had music channels which aided our reach to the audience. Unfortunately, today’s singers have a limited audience watching them.

Live shows and concerts give face to the audience. How do you think we are moving in this direction?
There always rises a question on songs of those being auto-tuned. It hurts when a singing artist walks upto a stage, but fails to spread some magic among the audience and the light up the ambience. However, there is a place for everybody. Music must be taken by the governments of the world. Anything that comes for free has no respect. When we say ‘music binds people together’, we must believe and respect that.
HIGHLIGHTED QUOTE : 

Being selfish is a big NO. It only pushes you to live alone. If you take care of others, the divine takes care of you.

 

Quick Takes

Favorite singer in today’s time : Arijit Singh and Rihana

Most memorable tour : To America with Zee

An actress you enjoyed singing for : For all, I have been a lucky mascot for Kajol, Karishma and Sushmita

Actress you would love to sing for : Deepika Padukone

Favorite jingle : Neema sandal soap

Social media : has connected me to my real fans

A dish you love to cook : Biryani

 

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