Meghna MishraSecret Superstar: Meghna Mishra

Coming from a family of singers, she quotes herself as ‘naturally blessed with her voice’. Read about the superstar voice behind Secret Superstar vocalist Meghna Mishra in an exclusive interaction with the secret superstar.

What is your memory of singing a song at home?
The only thing that overpowers everything is me singing a melody. While being young, I never used to even understand the meaning of the song. Remembering their singers, the album was difficult. Everyone appreciated my efforts. Especially, the song ‘Unko ye shikayat hai’ which was originally sung by Lata ji.

How were you discovered as the ‘choice’ for ‘secret superstar’?

The team of Secret Superstar was looking for a female singer between fourteen to sixteen years of age. They had put pets on Instagram and facebook too. I had already done a Marathi album called ‘Vitti Dandu’ till then. The music director of the same Mr. Santosh Mulekar called my mother and convinced her to let me audition for ‘Secret superstar’. A few days later we received a call from Amit Trivedi’s office to asking for an audio clip from me. I recorded an audio along with a video and sent it. Soon after, I was called for the final audition and signed the project.

Did your life change on winning your first Filmfare?

My life changed from the day I started learning music. Getting nominated among the country’s best female singers was great in itself. Calm and composed the moment I got heard my name being announced as the winner of the award, I froze and extremely happy.

If given a chance, which three songs would you like to sing for three actresses of your choice?

I would like to sing Aiye Meherbaan for Shraddha Kapoor, Ae Malik tere band hum for Zahira and Jab par kayak to darna kya for Vidya Balan.

Meghna Mishra won the Filmfare Best Singer Award for Nachdi Phira