A Canadian born Fijian singer and song-writer Ms Karishma Deo, aspires to do playback singing for Bollywood movies and perform for Grammy Awards.
The melodious sensational young Vancouver born talent who’s known to have good control on the high notes is getting approached from bollywood music directors as well.
The fourth year Simon Fraser University (SFU) student, Karishma, has performed at concerts for Bollywood music producer Pritam Da, and singers Neha Kakkar, Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, and Atif Aslam during their tours to North America.
In 2018, Karishma accompanied Juno award winning artist Daniel Caesar, for his performance at the Juno Awards in Vancouver.
At the age of six, as a moderately quiet child her passion to sing was inspired by her mom, and taking lessons in music started at a very young age. Karishma is also learning Indian Classical Music from her Guruji, Davinder Bhatti from the Krishna College of Indian Music. She is also enrolled at the Berklee College taking music lessons.
Karishma’s parents migrated to Vancouver, from Suva Fiji, in 1985. She has two brothers Krishan Deo and Kaushal Deo. She graduated from Sullivan Heights Secondary School.
While talking to Radio Apna News team Karishma said that she loved singing since she was a child and started gaining support from her community to keep her going, and this encouraged her to pursue music as a career.
She loves Bollywood songs and American music as well, and think of herself as a global artist because she listens and sings music from around the world.
I’ve been fortunate to have performed with many great artists thus far in my career. I performed with Bollywood music producer Pritam Da in Chicago, and have had the chance to perform for over 1 million people on national television for the Juno Awards,she said.
My favorite singer in Bollywood is Shreya Ghoshal Ji. She was one of the first singers that I saw performing live and she inspired me to perform on stages as well. I have had the opportunity to meet her once, and hope to one day sing a song for her to hear.
Karishma has just released her first original Hindi song “Sansani”
My new music video is named “Sansani”! It is a song composed and produced by a Bollywood music producer from Mumbai, India.
He had seen a cover song of mine on the internet and sent me a message regarding the song “Sansani”. I couldn’t believe that this was happening to me because this dream of mine felt so farfetched and I was happily surprised to even hear that a Bollywood music producer wanted me to sing his song! but it was really happening!
After recording the song, itself, we had decided to shoot a music video for the song as well. After many hours of hard work from the entire music team, music video team, and my amazing family, the music video for “Sansani” has just been released! And it is on my YouTube channel of the name “Karishma Deo”.
The name “Sansani” was chosen by the songwriter and composer Mr Viral Kumar from Mumbai.
She also has released a English song with a bit of hindi in it. The video is still in progress. But the audio is out. “Jhumo to the Rhythm ” Composed and written by Karishma and is produced by Krishan ( Karishma’s Brother).
Just recently Bollywood has lost two of its gems Irfaan Khan and the Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor Ji and therefore Karishma paid a tribute song to Late Mr Rishi Kapoor. She sings a clip from late Rishi Kapoor’s movie in remembrance and admiration for the actor who passed-away on last Thursday in Mumbai, India, at the age of 67. Deo selected a heart-warming romantic song from one of Mr Kapoor’s movie ‘Doosra Aadmi’ originally sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar.
”A Tribute Song to Late Mr Rishi Kapoor Ji”
Video Source: Fiji News in Canada Facebook Page
Karishma is going viral on social media and other Television and Radio platforms for interviews and today she was much excited to be interviewed by Radio Apna 990AM.