Friday, October 30, 2009

Slambook of Anushka Manchanda

What Anushka Manchanda says about herself:
  • Love colour and wear bright extensions in my hair.
  • Played the drums in high school.
  • Love the beach but can't swim well.
  • Tested voice for my first playback song Golmaal, over the phone at the security check of Chennai's airport.
  • Have sung several songs in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada too, without any knowledge of the language.
  • Have two tattoos, one behind my ear and one on my foot.
  • Love food.
  • Read a lot, all kinds of fiction.
  • Wrote the music section for a teen magazine for a couple of editions.
  • Like black nailpaint.
  • Want to sing 'Dude Looks Like A Lady' with Aerosmith on stage.
  • Want to kiss Keanu Reeves, just once.
  • I am a fun hog.
  • Was a perfect, cultural captain and vice headgirl in school.
  • Love pictionary and taboo.
  • Buy shoes wherever I go.
  • Love posing for pictures.
  • Am a scaredy cat and can't watch any horror movies.
  • Don't know how to cook, but want to learn.
  • Sculpt and paint pretty well.
  • Used to have a unibrow.
  • Can dance dance dance all night long.
  • Am super kicked that Bappida knows my name.
  • Love Apollo 440.
  • Am attracted to shiny things.
  • Will watch anything on TV, even the ads.
  • Think Akshay Kumar is hot hot hot.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Anushka Manchanda wallpaper #2

Anushka Manchanda wallpaper #2
Find an unique and extraordinary 1024x768 sized wallpaper of musician & singler Anushka Manchanda from above wherein Anushka is sitting pretty on a piano with a record on her side. The above wallpaper shows the shape & curves of Anushka.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Interview: Anushka Manchanda, Singer, Musician

Interview: Anushka Manchanda, Singer, Musician
Bold, vibrant and teeming with constant energy. Anushka Manchanda is more than just a pretty face. She can play the crowds as well as myriad instruments (piano, guitar and some drums), with equal elan. She sings in Hindi, multilingually in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and English. Singer, songwriter and musician, Anushka arrived on the scene with a Channel V talent contest but has come a long way since as she is busy recording for Bollywood blockbusters and has formed her own electropop band - Shkabang.

What are the projects keeping you busy?
My absolute latest releases this year are from Kambakkht Ishq, Luck and Do Knot Disturb. I have about 12 tracks that should be coming up for release soon including songs I've done for Alladin, Kites, Dulha Mil Gaya, Raat Gayi Baat Gayi. I'm also part of Khatron Ke Khiladi, Level 2. My new electro poprock band Shkabang was launched in August, and our album should be ready by the end of this year.

How has the journey been from the time you began working in the industry?
It's been great. I got lucky and had a great start with Viva, and then as a VJ with Channel [V]. I jumped into playback and started from scratch, working hard to gain credibly in the industry as a singer, and have not looked back since. I've learned a lot, and really took control of my life at the beginning of this year. I have lots & lots to do, still, and I'll keep working towards doing as much as I possibly can do.

Do you plan to cut an album in time to come?
I'm not doing a commercial Hindi album right now. I'm focusing on playback and playing some good music with my band. We will have an English album ready soon. I'm talking about collaborations with other artists, so there may be a single. I'm playing this one by ear.

How was the experience of shooting for Khatron Ke Khiladi, hosted by actor Akshay Kumar?
It was crazy! It was stressful and hard, but it was also fun. I had a great time handing with the girls and have made really good friends. Some of the stunts had me crying like a baby and some of them made me feel like the hero of an action flick. It was a killer experience!

How do you define style? And how important is it while performing?
My style mantra is never to be boring. I love fashion, but I don't let it rule my wardrobe. I like to have fun with my clothes and accessories, and that's what makes getting dressed up exciting. However a zest for life is what finally matters even on stage.

Monday, October 26, 2009

See what Anushka Manchanda says about Akshay Kumar

See what Anushka Manchanda says about Akshay Kumar
Hot, tall & sexy singer & actor Anushka Manchanda says this about her Sir, Akshay Kumar, "I think Akshay Kumar is one of the best-looking men in the industry, and if ever The Matrix is made in India, he should be in it. I know I'm gushing but he's an excellent host for a show like Khatron Ke Khiladi. We called him Sir, because there was a certain respect. He's a hardcore outdoors guy, who just never got tired. I must add he had an amazing wardrobe on the show."

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Anushka Manchanda wallpaper #1

Anushka Manchanda wallpaper #1
Download a 1024x768 sized wallpaper of singer & actor Anushka Manchanda from above. Anushka seems to be singing in the above wallpaper wherein her fans have provided her with mic & mobile phones to record her songs.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Meet Anushka Manchanda

Meet Anushka Manchanda
Music happened to her pretty early in her life. Anushka Manchanda's mom and dad played a lot of rock at home so the song and dance was constant. She grew up playing the piano, a little bit of guitar and standing in front of the mirror singing "highway star" at full volume. Anushka says, "I thought it was so cool!"

In her final year at school, Anushka made it to Viva, India's most successful all-girl band from a nationwide search for the best musical talent in the country. She says, "It was fantastic." She moved from Delhi to Mumbai and soon her first album sold over half a million copies but then the group split. It was coming...

Later, Anushka jumped into music television, did her stint as a VJ on Channel [V] and soon started her solo singing career leaving the VJ job. Today, Anushka has dubbed with some of the hottest music directors in the industry - Vishal-Shekhar, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Pritam, Anu Malik and Salim-Suleiman.

Anushka Manchanda was given the Stardust Award in 2008 for her song 'Naughty Naughty' in the movie Cash. To this she says, "I must have said the word cool at least 7 times in my thank you speech."

She's gone from being a reality TV contestant (on Popstars) to being a reality TV judge (for Disney Channel's Hannah Montana Contest). Today, Anushka Manchanda sings, dances, entertains, performs and travels all across India & the world playing public, private & corporate gigs. Currently, Anushka is working on her own music album - Man. "I love my jobs," says Anushka Manchanda.