Sunday, May 06, 2012

Alisha Chinai (chinoy) Bollywood Queen singer

Alisha Chinai (born 18 March 1965) is an Indian pop singer known for her albums as well as playback singing in Hindi cinema.


Alisha's initial albums include JadooBaby DollAaah Alisha and Made in India.[1] Alisha was introduced to Hindi film music by the veteran music director and composer Bappi Lahiri. They had many disco hits together in many films in the 1980s including "Tarzan", Dance Dance,CommandoGuruLove Love Love etc. When she started her career with him, she was doingplayback singing for many actresses, such as Smita PatilMandakiniSrideviJuhi Chawla,Madhuri Dixit and Divya Bharati etc. In 1985, Alisha sang with Remo Fernandes in the albumOld Goan Gold. She also recorded a song for Pankuj Parashar's film Jalwa (1987), composed byAnand-Milind. One of her biggest hits during the 80s was "Kaate Nahin Katte" (Mr. India) in 1987, which she recorded with Kishore Kumar under the music direction of Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Another successful track in 1989 was "Raat Bahr Jaam Se" from the film Tridev, which had music by Kalyanji-Anandji and Viju Shah.
In the 90s, she took on working in different films, collaborating with other music directors, such as Anu MalikAnand-MilindRajesh Roshanand Nadeem-Shravan. Throughout these years, she had several Bollywood hit songs, including "Tere Ishq Mein Nachenge" (Raja Hindustani), "Chaa Raha Hain Pyaar Ka Nasha" (Chandramukhi), "Roundhe" (Pyar Tune Kya Kiya), "Sona Sona Roop Hai" (Bollywood/Hollywood), "Mouje Mein" (Karobaar), "De Diya" (Keemat), "Ruk Ruk Ruk" (Vijaypath) and the controversial "Sexy sexy sexy Mujhe Log Bole" (Khud-daar).
Simultaneously with playback singing, she has recorded many songs as a pop singer, with album releases. Chinai was noted for her 1995 hit single and album, titled Made in India, which was composed by BidduMade in India went on to become one of the highest selling pop albums of its time and Alisha became a household name. This album contains well-known songs like, "Aaja Mere Dil Mein", "Ek Baar Do Baar", "Sun O Meri Dhadkan", "Tu Kahan", "Ooh La La", "Tu Jo Mila", "Dhokha Diya Hai Re Tune Mere Dil" and "Lover Girl". With its success, Alisha announced her departure from playback singing and wanted to concentrate only on private pop albums. However, her follow-up albums were less successful. This was also the period when she got into a major controversy with the man who recorded several hit songs with her, Anu Malik. During the release of Made in India, Alisha had accused Anu Malik of molesting her. While some claim it was a publicity stunt by the singer to promote her album, Anu Malik and Alisha did not work for several years, only to reunite in 2003 with Ishq Vishq.
Alisha's comeback to film music was with the song "Oh My Darling" in the Yash Raj Film Mujhse Dosti Karoge. Through the 2000-2009 decade, she recorded primarily with Himesh ReshammiyaShankar Ehsaan Loy and Pritam. After her controversy with Anu Malik in the 90s, she patched up with him to record for a number of films starting with Ishq VishqFidaNo EntryLove Story 2050Maan Gaye Mughle Azam,Ugly Aur PagliChehraa and Kambakht Ishq.
In 2005, she had one of her highest career points came with "Kajra Re" (Bunty Aur Babli). The song was a hit and Alisha won her first and only Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer.
Alisha was a judge in Indian Idol 3 and is a judge in Zee TV's Star ya Rockstar with Anu Malik

Personal life

Alisha changed her name to that of her cousin’s daughter Alisha (also Chinai) after she was born.[2] She was married to her manager Rajesh Jhaveri and is now separated


  • Alisha received the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award for the song "Kajra Re" from Bunty Aur Babli in 2005.[4]
  • Alisha received the International Billboard Award around the time Made in India came out,[5] and also won the Freddie Mercury Award for Artistic Excellence.
  • Internationally, Alisha received attention when her song "Seulement Vous" won first place at the International Song Festival "Asia 2004". It was the first victory for India in the Song Contest.

Partial discography[6]

  • Alisha Unleashed
  1. Aah Alisha
  2. Babusha
  3. Baby doll
  4. Dekho dekho
  5. Dheere dheere
  6. Jadoo
  7. Kiss ko dil doon
  8. Pyaara awara
  9. Rootho na hum se
  10. Shor sharaaba
  11. Superman
  12. Tara
  13. Tarzan my Tarzan
  14. Vote for Alisha
  • Jaadoo
  1. Jaadoo
  2. Khuda
  3. Mon cheri
  4. My angel blue
  5. Rootho na humse
  6. Kabhi na raat
  7. Tum meri zindagi ho
  8. Jaadoo
  • Alisha
  1. Seulement vous (Only you)
  2. Ishq se ishq
  3. Dilbar jaaniya
  4. Maashuka
  5. Woh pyaar mera
  6. Soniyaa
  7. Don't want your love
  8. Aai teri yaad
  9. Dhuaan dhuaan
  10. Can you dance
  • Made In India
  1. Made in India
  2. Lover girl
  3. Dil
  4. Tu kahaan
  5. Ek baar do baar
  6. Aajaa
  7. Mere saath
  8. Oo la la
  9. Dhadkan
  10. Made in India (Remix)
  11. Dede
  • Shutup N Kiss Me
  1. Shutup n kiss me (Ravi Bal mix)
  2. Sohneya aaja (Smedrock dance refix)
  3. Tra la la- tere pyaar mein (3si Ibiza mix)
  4. Dil goes boom (Mumbai mix)
  5. Meri jaan mujhe kehke
  6. Silsila (Jazzed up mix)
  7. Ghazal
  8. Shutup n kiss me (Ravi Bal hiphop refix)
  9. Sohneya aaja (Sli Booty mix)
  10. Sooni meri kalai
  11. Be my lady
  12. Shutup n kiss me (Cheeky Monkee refix)
  • Kamasutra
  1. Kamasutra
  2. Main aur tu
  3. Intezaar
  4. Rota hai kyun mera dil
  5. Jhoom baby jhoom
  6. Vote for alisha
  7. Hai gam humdum
  8. Dancing queen
  9. Kisko dil de doon
  10. Taara
  11. Jannat
  12. Jalta hai kyun tan badan

Selected hit songs

Source: Wikipedia

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