Shweta Pandit

Shweta Pandit

Shweta Pandit at Esha Deol's wedding ceremony, June 2012
Background information
Birth name Shweta Pandit
Genres Playback singer, performing artist, actor, composer
Occupation(s) Singer, Actor
Years active 1999–present

Shweta Pandit is a popular Bollywood playback/recording vocalist, songwriter, composer, performing artist and actress.[1] She has also recorded songs for various Telugu and Tamil film songs.

At the age of four, Shweta worked with Indian composer, Ilayaraja for the award-winning film Anjali, which was re-recorded in Hindi. She dubbed for the lead role in the film in Hindi.[2]

Music career

She had her breakthrough with Yash Raj Films and Aditya Chopra's Mohabbatein (2000) with five songs at the age of 12. She was chosen to sing in the film, after she auditioned for the final selection among almost 500 singers. Her debut record album Main Zindagi Hoon released when she was only 16 years old with EMI Virgin Records, India. Becoming the youngest Indian-Pop star. She released 3 videos from this album, featuring herself. Her other albums include Aplam Chaplam. She sang and featured for various television commercials.

In 2012, she sang her first Tamil song for the movie Vettai for composer Yuvan Shankar Raja.[3] and "Billa II" and "Aadhibhagavan" getting her the finest reviews for her renditions. In 2011, Shweta collaborated with popular Punjabi singer and actor Harbhajan Mann for the song Sun Mere Chann Mahiya for the album Heer Ranjha (OST).


Her first reality television show as a playback singer in 2008, Mission Ustaad on Channel 9x, was produced by the United Nations and judged by A. R. Rahman and Javed Akhtar. The show was one of the biggest television series presented by the United Nations and had accomplished singers from Bollywood performing together for various causes for the United Nations.

Shweta is currently the host and presenter of Asia's Singing Superstar with Pakistani actor Ahsan Khan a singing talent show, telecasted in Dubai, Pakistan and several Asian countries, judged by Shankar Mahadevan and Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan on ZEE TV and GEO TV

Live performances

In 2009-10: Shweta Pandit is now a part of 2009 Oscar Winner, A R Rahman's – "Jai Ho Journey Home Concert – World Tour". Performing with the Music Legend as a leading vocalist, around the world, including India, Australia, US, UK and the Middle East and Asia.

Shweta performed the track "Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire with AR Rahman on 11 December 2010 in Oslo, Norway in an event which hosted by Denzel Washington and Anne Hathaway.

Shweta Pandit Productions has also released the debut album of her sister Shrradha Pandit's Teri Heer in October 2008, with Sony Music, India. She featured in the CocaCola Commercial (TVC) featuring Cricketer Gautam Gambhir and directed by acclaimed Dibakar Banerjee.

She acted in David, directed by Bejoy Nambiar.[4]

She has also acted with Anil Kapoor in 24 (Indian TV series), directed by AbhineyDeo on Colors channel. In 2015, she did a powerful role as Madhu, with actor Sara Loren in Barkhaa.








Spiritual and Sanskrit devotional albums


  1. "Songs of Shweta Pandit-Bollywood Songs". 7 July. Retrieved 21 September 2013. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. "Shweta Pandit: High notes of success". Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  3. "Would love to sing more Tamil songs: Shweta". IBN Live. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  4. "Singer Shweta Pandit turns chawl girl for David". 12 January 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.

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