Back before the Internet had lesser paid ads, Sharvi Yadav had already made a name for herself in the music sphere. Once the video hit 50,000 views, Yadav was recognised by Ehsaan Noorani, of the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio, and encouraged to participate in the reality show The Stage! There was no looking back for the musician who then went on to win the reality TV series. The singer who performed at Phoenix Marketcity on Saturday, tells us about her experience on the show and her plans for the future...
Music was always on the cards for Sharvi, who started singing when she was little. “I used to follow my brother in everything he used to do. He used to sing songs of Sonu Nigam and I began to as well. That’s how I got into the whole thing and began singing Hindi and English songs,” recalls the 21-year-old who was influenced by Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Shilpa Rao and Sonu Nigam to name a few. But getting a personal message from musical biggie – Ehsaan, what was that like for her? “At first I thought it was a fake account, but I went to his profile and when I realised it was real I couldn’t contain my excitement. I started jumping and squealing” chirps the youngster still sounding as excited.
Describing her journey to fame as a roller-coaster ride, Sharvi says, “Through my hectic journey, I want to inspire as many women as I can. Since I have been inspired and influenced by so many female musicians, I want to pass that on as well. I come from a close-knit family and have a pampered childhood and just getting to this place has taught me a lot.”
And while she was undergoing thr rigorous training process, her family had her back the whole time. “Initially, they thought I would only take up music as a hobby, so they would always come to my gigs and support my performances. But The Stage happened and things changed,” smiles the singer who is all ready too come out with her first project, SYL – Sharvi Yadav Live, and is also releasing her first single very soon. And the singer also has a soft spot for namma ooru. “I have realised that Bengaluru has a keen ear and appreciate good music. It’s also so clean and feels like a breath of fresh air!” she quips in conclusion.