Sona Mohapatra is an artiste, singer & performer who has defied the Bollywood route to popularity with her full blooded voice, electric style and performances.
She is a trained Hindustani classical singer but her first love is the folk music & folk stylings of her country. Sona aspires to bridge the ancient to the contemporary with her music & apart from releasing her own original albums & singles, has collaborated on tracks with international music icons & bands like David Bowie, INXS & many international DJ’s.
Sona's Bollywood hits include Ishq Karenge, Naina, Ambarsariya, Jiya Lage Na, Bedardi Raja, Daav Laga & many more & her performances on Coke Studio are amongst the most popular in the Indian edition with her rendition of 'Rangabati' and 'Piya Se Naina' crossing million's of views in the first fortnight of release. Her performances on the trend breaking TV show "Satyamev Jayate" on which she was also the executive producer of the musical project, have made Sona Mohapatra a household name & a youth icon.
Sona is known not only as an artiste but also as a social commentator who has a serious digital footprint with an organic growth of over 1.4 million direct followers on facebook alone. ( www.facebook.com/sonatheartiste & www.facebook.com/sona.mohapatra )
The last year has witnessed over 100 #SonaLive concerts & performances across the globe including a mega collaboration with the BBC Philharmonic, 100 piece orchestra. This 3 hour concert was broadcast live across 12 global networks from London. In India, her shows have had record turnouts of 28,000 in Bangalore , 45,000 in Jalandar & over 1 lac people in Patna. Sona has also headlined prestigious venues like the Lincoln Centre in New York & the international Jodhpur RIFF festival at the Mehrangarh Fort amongst many others.
Sona Mohapatra has featured in all the 'top influencer' lists of various magazines like, Femina, Elle, Vogue & has been awarded the Loreal Femina winner in the performing arts & music category in 2012.
Sona calls her style 'Desi-Cool' & she seeks out the cutting edge in Indian art.