RAM NAVAMI SPECIAL
Wednesday 21st April 2021
U.K 7.30 pm till 10pm BST
U.S.A 11.30 AM till 2 PM PST
EAST AFRICA 9.30 PM till Midnight EAT
Dubai 10.30 PM till 1 AM GST
(All times are in BST(British Summer Time))
Titled Ms India 2013, Simran is also a rising star in Bollywood with her recent debut movie ‘Zindagi Tumse’. An accomplished international Celebrity Anchor, Simran has been associated with the prestigious IIFA Awards, FILMFARE, OSCARS Academy, and many more A-list global events. She is also the recipient of India’s prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Anchor par excellence. Another compelling string to her bow is her talent in Folk Dance. Having won 18 consecutive Folk Dance titles in India and America Simran has also been India’s Cultural Ambassador of Folk Dance.
Ajay & Archana
Ajay Vyas & Archana Desai
Ajay Vyas and Archana Desai by profession are chemical engineers residing in Abu dhabi. They are passionate about music and love to perform on many live online and stage performances together. In past few years they have entertained the community regularly free of charge.
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Girish Jogia is the founder of Shree Ganesh Bhajan Group. With the blessings of Maa Sarswati the group has been performing live for last ten years. Performances include:
Bhakti Sangeet, Bhajans for all occasions, Hanuman chalisa, Golden oldies from Bollywood, Mehfil’s, Karaoke, Garba, Sangeet night and live singing during the wedding ceremony.
During this pandemic year they have featured many times on Healing our Earth.
Radha Krishna Das
Radha Krishna Das
Message from Krishna Valley,
New Vraja Dhama,
Bhagwati Makwana. born in Uganda, moved to UK in 1972. Her whole family are from a musical background and have sung for a number of years. Her mother was nominated the best Garba singer in Lugazi and continued to be the centre point of singing every NAVRATRI when they moved to UK. All the siblings were taught Sargams by her father when they were young.
Bhagwati’s sister in turn followed her mother’s footsteps along with her brother singing Garba and Bhajans. Bhagwati took the Bollywood route and has now been singing for the past 20 years. The family tree carries on and now her daughter. Roshni, has turned out to be an amazing singer. Together with her daughter they have their own successful music group SITAARE.
Today is very special as it is her late father’s birthday ❤️
Nidhi is a versatile Indian vocalist who performs Ghazals, Bhajans, Bollywood songs and Sufiana qalaams. She trained in Hindustani classical music. Nidhi has performed at various platforms in India, including National level events and various concerts/events in UK and Netherlands.
Nidhi is based in Netherlands with her family. Also giving services as a lead vocalist with the music wing of Chinmaya Mission UK.
Saivani, a young lady in her 20s, is a child psychologist, using music therapy as a method of counselling.
Rupa is a professional singer and versatile in a variety of different genres of music including Bollywood Bhajans and Bhangras. She has performed in many countries including America, India, Australia, Canada, and Fiji Islands.
During Covid crisis, Rupa has been singing through social media including Facebook and Instagram and connects with people across the globe. She is also a Radio Presenter at Eava fm.
Kiran & Anuradha
Kiran Thakrar & Anuradha Shukla
Kiran Thakrar based in London UK has been working, living and breathing music for over 40 years. He has performed in over 4000 concerts worldwide. He has composed and produced many award-winning albums and film score., He has worked with many top International artists in the industry. To name a few – American platinum star Ginuwine, Bill Bailey, Nusarahat Fatehalikhan, Zakir Hussein, and many more. 2016 was another landmark year in his music career. He was invited to be part of a very prestigious panel of judges to judge the finals of world’s biggest – Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
Anuradha Shukla, originally from Kenya, is a Lead female singer and artistic Director of most popular band Strings of UK. She has performed all over the world independently and with her band and various other prominent bands such as Alaap, Heera and many more. She has recorded with various international artists including Multi Platinum Artiste-Genuine, Bill Bailey and McFly. She toured with world-famous band from Germany Didsedenten for Jungle book. Which won a Grammy award for the album.
Anuradha has performed for various dignitaries including the Royal family of Britain, the Royal family of Oman, Universal Pictures, Goldman Sachs, Louis Vuitton and Salman Khan productions.
Telugu Kirtan on Bhagwan Ram
Neelima Penumarthy is Founder/Director of StoryHour. Her first production, the hour-long audiobook, Ramayana : An Ancient Indian Epic, was written and narrated by her teenage sons, Shreyas and Ayur Pulle. Accolades included, “Best audiobooks of 2017”, The Times UK. British Airways selected it for in-flight entertainment. The RNIB translated it into Braille and Talking Book versions for their library. Audible lists Hindi and Telugu versions narrated by teenagers. Neelima produced a spellbinding 20-minute Ramayana puppet show, playing to packed audiences at Diwali in London, Trafalgar Square and Nehru Centre, for three years! It was featured by the BBC on Diwali 2019. English, Hindi, Gujarati, French, Spanish, German and Italian versions are on Youtube. Indian embassy cultural centres in Berlin, Paris and London featured it on Diwali 2020.
Please follow www.storyhour.co.uk
Meena is a singer, performer and music teacher. She is trained in Indian classical music and specialises in Bollywood songs, bhajans, ghazals, raas & garba and of course classical music.
Meena has performed in various prestigious events and venues including Trafalgar Square, London.
Born in California, Priya Kumar is a singer of Indian origin who made her first appearance in Saregamapa singing Superstars 2010. She was also a top finalist of NTV Star Search that year and has several Hindi and Bangla albums to her credit. Priya is also a professional model and trained classical dancer in the Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi styles. Her recent accomplishment is winning the runner up crown of Mrs. Bharat New England and title holder of Mrs. Bharat USA classic. She believes in passing inspiration to the younger generation by encouraging them to be the best versions of themselves. Causes she support include animal rights and support of the girl child
Technical Director – Nishit Kotak
Creative Director – Sarita Menon
Production Director – Dr Honey Kalaria
Host Director – Simran Ahuja
Promotions Strategist – Varsha Mistry
Media Team – Kesh Morjaria and Anita Nomula
Host Team – Simran Ahuja
Back Up Team – Deepa Vithlani, Dr. Lalit Sodha, Dr Milen Shah, Mallesh Kota, Dr Sheila Dobee, Renu Gidoomal, Shivali Ruparelia, Saivani Samboo, Meena Trivedy.
Facilitator Team – Various
Channel Partners – Hindu Forum of Europe, MentalHealth_Connect, Hindu Matters in Britain, Enrich TV, Diwali In London, Simran Ahuja Official, Sanskruti , Honey Kalaria Official, Sunrise Radio UK plus others.