Pragnya Wakhlu

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Composer;Performer

Folk;Singer/Songwriter

Guitar, Acoustic;Sitar

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Nov 1, 2021

Pragnya Wakhlu

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Hailed  second by Vogue as the top 12 Indian indie acts of 2020, Pragnya Wakhlu  is an award-winning musician, composer and activist based out of New  Delhi, India. She been an active part of the independent music industry  for the last 12 years with three released studio albums and five singles  to her credit.

Pragnya is one of the first Indian Independent musicians and very few Indians to be elected to be a prestiguous member of the Grammy Recording Academy this year. Her  travelling audio-visual show with her band 'The Kahwa Speaks Ensemble'  has been successful in highlighting the positives of Kashmiri culture  and changing the negative media narrative cross India, U.SA and Hong  Kong.

A strong  believer in using the power of music to promote positive change,  Pragnya's work is heavily inspired by the many important issues she is  passionate about.


In 2020, she hosted and sang in Kashmiri on a T.V. show 'Bollywood Hits' on Doordarshan Kashmir (DD Kashir).


With over  1000+ shows to her credit (in India, U.S.A ,Hong Kong and Dubai) she has  been featured at some of India's most prominent venues and music  festivals including the Divas of Rock and the Kasauli Rhythm and Blues  Festival organized by Rolling Stone Magazine  and has shared the stage  with promenient Indian act such as Indian Ocean, the Raghu Dixit Project  and Parikrama.


Pragnya has  been featured on TV on MTV, Vh1,Zee news,Zee Salaam, DD Kashir, DD  Urdu,Wion News and newspapers Indian Express,Sakaal times, the New  Indian Express, The Hindu, The Telegraph, The Guardian,Times of India  amongst others..

Awards

  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 'Best Music' for "Katyuchuk My Love" and Best Cinematography award for Kahwa Speaks ( 2021)

  • Women Achiever's in Music Award, presented by the Mayor of Delhi (2021)

  • Dadasaheb Phalke Special Festival Mention Award for "Burning Fire" (2020)

  • Winner (3rd place) at the VIMA GLOBAL Music Awards. Best Female Act Overall + Best Genre Bending Song (2019)

  • Winner of the Radio City Freedom Award for Best Folk Fusion Artist (2018)

  • Winner of the International Barclay's Rising Star Award (2016)

  • Won 3rd place at the South East Asian Indiego Music Awards for Best Female Vocalist

  • Nominated for the Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA)  for Best Music Debut, Best  Album, Best Song

  • Album Journey To the Sun was nominated for the Jack Daniels Rock Awards & Bite my Music Global Awards

Pragnya Wakhlu

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