Maalavika & Mohit

Join us this year for a Musical Diwali with Maalavika & Mohit as guests performers arriving all the way from India just for Ireland Diwali.

Maalavika SUNDAR

Maalavika was in the top four of Indian Idol last year. “It was the best experience I ever had in my life. It was challenging as I didn’t know the language. In the first audition, there were nearly 20,000 people, but I was directly put into top 24. Meeting different people from different culture, I learnt a lot in few months,” says Maalavika.

Maalavika was known as Carnatic singer, until she broke the tag after she sang the hit number, Dang Dang under D Imman’s composition in Manam Kothi Paravai. Her popularity soared after the release of the song.

“After the song, wherever I travelled, people called me ‘Dang Dang Maalavika’. I was scared to sing the folk number in a recording studio as I come from a Carnatic background. But Imman sir made me feel so comfortable. I was completely into Carnatic music until 2010, after which I took part in the singing reality show Super Singer.”

Maalavika has sung a number of cine songs, including a few hits like Karuppu Nerathazhagi from Komban, Gum Zaare from Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru. “When I was a part of Super Singer, people used to point out the influence of Carnatic music in my cine songs, but I didn’t realise it then. Now, when I compare what I used to sing to what I am singing now, I can find a huge difference. I am happy with the progress.”

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Mohit “Buland” Chopra

Mohit, often called ‘Mata Da Sher’ for having sung at numerous ‘Jaagrans’ to make a living and support his family, is blessed with an absolutely soulful voice that resonates. Coming from a humble background, nothing came to him easy and yet, his love for singing never faltered. Living his dream of performing on a stage like Indian Idol, Mohit hopes to fulfill his mother’s dreams of seeing him becoming an established singer.

After leaving the show in the last 5 he became known as Mohit Buland Chopra.