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Breathtaking and irresistible: Rahul Sharma wows diaspora with his brand of enthralling Bollywood, Sufi & Punjabi folk numbers

New Jersey-based singer Rahul Sharma, who keeps audience enthralled with contemporary Bollywood singing along with Sufi, Punjabi and folk performances, has earned kudos from diaspora people.

The singer confesses how from a very young age he was drawn to music.

Right since then, Rahul said that he realised that music was his cup of tea. The former Delhi boy from New Jersey inherited the culture from his parents, who had dedicated their entire lives to music.

Rahul received training from them in Hindustani Classical and modern contemporary singing.

From Delhi School of Music, he learned violin after five years of training, which was affiliated to Trinity College of London.

The year 2017 was a defining moment in his life. Rahul Sharma debuted with the song ‘Sun Sada,’ which was released under Zee Music India.

It was followed by several original songs and mashups. But, the song closest to his heart remains “Keh do Tum,” composed by his father for him.

 He had recorded a song with his father for his devotional album ‘Saancha Sahib’ at the age the 17. In 2017, he bagged the title of 1st Runner up at Indian American Icon, judged by the late and iconic music composer Bappi Lahiri. In 2017 and 2018, he was awarded the Best Male Singer trophy at IFAB Awards USA. 

Sharma had got selected with ace Indian music composer Pritam at his Washington DC concert in front of a huge Indian diaspora. The same year, he even won the Pennsylvania State – Meri Awaaz Suno, USA, in the presence of great Indian music composer Lalit Pandit.

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