India has an abundance of self-made and successful women, who have made the country proud all around the world. One such woman is Tanvi Shah, who is the first and only woman to win the prestigious Grammy award. Tanvi sings in multiple languages including Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese. She had made her Bollywood debut with the song Fanaa, which she sang for Mani Ratnam‘s film, Yuva. Tanvi won the Grammy Award in the Best Song Written for Motion Picture or Other Visual Media category for the Spanish lyrics for the song Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire.(ALSO READ: Here’s a roundup of how Beyonce, Adele, James Corden made Grammy Awards 2017 a night to remember)
Tanvi will be hosting an event called First Ladies which is definitely going to be the talk-of-the-town. The event First Lady is organised by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and is spearheaded by the dynamic and inspirational, Mrs Maneka Gandhi. First Ladies will take place at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on 20th January, 2018. First Ladies is an initiative to recognise women who had the courage to take up an unusual path and succeeded in being “First” in their respective fields. (ALSO READ: Grammy Awards 2018 nominations out! Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars lead this year’s pack)
Tanvi Shah, 32, was earlier invited to speak at the TEDxSF conference on Global Health in November 2012. Grammy award winner, Tanvi, believes that everyone has to give back to society. She is also actively involved with the Cancer Institute along with the “End Polio” campaign of Rotary International along with Amitabh Bachchan, A. R. Rahman and Anil Kapoor. Tanvi has even donated her song, “Zindagi”, produced by JHawk, to the End Polio campaign album that features international artistes such as Itzhak Perlman, David Sanborn, Ziggy Marley, Donovan and members of the Congolese band, Staff Benda Bilili.
This lady has a long way to go. Our country needs more such women who will keep scaling to new heights. We are proud of Tanvi. Stay tuned into BollywoodLife for all the latest updates.
(Text by Nirali Kanabar)