News|April 24, 2012 10:45 am

Asha Bhosale’s granddaughter makes her singing debut

Music is all in the genes for this family. And they’re actually starting young. Asha Bhosale’s 10-year-old granddaughter Zanaya began lessons under her granny’s tutelage as early as age four. No wonder, Ashatai thinks she’s ready to play in the big league.

The pre-teen has sung on a track that also features the likes of Sonu Nigam, Mohit Chauhan, Shaan, Shankar Mahadevan, Kailash Kher and Sunidhi Chauhan. It’s on anti-piracy and is called Salaami Ho Jaaye. Composed by Shamir Tandon, we learn that the young girl was there at Asha’s insistence.

Says the proud grandmother,

I foresee Zanaya carrying our family’s musical legacy forward and keeping our music’s rich traditions alive for future generations. I am happy she has sung for Shamir, who is close to us (the Mangeshkars), alongside today’s top singers. I wish all of them much success.

Zanaya muses,

I love music. I have been learning music from my gurus and from my grandmother Asha Aai. Recording with Shamir uncle was fun. He is kind and I felt very comfortable.