BIOGRAPHY

My aim, with any of my clients, is to share the passion that I have enjoyed for over 25 years.  

Music has always been a passion of mine. At age 2, before I could form words in my mouth, I began training in the art of Carnatic vocal music (South Indian Classical music) from my mother. From then on, I have been learning tabla since the age of 12 from Dr. Narendra Verma, a contemporary of the late Ustad Allah Rakha. In addition, I have played a bit of drums, congas and did western acapella singing during high school. I picked up dhol on my own during my undergraduate studies at Drexel University.  Afterwards, I was able to perform along with over 26 award winning bhangra and fusion teams in North America, the Federal Government, some of the world's well-known clubs, and even in the Hip Hop and Bollywood music scenes  

I have been able to perform for/with

  • Former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

  • Former US Vice President Joe Biden

  • Award-winning R&B and Cash Money Records artist Jay Sean

  • Nobel Peace-Prize-Winner Kailash Sathyarthi

  • Award Winning Dance team- Bhangra Empire

  • Award Winning Dance team- First Class Bhangra

  • Former First Lady of the US Michelle Obama's Let's Move Initiative

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • Washington Wizards Cheerleaders @ the Verizon Center

  • Bollywood sensation RDB

  • Culture Shock

  • Punjabi Hip Hop/R&B group Pranna, Mickey Singh and Amar Sandhu

  • The White House- 2015 and 2016

  • US State Department- 2015 and 2017

  • Pentagon- 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2017

  • Department of Transportation in 2016

  • Capital One Arena halftime show- 2012 and 2017

  • Former US Vice President Joe Biden's Residence - 2016

  • Presidential Guest Estate House (Blair House) - 2016

  • The Kennedy Center- 2013 and 2017

  • The Smithsonian Institute 2011-2017

  • Embassy of India, Washington DC - 2012 - 2014

  • Arlington Women's Memorial- 2016

  • Cancun, Mexico - 2013

  • Vancouver, BC - 2015

  • New Delhi, India- 2014

  • Chennai, India- 2014

  • Toronto, ON- 2016

  • New York, NY- 2011, 2013, 2014

  • Los Angeles, CA- 2012, 2013, 2015

  • France/Spain- 2005

  • Bhangra Blowout Competition, Washington, D.C. (1st place in 2011)

  • Elite 8 Bhangra Invitational Competition, Washington, D.C. (1st place in 2015)

  • Bruin Bhangra Competition, Los Angeles, CA (1st place in 2015)

  • Big Apple Bhangra Competition, New York, NY (3rd place on 2013)

  • Bhangra at the Bell Bhangra Competition (1st place in 2014)

  • Bhangra in the Burgh Bhangra Competition (1st place in 2013)

  • Virsa Punjab Da Bhangra Competition, Raleigh, NC (1st place 2010)

Where I have Performed/Received Awards