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Lisa Mishra Chicago Girl Youtube Sensation Thanks Sonam Kapoor For Starlight

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Lisa Mishra Chicago Girl Youtube Sensation Thanks Sonam Kapoor For Starlight

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Lisa Mishra Youtube Sensation Thanks Sonam Kapoor For Starlight. Lisa Mishra the Chicago girl fell in love with a song and gave it a shot. She attempted a mash-up of ‘Tarefaan’ from Veere Di Wedding and ‘Let me love you’ from DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber and posted it on her Instagram. Lisa had no idea what life had planned for her. Lisa, a data analyst became a Bollywood sensation overnight after she recieved a call from Rhea Kapoor.

Lisa is back! she says,

I know, I know – I’ve been gone for over a year but it’s for very good reason and hopefully was worth the wait. This time I teamed up with my buddies Ali, Ansh, and Sid from SAMAA to bring you a medley of “Dil Diyan Gallan” by Atif Aslam with “Samjhawan” by Arijit Singh and “Sanu Ik Pal” by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. I had a ton of fun with these boys, which I hope you can see in the video!

In an interview Lisa reveales more about her and her passion.

Tell us about yourself
I am a 24 year old Chicago native. I work in data analytics professionally and did my studies in Economics. I’ve taught myself how to sing and play guitar, the first since I was 4 years old and the latter around the age of 15.

Where are you originally from?

I was born in Odisha, but we relocated to Chicago when I was six. I’ve lived there ever since.

When did you realized you passion for writing song and music?

I started singing casually around age 4, but took it more seriously in school around the age of 9. I started songwriting later in life, in my late teens. It’s something I think comes naturally to most people, but for me songwriting is a skill I had to work on over time.

Who is your personal favorite singer?
I have different favorites for different genres. My favorite Indian singers are Arijit Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan, and Jonita Gandhi. My favorites in the US are Beyonce and I’m currently listening to a lot of Charlie Puth and Dua Lipa.

Share your best moment in life when you felt like you were on cloud nine!

It’s got be when Rhea messaged me. I couldn’t believe my eyes! She and Sonam are some of my favorite style icons and advocates for women’s progress so to be reached out to by them was out of this world. I can’t tell you how many times I had to pinch myself to believe it was actually happening!

You ended up working with Sonam Kapoor’s film. How did you get that hook up?
Rhea is the producer of Veere Di Wedding, so she was involved from the start in my singing Tareefan. I met Sonam once we shot the music video for Reprise and the rest is history.

What is your personal strength as an artist and as a woman?
As an artist, my strength is diligence and hard work. I constantly push myself to get better every day. I’ve never been the competitive type and strongly believe art should not be in the business of competition. Art is meant to be unaltered and free, so I focus on competing with only myself rather than others. As a woman, I have a very strong sense of sisterhood in supporting entrepreneurial woman and lifting up other female artists. I strongly believe in building a community of women that pushes each other to reach new heights.

Tell us something that we don’t know about you… Something witty or funny!
I am really into doing voices and accents. It’s something I’ve loved since I was a kid, so I often slip into different personas when talking with my friends and we all have a huge laugh about it!

What were some of the challenges you had to face? Especially being a female artist?

I’ve definitely had to fight for a seat at the table and to be taken seriously as a woman in music. I think there is a perception that women don’t have the business acumen for such conversations and need to have the inner workings of the industry explained to them. I love learning, so I make sure that I’m on top of the details of my work. I like knowing what’s going on at every level.

Your favorite cuisine and travel destination?
My favorite cuisine is definitely Ethiopian. It’s like a milder version of Indian food and so incredibly rich in flavor. My favorite travel destination is Varanasi – I immediately feel so centered once I’m there.

What do you do in your free time? What is a regular day looks like for you?
In my free time I’m usually listening to music and practicing along with my favorite songs. A regular day for me is meeting a friend for coffee, looking over my schedule and crossing things off my checklist whether it’s a meeting, a data consultation for work, or a recording session.

What is the plan for the next five years? Where do you see yourself.

I hope I get to keep making music that resonates with my listeners. They are truly the reason I’ve been able to do this and thrive for the past eleven years. I can’t ask for anything more!

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