Swati Sharma is an Indian singer. She is known for her popular song Banno Tera Swagger from the Tanu Weds Manu: Return, a film directed by Anand L. Rai. She is also notable for producing music that has been used in Bollywood films. In 2017 she became the first Indian singer to perform at the Eiffel Tower (Paris).
Sharma was born in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, in northeast India. Her father worked in marketing, while her mother was a homemaker. Sharma's family traces its origin to Sikar in Rajasthan, and this Rajasthani heritage which would inspire some of her later work in the music industry. She started singing at the age of seven, after which her family encouraged her to purse a career in the music industry; her relatives would also jokingly compare her to Sunidhi Chauhan, a prominent playback singer.
With her father's support, Sharma began her education in music at Pankaj Maharaj, a musical school in Kolkata, before going on to take a music course at Chandigarh University, an institution long associated with Indian music. During this time she also worked as a playback singer, with most of her early work being dubbed over by other musicians or actresses. After she performed a number of devotional hymns before a live audience in Lucknow, she received enough positive feedback to being producing devotional albums.
After finishing her studies, Sharma moved to Mumbai to continue her career in music. She networked extensively, using Facebook to contact musicians for advice and to advocate for her ability to sing. In 2015 she was contacted by Tanishk Bagchi (of the group Tanishk-Vayu), a film score composer who worked extensively in the Bollywood film industry. He commissioned Sharma to sing a romantic song for an upcoming film. The song, Banno tera Swagger, was recorded and later dubbed over by Indian actress Kangana Ranaut in the 2015 romantic comedy film Tanu Weds Manu: Returns. The film was a critical and financial success, and Sharma's role in producing a hit song for Tanu's score led to a dramatic uptick in her popularity.
|Tanu Weds Manu Returns||Banno||2015|
|Direct Ishq||Duaon Mein Yaad Rakhna,
Nimboo sa Ishq,
Direct Ishq Title Track,
|Ek Tera Saath||Pakeeja,
Ek Tera Sath Title track,
|Tutak Tutak Tutiya||Rail Gaddi||2016|
|Freaky Ali||Din Mein Karenge Jagrata||2016|
|Yudh Astitvachi Ladai||Chal Door Door||2015|
|Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai||Sochti Hoon||2017|
|Anaarkali of Aarah||Doonaliya,
|Shaadi Mubarak Ho (Serial)||Maujoodgi,
|Tera Intezaar||Sexy Barbie Girl||2017|
|Kaashi in Search of Ganga||Bam Bam Bole Kaashi||2018|
|Majha Baikocha Priyakar||Tu Haath Nako Lawu||2018|
|X Ray: The Inner Image||Jiglia,
|Zee Cine awards||2016||Banoo||Tanu Weds Manu Return||Nominated|
|Star Screen Awards||2016||Banoo||Tanu Weds Manu Return||Nominated|
|Sony Guild Awards||2016||Banno||Tanu Weds Manu Return||Nominated|
|GIMA Awards||2016||Banno||Tanu Weds Manu Return||Won|
|Mirchi Music awards||2016||Banno||Tanu Weds Manu Return||Nominated|
|Big Star Entertainment Award||2016||Banno||Tanu Weds Manu Return||Nominated|
|Lion Gold Awards||2016||Banno||Tanu Weds Manu Return||Won|
|Radio Mirchi Disc Awards||2016||Banno||Tanu Weds Manu Return||Won|