1. Tell us more about your background and journey.
Hi, I am Aastha Sharma. I am a singer, lawyer, performer, influencer, kathak dancer and a nature lover! I absolutely love when I’m able to put a smile on anyone’s face! I have been staying in the city of dreams, Mumbai, from almost more than 8 years, trying to learn something new everyday. I believe a lot in the phrase “Simple living and high thinking”!
My journey has been full of lots of ups and downs where I had to take certain responsibilities at a very young age but God gave me the strength to deal with it and I feel grateful for having crossed those obstacles. An adventurous journey with a positive attitude is what keeps one going!
2. When did you first decide you wanted to pursue music and how did you start?
I was four when I started music. At that very moment I decided that I cannot leave this by any chance and it has become a part of me now! By God’s grace and everyone’s good wishes, I appeared on TV first time when I was 12 in Total TV for a singing reality show and side by side I auditioned for Colgate Maxfresh Star Plus Antakshari the great challenge little stars in 2007 and secured Best Supporting Team Trophy.
Then I got the opportunity to appear four times on Comedy nights with Kapil/The Kapil Sharma show with celebrities like Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma, Kumar Vishvas, Pankaj Tripathi, Manoj Bajpayee, Aishwarya Rai, Irfan Khan etc. In 2013, I shifted to Mumbai. I also took few music classes and performed with Padmashree Anup Jalota ji. In 2020 January, I recorded my name in the Guinness Book of World Records by being a lead singer in the largest Indian Cinematic Music Band headed by Pritam Da for the album of Kabir Khan named The Forgotten Army.
3. Who is your favourite singer and why?
The first song I heard was of Mohd. Rafi sahab and since that day, he has been my favourite artist. Unfortunately he is not physically with us but his music is what makes him immortal. Also, I love Lataji, as the nightingale what people rightly say.
In today’s era, I am a big fan of Shreya Ghosal and Vishal Mishra. The reason for loving and admiring all these artists is the emotion they portray through their music and the unbreakable bond they form with the audience and I’m one of them as well!
4. Can you throw light on opportunity one gets as a singer?
Opportunity in any profession depends on the person’s talent, hard work and luck. If such elements are favourable, I believe nothing is difficult or easy. Competition exists in every field but we need to be a little different from others and outshine in order to grab what we deserve. With the right amount of perseverance, honesty, loyalty, dedication and confidence, even the stars help us achieve what we aspire for!
5. Any advice for aspiring singer?
Just believe in yourself! Apne par “Aastha” rakho and see miracles happening! Also, never stop dreaming and working towards accomplishing your dreams, dreams do come true!
6. Is formal training required or one can train themselves purely on basis of talent?
Lack of a formal training should never cease anyone from expressing their talent. I am an untrained singer myself and the satisfaction I get after learning things on my own and working double for it, is unmatchable. Therefore, what matters is the final destination and not how you reach there.
7. Any message for upcoming independent artists.
Keep creating good music by giving your hundred per cent to it. When something is done with a pious attitude, it reaches the soul of every human being. Don’t look for short cuts and the staircase to success would definitely make you reach your desired goal.