In India, a nation teeming with 1.2 billion people, it’s easier to be absorbed and invisible than to emerge and stand out. Read more ..Aiysha Saagar
Pop artist, performer/dancer Aiysha Saagar is not one to be invisible. Everything about her – her beauty, style, ambition and obvious sense of self – commands attention.
Nowhere is this more evident than in a daring photo-shoot conducted on Surfers Paradise Beach featuring a voluptuous Aiysha body-painted with a representation of the Australian flag.
One of the most striking images from that session was emblazoned across the front page of the Gold Coast Bulletin in Australia last month after Aiysha Saagar was announced as Australia’s Gold Coast Ambassador to India and across the globe.
Aiysha’s position as a leading pop artist – “Indian Girl” is her fifth album – seemingly makes her a ready-made and potentially lucrative asset for the Gold Coast. Even so, that is not to say there is nothing enigmatic or elusive about Aiysha.
“I love the Gold Coast and I’ve always wanted to bring tourism to the city” she says. “I’ve spent a lot of time on the coast, grown up here in a way but my heritage is also Indian. I’m proud to be Indian and I am just as proud to be Australian.”
Music is the driving force of her life, from the time she started singing as a 6-year-old, through all her years at school and while she was earning her qualifications as an Accountant and Financial Planner.
Aiysha’s love for music lead to her making the difficult decision of leaving behind a very successful corporate career to chase her dream. She released music albums in India and Australia and has performed in over 300 concerts around the world.
To truly stand out in the Indian music scene, one must possess an inner grit and acknowledgement of this raises awareness of what may be Aiysha Saagar’s most striking feature.
Not her beauty, not her talent and not her flair for self-promotion, all of which are self-evident, but the combined virtues of her self-awareness and self-control.
Aiysha is set to release her new album “Indian Girl” along with five music videos of which four have been filmed on the Gold Coast in Australia. This tri-lingual pop album features Hindi, Punjabi and English songs that have been created out of Aiysha’s collaboration with some of India’s most sought after music directors and DJs. The album is due to be released in August 2012.
Aiysha Saagar’s official website: www.aiyshamusic.com