Jonita Gandhi Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Boyfriend, Biography & More

Jonita Gandhi is an Indian playback singer Jonita predominantly worked in Hindi and Tamil.

Jonita Gandhi Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Boyfriend, Biography & More

Arabic Kuthu, the first song from Vijay and Pooja Hegde's Beast is the latest viral video on social media. The joy-filled first track from Beast is crooned by Anirudh Ravichander and Jonita Gandhi, while the lyrics are penned by actor Sivakarthikeyan. While Arabic Kuthu is ruling the hearts of the audience, Jonita Gandhi an Indian-born Canadian playback singer says she feels glad singing this epic song. 

In an exclusive conversation with Pinkvilla, Jonita also shared her experience of singing with Anirudh Ravichander, who is a big name in the Tamil music industry. "I’m a huge fan of Anirudh’s music. He is extremely versatile and the fact that we’re both diverse in our musical exposure makes it easy to work together. It's always easy to connect with him on a musical level and to work together in the studio. No matter what the song or style is, it’s always a fun and unique experience," said Jonita who is the voice behind chartbuster tracks like The Breakup Song (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil) and Sau Tarah Ke (Dishoom), Chellama (Doctor).

Asked how different her experience was it in terms of singing a mix of Tamil and Arabic songs. Jonita said, "Singing in Tamil is always challenging but really fun. But one of the things that makes this song unique is the fact that a large portion of the lyrics is actually not words from any language. Learning the 'gibberish' bits was probably easier and it was definitely easier to have fun with." 

The North and South's collaboration in music is massive. A lot of Hindi singers have sung in South music, which is one of the biggest growing markets currently. Asked about the same, Jonita says 'music transcends language barriers. 

"I think it's great that musicians are collaborating between the North and South. Every singer comes from a different background and has something special to contribute, regardless of whether they're a native speaker of the language they're singing in or not. As cliche as it sounds, there's a reason why people always say that music has no language; it transcends language barriers," said Arabic Kuthu co-singer Jonita Gandhi

Jonita Gandhi has released an urban Punjabi single titled 'Na naa together with Mickey Singh. The singer says working on the song has been an adventure!

Sung by Jonita and Mickey, the track is a blend of east and west. The music video featuring the two singers has been directed by Jay Skilly.

Talking about the song, Jonita shared: "'Na Na' is our baby. This song was such an adventure, from ideation to execution and I'm beyond excited to share it with you all. I'm thrilled to have collaborated with Mickey Singh for the first time, and working with the entire team on this song was such a memorable experience."

"From dance practices to wardrobe and even the vocals, I got to experiment and you all know how much I love to step outside my comfort zone. A huge shoutout to Jay, Aman, Shivaani, Evan, and the entire team from choreography to promotions – mad love to you all!" the singer added.

Singer Jonita Gandhi has been garnering heaps of praises for her latest Punjabi track ‘Chal Koi Na’. While the song was released a few weeks back, it has now suddenly caught up with the audiences of Instagram Reels and TikTok. The song, which has more than 5 Million views on YouTube, is slowly and steadily turning out to be charting the popularity lists.

In a quick chat with Outlook, Gandhi speaks up about how the song came about, how she prefers the messaging of a song more than anything else, and how she is not missing going out for recordings in this ‘new normal. Excerpts from the chat:

Thank you, firstly. The video and the song have been a long work in progress. It has been several months now; since we went to Hawaii to shoot this and what inspired me was that I am a person who has always been excited about working in an urban Punjabi scene, especially because I grew up in Toronto in a Punjabi family and I have always been fond of music. Of course, I have been more preoccupied with my Bollywood projects for the last couple of years but after I did a collaboration called ‘Mera Ji Karda’ with Deep Jandu and then ‘Nana’ with Mickey Singh, I have kind of found a home at Treehouse VHT and we are working on a lot of exciting new projects in this space and ‘Chal Koi Na’ is the beginning of my solo journey with them.

I think this was a very fun song and also a very light song in terms of the message and the message of the song is always very important for me. The message of the song is very beautiful and very light. It is about letting go; it is kind of a break-up song but it can be applied to anything. It is about situations where you can walk away from something and not necessarily be bitter about it and see it in a positive light. It is just a part of growth and moving on in our journeys.

I think working now after the pandemic, people have adapted themselves. I am actually quite comfortable now because I have always had a home set-up and I think people are more inclined to send sessions and to have things done remotely, which I think works in my favor because I am able to schedule my time better, prioritize my family, mental health because I can work around things in a little easier way because I am recording things myself. Of course, the live studio experience cannot be exchanged but I definitely think that we are managing as well as we can and I don’t really miss going out to recording studios as much.

I think by doing T- Series mixed tape now as somebody who used to do covers I wouldn’t say I am coming full circle, I just think I am doing more of what people grew to love about me and I am trying to stay in touch with that fan base as well and people who love my songs. Definitely, the fact that I am doing with the labels now is a testament to the fact that I have grown but even still while I am doing T-Series mixed tape, I am still releasing covers on my channel that have been produced by myself. I think it is just me trying to satisfy my audiences and kind of give them what they like.

Shreya Ghoshal, Sadhana Sargam, Shashaa Tripati… Tamil fans seem to have a special place for non-Tamil singers who care to get the language’s pronunciation and diction right. Let’s just say we are readily impressed when an ‘outsider’ takes pains to speak our language. Jonita Gandhi is the latest beneficiary of this outpouring of love. The Indo-Canadian singer started as a YouTuber before foraying into Bollywood with the title track of Chennai express. She quickly became a frequent collaborator of AR Rahman for Tamil songs like 'Mental Manadhil' (OK Kanmani) and 'Idhu Naal' (Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada). She has also collaborated with the likes of D Imman, Yuvan Shankar Raja, and Leon James. However, it is her work with Anirudh Ravichander for 'Chellama' (Doctor) that has brought her an impressive fanbase. Now, the duo has made another sensational hit in the form of 'Arabic Kuthu' (Beast), a song that is breaking records on YouTube.

The day the song was released, my phone kept ringing. It’s just crazy. There were memes about the song everywhere. The meme culture in Tamil cinema is quite something; I haven’t seen anything like it in other industries. I wasn’t sure why there were so many memes. And why was I in them? It all happened so fast. That’s the energy Anirudh brings with his music. And of course, there’s Thalapathy Vijay, who is killing it with each film.

Honestly, I rely on the people around me. Anirudh is very particular about this and very patient. He explains each word. In fact, the whole team—including me—stands for patience and hard work. We make sure we get everything right. Also, I have been recording Tamil songs for a few years now. So, I am now picking up the Tamil words faster.  The process is different for each song. I have had experiences where I showed up at the studio and learned the lines. For other songs, I get the lines in advance. I begin work on it before the recording—and this process, I prefer. This means that I have one less thing to worry about in the studio. I like to get everything right.

Irrespective of where you are brought up

A lot of thought and hard work is put into the making of these songs, and it feels good to play my part in promoting the song. When it all works out, that is like the cherry on top. However, no, I don’t feel compelled. I do this because I enjoy the whole process.

I have completed my portions, and I think the film is in post-production. I am not sure because I have been really busy with 'Arabic Kuthu'. Unlike what everyone thinks about the film though, it is not going to be in Tamil. It’s an English film (laughs). 

Singer Jonita Gandhi, whose first solo Bollywood song Kahaan hoon main was composed by AR Rahman, is joyous about featuring in One Heart: The AR Rahman Concert Film which is built around the Oscar winner's North America Intimate Tour series. The film features her touring as part of Rahman's live band across 14 locations in North America.
"Being the lead female singer on the tour was an unforgettable experience. I'm so grateful that Rahman sir trusted me with the task of delivering so many of his hits live on stage. I learned a lot about myself as a singer and performer during those 18 shows, and I'm so happy that parts of it have been captured and presented so beautifully in One Heart for everyone to enjoy," Jonita said in a statement.
Her performances included songs in various genres, languages, and even rap. She caught Rahman's attention after she posted a cover of a popular Christmas song on YouTube. She moved from Canada to India to test the waters of Bollywood and landed at the studio of Rahman, who has clocked 25 years in the music industry.

Music heals the soul, but what about our heart that doesn’t want Mondays to come ever? Well, music helps in that too. So as we begin a new week, with a new Monday, let’s again resort to music and hear the songs that will make us feel good and prepare us to groove through the day. The artist this week is none other than Jonita Gandhi.

Singer Jonita Gandhi said that music videos are a great way for singers to reach out to their audience. In the case of film songs, she points out, fans only know the actors they see on screen and often have no idea who sang the song. "We're living in a visual era. As a singer, especially in Bollywood, we don't often get to be the face of our voice, so listeners don't get to know who we are. Music videos for independent music give us the opportunity to be the face of our own voice," she said. The singer said the pandemic gave singers a chance to make independent music, and hence the scope to interact with fans directly.

"With the rise of the pandemic, artistes have been exploring (the idea of) making music from home and there have been a lot more original songs released independently, a lot of them have been in a DIY kind of acoustic or with minimalistic production vibes. I think the pandemic gave us artists a chance to connect with the music within us, and space to create what we enjoy rather than solely commercial tracks, and it seems the audience has developed a taste for it as well," she said.

Meanwhile, Jonita has collaborated with singer Arjuna Harjai for their number "Main Janu Na".

Talking about working with him, she said: "Arjuna and I began our journeys around the same time. We've worked together several times in the past and share a connection to certain musical tastes, which makes it such a great experience working with him. His compositions are musically enriched and soulful, so it's always such a fulfilling experience to sing for him. When he approached me to collaborate on Main Janu Na, it was a no-brainer once I heard the song."

, you are always going to have an accent. Getting a language right is a lot about unlearning and learning, and has everything to do with the patience and eagerness of an individual. 

“If you want to continue working, continue collaborating with people, you have to be open to the idea of people sending their vocals virtually,” says Jonita Gandhi, pointing out how working remotely has become a norm, leaving people no chance to challenge the new realities of the world.

“I have always been self-reliant. To be honest, I’ve always recorded my singles and covers and put them up on my digital channel. But the pandemic has opened other people’s minds to the possibilities,” the singer shares. Earlier, as she points out, people from the music industry preferred artists to “come into the studio” and make music.“While that process is irreplaceable because we feed off of each other’s energy when one is with them in person, everybody has no choice due to the pandemic,” says Gandhi, while talking about the need to work virtually. The singer, who started her musical journey in Bollywood with the Chennai Express (2013) title track, feels that the changing scenario amid the virus crisis has opened more avenues.

“For me, the pandemic has opened a lot of doors because a lot of people, who earlier were probably not comfortable with working remotely, are open to it. Now, it has become the norm. And that is amazing because I already have a studio set up at home that I’m used to using,” says Gandhi, who has also lent her voice to popular songs such as Sau Tarah Ke (Dishoom; 2016), Lagdi Hai Thaai (Simran; 2017), and Main Tumhara (Dil Bechara; 2020).

And while she is getting used to the new working style, Gandhi is yet to habituate herself to

‘pre-Covid’ and ‘post-Covid’ connotations, while talking about the past and present.

“I think [the terminology] is normal now for everybody, no matter what industry you’re in. And likewise, I am also structuring pre-Covid and post-Covid in my mind. But I can’t really say ‘post’ yet because it is not over… But there are a lot of changes that I’ve already started to implement in my life post when the pandemic hit,” says the singer, who most recently crooned the song, Main Janu Na.

Now, she is more focused on writing her own music and doesn’t hesitate in denying the projects that don’t excite her.

“That (working on her music) is something which I always wanted to do. But it was on the back burner. Another thing is making more trips to my family in Canada. And I have a really hard time saying no to projects and to people. But now, I’m a little more aware of the projects I want to do,” says the singer, who has explored her caliber as a singer in different languages as well.

Jonita was born on 23rd October 1989 in New Delhi, India. Jonita Gandhi moved to Canada with her family when she was a few months old and grew up in the Brampton-Toronto area. She did her schooling at Turner Fenton Secondary School, Brampton, Canada. Jonita attended the University of Western Ontario where Jonita finished her degree in Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc), Honors Business Administration (HBA). During university, Jonita worked as an intern at CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) World Markets but continued to sing and perform throughout her education. The singer has had formal training in Western and Hindustani classical singing.

Jonita Gandhi has a Stunning figure and she is 168 cm tall which is 5 feet 6 inches. Shehas a keen interest to maintain her body fitness her weight is 53 kg. Jonita Gandhi is very health conscious she always takes care of her looks and appearance. She visits the gym regularly and her figure measurement is 33-26-33 and she has attractive Black hair and Black eyes.

Jonita Gandhi’s professional music career began with YouTube cover songs in collaboration with Aakash Gandhi when Jonita was only 17 years old. The videos immediately went viral and led to a myriad of opportunities to perform. Jonita Gandhi’s hits on YouTube began with covers of well-known Hindi-film songs, like Pani Da Rang, Tujhko Jo Paaya, Tum Hi Ho, Suhaani Raat, Yeh Honsla, and many more.

Her starting concerts typically consisted of these covers. Jonita Gandhi’s jump to playback singing started with an opportunity to perform alongside Sonu Nigam. This tour crossed various countries including Russia, UK, the US, and the Caribbean. Afterward, her sights were set on beginning a career in the Bollywood music industry.

On the heels of Sonu Nigam’s world tour, the singer stepped into the world of playback singing with a debut in Chennai Express starring shah rukh khan and Deepika Padukone. The music for this movie was composed by Vishal–Shekhar and her feature in the song was happen-stance; it was during a meeting with Vishal-Shekhar’s mix engineer Abhishek Ghatak. Gandhi further solidified her place in Bollywood with the movie Highway, singing both Kahaan Hoon Main and Implosive Silence. Jonita performed as a playback singer with music directors including A. R. Rahman and Pritam.

Rahman featured Jonita in the concert movie One Heart (movie) and typically requests Gandhi to perform with him at concerts; in an example, Jonita performed at the 2016 Jubilee Games in Dubai with Salim Merchant & Sulaiman Merchant and Amit Trivedi on MTV Unplugged. The singer is presently involved in mentoring and judging the Indian kids singing reality show Taare Zameen Par on StarPlus.

Real Name Jonita Gandhi
Nickname Jonita, Toronto’s Nightingale
Profession Singer
Singing Debut Bollywood-Chennai Express, in the year 2013
Language Known Hindi Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu, Punjabi, Kannada Malayalam & English
Date Of Birth 23 October 1989
Age (as of 2021) 32 Years
Birthplace New Delhi, India
Hometown Ontario, Canada
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Height in Centimeters 163 cm
Height in Meters 1.63 m
Height in Feet & Inches 5′ 4″
Weight in Kilograms 57 kg
Weight in Pounds 126 lbs
Figure Measurement (approx.) 34-25-35
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Father Deepak Gandhi
Mother Sneh Gandhi
Sister Not Known
Brother Mandeep Gandhi
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc), Honors Business Administration (HBA)
School Turner Fenton Secondary School, Brampton, Canada
College/University Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario)
Actor shah rukh khan
Actress Alia Bhatt
Food Tofu, Sushi, Aamras Puri
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Singers A. R. Rahman, Benny Dayal, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle
Songs ‘Lag Jaa Gale’ from the movie ‘Woh Kaun Thi’
‘Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha’ from the movie ‘Anpadh’
‘Aji Rooth Kar Kahan Jaiyega’ from the movie ‘Aarzoo’
Musician A. R. Rahman, Bruno Mars, East or West
TV Shows Dexter, Silicon Valley, The Big Bang Theory, Girls
Music Genre Romance, Classical Music, Opera
Hobbies Traveling, Shopping
Color Black, Grey, Blue, White
Sport Cricket
Holiday Destination Goa, London, Paris
Car Collection Not Known
Salary (approx.) Not Known
Net Worth (approx.) Not Known