Svetha Yallapragada Rao popularly known as Raja Kumari needs no introduction as she is the queen of the Hip-Hop Industry.
The buzz maker Indian-American songwriter, rapper, and recording artist and to add more feathers to her achievements Kumari is also Grammy Nominated. Kumari is best known for her collaboration with Indian artists as well as a global artist. The partnership has mutually benefited in raising the strides in the music industry bagging her videos to get million-plus views.
Born and brought up in Claremont, California, she still carries the Indian essence by adding additional flavor to her outfits with Bindi’s, bangles to braids.
Her banger gully song collaboration with Divine –
Kumari took the initiative towards her dancing from the age of 7 years as a Trained Indian Classical Dancer where her expertise lies in Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, and Odissi. Her first performance was when she was 7 years old and the chief guest was shown as Pandit Ravi Shankar.
And later in her schooling life, she discovered Hip-Hop music where she developed her interest and started working as a freestyle artist. Art and religion have played a major role in her life incorporating from her childhood days. She feels the need to bring about a system for musicians in India similar to that in LA.
Raja has been the most talk-of-the-town rapper after her latest song, which was a tribute to Indian culture and heritage featuring Madhuri Dixit Nene and Alisha Chinai’s 1995 chartbuster “Made in India“.
While we can’t thank Alisha enough for this beautiful song, it won’t be wrong to say that Raja has done absolute justice with the new song.
Besides the song is a treat to everyone’s ears, the music video is a spectacular visual representation of our graceful Indian culture. And Kumari slays the music video by wearing a beautiful beige lengha with floral embroidered on it and paired it along with white sneakers. And to everyone’s surprise, Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit made a special appearance in the video wearing a gorgeous golden dress and looking amazingly breathtaking as always.
Raja Kumari’s heartfelt response to her dream collaboration :
Before releasing the song, Raja Kumari had shared how working with Madhuri was a dream come true for her. She wrote on Instagram, “For me…MD has and will always be the epitome of Indian style, beauty, and grace. I’ve met a lot of people in my life, but no one as humble and as genuinely beautiful as @madhuridixitnene.”
Madhuri Dixit’s take on the concept behind the idea of this song :
Talking about the collaboration with Raja Kumari for the song, Madhuri said in a statement, “Having lived in the USA for a few years, I completely resonate with the sentiments with which Raja Kumari created the song ‘Made in India’. It is an anthem for every Indian born in and outside of the country. It is truly exciting to have united with such a feisty artist for a song that envelopes the spirit of India.”
Through this new remixed version of Made In India, the singer has paid tribute to Indian culture. The song represents the new India and the essence of Indians across the world.