Shashaa Tirupati is a National Award Winning Indo-Canadian playback singer, songwriter, motivational speaker, theatre actor and voice over artist of Indian origin. She has family roots in Kashmir, predominantly active in the Bollywood and South Indian music industries.
In 2018, she won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the Tamil song “Vaan Varuvaan” from Kaatru Veliyidai.She is also the voice behind Bollywood hits such as: “The Humma Song” from OK Jaanu “, Phir Bhi Tumko Chahunga” (with Arijit Singh) and “Baarish” for Half Girlfriend, “Kanha” for Shubh Mangal Saavdhan), “O Sona Tere Liye” (with A.R. Rahman) and “Chal Kahin Door”, both from the film Mom.She lent her voice in Jab Harry Met Sejal, Tumhari Sulu and 2.0, in which Shashaa sang on the Tamil, Hindi and Telugu soundtracks. “The Humma Song” was one of the highest ranking songs of 2016 on YouTube and on radio. As of July 2017, it had 209 million YouTube views.
Shashaa has sung in languages such as Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Konkani, Arabic and English.She plays the Kazoo (African instrument), western classical guitar, keyboards and harmonium.She is also a much sought after motivational speaker, recently having given a talk for TEDx BITS Pilani Hyderabad and part of TED Talks Vancouver with AR Rahman. Tirupati made her theatre acting debut with the play “I,Cloud” written and directed by Ulka Mayur with lyricist Mayur Puri playing the male lead.