Tanvi Shah is a popular playback singer for films in India. She has sung in Arabic, Latin, Spanish and sings a wide range of music with her band, Zahrra. Her first song was "Fanaa" for the movie Yuva.
She has a running collaboration with A.R. Rahman and has sung a number of songs for him, including songs from Jillunu Oru Kadhal, Slumdog Millionaire and recently Delhi-6. She wrote the Spanish lyrics for Jai Ho.
She has performed in leading and world famous arenas such as Wembley Arena, Birmingham Arena Burmingham.
Her success with A.R. Rahman got her invitations from leading music directors and she has sung for Yuvan Shankar Raja, Srikanth Deva, Premji Amaren and other music directors.
She shared the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media with A.R. Rahman and Gulzar in the 52nd Grammy Awards for the song Jai Ho, for writing the Spanish lyrics for the song. With the success of Slumdog Millionaire, Shah has been featured in Snoop Dogg's song "Snoop Dogg Millionaire". Apart from the Grammy, she also received the BMI Award in 2009 in London for the same and also shares the World Soundtrack Award (2009) with Rahman and Gulzar.
She performed for the Yuvan - Live in Concert in January 2011 in Chennai and in Malaysia at the KLIMF in 2012.
She also spoke at the TEDxSF conference on Global Health in Nov '12.
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