Sona is a Indian Pop musician. Her debut album Sona is eliciting huge response all over India. The opening strings in her song "Bolo Na" were inspired from Sting's "Shape of my heart". Another song "Sapne" sounds like a slow version of "Nachle" by Josh The Band.
As a child of a navy officer, Sona had to keep moving every couple of years and spent five years in Africa. Her mother made it a point to ensure that her daughter trained in Hindustani music. Of course, Sona was also influenced by Hindi film music and many genres. Sona is one of the few singers on the music scene today that has made it on her own talent. Sona was always focused on becoming a singer and not on the frills that fame provided.
Sona is an engineering graduate (engineering degree from College of Engineering and Technology (CET), Bhubaneswar & took her MBA degree from Symbiosis , Pune) and worked as the brand manager in Marico She is also the elder sister of Pratichee Mohapatra of Viva (band).
Sona Mohapatra is rather old for Indipop - or at least, that is what the typical Indipop image dictates. Still, she looks ravishing and her knowledge of music is stunning. This is a singer who has the talent to become a formidable force in Indipop. Look out for her in her self-titled album released by Sony-BMG.
Sona is happy about the response her debut album has been eliciting. She prides herself in being a live performer not saddled by images or labels. She wants to make her own music with her own band rather than following trends. Her album was made possible by a meeting with composer Ram Sampath nearly five years ago. The duo planned to do an album with quality music and satisfying to the artist's soul rather than worrying about how to make the album sell. However, they began actual work on the album only two years ago. The rest of the team for the album - Munna Dhiman for the lyrics, Anand Surapur as the music video's director - was chosen based on the caliber of their work.
Of course, Sona was also influenced by Hindi film music and many genres. Sona is one of the few singers on the music scene today that has made it on her own talent without depending on ‘computer’ music or other gimmicks. And she is happy that she was not in a hurry to make it. Many singers, she feels, simply want the fame and money and not focused on music. Sona was always focused on becoming a singer and not on the frills that fame provided.
Sona is married to Ad jingle and Music Composer Ram Sampath.
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