In her book Speech of Angels, Sharon Maas describes music as “the speech of angels”. In the case of Avina Shah’s voice, she has that spot on. A petite bundle of glamour and ambition, Avina is hardworking, dedicated and motivated. She performs in both English and Hindi and has recorded both in the UK and in India to equal acclaim. As a professional singer, Avina has been regularly performing worldwide with the group Eastern Illusion in locations such as Africa, America, The Middle East, and various countries within Europe.
Even with all of this on her plate, Avina felt it was high time to kick her musical career up a notch with a project of her very own. Inspired by the story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia featured in the film Provoked* (starring Aishwarya Rai and Naveen Andrews), Avina decided to create a song with the aim of raising awareness to domestic violence. So for her debut single Tere Bina (Without You) she did just that along with filming a music video for it.
I Crave Bollywood caught up with this amazing busy woman and she graciously agreed to sit with us for an interview.