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HT Brunch Cover Story: Rise of the Rani

ByKarishma Kuenzang
Jun 06, 2021 07:58 AM IST

Grammy-nominated Raja Kumari has been applauded by the best in the world of music, but as a girl of Indian descent, she must still cope with matchmaking parents

We all have that one friend whose very name convinces our parents to let us go to a party or on a trip, whose presence in our lives helps validate our career choices in our parents’ eyes.

Raja Kumari says people keep trying to convince women that there’s only one seat at the table for a woman, while there are hundreds of men – something she plans to change in the music scene; Creative direction and styling by Reva Bhatt; Make-up, Amrita Mehta; Hair, Nena Soulfly; Outfit, Yuhan Wang; Artist Management, Third Culture; Publicity, DNH Media (Juliet Wolf)
Raja Kumari says people keep trying to convince women that there’s only one seat at the table for a woman, while there are hundreds of men – something she plans to change in the music scene; Creative direction and styling by Reva Bhatt; Make-up, Amrita Mehta; Hair, Nena Soulfly; Outfit, Yuhan Wang; Artist Management, Third Culture; Publicity, DNH Media (Juliet Wolf)
Madhuri Dixit was instrumental in getting Raja Kumari’s parents let her stay in Mumbai
Madhuri Dixit was instrumental in getting Raja Kumari’s parents let her stay in Mumbai
Raja Kumari’s self-declared “obsession” for jewellery stems from being able to carry around a part of her history with herself (Juliet Wolf)
Raja Kumari’s self-declared “obsession” for jewellery stems from being able to carry around a part of her history with herself (Juliet Wolf)
Shooting her song NRI, right before the lockdown; (inset) With her pup Kushwant Singh in Mumbai
Shooting her song NRI, right before the lockdown; (inset) With her pup Kushwant Singh in Mumbai
Raja Kumari on Kamala Harris
Raja Kumari on Kamala Harris
(Left) Sharing the stage with AR Rahman; (Right) A childhood picture of Raja Kumari when she used to train in classical dance
(Left) Sharing the stage with AR Rahman; (Right) A childhood picture of Raja Kumari when she used to train in classical dance
Raja Kumari on the last thing she did before the pandemic
Raja Kumari on the last thing she did before the pandemic
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