Rohini Chandra: A Resilient Singer-Songwriter Making Waves in Music

Please introduce yourself. What do you do? Why? What do you want people to know about you?

Rohini is a singer-songwriter to behold!

She has been singing since the age of six and recalls learning Indian music from her local aunties
and singing in the school choirs and musicals in her hometown in New Jersey. She has been exploring sound mainly in America and India since then. Her training and experience include learning American & Indian singing, songwriting, and production and performing on both live and social media platforms.

Discover her musical style as a singer-songwriter with powerhouse, soulfully rich,
& passionate, and yet cool & soft vocals. Some of Rohini’s western musical inspirations include Adele, Shawn Mendes, Sam Smith, Cynthia Arivo, and Elvis’ style &am performance. She is also inspired by the Indian singers Sonu Nigam, Arijit Singh, and Kaushiki Chakraborty.

Rohini loves to create hip & cool fusion music with American, Indian, & World influences. Rohini has a special knack for writing entertaining or catchy lyrics & a melody and sharing her ideas on new sound from the perspective of a producer.

Rohini is a 1st generation-Asian-Indian-Bengali-American, a queer woman, and a free spirit.

Talk about fresh originality in a singer-songwriter who has artistic, commercial, and universal
appeal and style!

Rohini is ready to bring a fresh wave of new music to you and beyond. Watch out
for this shooting star!

Listen to Rohini’s music at and her humble EPK

What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?

I am different because I fought to be where I am at. It’s all due to a combination of hard work, talent, and resilience. I am a free spirit who knows how to win the battle and making a goal happen! On days when I could not feel my best, I still sang!

Describe THAT moment when you realized you’re doing what you were born to do.

I realized I was meant to what I do what I started singing in between my survival jobs. I felt FREE! Singing is my ultimate form of expression. In fact, I find that singing is easier for me than talking since childhood.

I grew up closeted in a strict South Asian-American house-hold and community who was always looking to break free from the norm. Learning singing allowed me to have control over my talent and unleash an unexpected level of creativity.

What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve had to go through and how did you grow through it?

The biggest challenge is finding the time to make this happen without pay. I have unfortunately had to work from check to check and still kept the music alive in between having to work with a cruel boss and spiritually draining job. I’ve worked the most tedious of corporate and retail jobs – it was NO fun. But SINGING opened my mind.

Who are the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could elevate your career or business?  Why these specific individuals?

1) The A&R at an amazing label that embraces people from different walks of life
2) Shawn Mendes – so I can collaborate with him and his creative soul
3) Sam Smith – so I can collaborate with his universal musical sense and voice

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Mara Alcantara
Mara Alcantara
Digital marketing and content writing associate with a knack for spotting talent. Mara has a rare combo of creativity coupled with an analytical mind. Entertainment enthusiast.


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