Manisha Eerabathini – The New Youtube Sensation for Tollywood Covers
The Indian Singer who has created a sensation on Youtube, Mainly among the Y0uth and Youngsters is Manisha Eerabathini.She’s born on January 7th in Hyderabad, India, and Growing in California.A graduate student with B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
She discovered her passion in music and her interest which begin from learning Carnatic music from Smt. Jayashree Varadarajan and She currently learning from Smt. Sreenidhi Venkatesh here in Hyderabad.
In college, she joined Berkeley Dil Se, a South Asian a cappella team, which got exposure to non-classical music. During her third year, she got selected to participate in Padutha Theeyaga, the first US series and I eventually became a finalist for the series. After graduating from college, She then decided to move India and to pursue singing in the Telugu film industry.
Her success has been great since then, she almost 15 film songs and in many more movies. Her biggest songs include “Saturday Night Fever” from Gentleman by Mani Sharma garu and “Alaare Ala” from Soukhyam by Anup Rubens garu. Her big songs are coming up by Devi Sri Prasad garu and Keeravani garu in the next few weeks!
She says “There’s always something positive you can take from each person and I like/tend to look at the good in everyone. So I guess I have been inspired by all those I’ve met in life – both musically and generally. Smt. Jayashree Varadarajan and She currently learning from Smt. Sreenidhi Venkatesh here in Hyderabad”.
All About her what she says:
Watching American TV shows, watching Youtube videos, dancing, step aerobics.
Who Supported You:
My family and friends have always been my biggest support system – without their support, I wouldn’t have made it this far.
How Did You Felt When Your First Album Became a Huge Hit?
After watching a couple of Western groups do 5-10 song 2016 mashups, I thought this would be really interesting to do in Telugu. So I quickly wrote down all the Telugu songs of 2016 and went to music composer Karthik Rodriguez with a basic idea. Together, we arranged the song and he programmed the entire song in 2 days. Then I went to director Harish Nagaraj for the video and we completed the shoot in 3 hours one night. Editing was done by Sai Krishna garu in a couple days and mixing/mastering was done by Ishit Kuberkar. This entire process took a little over 10 days, which is very fast for such projects. After the immediate positive response, we were all very satisfied and happy because all we wanted was for people to like it! And right now, I am more than elated with the huge success – it’s almost at 100k views, it was trending for a couple days and it’s been playing on Gemini Music!
Apart From Music
Other than music, I learned Bharatanatyam growing up and I initially intended on becoming a software engineer, living in San Francisco.
- ETV Padutha Theeyaga US 1st Series Finalist
- ETV Swarabhishekam
- Voice of Karaoke Finalist
- Many college and stage shows all over US & India
Good or bad, everything happens for a reason.
Beauty Tips for Your Fans
Always wash your face and be gentle with your eyes!
Would You Like to Work in Movies
I am currently singing in movies and I have a small role in Sekhar Kammula sir’s upcoming movie, Fidaa. However, my main focus is singing.
To be happy and to be a good person!
Message For Youth
Make mistakes but don’t be stupid.