Runa Rizvi

Runa Rizvi, a serene and powerful voice in the world of music, is a Sufi, Ghazal & Fusion Artiste. Equally skilled in the contemporary Bollywood industry, Runa has worked with noted artists like AR Rahman , Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Sandesh Shandilya for mainstream projects .

The worthy daughter of Ghazal Maestro Ustad Rajkumar Rizvi & classical exponent Smt.Indrani Chatterjee Rizvi belongs to the Kalavant Gharana & is trained extensively in Indian classical music and elaborates to geners of Ghazals, Thumris, Sufiyana Kalam's, Folk & Fusion music . Her Love for Jazz can also be seen in her contemporay improvisations.

Performing since the age of 6, she has grown to be a true Versatile artist and a true Cosmopoltian in nature . Carrying the heritage of Ghazals ahead Runa finds her peace in Sufi kalams by sufi mystic poets. She tours and performs with her Band "NEW LIFE" with World renowned Drummer/Percussionist Sivamani & Keyboard & Pianist Wizard Stephen Devassy , World Music band with Prem Joshua, Soundz of India with Abhijeet Pohankar & Bandish Projekt. Her solo band SUFUSION is an extention of her own sound & music , a unique blend of Sufi music with Classical Fusion .

Winner of Idea BIg Rising Star Award, Runa has also been recognised as the young Maestro in Ghazal & Sufi by the Indian Music Academy in the presense of former President Sri Abdul Kalam. She has to her credit shared the stage with legends & exponents like Ustad Mehndi Hassan, Jagjit Singh, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia,Ustad Sultan khan , Pankaj Udhas , Anup Jalota ,Talat Aziz ,U Srinivas ,Selva Ganesh and Ravi Chary .

Currently she is working on her album with "NEW LIFE "band & an interesting project hat amalgamats Jazz with Ghazals.