Runa Rizvi Awarded Rising Star Singer of the Year
09/26/2011

Bollywood playback singer Runa Rizvi has been awarded the “Idea BIG Rajasthan Rising Star Award” for 2011. Positioned as ‘Aaj Ka Star, Kal ka Superstar’, the awards recognize the promising talent of today, who are poised to become superstars of tomorrow. Runa was awarded for her accomplishment in Ghazal and Sufi singing.

Online PR News – 26-September-2011 – – Bollywood playback singer Runa Rizvi has been awarded the “Idea BIG Rajasthan Rising Star Award” for 2011. The award was handed over to her at a gala ceremony organized by Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd. (RBNL) at the Maharana Pratap Auditorium in Jaipur on September 24, 2011.

Runa was awarded for her accomplishment in Ghazal and Sufi singing, both of the genres being close to her heart. She was trained by her father Ghazal maestro Ustad Rajkumar Rizvi in the Kalawant Gharana of Indian classical music. She has worked with a number of top-rated music directors of the Indian film industry including the Academy Award winning AR Rahman, who selected her for the title track of Aamir Khan Production’s “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na” and the background vocals of the English film “Provoked,” starring Aishwarya Rai.

In addition to Bollywood playback singing, Runa also excels in world fusion music. She has been touring with Prem Joshua & Band, and has also cut an album called “Luminous Secret” with the cross-over band. Recently, she has teamed up with ace percussionist Sivamani and world famous Jazz Pianist Louiz Banks to form “Sri Saranam” – a unique fusion band that has been performing across India.

On receiving the award, Runa expressed her gratitude to the organizers and the public voters for nominating and selecting her as the "Rising Star Singer" of the Year. “It’s a BIG honor for me, and I thank everyone for having faith in my talent and encouraging me to do even better for years to come,” she added, “You can look forward to some great music from me, as I continue to work hard on my music to keep entertaining you.” Runa also revealed that she is busy working on a number of new exciting projects besides performing live shows across the world.

The BIG Rising Star Awards, a creation of BIG Live – the intellectual property (IP) arm of RBNL with mobile service providers Idea as its title sponsor. The “Rising Stars,” young Indians who have done a outstanding work in field of music, dance, acting, and sports have been elected by a distinguished jury as well as public voting, Sukhdeep Sohal, Business Head, 92.7 Big FM, told the media. Actor Asrani and Raj Singh Chaudhari were among the jury members for these awards.

BIG Rising Star Awards is regarded as India’s biggest ever Bollywood talent search platform and will cover talent categories across TV, movies, theater, fashion, sports, dance and music. Positioned as ‘Aaj Ka Star, Kal ka Superstar’, the awards recognize the promising talent of today, who are poised to become superstars of tomorrow.

About Runa Rizvi

- Read more about Runa and contact her via http://RunaRizvi.com
- Watch Runa Rizvi videos on her YouTube Channel - http://youtube.com/runarizvi
- Follow her on Twitter (http://twitter.com/runarizvi) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/rizviruna)