Tue, Feb 21, 2017 | updated 01:43 AM IST

22-yr-old Ananya set for international single debut with UMG

Updated: Nov 05, 2016 17:28 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 5 (ANI): The 22-year old Ananya Birla has been exclusively signed by the music major Universal Music Group (UMG) as a recording artist, a move that sees her entrepreneurial corporate persona widening into the entertainment arena.

Ananya was exposed to a diverse range of music at an early age she has been playing the Santoor since the age of 11, and has taught herself the guitar.

It was during her time at university that the vibrant music scene and bustling gig culture of London inspired her to consider transforming her passion into a career.

Although music was always an integral part of her life, Ananya credits this exposure in London as the catalyst of her craft. She lists down global names like Coldplay, AR Rahman, Eminem, Ed Sheeran, The Fray as some of her favorite artists.

Devraj Sanyal Managing Director and CEO, Universal Music Group, South Asia said, "We are delighted to welcome Ananya to the UMG family! At just 22, she's already a successful entrepreneur with multiple venture and seeing her passion and work ethics while in the studio, I'm confident that she'll achieve great success as an artist too."

An elated Ananya Birla said, "It was a dream come true when UMG signed me as an artist. I am grateful for UMG's constant guidance and am really blessed to have a team that has given me their unwavering support at every step. My creative energy and inputs have always been respected. This is as much as their baby as it is mine. I can't wait till the track is out for all of you to hear!"

Ananya's debut International single will drop this November. (ANI)

UK Journalist Steve Hewlett dies at 58

Updated: Feb 21, 2017 00:25 IST

London [UK], Feb. 21 (ANI): Broadcaster and journalist Steve Hewlett, who shared the story of his cancer battle on BBC Radio 4, breathed his last at the age of 58.

Full Story >>

New Delhi (India), Feb. 20 (ANI): The organisers are leaving no stone unturned to make Justin Bieber's 'Purpose' concert in India, one of the biggest shows on the planet.

Full Story >>

'Jagga Jasoos' delayed, AGAIN?

Updated: Feb 20, 2017 13:52 IST

Mumbai (India), Feb. 20 (ANI): Perhaps being one of the most awaited movies of this year, 'Jagga Jasoos' does not seem to get out of problems.

Full Story >>

Kim K elated on getting stretch marks removed

Updated: Feb 20, 2017 13:46 IST

Washington D.C. (India), Feb. 20 (ANI): Everyone knows that Kim Kardashian is never afraid to flaunt her body, whether it her intense workout session or her cosmetic surgery.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): A pet festival called 'Glamdog' showcasing various activities and an awards show for canines was recently organised by Smita Thackeray where pet lover Sidharth Malhotra spent a good sweet time with the pooches and gave away the prizes to the winners.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Such is the charm and popularity of the Badshaah of Bollywood that he gets roles offered to him on Twitter!

Full Story >>

Mumbai (India), Feb. 20 (ANI): The whole B-Town was spotted celebrating Shahid Kapoor's pre-birthday bash which the actor threw for his friends from the industry.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Kareena Kapoor Khan recently caught a screening of hubby Saif Ali Khan and ex-Shahid Kapoor's upcoming film 'Rangoon', which she expects to be one of the films of the year 2017.

Full Story >>

London (UK), Feb. 20 (ANI): Women in Hollywood have always been vocal about the unfair behaviour against them within the film industry, and now it seems like the industry might have to face the heat in this matter from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Full Story >>

Washington D.C. (USA), Feb. 201(ANI): One of the most heart-breaking celebrity news last year was the shocking ending of marriage between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

Full Story >>

Sunday's for Priyanka be like...

Updated: Feb 20, 2017 08:26 IST

Mumbai (India), Feb. 20 (ANI): After working for un-countable hours and her busy schedule, actress Priyanka Chopra has finally got some time to chill this weekend.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 20. (ANI): Alia Bhatt is giving all the young and ambitious people out there some real relationship goals.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 20. (ANI): Well Lindsay Lohan is now taking her Disney princess obsession to the next level!

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 20. (ANI): Well Kim is giving us some real hair goals! While we thought Kylie Jenner was the hair chameleon in the family, Kim Kardashian was spotted out with husband Kanye West in Los Angeles on Saturday where she sported her trademark long dark brown hair, two days after she debuted a shorter platinum blond hairstyle on Snapchat in honor of Paris Hilton's 36th birthday, reports E!.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 20. (ANI): Ahead of the release of 'Rangoon', Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut made an appearance on the 'most royal episode' of 'KWK' till date. The duo to say the least was a riot in one of the most entertaining episodes of KWK's fifth season and was exceptionally chatty as they took the show by storm.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 20. (ANI): Seems like Madonna's new daughters are certainly getting into the groove at mom's house!

Full Story >>

Mumbai (India), Feb. 19 (ANI): Everyone knows that the Bachchan family is a very close-knit family.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (India), Feb. 19 (ANI): Almost everyone knows that the bold and beautiful Priyanka Chopra is a very home-oriented person.

Full Story >>

London [UK], Feb. 19 (ANI): Over the years, Academy Awards have been a part of many controversies like #OscarsSoWhite.

Full Story >>

`Oh boy!` Zoe Saldana welcomes third child

Updated: Feb 19, 2017 12:48 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 19 (ANI): The 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' star Zoe Saldana is now a mom of three!

Full Story >>