Singer, Falu, is internationally recognized for seamlessly blending a signature modern style with a formidable Indian classical vocal talent. Her first album Falu is showcased in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the first-ever Indian American exhibition. In 2009, Falu performed alongside A.R. Rahman for President Barack Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama at the White House for their First State dinner. She was also a featured performer at the Time magazine’s 100 gala in 2009, in front of guests including Oprah Winfrey. Falu’s songs appear on Deepak Chopra’s The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire and in Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut A Place in Time. Her latest album Foras Road, has been described by the New York Times as “East and West, ancient and modern”, by Billboard as “Ethereal and Transcendent” and by Vogue as “a rare brand of timeless elegance."
Falu as also collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Wyclef jean, Philip Glass, Ricky Martin and Blues Traveler, amongst others. She was appointed Carnegie Hall’s ambassador of Indian Music in 2006, where her shows at Zankel Hall have been consistently sold out (as part of the Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute series). Currently residing in New York City, Falu hails from Mumbai, India and is trained and in the Jaipur musical tradition and the Benares style of Thumri. She studied under the late sarangi/vocal master Ustad Sultan Khan, and continues to study with the legendary Smt. Kishori Amonkar.