- The new song is a homage to Alisha Chinai’s original song of the same name that inspired her as a child.
Raja Kumari has dropped her latest single “Made In India,” created in collaboration with Metro Shoes. Written and sung by the Indian American rapper and songwriter, the new song is a homage to Alisha Chinai’s original song of the same name that inspired her as a child, as reported by Indo-Asian News Service.
What makes the song more special is a cameo by Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit. Kumari shared a pic of the song shoot with Dixit on her social media handles. “Can’t get more iconic than this,” she wrote. “For me…MD has and will always be the epitome of Indian style, beauty and grace,” read her Instagram post. “I’ve met a lot of people in my life, but no one as humble and as genuinely beautiful as @madhuridixitnene.”
In a statement reported by IANS Dixit said: “Having lived in the USA for a few years, I completely resonate with the sentiments with which Raja Kumari created Made In India. It is an anthem for every Indian born in and outside of the country. It is truly exciting to have united with such a feisty artist for a song that envelopes the spirit of India.”
Kumari, whose real name is Svetha Rao, was born in California to Indian parents who emigrated to the U.S. in the 1970s. She debuted in 2016 with “The Come Up” EP and has released several singles, along with 2019’s “Bloodline” EP on Epic Records, on which she worked with veteran producers Sean Garrett and Danja.
Some of her popular singles include “The Wakhra Song” from the film “Judgemental Hai Kya,” and “Allah Duhai Hai” from “Race 3,” as well as “City Slums,” “N.R.I.” and “Bindis and Bangles.” She has also collaborated or co-written songs with Iggy Azalea, Fall Out Boy, Fifth Harmony and Gwen Stefani.