NEPHIE ROD/title> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td colspan=1 height=57></td> <td valign="middle" align="center" colspan=13 rowspan=1 width=597><b><font color="#000033" face="Arial Black" size="+4"><span style="font-size:40">NEPHIE ROD</span></font></b></td> <td colspan=2 height=57></td><br><br> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td colspan=3 height=14></td> <td colspan=6 rowspan=2 width=256 align="center" valign="middle"><img height=300 width=200 src="http://jazzgoa.tripod.com/images/nephie.jpg" border=1 ></td> <td colspan=3 height=20></td> <td colspan=1 height=20></td> <td colspan=3 height=20></td><br><br> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td colspan=4 height=22></td> <td colspan=4 rowspan=1 width=254><font color="#000033" face="Helvetica"><span style="font-size:14">Nephie Rod Rides on the Wave of Singing Success <br><br> Nephie Rod Pradhan ń the name strikes a chord with music lovers, especially Konkani music lovers, <br>as a versatile multi-linguistic singer who got opportunities galore to perform with some of the best music directors and singers in Bollywood. <br> In Konkani music field she is one of the most sought after singers and has won over the hearts of a large number of admirers and fans. <br><br> Having started singing in church choir at a fairly young age of 12, Nephie had a meteoric rise in the singing arena and with her talent and hard work<br> she has only reinforced her hard earned place in the highly competitive field of music. <br> Though she was a late starter when it comes to singing in Konkani, having started Konkani singing only in 1995, <br>she has made her presence felt as a singer of repute lending voice as lead singer in many Konkani CDs.<br> With little prodding from her father who encouraged her to sing in Konkani, her mother tongue, <br>Nephie has become a name to reckon with in Konkani singing and this is proved from the fact that she was nominated for the best female singer category <br>award in both the first and second Konkani Global Music Awards of Mandd Sobhann. <br><br> From being a Church choir singer, Nephie graduated to be a beat group singer when she was in S.Y.B. A. <br>which proved to be an ideal launching pad to showcase her singing blossoming talent. <br> Having made a foray as a singer, she had the first success as a singer when she was adjudged the best female singer for singing in different languages at the college annual day function. <br> This success made way for another and a bigger platform when she was offered to sing in Hindi orchestra with Tabassumís hit parade in 1991.<br> After her graduation she opted for professional singing career and there has been no regretting that decision of making music her career. <br>Music has brought her name, fame and success in the last two decades of her professional career as a singer. <br><br> As a professional singer in the leading orchestra groups of Mumbai, Nephie got an opportunity to do lot of shows in different parts of India.<br> Her orchestra singing also provided her an opportunity to globe-trot , that took her to different corners of the world like America, England, <br>Australia, Belgium, Holland, New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa, East Africa, Keny and the entire Gulf countries, Indonesia, Hong Kong, <br>Singapore, Bangkok, Malaysia, Taiwan and many other countries. These tours helped her broaden her horizons and perspective of life and also to hone her singing skills. <br><br> When ordinary star-crazy people get enraptured at the mere sight of Bollywood greats like Amitabh Bachan, the 3 Khans, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, <br>Ajay Devgan, Raveena, Karishma and others, Nephie had the occasion to perform along with these superstars in many of their stage shows. <br> She has also done a large number of stage shows with playback singers like late Mahendra Kapoor, Kumar Sanu, Udit Nayayan, Kavitha Krishnamurthy, Sadhana Sargam, Bali Brahmabhatt and many others. <br> For the last 14 years she has been singing regularly with playback singer Sudesh Bhosle. <br> Nephie also had an opportunity to do many stage programmes with renowned music directors like Anu Malik, Anil Mohite, O P Nayyar, Bappi Lahiri, Jatin Lalit etc. <br><br> Though, Nephie took to Konkani singing at the insistence of her father, she soon realized she had tremendous opportunities in Konkani music field to exhibit her true potential.<br>Though her first album in Konkani was ěUtorî (promise) it was the album of ěthe Golden Melodies of Goaî of Fausto V Da Costa that brought her instant recognition. <br> The CD is a unique and selective collection of Konkani hits of yore and Nephie has rendered some of the evergreen songs like ěSweater Kori ě, <br>ěTaxiî and ěGoddacho Paoî. Tracks like ěMoulbailo Douî, Don Kalzam and Moga by Nephie with Allan Moraes were considered to be some of the<br> best tracks of the CD evoking nostalgic memories of the evergreen Konkani film ěAmchem Noxibî. <br>After than album Nephie must have literally lost the count of CDís she has participated as a singer. She has sung in more than 150 CDís ranging from hymns,<br> spiritual songs, nursery rhymes, picnic songs, masala songs and romantic duets in English, Hindi, Konkani, Marathi, Punjabi, Assamese and Nepali (for a Nepali movie with singer Udit Narayan). <br>Her Konkani songs ěMoga Rup Tujemî in the album titled ěRaagî brought out by Kuwait based Rosary Ferns, two solo renditions ěSaudeî and ěSoputî,<br> in the debut album of Walt-Simson Productions ěOnathî and songs sung in Buyao Rocks Konkani, the latest album from Buyao Thetres, Goa, <br>are some of the famous CDís she has lent her golden voice, , which helped making her a household name in the Konkani music field.<br><br> Her versatility as a multi-linguistic singer is evident as she had teamed up with well known Arabic singer - Shukri, for an album produced by Tips music company.<br> Nephie has also rendered her mellifluous voice to some of the albums of remix versions brought out by ěTipsî and ěaudiorecî, a music company based in London. <br>For those who are familiar with her voice, it is easy to recognize it on television as she has sung for a lot of T V serials like ěO Mariaî, for Sony, Campus, etc.<br> with singers like Shantanu, Jojo and Sanjay Choudhary (son of music director Salil Choudhary). She is a familiar voice on television in the form of advertisements and jingles. <br><br> Nephie has also lent her golden voice to some of the albums of Mangaloean Konkani artistes like Lawrence Saldana and Claude D Souza. <br> Her popularity reached the zenith among Mangaloreans <br>with the album ěShegunachi Sunî, a Tribute to Konkani music, produced by Jedi with Tony Dias as the music director. <br><br> As a singer Nephie has seen success and has gained name and popularity. <br>But she still feels her best is yet to come and she has miles to go. Having achieved everything a singer dreams as a singer,<br> Nephie is working on realizing her long cherished dream of producing her own album. 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