Shannon K, American singer-songwriter at New York Fashion Week 2019
on her music career, make up line and inner thoughts
Shannon K (born Sana Kumar Sanu Bhattacharjee in 2001) is an American singer-songwriter
Her father is Kumar Sanu, who is a Bollywood Playback Singer, and her mother, Saloni, is an entrepreneur. Her younger sister, Annabel, is a songwriter and author.
Shannon went to school at Northwood College in London and Evangel Christian School. She performed for the first time on stage at the age of 4. She has performed in the Bollywood Movie Awards in Atlantic City, USA. She released her first song “Roll Back The Years” when she was 12 but at that time her parents wanted her to focus only on studies so she wrote music as a hobby. Shannon K has worked with the music label Zee Music Company and learned music at ABRSM in the United Kingdom.
Shannon K recently released her first American collaboration for the song “A Long Time” (2018) with Poo Bear,who has written several songs for Justin Bieber, such as “Where Are Ü Now” and “What do you mean”. The music video “A Long Time” has gained over 36,000,000 views on YouTube.
She collaborated with music producer Kyle Townsend for the anti bullying song “Give Me Your Hand”. Kyle Townsend’s song, “Stand Up For Something” was nominated by the 90th Academy Awards for Best Original Song. Shannon’s song “Give Me Your Hand” was premiered by Billboard Magazine.The song was co-written with Annabel, Shannon K’s younger sister, in support of the anti bullying charity, Love is Louder which is part of The Jed Foundation. Shannon stated that she suffered from bullying throughout her life so she continues to support this cause.
The music video “Give Me Your Hand” featured many Hollywood actors, including Ed Westwick, Ian Bohen, David Arquette, Chrissie Fit, Molly Burnett, Briana Evigan, Kelley Jakle, Drew Van Acker and Ryan Pinkston.
She’s is currently collaborating with Bollywood Singer Sonu Nigam and released the love song “OMT” in November 2018.
Additionally, Shannon co-wrote the song “It’s Magical” with Sameer which she performs with her father, Kumar Sanuas a duet.