Falguni Shah, often known as Falu Shah, became one of the two Indians to bag a Grammy award on Sunday in Las Vegas. Ricky Kej also managed to secure the golden gramophone for himself at the event.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Indian-American Falguni Shah for her win in a social media post. He wrote, “Congratulations to Falguni Shah on winning the award for the Best Children’s Music Album at the Grammys. Wishing her the very best for her future endeavours.”

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Who is Falguni Shah?

Falguni Shah, who is in her early 40s, won her first ever Grammy award in the best children’s album category for producing ‘A Colorful World’. The Mumbai-born artist was previously nominated for the top musical award in the same category in 2018.

Shah started her training early and has been under the guidance of legendary singers like Kishori Amonkar and Ustad Sultan Khan. She kicked off her training in the Jaipur Gharana.

Falguni Shah got her first international big break through ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, a movie based in India that won both Grammy and Oscars. Shah collaborated with Indian singer AR Rahman for the flick’s music.

Another highlight of her singing career was when she was invited to the White House in November 2009 to perform alongside AR Rahman at the State Dinner hosted by then-United States President Barack Obama, according to reports from India.com.

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“I have no words to describe today’s magic. What an honor to perform for the opening number of the GRAMMY Premier Ceremony, and then take home a statue on behalf of all the incredible people who worked on A Colorful World”, Falguni Shah said after receiving her award on Sunday.

“We are humbled and thank the Recording Academy for this tremendous recognition”, the Indian-American singer added in a social media post.