Monica Dogra

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Monica Dogra

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Monica Dogra
Monica Dogra at the premiere of Lion.jpg

Monica Dogra in 2016
Born October 25, 1982
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Residence Mumbai, India
Citizenship American
Education New York University (B.A., Musical Theatre),
New York
Occupation Musician, Actor
Years active 2006–present
Website www.monicadogra.com

Monica Dogra is an American[1] musician and actress[2][3] of Indian origin. She is one half of the Mumbai-based electronic rock duo Shaa’ir and Func and also performs solo under her moniker, Shaa’ir. She made her acting debut in the Bollywood film Dhobi Ghat (2011). She is a member on the judging panel of India’s first English music talent show, The Stage.[4]

Early life[edit]

Monica Dogra is the daughter of Dogra immigrants from Jammu.[2] Her maternal uncle is Dogri folk music singer Prakash Sharma.[5][6] She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.[citation needed] She attended Oakleigh Elementary School, Montessori and Dulaney High School.[citation needed] She attended NYU from 2000–04, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in musical theatre.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

In 2005, she formed[7][8] the electronic rock group “Shaa’ir+Func”, along with guitarist Randolph Correia.[9] In 2007, they released their first album New Day: The Love Album, followed by Light Tribe in 2008 and Mantis in 2010.[citation needed] She also sang a song “Dooriyan Bhi Hai Zaroori” with Vishal Dadlani in the film Break Ke Baad[2] and the theme song in English (with Shahid Mallya) for the film Inkaar.[citation needed]

She has made a guest appearance in Rock On!!.[citation needed] In 2008, she was approached by Kiran Rao for the lead role in Rao’s directorial debut film Dhobi Ghat – a role Dogra initially turned down, but eventually accepted.[10] In December 2011, she served as a judge for Rolling Stones Never Hide Sounds musical talent contest.[11] She is the host of The Dewarists, a musical collaborative show on STAR World India.[12] In 2013, she performed with award-winning violinist Scott Tixier, for a series of shows sponsored by Dos Equis around the US.[citation needed]

In March 2014, she was featured on the cover page of FHM Magazine.[13] In March 2013 and in May 2015 she was featured on the cover and had a pictorial in Maxim India Magazine.[14]

She is now one of the judges for the show The Stage alongside Vishal Dadlani.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2008 Rock On!! Shaair Guest appearance
2011 Dhobi Ghat Shai Acting debut
2012 David [15] Noor
2012 Fireflies Michelle
2015 Teraa Surroor Elle Jordan
2015 The Spectacular Jihad of Taz Rahim Sabrina Jiwan
2016 Relapse Short film

Discography[edit]

Year Title Band/Solo
2006 New Day: The Love Album Shaair and Func
2008 Light Tribe Shaair and Func
2010 Mantis Shaair and Func
2014 Re:cover Shaair and Func
2014 Align Shaair and Func
2016 Spit Shaair

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Channel Result
2017 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 Contestant Colors TV Finalist (4th Place
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