Watch the full video to the track by Sarika titled 'Morni'. Music by Nirmal Sidhu, out now on itunes via the Hit Maker Recordz label.
SARIKA a new name in the punjabi music industry.she was born on 20th March 1990 and was named after the Bollywood actress of the same name. She grew up in Gravesend, Kent where most of her family live. Born into a very musical family; everyone loved music, including her Dad and her Grandmother.
At a very young age Sarika was exposed to a variety of music thanks to her father. "My Dad is a huge fan of music and has always listened to a wide range of music." Sarika soon developed a passion for singing and dancing and was able to sing in English, Punjabi and Hindi at the age of 5. "Whilst other kids were playing with their toys or watching cartoons she wassinging songs in front of the mirror all day or putting on a show for my family. She's been singing ever since she can remember, it has always been a big part of her life. Music to her is just like breathing.
Sarika looked up to mixture of singers from all genres of music. She got inspired by Surinder kaur. She was the first Sarika's passion for singing grew stronger with each passing day and at the age of 13 she wrote her first song shortly after losing two close family members and used it as a way to express herself. Sarika then discovered a new love - song writing.
She continued with her song writing, and at the age of 15 she went in to a recording studio for the first time to record a song she wrote and composed herself. At school Sarika studied music and performing arts and is trained in many areas of dance including Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Bhangra and Giddha.
Sarika has taken part and competed in a wide range of competitions and shows across the UK, singing in English & Punjabi. She also took part and reached the final of the biggest Asian talent show in the UK, Brit Asia Superstar 2009. Sarika is also a part of Kent Saheli Group, a group of ladies who do a wide variety of shows around Kent to promote Punjabi culture and traditions. She is a well known member of the Giddha team and is loved for her unique dancing skills. She was then given the chance to meet the legendary Punjabi singer Nirmal Sidhu and was accepted in his Vocal Trainging Acadamy. Sarika says"I am so blessed to have the training in Nirmal Sidhu's own teaching school as a student and got the chance to be taught the art of singing by such a talented and inspirational artist who has achieved so much with his hard work." With the support of Nirmal Sidhu and his son Nav Sidhu they decided Sarika was ready to launch her career after the hard work in Nirmal Sidhu music academy