Ananya Birla Biography (Wikipedia)
Ananya Birla (, born 17 July 1994) is an Indian singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and mental health advocate.
In 2016, Birla signed with Universal Music India . Her first five songs hit the 150 million mark on streaming platforms, with singles “ Meant To Be” “Livin the Life” “Hold On”, “Circles” and “Better” achieving platinum status. Ananya is the first Indian artist with an English language single to go platinum in India.
She released her debut EP “Fingerprint” in May 2019, via UMG and Island Records UK. It included “Blackout” Featuring Vector and Wurld, which was one of the first collaborations between major artists from India and Nigeria.
Birla is the founder of Svatantra Microfin, a company that provides microfinance to women in rural India. She is also the founder of CuroCarte and cofounder of Mpower. Birla has received awards for her work and entrepreneurship, including the ET Panache Trendsetters of 2016 award for Young Business Person and was listed as one of GQs Most Influential Indians of 2018.