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Birth name Sujata Chinai
Born 18 March 1972 (1972-03-18) (age 37)
Genres Indipop, playback singing
Years active 1988–present
Alisha Chinai is a leading Indian pop singer. A number of her songs often intermix sentences in Hindi and English.
Alisha's initial foray into the Hindi music was through her album, Jadoo, the music for which was composed by Anu Malik. She also had another album titled Babydoll. She was introduced to the Hindi film music by the veteran music director and composer Bappi Lahiri. They had many disco hits together in many films in the 1980s including "Tarzan", Dance Dance, Commando, Guru, Love Love Love etc. When she started her career with him, she was doing playback singing for many actresses, such as Smita Patil, Mandakini, Sridevi, Juhi Chawla, Madhuri Dixit and Divya Bharati etc. In 1985, Alisha sang with Remo Fernandes in the album Old Goan Gold. The songs she sang in this album became very popular.
In the 90s, she took on working in different films, collaborating with other music directors, such as Anu Malik and Nadeem-Shravan. Throughout these years, she had numerous Bollywood hit songs, including Tere Ishq Mein Nachenge (Raja Hindustani), Roundhe (Pyar Tune Kya Kiya), Sona Sona Roop Hai (Bollywood/Hollywood), and the controversial Sexy sexy sexy Mujhe Log Bole (Khud-daar).
Simultaneously with playback singing, she has recorded many songs as a pop singer, with album releases. Chinai was noted for her 1996 hit single and album, titled "Made in India", which was composed by Biddu. This album also contains another well-known song, "Lover Girl". However, her follow-up albums were less successful.
Alisha's comeback to film music was with the song "Oh My Darling" in the Yash Raj Film Mujhse Dosti Karoge.
In 2005, she had one of her highest career points came with the song Kajra Re (Bunty Aur Babli). The song was a hit and Alisha won her first Filmfare Best Female Playback Award.
Alisha was a judge in Indian Idol 3.
 Personal life
She was married to her manager Rajesh Jhaveri, but has now separated.
Alisha received the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award for the song "Kajra Re" from the film Bunty Aur Babli in the year 2005.
Alisha received the International Billboard Award around the time "Made in India" came out, and also won the Freddie Mercury Award for Artistic Excellence.
Internationally, Alisha received attention when her song "Seulement Vous" won first place at the International Song Festival "Asia 2004". It was the first victory for India in the Song Contest.
 Partial discography
Alisha: Baby Doll of India
Made In India
Best of Alisha Live
Dil Ki Rani
Shut Up N Kiss Me
 Selected Hit Songs
Panch Vorsam (Konkani, Album: Old Goan Gold, 1985)
Rajan Ani Prema (Konkani, Album: Old Goan Gold, 1985)
Zooby Zooby (Dance Dance (film))
Kaate Nahin Katt Te (Mr. India)
Raat Bhare Jaam se (Tridev)
My Adorable Darling (Main Khiladi Tu Anari)
Tere Ishq Main Nachenge (Raja Hindustani)
De Diya Dil Piya (Keemat)
Pyaar Aaya (Plan)
Mehboob Mere (Plan)
Made in India (Made in India)
Oh My Darling! (Mujhse Dosti Karoge, 2002)
Rang Rang Mere Rang Rang Mein (Bollywood/Hollywood, 2002)
Chot Dil Pe Lagi (Ishq Vishq, 2003)
Dil Ko Hazar Bar (Murder, 2004)
Maine Jisko Chaha (Fida, 2004)
Hamnasheen (Dobara, 2004)
Tinka Tinka (Karam (film), 2005)
Kajra Re (Bunty Aur Babli, 2005)
Ishq Di Gali (No Entry, 2005)
Dil Chura ke Mere (No Entry, 2005)
Aaj Ki Raat (Don, 2006)
Touch Me (Dhoom 2, 2006)
It's Rocking (Kya Love Story Hai, 2007)
Ticket To Hollywood (Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, 2007)
Lover Boy (Love Story 2050, 2008)
Bebo (Kambakkht Ishq, 2009)
Tera Hone Laga Hoon (Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, 2009)