singer, songwriter, producer
photography by varun suresh
Aditya Rao (Adi) is an Indian-American singer-songwriter who most recently was nominated for an International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) for "Best Male Singer 2023". Classically-trained in Carnatic vocals since childhood, Aditya’s music infuses Western styles with Eastern soul to produce a genre-bending, alternative sound, showcased in his broad repertoire within music, film, and television.
He has performed for the Indian Prime Minister, the President of the United States, and a stadium packed with 50,000 attendees. He is the lead vocalist and Vocal Arranger for 9 original songs in R. Madhavan’s biopic film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect (2022). He has sung for Indian and Hollywood film soundtracks - Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016) and Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada (2016) with multi Grammy and Oscar-winning music director, A.R. Rahman. He is the leading voice on film and television soundtracks such as Beauty in the Broken (2015) and Mira: Royal Detective (2021).
His independent Single, "SND," was accepted for a Grammy consideration for the category of "Best Global Music Performance" in 2022. He has won India's prestigious State Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts in 2013 and "Best Debut Artist" in 2015
His original covers and collaborations on YouTube have garnered over 50M+ views. And he has sung as a chorus member for Billie Eilish, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Camila Cabello, and Carlos Santana.
His music takes you on an unconventional, cathartic journey exploring the nooks and crannies of his perception of the world around him.
Wouldn't it be nice if I could breathe
some of yours, but most of mine?
June 1989 (Age 32)
Born: Bangalore, India
Raised: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Home: Austin, Texas
New Wave, Alternative, Synthwave, Popfunk,
Alt. Rock, Indian Fusion, Indie, Electronic
123,000 Monthly Spotify Listeners
62,640K followers (IG + FB + YT+TW)
60 Originals + Collabs
54M+ cumulative views on YT