Our Secret Superstar-Sakshi

Updated: Sep 9, 2021

We are happy to share with you all the fantastic news about our student of the past 13 years, Sakshi. A bright and sharp girl, she initially started singing to pass the time. But as she grew older, our well-wisher and patron, Payal Sarda and Snehalaya caregivers realized that she had a special talent. All the encouragement and persuasion has recently paid off when Sakshi became the runner-up of the prestigious, ‘Secret Superstar’ competition in Pune. Sakshi was one of the 50 shortlisted, from over 150 competitors in the preliminary round, chosen to perform two songs in Pune.

Sakshi chose the Marathi song, ‘Gorya Gorya Galavari’ originally sung by Yogita Godbole in the film ‘Tuzya Mazya Sansarala ani Kav Hav’ for which she received a standing ovation and huge applause from the audience. Her second song, ‘Zindagi Pyar ka Geet Hai’ originally sung by legendary Lata Ji in ‘Souten’ also received an overwhelming response from the crowd. When the results were announced, Sakshi was overjoyed to be chosen as the runner-up from so many talented participants.

Here Sakshi talks about her achievements, her future plans and thanks those who contributed to her success.

Hello Sakshi and heartiest Congratulations on your success. Tell us a little about yourself.

I am from Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. I am 15 years old and I have lived with my Snehalaya Family since 2008. I am in 10th standard at Snehalaya English Medium School. Singing has been my passion for a long time now. When I’m not singing, I love to chat and spend time with my friends.

How does it feel to have received the ‘Secret Superstar’ Award? What does it mean to you?

It still feels like a dream come true. I had practiced a lot for the competition but the moment I actually received the award my heart missed a beat and I couldn’t believe what I heard. But obviously, it was true.

Also, it was an honor to share the stage with so many renowned artists and stalwarts like Avdhoot Gupte Ji and Vaishali Samant Ji and all the judges. They not only encouraged me and clapped for me but also joined me when I performed on the stage which was something I will remember for the rest of my life.

This award means a lot to me. I feel I have started on the right path towards achieving my dream of becoming a professional singer.

How has Snehalaya supported and encouraged you to take music seriously?

Snehalaya had played a major part in encouraging me to sing. They helped me to realize that I can achieve miracles through singing and have helped me build my confidence. When I was small my caregiver Chandrakant