Manasi Scott - Singer - Zoom TV Host
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Manasi Scott Biography
Manasi Scott started singing at the age of 8, when she won the first of many singing competitions. An "Army brat", growing up, she has had the opportunity to travel the length and breadth of the Indian sub-continent with her surgeon father (still serving in the Army) and her doctor mother, who were both singers during their graduation from the Armed Forces Medical College. Studying in exotic places like Bhutan and Indian cities like Pitthoragarh, she has had the opportunity of being a witness to many cultures, turning her into a truly proud and patriotic Indian.
Her first professional singing performance, at the age of 12, had her father backing her on drums (as he was a star drummer-singer in his college days), and from then on she experimented with professional theatre and compering, all for extra pocket-money, not once seriously planning a career in show biz.
An 'A' grade student, she was also passionate about her extra-curricular activities, going on to play State-level basketball and hockey and winning many an inter-state Karate and equestrian championships. A stationary black belt in Karate (of the Shito-Ryo school), her love for martial arts and horses stays with her till date.
A topper in her board examinations, she continued the trend in her software engineering degree and went on to do a post graduation in film and television, with the ultimate aim of a career in special effects in films. A call to the Indian Air-force to be a pilot, a stint in the film industry as assistant director, hosting the "Breakfast Show" on RED FM and even acting did not satisfy her hunger for being in the limelight.
After her marriage to model turned fitness consultant, the hunky Craig Scott, when he urged her to pursue her childhood dream of being a singer, did she finally work towards a career in entertainment, kick-starting her career hosting and performing in shows for some of India's biggest names. (Refer to Curriculum Vitae .)
In her journey so far, of over four years of performing 'Live' on stage as a singer and Master of Ceremonies, in over 400 shows, she has often been referred to as the "Ultimate entertainer" (Citadel 2004). With an impeccable fashion sense, a glorious stage persona and a unique voice, she has traveled internationally doing what she does best -performing and hosting shows.
Manasi has hosted the Wisden Cricket Awards 'Live' on ESPN/STAR SPORTS, performed in and hosted the Bollywood Fashion Awards in USA, toured with the Neeta Lulla Devdas Tour, held her own with co-host Shekhar Suman at the Images Fashion Awards, even matched wits with co-host Siddharth Basu at the Teacher's Achievement Awards and hosted the prestigious Abby's in 2005. She toured 12 cities in USA and Canada and 4 in UK, sharing the lime light with performers like Adnan Sami, Raghav and Sunidhi Chauhan and was given appreciation in many international tabloids as the "next Indian singing sensation", "a pakka Indian Britney Spears" and "India's answer to Jlo".
Though her first 2 albums (East Light and Temple Tree) released in Australia, through Australian poet turned music director, Kelvin Brown, her brand new Indi-pop album Naach Le, released in India in April 2005. Her visit video, the title track "Naach Le" climbed the charts right up to number 3, and continues to remain on the Channel V Top 40 even to this day.
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