Shannon K

A screen grab of Shannon K from the music video of her single “Sapphire.” (ShannonKVEVO/YouTube photo)

Shannon K, daughter of veteran Bollywood playback singer Kumar Sanu, is following in her father’s legacy. The 14-year-old singer-songwriter has been garnering attention after her latest song, “Sapphire,” reached over 1.1 million views on YouTube, making it one of her most popular songs to date.

The song, released May 15, fuses several elements of contemporary music with carefully composed production, complementing Shannon K’s harmonious voice. 

Directed by Kharen Hill, the music video features a couple enjoying each other’s company in several captivating scenes. Backed by Shannon K’s melodic vocals, “Sapphire” is “about your beloved who’s precious like a 'Sapphire' to you, and you never wanna lose it,” according to a press release.

She made her first solo single at the age of 12 with a song written by her younger sister, Annabel. Born in India, Shannon K moved to London at the age of six. She developed a keen interest in music at a young age and learned the Indian classical dance form Kathak at a very tender age as well. She performed onstage for the first time when she was only four years old. She has also performed at the Bollywood Awards Night, USA.

After moving abroad, she became busy with her studies and began to focus more on music. She continues to work on her voice and currently lives in New York with her mother.

Watch Shannon K’s "Sapphire" music video:

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