Ranjini is an Indian-American recording artist and songwriter. Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Ranjini first began singing under the tutelage of her mother, Uma Ettigi, who taught her Indian classical vocal. From a young age, she also had a strong desire to learn how to play the piano and played by ear until her parents agreed to enroll her in formal piano lessons at age 11.
As a preteen, Ranjini started experimenting with pop and R&B after discovering artists like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion- singers which influenced Ranjini’s vocal style. During her first year studying at NYU as a politics major, Ranjini auditioned for Quincy Patrick, Grammy Award winning songwriter and producer, who he signed to be a member of a multi-cultural girl group before signing her as a solo artist. Ranjini decided to put her college career on hold to devote her time fully to her music career.
Ranjini received acclaim as a solo artist in 2007 predominantly in the UK with her releases “Music Box” and “This Guy”. Ranjini released a remix of “Don’t Matter” feat. Akon and “Instant Message” was played on Music Choice Radio the summer of 2007. In 2009, after the death of Michael Jackson, Ranjini and label-mate J-Remedy recorded a tribute song called 6/25 written and produced by Quincy Patrick that was featured on the Michael Jackson Tribute album. Following the success of these singles, she released her remake of “Silly”, followed by her single “Greedy” in the US.
A humanitarian single “I Belong To U” was officially released in February 2013. Her March 2016 single “Could It Be” featuring platinum selling hip hop artist Driicky Graham (Snapbacks & Tattoos) is Ranjini’s latest single released on QwiLite Records. Ranjini continues to perform throughout the US, Canada, and India. Ranjini writes or co-writes much of her own music with Patrick. Her signature sound is a blend of mainstream pop and subtle Indian nuances setting her apart from other female artists in the industry.