A name synonymous with Sufi music in this country, Kavita Seth’s soulful voice is a pure blend of divinity and love. From her debut Maula in the film Vaada to Mujhe Matt Roko in Gangster to Mora Piya Mose Bolat Nahi in Raajneeti to Bangur Jaisi Duniya in I AM to her claim to fame, Iktara in Wake Up Sid, Tum Hi Ho Bandhu in Cocktail, each song she lends her voice to promises to stay with people forever. Her recent Bollywood chart-toppers include Nuskha Tarana from Gone Kesh, Khalipan Shor Kare from Paharganj, Jeete Hain Chal from Neerja, Prem Mein Tohre from Begum Jaan, and Maa from Maatr.
Besides her successful oeuvre in Bollywood, she has also rendered her voice to Lagan Laagi Re and Khari Khari, songs from the Hollywood venture Trishna. In fact, her vocals in the Rajasthani folk-based Khari Khari mesmerised one and all through the popular music based TV show, Coke Studio. Her first International single ‘Mahi’ with Lost Stories was a chart topper on Apple Music and the likes.
A post graduate in Hindustani Classical music, Kavita shares pristine sufi renditions through her numerous music albums — Ek Din (Universal Music), OM (Sa Re Ga Ma), Sufiaana (Times Music), Kabirana Sufiana (EMI), Bulleshah (EMI), Jaam-e-Sufi (Hungama- digital), Khuda Wohi Hai (Times Music), Trance with Khusrow (Sony Music).
Having carved a niche for herself in the industry, the singer has bagged several awards. The prestigious Filmfare, IIFA, Stardust, Screen, three awards by GIMA (Global Indian Music Academy), Radio Mirchi, GR8 Woman Achiever Award in Music and many more have appreciated her exceptional talent.
The audience has been witness to her captivating live performances for more than 30 years now. Having performed successfully in more than 500 venues world over, Kavita has indeed proven that music knows no boundaries. This empanelled artist at ICCR for Sufi Music has spread the message of love through music at the Common Wealth Games- Qutub, Delhi, Aman Ki Asha organised by The Times of India, Lucknow Festival, Jodhpur RIFF (Rajasthani International Folk Festival) at Mehrangarh Fort, Red Fort (New Delhi) Urdu Academy, Ajanta Ellora Festival- Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Laxmi Vilas Palace- Vadodra, Festival of India, Kala Ghoda Association, Mumbai, various IIT and IIMs institutes in the country, Chandni Chowk Utsav at Delhi, International Sufi Festival ( Music ) among many others. In the memory of her beloved husband, guide, mentor and friend Mr. K.K. Seth she annually organizes Anandotsav and Nirvana, two Sufi evenings for her fans, to celebrate life through music.
With a dream to infuse the spirit of Sufism in more and more people across the globe, Kavita Seth partnered with her son Kanishk for her album Trance with Khusrow released in 2014.
Her latest dream project ‘Main Kavita Hoon’ is an attempt to bring to the world, her compositions of the precious works of timeless poets. The first in the series was legendary Urdu poet Wasim Barelvi. The Live in Concert album Feat. Wasim Barelvi is now available across platforms. The next in the series to be released to the world has been the compositions of noted Punjabi poet Amrita Pritam.
Kavita’s dream is to take the property ‘Main Kavita Hoon’ across the globe to showcase her renditions of works of renowned poets like Bashir Badr, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Dipti Misra, Jagdish Prakash and legends like Rumi, Bulleh Shah, Kabir among others.