Vidya Iyer or Vidya Vox is an Indian-American pop singer, dancer, and music composer, who is popularly known as her stage name Vidya Vox, where the ‘vox’ means voice in the American-Latin language.
Vidya Vox Wiki/Bio
|Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Music Composer & YouTuber
|26th September 1990
|30 Years (As in 2020)
|Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Mumbai, Maharastra, India
|Indian & American
|Bachelor of Science (Hons)
|George Washington University
About Vidya Vox Biography
Vidya Iyer or Vidya Vox is an Indian-American pop singer, dancer and music composer, who is popularly known as her stage name Vidya Vox, where the ‘vox’ means voice in the American-Latin language.
She represents both American English and Indian Tamil language in her vocals in digital electronic music. She is fluent more than 5 languages including, English, Hindi, Telegu, Tamil, French language.
Her music is a mixture of Classical rappers, electronic dance music, and Indian classical music too and her vocal is a mixture of Tamil-English Classical language.
She has got more fame after joining on YouTube in 2014, which has now more than 9M subscriber as in 2020. She takes her name Vidya Iyer to Vidya Vox, where ‘Vox’ means music in the Latin language.
Vidya Vox Born, Childhood & Education
Vidya Iyer was born on September 26, 1990 (age 30) Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India but she has raised in America and she has both American and Indian nationality. Currently, she has lived in India.
When Vidya was just 9 years old, her whole family moved to Virginia, United States of America (USA) and she grew up in Virginia in the USA with her family.
Living with dark skin in the USA was not easy for Vidya. She was not excepted in her school. Being an Indian is experienced in both cultures while growing up in the USA.
Growing up in the US as an Indian wasn’t easy. I was teased about Indian food and the colour of my skin and why my knees and elbows were dark
Itwas very interesting. It always felt like two different worlds. At home, I would be singing bhajans and kritis, eating dosa and sambar, but when I went to school, I’d be listening to Backstreet Boys, Destiny’s Child, Usher and eating pizza. That tug between both cultures was something I was intimidated by
|George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA
|Bachelor of Science in Major Psychology and Minor Biomedical Science
She did her schooling from Virginia and then she joined in B.Sc with Major Psychology and Minor Biomedical Science from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA.
Vidya Vox Family/Parents
|Not Known (left his family when she was just 8)
|Yes, one elder sister
Vidya Iyer’s mother’s name is Pushpa Iyer, she is a homemaker. According to Vidya, her father was very abusive toward her mother and always controlled her mother.
Her father was very controlling to the extent that he would order his wife and family as to what they are supposed to wear and what they should do.
When his abusive behavior reached its out of limit, her mother left him with her two daughters and a grandmother. It also affected Vidya, as her music teacher refused to teach her music.
Vidya Vox (Iyer) sister name is Vandana Iyer who is also a singer. Both are performed in many live shows with Shankar Tucker including the White House (USA), National Centre for the Performing Arts (India), and Webster Hall.
Vidya Vox Personal Information
Relationship Status/ Affairs
|In a relationship
|Not Married Yet
Currently, Vidya Iyer has romantically related with Shankar Tucker, who is an American clarinettist and music composer. Vidya met Shankar during her college session and fallen in Love.
After that, Vidya and her sister Vandana joined Shankar Tucker band and also collaborate to creating music. From there, their love story started began.
|In Feet: 5.3 Inc
In Meters: 13.46 Cm
|60 Kg approx.
132 lbs approx.
|Black & Brown
Hobbies & Favourite Things
|Idli Dosa, Samosa
|Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Rosan
|Dill Wale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
|‘Jiya Jale’ from Dill Se (1998)
|Beyonce, Ed Shreen, Shreya Ghoshal, Arijit Singh, James Brown, Taylor Swift
|Playing tennis, reading, dancing
Vidya Vox Career
At the age of 5, before moving in America Vidya and her family speaks to Tamil in-home. Vidya and her sister Vandana also like to learned Carnatic music. Carnatic music is a classical traditional music, which associated with southern India.
When Vidya was 8 years old, her whole family moved to America and there she also enjoyed listening to English music and pop songs. Her music career was also inspired by her grandmother to pursue Indian classical music.
During her college session, she has criticized and bullied for her skin colour and her culture. But she became confident and started to attempt in the Indian Student Association, and joined Indian folk dance teams.
After completing her studied in psychology and biomedical sciences she decided to pursue MCAT, at that time she was worked in a Clinic. But suddenly she decided to make her career in Music.
In 2012 Vidya moved to Mumbai, India for two years to learn music. She started to learned Carnatic music, EDM and western vocals from D. K Nagarajan.
In 2011, Vidya Vox along with her sister Vandana Iyer collaborated with her college boyfriend Shankar Tucker (Music Composer) and launched a track Nee Nenaindal on YouTube.
Vidya started to perform regularly with Shankar Tucker’s band and also her sister Vandana Iyer joined the band and they both get started to perform together in the same band.
Vidya Vox has performed in various locations all over the world, including the White House (USA), National Centre for the Performing Arts (India), and Webster Hall with Shankar Tucker’s band.
She has also performed at Festivals Des Artes in Reunion Island, INK Women, Suriname, Dubai and the Meru Concert Series in the Netherlands.
In 2014, she launches her new YouTube channel named Vidya Vox (➤). She chooses her stage name from Vidya Iyer to Vidya Vox, where ‘Vox’ comes from the Latin language, which means Voice. Her boyfriend Shankar used to save her voice recordings as Vidya Vox.
Then she releases her 2nd cover and mashup music video including ‘Kabhi Jo Badal Barse v/s Big Girls Cry’ which has got copyright strike from Yash Raj Films and it has removed from YouTube.
After some successful cover mashup music video songs, she started to make original songs and with Shankar Tucker, Vandana Iyer, Ricky Jatt including many artists she released many originals on her YouTube channel.
|Since 2014 – 2015
|Music, Vogs, Western POP, Indian Classical Music
|867 Million + (2020)
|Vandana Iyer, Shankar Tucker, Arjun
Vidya Vox Most Popular Songs
Be Free (Pallivallu Vadravattakam) Ft. Vandana Iyer
Be free – ft. Vandana Iyer 3rd single hit of Vidya Vox’s 2016 single “Be Free” and Malayalam folk song “Pallivaalu Bhadravattakam”, by Vandana Iyer. Which has crossed more than 260M views on YouTube.
Sandcastles (Original) | Teri Khair Mangdi Ft. Devender Pal Singh
Major Lazer – Lean On | Jind Mahi
In 2015, Vidya Vox has collaborated with Punjabi singer Ricky Jatt and several musicians Raashi Kulkarni, and Roginder “Violinder” Momi.
They together released a new cover and mashup music video Major Lazer and Lean On and Jind Mahi – collaborated with Punjabi singer Ricky Jatt. It has got more than 5 Lacks+ likes and 48M+ views on YouTube.
Kutthu Fire – Vidya Vox
Diamonds Ft. Arjun
Records & Some Unknown Facts About Vidya Vox
● She is the only YouTube artist who meets popular Bollywood superstars like, Hrithik Rosan, Akshay Kumar and many others.
● She has also listed the top 10 most popular female YouTuber in India.
● She has also listed Roling Stone India with popular music composer, A.R Rehman, Shaan and many others.
● Her songs were acknowledged by Shah Rukh Khan & Hrithik Rosan.
● She drinks alcohol but didn’t smoke.
Well, Vidya didn’t honour by any organization. She didn’t win any awards for her music or singing. But she and her team receive Silver & Golden Play Button for passing 100K and 1 million subscribers.
Income & Networth
According to Socialblade, she has eans more than $ 11.6K – 20.8K per month and her annual estimated earnings $ 90.5K. Her current net worth $ 1.96M (2020)
Social Media/Fan Following
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