Name Monica Dogra
Occupation Film actor, Singer
|Years active 2006–present|
Height 1.73 m
|Music group Shaa'ir and Func (Since 2007)|
Movies Dhobi Ghat, David, Fireflies, The Spectacul, Relapse
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Monica Dogra is an American musician and actress of Indian origin. She is one half of the Mumbai-based electronic rock duo Shaa'ir and Func and also performs solo under her moniker, Shaa'ir. She made her acting debut in the Bollywood film Dhobi Ghat (2011). She is a member on the judging panel of India's first English music talent show, The Stage.
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- Early life
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Monica Dogra is the daughter of Dogra immigrants from Jammu. Her maternal uncle is Dogri folk music singer Prakash Sharma. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. She attended Oakleigh Elementary School, Montessori and Dulaney High School. She attended NYU from 2000–04, graduating with a bachelor's degree in musical theatre.
In 2005, she formed the electronic rock group "Shaa'ir+Func", along with guitarist Randolph Correia. In 2007, they released their first album New Day: The Love Album, followed by Light Tribe in 2008 and Mantis in 2010. She also sang a song "Dooriyan Bhi Hai Zaroori" with Vishal Dadlani in the film Break Ke Baad and the theme song in English (with Shahid Mallya) for the film Inkaar.
She has made a guest appearance in Rock On!!. In 2008, she was approached by Kiran Rao for the lead role in Rao's directorial debut film Dhobi Ghat - a role Dogra initially turned down, but eventually accepted. In December 2011, she served as a judge for Rolling Stone's Never Hide Sounds musical talent contest. She is the host of The Dewarists, a musical collaborative show on STAR World India. In 2013, she performed with award-winning violinist Scott Tixier, for a series of shows sponsored by Dos Equis around the US.
In March 2014, she was featured on the cover page of FHM Magazine. In March 2013 and in May 2015 she was featured on the cover and had a pictorial in Maxim India Magazine.
She is now one of the judges for the show The Stage alongside Vishal Dadlani.