Sonam Kalra

Award-Winning Singer & Composer

Multiple award winning singer and composer, Sonam Kalra’s music emerges from a place of truth. Inherent in her beautiful, powerful voice and complex compositions is an integrity that reflects her philosophy of equality, inclusion, compassion and tolerance. She is internationally acclaimed as a versatile singer and composer- a musician with a message and also as an inspirational speaker and role model, expressing her learnings from her creative and deep spiritual journey through her music and her words. Her sustained training in both Western and Hindustani classical forms combined with the courage of her convictions, resulted in her brainchild, ‘Sonam Kalra & The Sufi Gospel Project’ which blends the many voices of faith through poetry, prayer and music to create one universal voice.

Her engaging and deep connection with her art and its message translates into a distinctive sound which has earned her critical praise and multiple awards and acclaim.

She has performed at prestigious stages, festivals and venues across 30 countries including The Sydney Opera House and MTV’s Coke Studio. Sonam has shared the stage with legendary musicians like Sir Bob Geldof and Sufi Legend Abida Parveen. She has also sung at Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor as well as Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s weddings. She has performed at The World Sufi Peace Festival at the Pyramids, The Royal Opera House Cairo, Muzaffar Ali’s World Sufi Festival Jahan-e- Khusrau, The World Sufi Spirit Festival RIFF in Jodhpur, The International Faiz Festival for Peace in Pakistan and at The Indo- African Summit for the Indian Prime Minister, President of India and 52 heads of African states.

Sonam has been felicitated with many awards, including the Femina 'Woman of Worth' Award, the Indian Express Devi Award, FICCI YFLO ‘Young Women Achiever’ award for her work in the field of music, and the Global WIN Award for inspiring women worldwide.

True to her beliefs, Sonam as a singer, performer or motivational speaker uses her strong voice to speak out on a range of issues from child abuse, women’s rights and animal rights to helping raise money for cancer charities and education for children.

Sonam is a regular TED talks speaker and has been invited to share her message of inclusion at many conferences including Media Legend Tina Brown's 'Women in The World' summit, The Economic Times Women’s Forum and numerous WIN conferences worldwide.