Avanti Nagral is a Performing Artist and Singer/Songwriter from the soul of Bombay and the heart of Boston
She combines her experience across various genres – Indian Classical, Broadway, Gospel, and Devotional – into a modern Pop-Soul sound, woven through her global experiences and multicultural identity. She is the first person in the world to pursue a dual degree between Harvard University and the Berklee College of Music, paving the way for international artists. A youth icon, a symbol for powerful women, and an electric live performer, Avanti has performed at venues across India, the US and the Philippines, and she captures the hearts of her audiences wherever she goes.
Avanti also runs performance-cum-workshops at schools across India and the US to share her artist story, connecting passion and purpose and how to balance being a full-time student with professional life. She has spoken at TEDx conferences, worked closely with educational organizations, nonprofits, and schools as a motivational speaker, artist, songwriter and advocate.
Avanti is also passionate about Global Health and Development. She has done work in the fields of Music Therapy, Anemia, Organ Donation, Cardiac Disease, Cardiac Disease, CPR/Emergency Care and Mental Health, through research, advocacy and creating initiatives. In 2013, she founded YCPR, a Youth Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation campaign that she seed-funded with her earnings as a Performing Artist, which empowers the youth to help save lives in their own communities. She has also collaborated with professors from Harvard Medical School, the School of Public Health, Harvard Business School and Harvard South Asia Institute on research initiatives.
Avanti was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading role for her portrayal of Agnes in ‘Agnes of God’ at the National Theater Awards in India, has recorded a pop-devotional English-Sanskrit fusion album, performed at venues and festivals across India, US and the Philippines, and been featured on international radio. She released a Virtual Reality music video for her single ‘I Like’, which was the first VR music video in South Asia! Her latest release was ‘Treated’, a song extolling the golden rule of respect in any relationship.