NEW YORK (TIP): Famous Bollywood entertainers Shankar Mahadevan, Richa Sharma, Sunidhi Chauhan, Aditya Narayan and Indian Idol Juniors, are all set to take the delegates by storm during the 34th annual convention organized by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) at the Marriott Marquis, Time Square in New York from June 30-July 4, 2016.
“In addition to live entertainment by famous Bollywood stars, the 2016 AAPI Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly offers an exciting venue to interact with leading physicians, health professionals, academicians, and scientists of Indian origin,” said Dr. Seema Jain, President of AAPI. “Physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country will convene and participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, to develop health policy agendas, and to encourage legislative priorities in the coming year.”
Shankar Mahadevan and Richa Sharma will perform live at the much anticipated AAPI’s annual convention. An accomplished musician in Tamil cinema, Shankar is a part of the Shankar Ehsaan Loy trio team that provides music to Bollywood films. Though a software engineer by profession and having worked with Oracle Corporation, Shankar’s interest in music made him venture into the field of music. He got his first award as a playback singer in Chennai film music, collaborating with A. R. Rahman and winning a National Film Award for his song in Kandukondain Kandukondain. Since then, he has given hundreds of enchanting numbers to the Bollywood world. The grand finale of the AAPI convention will be by Shankar Mahadevan and his team, who will take the audience to the memory line of Bollywood music on the final night, before a packed audience.
Richa Sharma was eight years old, she was invited to sing before religious congregations in and around Delhi. She got herself enrolled in the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. Under the tutelage of Pandit Aaskaran Sharma, Richa went on to get proper training in Indian classical and light music, and thus making her voice reach out to more and more people in a variety of sounds.
She made her debut in Bollywood with Sawan Kumar’s SALMA PE DIL AA GAYA in 1996 and followed it up by a number of films until the big hit came by in the form of TAAL where she sang for AR Rahman. Her melodious voice has touched the hearts and souls of millions around the world.
Sunidhi Chauhan, the young and talented artist behind the hit evergreen numbers like ‘Dhoom machale dhoom’, ‘Sheila ki jawaani’, ‘Beedi jalaile’ and many more, will be performing live on Friday, July 1st. Chauhan had lent her voice to over 350 songs. She made her International debut with the song Heartbeat, a collaboration with Enrique Iglesias.
Aditya Narayan, an actor, television host, music composer and singer, made his first screen debut with Ram Gopal Varma’s Rangeela in which he also got an opportunity to sing with Asha Bhonsle. He was last seen hosting the singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs 5. Aditya Narayan, who was born in Mumbai, was raised into a musical family as his father, Udit Narayan, the famous playback singer and mother Deepa Narayan. Aditya Narayan and Indian Idol Juniors Group will entertain the participants at the AAPI Convention on July 2nd. Fashion Show by talented young artists from across the country will cake walk on July 3rd.
Dr. Seema Jain, who assumed charge of this premier ethnic organization representing 100,000 physicians and residents, gave credit to the support of AAPI executive committee, hard work of local Chapter members, and the organizing committee chaired by Dr. Rita Ahuja. “Success of credit goes to the entire national organizing committee, AAPI executive committee, and Board of Trustees and all the AAPI members,” she said.
AAPI is a forum to facilitate and enable Indian American Physicians to excel in patient care, teaching and research and to pursue their aspirations in professional and community affairs. For more details, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit: www.aapiconvention.org and www.aapiusa.org