Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam is the daughter of Birla and is the sixth generation of the Birla family. Ananya Birla is a prolific singer and is the first artist in India whose English single has got a platinum certificate. (Getting a platinum certificate means that an album has sold 1 million copies or a single has 2 million copies). Five of Ananya’s singles have got platinum and double platinum status.
Since childhood, Ananya was fond of music and at the age of 11, she learned to play the santoor. Ananya took her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from Oxford University. However, he did not complete his studies and left midway.
While studying in university, Ananya started playing guitar in pubs and clubs. With this, she started composing music for herself. His debut single “Livin’ the Life” was co-writer and produced by JimBeanz. This song by Ananya became a hit in June 2017 which garnered 14 million views worldwide on YouTube. In 2019, his songs topped the music charts.
In the year 2020, Ananya became the first Indian to sign with American music management group Maverick followed by the release of Let There Be Love and Everybody’s Lost. With this, Ananya also became the first Indian artist whose name was included in the American national top 40 pop radio show Sirius XM Hits.
Apart from this, Ananya started her own business and she started ‘Swatantra Microfin’ for rural women. Ananya is also the founder of Ikai Asai and co-founder of Mpower. Ananya has received many awards for her work. Also included in the list of Most Influential Indians of GQs of 2018.
In the year 2020, Ananya launched the Ananya Birla Foundation to support Mental Health, Equality, Education, Financial Inclusion, Climate Change etc.
Ananya is a well-known face in the world of glamor. She has done photoshoots for many magazines like Vogue, Hello. In many of her pictures, Ananya is also seen beating Bollywood beauties.