India Female

Aged 31 | Born 1986

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About the Speaker

"I am 31 years old. I was born in Assam, Guwahati, which is in the east of India, but I was brought up in Bombay. Now it is called Mumbai. I am Indian and based in Mumbai. I come from a middle-class family. For a living I am a full-time performer. I sing, I am a trained singer, and I act. By religion and cast I am a Gujarati. I got to train myself in many languages. I can speak Hindi, English, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and French as well. I have a great affinity for languages, and an MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School in London."

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About Mumbai, India

India is a republic in South Asia. It came under British supremacy in 1763 and passed to the British Crown in 1858. As part of the process of independence, the Indian subcontinent was divided along roughly religious lines into Pakistan (Muslim) and India (Hindu) in 1947. India became a republic within the Commonwealth in 1950. Official and administrative languages are Hindi and English, with each state having its own language.

Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra, and the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. It is the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.4 million as of 2011. Located on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. It was originally a group of islands that have been reclaimed and joined by various rulers and authorities over the centuries. The Government of India officially changed the English name of Bombay to Mumbai in November 1995, though the city is still referred to as Bombay by some of its residents and by Indians from other regions.

Mumbai is the birthplace of Indian cinema and has a large number of cinema halls that feature Bollywood, Marathi and Hollywood movies. Sixteen major languages of India are also spoken in Mumbai, with the most common being Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati and English. English is extensively spoken and is the principal language of the city’s white-collar workforce.