Forty-year-old Sheenu, a former accomplished dancer who is also a singer, has braved all odds and is now a Punjabi singer who has released a feel-good wedding number Chann Makhna. Sheenu also worked as a pilot before she got married and of course, was a talented dancer and singer, but her dancing career was tragically cut short when she met with an accident at the age of just 24 years. As a dancer and singer, she gave many stage performances, but the accident left her with spinal cord & head injuries, which sent her into coma. She came out from coma after two months but she had lost her memory.
Her dream of following her passion of dancing had crashed. Sheenu did not lose hope and fought back with the support of her husband. Through intensive physiotherapy and yoga, she again started walking, though with support. It is then that Sheenu started pursuing her passion of singing. The result, her debut song ‘Chann Makhna’ got released by Riyaaz Productions which has presented the single in collaboration with T-series.
'Chann Makhna' is Sheenu's labour of love for her passion - singing. The single has been produced by Sahil Kataria.
"God gave me a second life, I am sure I lived despite such conditions so that I could adopt singing as a profession. Destiny helped me in meeting music composer Sukhpal Sukh who motivated me to pursue my passion for singing. I would also like to thank Pradeep Singh, who has directed the video of 'Chann Makhna' for having believed in me and working hard on the project. I would have not been here had it not been for these two stalwarts of the Punjabi entertainment industry,” said Sheenu.
Meanwhile, 'Chann Makhna' a melodious Punjabi wedding song which highlights traditional marriages replete with lots of fun, music and dance has already been released.
"Her melodious voice, and modulation sets her apart from the other singers and makes her a different singer altogether. Sheenu has become an inspiration for those women who have lost their dream due to adverse conditions. Women should emulate Sheenu's example and follow their dreams despite problems which pull them away from what they actually want to do in life," said Sukhpal Sukh.
Though Sheenu cannot fly a plane as a pilot or dance due to physical challenges, she has found her calling in 'singing'. There's more. She is a social worker and takes part in social activities from time to time.
"I have not met anyone who is so strong mentally. Sheenu has fallen many times and fractured herself, still, she always gets up stronger and with greater will power. Despite all her troubles, she has bounced back to follow her passion for singing. Notwithstanding her debilitating condition, she does multitasking jobs like house work, teaching kids, singing etc. Though we worked on polishing Sheenu's singing talent, it was a great learning experience for me during the recording of her song and its production," said Pradeep Singh, director of this memorable project, Head Riyaaz Productions.
"I request music lovers in general and Punjabi song enthusiasts in particular to like, share my songs among their family and friends to make it more popular. Everyone’s dream can come true if one just sticks to achieving it with hard work," said Sheenu.
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