(Los Angeles, CA) – One of India’s most accomplished and influential female actresses of all time, Madhuri Dixit, released her second single titled “Tu Hai Mera,” this past weekend on her birthday May 15th. A pop song at its core, “Tu Hai Mera” is a love letter to her fans thanking them for all their encouragement over the years. “My fans are a huge part of my journey and their support means everything to me. They are my biggest strength” Madhuri says.
This release follows the astounding success of her first single “Candle,” which launched during the lockdown, was dedicated to the Covid-19 frontline workers, and helped raise money for Covid relief. The song garnered 1 billion views across all social platforms in just 2 weeks, including TikTok where Madhuri initiated her viral #CandleOfHope challenge. She also became the first Indian artist to do an integration with Amazon Alexa for a customized voice response, during this release.
Co-written by Madhuri, “Tu Hai Mera” brings together years of artistry while seamlessly creating an amalgamation of different cultures: English, Hindi and Punjabi. A song dedicated to her loyal fans, with lyrics assuring them they’ll always be together, “Tu Hai Mera” opens up with a sampling from the Punjabi Folk song “Laung Gawacha.” While Madhuri sings the song predominately in English, she still stays true to her roots by starting each chorus with “Tu Hai Mera,” which in Hindi means “you and me, you are mine.”
From the outside looking in, Madhuri’s legacy and body of work is undoubtedly staggering; but there’s more to be explored. She’s an icon in her own right, an all round artist who is now further exploring a new dimension of her creativity, through music.
Madhuri kicked off 2022 by speaking with The New York Times and Variety about her streaming acting debut in Netflix India’s hit series “The Fame Game.” This role comes as no surprise to the fans who have been following Madhuri from her acting debut in 1984. Born and raised in Mumbai, Madhuri’s accolades have now accumulated to over 70 Bollywood films, 100s of live concerts all around the world, 200+ magazine covers [Vogue India, Harper’s BAZAAR India, Marie Claire India], multiple awards and nominations across film, dance and television. In 2008, the Government of India awarded her with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor of the country; and she has also become the fourth Indian personality to be felicitated at the Madame Tussauds in London.