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Saleka Shyamalan - Indian American R&B Singer Songwriter & Activist

November 9, 2021

Saleka is a classically trained, Indian American musician, who began playing piano at the age of four. As the daughter of M. Night and Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan, Saleka was raised on an eclectic combination of music. Rather than attending a traditional conservatory, she made a transformative decision and enrolled at Brown University to begin her journey as an R&B singer-songwriter and study both Literary Arts and Music.

Saleka has performed at iconic venues across the United States, opening for both R&B legends and up-and-coming artists such as Boyz II Men, Summer Walker, Baby Rose and K. Michelle.

Upon debuting her first single, "Clarity", in September 2020, Refinery29 called Saleka "a new artist to watch". Saleka frequently collaborates with her sister, Ishana, who has so far directed three of four of her music videos.

In addition to music, Saleka uses her powerful voice to raise awareness for social justice reform, youth education and women’s rights. Saleka currently resides with her family in Philadelphia.

To learn more about Saleka and her upcoming tour schedule, visit here website at


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