Singer | Songwriter | Musician | Speaker

Subhi is a Hindi Pop Jazz Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Speaker. 

Her debut Hindi Pop Jazz album titled "Shaitaan Dil" (Naughty Heart) chronicles her journey as an artist between two countries & cultures. With lyrics in Hindi & Urdu, the album showcases a blend of her Indian roots and the prominent Jazz culture of Chicago.

Subhi was a speaker at the TEDx Naperville 2017 conference and has performed at several venues including Old Town School of Folk Music & Jazz Institute (Chicago), Lotus World Music & Arts Festival (Indiana), Red Poppy Art House (San Francisco), Brooklyn RagaMassive (New York City), Navy Pier Miller Lite Beer Garden Stage (Chicago).

She has also worked with leading Indian Digital platforms: Y-Films (YRF) & The Viral Fever (TVF) and composed for a National Award winning film director


Press & media


We are excited to welcome Subhi, an extraordinary Indian-American singer, songwriter, and musician to the TEDx Naperville stage. Subhi is a gifted Hindi Pop Jazz Artist who through her work promotes the cross-cultural exchange of creative dialogues.


On songs such as the standout Bachpan (Childhood), she achieves something so cool it’s completely addictive; this is finger-snapping stuff. In many ways, this is an easy listening album with some very accomplished playing and arrangements similar to the records Norah Jones has made.
Vancouver Sun (Stuart Derdeyn) - Read more.

Engaging? Absolutely.
CBC Music


It sounds really good with elements of jazz, Bebop and South Asian.

Bollywood music may rule the airwaves in her native India... but this innovative Chicago singer-songwriter has created a unique new musical 'hybrid'! Subhi merges her Indian roots with Chicago's rich Jazz culture...for a sound that's truly...all her own.

ABC7 Chicago


Although she is just at the beginning of her musical journey, Stay Thirsty Magazine is excited to name her A STAY THIRSTY DISCOVERY for Fall 2017 because of her easy style and magnetic voice. We expect big things from her in the future as she links her native Hindi culture to the intricacies of the Chicago jazz tradition. We think she’s got something. She is really great.
Stay Thirsty Magazine Read more

Subhi was selected as Chicago Music Magazine's local pulse artist of the week (Dec 2017)
Chicago Music Magazine interesting story
MTV Iggy


Love it
KFPA Radio


Shaitaan Dil is a charming album at the intersection of Jazz and South Asian music.
World Music Central (Angel Romero) Read more


Start your weekend with the hypnotizing tunes of Subhi. This music will make you want to tap your toes, dance and wish you could transport back in time to an old-timey Bollywood movie.
Kajal Magazine


Like it. It’s very unique. Bollywood meets Jazz.


In some ways it’s unlike anything else you’ll hear–but at the same time, it’s quite familiar and fun. Her voice is lovely, as are her melodies.
CD HotList Read more


Shaitaan Dil (Naughty Heart) is a captivating and enchanting debut album from Subhi. Subhi is a pioneer, and has been inspired by a myriad of disparate musical genres. Subhi who is a versatile and talented singer, is like a musical butterfly as she seamlessly flits between musical genres. Throughout Shaitaan Dil, Subhi breathes life, meaning and emotion into the lyrics on the ten songs. It’s an album that to some extent, is autobiographical. As a result it’s a deeply personal album that is guaranteed to toy with the listener’s emotions. However, Shaitaan Dil also features music that is variously melodic and playful, and other times poignant and powerful.
Derek’s Music Blog Read more


A dose of desi Jazz. Khanna is one of the few jazz singers to write songs in Hindi.


She’s amazing
Urban Asian


I liked her songs
The Asian Connections Newspaper


Her voice plays cleverly with harmonics stretching the lyrics that work in both the jazz and Indian settings.
Jazz Weekly (George W Harris) Read more


The baby doll voice over the jazz chops hits just the right chord to work well even if you don't know what she's singing out. Obviously meant to be more than a novelty, this is fun stuff that you have to hear to believe. Check it out.
Midwest Records Read more


She is interesting and her music is certainly an interesting mix.
KUNM – Women’s Focus


I did not know what to expect with this release, happily I can say I really enjoy it, tight arrangements and very catchy tunes.


Subhi, a Chicago-based Indian musician is our star for this week’s Tune in Tuesdays! The concept of this album seemed exceptionally interesting to us, so we went on to find out more about the Indian American musician, Subhi. It is something you really need to listen to.
DissDash Read more


We are loving it

Diggin it
FifthWall Radio

That does sound cool...or, I should say, hip!


SUBHI FEATURED in the fifth annual Eye On India festival in Chicago


Youth division of Yash Raj Films to break digital clutter with 'Love Shots'


Yash raj films signs Six new-age music artistes to create dedicated original soundtracks

"FIRED" short FILM features a unique Hindi Jazz song composed and perfoRmed by Subhi

After crooning for Y-Films, Subhi set to form a band

Chicago-based musician Subhi debuts in Bollywood with ‘Take it Easy’


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