Ananya Birla

Musician and Mental Health Campaigner

Ananya is a platinum-selling singer from Mumbai, India. Since signing with Universal Music in 2016, she has worked with global artists like Afrojack, Jim Beanz and Mood Melodies and hit over 100m audio and video streams on her first four songs. Also a mental health campaigner, Ananya uses music to bring people from all backgrounds together, from performing at a Global Citizen Concert, to organizing music festivals in Mumbai to benefit the mental health organisation she founded, Mpower. MPower was launched after she battled her own issues whilst at Oxford University and works towards dispelling the stigma associated with mental health illnesses and providing care in India where there has been very little to date. At just 17, Ananya also founded a microfinance business, Svatantra, to address the huge income gap in India and the limited opportunities for women.