Ardra Sajan from Thiruvananthapuram has created waves on world stage in beatboxing. She can mimic five different percussion sounds at a time. It is for the first time a girl from India is making her name in a largely Western music form. She has reached second spot, and first among girls, on TikTok world RJ rating.
Ardra’s style of transitioning celebrities' voices and different sounds in the nature into beats is attracting a huge fan following. Beatboxing involves the production of music by using one's mouth, throat, and nose. It is a pure human art that doesn't involve the use of typical musical instruments.
Ardra’s background music to a folk song by Prasitha Chalakkudy had gone viral on social media. Liked by 20 lakh people, this song has created 50,000 dance versions. Ardra also has 2,20,000 TikTok fans.
Invited to Mammootty movie
Ardra, who has done many stage shows across the county and abroad, has been featured on Tamil TV programmes too. A Tamil director has invited her to a movie featuring Mammootty.
The plus one student of Nalanchira St John’s HSS won two consecutive mimicry titles at district and state school arts festivals. She is a self-trained artist.
Having studied in Sharjah until ninth standard, Ardra participated in a competition for the first time last year. Her father Sajan is a builder and mother Deepa a teacher at Sarvodaya School. Brother Asish is an engineering student at Kerala University’s Kariavattom Campus.
Ardra plays keyboard, flute, drums, harmonica and African music instrument Kazoo. She has sung in a music album. She also trains mentally challenged children free of cost at Kovalam Freedom Centre.