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Shirley Setia (Singer) – Age, Height, Career, Facts, And More




Introduction to Shirley Setia

Shirley Setia is a well-known Indo-kiwi singer and youtube. Referred to as “India’s next big singing sensation” by Forbe’s magazine, Shirley Setia has won many hearts with her melodious voice and perfect pitched songs. Active in the industry since 2013, she has been a part of numerous concerts in India and abroad.

About Shirley Setia

Shirley was born to a wealthy family in Daman, India, on 2 July 1995. Later, her family shifted to New Zealand, and Shirley was bought up there. Shirley has always admired Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle as her idols and wished to pursue a career in singing from a very young age itself.

Real NameShirley Setia
Nick NameShirley
ProfessionSinger, Actor, RJ
Date of Birth2 July 1995
Age(as in 2020)25 years
Birth PlaceDaman, India
NationalityNew Zealand, Indian
Home TownAuckland, New Zealand
Height5′ 4″ Feet

Career Journey

Shirley began her career as a radio show host. She had the opportunity to meet numerous Bollywood celebs while working for a Hindi radio station. Shreya Ghoshal, a famous singer, inspired her to pursue a career in music. T-Series held a singing competition on YouTube in 2013. Her song “Tum Hi Ho,” which she performed in this competition, received positive feedback. She won the competition, but she also quickly rose to fame on YouTube.

Her recorded music videos gained a lot of attention. With the film A Gentleman, she made her Bollywood debut in 2017. In this film, she performed the song “Disco Disco.” She never looked back after that. She has performed songs in Hindi, English, and Punjabi.

Family and Education

Her father Raj Sethia shifted to New Zealand with her family. After which Shirley was raised in New Zealand. She has a younger brother Shane Sethia in the family. Setia belongs to a Hindu Khatri family.

FatherRaj Sethia
MotherNot available
BrotherShane Sethia

She, too, dreamed of being an astronaut as a child but soon realized that she was more drawn to music. Shirley began training when she was fourteen years old. She graduated from Auckland University with a degree. She then performed an internship with Auckland Council in marketing and publicity.

CollegeUniversity of Auckland, Auckland
New York Film Academy
Educational QualificationDegree in Marketing and Information Systems
Crash course from New York Film Academy

Less Known Facts about Shirley Setia

  • Her family moved to Auckland when she was seven years old.
  • Sethia competed in a T-Series music competition in 2013. She came out on top in this competition. She filmed her audition tape in pajamas in her room. Shirly became known as the ‘Pyjama popstar’ after that.
  • She began uploading videos to her YouTube channel regularly in 2013. In India, she quickly became a YouTube celebrity.
  • She has performed live concerts in various locations throughout the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, India, and Canada.
  • She worked as an RJ at Radio Tarana before entering the singing industry.
  • Hindustan Times featured her in a list of YouTube sensations.
  • In 2016 and 2017, she performed live at YouTube FanFest, held for ‘YouTube Creator.’
  • She performed alongside Armaan Malik on the 2016 Armaan Malik World Tour.
  • Sethia debuted in Bollywood in 2017 with the song “Disco Disco” from the film “A Gentleman.”
  • Sethia was described as the next Singing Sensation of Bollywood in a Forbes Magazine article published in March 2016.

Net Worth

According to the sources available, her net worth is 3.14 million US Dollars.