|Name||Astha Tamang Maskey|
|Date of Birth||30 June 1989|
|Birth place||Kathmandu , Nepal|
|Current Residence||Toronto, Canada|
|Debut||Sabai Thikai Huncha|
Astha Tamang Maskey is a popular pop singer and songwriter. She is best known for her charismatic voice and her meaningful and melodious songs. The popular songs of Astha include Sabai Thikai Huncha, Gotta be love, Muskuraye, Khula Akash, and so on.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Astha Tamang Maskey was born and raised in Nepal. At the age of 12, She moved to Toronto, Canada. She was born in a musical household and thus, was interested in music from her childhood. At a young age, she learned to play the guitar. She used to actively participate in music in her high school and perform her own composed songs. She graduated from Independent Music Production Program at Seneca College in 2008. She then joined Harris Institute for the arts in 2010 where she majored in audio engineering. She also has a diploma in Business Administration where she was honored with Nelson Education Award for her academic excellence.
Sabai Thikai Huncha : The debut
Astha returned to Nepal at the age of 19. She then recorded her Nepali debut album titled Sabai Thikai Huncha released the album on January 21, 2009. Her debut song received a lot of appreciation from Nepalese listeners. Being released prior to the Youtube era, the song’s main platform was the radio stations and tv station. Her songs were mostly played on the radio. Her first radio single, Gotta Be Love charted at #1 on Nepalese FM stations.
She then released her songs on Youtube under her channel Astha Tamang Maskey. She then collaborated with Fuzz Factory Productions for her music video. She then started to upload her songs on Youtube such as Khula Akash.
Gham ko Saano Tukra : Song for CWIN
Astha released an awareness song for CWIN titled Gham ko Saano Tukra. She released the song in an effort to raise awareness and funding for the children of the CWIN Balika Peace Home. The song was also played on an international platform as a song of hope. The song was well acclaimed by the viewers and the proceeds of the songs were donated to the CWIN.
Where have you been: English Debut
Astha debuted her English single, Where Have You Been with a collaboration with The Author which was premiered on VEVO. The song took home first place in the People’s Voice Award category at the International Songwriting Competition. The song also received world-wide attention and airplay on Pepsi MTV Indies. It also earned a feature on MTV’s Just Arrived playlist in 2015.
She also released an English song titled Muse in 2018. It got featured on Toronto based, Spotify curated playlist Just Vibing and garnered the attention from various music blogs in Canada. The full album released on January 25, 2020, and features the work of Toronto-based music producers Losh and Captain Cl!ck.
Sa re ga ma pa : Latest release
Astha released the premiere of her next album Sa re ga ma pa in her Youtube channel .She is planning to release the full album by 2020.
LESSER KNOWN FACTS ABOUT ASTHA
- Astha Tamang Maskey is married to her boyfriend.
- She is an introvert and loves staying at home.
- Her favorite food is momo.
- She loves traveling.
- She enjoys her alone time.