Caralisa Monteiro is a Mumbai-based independent artist who has worked sporadically in Hindi films since 2001. Like many singers, she began her career with ad jingles. Her Bollywood career began when she sang chorus for the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy song “Jaane Kyon” (“Dil Chahta Hai”, 2001).
That song started a flood of opportunities with music directors like Vishal-Shekhar, Raghav Sachar, Vishal Bhardwaj, Salim-Suleiman and Pritam, till the song that became her first solo superhit “Phir Dekhiye” (“Rock On”, 2008).
While she continues to sing in Bollywood, Caralisa has also established herself in ad jingle space and is active in the indie circuit as well.