Kumar Sanu’s daughter Shannon K says she faced racism in ‘Western countries’: ‘I would come home crying’
Kumar Sanu’s daughter, singer Shannon K, talks about the fight against racism in the US and UK. She moved to London at a very young age.
Kumar Sanu’s daughter Shannon K has said in a new interview that she faced racism in the US and UK where she spent her growing up years. She said she moved to London, with her mother, at a very young age and it was there that she received her musical education.
“I face a lot of mental stress in real life, I was bullied a lot in my childhood. We often face racism in western countries. I remember being made to feel as an inferior being when I went to auditions because I was different from most people around. I was too young to handle it all well. I would come home crying, and my confidence was often shattered because of of these incidents. I had to prove myself, not only as an artist, but also as a human being,” she told Dainik Bhaskar.
The young singer added, “Now I have learned how to deal with it. I wish to make a song out of it one day and help promote Indian culture to all corners of the world.”
Shannon made her debut with pop single A Long Time, written and produced by singer Justin Bieber’s frequent collaborator Jason Poo Bea Boyd. She also collaborated with music producer Kyle Townsend for an anti-bullying song called Give Me Your Hand. The song was co-written by Shannon’s younger sister, Annabel. Shannon also collaborated with Sonu Nigam for a song called OMT in 2018.
In 2018, the Bollywood singer opened up about adopting Shannon. “I never wanted to release this because I was afraid of what society would think. I didn’t know how they were going to see it. But since it came out, I’m really proud of Shannon. No matter what. she be my real daughter or not,” Kumar Sanu said in an ANI report.
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He added: “She is very hardworking and has already achieved so much in her life. A lot of people in Hollywood know me from her and it’s a matter of pride for our family.