Shirley Setia

Personal Profile

  • Musicians Type:   Singers
  • Gender:   Female
  • Country:   India
  • Languages:   English, Hindi
  • Height:   160cm/5ft 3inch
  • Chest:   33
  • Bust:   25
  • Waist:   33
  • Dress Size:   S/39
  • Shoe Size:   7
  • Hair Color:   Black
  • Skin Color:   Fair
  • Eye Color:   Black
  • Hair Type:   Medium
  • My Services:   Album Song and Event Show
  • Additional Skills:   Singing
  • Movies:   A Gentleman, Best of Luck Laalu
  • Awards:   BIG Digital Sensation, OSM Musician of the year, Best in Music, Best Hindi Music Category



Personal life

A graduate student from the University of Auckland and marketing and publicity intern at Auckland Council, Setia took part in a contest conducted by T-Series. Her YouTube entry was recorded in her bedroom while she was wearing pajamas. This earned her the sobriquet “Pyjama popstar” by the New Zealand Herald. She was declared as one of the winners from thousands of entries. Amidst the chaotic life of being a student and a part-time radio jockey, she started uploading regularly on to YouTube and has since then collaborated with YouTube artists from across US, UK, India, and Canada. Four years, 1.8 million subscribers and 114 M views later, she has now moved to Mumbai to pursue her dream of making it big in Bollywood. Forbes magazine’s Rob Cain wrote a feature on her and her future goals recently in which he stated that “Bollywood’s Next Big Singing Sensation Just Might Be This Tiny Kiwi”. she was also acknowledged as India’s YouTube sensation by the Hindustan Times and as one of New Zealand’s biggest international artists by TVNZ. Now she has 2.3 million subscription in YouTube with 159 Million views.


Shirley did her schooling back in Auckland and went on to the University of Auckland to pursue a career in Commerce and briefly worked as an intern. ‘Tiny girl with big dreams’ is what her parents used to say about her ever since she was a kid. Shirley was always interested in being a public figure and used to sing for herself, and never received any professional training.
She would sing her own versions of old Hindi songs to her parents and upon receiving encouragement from family and friends, she went on to participate in an online singing competition organized by T-Series, a mammoth Indian music company. Hundreds of thousands entries flooded in and Shirley was one among them. She performed ‘Tum Hi Ho’, sung originally by Arijit Singh for the film ‘Aashiqi 2’.