Singer, producer-DJ, model, actor, and voiceover artist, Ambika Nayak, also known as Kayan – a clever flip of her last name, finds solace in exploring various musical terrains, such as soul, electronic, pop, and R&B.
Recognized as a Spotify Radar artist and a member of the Forbes 30 under 30 list, Kayan was also chosen as the artist from India for the Youtube Foundry program; distinguishing her as an influential force not just in India, but globally. In an industry-first, she also partnered with Soho House Mumbai for their residency program.
Known for her compelling performances, Kayan has graced the stages of various national festivals, bringing her live set with a honeyed vocal style to events like NH7 Weekender, Zomaland, and the inaugural edition of Lollapalooza India. Furthermore, the success of her performances as a DJ paved the way for a highly anticipated 10-city tour across India called "Kayan Vision", serving as a further testament to her ever-growing fan base and the widespread resonance of her music.
Kayan’s crossover into fashion affirms her as a multifaceted trailblazer; courtesy, of her covers on Elle India and Cosmopolitan covers, and partnerships with renowned brands like Gucci, Crocs, Maybelline, and boAt.
In her journey dabbling across arts, Kayan continues to constantly redefine what it means to be an artist.