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In 2013, MTV India brings the VMAs home.

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Presenting MTV VMAI (MTV Video and Music Awards, India); the perfect mix of music, young & cool. By the makers of Coke Studio @ MTV, MTV Unplugged, MTV Sound Trippin & MTV Roots. We Indians sure know our music and for us, no two music days are alike. In keeping with the MTV lineage, the Indian edition will focus on video and music, focusing on the music you identify with.


What can you expect at the VERY FIRST MTV VMAI?!

The perfect mix of Music, Young & Cool. Irreverence. Cheekiness. Iconic moments. Musical highs. Inconsistency while being firmly Individualistic. There really IS NO OTHER!

In keeping with everything we do at MTV, MTV VMAI will also be the voice of the youth with the winners being determined through public voting. There are 10 categories across Bollywood & Indi music. Vote now and let us know who YOU think deserves to win their very first MTV VMAI!


  • Best Bollywood Album
  • Best Bollywood Video
  • Best Bollywood Song – Male
  • Best Bollywood Song – Female
  • Best Bollywood Lyrics
  • Best Indi Video
  • Best Indi Artist – Male
  • Best Indi Artist – Female
  • Best Indi Band
  • Best Indi Lyrics

You can have a look at all the nominees on the MTV India VMAI website.

The categories I am most interested in are Best Indi Artist Male, and Best Indi Artist Female, mainly because of the nominee’s. Voting is being carried on twitter via hashtags, so please click and tweet your votes below for MTV VMAI 2013.

Best Indi Artist Male:-

  • Rabbi – Ganga

  • Siddharth Basrur – Rain

  • Yo Yo Honey Singh – Brown Rang

  • Benny Dayal – Swaasamum Neeye

  • Kohra – Dust Particle

View all the nominee’s songs for MTV VMAI Best Indi Artist Male.

I think given Yo Yo Honey Singh‘s international fame over the past year, it is clear who will win. Maybe we will see a surprise but I highly doubt it.

Best Indi Artist Female:-

  • Maatibaani feat. JoyShanti – Tore Matware Naina

  • Sonu Kakkar – Mahi Bin

  • Neeti Mohan – Ja Ja

  • Vasuda Sharma – Jaagi Jaagi Raina

  • Suman Sridhar – Before Sleep

View all the nominee’s songs for MTV VMAI Best Indi Artist Female.

The female category looks fairly open. From my first listen Sonu Kakkar stands out, but it is tough to say who will win. I for one will be following this one closely.

Who do you think will win?

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