Anita Lerche

Anita Lerche stands as a beacon of musical excellence and cultural bridge-building. Her illustrious journey began with her groundbreaking album “Heer from Denmark” in 2006, marking her as the first Western woman to delve into the Punjabi music scene. This venture not only showcased her exceptional talent but also her deep respect and love for Punjabi culture, earning her the title of Ambassador for Punjabi music, language, and culture.

 

With a career that spans across continents and cultures, Anita’s discography includes the celebrated Punjabi album “Sadke Punjab Ton,” which captivated over 10 million viewers on YouTube. Her entry into the Billboard New Age Music Chart with “Bhajans” as a Hot Shot Debut at #6, and her subsequent rise to #5 on the same chart, underscore her versatility and global appeal. “Bhajans,” a collection of eight devotional songs, along with her Sikh sacred music, showcases her ability to blend spirituality with music, touching hearts worldwide.

 

Anita’s solo album “Love Is My Religion” is a testament to her belief in the power of love and unity across all divides. Produced with GRAMMY® Award-winning Jim “Kimo” West, this album echoes her message of peace and togetherness. Her role in representing Denmark in a global tribute to Mahatma Gandhi further amplifies her status as a cultural ambassador, merging music with historical reverence.

 

Her accolades include three Global Music Awards for ‘Outstanding Achievement as Female Vocalist’ and nominations for ‘Best World Artist of the Year’ and ‘Best International Artist,’ highlighting her international acclaim and influence. Anita’s linguistic prowess, with performances in 16 different languages across various music genres, underscores her versatility and commitment to cultural exchange.

 

From her early days in the Danish National Girls’ Choir to her transformative journey in India and her advocacy for global unity through music, Anita Lerche’s career is a narrative of passion, dedication, and impact. Her upcoming album, “Songs from the Kingdom of Denmark,” promises to be a heartfelt homage to her Danish heritage, further enriching her diverse musical legacy.

 

Anita’s work transcends entertainment; it’s a mission to unite people across borders, cultures, and religions, making the world a more harmonious place. As a Cultural Ambassador for Women Globally and an Ambassador for Peace, her music and philanthropy continue to inspire and empower, making her a true luminary in the world of music.

Honors & Awards

  • BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST (nomination, UK Bhangra Awards), 2023
  • BEST WORLD ARTIST OF THE YEAR (nomination, The Josie Music Awards), 2023
  • BEST MUSIC VIDEO – Mil Mere Pritma Jiyo (Clouzine International Music Awards), 2023
  • OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, FEMALE ARTIST – Mil Mere Pritma Jiyo (Global Music Awards), 2023
  • BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST (nomination, UK Bhangra Awards), 2022
  • OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, FEMALE ARTIST – Simran (Global Music Awards), 2022
  • BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST (nomination, UK Bhangra Awards), 2021
  • OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, FEMALE ARTIST – Love Is My Religion (Global Music Awards), 2020
  • BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST (nomination, UK Bhangra Awards), 2020
  • SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD (UK Bhangra Awards), 2019
  • Honored as “AKTION BØRNEHJÆLP AMBASSADOR” (Action Child Aid Ambassador), 2018
  • BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST (UK Bhangra Awards), 2017
  • KHALSA LIBRARY SOCIETY (Surrey, Canada), Honor Award, 2017
  • Sukhi Bath Foundation (honored), 2017
  • Appreciation Award from Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago, 2017
  • Honored as “CHRISTEL HOUSE AMBASSADOR” by Christel DeHaan and Christel House International, 2016
  • ONE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS, nominated with “Bhajans” for “Best World/Global Fusion Album of 2016”
  • Greater Indianapolis Telegu Association (honored), 2016
  • Punjabi Cultural & Welfare Association (PCWA), Navi Mumbai, honored for service to humanity and Punjabis worldwide, 2014
  • Indy Legends Cricket Club (honored), 2014
  • GLOBAL PUNJABI SOCIETY AWARD, Conspicuous Singer, 2013
  • DANISH MUSIC AWARDS WORLD, nomination for World Track of the Year with “Sadke Punjab Ton, 2013
  • Honored by National TV Channel DD Punjabi (India), 2013
  • ROOH-E-PUNJAB AWARD (The Soul of Punjab), International Cultural Society (Redg.) Shamchurasi, 2013
  • AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE, by Universal Peace Federation & Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace, 2012
  • INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR FOR MULTICULTURALISM, honored by Indian Australian Dancing Star, 2012
  • CULTURAL AMBASSADOR FOR WOMEN GLOBALLY, honored by Global Women’s Network, Sydney, 2012
  • APPRECIATION AWARD, from NamCanada (Mississauga), Pakistan Independence Day, 2012
  • Honored by the Chief Minister of Punjab during the State Level Shiromani Sahit Award Ceremony, organized by Punjab Language Department at Punjab Bhaven Chandigarh, 2012
  • POPULAR MULTILINGUIST SINGER AWARD, by Prof. Mohan Singh Foundation, Nabha, 2012
  • ROTARY STAR AWARD, from Rotary Club Jalandhar West, 2012
  • CULTURAL REPRESENTATIVE, honored by Punjab Kesari Group, 2012
  • CULTURAL AMBASSADOR BETWEEN INDIA & DENMARK, honored by Indian Ambassador of Denmark, Mr. Ashok Kumar Attri, 2011
  • PRIDE OF THE INDIANS AWARD, from Indian Cultural Society Denmark, 2010
  • DANISH MUSIC AWARDS WORLD, for World Track of The Year with “Maahiya,” 2009
  • BEST NRI FEMALE DEBUT, Limca Punjabi Music Awards – Music Channel MH1, 2007
  • SITA MATA AWARD, from New Dharmik Utsav Sabha (Jalandhar) for singing Hindi Bhajans, 2007
  • PUNJABI UNIVERSITY, Patiala, honored for her grand work for Punjabi Language and Culture, 2006
  • GOLD RECORD (25,000 CDs sold), Danish Eurovision song contest (compilation CD including the duet song “Mit hjerte det banker,” sung by Anita Lerche and Simon Munk, 2001
  • PLATINUM RECORD (50,000 CDs sold), Danish Eurovision song contest (compilation CD including the duet song “Mit hjerte det banker,” sung by Anita Lerche and Simon Munk, 2001

Voice Acting (Dubbing into Danish)

On top of Anita’s experience in musical theater and the recording world, she has worked as a voice actor for Disney, Pixar, and a Barbie books series. While she was working as a freelancer, Anita took many classes on singing, dancing, and acting, including a short class on dubbing. Soon she was recruited by Danish actor and producer Lars Thiesgaard to dub a Barbie books series into Danish. Later, she appeared in the second and third Toy Story movies as well as Planes.

  • CARS 3, as Sweet Tea and Commercial Narrator, 2017
  • PLANES, as Ishani, 2013
  • TOY STORY 3, as Barbie, 2010
  • TOY STORY 2, as Tour Guide Barbie, 1999
  • BARBIE OG UNDULATEN (Audiobook), as Barbie, 1998
  • BARBIE PAA SYDHAVSOEN (Audiobook), as Barbie, 1997

Anita's Music

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