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Zoe Viccaji - singer

Zoe Viccaji is a Pakistani singer-songwriter and musical actress from Karachi. She began her career as a backing vocalist at Coke Studio and later became the lead singer. Zoe has released one studio album which received various accolades.

 

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Zoe Viccaji was born in Kharian, Punjab, Pakistan to Adi Viccaji and Lynettee Viccaji, a Parsi father, and Christian mother. She was raised in Karachi, Pakistan. According to Zoe, she has been playing guitar and writing her own songs since the age of fifteen. Rachel Viccaji is her younger sister.

 

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Zoe started her career at the age of seventeen by joining a local band Ganda Bandas. A few years later she moved to the United States where she studied at Hamilton College, New York. She also worked in stage musicals Mamma Mia! and Chicago, both alongside Sanam Saeed. After returning to Pakistan, she released her debut single Thinking About You in 2009. She joined Coke Studio in 2010 and collaborated with Strings and Bilal Khan and released the singles Mera Bichra Yaar and Anjane featuring Strings and Bilal Khan. Mera Bichra Yaar was nominated at 11th Lux Style Awards for Song of the Year.

 

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Zoe released her debut album Dareeche in September 2014 under Universal Music India. In 2015, it won the Best Mixed Album award at the Indian Recording Arts (IRA) in India and Lux Style Award for Best Album in Pakistan. The album spawned a single “Phir Mili Tanhai”. Zoe told in an interview that “Phir Mili Tanhai” was one of the very first songs she wrote and was inspired by her real relationship. "Phir Mili Tanhai was one of the very first songs I wrote. In fact, it’s a marker of the period when I turned to songwriting in the first place. I was going through my first major breakup with someone who I had been with for a very long time."

 

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In 2013, Zoe made a cameo appearance in the film Good Morning Karachi as Salon Bride.

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