KIRAN KAIRAB

Kiran Kairab is a singer/songwriter living in the Washington, DC metro area. Originally from New Jersey, She’s spent most of her adult life in the DC/Northern Virginia area working in technology and pursuing her passion for music. 

Mother of two, recently divorced, and returning to some of the things she has missed for many years in her life, particularly her music. 

Born to Indian parents who immigrated to the United States in the early 1970’s, Kairab’s identity as a child was often that of an outsider looking in. Whether she was living amongst her peers in the United States or whether she was visiting family in India, she always felt like she didn’t quite belong in these situations. Perhaps it was this feeling of being on the outside looking in that gave Kairab solace in words. Whether it was in devouring the large number of books she would speed-read her way through or in writing poetry and creative stories, her love of communicating through the written word helped her through a largely lonely and troubled childhood. 

In 2001, Kairab endured a heartache that pushed her to learn guitar and in many ways, defined who she was. It was inevitable that her life of writing would converge with her love of music and she began writing songs passionately and fervently. 

Using her guitar skills and singing ability, she began crafting moody, lyrical songs, most dealing with the complexities of relationships. She discovered an endless passion for music, for discovery, for people, for life. 

www.kirankairab.com