Kiran Kairab is a singer/songwriter in the Washington, DC metro area who hails from New Jersey. She has spent most of her adult life in the DC/Northern Virginia area working in technology while still pursuing her passion in music.
She is a mother to two children and two ornery small dogs. She is recently divorced and returning to some of the things she has missed for many years in her life, particularly 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 whether it was 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, the rest was history. It was inevitable that her life of writing would converge with her love of music and she began writing songs passionately and fervently. The point was, she did love to write and using her guitar skills and singing ability, she began crafting moody, lyrical songs, most dealing with the complexities of relationships.
In 2016, Kiran shifted focus beyond her personal relationships to what was happening in the American political climate, evident in her songs “Building Bridges” and “Resistance.”
She plans on returning to the studio to record another album later this year.