Amrit Kirtan was born in New Orleans, Louisianna, and raised in Houston
Texas. One of her fondest childhood memories was singing at the nursing
home her adoptive grandmother was in, performing particularly for the
elderly, sick or suffering. At the age of 12, she started voice
lessons, and attracted the attention of renowned opera singer coach
Alana Nicolaidi, who was then teaching at the University of Houston.
She then attended the American Music and Dramatic Academy in
Manhattan’s upper west side, trained in musical theatre. Amrit then
moved to L.A. to start a brief and unfulfilling life as an actor.
There, she met Chris, the man who would change her life forever. She
took an extended break from acting, qualified as an Emergency Medical
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Phlebotomist, even took flying lessons, all the while finding her way
back to music. Amrit’s curiosity was piqued when she met a white Sikh.
Two hours later, she found out about her local Gurudwara, the 4am
Sadhanas, the chanting, and Kundalini Yoga. Two years later she was a
fully qualified and accredited Kundalini Yoga instructor. Meeting Yogi
Bhajan was another life changing experience, as was the chance to
journey alone to India on a voyage of self discovery and spiritual
growth. There, she found the spiritual root of her musical inspiration,
the source of her definitive sound of music. Eventually she contacted
the renowned producer Thomas Barquee, and started on their first
project together. A year and a half later, “Sacred Circle” was