BIOGRAPHY OF MALIKA (a.k.a. Sasha Kravitz)
Malika first discovered she had a singing talent one day while singing in the shower. She enjoyed it so she started songwriting and singing with her favorite artists until a friend of the family noticed her talent and invited her to his home recording studio called Subway Tracks, in New York City. It wasn’t long before a demo was created under the direction and production of Mirek Kudyokowski. She wrote a six song demo with him and got the chance to collaborate with Michael Reiss, former musician/singer whose music is featured on the “Sex and the City Soundtrack”.
Malika is also a self-taught piano player that plays by ear. She has composed numerous classical, pop, pop/rock and hip hop, Rnb, dance/electronica and funk jazz melodies. Her music has been featured at Colby Sawyer Colleges’ dance performance(s), documentaries by Danny Boy films, a TV Production titled “Beyond the Artz” (which she also co-hosted) and TV Commercial Pilots.
Malika also started Modelling while out at club envy she gained the attention of the CEO of FUBU who asked her if she wanted to be one of his Models. She agreed, he made a phone call on the spot and added her to his list. She was flown to Las Vegas, Nevada and was featured as a FUBU Model at the Magic Show Convention. She also gained the attention of Enyce and was featured as a commercial print Model in Todays Black Woman Magazine and Vibe Magazine as a commercial Print Model. She was also a fashion runway model for fashion designers, Michael A. Straker, Joe Suba, Sir Benni Miles, including two hair designers, Veronica and the infamous Gerard Dure hair Salon in New York City which was filmed by BET TV. She was also a Model in several Music Videos of Celebrity Rap Artists such as; Mase and Cameron, Lord Teriq and Peter Gunz, (here she choreographed a short dance sequence), Beanie Man, Rough Riders, Big Pun, Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe and Method Man.
MALIKA is also a professional Model. She has been photographed by many photographers including 3 infamous photographers; Dorothy Shi, Third eye productions and Guenther Knop Photography. Most recently she’s modeled for photographer/graphic artist/painter/writer Darryl Kravitz,( whose work can be seen under any search engine.) She is at present featured in 3 of his published photography books currently available on www.amazon.com.
Malika at first started her acting training at her local recreational center. There she trained with Arnold Pinnex, the CEO/founder of (BSCI) Black Sitcom Institute. She was placed in a TV pilot he produced titled “Southern Comfort” and co-hosted at many of his promotional events. As her talents developed, she decided to get more professional training and started training with Lawrence fishbornes’ former coach at Musical Theatre Works in the Village of New York City. Shortly after her intense training she landed a lead role starring in an independent film called “Harlem’s Beauty”, produced by reflection films by Mark McKenzie which is currently available on www.amazon.com.
In addition, she also took other smaller gigs as an extra in major A feature films such as; Spike Lee’s film “do the right thing”, tim burtons’ “Rock the Cradle”, a film with Rosie Perez, Angela Bassets’ “Music of the Heart” and others.
While talking on the phone one day, Malika’s voice captured the interest of Ricardo Sean Thompson who said “you have a very sexy voice” and asked her to record a voice over for the lead character in his independent film, originally titled “The last Deciples” a.k.a. “Snuffed Out” which is also available at blockbuster video and can be found on www.amazon.com.
AT PRESENT …
MALIKA is currently priming up for her very 1st Music Video. Today she composes, writes and sings her own music in the comfort of her own home studio, however she is always open to bigger and better opportunities. Malika’s dream is to become a professional recording artist music composer for film/TV and write music for herself and others. Serious inquiries should contact firstname.lastname@example.org