In musical terms, fusion is combining different musical styles to create something new and different. However, fusion is also the process of melting something by applying heat. Mona understands both of these ideas all too well. Drawing upon her Indian heritage and fusing it with the pop and dance music throbbing through clubs all over the world, Mona creates a hot new sound with an exotic Indian flare. Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Mona admits that she herself is an example of fusion. "I grew up in a family steeped in Indian culture, but then I'd walk outside and be your everyday Texan girl! It's a fun mix." No doubt about that. Her bubbly personality is undeniably Texan, but Mona has far from forgotten her roots. Keeping in constant contact with her family in Dallas and in India, Mona's daily life is a mixture of American and Indian aspects, from her style of dress to the way she talks. "When I'm on the phone with my family, my friends start laughing because I'm switching between languages. I don't even realize I do it!" With her Dallas charm, Mona is very warm and approachable, but when it comes to artistic expression, she is deeply passionate and fiercely seductive. With influences from Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Shakira, and Aretha Franklin to contemporary and classical Indian artists, Mona's music is powerfully rhythmic with an intoxicating flavor. Since she was able to speak, Mona would sing along with all the pop divas, but she is also classically trained in Indian singing. With such irresistible beats in her music, it makes perfect sense that Mona is also an accomplished dancer. Trained in jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and a myriad of Indian dance styles, she has appeared in dance performances in Dallas and LA. "For me, the song starts with the rhythm. It sets the tone, the mood. From there, I can let my imagination go and write the lyrics and melodies to go with it. But it all starts with how you move." In these words lies the heart of her debut single, "Move with Me." Combining a driving, high-energy beat with Indian vocal cadences, Mona uses the music to tempt people onto the dance floor. This first single enjoyed recognition through the dance community, enjoy a spot in the top five on MTV LOGO's Click List for fifteen weeks. Since the debut single, Mona has gone on to record more Indian pop fusion records, and was invited in the summer of 2007 to perform throughout the United Kingdom in the Asian Mela circuit. As she performed in front of crowds of thousands in cities like Manchester, Birmingham and London, she marked herself as a serious up and coming fusion artist. Today Mona continues to perform while finishing her first full album. Remarkably talented, incredibly humble, and influenced by such a wide array of styles, Mona promises to be the woman to watch, the talent to listen to, the girl to move with.