Three years ago, Nivi Saishankar stumbled upon a then-emerging app called TikTok and decided to post a video of her own with her twin sister, Kiran. Now, the San Diego-based Saishankar twins have almost 35 million likes on their page and have successfully launched their music careers.
Kiran and Nivi, 22, graduated last year from University of California, Irvine, where they majored in psychology and music, and business economics and music, respectively. But the pair told TODAY they’ve always known they wanted to pursue music post-graduation and have been singing since the age of 3.
“Music has always been destiny for us — it has always been the one thing we wanted to do for our whole life,” Kiran said.
On social media, Kiran and Nivi are known for their covers of popular and trending songs, where they put their own spin on each video. In addition to belting out Sia and Olivia Rodrigo, the twins are also trained in the South Indian style of Carnatic singing.