Since her very birth, the life of the singer Sandhja, of Finland, has been, thanks to her parents, infused with ethnic music and a religion that is unusual for Suomi. Her mother is descended from Indian settlers in Guyana, while her father is a Finnish convert to Judaism. Following her mother’s lead, Sandhja graduated from a nursing program and for a while worked in a medical office. She started a professional music career when she was already in her twenties: her first single, “Hold Me”, was recorded in 2013. In 2016, Sandhja was chosen to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm.