Anusha Mani is one more singer who owes her Bollywood break to Shankar Mahadevan. Although she'd been singing with Dev D's music director Amit Trivedi as a collegian, it was Shankar who offered her Johnny Gaddaar after listening to an album she'd sung for. Then followed 'Lazy Lamhe' (Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic) and magically brought her recognition. Anusha is now hitting the airwaves with 'Dhoop Ke Sikke' in Sikandar. We spoke to the grounded singer about her musical background, her best critic and singers she admires.