Lolly (born Anna Shantha Kumble on June 27, 1978 in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England) is a female British pop singer\actress who scored a couple of moderate hits on the UK Singles chart during the late ’90s\early 2000s.
Before starting her pop music career, Lolly worked as a model. In 1999, she released her debut single “Viva La Radio” which peaked at #7 on the U.K. Singles chart.
Her follow-up single, a cover version of Toni Basil’s song “Mickey” peaked at #4 on the U.K. Singles chart and also managed to peak at #14 on the music charts in Ireland.
In September of 1999, Lolly released her debut album “My First Album” which peaked at #21 on the U.K. Albums chart.
The last single released from the album “Big Boys Don’t Cry” / “Rockin’ Robin” peaked at #10 on the U.K. Singles chart.
In July of 2000, Lolly’s single “Per Sempre Amore (Forever In Love)” peaked at #11 on the U.K. Singles chart.
In September of that same year, she released her sophomore album “Pick ‘n’ Mix” which failed to chart on the U.K. Albums chart.
The follow-up single from the album, a cover version of Cyndi Lauper’s song “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” peaked at #14 on the U.K. Singles chart.
After the release of her last album, Lolly left her record label and began working as a television presenter, working for the BBC on programs such as “Xchange” and was a stand-in for the kids’ show “Toonattik”.
In later years, Lolly has performed in stage productions and various pantomines in the United Kingdom such as “Starlight Express”, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Peter Pan.” In December of 2012, she appeared in “Jack and the Beanstalk in Weymouth.”
These days, it appears as if Lolly continues to perform in the United Kingdom and also has two children as well.
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To see a fan-made video for “Viva La Radio,” go to:
To see a fan-made video for “Mickey,” go to:
To see the music video for “Big Boys Don’t Cry\Rockin’ Robin,” go to:
To see a fan-made video for “Per Sempre Amore,” go to:
To see the music video for “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” go to: