Tinashe Kachingwe, better known as Tinashe, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, actress, director, and former model. She earned her fame through films such as Masked and Anonymous (2003) and series Holly Hobbie and Friends (2006 -2007). Her singing career marked with the debut single 2 On (released in January 2014) peaking at number one on the Rhythmic Top 40 for over 4 consecutive weeks. Most recently, in 2015, she won Youtube Music Award for 50 greatest artists and YouTube performances.
She entered at Crescenta Valley High School for a year before pursuing a music career full-time. From age four to 18, she began studying ballet, tap, and jazz dancing and various styles of dance.
Her parents are Aimie Kachingwe and Michael Kachingwe. She has two younger brothers, Thulani and Kudzai.