Pamela Jain

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Pamela Jain
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Pamela jain performing live
Background information
Birth name Pamili Jain
Origin Kolkata, West Bengal, West Bengal, India
Genres Film songs, pop, ghazals, bhajans, hindustani classical
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2000–present

Pamela Jain (Bengali: পামেলা জৈন) is a Hindi singer.

Biography[edit]

Early years[edit]

Pamela(Pamili) was born to a Bengali family. Both her parents, Shri Kamelesh Basu and Smt. Shakuntala Basu, inspired her to learn Classical music. She is the grand daughter of famous Bengali novelist, Shri Bimal Mitra of Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (novel) fame. Furthermore, her husband Shri Ashwin Jain has been a major support in pursuing her career as a singer.

Pamela has been fond of singing since young age. Initially, she thought it to be nothing more than a hobby, but later she realised that, if pursued seriously, it can be taken as a profession. When she was seven years old, she bagged her first prize in singing. She was brought up in the steel city of Bhilai in Chhattisgarh and pursued her academic and music education there. She had her professional training in classical music under the guidance of Pandit Bimalendu Mukherjee (Bhilai)and Pandit Aaskan Sharma (Mumbai). From the age of 16, she started singing for Raipur radio station. She became winner in Meri Awaz Suno (1998) and Adaab Araz Hai (1999). From then onwards, she started singing at a professional level. Pamela is a qualified chartered accountant and cost accountant but she chose to pursue her childhood dreams of becoming a singer.

Career[edit]

For establishing her foothold in the field of music, she went to Mumbai and got her first break when she was given the assignment for singing a song for the film Na Tum Jaano Na Hum in 2000 by the legendary music director Rajesh Roshan. Then, she sang numerous other super hit songs for almost all leading music directors of present generation including Oscar winning maestro A.R.Rahman, Shri Ravindra Jain, Anand Raj Anand, Sandesh Sandiliya, Lalit Sen, Sohail Sen, Jeet Ganguly, Pritam and various regional music directors. One of her biggest hits was the song "KumKum" for the mega-serial Kumkum. The song broke all the records and made her a star overnight. The song "Haye ram" from the film Na tum jano na hum and "Kahan pe meri jaan jaoge" from the film Calcutta Mail were also chart busters. She has worked with the oscar nominated director Ashutosh Gowarikar in films like Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey and What's Your Raashee?. Her voice has been mainly used for the younger generation stars. She has done playback singing for many famous actresses like Rani Mukherjee, Deepika Padukone, Esha Deol, Amisha Patel, Priyanka Chopra etc. Besides Hindi songs, she has also sung in other languages such as Bengali, Marathi, Oriya, Gujarati, Bhojpuri and Punjabi..

Discography[edit]

Film music[edit]

Year Film Track(s) Music Director Note(s)
2001 Moksha[1] "Seep Mein Moti" Rajesh Roshan
2002 Na Tum Jaano Na Hum[2] "Dil Leke"
"Haye Raam"
Rajesh Roshan
Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage "O Re Gori" Rajesh Roshan
Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe "Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe"
"Mat Ho Udhas"
"Hanse Tim Tim"
Rajesh Roshan
Jaani Dushman "Roop Salona Tera Dekh Ke" Anand Raj Anand
Agnivarsha "Aachal Ki Chhaya" Sandesh Shandilya
2003 Calcutta Mail[3] "Kahan Pe Meri Jaan Jaoge" Anand Raj Anand
2004 Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa "Zindagi Hai Dua" A.R.Rahman
2006 Refugee "Kewra" Jeet Ganguly Bengali Film
Vivah[4] "O Jiji"
"Jai Gauri Maa"
Ravindra Jain
Chand Bujh Gaya "Chupke Chupke" Kanak Raj
2007 MLA Fatakeshto "Shukher Aalo Moner Majhe" Jeet Ganguly Bengali Film
2008 Sirf "Zindagi Ki Kahani" Sohail Sen
Haal-e-dil "Jeeta Hoon" Anand Raj Anand
Minister Fatakeshto "Vande Mataram" Jeet Ganguly Bengali Film
Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi "Lo Ji Hum Aa Gaye" Ravindra Jain
Sarkar Raj[5] "Subah" Bapi Tutul
2008 Royal Utsav "Boon Boond" Vaishnavdeva
2009 What's Your Raashee? "Manunga Manunga" Sohail Sen
Fast Forward[6] "Aankhon Ki Baat" DJ Akbar Sami
2010 Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey "Naiyn Tere"
"Sapne Saloney"
Sohail Sen
Mallika "Wo Bhooli Dastaan" Pritam
Ik Kudi Punjab Di "Tera Mera Naa" Sukshinder Shinda Punjabi Film
Josh "Keu Mone Mone" Jeet Ganguly Bengali Film
2011 Gal Tera Jaagdey Di[citation needed] "Saari Raat Kamliyaan" Yo Yo Honey Singh Punjabi

Oriya film Crimnal as a singer...

Albums, remixes and serial titles[edit]

  • Mera Ghunghta[7] (T-Series)
  • Dil aur dhadkan[8] ( Saregama )
  • Mere naseeb mein tu hai ki nahi (Sony Music)
  • Bhor bhaye panghat mein ( Universal Music)
  • Kumkum[9] ( Star Plus)
  • Sindoor (Zee TV)
  • Kulwadhu (Sony TV)
  • Meera (NDTV Imagine)
  • Bidai (Star Plus)
  • Bairi piya (Colours)
  • Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli (Zee TV)
  • Kya Dil Mein Hai Title Song (9X)
  • Jodha Akbar (Zee TV)
  • Yeh Hai Mohabatein (Star Plus)

In addition to this, she has sung many Gujarati garba albums through the music company Soor mandir. Some of them are Dhol,[10] Taali,[11] Ude re gulaal[12] and Utsav.[13]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Won
  • 2001 – Best duet of the year, Tata Infomedia award
  • 2004 – Kala Shree Award, Punjabi Kala Sangam
  • 2010 – Best duet of the year, BIG Punjabi Award
  • 2009 – Best title Singer, Indian Telly Technical Awards
Nominated
  • 2003 – New Musical Sensation, Star Dust Awards Nomination
  • Gujarati Transmedia Award Nomination

References[edit]

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