Parveen Sultana

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Parveen Sultana
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Parveen Sultana
Background information
Born (1950-07-10) July 10, 1950 (age 64)
Origin Assam, India
Genres Khayal, Bhajans, Thumris
Occupations Hindustani Classical Music
Instruments Vocal
Years active 1962–present

Begum Parveen Sultana (Assamese: বেগম পাৰৱীন চুলতানা) (born 10 July 1950) is an Assamese Hindustani classical singer of the Patiala Gharana.[1]

She was awarded the Padma Shri (1976), Padma Bhushan (2014) by the Government of India, and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, 1999, given by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama.

Early life[edit]

Parveen was born at Daccapatty in Nagaon city, Assam, India to Ikramul Mazid and Maroofa Begum. She went to Mission School.

Her father was her first guru and was very strict with her. She also received early training from her grandfather Mohammed Najeef Khan, a Pathan. She later went to Kolkata to learn music under the guidance of late Chinmoy Lahiri. In 1973, she became a disciple of Dilshad Khan of the Patiala Gharana.


Parveen gave her first stage performance in 1962 when she was only 12 and has been recording music since 1965.

Sultana has sung for movies such as Gadar, Kudrat, Do Boond Pani, and Pakeezah. Recently, she sang the theme song of Vikram Bhatt's 1920.[2] She also sang Humein Tumse Pyaar Kitna for the film Kudrat in 1981.

She has recorded for HMV, Polydor, Music India, Bharat Records, Auvidis, Magnasound, Sonodisc, Amigo.[3]

She was conferred the Padmashri in 1976, at the age of 25.

Parveen Sultana performing in Arghya 2011

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Dilshad Khan.[4] They have a daughter, Shadaab Sultana.

Awards and recognition[edit]



Parween also lent her voice to several songs in Bollywood films throughout the years.


  1. ^ "Parveen Sultana". 
  2. ^ Express Features Service (2008-08-30). "Malhar Magic". Express India. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Metro Plus Mangalore / Music : `We don't teach just music'". The Hindu. 2005-05-28. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  5. ^ "Padma Awards Announced". Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 

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