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Bhardwaj at the 2010 Airtel Mirchi Music Awards
|Genres||Playback Singing in Bollywood and Regional Films|
Rekha Bhardwaj (also spelled 'Bharadwaj') is an Indian playback singer. She is known in the industry for her distinctive singing style. She is the recipient of a National Film Award for the Best Female Playback Singer for the film Ishqiya in 2011. In 2012, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer (Female) along with Usha Uthup for the song "Darling" from 7 Khoon Maaf. She is married to the famous director, producer, and music composer, Vishal Bharadwaj.
Rekha was a student of music at Hindu College, Delhi. She released her first album titled 'Ishqa Ishqa' in 2002 and won critical acclaim. Her song in the movie Omkara, "Namak Issq Ka", written by Gulzar and composed by her husband, Vishal, won her accolades. She credits both of them with her success. She considers Lata Mangeshkar her idol.
The song "Raat Ki Jogan" from the album, Ishqa Ishqa was conceived in 1994, almost 10 years before it released, when Vishal Bhardwaj had started composing Baba Bulleh Shah's poetry for Rekha's album. She used to go with Vishal for music sittings with Gulzar for his movie Maachis where one day, Gulzar said he would write the words for Rekha's album.
She has also worked as a music assistant to Vishal on the film Hu Tu Tu.
She is currently managed by Mourjo Chatterjee of TM Talent Management. In North America (USA and Canada) she is managed by Beyond Talent Management.
Her North American tour is currently under production and should start in June of 2014.
|1997||Ek Woh Din Bhi||Chachi 420||Vishal Bhardwaj|
|1999||Ye Kaisi Chaap||Jahan Tum Le Chalo||Vishal Bhardwaj|
|Daaru Rum||Godmother||Vishal Bhardwaj|
|2002||Chutta Hai||Makdee||Vishal Bhardwaj||as Rekha Vishal|
|2003||Rone Do||Maqbool||Vishal Bhardwaj|
|2006||Namak Ishq Ka||Omkara||Vishal Bhardwaj|
|2006||O Saathi Re||Omkara||Vishal Bhardwaj|
|2007||Sadiyon Ki Pyaas||Red Swastik||Shammir Tandon|
|Ehi Thaiyaa Moti||Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman||Shantanu Moitra|
|2008||Aankhon Se Khwaab||Superstar||Shammir Tandon|
|Phoonk De||No Smoking||Vishal Bhardwaj|
|2009||Sasural Genda Phool||Delhi-6||A R Rahman||Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer (Female)|
|Raat Ke Dhaai Baje||Kaminey||Vishal Bhardwaj|
|Piya Jaise Laddoo||Radio||Himesh Reshammiya|
|2010||Ab Mujhe Koi||Ishqiya||Vishal Bhardwaj|
|Badi Dheere Jali||National Film Award for Best Playback Singer (Female)|
|Waqt Ne Jo||Sadiyaan||Adnan Sami|
|Ranjha Ranjha||Raavan||A R Rahman|
|2011||Darling||7 Khoon Maaf||Vishal Bhardwaj||Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer (Female) with Usha Uthup|
|2012||Swapno Bheja Alo||Doshomi||Debarpito||Bengali Film song|
|2012||Unn Matalabi||Kuni Mulgi Deta Ka Mulgi||Abhijit Pohankar||First Marathi Film Song|
|Phir Le Aaya Dil||Barfi||Pritam|
|2013||Oye Boy Charlie||Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola||Vishal Bhardwaj|
|2013||Mast Kalandar||David (2013 Hindi film)||Mikey McCleary|
|2013||Humnasheen||Humnasheen||Pakistani tv drama|
|2013||Mora Jiya||Maazii||Faizan Hussain - Agnel Roman|
|2013||Kabira||Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani||Pritam|
|2013||Ghagra||Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani||Pritam|
|2013||Ek Ghadi||D - Day||Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy|
|2013||Hamari Atariya Pe||Dedh Ishqiya||Vishal Bhardwaj|
|2013||Jagaave Saari Raina||Dedh Ishqiya||Vishal Bhardwaj|
- Rekha Bhardwaj at IMDB
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- "Lataji can give anyone a complex". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2006-04-03. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
- "Gulzarsaab is my Santa Claus". Specials.rediff.com. Retrieved 2012-10-20.