Richa Sharma (singer)

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Richa Sharma
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Richa Sharma at Kung Fu Panda 2 Première
Background information
Birth name Richa Sharma
Born (1980-08-29) 29 August 1980 (age 34)
Origin Faridabad, Haryana, India
Genres Playback singing
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocalist
Years active 1990 – present

Richa Sharma (born 29 August 1980) is an Indian film playback singer as well a devotional singer.[1][2] In 2006, she sang Bollywood's longest track, the bidaai song, in film Baabul (2006).[3]

Career[edit]

Under the tutelage of Pandit Aaskaran Sharma, Richa went on to get proper training in Indian classical and light music. Richa added ghazals; film songs, Punjabi and Rajasthani folk songs to her repertoire, thus making her voice reach out to more and more people in a variety of sounds.

While music was at its peak in Richa's life, academic education had to be sacrificed and without any backing with a dream to make it big in the music world, Richa landed in Mumbai in 1994. She sang cover versions and bhajans to ensure she had her bread and butter and simultaneously continued her struggle in Bollywood. She made her debut in Bollywood with Sawan Kumar's Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya in 1996 and followed it up by a number of films until the big hit came by in the form of Taal where she sang for A.R. Rahman.

Thereafter a spate of hits followed, Zubeidaa, Saathiya (A.R. Rahman); Hera Pheri (Anu Malik); Khakee (Ram Sampath); Tarkeeb (the song "Duppatte Ka Palu"), Baghban (Title Song for Aadesh Shrivastava); Soch (the song "Nikal Chali Be" for Jatin-Lalit); Rudraksh, Kal Ho Naa Ho (Sad version of the title track for Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy); Gangajal (Sandesh Shandilya); Popcorn Khao Mast Ho Jao (Vishal-Shekhar), Saawariya (Monty Sharma), and Om Shanti Om (Vishal-Shekhar) and the most popular song for Kaante ("Mahi Ve" for Anand Raaj Anand).

The versatile playback singer has also done quite a few albums to showcase her talent. Albums like Ni Main Yaar Nu Sajda Kardi, Piya and Winds of Rajasthan (for Times Music released early 2004) have brought out the classiness and grace in Richa's voice and her variety as a singer.

In March 2011 Richa Sharma and her family inaugurated Saibaba Temple in Faridabad, Haryana and launched her first Saibaba devotional album Sai Ki Tasveer released by SaReGaMa India.

Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2003 "Mahi Ve" (Kaante) Bollywood Movie Award for Best Female Playback Singer Won
2011 "Sajda" (My Name is Khan) Zee Cine Award for Best Female Playback Singer Won

Television[edit]

  • She was the contestant on the NDTV Imagine singing reality show 'Dhoom Macha De'
  • She hosted Antakshari with Anu Kapoor on Zee TV.
  • She appeared on the singing reality show Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star as a guest judge.
  • She also appeared on the singing reality show Indian Idol as a guest singer.
  • She also appeared on the singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar as a guest singer.
  • She also appeared on Sai Baba: Maalik Ek Sue Anek 2011 aired on STAR One
  • She sang the title song for the STAR Plus show Sajda Tere Pyaar Mein.
  • On the Grand Finale from India's Got Talent season 4 she sung together with contestants Deepraj, Chanchal Bharti and Toshan
  • In 2014 Richa Sharma has sung a song with Shaan and Palak Muchhal,penned by Raghvendra Singh in music direction of Navin Manish for Rajshri Production 's upcoming Tv show "Mere Rang Mein Rangne Waali "on Life Ok.

Filmography[edit]

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