Sapna Awasthi

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Sapna Awasthi Singh is a Bollywood playback singer[1] best remembered for her "Chaiyya Chaiyya" from Dil Se.., and "UP Bihar Lootne" from Shool (1999).

Sapna is from Kumaon and relocated to Mumbai after singing songs in the Nana Patekar-Dimple Kapadia Starrer Krantiveer (1994). She has sung for prominent musicians like Nadeem Shravan, Anand-Milind, Anu Malik, A. R. Rahman, Sandeep Chowtha and others. Her biggest hit to date is her duet 'Chaiyya Chaiyya' (with co-singer Sukhvinder Singh) for A. R. Rahman's Dil Se.. (1998).

Popular songs[edit]

  • "Banno Teri Aaan" — Dushmani (1995)[2]
  • "Pardesi Pardesi" — Raja Hindustani (1996)
  • "UP Bihar Lootne" - Shool (1999)
  • "Bachke Tu Rehna Re" — Company (2002)
  • "Kabhi Bandhan Chhuda Liya — Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)
  • "Chaiyya Chaiyya" — Dil Se.. (1998)
  • "Katiya Karun" — Rockstar (2011)
  • "Sab Kuch Bhula Diya" — Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)
  • "Kata Kata" — Raavan (2010)


  1. ^ "'Pardesi' woman is here!". The Hindu. 17 June 2002. Archived from the original on 30 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Menon, Rathi A (19 June 1998). "Pardesi voice is here to stay". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 30 May 2011.