Sulochana Chavan

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Sulochana Chavan
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Born Sulochana Kadam
(1933-03-13) 13 March 1933 (age 81)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Singer

Sulochana Chavan is a Marathi singer who is known for singing various famous lavanis. Amongst various others, her famous lavanis include "Tuzhya Usala Laagal Kolha", "Padarawarti Jartaricha" both from film Malhari Martand (1965), "Solaawa Varees Dhokyacha", "Kasa Kai Patil Bara Hai Ka?" both from film Sawaal Majha Aika! (1964).

Career[edit]

Sulochana started her career at a very early age. While she was still 6–7 years old, she used to be part of local dramas playing role of Krishna in garbas. She then started acting in Gujarati theatre. She took lessons in Urdu language and also worked in Hindi-Urdu plays. She also worked in some Punjabi and Tamil films. She was introduced to the music director Shyambabu Pathak by makeup artist Dandekar. She then started going to V. Shantaram's Rajkamal Studios with her mother to take lessons in singing. At the age of 11, Chavan started singing professionally. She was credited as K. Sulochana after her maiden surname Kadam.[1]

Her first lavani was "Naav Gaav Kashyala Pustat? Aaho Me Aahe Kolhapurchi, Mala Ho Mhantat Lavangi Mirchi" for the film Rangalya Raatri Asha where the music was composed by Vasant Pawar and the lyrics were penned by Jagdish Khebudkar. Chavan later went on to sing many lavanis through films as well as doing stage performances.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Chavan was born as Sulochana Kadam on 13 March 1933 in Mumbai.[2] She married S. Chavan, director of the film Kalgitura whereupon she came to be known as Sulochana Chavan. She credits her husband for teaching her basics of pronunciation and stress.[1]

Awards and honours[edit]

Chavan is conferred the title of "Lavanisamradhni" (Queen of Lavani) for her singing contribution to the art genre. The title is conferred by the notable Marathi littérateur Pralhad Keshav Atre.[1] She was honoured with the Lata Mangeshkar Award for the year 2010 instituted by Government of Maharashtra.[3] In 2012, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award was conferred to her.[4]

Other awards[edit]

Discography[edit]

In films[edit]

Year Song Film Music director Lyricist Notes
1962 "Mala Ho Mhantat Lavangi Mirchi" Rangalya Raatri Asha Vasant Pawar Jagdish Khebudkar
1964 "Kasa Kai Patil Bara Hai Ka?" Sawaal Majha Aika!
"Solaawa Varees Dhokyacha"
1965 "Padarawarti Jartaricha Mor Naachara Hava" Malhari Martand Ga Di Madgulkar
"Phad Saambhal Turyala Ga Aala" Based on raga Kalingada[8]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Music director Lyricist
"Kheltana Rang Bai Holicha" Vitthal Chavan Yadavrao Rokade
"Kalidar Kapoori Paan" Shrinivas Khale Raja Badhe
"Padala Piklay Aamba" Tukaram Shinde Tukaram Shinde
"Aunda Lagin Karaycha" Vishwasnath More Ma Pa Bhave

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