Falguni Pathak at her dandiya show in Goregaon Sports
12 March 1964 |
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Other names||Dandiya Queen|
|Occupation||Pop singer, Folk Singer, Playback Singer, Composer|
Falguni Pathak (Gujarati: ફાલ્ગુની પાઠક, Hindi: फाल्गुनी पाठक) (born March 12, 1971) is an Indian female singer, performing artist, and composer based in Mumbai. Her music is based on traditional musical forms from the Indian state of Gujarat. Since her professional debut in 1998, she has developed into an artist with a large fan base across India. Once asked how she decided to take up singing as a career, she replied that it happened by default.
Her debut album was released in 1998, and she has also recorded numerous songs for Bollywood movies. The theme of most of her songs is love. She has performed in many shows in India and other countries, backed by a band called Tha Thaiyaa. She has made appearances in television shows like Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Kaun Banega Crorepati, Star Dandiya Dhoom and Comedy Nights With Kapil.
She has some very popular Indian pop singles to her credit, still heard and appreciated all over India. Her albums are not only famous for the melodious songs but also for the cute love stories depicted with them. She is very popular with the Gujarati community where she is called to perform for popular festivals like Navratri
Some of her popular songs include "Chudi jo khanki haath ma", "Maine payal hai chhankai", "Meri chunar udd udd jaye","Ayi pardesh se pariyon ki rani","Pari hoon Main", etc.
In August 2013, it was reported that she would allegedly make Rs 2 crore during the year's Navratri festivities. The singer was reportedly offered Rs 22 lakh for each day she sings and performs for an event management company. The organisers were planning to utilize her popularity by wooing sponsors.
|Year||Album||Record label||Music Video(s)|
|2012||Rut Ne Jo Bansi Bajayi - EP||Universal Distribution||"Rut Ne Jo Bansi Bajayi Huya re" featuring Falguni Pathak, Anchal Singh, and Ankit Gupta|
|2012||Best of Dandiya Queen||Tips Music||"Indhana Winva" featuring Mohammed Iqbal Khan and Sneha Chhabra Khan|
|2004||Jhoom Jhoom||Universal Distribution||"Dil Jhoom Jhoom Nache" featuring Falguni Pathak|
|2002||Yeh Kisne Jadoo Kiya||Fontana Distribution/Universal Distribution||"Yeh Kisne Jadoo Kiya" featuring Aamna Sharif
"Yeh Mera Kaajal" featuring Falguni Pathak
|2001||Saawariya Teri Yaad Mein||Fontana Distribution / Universal Music India||"Saawan Mein Morni" featuring Quratulain Balouch
"Doli Doli Neend Mein Tere" featuring Shahid Kapoor
"O Piya..O Piya Leke Doli Aa"
|2000||Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye||Universal Distribution||"Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye" featuring Trisha Krishnan & Ayesha Takia
"Haire Meri Hui Gulabi Gaal" featuring Gurdeep Kohli
"Ayio Rama Haath Sey" featuring Divya Khosla Kumar
|1999||Maine Payal Hai Chhankai||Universal Distribution||"Maine Payal Hai Chhankai" featuring Vivan Bhatena & Genelia D'souza
"Pal Pal Teri Yaad" featuring Priyanshu Chatterjee, and Sandali Sinha
|1998||Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi||Fontana Distribution/Universal India||"Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi" featuring Riya Sen & Richa Pallod|
|2006||Now & Then (The Greatest Remix Album)||Universal Distribution|
|2004||Rang Raseele Chhori||Vision Channel Limited|
|2002||Kanha Teri Basuri||Leela_|
|2002||Aha Aha||Na Tum Jaano Na Hum|
|2001||Nach Nach Nach||Deewaanapan|
|2000||Baba Yeh Meri Jawani||Ghaath|
|1999||Yaad Piya Ki||Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin|
|1997||"Badan Juda Hote Hain"||Koyla|
|2013||Best of Dhuns & Bhajans||Universal Distribution|
|2003||Malaun No 1||Universal Distribution|
|2002||Vandan: Aavo Shrivallabh||Universal Distribution|
|2001||Arpan (Vallabh Ke Charnarvind)||Universal Distribution|