Ila Arun in 2014
|Born||Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India|
|Genres||Indian Film Music, yPlayback Singer, Classical Singer, Pop Singer|
|Years active||1979 - present|
She was born in Jodhpur and brought up in the state capital of Jaipur. She graduated from Maharani Girls college in Jaipur, India. Ila Arun is a popular Indian actress, TV personality and a Rajasthani folk/folk-pop singer with a unique, husky voice and a penchant for folk-pop fusion. She was first seen in Lifeline (Jeevanrekha) a Hindi TV serial on life of doctors, along with Tanvi Azmi over doordarshan.
Arun has sung numerous film songs in Hindi and quite a few in South Indian languages like Tamil and Telugu. Her most famous film song till date has been Choli Ke Peeche sung along with Alka Yagnik for the film Khalnayak for which they won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer. She also is well known for her song, "Morni Baaga Ma Bole" accompanied with Lata Mangeshkar, in the movie Lamhe starring Sridevi. She has also sung Tamil song Muthu Muthu Mazhai under the composition of r. Romeo]]. Her most recent super hit song is also for A. R. Rahman composed internationally acclaimed Slumdog Millionaire. The song she recorded is Ringa Ringa along with Alka Yagnik and a good friend of neetu mathur of ajmer... Retired teacher of demo school.
She has produced several successful singles such as "Vote for Ghagra", which sold more than 100,000 copies had some memorable numbers as Morni, Main ho gayi sawa lakh ki, Mera Assi Kali ka Ghagra, Darudi, Bichuda, Main Raatan Jagi etc.[vague]. Her fans await her comeback as she left after her album Haule Haule protesting music piracy and remixes and sexual content in songs. She sang the promotional song Halla Bol for the Rajasthan Royals team in the IPL which became an instant hit. She hails from Rajasthan and sings lots of Rajasthani songs in all her albums and movies.
She has delivered an electrifying performance in the 2008 hit Jodhaa Akbar as Maham Anga, Akbar's wet nurse, who is also like Akbar's mother. She has also acted in critically acclaimed films such as China Gate, Chingari, Well Done Abba, Welcome to Sajjanpur, West is West, and Ghatak. She has also been a part of the early Indian TV Industry, acting in the 1980s Bharat Ek Khoj and Yatra.
Recently, she has performed in the role of Smt. Hansa Mehta in Samvidhaan which is a TV mini-series on the making of the Constitution of India.
Her brothers Piyush Pandey and Prasoon Pandey are ad-makers while her sister Rama Pandey is a BBC journalist and a DD newsreader and Tripti Pandey is a cultural activist, a tourism expert, deputy director, Rajasthan Tourism in Rajasthan.
|2002||Vote for Ghagra|
|Main Ho Gayi Sawa Lakh Ki|
|The Very Best of Ila||Compilation|
|Ila Arun Pop Hits||Compilation|
|Mare Hiwda Ma|
|2015||Nimri Nimoli||MTV Coke Studio|
|2017||Begum Jaan||Amma||Srijit Mukherji|
|2014||Shaadi Ke Side Effects||Aunty (Hired Governess)||Saket Chaudhary|
|2012||Arjun: The Warrior Prince||Kunti(Voice role)||Arnab Chaudhuri||Animated film|
|2011||Aagaah: The Warning||Ramsharan's mother||Karan Razdan|
|2010||West Is West||Basheera Khan||Andy DeEmmony||British film|
|2010||Well Done Abba||Salma Ali||Shyam Benegal|
|2010||Mirch||Kesar bai||Vinay Shukla|
|2008||Jodhaa Akbar||Maham Anga||Ashutosh Gowariker||Nominated in Screen Award for Best Villain|
|2008||Welcome to Sajjanpur||Ramsakhi Pannawali||Shyam Benegal|
|2005||Bose - The Forgotten Hero||Ranu||Shyam Benegal|
|1998||China Gate||Mrs. Gopinath||Rajkumar Santoshi|
|1997||Auzaar||Herself (in song "Apni To Ek Hi Life")||Sohail Khan|
|1996||Ghatak||Mrs. Malti Sachdev||Rajkumar Santoshi|
|1992||Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda||Lily's Mother||Shyam Benegal|
|1994||Droh Kaal||Zeenat||Govind Nihalani|
|1991||Lamhe||Folk dancer in the song "Chudiyan Khanak Gayee"||Yash Chopra||Also singer|
|1990||Police Public||Laxmi, Deaf servant||Esmayeel Shroff|
|1983||Ardh Satya||Sneha Bajpai||Govind Nihalani|
|1983||Mandi||Bordello girl||Shyam Benegal|
|2013||Deewana Main Deewana||"Kala Doriya"||Bappi Lahiri|
|2012||Arjun: The Warrior Prince||"Kabhi Na Dekhe Hastinapur Mein"||Vishal–Shekhar|
|2010||Well Done Abba||"Meri bano hoshiyar"||Shantanu Moitra||Also lyricist|
|Mirch||"Mora Saiyyan"||Monty Sharma|
|Raavan||"Kata Kata"||A. R. Rahman|
|2004||Paisa Vasool||"Maine Saiyan Ki Demand"||Bapi–Tutul|
|2000||Snegithiye||"Othayadi Padhayile"||Vidyasagar||Tamil Film|
|1999||Bhopal Express||"Udan Khatola"||Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy|
|Jaanam Samjha Karo||"I Was Made For Loving You"||Anu Malik|
|1998||Kaadhal Kavithai||"Thathom Thakathimi"||Ilaiyaraaja||Tamil film|
|1997||Tarazu||"Chal Ganne Ke Khet Mein"||Rajesh Roshan|
|Jeevan Yudh||"Kameez Meri Kaali"||Nadeem–Shravan|
|Auzaar||"Masti Ka Aalam Aaya Hai"||Anu Malik|
|1996||Aatank||"Main Chhui Mui"
"Meri Patli Kamar"
|Smuggler||"Bin Barsaat Ke"||Bappi Lahiri|
|Mr. Romeo||"Muthu Muthu Mazhai" (original version)
"Paas Aaja Baalam" (Hindi version)
|A. R. Rahman||Tamil Film|
|1995||Diya Aur Toofan||"Kundi Dheere Se Khatkana"||Bappi Lahiri|
|Zakhmi Sipahi||"O Laila O Laila"||Rais Bhartiya|
|1994||Amanaat||"Din Mein Kehti Hai"||Bappi Lahiri|
|Naaraaz||"Aisa Tadpaya Mujhe Dil Bekarar Ne"||Anu Malik|
|1993||Khalnayak||""Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai (Female)"
"Nayak Nahi Khalnayak Hai Tu"
|Bedardi||"Sun O Bedardi"|
|Dalaal||"Gutur Gutur"||Bappi Lahiri|
|1991||Rukmavati Ki Haveli||Herself|
|Lamhe||"Chudiyan Khanak Gayee"
"Megha Re Megha"
|1989||Batwara||"Ye Ishq Dunk Bichhua Ka, Are Isse Raam Bachaye"||Laxmikant-Pyarelal|
|1986||Jaal||"Raina Bawari Bhai Re"||Anu Malik|
As Music Director
|1988||Bharat Ek Khoj||Unknown|
|2005||Fame Gurukul||Head Mistress||Sony TV|
|2014||Samvidhaan||Hansha Mehta||Rajya Sabha TV|
|2015||Coke Studio||Performer (Nimoli)||MTV|