Neha Rajpal

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Nehha Rajpal
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Background information
Birth name Neha Chandna
Born (1978-06-23) 23 June 1978 (age 38)[citation needed]
Origin Dombivli, Maharashtra, Maharashtra, India
Genres Ghazal, Filmi, Hindustani classical music
Occupation(s) Singer, Producer, Composer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1995–present
Website www.neharajpal.com

Neha Rajpal (née Chandna) (born 23 June 1978) is a producer, singer and anchor in the Indian music industry, Hindi films, and especially the Marathi regional music industry. She has also performed in various other Indian languages including Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Sindhi, Gujarati and Chhattisgarhi. Neha spells her name as 'Nehha'. Neha is producing her maiden Marathi film PhotoCopy[1] under the banner "Neha Rajpal Productions". The film is written by national award winner Vijay Maurya and Yogesh Vinayak Joshi and is slated for release in 2016.[2][3][4][5]

Schooling[edit]

She was born on 23 June 1978 in Dombivli, Maharashtra, India, and did her schooling in Model English School, Pandurangwadi and went on to become a medical professional. She is an MBBS doctor by qualification.[6]

She did her medical schooling from MGM Medical College, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai.[citation needed]

She was trained in classical vocals by Guru Vibhavari Bandhavkar of Kirana gharana.[6]

She was trained in light music by music director Anil Mohile.[7]

Career[edit]

Awards and Trophies[edit]

  • Neha's route to fame was winning the prestigious Hindi Zee TV reality Music show – Saregamapa in 2004.[20][21]
  • Neha has won several awards including the prestigious Zee Gaurav Puraskar for best Female Playback Singing in year 2008 for her song "Fulnara Mausam" from film "Mukkam post London".[12]

Judge / Anchor / Host[edit]

  • Nehha is a longest-serving anchor of a popular Marathi TV show on the Doordarshan Sahyadri channel, hosting the popular musical game show 'Antakshari'.[22][not in citation given][23] She has been hosting DD Sahyadri Antakshri since last six years. She has had different co- anchors over a period of time including the veteran Prashant Damle, and comedian Atul Parchure.
  • She judged the first season of "Gaurav Mharashtracha" of saibaba telefilms for ETV Marathi along with Swapnil Bandodkar and Abhijit Pohankar.

Honours[edit]

  • She was given the opportunity to inaugurate the Maharashtra Times Carnival along with a well known celebrity Mr Abhishek Bachchan[24]
  • She has inaugurated the release of a music compilation 'Nile Akash' of poet Shankar Pandit[25]
  • Marathi Abhimaangeet
    • Nehha was part of the historic Marathi song (created by Eminent Music director Kaushal Inamdar) where more than 450 accomplished singers come together to single song to make this song a collage of melodious voices.
  • Nehha was given the opportunity to inaugurate the prestigious Marathi Vishwakosh (Third Edition) (Marathi language encyclopaedia)[26][27] along with prominent dignitaries like Former Mumbai University Vice-Chancellor Dr. Snehalata Deshmukh and others
  • Nehha was featured in a leading newspaper among prominent playback singers of Marathi Music Industry. The article speaks about the changing trends in Marathi music and how the singers like Nehha have shaped it with experimentation[28]
  • Nehha got the honour of composing a song "माझी मराठी मराठी... तिचे कौतुक कौतुक" written for the Marathi Encyclopedia Project of Government of India.[29]
  • Nehha got the honour of being a guest editor of Lokmat news papers on occasion of women's day on 8 March 2013 .[30]
  • Release of Third khand of Vishwakosh http://maharashtratimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/17366562.cms?prtpage=1
  • MaharashtraTimes celebrity female cricket http://maharashtratimes.indiatimes.com/tv/cricket/articleshow/27433661.cms

Movie production[edit]

Neha Rajpal is producing the movie Photocopy under her banner "Neha Rajpal Productions".[1]

Other[edit]

  • Nehha participated in the World AIDS Day Rally organised by Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital at Powai, Mumbai to spread awareness on HIV and AIDS. She performed live at the event along with Indian Idol Winner Abhijeet Sawant and 2005 Saregama finalists[31]
  • Nehha is a Director in a Social Enterprise organisation called "Ekohealth"[32]

Awards[edit]

  • Chitra padarpan Puraskar 2016 - Best Lyricist (Photocopy)
  • Chitra padarpan Puraskar 2016 - Best Music Composer(Photocopy)

[33]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://marathistars.com/news/photo-copy-revealed/
  2. ^ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xg6tvO_31Hs
  3. ^ http://maharashtratimes.indiatimes.com/maharashtra/mumbai/neha-rajpal/articleshow/45692982.cms
  4. ^ http://maharashtratimes.indiatimes.com/cinemagic/gossip/singer-to-producer/moviearticleshow/45362327.cms
  5. ^ http://epapermt.timesofindia.com/NasDataMT//PUBLICATIONS/MAHARASHTRATIMES/MUMBAI/2014/12/04/PagePrint/04_12_2014_101_f0b97dc3e262a3900184597d3afa9c00.pdf
  6. ^ a b http://www.marathimovieworld.com/artistprofile/nehha-rajpal-bio.php
  7. ^ http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Remembering-A-Master/907215/
  8. ^ a b https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKV0Qmsr2WU
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5lTC7UHVpo
  10. ^ http://m.timesofindia.com/entertainment/marathi/music/Mangesh-Borgaonkar-and-Neha-Rajpal-to-gift-fans-a-new-tune/articleshow/29858114.cms
  11. ^ http://maharashtratimes.indiatimes.com/lifestyle/college-club/Mangesh-Borgaonkar/articleshow/30349437.cms
  12. ^ a b http://www.zeemarathi.com/ZeeGaurav_Nominations_PDF/ZGauravWinners.pdf
  13. ^ "संगीताच्या जादूने मोहरणार ठाणेकर-ठाणे + कोकण-महाराष्ट्र-". Maharashtra Times. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "दादर स्विमिंग पूलवर दिवाळी पहाट-मुंबई -महाराष्ट्र-". Maharashtra Times. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "गणेशभक्तीची सुरेल भेट-चित्र-संगीत-मैफल-". Maharashtra Times. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "ek shubhankar geet,nehha,nilesh,madhri,mangesh,Dr Vijaya Wad by Nehha Rajpal". Reverbnation.com. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  17. ^ musicandsoul. "Kanaal van musicandsoul". YouTube. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  18. ^ "मन हे बावरे...". Maharashtra Times. 14 February 2014. 
  19. ^ Neha RajpalProductions. "Jhakaas Kavita". YouTube. 
  20. ^ "ACTUAL ARTICLE TITLE BELONGS HERE!". Rediff.com. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  21. ^ "Neha Rajpal | Singers Biography". Planetradiocity.com. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  22. ^ "Programme Schedule". ddindia.com. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  23. ^ "Welcome To Webdunia". Marathi.webdunia.com. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  24. ^ "कल्लावेरी बी-कॉलेज क्लब -यंग झोन-". Maharashtra Times. 13 December 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  25. ^ "'निळे आकाश'चे प्रकाशन-ठाणे + कोकण-महाराष्ट्र-". Maharashtra Times. 17 February 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  26. ^ "विश्वकोशाचा तिसरा खंड प्रकाशित-मुंबई -महाराष्ट्र-". Maharashtra Times. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  27. ^ http://www.marathivishwakosh.in
  28. ^ "आवाज दे कहां है-सिनेमॅजिक -मैफल-". Maharashtra Times. 9 April 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  29. ^ "विश्वकोशाच्या प्रमोशनसाठी आता स्वरसाज-". Maharashtra Times. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  30. ^ "Lokmat Women's Day Special". Lokmat.com. 8 March 2013. 
  31. ^ Pramodpics (5 December 2005). "प्रमोदच्या न्यूज़ जगतात आपले स्वागत आहे: AIDS Getting 'Awareness Aid' From Your Family Hospital". Pracha2004.blogspot.in. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  32. ^ CNBC Interview of Dr Nehha Rajpal with Dr Naresh Trehan : http://www.moneycontrol.com/video/features/naresh-trehan-how-to-make-affordable-healthcarereality_736904.html
  33. ^ http://maharashtratimes.indiatimes.com/maharashtra/pune-news/chitra-padarpan-purskar/articleshow/57880568.cms

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