Penaz Masani

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Penaz Masani
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In a concert Shaam-E-Firdous at Ravindra Bhavan Bhopal September 2016
Occupation Singer, Dancer
Years active (1981 - present)

Penaz Masani (Hindi:पीनाज मसानी)is an Indian Ghazal singer who started singing in 1981 and has made over 20 albums.[1]

In her career, she has won a number of awards, including the title of 'Shehzadi Tarunnam', by the state government of Uttar Pradesh 1996 and the 11th 'Kalakar Award' for 'Outstanding Contribution to Music', in 2002.[2] Having graduated from Sydenham College, Masani has worked as a playback singer for Bollywood, in more than 50 Hindi movies and sung in over ten languages. Under the aegis of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, she has performed in countries as far reaching as Germany,[3] South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and Vietnam.[4][5]

She was honoured with the Padma Shree award on 26 January 2009.[6]


  1. ^ Penaz Masani
  2. ^ Awardees by year
  3. ^ Berlin, Asia Pacific Meet September 18, 2003.
  4. ^ Penaz panache The Tribune, October 31, 2003.
  5. ^ India’s ghazal music lands in opera houses Viet-Nam news, retrieved March 2, 2008
  6. ^ "Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan receive Padma Shree". NDTV. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 

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