Rekha Bhardwaj

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Rekha Bhardwaj
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Rekha Bhardwaj performing at Alive India in Concert (Season 3) at Phoenix Marketcity, Bangalore on 1 February 2014
Background information
GenresPlayback Singing in Bollywood and Regional Films
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1997–present

Rekha Bhardwaj (born 23 January 1964) is an Indian singer and live performer. She has received two Filmfare and one National Awards.[1][2] In addition to Hindi, she has also sung in Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi and Malayalam languages.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Bhardwaj was born in Delhi and is one of six siblings (5 sisters and a brother).

She married the noted film director, composer and playback singer Vishal Bhardwaj in 1991.[4] She first met him in 1984 when preparing for the annual function of Hindu College in New Delhi.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Bhardwaj was initially trained in music by her older sister. She went on to receive formal training under Pandit Amarnath.[6]

Bhardwaj's first album titled 'Ishqa Ishqa' was released in 2002, ten years after its conception. Its success got her recognition and helped bag her career-defining songs like "Namak Ishq Ka" in the 2006 film Omkara (composed by her Husband Vishal Bharadwaj) followed by "Sasural Genda Phool" (a chattisgarhi folk song recreated by AR RAHMAN) in 2009 film Delhi-6.[4][7]

Awards and honours[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Bhardwaj has a been playback singer for various films in various languages

Hindi[edit]

Release year Film Track title Comments
2018 Pari So Ja So Ja
2018 Pataakha Balma
Hello Hello
with Sunidhi Chauhan
Solo
2018 Love per Square Foot Raaz Apne Dil Ke (Indian), Raaz Apne Dil Ke (Western)
2018 Vodka Diaries Sakhi ri with Ustad Rashid Khan
2017 Rangoon Mere Miyan Gaye England, Chori Chori and Yeh Ishq Hai (Female Version)
2016 Dobara Phir Se Rasta Tham Gaya
2016 Tum Bin 2 Teri Fariyad and Teri Fariyad Extended Version both with Jagjit Singh
2016 Jugni Bolladiyaan with Clinton Cerejo
2015 Drishyam Dum Ghutta Hai with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
2015 Talvar Zinda
2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Zindagi Kuch Toh Bata with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
2015 Bin Roye Chan Chariya
2014 Happy Ending Mileya Mileya with Jigar Saraiya and Priya Andrews
2014 The Xpose Sheeshe Ka Samundar (reprise)
2014 Haider Aaj Ke Naam
2014 Revolver Rani Banna Banni
2013 Ek Thi Daayan Lautungi Main
2013 Maazii Mora jiya lage na Best Raga based song, nominated for Radio Mirchi Awards 2014
2013 D-Day Ek Ghadi
2013 Dedh Ishqiya Hamari Atariya Pe and Jagaave Saari Raina second song with Pandit Birju Maharaj
2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Kabira and Ghagra Kabira with Tochi Raina and Ghagra with Vishal Dadlani
2012 Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola Oye Boy Charlie and Badal Uthiya Oye Boy Charlie with Mohit Chauhan and Shankar Mahadevan.
2012 Barfi! Phir Le Aya Dil
2011 7 Khoon Maaf Darling and Doosri Darling Darling with Usha Uthup and Doosri Darling with Usha Uthup, Clinton Cerejo and Francis Castellino
2010 Veer Kanha
2010 Sadiyaan Waqt Ne Jo Beej Boyaa
2010 Raavan Ranjha Ranjha with Javed Ali and Anuradha Sriram
2010 Ishqiya Ab Mujhe Koi and Badi Dheere Jali
2009 Radio Piya Jaise Ladoo Motichoor Wale and Piya Jaise Ladoo Motichoor Wale (Remix) both with Himesh Reshammiya
2009 Kaminey Pehli Baar Mohabbat and Raat Ke Dhai Baje (Afteb Khan Remix) Raat Ke Dhai Baje (Afteb Khan Remix) with Sunidhi Chauhan, Kunal Ganjawala, Suresh Wadkar and Earl E D
2009 Gulaal Ranaji and Beedo
2009 Delhi-6 Genda Phool and Aarti (Tumhare Bhavan Mein) Aarti (Tumhare Bhavan Mein) with Kishori Ashok Gowariker, Sujata Majumdar and Shraddha Pandit
2008 Haal-E-Dil Haal-E-Dil-2
2008 Superstar Aankhon Se Khawab Rooth Kar with Ustad Sultan Khan
2007 Red Swastik Sadiyon ki Pyaas
2006 Omkara Namak Ishq Ka and Laakad
2003 Maqbool Rone Do and Chingari
2002 Makdee Chutta Hai
1999 Jahan Tum Le Chalo Ye Kaisi Chaap
1999 Godmother Daaru Rum
1997 Chachi 420 Ek Woh Din Bhi

Other languages[edit]

Release year Film Track title Language Comments
2012 Kuni Mulgi Deta Ka Mulgi Unn Matlabi Marathi Her first song in the language
2012 Doshomi Swapno Bheja Alo Bengali
2018 Carbon Doore Doore Malayalam

Other works[edit]

In addition to films, Bhardwaj has also sung for TV serials, etc.

Release year Work Track title Comments
2013 Humnasheen Kabhi Ashna Kabhi Ajnabi Title track for Pakistani TV serial
2002 Ishqa Ishqa Her first music album consisting of Ghazals.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rekha Bhardwaj, who has won the National Award for Best Female Playback singer, said it's a great feeling having been able to share the same high with hubby Vishal Bhardwaj, who has won the Best Music Director award for the same film, "Ishqiya". - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 October 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Rekha Bhardwaj sings for 'Bin Roye' - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 10 June 2015. Archived from the original on 3 October 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  3. ^ "The lesser known side of singer Rekha Bhardwaj". 11 November 2016. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b "The lesser known side of singer Rekha Bhardwaj". hindustantimes.com. 11 November 2016. Archived from the original on 15 February 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Vishal and I met through music: Rekha Bhardwaj". Archived from the original on 3 October 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Lataji can give anyone a complex". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 3 April 2006. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Gulzarsaab is my Santa Claus". Specials.rediff.com. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2015: 2 States, Haider Lead Nominations - NDTV Movies". NDTVMovies.com. 20 January 2015. Archived from the original on 3 October 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Rekha Bhardwaj - New Songs, Playlists & Latest News - BBC Music". BBC. Archived from the original on 28 December 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Mirchi Music Awards 2013 Winners List - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 9 February 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2012: Usha Uthup wins after 42 years of singing". Archived from the original on 5 April 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  12. ^ "I Take Out All My Frustration Through Singing, Says Rekha Bhardwaj - NDTV Movies". NDTVMovies.com. 27 June 2015. Archived from the original on 3 October 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  13. ^ "3 Idiots, Dev D top winners at Filmfare Awards - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 12 November 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Nominations - Mirchi Music Award Hindi 2011". 30 January 2013. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  15. ^ Ishqa - Ishqa by Rekha Bhardwaj on Apple Music, 2002, archived from the original on 24 November 2017, retrieved 3 October 2017

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