Sapna Awasthi

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Sapna Awasthi Singh is a Bollywood playback singer[1] best remembered for her "Chaiyya Chaiyya" from Dil Se.. and "UP Bihar Lootne" from Shool (1999).

Sapna is from Kumaon and relocated to Mumbai after singing songs in the Nana Patekar-Dimple Kapadia Starrer Krantiveer (1994). She has sung for prominent musicians like Nadeem–Shravan, Anand–Milind, Anu Malik, A. R. Rahman, Sandeep Chowta and others. Her biggest hit to date is not her duet 'Chaiyya Chaiyya' (with co-singer Sukhvinder Singh) for A. R. Rahman's Dil Se.. (1998) but "Pardesi Pardesi" (with co-singer Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik) for Nadeem Shravan's "Raja Hindustani" (1996) ...

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Award Ceremony Category Recipient Result Reference(s)
4th Mirchi Music Awards Female Vocalist of The Year "Katiya Karun" from Rockstar Nominated [3]


  1. ^ "'Pardesi' woman is here!". The Hindu. 17 June 2002. Archived from the original on 30 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Menon, Rathi A (19 June 1998). "Pardesi voice is here to stay". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 30 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nominations - Mirchi Music Award Hindi 2011". 30 January 2013. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2018.