Anuradha Paudwal

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Anuradha Paudwal
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Paudwal at 57th Idea Filmfare Awards, 2011
Background information
Birth nameAlka Nadkarni
Born (1954-10-27) 27 October 1954 (age 66) [1]
Karwar, [2] Karnataka, India
Genres Playback singing, Bhajans
InstrumentsVocalist
Labels T-Series, Tips Music, Venus Worldwide Entertainment

Anuradha Paudwal (born 27 October 1954) is an Indian playback singer who works predominantly in Bollywood. [3] [4] She was awarded the Padma Shri, [5] India's fourth-highest civilian award, by the Government of India in 2017. [6] She is a recipient of the National Film Award and a four-time winner of the Filmfare Award. [7] [8] Although primarily a playback singer, she has also sung several bhajans. [9]

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Career

Anuradha made her debut from a Sanskrit verse in the 1973 Hindi film Abhiman, composed by S. D. Burman. [10] She has also sung in films including Tamil, Odia, Nepali, Bengali and Kannada. [11]

Her singing talent was recognised by the audience for the first time for the Marathi film, Yashoda, released in the same year. Since then, she has been singing for about four decades through the soundtrack of movie songs, lyrics and hymns. Anuradha Poudwal uses the money earned from the song to help the families of soldiers who died in the war, to provide electricity to poor families and to solve the problem of malnutrition.

Personal life

She was born as Alka Nadakarni, in a Marathi speaking family. [12] [13] She was married to Arun Paudwal, a music composer, with whom she had a son Aditya and a daughter Kavita, a singer by profession. [14] [15] On 12 September 2020, her son Aditya died of kidney failure. [16]

Awards and recognitions

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Anuradha Paudwal, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on 30 March 2017 The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Dr. Anuradha Paudwal, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on March 30, 2017.jpg
The President of India Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Anuradha Paudwal, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on 30 March 2017

Filmfare Awards

Won

Nominations

National Film Awards

Odisha State Film Awards

Guild Film Awards

Others

Discography

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