|Birth name||Alka Nadkarni|
|Born|| 27 October 1954 |
Karwar, Karnataka, India
|Genres||Playback singing, Bhajans|
|Labels||T-Series, Tips Music, Venus Worldwide Entertainment|
Anuradha Paudwal (born 27 October 1954) is an Indian playback singer who works predominantly in Bollywood.She was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award, by the Government of India in 2017. She is a recipient of the National Film Award and a four-time winner of the Filmfare Award. Although primarily a playback singer, she has also sung several bhajans.
Anuradha made her debut from a Sanskrit verse in the 1973 Hindi film Abhiman, composed by S. D. Burman.She has also sung in films including Tamil, Odia, Nepali, Bengali and Kannada.
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.
She was born as Alka Nadakarni, in a Marathi speaking family.She was married to Arun Paudwal, a music composer, with whom she had a son Aditya and a daughter Kavita, a singer by profession. On 12 September 2020, her son Aditya died of kidney failure.
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