Rekha Bhardwaj performing at Alive India in Concert (Season 3) at Phoenix Marketcity, Bangalore on 1 February 2014
|Born||24 January 1964|
|Genres||Playback Singing in Bollywood and Regional Films|
Rekha Bhardwaj (born 24 January 1964) is an Indian singer and live performer. She has received two Filmfare and one National Awards.In addition to Hindi, she has also sung in Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi and Malayalam languages.
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.She first met him in 1984 when preparing for the annual function of Hindu College in New Delhi.
Bhardwaj was initially trained in music by her older sister. She went on to receive formal training under Pandit Amarnath.
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 Chhattisgarhi folk song recreated by AR RAHMAN) in 2009 film Delhi-6.
Bhardwaj has been a playback singer for various films in various languages
|Release year||Film||Track title||Comments|
|2018||Pari||So Ja So Ja|
|with Sunidhi Chauhan |
|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||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||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||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||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|
|1999||Jahan Tum Le Chalo||Ye Kaisi Chaap|
|1997||Chachi 420||Ek Woh Din Bhi|
|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|
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.|
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