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
Born (1964-01-24) 24 January 1964 (age 57)
Delhi, India
Genres Playback Singing in Bollywood and Regional Films
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1997–present

Rekha Bhardwaj (born 24 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]

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Personal life

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

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 Chhattisgarhi folk song recreated by AR RAHMAN) in 2009 film Delhi-6. [4] [7]

Awards and honours

Filmography

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

Hindi

Release yearFilmTrack titleComments
2020 Angrezi Medium Laadki
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 riwith 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 Bolladiyaanwith Clinton Cerejo
2015 Drishyam Dum Ghutta Haiwith Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
2015 Talvar Zinda
2015 Badlapur Judaai
2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Zindagi Kuch Toh Batawith Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
2015 Bin Roye Chan Chariya
2014 Happy Ending Mileya Mileyawith 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 naBest Raga based song, nominated for Radio Mirchi Awards 2014
2013 D-Day Ek Ghadi
2013 Dedh Ishqiya Hamari Atariya Pe and Jagaave Saari Rainasecond song with Pandit Birju Maharaj
2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Kabira and GhagraKabira with Tochi Raina and Ghagra with Vishal Dadlani
2012 Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola Oye Boy Charlie and Badal UthiyaOye Boy Charlie with Mohit Chauhan and Shankar Mahadevan.
2012 Barfi! Phir Le Aya Dil
2011 7 Khoon Maaf Darling and Doosri DarlingDarling 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 Ranjhawith 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 Karwith 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

Release yearFilmTrack titleLanguageComments
2012 Kuni Mulgi Deta Ka Mulgi Unn MatlabiMarathiHer first song in the language
2012DoshomiSwapno Bheja AloBengali
2018 Carbon Doore DooreMalayalam

Other works

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

Release yearWorkTrack titleComments
2013 Humnasheen Kabhi Ashna Kabhi AjnabiTitle track for Pakistani TV serial
2002Ishqa IshqaHer first music album consisting of Ghazals. [16]

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