Sadhana Sargam Live in performance
October 25 @ 3 PM
Sadhana Sargam is a topmost playback singer of Indian cinema with a career spanning four decades. Besides film music, she is well known for her devotional songs, Classical music, ghazals, regional film songs and pop albums. She is a recipient of the National Film Award and Filmfare Awards South. She bagged five Maharashtra State Film awards and four Gujarat State Film Awards.
She was trained in Indian classical music by her mother, Mrs. Neelatai Ghanekar at an early age, and then by Pandit Jasraj. Her mother introduced her to a composer by the name of Anil Mohile, which later resulted in her involvement with the children's choir. In 1982, she released her first solo for the film "Vidhaata".
Sadhana has been felicitated by topmost honour 'Lata Mangeshkar Award' from the Government of Madhya- Pradesh. She also won 4 Maharashtra Times awards known as 'MA TA Sanman' which are equivalent to Filmfare awards given by Times of India. Earlier Filmfare awards were given for Marathi films but since 2000 awards are given by Maharashtra Times newspaper.(Otherwise Sadhana Sargam could have won 4 more Filmfare awards for her Marathi renditions).
Sadhana has sung in 34 Indian languages for films, television serials, devotionals and pop music albums. This is another record for melodious queen Sadhana Sargam. She is well known for her 1990s Hindi songs and South Indian songs. She holds a record for being the only North Indian to have won the National Award for a South Indian song. She is also a trained Hindustani classical singer. Beginning her career in the early 1980s, Sargam has recorded her voice in various Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Odia, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Nepali and many others.Sadhna has sung 1938 Hindi songs in 1546 films and 1111Tamil songs in 536 films. She has reportedly sung 2500 Bengali songs from 1994-2015. She has sung 3467 songs in Marathi.
Sadhna sang her first sing in the 1992 film Daan Pratidan, music composed by Ajoy Das. The following year Bappi Lahiri approached her to sing in the film Tomar Rakte Amar Sohag. She sang in films like Sagar Kinare, Kotha Chilo, Phiriye Dao and Dhushar Godhuli.