Sunidhi Chauhan is an Indian playback singer. She made her career debut with the film Shastra (1996). During the year, she won the first singing reality show titled Meri Awaz Suno and rose to prominence after recording “Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi” from Mast (1999). It won her Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent and was nominated for the Best Female Playback Singer. She is known for her versatility as a vocalist.
Her second breakthrough was released in 2000, with the song “Mehboob Mere” from Fiza, for which she received another Filmfare nomination. Sunidhi received her third Filmfare nomination with the song “Dhoom Machale” from Dhoom (2004) followed by two more nominations during the next year for “Kaisi Paheli” and “Deedar De” from Parineeta and Dus (2005). Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunidhi_Chauhan
Do learn about her journey, her childhood, and much more about the very versatile Indian singer, Sunidhi Chauhan. The conversation was recorded many years back.Tune – in for sure, today, 19th March, on our Hindi Radio Show, From our Archives, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and on MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST
Kailash Kher is an Indian music composer and singer. He sings songs with a music style influenced by Indian folk music and Sufi music. He was inspired by the classical musicians’ Pandit Kumar Gandharva, Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, and the Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Kailash Kher received the Padma Shri award in 2017 from the Indian government. He has also received two Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer: one for the Hindi film Fanaa (2006) and one for the Telugu film Mirchi (2013), along with several other nominations. With his powerful voice and his unique style of music, Kher has established himself as one of the most popular playback singers in India. Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kailash_Kher
Do listen – in to this wonderful conversation recorded many years back, for sure, today, 18th March, on our Hindi Radio Show, From our Archives, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and on MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST
14 Years of South Asian Showdown – a long journey it has been – and we talk to Rohit Bhambi about the journey, the event.
To give you a peep – teams from all over North America will compete to be crowned the Showdown champion. This year’s competition will be taking place on Saturday, March 18th, 2023 at the newly renovated Strand Theatre in Boston, MA.
Learn more about the teams and the event. To know how to be part of the event, for tickets – do listen in to the conversation for sure.Do tune – in, today as well, 14th March, on our Show, today, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST.
Anuradha Paudwal is an Indian playback singer who works predominantly in Hindi cinema. She has been described in media as one of the most prominent Bhajan singer and also as one of the most successful playback singers of 80s and 90s era of Bollywood. The recipient of several accolades including a National Film Award, four Filmfare Awards (winning consecutively during 1990–92) and two Odisha State Film Awards, she has been honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth-highest civilian honour for her contribution in the field of arts.
In her career spanning over four decades Anuradha Paudwal has recorded more than 9,000 songs and more than 1,500 bhajans in several languages including Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Sanskrit, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Assamese, Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Nepali and Maithili. Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anuradha_Paudwal
Do listen – in to this wonderful conversation, from many years back, with Anuradha Paudwal, on our show, From our Archives, today, 12th March, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST.
Farooq Shaikh was an Indian actor and television presenter. His major contribution was in Parallel Cinema or the New Indian Cinema.
A very popular actor, Farooq Shaikh acted with so much ease, portraying the characters so well, that he seemed to fit into each role, perfectly. He gives the due for this for having worked with the directors that he did in his initial films. He talks about this in detail.
So, learn about this and much more about the late actors’ journey, about his many films, so many memories, today on our show.
This conversation goes back many years back with Farooq Shaikh Sahaab. Do listen – in to it, for sure, today, 6th March, on our Hindi Radio Show, From our Archives, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and on MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST
Padmini Kolhapure is an Indian actress, who works primarily in Hindi films. She began her acting career in 1972 at the age of seven, and her early works include Zindagi (1976) and Dream Girl (1977). She had her breakthrough with the film Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978), starring as the young Roopa. She is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards.
At the age of 15, Kolhapure won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the revenge drama Insaf Ka Tarazu (1980), and at the age of 17, won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for the musical romantic drama Prem Rog (1982), thus becoming the second-youngest actress to win the awards in the respective categories. She was also nominated for the Best Supporting Actress for her role in Souten (1983) and also received another Best Actress nomination for Pyar Jhukta Nahin (1985). Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padmini_Kolhapure
Do listen – in to this wonderful conversation, from many years back, with Padmini Kolhapure, on our show, From our Archives, today, 25th February, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST.
Sonu Kakkar is an Indian playback singer, songwriter and television personality. She is the elder sister of Bollywood singers, Neha Kakkar and Tony Kakkar.
One of Sonu’s most popular songs is Madari which she performed in Coke Studio with Vishal Dadlani. It was composed by Clinton Cerejo. Sonu Kakkar’s recent songs include ‘Sun Baliye’ sung by Gajendra Verma, Sonu Kakkar.The music video features Gajendra Verma And Apoorva Arora. Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonu_Kakkar
Do listen – in to this very peppy conversation with Sonu Kakkar, on our show, From our Archives, today, 17th February, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST.
Master Saleem, also known as Saleem Shahzada, is an Indian singer who is known for his work as a devotional singer and also as a playback singer in Bollywood films, like Heyy Babyy (2007), Dostana and Love Aaj Kal (2009). He has also released several private albums of Punjabi Music and Sufi music.
Master Saleem was born as Saleem (Saleem Shahzada), in Shahkot, near Jalandhar, Punjab. He is the son of the famous Sufi singer Ustad Puran Shah Koti, who was also the guru of folk singers, Hans Raj Hans, Jasbir Jassi, Sabar Koti, and Diljaan. At the age of six Saleem also became his disciple and started learning to sing. Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_Saleem
This conversation is simply not to be missed – You will love the way Master Saleem tells us about his journey, his family, his friends and so much more – Tune – in for sure on our show, From our Archives, today, 13th February, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST.
Ila Arun is an Indian actress, and singer. She has appeared in many prominent Bollywood movies such as Lamhe, Jodhaa Akbar, Shaadi Ke Side Effects and Begum Jaan.
has sung numerous film songs in Hindi and quite a few South Indian languages such as Tamil and Telugu. Her most famous film song to date has been “Choli Ke Peeche” sung along with Alka Yagnik for the film Khalnayak starring Madhuri Dixit, for which they won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer. Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ila_Arun
Tune – in for sure, for this wonderful conversation with Ila Arun – on our show, From our Archives, today, 4th February, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST
Sonu Sood is an Indian actor, film producer, model, humanitarian, and philanthropist who works predominantly in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films.
In 2009, Sonu Sood received the Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award for Best Villain and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu for his work in the Telugu blockbuster Arundhati. In 2010, he garnered the Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role and the IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for his performance in Bollywood film Dabangg. Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonu_Sood
In this conversation recorded many years back, we talk to Sonu Sood about his journey, the films he worked in, his childhood days and much more – So, tune – in for sure, for this wonderful conversation – on our show, From our Archives, today, 30th December, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST