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
Pankaj Udhas is a very popular Indian ghazal and playback singer. After his success as a ghazal singer, he was invited to appear and sing for a film by Mahesh Bhatt, Naam. He did playback singing for many Hindi films after that. In 2006, Pankaj Udhas was awarded Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award. Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pankaj_Udhas
On the show, Pankaj Udhas talks about his growing-up days, about his father, his brothers – how music just became his first love, home, and much much more. This conversation was recorded many many years back but is as fresh as today – So know your favorite singer, and hear him talk about so many memories – as he does so, he also sings along – and we also play many many of his super hit nos.
The date and time to save is – our show, From our Archives, today, 9th December, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST
Suman Kalyanpur is an Indian playback singer. Her career started in 1954.
Suman Kalyanpur’s first film song was a duet with Talat Mahmood in Darwaza (1954). She was a very popular singer and recorded songs for movies in several languages – Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Rajasthani, Bengali, Odia, and Punjabi.
Suman Kalyanpur received the prestigious “Sur Sringar Samsad” award for the best classical song in a Hindi movie, thrice. She also received the Lata Mangeshkar Award 2009 from the Maharashtra government, the Ga Di Ma Award by Ga Di Ma Pratishthan, and the Mirchi Music Awards 2022 – Lifetime Achievement. Courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suman_Kalyanpur
On the show, we go back in time with Sumanji as she recounts many anecdotes – So, tune – in for sure, for this wonderful conversation – on our show, From our Archives, today, 2nd December, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST
Shailendra Singh is an Indian singer and actor. He sang several Hindi and a few Marathi songs during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Shailendra Singh had many hit songs to his credit. The song “Main Shayar To Nahin”, from the film Bobby became a big hit. So did his song “Humne Tumko Dekha” from the film Khel Khel Mein.
On the show today, we go back in time to the recording and much beyond that – journeying with Shailendra Singh Ji through his acting and singing career. It was a delight to have him with us, as he talked lovingly about his colleagues in the industry, reminiscing so many many anecdotes.
So, tune – in for sure, for this wonderful conversation – on our show, From our Archives, today, 27th November, on MeraSangeet Gold at 2:00 PM EST and MeraSangeet USA at 5:00 PM – EST
Mike (Mukesh) Patel, a prominent member of the Indian community in the US, was born in Uganda, and moved to England with his family when he was eight years old. He grew up in England, working in his father’s corner shops and playing soccer. He later became an apprentice soccer player, while studying business at the London School of Economics in the evenings. He moved with his wife to the US in 1984(?), and eventually settled in Atlanta, Georgia, where he founded a business developing hotels, real estate and banking.
Mike has served as a commissioner on former US president Bill Clinton’s White House Initiative for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. He was chairman of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, the largest hospitality group in the world with over 20,000 members, in 1998. He is also a co-founder of the Fair Franchising Initiative, a group of more than 300 hotel owners created in March to give voice to franchisee concerns over the treatment of small business branded hotels.
In case you missed it earlier, do tune – in, on 25th November, on our Show, Saat Samundar Paar, on MeraSangeet Gold – at 9:00 AM,1:00 PM,5:00 PM, and 9:00 PM – EST. You can also catch the interview on MeraSangeet East at 11:00 AM EST
Mr. Jay Patel is the SVP and Chief Operating Officer at the Bank and he oversees both Branch and Back-Office Operations including Information Technology, Marketing, and Human Resources.
Mr. Patel began his banking career in 1996 with World Savings Bank in Santa Barbara, CA. Since then he has served in a variety of roles with multiple banks in operations, lending, finance, and technology. He has also worked in the FI specialty group at RSM US, LLP providing community banks with attestation and advisory services. Since joining State Bank of India (California), he has held several senior management roles prior to his current position and has also previously served as the Bank’s Information Security Officer for 3 years.
Mr. Patel received his B.A. degree in Business Economics and Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is a licensed CPA (inactive). He lives in Yorba Linda, CA with his wife and two children.
On the show, Mr. Patel talks about the various services offered by State Bank of India California. State Bank of India California is Member FDIC – For more information, please visit www.sbical.com.
If you have questions about State Bank of India California’s services, do tune – in for sure, for this very informative conversation with Mr. Jay Patel, once again, on 20th November, on our Hindi Radio Show, Chat and Chai, on MeraSangeet Gold at 7:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM,7:00 PM , 11:00 PM – EST.