Indian singer Rekha Bhardwaj is an award-winning Bollywood star who has become known throughout the industry for her unique voice which has seen her contribute to the soundtracks of numerous films. Having made her singing debut in 1997, Bhardwaj has collaborated with some of the biggest names in Bollywood music, including frequent work with her husband Vishal, creating some of the most memorable and famous songs in recent history.
Bhardwaj, whose career in music was inspired from a young age, made her debut in 1997’s ‘Chachi 420’. The song, ‘Ek Who Din Bhi’, from the movie was the first time she worked with her husband, Vishal Bhardwaj, who is a well-respected Music Director in the industry.
Bhardwaj continued to join forces with Vishal, releasing several move songs throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Her popularity had grown through these performances and lead her to working with A.R.Rahman, one of the leading names in Bollywood music, in 2009. Her collaboration with Rahman saw her win the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her song ‘Sasural Genda Phool’, which was featured on ‘Delhi-6’.
The accolades continued to come in for Bhardwaj, with the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer coming in 2010 for her work on ‘Ishqiya’, before again winning a Filmfare Award for 7 Khoon Maaf’s song ‘Darling’. She earnt another nomination for the same award in 2013 for ‘Dedh Ishqiya’, following a nomination for the Best Original Soundtrack at the Hum Awards for ‘Humnasheen’.
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