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Anupama Deshapande is a Bollywood playback singer who has won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her folk song "Sohni Chinab Di" in the film Sohni Mahiwal (1984). This song was originally meant for Asha Bhonsle who since was busy those days. Therefore, Annu Malik recorded this song in the voice of Anupama Deshpande so that it could later on dubbed by Asha Bhonsle. But on listening the song, Asha Bhonsle sportingly advised to retain the song as it was, in the voice of Anupama Deshpande by giving full credit to the anupama's singing talent.[1] She has sung a total of 124 songs in 92 films.[2]

Anupama Deshpande
Birth name Anupama
Born (1953-10-02) 2 October 1953 (age 64)
Bombay, Bombay State, India
Occupation(s) playback singing
Years active 1983-present

Notable songsEdit

  • "Pollaadha Madhana Baanam" from Hey Ram! (Tamil) with Ilaiyaraja
  • "Sohni Chinab Di" from Sohni Mahiwal
  • "Mee Aaj Nahatana" from Nirmala Machindra Kamble
  • "Bhiyu Nako" Nirmala Machindra Kamble
  • "Gabhru Nako" Nirmala Machindra Kamble
  • "Mera Peshha Kharab Hai" from Bhediyon Ka Samooh
  • "Parvat Se Jhan" from Bhediyon Ka Samooh
  • "Humko Aaj Kal Hai" from Sailaab
  • "Tum Mere Ho" from Tum Mere Ho
  • "Main Teri Rani (short version)" from Lootere
  • "O Yaara Tu Hai Pyaarose bhi Pyaara" from Kassh
  • "Bicchua" from Arth
  • "Aankh mein Noor hai" from Yaa Ali Madad (Ismaili Geets)
  • "Tumse Mile Bin" from Kabja


  1. ^ "Filmfare Award Winners - 1984". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
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