Falguni Pathak (born 12 March 1964) is an Indian singer, performing artist, and composer based in Mumbai. Her music is based on traditional musical forms from the Indian state of Gujarat. Since her professional debut in 1987, she has developed into an artist with a large fan base across India. Once asked how she decided to take up singing as a career, she replied that it happened by default. She is widely regarded as Indian Madonna.
Falguni Pathak at her dandiya show in Goregaon Sports
|Born||12 March 1964|
|Other names||Dandiya Queen|
|Occupation||Pop singer(PILOT officer), folk singer, playback singer, composer|
Her debut album was released in 1998, and she has also recorded numerous songs for Bollywood movies. The theme of most of her songs is love. She has performed in many shows in India and other countries, backed by a band called Tha Thaiyaa. She has made appearances in television shows like Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Kaun Banega Crorepati, Star Dandiya Dhoom, Comedy Nights With Kapil, and Primetime Show Baa Bahoo Aur Baby.
She has some very popular Indian pop singles to her credit, still heard and appreciated all over India. Her albums are not only famous for the melodious songs but also for the cute love stories depicted with them. She is very popular with the Gujarati community where she is called to perform for popular festivals like Navratri
Some of her popular songs are "Chudi jo khanki haathon mein", "Maine payal hai chhankai", "Meri chunar udd udd jaye", "Ayi pardesh se pariyon ki rani" and"Sawaan Mein" .
In August 2013, it was reported that she would make Rs 2 crore during the year's Navratri festivities. The singer was reportedly offered Rs 22 lakh for each day she sings and performs for an event management company. The organisers were planning to utilize her popularity by wooing sponsors.
|Year||Album||Record label||Music Video(s)|
|2017||Jode Rejo Raaj (Gujarati)||Himonshu Parikh Music||"Jode Rejo Raaj" featuring Altamash Faraz, and Hetvi Mehta|
|2012||Rut Ne Jo Bansi Bajayi||Universal Distribution||"Rut Ne Jo Bansi Bajayi Huya re" featuring Anchal Singh, and Ankit Gupta|
|2012||Best of Dandiya Queen||Tips Music||"Indhana Winva" featuring Mohammed Iqbal Khan and Sneha Chhabra Khan|
|2004||Jhoom Jhoom||Universal Distribution||"Dil Jhoom Jhoom Nache" featuring Parizaad Kolah|
|2002||Hawa Mein Udati Jaaye||Bombay Vikings||"Tera Mera Pyaar Sanam" featuring "Falguni Pathak" and "Bombay Vikings"|
|2002||Yeh Kisne Jadoo Kiya||Fontana Distribution/Universal Distribution||"Yeh Kisne Jadoo Kiya" featuring Aamna Sharif, Mehul Bhojak, and Lalit Tehlan|
"Yeh Mera Kaajal" featuring Barkha Bisht Sengupta, and Niketan Madhok
|2001||Saawariya Teri Yaad Mein||Fontana Distribution / Universal Music India||"Saawan Mein Morni" featuring Shweta Agarwal|
"Doli Doli Neend Mein Tere" featuring Shahid Kapoor, and
"O Piya..O Piya Leke Doli Aa" featuring Sriti Jha
|2000||Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye||Universal Distribution||"Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye" featuring Trisha Krishnan, Ayesha Takia, and Santino Morea|
"Haire Meri Hui Gulabi Gaal" featuring Gurdeep Kohli
"Ayio Rama Haath Sey" featuring Divya Khosla Kumar
|1999||Maine Payal Hai Chhankai||Universal Distribution||"Maine Payal Hai Chhankai" featuring Vivan Bhatena, Nikhila Palat Bhatena, and Avni Vasa|
"Pal Pal Teri Yaad" featuring Indraneil Sengupta and sonal pendse
|1998||Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi||Fontana Distribution/Universal India||"Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi" featuring Riya Sen, Richa Pallod, and Kiran Janjani|
|2006||Now & Then (The Greatest Remix Album)||Universal Distribution|
|2004||Rang Raseele Chhori||Vision Channel Limited|
|2002||Kanha Teri Basuri||Leela|
|2002||Aha Aha||Na Tum Jaano Na Hum|
|2001||Nach Nach Nach||Deewaanapan|
|2000||Baba Yeh Meri Jawani||Ghaath|
|1999||Yaad Piya Ki||Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin|
|1997||"Badan Juda Hote Hain"||Koyla|
|2013||Best of Dhuns & Bhajans||Universal Distribution|
|2003||Malaun No 1||Universal Distribution|
|2002||Vandan: Aavo Shrivallabh||Universal Distribution|
|2001||Arpan (Vallabh Ke Charnarvind)||Universal Distribution|
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- "Falguni the Dandiya Queen". Archived from the original on 5 October 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2007.
- "Interview with SmasHits.com". Archived from the original on 26 March 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
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- "Interview with Mid-Day' 2010".