Pawni Pandey

Pawni Pandey is an Indian singer who was a contestant on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs and advanced to fifth place with public votes. She made her debut in the singing reality show Indian Idol. Post the reality show, she has sung a diverse number of songs in Bollywood films and is a live performer in both national and international shows.

Pawni Pandey
Born1992/1993 (age 30–31)[1]
Musical career
GenresFilmi, Pop, Rock, Indian classical music.[2][1]
Years active2006–present
WebsitePawni Pandey Official

She became more well known after her song "Laila Main Laila" from Raees became hit. She received significant amount of Indian media coverage due to her much acclaimed singing of the song.[1] She then became a part of the Grand Jury for the singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs 2017.[2]

Early life and careerEdit

Pandey started singing from the age of 3 and at the age of 9 her parents recognised her talent[2] and at the age of 10, her family migrated from Jaipur to Mumbai so that Pawni can pursue music seriously and get better opportunities. After moving to Mumbai, she participated in the "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs" where she was adjudged as the "Best Female Singer". However the music directors insisted her to give herself more time and get trained well as she was too young to make a career as a singer in Hindi cinema.[1] She then got formally trained in Indian classical music, and received special training in western music from vocal dynamics trainer Thomas Appell from Los Angeles.[2]

Her first major breakthrough came when she sung for the 2011 film Bodyguard. However, according to her, the singing career progressed slowly.[3]

Pandey considers Lata Mangeshkar as an inspiration, among the current generation of musicians her favourites are Amaal Mallik, Sachin–Jigar and Arijit Singh.[4]


Year Film Songs Music Director(s) Lyricist(s) Co-singer(s) Note(s)
2006 Ek Jind Ek Jaan[2] "Cheecho Cheech Ganeriyan" Uttam Singh Hans Raj Hans Punjabi film
2009 Kisaan "Jhoomo Re Jhoomo" Daboo Malik Daboo Malik, Tarranum Malik, Sujata Majumdar, Abhijit Ghoshal, ]
Rhyme Time in Toyland "Mummy And Daddy" Jayesh Gandhi Ketki Pandey Children's Day Special Album
2010 Do Dilon Ke Khel Mein "Jaane Kyun Pyaar Mein (Remix)" Daboo Malik Daboo Malik
2011 Jai Bolo Telangana Eve Gaayam Ee Gaayam Chakri Chakri Telugu film
2013 Policegiri "Jhoom Barabar Jhoom" Himesh Reshammiya Vinit Singh, Shabab Sabri, Aman Trikha
2014 Gulaab Gang "Sharm Laaj" Soumik Sen, Sadhu Sushil Tiwari Malabika Brahma
Fugly "Lovely Jind Wali"
2015 Manjhi - The Mountain Man "Gehlore Ki Goriya" Sandesh Shandilya Bhavin Shastri
Meeruthiya Gangsters Naina Tose Lage" (Female Version)
Mere Genie Uncle "Ishq Hai Khufiapanti" Dlima Nyzel
2017 Raees "Laila Main Laila" Kalyanji–Anandji, Ram Sampath Javed Akhtar, Indevaar [5]
Phillauri "Sahiba" Shashwat Sachdev Romy
Behen Hogi Teri "Teri Yaadon Mein" Yash Narvekar Yasser Desai, Shubhanshu Kesharwani, Yash Narvekar
Bareilly Ki Barfi "Sweety Tera Drama" Tanishk Bagchi Dev Negi, Shraddha Pandit
Julie 2 "Kharama Kharama" Viju Shah Solo
Anaarkali of Aarah "Aye Sakhi Ooh" Rohit Sharma Ramkumar Singh
"Sa Ra Ra Ra" Ravinder Randhawa
"Mera Balam Bambaiya" Avinash Das
2018 Blackmail "Bewafa Beauty" Amit Trivedi
Bhaiaji Superhit "Baby Jaanlewa Hai" Amjad-Nadeem Yasser Desai
When Obamaloved Obama "Botal Brand New"
2019 Chaal Gazab Hai "Chaal Gazab Hai" Prince Yadav
2020 Guns of Banaras "Dheere Dheere Se" Sohail Sen Sameer Mohit Chauhan
2020 Footfairy "Andhera Unplugged" Jeet Gannguli Rashmi Virag
2022 Liger "Akdi Pakdi" Lijo George-DJ Chetas, Sunil Kashyap Mohsin Shaikh Dev Negi


  1. ^ a b c d "This Laila is the new rage". Deccan Chronicle. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Priya Adivarekar (12 March 2014). "For the love of music". The Indian Express. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Got lots of opportunities after Salman Khan-starrer 'Bodyguard': Singer Pawni Pandey". IANS, Mumbai. 17 January 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  4. ^ Prachita pandey (5 April 2017). "Yes I listen to my song everyday says Laila main Laila singer pawni pandey". Daily News and Analysis. DNA Web desk. Archived from the original on 30 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Laila Main Laila! Sunny Leone sizzles with KILLER moves; Shah Rukh Khan nails it with intense kohl-eyes". Zee News. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016.

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