Richa Sharma (singer)

Richa Sharma (born 29 August 1974) is an Indian film playback singer as well a devotional singer.[1][2] In 2006, she sang Bollywood's longest track, the bidaai song, in film Baabul (2006).[3]

Richa Sharma
Richa Sharma performing at Bhopal for Lokrang 2016
Richa Sharma performing at Bhopal for Lokrang 2016
Background information
Birth nameRicha Sharma
Born (1974-08-29) 29 August 1974 (age 46)
OriginFaridabad, Haryana, India
GenresPlayback singing
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocalist
Years active1990 – present
Richa Sharma performing at Bhopal for Lokrang 2016

CareerEdit

Under the tutelage of Pandit Aaskaran Sharma, Richa went on to get proper training in Indian classical and light music. Richa added ghazals; film songs, Punjabi and Rajasthani folk songs to her repertoire, thus making her voice reach out to more and more people in a variety of sounds.

While music was at its peak in Richa's life, academic education had to be sacrificed and without any backing with a dream to make it big in the music world, Richa landed in Mumbai in 1994. She sang cover versions and bhajans to ensure she had her bread and butter and simultaneously continued her struggle in Bollywood. She made her debut in Bollywood with Sawan Kumar's Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya in 1996 and followed it up by a number of films until the big hit came by in the form of Taal where she sang for A.R. Rahman.[4]

Thereafter a spate of hits followed, Zubeidaa, Saathiya (A.R. Rahman); Hera Pheri (Anu Malik); Khakee (Ram Sampath); Tarkeeb (the song "Duppatte Ka Palu"), Baghban (Title Song for Aadesh Shrivastava); Soch (the song "Nikal Chali Be" for Jatin-Lalit); Rudraksh, Kal Ho Naa Ho (Sad version of the title track for Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy); Gangajal (Sandesh Shandilya); Popcorn Khao Mast Ho Jao (Vishal-Shekhar), Saawariya (Monty Sharma), and Om Shanti Om (Vishal-Shekhar) and the most popular song for Kaante ("Mahi Ve" for Anand Raaj Anand).

The versatile playback singer has also done quite a few albums to showcase her talent. Albums like Ni Main Yaar Nu Sajda Kardi, Piya and Winds of Rajasthan (for Times Music released early 2004) have brought out the class and grace in Richa's voice and her versatility as a singer.[5][6]

In March 2011, Richa Sharma and her family inaugurated the Saibaba Temple in Faridabad, Haryana and launched her first Saibaba devotional album Sai Ki Tasveer released by SaReGaMa India...

AwardsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2003 "Mahi Ve" (Kaante) Bollywood Movie Award for Best Female Playback Singer Won
2010 "Sajda" (My Name is Khan) Mirchi Music Award for Female Vocalist of The Year Nominated[7]
2011 "Sajda" (My Name is Khan) Zee Cine Award for Best Female Playback Singer Won

TelevisionEdit

DiscographyEdit

Year Film No Song Composer(s) Lyricist(s) Co-artist(s)
1997 Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya 1 "Mohabbat Aisi Mehndi Hai" Aadesh Shrivastava Saawan Kumar Tak Vipin Sachdeva
1999 Taal 2 "Ni Main Samajhh Gayi" A. R. Rahman Anand Bakshi Sukhwinder Singh
2000 Hari-Bhari 3 "Hi Daiyya Hamra Naseeb" Vanraj Bhatia Maya Govind
Tarkieb 4 "Dupatte Ka Palloo" Aadesh Shrivastava Nida Fazli
Hera Pheri 5 "Tun Tunak Tun" Anu Malik Sameer Anjaan K.K.
6 "Tun Tunak Tun" (Remix)
2001 Zubeidaa 7 "Chhodo More Baiyyan" A. R. Rahman Javed Akhtar
Farz 8 "Saare Sheher Mein" Uttam Singh Sameer Anjaan K.K., Sunidhi Chauhan
Rahul 9 "Piya Ki Jogan" Anu Malik Anand Bakshi Sunidhi Chauhan
Lajja 10 "Saajan Ke Ghar Jana Hai" Sameer Anjaan Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam
Indian 11 "Yeh Pyar" Anand Raaj Anand Anand Bakshi Sunidhi Chauhan
Deewaanapan 12 "Kamli Kamli" Aadesh Shrivastava Sameer Anjaan Sukhwinder Singh
2002 Ab Ke Baras 13 "Aaya Mahi" Anu Malik Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan
Soch 14 "Tohe Leke" Jatin–Lalit Sonu Nigam
Saathiya 15 "Chhalka, Chhalka Re" A. R. Rahman Gulzar Mahalakshmi Iyer, Vaishali Samant, Shoma
Kaante 16 "Maahi Ve" Anand Raaj Anand Dev Kohli Zubeen Garg, Sukhwinder Singh
2003 Haasil 17 "Police Case Na Ban Jaye" Jatin–Lalit Devmani Pandey
Hungama 18 "Ishq Jab" (Female Version) Nadeem–Shravan Sameer Anjaan
Kuch Naa Kaho 19 "Kehti Hai Yeh Hawa" Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Javed Akhtar Shankar Mahadevan
Baghban 20 "O Dharti Tarse" Aadesh Shrivastava Sameer Anjaan
Kal Ho Naa Ho 21 "Kal Ho Naa Ho" (Pathos) Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Javed Akhtar Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik
Aanch 22 "Tapki Jaye" Sanjeev–Darshan Mithlesh Sinha
2004 Khakee 23 "Mere Maula" Ram Sampath Sameer Anjaan Kailash Kher
Woh Tera Naam Tha 24 "Sajan Ghar Challi Re" Roopkumar Rathod Alka Yagnik
Rudraksh 25 "Kya Dard Hai" Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Sameer Anjaan Shankar Mahadevan
Kismat 26 "Dil Teri Deewangi Mein" Anand Raaj Anand Dev Kohli Anand Raaj Anand
Run 27 "Nahi Hona Nahi Hona" Himesh Reshammiya Sameer Anjaan Kunal Ganjawala
Police Force: An Inside Story 28 "Chudiyaan" Anand–Milind
Chot- Aj Isko, Kal Tereko 29 "Gayi Re Bhains" Raju Singh Amit Kumar, Sunil Chhaila Bihari, javed Khan
30 "Gayi Re Bhains" (Radio Mix)
Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao 31 "Dooriyan" Vishal–Shekhar Vishal Dadlani
32 "Dooriyan" (Feel The Rhythm Mix)
Let's Enjoy 33 "Kesariya Balam" MIDIval Punditz Ankur Tewari
Inteqam: The Perfect Game 34 "Tan Se Jo Chunri" Anand–Milind
Musafir 35 "Rabba" (Kinky in Ibiza Mix) Vishal–Shekhar Kumaar, Dev Kohli
36 "Rabba" (Farewell To Sadness Mix)
37 "Mahi Ve" (Sleep With Destiny Mix) Anand Raaj Anand Dev Kohli Sukhwinder Singh
Vanity Fair (English Movie) 38 "Gori Re (O Fair One)" Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Javed Akhtar Shankar Mahadevan
2005 Sheesha 39 "Assi Ishq Da Dard" Dilip Sen - Sameer Sen Dev Kohli Shehzad
Kaal 40 "Tauba Tauba" Salim–Sulaiman Shabbir Ahmed Sonu Nigam, Kunal Ganjawala, Sunidhi Chauhan
Nishaan: The Target 41
Mangal Pandey: The Rising 42 "Rasiya" A. R. Rahman Javed Akhtar Bonnie Chakraborty
Vishwas: The Power of Faith 43 "Nikla Hai Chand Julfon Se" Bappi Lahiri Udit Narayan
2006 Manoranjan: The Entertainment 44 "Gore Badan Pe Laal Chunariya" Nayab Raja Zaheer Anwar
Souten: The Other Woman 45 "Souten Souten" Anand–Milind Praveen Bhardwaj Sunidhi Chauhan
Pyare Mohan 46 "Ek Rub Sach Hai" Anu Malik Sameer Anjaan Krishna Beura
Tom, Dick, and Harry 47 "Yeu Kashi Kashi Mi" Himesh Reshammiya Sonu Nigam
Mera Dil Leke Dekho 48 "Dil Le Ja" Jatin–Lalit Sadhana Sargam, Javed Ali, Sapna Mukherjee, Shakti Singh, Rahul Saxena
Umrao Jaan 49 "Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Na Kijo" Anu Malik Javed Akhtar
Baabul 50 "Baabul Bidaai" Aadesh Shrivastava Sameer Anjaan
2007 Water 51 "Sham Rang Bhar Do" A. R. Rahman Raqeeb Alam Raqeeb Alam, Surjo Bhattacharya
Manorama Six Feet Under 52 "Dhokha" Raiomond Mirza
Saawariya 53 "Daras Bina Nahin Chain" Monty Sharma Sameer Anjaan Shail Hada, Parthiv Gohil
Om Shanti Om 54 "Jag Soona Soona Lage" Vishal–Shekhar Kumaar Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal 55 "Billo Rani" Pritam Javed Akhtar Anand Raaj Anand
56 "Billo Rani" (Remix)
Aaja Nachle 57 "Show Me Your Jalwa" Salim–Sulaiman Jaideep Sahni Kailash Kher, Salim Merchant
Mohabbataan Sachiyaan (Punjabi Movie) 58 "Keri Keri Shay Teri Ankh Tuon Lukawaan" Wajahat Attre
2008 Bhram 59 "Meri Akhiyaan" Suhash Kulkarni Kumaar
Pranali 60 "Sakhiyaan" Anil Pandey Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Mahalakshmi Iyer
Jannat 61 "Lambi Judai" Pritam Sayeed Quadri
Chamku 62 "Kithe Jawan" Monty Sharma Sameer Anjaan
63 "Bin Daseyaa"
Zindagi Tere Naam 64 "Kya Khata Ho Gayee" Sajid–Wajid Jalees Sherwani Afzal Sabri
2009 Jugaad 65 "Tabahi Tabahi Tabahi" Sachin Gupta Sameer Anjaan Mika Singh
Suno Na - Ek Nanhi Aawaz 66 "Pal Aaya Suhana" Sanjoy Chowdhury Yogesh Kunal Ganjawala
Dekh Re Dekh 67 "Ladi Re Ladi Nazaria" Abuzar Rizvi & Nayab Raja Sanjay Mishra Vinod Gwaar
2010 My Name Is Khan 68 "Sajda" Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Niranjan Iyengar Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shankar Mahadevan
Sadiyaan 69 "Sona Lagda Ve Mahi Sona Lagda" Adnan Sami Sameer Anjaan
Ek Second... Jo Zindagi Badal De? 70 "Dil Tukade Tukade Ho Gaya" Arvinder Singh Dr. Devendra Kafir Arvinder Singh
Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta 71 "Fariyaad Hai" Shujaat Khan Amitabh Verma
Hello Darling 72 "Tere Dar Pe Aaya Leke Band Baja" Pritam Ashish Pandit Ritu Pathak, Rana Mazumder
73 "Tere Dar Pe Aaya Leke Band Baja" (Remix) - (DJ A-Myth)
Action Replayy 74 "Zor Ka Jhatka" Salim–Sulaiman Irshad Kamil Daler Mehndi
75 "Zor Ka Jhatka" (Remix) Pritam Master Saleem
Phas Gaye Re Obama 76 "Sara Pyaar Hai Bekaar" Manish. J. Tipu Shellee Kailash Kher, Neha Dhupia
2011 Patiala House 77 "Aval Allah" Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Anvita Dutt
Thank You 78 "Full Volume" Pritam Kumaar Neeraj Shridhar, Suzanne D'Mello
79 "Full Volume" (Remix) Neeraj Shridhar
Singham 80 "Maula Maula" Ajay−Atul Swanand Kirkire Kunal Ganjawala
81 "Maula Maula" (Remix)
U R My Jaan 82 "Bin Tere We Mahi" Sanjeev–Darshan Sameer Anjaan Master Saleem
Miley Naa Miley Hum 83 "Mahi Mahi" Sajid–Wajid Javed Akhtar Wajid
2012 Shanghai 84 "Imported Kamariya" Vishal-Shekhar Anvita Dutt Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani
2013 Ghanchakkar 85 "Lazy Lad" Amit Trivedi Amitabh Bhattacharya
Bombay Talkies 86 "Bombay Talkies" (Duet) Amit Trivedi Amitabh Bhattacharya Kailash Kher
2016 Jai Gangaajal 87 "Najar Tori Raja" Salim–Sulaiman Manoj Muntashir, Prakash Jha
2018 Padmaavat 88 "Holi" Sanjay Leela Bhansali Traditional Shail Hada
89 "Holi" (Tamil) Madhan Karky Arijit Singh
90 "Holi Aadaali" (Telugu) Chaitanya Prasad

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=104393
  2. ^ "Richa Sharma's musical birthday". Screen. 12 September 2008. Archived from the original on 21 May 2010.
  3. ^ Subhash K. Jha (5 December 2006). "Richa Sharma sings Bollywood's longest track". Bollywood Hungama.
  4. ^ "Richa Sharma: Singing for the supreme". The Hindu. 30 November 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  5. ^ "It's a bad time for singers in Bollywood: Richa Sharma". Indian Express. 1 August 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  6. ^ "FIA's Diwali Mela features Richa Sharma". Indian Post. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Nominees - Mirchi Music Award Hindi 2010". 30 January 2011. Archived from the original on 30 January 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Sony LIV". Retrieved 3 February 2017.
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