Ritu Pathak (born 4 September 1987) is a Bollywood playback singer. Born in Gopalganj, India, she rose to fame after participating in 2nd season of Indian Idol. She was one of the finalists in another TV music talent show, Fame X. She has recorded numerous songs with many prominent composers, such as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Sajid-Wajid and Anand Raj Anand.
|Birth name||Ritu Pathak|
|Born||4 September 1987|
Seoni, Madhya Pradesh, India
|Origin||Seoni, Madhya Pradesh|
|Genres||classical, pop, filmi|
Pathak was born in a village in Gopalganj, Seoni Madhya Pradesh. Her father was a singer who performed at local orchestras and small gatherings. She was encouraged by him to pursue a career in music and he used to take her to participate in reality singing shows. She got her first vocal lessons in Nagpur and she received Hindustani classical vocal training from Sangit Mahabharti.
Pathak participated in singing talent show Fame X on the suggestion of Sonia Rao, who was a judge on the show. She gained recognition from her performance in the show; and afterwards met Anand Raj Anand and began singing scratches for presentations.
In 2010, Pathak met Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy who selected her to sing the Papa Jag Jaayega, for the film Housefull. After that, she worked with composer Pritam Chakraborty to sing the song Razia Gundo Mein Phans Gayi from film Thank You and other songs from Hello Darling and Action Replayy. She went on to work with Anand Raj Anand to sing Jalebi Bai for the filmDouble Dhamaal, which is one of her most popular songs to date.
Pathak has also sung Lip to Lip (from Katti Batti), DJ Bajega To Pappu Nachega (from Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon) Cinema Dekhe Mamma (from Singh Is Bliing). Having worked with so many composers, she wishes to sing for the maestro A. R. Rahman one day.
In 2012, Pathak hosted the show ‘Retrospective Special’ which was broadcast on DD1 which features interesting trivia about movies from the golden era. She has performed in live shows in numerous events in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Raipur, Udaipur and other major Indian cities. She has also performed in Poland, Muscat, Rangoon, Kathmandu and Malaysia and China. She toured to Australia & Fiji Island with Johnny Lever, Priyanka Chopra & Abhijeet Sawant. In 2007, she did a show in Israel with Johnny Lever.
|2017||Rocket Saiyaan||Shubh Mangal Saavdhan||Vayu|
|2016||Hor Nach||Mastizaade||Meet Bros Anjjan|
|2015||Dimaagh Ka Dahi||Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi||Kunal Ganjawala|
|2015||Cinema Dekhe Mamma||Singh Is Bliing||Shaan, Wajid Ali|
|2015||DJ Bajega To Pappu Nachega||Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon||Wajid, Shalmali Kholgade|
|2015||Lip To Lip||Katti Batti||Nikhil D'Souza|
|2015||Hello Hi Aay Haay||Sabki Bajegi Band||Chin2 Bhosle, Sanjeev Rathod, Sowmya Raoh|
|2015||Mein Band Botal Sharab||Anjaan Parindey|
|2015||Radha Nachegi||Tevar||Shabab Sabri, Danish Sabri|
|2015||De Di Permission||Mumbai Can Dance Saala||Vinod Rathod|
|2014||Dil Mange Love More||Bhai Ka Maal Hai|
|2014||Madam Ji||Chal Bhaag||Geet Sagar,Sadhu Sushil Tiwari|
|Daba Kar Dum Doggy Bhage Re||Chal Bhaag||Sadhu Sushil Tiwari|
|2014||Palang Tod Naina||Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty||Mika Singh|
|2013||Gandi Baat (Film Version)||R. Rajkumar||Nakash Aziz|
|2013||Tu Bhi Mood Mein||Grand Masti||Sajid-Wajid|
|2013||Bhang Ke Nashe||Four Two Ka One||Kailash Kher|
|2013||O Jaane Jaana Meri||Chehra (2013 film)||Vardhan|
|2013||Crazy||Sajjan:The Real Friend|
|2013||Allah Duhai Hai||Race 2||Atif Aslam, Pritam, Vishal Dadlani, Anushka Manchanda|
|2013||Blunder||Mumbai Mirror (film)|
|2012||Bill Gates Ki Poti||Le Gaya Saddam|
|2012||Dhishkiyaon||Kismat Love Paisa Dilli||Sonu Nigam|
|2012||Aaja Meri Jaan||Maximum (film)||Tochi Raina|
|2012||Chhamiyya Chhamiya||Overtime||Dhaa Joshi|
|2012||Madam Main Damma Lai||Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai||Apeksha Dandekar|
|2012||Mumbai Shahar Yeh Hai Mumbai||Dhama Chaukdi|
|2012||Kachka Chilam||Vidhata-Tere Khel Hain Nirale|
|Kaga||Vidhata-Tere Khel Hain Nirale|
|2012||Bad Boys||Department (film)||Earl|
|2012||Jhoom Jhoom Ta Ja||Players (film)|
|2011||Ishq Da Mausam||Ye Stupid Pyar||Master Saleem|
|2011||Jalebi Bai||Double Dhamaal||Anand Raj Anand|
|2011||Kismat||Bin Bulaye Baraati|
|2011||Ishaq Tilasmi Jaadu||The Lion of Punjab (film)||Diljit Dosanjh|
|Wow Wow||The Lion of Punjab (film)||Diljit Dosanjh|
|Karreena Saif Tattoo||The Lion of Punjab (film)||Anand Raj Anand|
|2011||Razia Gundo Mein Phans Gayi||Thank You (2011 film)||Master Saleem|
|2011||You Are The Reason||United Six||Neeraj Shridhar|
|2010||Chhan Ke Mohalla||Action Replayy||Sunidhi Chauhan|
|2010||Working Girls||Hello Darling||Shweta Pandit, Priyadarshini|
|Tere Dar Pe Aaya Leke Band Baja||Hello Darling||Richa Sharma, Rana Mazumder|
|2010||Papa Jaag Jaayega||Housefull (2010 film)||Neeraj Shridhar, Alyssa Mendonsa|
|2011||Kalke Tumi Amar||Murder||Bengali||Shaan|
|2013||God God Golyat||Majha Zali Sazaa||Marathi|
|2012||Tattoo||Sadi Gali Aaya Karo||Punjabi|
|2013||Hay Oolala||Adda||Telugu||Santhosh, Ramki|
|2019||Main Botal Ki Ran||Jaanbaaz||Bengali|
|2014||Kaise Sahen Dard-E-Judaai||Gam-E-Ishq Ka Maara Hu|
|Pal Pal Satati Hai||Gam-E-Ishq Ka Maara Hu|
|Jhoote Tere Wade||Gam-E-Ishq Ka Maara Hu|
|2010||Someone Somewhere-2||Someone Somewhere|
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