Ritu Pathak

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.[1] She has recorded numerous songs with many prominent composers, such as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Sajid-Wajid and Anand Raj Anand.

Ritu Pathak
Birth nameRitu Pathak
Born (1987-09-04) 4 September 1987 (age 33)[1]
Seoni, Madhya Pradesh, India
OriginSeoni, Madhya Pradesh
Genresclassical, pop, filmi
Occupation(s)Playback singer
Years active2010–present
Websitewww.ritupathak.com

Early lifeEdit

Pathak was born in a village in Gopalganj, Seoni Madhya Pradesh.[1] 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.[2] She got her first vocal lessons in Nagpur[3] and she received Hindustani classical vocal training from Sangit Mahabharti.[4]

CareerEdit

Pathak participated in singing talent show Fame X on the suggestion of Sonia Rao, who was a judge on the show.[5] 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.[6] 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.[citation needed]

Pathak has also worked with Sajid–Wajid in many songs, such as Radha Nachegi in Tevar.[3][7]

Pathak has sung playback for the actress Sonakshi Sinha on many occasions, such as in the song Gandi Baat from R. Rajkumar.[8][9]

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.[10][11]

In 2012, Pathak hosted the show ‘Retrospective Special’ which was broadcast on DD1 which features interesting trivia about movies from the golden era.[10] She has performed in live shows in numerous events in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Raipur, Udaipur and other major Indian cities.[citation needed] She has also performed in Poland, Muscat, Rangoon, Kathmandu and Malaysia and China.[1] She toured to Australia & Fiji Island with Johnny Lever, Priyanka Chopra & Abhijeet Sawant. In 2007, she did a show in Israel with Johnny Lever.[4]

Pathak was nominated in the Stardust Awards in 2012 for the category New Musical Sensation - Female for the song Jalebi Bai in the film Double Dhamaal).[12]

DiscographyEdit

BollywoodEdit

Year Song Film Co-Singer(s)
2019 Peeyu Datt Ke Marjaavaan Yo Yo Honey Singh
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[4]
Tere Dar Pe Aaya Leke Band Baja Hello Darling Richa Sharma, Rana Mazumder
2010 Papa Jaag Jaayega Housefull (2010 film) Neeraj Shridhar, Alyssa Mendonsa

Other languagesEdit

Year Song Film Language Co-Singer(s)
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

AlbumsEdit

Year Song Album
2014 Kaise Sahen Dard-E-Judaai Gam-E-Ishq Ka Maara Hu[13]
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

Non-film songsEdit

Year Song Co-Singer(s)
2016 Holi Khele Nand Lala Pankaj Kumar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "RITU PATHAK". prideyou. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Singing was my father's dream: Ritu Pathak". deccanchronicle. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Ritu Pathak on Radha Nachegi: Sonakshi's expressions and moves add to the chutzpah of the song". Times of India. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Ritu Pathak Live Show". greenleafent. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Ritu Pathak's 'gandi baat'". freepressjournal. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Shankar keeps his promise to Ritu Pathak". Radio and Music. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
  7. ^ "Meet Ritu Pathak, the voice behind Sonakshi Sinha's Radha in 'Tevar'". indianexpress. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  8. ^ "HAT TRICK WITH SONAKSHI FOR SINGER RITU PATHAK". newstadka. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  9. ^ "No Gandi Baat for singer Ritu Pathak". orissadiary. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Ritu Pathak has her plate full in 2012". Radio and Music. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  11. ^ "Melody Matters: Ritu Pathak discusses her musical influences". asianage. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Stardust Awards 2011 – 2012 Nominations". indicine. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Gam-E-Ishq Ka Maara Hu". itunes. Retrieved 7 February 2016.

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