Anuradha Paudwal - Gayatri Mantra, Marathi Hit, Bhajan
Anuradha Paudwal has been one of the main playback singers since Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle. She was the first singer to challenge the monopoly of the Mangeshkar sisters, with a spate of successes in the Hindi Playback industry, achieving the number one position
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Anuradha was married to Arun Paudwal, who worked with music director S. D. Burman as his assistant. Her career started in 1973 with the movie, Abhimaan, (starring Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan) She sang a melodious "shloka" in that movie. (Entry of Jaya Bachchan in that movie). In the same year she made her Marathi film debut with "Yashoda" (music by Datta Davjekar).
In 1974, she brought out a record of Non-film Marathi songs or "bhav geeten" which became very popular. In 1976, she got her break as a playback singer in the movie, Kalicharan, (which starred Shatrugan Sinha and Reena Roy).
Her first solo was in the movie, Aap Beeti, (cast - Hema Malini and Shashi Kapoor). Laxmikant-Pyarelal was the music-composing duo for that movie.
She also occasionally sang songs which were composed by
- Rajesh Roshan (Des Pardes),
- Jaidev (Dooriyan, Laila Majnu),
- Kalyanji-Anandji (Kalaakar, Vidhataa), and
- Usha Khanna (Souten, Sajan Bina Suhagan).
Anuradha sang in a number of Marathi movies: some memorable numbers such as "Disate Majalaa" (in the movie, Ashtavinayak), "Raja Lalakaari", and "Kaalyaa Maatita Maatitaa". most of these movies had music by the duo of Anil-Arun. Arun being her husband, who collaborated with Anil Mohile to form a pair. Inspite of never receiving formal training in classical music, Anuradha's voice adapted to classical songs with much more ease and ability then even her classically trained
At her peak, Anuradha announced that henceforth she would sing exclusively for the music company, "T-series", and concentrated on devotional songs and "cover-version" albums. T-Series used her attractive and pleasing looks to good effe in numerous Bhajan and promotional videos.
She was considered as the first playback singer whose face featured on music covers more than film's actors.
Anuradha Paudwal - Filmfare Awards
Anuradha Paudwal has received a National Award and has won the Filmfare award for Best Female Playback singer for three consecutive years from 1990-1992.
- 1985: Best Female Playback for Mere Mann Bajaa Mridang in the movie, Utsav.
- 1990: Best Female Playback for Nazar Ke Saamne in the movie, Aashiqui.
- 1991: Best Female Playback for Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin in the movie, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin.
- 1992: Best Female Playback for Dhak dhak in the movie, Beta.
- National Film Awards
- 1990: National Award for Kalat Nakalat for a Marathi film.