Sadhana Sargam – The South Indian nightingale
Sadhana Sargam is an acclaimed Indian play back singer and also a recipient of prestigious film fare and national awards. Sadhana has sung in many languages including Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. Her voice has also been heard for various films, television serials and music albums. She has been singing since 90s in the bollywood industry and very recently in south Indian languages. Her name is as well credited as the only one who has sung in 24 different regional languages. She also holds the honor being the only north Indian who has received the national award for a south Indian song.
Apart from the songs in her mother tongue, Sadhana is also very famous in singing various songs in various other languages in India. It is very common to see a person who is talented in singing songs and giving hit in various languages. Her fame is also well known in many countries and many places all over the world. She also goes for the stage performance in various countries. In the musical journey of Sadhana Sargam, she met with great legends and received appreciation from various person even in India and also in various other countries.
Early Life and Childhood of Playback singer Sadhana Sargam
Sadhana Sargam is a Marathi, i.e. was born in Maharashtra. She was initially trained by her mother, Neelatai Ghanekar for Indian Classical music. After gaining initial training from her mother, she started her training under a musical pandit – Pandit Jasraj. At her keen interest over music, her mother decided her to introduce her into stage and gave a brief intro on her and her music to Anil Mohile, which later developed to be the chance for being a part of children’s choir. In the later years of her career in singing, in the year 1982, she released her first single song for the film “Vidhaata”.
Career and Livelihood of Playback singer Sadhana Sargam
Sadhana’s career shone well equally well in hindi and tamil. Her most critically acclaimed songs started from her first recording for A.R.Rahman in the movie – water. Her first debut for Rahman made her sing for 3 songs at a stretch in the same movie; “Aayo Re Sakhi”, “Piya Ho” and “Naina Neer”. Her other notable songs in hindi with the same composer including “Ahista Ahista” from Swades, “Chup Ke” and “Naina Milaike” from Saathiya, “Na Khajre Ki Dhar”, “Aashiqui” from Dil kya kya Kasoor and a dozen of songs for the same director.
She has sung more than 150 songs in Tamil film industry and almost every song has been a hit. Her most famous Tamil songs include “Snehithane” from Alaipayuthey, “Mukuntha Mukuntha” from the movie Dasavatharam, “Konjum Mainakale” for Rahman in the movie Kandukondein Kandukondein and “Swasame” for Thenali starring Kamal Haasan and Jyotika. Another noteworthy number of Sadhana is the “Om Zaarere” for Kuselan along with Daler Mehendi and K.S.Chitra. Sadhana was awarded with national award for the song “Pattu soli” for the movie Azhagi starring Parthiban, Devayani and Nanditha das as the lead roles. She was introduced into the Tamil industry by the most acclaimed melody music director – Vidyasagar for the movie Coimbatore Mappillai. Her worth mentioning songs in tamil are “En nenjil” from Baana Kaathadi, “Man Mohana” from Jodha Akbar, “Amma un Pillai” for Illayaraja for the movie Naan Mahaan. She has sung most of the songs in Tamil; the numbe being 132 in the year 2008 alone.
In the film industry of Kannada she was awarded the best female play back singer for “Marali Mareyaagi” for the movie Savari. The Marathi film industry too gained her voice. Her famous tracks in Marathi include “Onjalit Mahajaya” and “Saanjah Jhali Tari from the movie Sarivar sari. Even though the career of Sadhana started with the classical music, she also continued with the playback singing in various languages along with the popular television serials also.
Awards and Accolades of Playback singer Sadhana Sargam
Sadhana has always been a recipient of n number of awards during her career as a playback singer. She is also the only one North Indian recipient in the country to be awarded as the “Best female play back singer” for a Tamil song. Her film fare awards in the field of singing tops the list.
Her voice has always been her accolade for the melody number always turns out to be her positive turn out which makes her the outstanding playback singer in the whole of the Indian cinema industry. Apart from the normal playback singing, Sadhana Sargam also gives good stage performance in various countries all over the world. It is very common to see the playback singers getting awards and appreciation from various sources. It is indeed a great pleasure to see the music directors choosing the best voice for their songs and in the same flow the song also become a great hit and the credit is taken by the singer and the music directors. Getting the Best playback signer award is not an easy task for everyone. It is necessary that the song should be sung with proper perfection.