Sadhna Sargam

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Sadhana Sargam (born Sadhana Purushottam Ghanekar) is a topmost playback singer of Indian cinema with a career spanning four decades. Besides film music, she is well known for her devotional songs, Classical music, ghazals, regional film songs and pop albums. She is a recipient of the National Film Award and Filmfare Awards South. Sadhana has been felicitated by topmost honour 'Lata Mangeshkar Award' from the Government of Madhya- Pradesh. She also won 4 Maharashtra Times awards known as 'MA TA Sanman' which are equivalent to Filmfare awards given by Times of India. Earlier Filmfare awards were given for Marathi films but since 2000 awards are given by Maharashtra Times newspaper.(Otherwise Sadhana Sargam could have won 4 more Filmfare awards for her Marathi renditions) Sadhana performed at prestigious music festival Sawai Gandharva at the age of 4. She sang popular song "Sooraj Ek Chanda Ek Taare Anek" for Doordarshan at the age 6. The song composed by veteran Vasant Desai. She is the only playback singer who actively participated and sings meditation songs for spiritual foundations like Prajapita Brahmkumari Vishwavidyalaya and Satya Saibaba. Sadhana has sung in 34 Indian languages for films, television serials, devotionals and pop music albums. This is another record for melodious queen Sadhana Sargam. She is well known for her 1990s Hindi songs and South Indian songs. She holds a record for being the only North Indian to have won the National Award for a South Indian song. She is also a trained Hindustani classical singer. Beginning her career in the early 1980s, Sargam has recorded her voice in various Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Odia, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Nepali and many others.