Anuradha Paudwal Biography

Anuradha Paudwal was born on October 27 1954 is an Indian playback singer she has also sung many Bhajans. She has sung in many languages except Hindi which are Tamil, Odia, Nepali & Kannada
She made her Bollywood debut with Sanskrit version of Hindi movie named Abhimaan.

But, her singing was widely recognized first time for a Marathi film called Yashoda. After a great recognition she started singing for Bollywood and classical bhajans relentlessly for 4 decades.

Peronal Life

She was married to Mr.Arun Paudwal who was a music composer.They had two children Aditya Paudwal and Kavita Paudwal.

Arun Paudwal was Paudwal was a versatile and popular musician, who composed the music for several movies including Marathi and Hindi films.

He composed the song “Ashwini Ye Na” for the Marathi film Gammat Jammat in 1987
Some of his famous works include-
• Khoj- 1989 as Music Assistant
• Gola Barood- 1989 as Music Assistant.
• Aaja Sanam – 1994 as Music Composer.
• Encouter: The Killing – 2002 as Composer

Anuradha has 2 children- Aditya Paudwal and Kavita Paudwal respectively.

Anuradha Paudwal with husband

Kavita Paudwal

Anuradha and Kavita Paudwal

Kavita Paudwal is also a singer and she has been singing devotional songs for past many years.”Like mother like daughter’’ Kavita Paudwal has also been recording her songs in ‘T-series’ music studios.

Kavita Paudwal was also practicing singing since many years but she didn’t get a break in Bollywood yet, hence she started recording devotional songs in ‘T-Series’’ and has been singing devotional songs since years.

Aditya Paudwal

Anuradha and Aditya Paudwal

Aditya Paudwal started his career as a singer and music composer in the Indian film and music industry. He also worked in the popular Hindi movies like “Thackeray” and “Saheb Tu”.

He worked with many well-known music composers and music directors in the industry and gained name and popularity in the industry.

Unfortunately, He died on Sept 12,2020 due to Kidney failure leaving everyone in shock, he was under treatment for a longtime until he breathed last in a hospital in Mumbai , Maharashtra.

Bollywood Journey

In 1976, she got her break as a playback singer in Hindi films with Kalicharan(starring Shatrugan Sinha and Reena Roy). Her first solo was in the movie, Aap Beeti, (starring Hema Malini and Shashi Kapoor).

Laxmikant-Pyarelal were the music-composer duo for that movie. She also occasionally sang songs for composers Rajesh Roshan (Des Pardes), Jaidev (Dooriyan, Laila Majnu), Kalyanji-Anandji (Kalaakar, Vidhataa), and Usha Khanna (Souten, Sajan Bina Suhagan).

Anuradha gained recognition with her popular numbers for the movie, Hero, for composers Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Her collaboration with Laxmikant Pyarelal produced more success with songs for “Meri Jung”(O mere Kwabon ke), “Batwara”(Thaare Vaaste Re Dola-Tu maro kaun lage),”Nagina” and many more. “Ram Lakhan” saw Laxmikant Pyarelal giving three major hit songs to Anuradha.

Their association ended with “Tezaab” where she sang two good numbers for them- “Kehdo ki tum” and “Hum tumko Dilbar Kyon mane”.Following this she collaborated with movie producer, Gulshan Kumar, and began a success streak with the movies, Lal Dupatta Malmal Ka, Tezaab, Aashiqui, and Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin.

She along with Gulshan Kumar were instrumental in getting many unknown playback singers to the fore, including Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Abhijeet, Sonu Nigam.

New Music directors, including her husband Arun Paudwal, were introduced to the music world. Nadeem-Shravan, Anu Malik, Nikhil Vinay and Amar Utpal all collaborated with T-Seris (Gulshan Kumar’s music label) and started a new era of melody in Bollywood.

Anuradha also sang beautiful duets with her co-singers from the south, notably S.P.Balasubrahmanyam and K.J. Yesudas.

Devotional Music

At the peak of her movie-singing career, she ventured into recording important religious Indian scriptures and devotional music. Her aim has been to bring to the forefront, the spiritual literature of India and make it accessible to common man through simple beautiful melodies.

A milestone in her career has been the Ganga Aarti which is combination of social and religious genres, where daily morning and evening thousands throng the Har Ki Pauri to participate in the Ganga ji Aarti, singing to her tunes.

Many religious and important works from major Indian faiths sung by her are extremely popular among listeners all over the world. Anuradha had given a lot of contribution to not only Bollywood but to the common people as well by singing hundreds of Bhajans.

All the bhajans sung by her are still the first choice of any Indian who wants to listen to bhajan while worshipping God.

By her Euphonious voice she brings magic in the song, she brought the life in the song. Some of her famous Devotional music list is as follows:-

Sampoorna Shani Chalisa

Shree Badrinath Amrutvaani

Social Work

Suryoday Foundation

Suryoday Foundation is founded by group of individuals headed by Dr.Anuradha Paudwal and their Vision and Mission is to inspire community centered models for water conservation in severely water challenged districts of Maharashtra.

It also encourages participation of local communities educational institutions and their interns who are trained to volunteer.

Their vision is to make sure that there is a continuous availability of water for human consumption support rural ecosystems, discourage migration and uprooting of local communities caused by lack of basic amenities like food water education and employment.

Education Support Drive

Suryodaya Foundation has awarded scholarships to 5000 under-privileged students and distributed free books and school bag kits in various parts of Marathwada.



Mohammad Rafi Award

Mother Teresa Award

27 October 2020
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