Mandal painting Kolkata Monsoon, Acrylic on Canvas
Mandal won more than 40 Awards Internationally and all over in India. His notable excellent achievements are
2017: Award from Northwest Watercolor Society, Washington, USA.
2013: First place Award from Watercolor Art Society-Houston, USA.
2012 : The Winsor & Newton Excellence Award – Northwest Watercolor Society, United States
2011 : Award – The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, United States
2010 : Best of show Award – Western Federation of Watercolor Society, Utah, United States
2006 : Award - The Art Society of India. Mumbai
2006 : Award - Lokmanya Tilak Art Exhibition, Pune
2005 : Best Award - R.A.D Exhibition, Arannya 2010, Kolkata
2005 : Best Water Color Painting Award - Calcutta Information Centre, Government of West Bengal, Kolkata
2005 : Award – South Central Zone Cultural Center, ministry of culture. Govt. of India. Cultural Zones of India Nagpur
2005 : Award - Indian Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata
2005 : Birla Academy Award - Birla Academy Art & Culture. Kolkata
Artworks over the years
2014 : TellusArt & Abu Dhabi Art Hub Presented an International art residency, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2006: Selected Top 100 Artist – The Art Renewal Center's International Competition, New York, United States
2007: Selected for Traveling Show – Texas Watercolor Society, Texas, United States
2008: Harmony Art show, ' in Reliance Industries all – India art exhibition'. Mumbai
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amar Nath Sehgal
Born 5 February 1922
Died 28 December 2007 (aged 85)
New Delhi, India
Occupation sculptor, painter, art educator
Milind Shinde Music directors. Popular and successful composers in many genres, including Bhim Geet. (Not to be confused with Filmistan’s Anand-Milind, who are the sons of Chitragupt Srivastav.)
2001 Kasam (assistant art director)
1995 Sarhad: The Border of Crime (assistant art director)
1991 Aakhri Cheekh (assistant art director)
1991 Dushman Devta (assistant art director - as Anant Shinde)
1991 Vishnu-Devaa (assistant art director)
1990 Shaitani Ilaaka (assistant art director)
1989 Khoj (assistant art director
Anu Anand Biography
Name Anu Anand
Profession Playback Singer, Actor
Date of Birth 31 March 2000, Mannargudi, Thiruvarur
Family Father: Anand
Siblings: Two Elders
Marital Status Unmarried
Educational Qualification Graduate
School Leo Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai.
College Yet to be updated
Hometown Chennai, India
Social Media Profiles
The Dinakaran award
Vanitha award for 'Kallai Kadavathu' in 'Perumazhakkalam'
Mathrubhoomi Award for 'Kallai Kadavathu' in 'Perumazhakkalam'
Raju Pilakkad Film Award
Lifetime Achievement Award from Zee Tamil saregamapa little champs she got the award from her mother
South Indian Bank women's achiever's award 2017
Mirchi Music Awards 2018: Lifetime achievement
Kamukara Purushothaman Kamukara Award 2019: Lifetime achievement (Award from P. Susheela)
Doore Kizhakuthikum Chithram Kannur Rajan M.G. Sreekumar
Kadumee Nadumellam Mohanlal
Pallitherundo Mazhavil Kavadi Johnson G. Venugopal
Anthiponvettam Vandhanam Ouseppachan M. G. Sreekumar
Kunu Kune Yodha A. R. Rahman K.J. Yesudas
Enthe Manassiloru Thenmavin Kombathu Berny-Ignatius M.G. Sreekumar
Oru vallam Minnaram S. P. Venkatesh
Thumbi penne Dhruvam
Neelakuyile cholluu Adwaytham M.G. Radhakrishnan
Oru murai (Reprise) Manichithrathazhu
Akkuthikku G. Venugopal
Pranayamani thooval Azhakiya Ravanan Vidyasagar
Ethrayo janmamayi Summer in Bethlehem Srinivas
Minnal kaivala Harikrishnans Ouseppachan
Ennum ninne Aniyathipravu K.J. Yesudas
Kaakkakarumban Ee Puzhayum Kadannu Johnson
Vaidoorya K. S. Chithra, M. G. Sreekumar
Manju peyyanu Chandranudikkunna Dikhil Vidyasagar
Ambadi payyukal K.J. Yesudas
Shaarike ninne Rakkilippattu K. S. Chithra
Ente ellam ellam Meesa Madhavan K. J. Yesudas
Marannitum enthino Randam Bhavam Jayachandran
Onnamkili ponnamkili Kilichundan Mampazham M.G. Sreekumar
Kasavinte thattamittu Vineeth Sreenivasan
Onnanam kunninmele M.G. Sreekumar
Ninakente manassile Gramophone K.J. Yesudas
Aaroral pularmazhayil Pattalam Jayachandran
Thotturummi irikkan Rasikan Biju Narayanan
Prayam nammil Jayachandran
Kudamulla kadavil Vellithira Alphons Joseph
Ente Khalbile Classmates Alex Paul
Kallayi kadavathu Perumazhakkalam M Jayachandran Jayachandran
Kandu kandu Mampazhakkalam
Manikkuyile Valkannadi K.J. Yesudas
Oru poomathram Swapnakkoodu Mohan Sithara Srinivas
Kuyil paattil Aparichithan Suresh Peters
Tharaka malarukal Arabikatha Bijibal Vineeth Sreenivasan
Oru kinnaraganam The Speed Track Deepak Dev Udit Narayan
Aararum kaanathe Chandrolsavam Vidyasagar Jayachandran
Manikkinavin Pokkiri Raja Jassie Gift K.J. Yesudas
Koottimuttiya Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum Vidyasagar Najim Arshad
Neelakasham Jomonte Suvisheshangal
Neelaambale The Priest Rahul Raj BK Harinarayanan
YearSong TitleFilmMusic Director
1977 "Kaadhal Oviyam Kandaen" Kavikuyil Ilayaraja
1977 "Kaalai Paniyil" Gayathri Ilayaraja
1980 "Nee Illatha podhu" Ilamai kolam Ilayaraja
1980 "Oru Iniya manadhu" Johnny Ilayaraja
1992 "Pudhu Vellai Mazhai" Roja A. R. Rahman
1993 "Netru Illatha Matram" Pudhiya Mugam A. R. Rahman
"Enveetu Thottathil" Gentleman A. R. Rahman
"Aathangara Marame" Kizhakku Cheemayile A. R. Rahman
1994 "Kathirikka Kathirikka" Duet A. R. Rahman
"Kaatru Kuthirayile" Kadhalan A. R. Rahman
"Meenaponnu" Nattamai Sirpy
"Kizhakku Sevakkayile" Seevalaperi Pandi Adithyan
"Nee Kattum Selai" Pudhiya Mannargal A. R. Rahman
"Innal Oru Ponnal" Manitha Manitha A. R. Rahman
"Porale Ponnuthayi" Karuththamma A. R. Rahman
"Pachaikili Padum Pattu"
1995 "Malarodu Malaringu" Bombay A. R. Rahman
"Idhu Annai Bhoomi"
"Thamarai Poovukum" Pasumpon Vidyasagar
"Ini Achham Illai" Indira A. R. Rahman
"Anandham Anandham Anandham" Murai Maman Vidyasagar
"Thilana Thilana" Muthu A. R. Rahman
1996 "Chittu Chittu Kuruvi" Ullathai Allitha Sirpy
"Naalai Ulagam" Love Birds A. R. Rahman
"Sollamalae" Poove Unakkaga S. A. Rajkumar
"Rukku Rukku" Avvai Shanmughi Deva
"Mellisaye" Mr. Romeo A. R. Rahman
1997 "Poo Pookkum Osai" Minsara Kanavu A. R. Rahman
"Oru Pattampoochi" Kadhalukku Mariyadhai Ilayaraja
"Chandiranai Thottadhu Yaar" Ratchagan A. R. Rahman
"Chalakku Chalakku" Suryavamsam S. A. Rajkumar
"Rosappu Chinna Rosappu"
"Thirunaalu ther azagha"
1998 "Athisayam" Jeans A. R. Rahman
"Saravana Bhava" Kadhala Kadhala Karthik Raja
"Garuda Garuda" Natpukkaga Deva
"Yedho Oru Paatu" Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen S. A. Rajkumar
"Malligai Poove Malligai Poove"
"En Uyire" Uyire A R Rahman
"Kumbakonam Sandhayil Paartha" Simmarasi S. A. Rajkumar
"Pacha Manna Thottu"
1999 "Oru Poyyavadhu" Jodi A. R. Rahman
"Thulli Thulli kudikkudhu" "Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga" Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Neethaana Neethaana" Unnai Thedi Deva
"Kadhal Neethanaa" Time Ilayaraja
"Un Per Solla Asaidhaan" Minsara Kanna Deva
"Athikalayil Sevalai" Nee Varuvai Ena S. A. Rajkumar
"Iravaa Pagalaa" Poovellam Kettuppar Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Mudhal Murai" Sangamam A. R. Rahman
"Sotta Sotta Tajmahal" Tajmahal A. R. Rahman
"Engal Veetil Ellam Naalum" Vaanathaipola S. A. Rajkumar
"Anandham Anandham" Kannupada Poguthaiya S. A. Rajkumar
"Saranam Bhava" Sethu Ilayaraja
2000 "Purave" Eazhaiyin Sirippil Deva
"Pennkiliye" Sandhitha Velai Deva
"Devadhai Vamsam" Snegithiye Vidyasagar
"Nilave Vaan Nilave" Maayi S. A. Rajkumar
"Aruppu Kottai" Vallarasu Deva
"Aalangatti Mazhai" Thenali A. R. Rahman
2001 "Un Azhagukku" Aalavandhan Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
"Vaadi Vaadi Natukkatai" Alli Thanda Vaanam Vidyasagar
"Un Samayal Araiyil" Dhill Vidyasagar
"Desingu Raja" Dumm Dumm Dumm Karthik Raja
"Pineapple Kannadhodu" Samudhiram Sabesh-Murali
"Aagayam Pookkal" Vinnukum Mannukum Sirpy
"Unakenna Unakenna Solo"
"Unakenna Unakenna Duet"
"Manjal Poosum" Friends Ilayaraja
"Paadava Paadava" Little John Pravin Mani
"Azhagaana Sooriyan" Manadhai Thirudivittai Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Adhisaya Thirumanam" Paarthale Paravasam A. R. Rahman
"Chella Nam Veetukku" Poovellam Un Vasam Vidyasagar
"Mazhaye O Mazhaye" Punnagai Desam S. A. Rajkumar
"Amul Baby" Vaanchinathan Karthik Raja
"Kavidhaigal Sollavaa" Ullam Kollai Poguthae Karthik Raja
"Gokulathu Radhai" Aanandham S. A. Rajkumar
"Rasika Rasika" Star A. R. Rahman
"May Matham Katru" Shahjahan Mani Sharma
"Desing Rajathaan" Thavasi Vidyasagar
2002 "Maaya Maaya" Baba A. R. Rahman
"Theendi Theendi" Bala Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Vikkuthe" Thamizh Bharadwaj
"Thiru Thiruda" Five Star Parasuram
"Golmol" Thenkasi Pattanam Suresh Peters
"Azhagana Ilamaan Ondru"
"Ini Naanum Naanillai" Hey! Nee Romba Azhaga Irukke Srinivas
"Sundari" Kannathil Muthamittal A. R. Rahman
"Sakala Kalavallavane" Pammal K Sambantham Deva
"Kadhal Pisase" Run Vidyasagar
"Sil Sil Silala" Unnai Ninaithu Sirpy
"Happy New Year"
"Thappu Thandaa" Villain Vidyasagar
"Adi One Inch Two Inch" Youth Mani Sharma
2003 "Aasai Aasai" Dhool Vidyasagar
"Pookalin Kathinile" Kadhaludan S. A. Rajkumar
"Nenjodu" Kadhal Kondein Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Dholna" Parasuram A. R. Rahman
"Maankuttiye" Priyamana Thozhi S. A. Rajkumar
"Thithikkuthe" Thittikudhey Vidyasagar
"Azhakooril Poothavale" Thirumalai Vidyasagar
2004 "Nenjam Ellaam" Ayutha Ezhuthu A. R. Rahman
"Kokkara Kokkarako" Ghilli Vidyasagar
"Sakkara Inikkira Sakkara" New A. R. Rahman
2005 "Annanoda Paatu" Chandramukhi Vidyasagar
"Rangola Hola" Ghajini Harris Jayaraj
"Mazhaye Mazhaye" June R Sharreth
2006 "Ennai Konjam Konjam" Aathi Vidyasagar
"Atrai Thingal" Sivappathigaram Vidyasagar
2007 "Ae Manpuru Mangaye" Guru A. R. Rahman
"Katrin Mozhiye" Mozhi Vidyasagar
2008 "Chellam Chellam" Kuselan G. V. Prakash Kumar
"Ennamo Seithai" Kadhalna Summa Illai Vidyasagar
2009 "Kadhal" Ilamai Itho Itho Vidyasagar
2010 "Maanja Maanja" Maanja Velu Mani Sharma
"Unnai Ninaithadume" Aadu Puli Sundar C Babu
"Vizhi Oru Paadhi" Chikku Bukku Colonial Cousins
"Thambikkottai Kanga" Thambikottai D. Imman
2011 "Manmatha kadhal" Suriya Nagaram Ron Ethan Yohann (credited as Fen Vialle)
2016 "Mazhai Nindrum" Irandu Manam Vendum Mohammed Ali
YearFilmSong TitleMusic Director
1992Roja Paruvam Vaanaga A. R. Rahman
Naa Cheli Rojave
1993Padmavyuham "Ninna Ee Kalavaritha" A. R. Rahman
"Ithiye Bratuku Andhuna"
Donga Donga "Thee Thee Teeyani" A. R. Rahman
1994Premikudu "Gaali Taragalapai" A. R. Rahman
Vanitha "Poodota Poochindanta"(Duet Version) A. R. Rahman
1995Muthu "Thillana Thillana" A. R. Rahman
1997Veedevadandi Babu "Chamak Chamak" Sirpy
"Chitti Chitti Guvva"
"Rama Hai Rama"
1998Auto Driver "Chandamama" Deva
"Abbayi Abbayi Naaku"
2001Simharasi "Pedalante Pranaliche" S. A. Rajkumar
2002Siva Rama Raju "Swagatham Swagatham" S. A. Rajkumar
"Andhala Chinni Devatha"
2003Donga Ramudu And Party "Siri Siri Mallena" Chakri
"Preme Pachani Vennela"
2004Cheppave Chirugali "Nannu Laalinchu Singeetham"(Female Version) S. A. Rajkumar
"Nannu Laalinchu Singeetham"(Duet Version)
"Happy New Year Vachesindi"
2005Aparichithudu "KodaKaki Kondedana" Harris Jayaraj
Ghajini "Rangola Hola" Harris Jayaraj
Sankranti "Chilaka Chandana" S. A. Rajkumar
2006Devadas "Adigi Adagaleka" Chakri
2007Lakshyam "Sukku Sukku" Mani Sharma
"Sukku Sukku"(Remix Version)
Gurukanth "Ee Hayilo" A. R. Rahman
Munna "Koncham Koncham" Harris Jayaraj
Chandamama "Mukkupai Muddupettu" K. M. Radha Krishnan
2008Gorintaku "Raajugari Thotalona" S. A. Rajkumar
Sundarakanda "Akku Vakka" Vidhyasagar
Baladur "Rangu Rangu Vaana" K. M. Radha Krishnan
Gamyam "Samayama" ES Murthy
Visakha Express "Kasukku Sokula" Vijay Kurakala
Kathanayakudu "Challe Challe" G. V. Prakash Kumar
2009Kasko "Krishna Veni" Premgi Amaren
2004 Hulchul "Rafta Rafta Haule Haule"
2001 Abhay "Koyal Se Mili"
2000 Pukar "Hai Jaana"
1999 Taal "Ishq Bina Kya"
1998 Kabhi Na Kabhi "Tum Ho Meri Nigahon"
1998 1947 Earth "Ishwar Allah"
1997 Vishwavidhaata "Kal Nahin Tha"
1996 Love Birds "Ho Kal Jab"
1993 Chor Chor "Dil Hai Sanam"
Malayalam album songs
"Ilamyel Kondu Njaan" – Ithal (2016)
"Maayumee thaazvarayooram" – Album (2015)
"Vaadyaghosham" – Kerala Piravi Day (2014)
"Kanna Neeyengupoi" – Nandagopalam (2013)
"Kayalthirakalil Kanneeralakalil" – Kulirmazhayai (2011)
"Athramel Athramel" – Danaha (2011)
"Ravereyayittum" – Pranayamarmaram (2009)
"Ee Manjil" – Spandanam (2010)
"Ennennum" – (2010)
"Manju Peyyume" – Purple (2009)
She was one of the judges in Airtel Super Singer series with P. Unnikrishnan and Srinivas and in Munch star singer series in Asianet. Now, she is a judge of Indian Voice along with Srinivas and Sarath in Mazhavil Manorama. She started judging Surya singer after the series got over she is now judging in Amrita super star.As Judge
2008 Airtel Super Singer 2 STAR Vijay Tamil
2008–2009 Munch Star singer junior Asianet Malayalam
2010–2011 Airtel Super Singer 3 STAR Vijay Tamil
2010–2012 Munch Star singer junior 2 Asianet Malayalam
2013 Indian Voice Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
2013–2014 Airtel Super Singer 4 STAR Vijay Tamil
2013–2014 Indian Voice season 2 Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
2014 Surya Singer Surya TV Malayalam
2016 Super star junior 5 Amrita TV Malayalam
2016 Photocopy 1 Lag Bag Sakharpudachi A.V. Prafullchandra
2017Ti Saddhya Kay Karte 1 Jara Jara Tipur ChandaneNilesh MoharirAshwini Shende Hrishikesh Ranade
2 Jara Jara Tipur Chandane (Reprise)
3 Hrudayat Vaje Something (Female) Avinash-Vishwajeet Vishwajeet Joshi
4 Kitida Navyane Mandar Apte Devyani Karve-Kothari Mandar Apte
Autumgir 1 O Sajna P. Shankaram
2019 Ready Mix 1 Avinash-Vishwajeet
Wedding Cha Shinema 1 Majhya Mamachya Lagnala Saleel Kulkarni Sandeep Khare Shubhankar Kulkarni, Prasanjeet Kosambi
66 Sadashiv 1
2020 Bayko Deta Ka Bayko 1 Gavat Hyo Navin Aalay Dhanashree Ganatra Dhanashree Ganatra
2021 Chandramukhi 1 Unnamed Ajay-Atul
Suvasini – a Marathi daily soap telecast on Star Pravah channel from 14 November 2011.
Dil Dosti Duniyadari – a Marathi sitcom telecast on Zee Marathi channel from 9 March 2015.
Tula Pahate Re – a Marathi daily soap telecast on Zee Marathi channel from 13 August 2018.
Jeevlaga – a Marathi daily soap telecast on Star Pravah in 2019.
Aai Kuthe Kay Karte! – a Marathi daily soap telecast on Star Pravah channel from 23 December 2019.
Aggabai Sasubai – a Marathi daily soap telecast on Zee Marathi channel from 22 July 2019. Aarya sang the theme song Rang Punha Ala.
Majha Hoshil Na – a Marathi daily soap telecast on Zee Marathi channel from 2 March 2020.
YearFilmRoleRef(s)Upcoming Rangila Re
2017 Ti Saddhya Kay Karte Tanvi (in college)
A few events where Aarya has performed –
Vasantotsav 2008 – Musical concert arranged in Pune every year by Rahul Deshpande in memory of his legendary grandfather Vasantrao Deshpande
Shrimant Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Music Festival 2009, 2010.
Little Champs live shows in many cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nashik Sangli, Aurangabad, Goa, Ratnagiri, Thane, Nagpur, Wardha, Bhopal etc. and at international venues like Dubai, Abu Dhabi. These are runaway popular shows where Aarya performs with four other Little Champs Mugdha Vaishampayan, Prathamesh Laghate, Rohit Raut and Kartiki Gaikwad in perfect sync. This group is known as 'Panch-Ratna'.
Live performance in the devotional programme arranged in the presence of Sathya Sai Baba in Sai Ashram at village Hadshi, near Pune in October 2009
Live performance in the special programme arranged on the occasion of birthday of Sathya Sai Baba in Sai Ashram at Puttaparthi. November 2009
Live performance in Swar Asha program arranged to felicitate Asha Bhosale in Pune in March 2010. Aarya sang duets with Sudesh Bhonsle in this program. The program was aired on Mi Marathi Channel.
Live performance at a function organised by Deccan Education Society to mark its 125th year of existence. Aarya performed in front of The Honourable President of India, Her Excellency Pratibha Patil.
Live performance along with Lata Mangeshkar in special function organised by Shiv Sena on occasion of the Golden Jubilee Year of Maharashtra State on Maharashtra Day.
Antarnaad – a program consisting of compositions by Shrinivas Khale. The program was aired on Mi Marathi Channel on 29 August 2010.
As a celebrity guest in Ashtavinayak Darshan along with Prathamesh Laghate. Ashtavinayak Darshan program consists visits to the eight holy temples of Lord Ganesha (Ashtavinayaka) situated around Pune district. This program was telecast on Star Majha news channel during the Ganpati Festival 2010 from 11-18 September 2010.
Live performance in Nashik Festival 2011
Bheeti Laagi Jeeva 2010, 2011 – a special show on yearly pilgrimage from Alandi to Pandharpur telecast on IBN Lokmat.
Maharashtra Mandal Dubai (MPFS) 2017 – As a part of Waarsa Suraancha
Awards and recognition
2008 – Youngest to be awarded the "Manik Varma Scholarship" towards her future music studies
2009 – Runner-up of the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Marathi L'il Champs reality-based music competition organised by Zee Marathi
2009 – Maharashtra Shasan Puraskar
2010 – Haribhau Sane Award
2010 – Punyaratna – YuvaGaurav Award
2011 – Big Marathi Rising Star Award (Music)
2012 – Young Achievers Award – awarded by Whistling Woods International
2012 – Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande Puraskar
2014 – Aarya Puraskar
2015 – Dr. Usha Atre Award by Swaranand Pratisthan
2016 – Vidya Pradnya Puraskar by Ga.Di.Ma. Pratisthan
2017 – Godrej Fresh Face of the Year – Sahyadri Navaratna Awards
2018 – Best Female Singer and Best Acting Debut – Female for Ti Saddhya Kay Karte - Maharashtracha Favourite Kon by Zee Talkies
2018 – Most Natural Performance of the Year for Ti Sadhya Kay Karate – Zee Chitra Gaurav
2018 – Best Female Singer and Best Acting Debut – Female for Ti Sadhya Kay Karate – City Cine Awards Marathi by Radio City
2019 – Sur Jytosna National Music Award
Aarya is a daughter of Samir Ambekar and Shruti Deshpande Ambekar.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dongre in 2015
Born 3 October 1963
Bandra, West Mumbai
Education Fashion Design SNDT Women's University in Mumbai 1998
Occupation Fashion Designer
Children Yash Dongre
Anita Dongre (born 3 October 1963) is an Indian fashion designer. They are the founder of House of Anita Dongre, an Indian fashion house.
Dongre was born in Mumbai, in the state of Maharashtra. Her mother Pushpa Sawlani used to stitch clothes for Anita and her 5 siblings when they were kids Later in life, Anita studied fashion design at SNDT college located in Mumbai. She pursued a Degree course in Fashion designing.
Dongre launched her jewellery brand Anita Dongre Pink City, which also features under House of Anita Dongre.
In the year 2015, AND Designs India Limited re-branded itself as House of Anita Dongre.
House of Anita Dongre currently shelters AND (western wear), Global Desi (boho-chic brand inspired by the folk tales of India), and her signature label ANITA DONGRE. She has recently introduced Anita Dongre Grassroot to her fashion house. She is also the founder of Pink City, a jadau fine jewellery brand.
Dongre's brother and sister handle the operations of the business, while she focuses on the design front. She features as the Chief Creative Officer of the company.
Anita Dongre is married to Pravin Dongre, a businessman and has a son named Yash Dongre, who is also a part of Dongre's business.
Dongre is a vegan activist and a member of the organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Awards and recognitions
In 2008, she received the GR8 Flo Women Achievers Award for ‘Excellence in Fashion Design’.
In 2013, The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Ladies Organization, Bombay Chapter, presented an award to Dongre for ‘Excellence in Fashion Design’.
In 2014, she received the EY Entrepreneur of the year award.
She received the Pantene Shine Award for helping women shine.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born 29 March 1985
Genres Playback Singer
Years active 2007–present
Anusha Mani (born 29 March 1985) is an Indian female playback singer who works actively in the Bollywood film industry.
Anusha hails from a musically-inclined family, and learnt Carnatic music from Smt Meera Nathan. Having sung in Gujarati plays, she met Amit Trivedi with whom she made a music album, which was never released.
Johnny Gaddaar (2007)
Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (2008)
Hum Tum Aur Ghost (2010)
Tere Bin Laden (2010)
Don 2: The King is Back (2011)
Chennai Express (2013)
A. M. Rajah
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A. M. Rajah
Rajah and his wife Jikki
Born 1 July 1929
Chittoor, Madras Presidency, British Raj (now in) Andhra pradesh
Died 8 April 1989 (aged 59)
Valliur, Tamil Nadu, India
Genres Film music
Occupation(s) Playback singer, Music Director
Instruments Vocalist, Pianist
Years active 1950s, early 1960s, early 1970s
Aemala Manmadharaju Rajah, popularly known as A. M. Rajah, was an Indian playback singer and music director. His songs were featured in numerous Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada in the 1950s, early 1960s and early 1970s. He also sang in a few Hindi and Sinhalese films during this period. He also composed music for several films.
As music composer
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Birth name Aishwarya Ranjan
Born 4 July 1989
Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India
Years active 2005–present
Aishwarya Nigam (born 4 July 1989) is an Indian singer. He is best known as a playback singer in Hindi films, particularly for films like Dabangg. He has received several awards for the song "Munni Badnaam Hui" from Dabangg
Early and family life
He was born in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. His mother Arti Ranjan works as lecturer in Mukherjee Seminary, Muzaffarpur while his father Mukesh Ranjan is a manager in Punjab National Bank. He has done his schooling from Sun Shine Prep High School, Muzaffarpur.
Nigam has lived his childhood in New Colony Sherpur, Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
2012 Ferrari Ki Sawaari "Maara Re Sixer Maara Re Four" Sonu Nigam
2012 Rakhtbeej "Adha Gila"
2010 Dabangg "Munni Badnaam Hui" Mamta Sharma
2009 Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye "Zindgi me Nayi Baat Hone Ko"
2006 Corporate "O Sikander"
YearAlbumSong(s)Co-singer(s)Notes2015 Box Cricket League Title Track Gujarati Song
2014 Rashid Ali Official "Assorted Medley" Rashid Ali YouTube Release
2014 Red Ribbon "Yeh Mujhe Kya Hua" Lalitya Munshaw
2014 Hu Tu Tu "Hu Tu Tu Tu" Vishal Mishra Marathi Song
2014 Doctor's Enthem "Har lamha har ghadi" Aditi Paul, Bhavya Pandit and Amitabh Narayan
2012 Bihar Pradesh Geet "Hum Bihar Hai" Sonali
2012 Bihar Pradesh Geet "Chalo Bihar" Sonali
2009 Kitani Mohabbat Hai "Kitani Mohabbat Hai" Title Song
Following are the list of Realty Shows that Aishwarya Nigam has done.
YearShowChannelAwardsRef.2009 IPL Rockstar Zee TV Top 3 Finalist
2008 Ek Se Badhkar Ek Zee TV Awarded ‘Best Singer of the series'
2007 Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star Champion's Team
2006 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Winner
2005 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
2010 Mirchi Music Awards male Vocalist of The Year Dabangg "Munni Badnaam" Won
Real Name Anmol Gagan Maan
Born 26 February 1990
Birthplace Khilan Pind, Mansa, Punjab
Height 5′ 5” or 165cm
College Chandigarh’s M.C.M. D.A.V. College
Qualification Graduation in Psychology & Music
Father Name Unknown
Mother Name Unknown
Year Active 2015 – Present
Social Media Instagram
AnmolGagan Maan With Mother & Father
Anmol Gagan Maan with her Sister-in-law
Anmol Gagan Maan Sister
AnmolGagan Maan with Babbu Maan
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sivamani performing at Kochi in 2009
Birth name Anandan Sivamani
Born 1 December 1959
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Years active 1971 – present
Anandan Sivamani (born 1 December 1959) is an Indian percussionist. He plays many instruments including drums, octoban, darbuka, udukai, ghatam and kanjira. He performed drumming during the IPL Championships in 2008 and 2010. He is affiliated with the Chennai Super Kings team, but gained recognition through his role as A. R. Rahman's lead percussionist
Sivamani is the son of S. M. Anandan, a Chennai-based percussionist. He began drumming at the age of seven. Sivamani started his musical career at the age of 11, and later shifted to Mumbai. He was inspired by Noel Grant and Billy Cobham. He has played for M.S.Viswanathan, Illayaraja, A R Rahman and others. In 1990, he shared the stage with Billy Cobham at Mumbai's Rang Bhavan. He has stated that S. P. Balasubrahmanyam is his godfather.
Sivamani's earliest experiments with music were with Carnatic maestros including Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan, T. V. Gopalakrishnan, Valliyapatti Subramaniam and Pazhanivel, and L. Shankar. During the early stage of his career, he collaborated with T. Rajendar for many of his music compositions. Sivamani also appeared on screen for the song " Dhinam Dhinam Un Mugam" alongside Actor Anand Babu for the movie "Thangaikkor Geetham" directed by T. Rajendar. The tabla player Zakir Hussain invited him to share the stage with himself and Trilok Gurtuat a fusion concert in Mumbai. Sivamani has since collaborated with several musicians including Louis Banks. He has done world tours with A. R. Rahman and collaborated with him for Bombay Dreams. He has also been a part of a musical group called Shraddha which comprises Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan, U. Srinivas and Loy Mendonsa.
Shivamani has a band called "Asia Electrik" with Niladri Kumar, Louiz Banks and Ravi Chari. He also plays at another world music band named "Silk & Shrada."
Sivamani has played drums for many film score composers hailing from Tamil Nadu. He has played drums for many Indian films including Roja, Rang De Basanti,Swades, Taal, Lagaan, Dil Se.., Guru, Kabul Express and Rockstar . Some of the songs that he has contributed to include "Kadhal Rojave," "Pudhu Vellai Malai" Chaiya Chaiya and Nadaan Parinde.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaBela Shende
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Native name : சேரன்
Born :Cheran, 12 December 1970
Pazhaiyurpatty, Melur, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Occupation : film director, film producer, actor
Years active : 1997–present
Parent(s) : Pandian, Kamala
Cheran is an Indian film director known for his works in Tamil cinema. He is a four time National Film Award winner for Vetri Kodi Kattu (2000), Autograph (2004) and Thavamai Thavamirundhu (2005). He won four Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and five South Filmfare Awards
Cheran was born in Kolinjipatty near Madurai. His father Pandian was a Projector Operator in Vellalur touring theatre. His mother Kamala was a primary school teacher. He has two sisters. His childhood dreams were all about the celluloid world. During his school days he acted in dramas.
He came to Chennai to pursue his career in films. Initially he started career as a Production manager in some movies. In the film Puriyaadha Pudhir, he worked as an assistant director to Director K. S. Ravikumar. He was promoted as an associate director from Cheran Pandiyan to Nattamai. He also associated with Kamal Haasan in the movie Mahanadi as an associate director. He made his directorial debut in Bharathi Kannamma a break to his film career through Producer Henry. The film met many controversies. In spite of it, the film was a big box office hit and gave a break to the sinking career of actor Parthiban. With Porkkaalam, Pandavar Bhoomi, and Vetri Kodi Kattu, he gave a hat trick of successful films. He turned actor in director Thangar Bachan's film Solla Marandha Kadhai.
Cheran first began work on a film titled Autograph in 2001, with actor Vikram revealing he had signed on to portray the lead role in the project; though, he later opted out as a result of scheduling problems. Then in early 2002, Cheran announced that he was going to make a film titled Pokkisham and Kanika would star alongside him. However he failed to find a financier and instead moved back to making Autograph. Cheran said that the film was partly autobiographical. Four different cinematographers worked on the film; Ravi Varman had shot the school episode in Senthil’s early life with a 35 mm lens, Vijay Milton shot the Kerala scenes, Dwaraknath shot the Chennai episode with a steady cam and Shanky Mahendran shot the "'live' part" of the film when the camera uses the point of view of Senthil's character.
2004 he produced and directed the film Autograph besides enacting the lead role in it. The film was screened four times at the Montreal World Film Festival, Canada, an honour which he shares with Kamal Haasan and Maniratnam. With Thavamai Thavamirundhu, he has also proved his acting versatility.
Cheran then prepared to work on Pokkisham in 2004, after the release of Autograph but postponed the film after falling out with the new lead actress Meera Jasmine. He re-started work on the film in December 2005, after completing Thavamai Thavamirundhu (2005), and approached Sandhya to play the lead role.
Cheran turned publisher with the Tamil novel Porum Valiyum (War & Pain). The novel is an emotional account of a war-torn Sri Lanka. The author Savitri Advithanandhan account was so touching that he decided that the book should reach all people. And as a first step, he launched the publishing house Cheran Noolagam.
During an audio launch event of Tamil film, Cheran has said 'I feel ashamed that I fought for Sri Lankan Tamils'. His speech was accusing Sri Lankan Tamils for making unauthorized copies of Tamil films. It raised criticism against him. Later, he said he did not mention all Sri Lankan Tamils. However, Sri Lankan Tamils responded that he should not have connected the copyright infringement issue with their revolution and requested not to connect revolution with business, otherwise he should have said that 'I feel ashamed that I fought for some or particular Sri Lankan Tamils'
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Also known as Chandan Das, Chandan Daas
Born 12 March 1956
Occupation(s) Composer, singer
Years active 1982–present
Labels T-Series, Music India, Universal Music India
Chandan Dass (born 12 March 1956) is a popular Indian ghazal singer
Early life and training
Chandan Dass began singing ghazals from the age of eight, when he started training under the tutelage of Ustad Moosa Khan. He was also trained in classical music under Pandit Mani Prasad of Delhi, a great stalwart and purist of the highest realm.
His first album was released in 1982, when Talat Aziz discovered and introduced him to Music India Ltd. His maiden album was an instant hit and inspired him to make many more albums. He released a number of albums and cassettes. He has composed music for all his albums and has sung for many popular TV serials and films.
He also used to perform on Doordarshan, India's national Television Network, in the serial Sugam Sangeet. in 1980s along with Penaz Masani, Raj Kumar Rizvi, Rajendra Mehta and Neena Mehta.
His achievements in the field of music can be seen from the various awards he has got throughout his career. His album "Deewangi (Hindi: दीवानगी) Erotomania" was a trendsetter. Apart from being one of the most popular ghazal singers in recent times, Dass has also been composing music for mainstream Bollywood movies.
Chandan Dass considers Mehdi Hassan the father of ghazals and likes to encourage aspirants to keep the trend of ghazals as a music genre alive in India. His aim has always been to give the audiences good music and to reach out to people and touch their hearts. Chandan's compositions and ghazals are of a high order and the rendering is well balanced, flawless and of clear diction.
Chandan Dass is married to Yamini Dass and has one son, Namit Das, who is an actor and singer. His brother-in-law Jaidev Kumar is a famous Punjabi music director.
Tours and performances
Chandan Dass has given innumerable live performances, not only all over India but also abroad. His shows have been highly appreciated, applauded and raved about by the audiences who have heard him. He has created a niche in the hearts of the masses and stands like a pillar amongst the doyen of ghazal singers in the present era.
He has also toured the world with his renditions of ghazals and also performed at a live concert in the Netherlands to rave reviews.
Chandan Dass regaled the audience in a live concert in Lucknow town of Uttar Pradesh, India on 28 November 2005 with his scintillating rendition.
Recently, he was Chief Guest at the five-day inter-faculty youth festival and cultural fest Spandan 2013 of Banaras Hindu University held in February–March 2013.
AlbumReleasedDetailsSongsIntroducing ... Chandan Dass 1982 "Woh Chandan Ka Badan",
"Haalat Maiqade Ke",
"Dil Mein Kis Darja",
"Yeh Chirag Benazar Hai",
"Is Soch Main Baitha Hoon",
"Aaj Ki Raat",
"Saari Duniya Ke Sitam",
"Jagmagate Sahar ke"
Kitne Hi Rang 1983 "Khushboo Ki Tarah Aaya",
"Zindagi Tujhko Manane Nikle",
"Dua Karo Ke Yeh Pauda",
"Khuda Ka Zikr Karen",
"Dil Hi Dil Mein Khatm Hokar",
"Na Jee Bharke Dekha"
Ghazal Usne Chhedi (Vol 2) 1985 "Dhoop Bhari Chhat Pe",
"Chalte Chalte Paon",
"Kabhie to Aasman Se Chand Utre",
"Kuchh Tabiyat Hi",
"Sitam Hi Karna",
"Akhiri Khat Hai Mera"
Inayat 1991 "Shabo Roz Mausam Badalte Rahe",
"Haal Dukh Dega to",
"Woh Na Hoga to Kya Kami Hogi",
"Tere Qareeb Rahun Ya",
"Paas Rah Kar Juda Si Lagti Hai",
"Teri Bewafai Ka Shukriya"
Deewangi 1993 With Anuradha Paudwal,
Music Director: Lalit Sen,
Lyricist: Mahendar Dehlavi "Wo Dil Hi Kya Tere Milne Ki Jo Dua Na Kare",
"Raaton Mein Gar Na Ashq Bahaun To Kya Karun",
"Tumko Dekha Jahan Jahan Humne",
"Kahin Chand Raah Mein Kho Gaya Kahin Chandni Bhatak Gayi",
"Chhupaun Kaise Bhala Apna Pyar Duniya Se",
"Tere Baghair Hai Jannat Bhi Naagawar",
"Hain Meri Saansein Teri Amanat",
"Ranjish Hi Sahi Dil Hi Dukhane Ke Liye Aa",
"Mujhe Tum Nazar Se Gira To Rahe Ho",
"Uski Gali Mein Phir Mujhe Ik Baar Le Chalo",
"Koi Halchal Na Sada Hai Mujh Mein"
Shree Ram Bhajan 2005 With Anup Jalota "Mere Ram Tera Naam",
"Ram Nam Ras Peele Pyare",
"Hamen To Pyare Hain Shree Ram",
"Bas Ram Ka Naam Liyeja",
"Ram Tumhara Dham Chhodkar"
Aarish (Vol 2)(Live) 19 September 2006 Fontana India Label "Usne Loota Hum Lute Hain",
"Idhar Zindagi Ka Janaaza",
"Sar Jhukaoge To",
"Yadein Lekar Nayi",
"Unse Inkar To",
"Peji Koyi na Nishani"
"Guzarish" 19 September 2006 "Khelne Ke Vaaste",
"Apna Gham Leke Kahin",
"Mujhko Bhule Hue",
"Yeh Kasak Dil Ki",
"Zindagi Ke Marhale",
"Mujhko to Sirf Aapka Farman",
"Zikre Ulfat Jab Chala"
Nishaniyan 30 October 2006 "Kuch To Apni Nishaniyan",
"Aap Chanhenge Agar",
"Jin Ke Chehre Pe",
"Teri Ruswaiyon Se",
"Chehron Pe Tabassum",
"Har Taraf Hai Dhuan"
Chandan's efforts have been rewarded through many awards coming his way from the first Best New Ghazal Singer of 1983 to the two prestigious SUMU awards under the categories of Best Ghazal and The Best Ghazal Singer of 1993 for his album Deewangi.[
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
D Imman's latest photo
Birth name Immanuel Vasanth Dinakaran
Born 24 January 1983
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Genres Film score, soundtrack
Occupation(s) Composer, record producer, music director, arranger, singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar,flute,percussion, drums, harpejji, continuum fingerboard, keyboard, piano
Years active 2002–present
Immanuel Vasanth Dinakaran (born 24 January 1983), better known as D. Imman, is an Indian film composer and singer, predominantly working in Tamil cinema. Also worked in Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, and Hindi film industry. His first film as music director was Thamizhan in 2002. Since then he has composed music for more than 100 films.He has won Filmfare Awards South and he has received 10 Filmfare Awards South Nominations.He has also won Tamil Nadu State Film Awards , Vijay Awards , Edison Award for Best Music Director Ananda Vikadan Cinema Awards, Provoke Award for Best Music Director and Zee Tamil Awards.D. Imman is appointed as the Ambassador for Tamil Chair in University Of Toronto,Canada (2019). Mayor Jon Tory and Members of Toronto City Council extend their warmest thanks to D.Imman in recognition of his contributions to the Tamil Chair studies at the University Of Toronto-Scarborough Campus (2019).
Imman began work on music for films aged 15, apprenticing under music composers Mahesh Mahadevan and Adithyan by playing the keyboard. During this period, his work was noticed by television serial producer Kutty Padmini, who gave him the opportunity to work on the theme song and background music for the drama Krishnadasi, which began running in 2000. He subsequently began to get further work in the television circuit, garnering opportunities to score music for Kolangal, Police Diary and Mandhira Vaasal. Kutty Padmini then gave him the chance to score music and compose songs for his first feature film, Kaadhale Swasam, a romantic film featuring Karthik and Meena. Producer Venkateswaran, was impressed with Imman's work in the album, and gave him the opportunity to compose the music for Thamizhan (2002). The album won positive reviews, with the composer also featuring the voices of the lead actors Vijay and Priyanka Chopra for a particular song.
The success of individual songs such as "Azhagiya Asura" from Whistle (2003) made him popular. His next album was for Sundar C's masala film starring Arjun, Giri (2004), with the song Dai Kaiyaa Vechukittu being well received with the town and rural audiences.
The positive reviews that his work in Prabhu Solomon's Mynaa (2010) received, coupled with the film's box office success prompted bigger offers for Imman. He has subsequently collaborated with Prabhu Solomon for the rest of his trilogy of romantic films, earning acclaim for his work in Kumki (2012) and Kayal (2014). Similarly he has struck a similar successful combination with director Suseenthiran, winning positive reviews for his work on Pandianadu (2013) and Jeeva (2014). He teamed up with Actor Vijay again for Jilla(2014). Imman is the composer of Ajithkumar, Nayanthara starrer blockbuster Viswasam (2019). He also worked as a music composer for several films with Actor Sivakarthikeyan (Manam Kothi Paravai, Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam, Rajinimurugan, Seemaraj, and Namma Veettu Pillai).
2010 Vijay Music Award: Best Melody Song of the Year
2012 FilmFare Award: Best Music Director of the Year
Tamilnadu Government State Award: Best Music Director of the Year
Vijay Awards: Best Music Director of the Year
Mirchi Music Award: Best Composer of the Year
Mirchi Music Award: Best Song of the Year
Mirchi Music Award: Best Album of the Year
Mirchi Music Award: Listener's Choice: Song
Big Fm Awards: Best Music Director
2013 Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards: Best Music Director of the Year
Edison Awards: Best Music Director of the Year
Rotary International Award: Young Achiever Award
2014 Big Fm Awards: Best Melody Song of the Year
Mirchi Music Awards: Listener's Choice: Song
Vikatan Awards: Best Music Director
2015 Thanthai Periyar Award
Box Office 123 Award: Thanthi Tv
MGR Sivaji Award: Best Music Director of the Year
Edison Awards: Talent Falconer
Soulmate Awards: We Magazine
2016 Radio Mirchi Awards: Best Popular Song of the Year
Mirchi Music Awards: Listener's Choice: Song (Kannada)
Mirchi Music Awards: Best Sound Mixing
2017 Mirchi Music Awards: Best Song of the Year
2018 Galatta Nakshatra Awards: Musical Icon of the Year
Behindwoods Gol Mic Awards: Icon of Inspiration-Melody
Sony Music: Veera Tamizhan (Independent Music Scene)
2019 Ulaga Tamil Award: Contribution to the Field of Music (Toronto)
Zee Tamil Awards: Favourite Song of the Year
Sony Music: Celbrating Musical Excellence Commemorating 100 Successful Albums
Procoke Awards: Best Music Director of the Year
Appointment: As Ambassador for Tamil Chair University of Toronto
Edison Awards: Musical Czar of Tamil Cinema
Daler Singh was born in Patna, Bihar on 18 August 1967. In 1991, he formed his own group. A.J Jaspal of IPCA gave Daler a professional set up and promoted him. In 1994, Jaspal sent Daler to compete at the annual Voice of Asia International Ethnic and Pop Music Contest at Azia Dynasys in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He represented India and was judged second amongst other two hundred contestants.
Song recording for the 2012 Bollywood film Chaalis Chauraasi.
Magnasound signed Daler Mehndi for a three-album contract for three years. Bolo Ta Ra Ra, Mehndi's debut album, sold over 20 million copies. The album established Daler as a pop star, which also won him the Channel V's Best Indian Male Pop Artist Award. A year later, his second album under Magnasound, Dardi Rab Rab, was launched. This album surpassed the sales of Bolo Ta Ra Ra. He was nominated in three categories at Channel V Music awards and won the Channel V Best Indian Male Artist Award. In 1997 he released his third album Balle Balle. This album got him Channel V Awards in six categories.Mehndi composed the popular track "Na Na Na Re" for the Bollywood film Mrityudata where he featured on the big screen with Amitabh Bachchan.
In 2000, Mehndi released his album Ek Dana with music label TIPS Music. The album had a mix of genres ranging from Folk, Rock and Pop. One of the more popular songs of the album Sajan Mere Satrangiya featured the Indian actress Priyanka Chopra in the video.This video was released in the year that Priyanka Chopra won the Miss World title. Subsequently, Daler signed up with Universal Music in 2001 and released a new track "Kala Kauwa Kaat Khayega". In 2003 Daler forayed into playback singing for films. He started with the song "Ru-Ba-Ru" for the film Maqbool. The same year Daler and A.R Rahman came together to give another track "Nach Le" for Lakeer – Forbidden Lines. He fused Rock with Bhangra with his next album titled Mojaan Laen Do and in 2004 he self-produced Shaa Ra Ra.
In March 2014, Deadmau5 stated on Twitter that he was eager to have Mehndi perform on his forthcoming show in India at the Sunburn Festival. And the outcome of bonding over social media and on the Coffee Run was a remix of Mehndi's 1998 hit "Tunak Tunak Tun" performed by the duo.
On Navratri 2014, Mehndi composed and recorded his rendition of the 'Hanuman Chalisa' overnight while working at his studio in Delhi. Daler Mehndi, feeling inspired during the festival of Navratri, composed and record his rendition of the 'Hanuman Chalisa' in the DM Folk Studio.
In September,2014, Mehndi released his new song Aaja Mere Twitter Te to encourage users to visit his Twitter account and Facebook page.
On 6 November 2014, Mehndi released his album Best of Gurbani on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti.
In 1998, Mehndi was signed by Coca-Cola for product endorsement and was featured in 30 concerts across India.He has performed worldwide including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, UAE, South Africa, East Africa, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Singapore, West Indies, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
On 29 September 2013, Daler performed at the YouFest festival in Spain.He has had an advent with Canadian Electronic Dance Music (EDM) artist Deadmau5 in a Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SuperVeloce, Daler featured on his tour in India and together they produced an EDM remixed version of "Tunak Tunak Tun".
In August 2014, Daler Mehndi was invited as the guest of honour along with U.S Congressman Pete Sessions for the closing bell ceremony at NASDAQ Stock Exchange at New York, after which he performed at the National Indian American Public Policy Institute Azadi Diwas (NIAPPI)celebrations on the occasion of the 65th Independence Day.
Daler Mehndi delivered his first ever performance in Kuwait on 5 September. Welcomed by a packed audience at the Al Daiya Indoor Stadium, he broke his own record for the longest live performance without a break by performing for four and a half hours non-stop.
The concert organised by the Indian Cultural Society (ICS) has been named 'Bolo Ta Ra Ra Ra' in honour of Daler Mehndi's globally popular track by the same name.
On the eve of Guru Nanak Jayanti Daler Mehndi was invited to Ulhas Nagar to perform at the world's largest Prabhat Pheri.
In November 2014 the singer visited Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh for a performance.
In November 2014 Daler Mehndi was invited to Nigeria for a performance to celebrate Diwali. This was the second time the musician has performed in the country.
Vocal style and instruments
Daler Mehndi is credited for creating a genre called "Rabbabi", which is a combination of Thumri, Sufi and rock and creating an instrument called "Swar Mandir" which is an instrument that combines influences from the Rabab, Swarmandal and Tanpura. The instrument was crafted by Sanjay Rikhi Ram from Delhi and was launched on 10 February 2012 by the Indian classical music maestro, Bharat Ratna awarded Pandit Ravi Shankar.
Daler Mehndi launched his maiden Record Label 'DRecords' in the year 2000. The record label has several artists under its banner including Hussain Baksh and Safri Boys.
Foreign pop culture
Daler Mehndi's "Tunak Tunak Tun" has found popularity on the internet as a viral video. The video game company Blizzard Entertainment incorporated the Tunak Tunak Tun dance as a character animation in their multiplayer role playing game World of Warcraft.
Daler Mehndi is married to Taranpreet Kaur.He has four children – Gurdeep Mehndi, Ajit Kaur Mehndi, Prabhjot Kaur Mehndi and Rabaab Kaur Mehndi. His daughter Ajit Kaur Mehndi is married to Navraj Hans, son of Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans. Gurdeep Mehndi got engaged to his fellow actress from Delhi 1984, Jessica Singh in 2014.
In 1998 Mehndi launched the "Daler Mehndi Green Drive", inducted in the Special Task Force of the Delhi Government.The drive has planted over 1.2 million saplings in and around Delhi.
He has performed for charity for Imran Khan's Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust in Pakistan and helped raise $5 million.
Mehndi supports charitable causes such as cancer, thalassemia and AIDS, and has helped to bring up the homeless children of Kenya as well as famine-stricken families in Kalahandi in Orissa, India. He financially supported the families of Kargil martyrs by donating to the Indian government's Kargil Victims' Relief Fund.
Mehndi was one of the first celebrities to go and visit the soldiers at Kargil. Mehndi has constructed earthquake resistant houses for the Gujarat earthquake victims; he donated money and performed to raise money for Gujarat cyclone and quake victims, and for police welfare funds. He has donated rupees 10 million in Vadodra for the victims of the cyclone in the government aid fund. He has taken upon himself the reconstruction of a block devastated in the Gujarat quake in Doodhiya village.
Mehndi has set up a Daler Mehndi Food for Life Society in Chander Vihar, Delhi, where a 24-hour kitchen provides food to the destitute and the underprivileged. Mehndi has constructed a Gurudwara Dukh Bhanjani Sahib where every morning people from all castes and religions join together and offer service in the name of god. Mehndi is the only known Indian artist to be invited by the President of Pakistan as a state guest. He gifted his album Bismillah to the President Zardari of Pakistan and the funds generated from its sale were given to the President's charitable fund.
Mehndi voiced his protest against International Basketball Federation's (FIBA) controversial ruling on the use of turbans while playing. The singer made a video to raise awareness about the issue and to have the policy changed.
In 2013, Mehndi was appointed as the brand ambassador of NIAPPI Business Council by Shalabh Kumar.
Mrityudatta – Na Na Na Na Na Re, 1997
Arjun Pandit – Kudiyan Shehar Diyan, 1999
Khauff – Ankh Ladti Hai, 2000
Maqbool – Ru Ba Ru, 2003
Chupke Se – Kajrare Kajrare Naino Wale, 2003
Bullet Ek Dhmaka – Ishq Aasaan Hai, 2003
Lakeer – Nach Le, 2003
Wajah – Agar Zindagi Se, 2004
Ramji London Waley – Bhool Na Jaying, 2005
Rang De Basanti – Rang De Basanti, 2006
Shadi Se Pehle – Tuteya Ve Tuteya, 2006
Chodo Na Yaar – Talwar Re, 2007
Hanuman Returns – Aasma Ko Chukar, 2007
Goal – Halla Bol, 2007
Just Married – Doha, 2007
Kafila – Hum Raks, 2007
No Smoking – Kash Laga, 2007
Yamadonga – Rabbaru Gajulu Rabbaru Gajulu, 2007
Singh Is King – Bhootni Ke, 2008
Ghatothkach – Maya Bazaar, 2008
Sunday – Loot Liya, 2008
Victory – Balla Utha Chhakka Laga, 2008
Mr. Black Mr. White – Tu Makke Di Roti Meri, 2008
Money Hai To Honey Hai – Rangeeli Raat, 2008
Kuselan – Om Zaarare, 2008
Hello – karle Baby Dance Wance, 2008
Dhoom Dhadaka – Dhoom Dhadaka, 2008
Kissan – Mere Desh Ki Dharti, 2009
Ek Se Bure Do – Ishq Ke Zaat, 2009
Magadheera – Chapana Chaptu, 2009
Lahore – Musafir, 2010
Dulha Mil Gaya – Dulha Mil Gaya, 2010
Khatta Meetha – Aila Re Aila, 2010
Action Replay – Zor Ka Jhatka, 2010
Yamla Pagla Deewana – Chamki Jawani, 2011
Teen Thay Bhai – Teen Thay Bhai, 2011
Dear Friend Hitler – Hara Shwet Kesariya, 2011
Miley Naa Miley Hum – Katto Gilheri, 2011
Rascal – Tik Tuk, 2011
Love Kiya Aur Lag Gayi – Love Kiya Aur Lag Gayi, 2011
I Am Singh – 2 songs: Dukalaang Praanasi and I Am Singh, 2011
Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi – Haryana Ka Sher, 2012
Srimannarayana – Chalaaki Choopultho, 2012
Joker – Sing Raja, 2012
Chaalis Chauraasi – Badmast, 2012
Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum – Hum Toh Hain Cappucino, 2012
Sarsa – UNRELEASED, 2012
Baadshah – Banti Poola Janki, 2013
Commando – Lena Dena, 2013
Sardaar – Ruk Ja Tham Ja, 2013
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – Gurbani, 2013
War Chhod Na Yaar – Phat Gaya, 2013
Besharam – Chal Hand Utha Ke Nach Le, 2013
Namo Boothatma – Paisa Paisa, 2014
47 to 84 – Beriyane Teriyane, 2014
Yamaleela 2 – O Thayaru, 2014
Janiva – Moriya Moriya, 2014
Goreyanu Dafa Karo – Dishkayon, 2014
Kabab Mein Haddi – Kabab Mein Haddi, 2014
Yoddha – Yoddha, 2014
ABCD 2 – Vande Mataram, 2015
A Flying Jatt – Raj Karega Khalsa, 2016
Mirzya – Title song, 2016
Saadey CM Saab – Dharti De Puttar Hain Ge Gabhru, 2016
Dangal – Title song, 2016
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion - Jiyo Re Bahubali , 2017
Durgabai Vyam is a Pardhan Gond artist who lives in Bhopal. She started making dignas, colourful clay patterns drawn on walls, at the age of six. She is the co-author of The Night Life of Trees, which won the BolognaRagazzi Award in 2008, and the illustrator of Turning the Pot, Tilling the Land. Bhimayana is the first book she did together with her husband, Subhash Vyam.
Turning the Pot, Tilling the Land
Who discovered the first detergent soap in India?
Who created scripts as they crafted pots?
Who selected and standardised most of the food items we eat today?
How did cotton come to be spun into cloth?
Who originated the science of making leather out of animal skin?
In this book, Kancha Ilaiah throws light on the science, art and skill of adivasis, cattle-rearers, leatherworkers, potters, farmers, weavers, dhobis and barbers. The book documents the contributions to the betterment of human life by castes and communities despised as ‘lowly’ and ‘backward’.
Recently, students opposed to reservation in educational institutions expressed protest by polishing shoes, sweeping the roads and selling vegetables. Why such resentment against labour? Could these students make shoes or till the land? Could they make a pot? This book—with stunning illustrations by Durgabai Vyam—is the first ever attempt to inculcate a sense of dignity of labour among India’s children.
‘It’s a hugely important book. Every Indian child should read it.’UNICEF
Name: Durgabai Vyam Where: India What she does: Artist Impact: Raising awareness of caste discrimination against Dalits Nominated by: Bethan Cobley, One World Action
Durgabai Vyam is one of the innovative artists of the controversial graphic novel Bhimayana – a novel that confronts caste discrimination against Dalits inIndia. Caste discrimination denies Dalits, basic human rights and confines them in a system that rates them as less than human.
Durgabai has played a pivotal role bringing to light the often taboo subject of how Dalits are treated and has exposed the many costs – emotional, psychological and physical – of caste discrimination. Through her compelling use of traditional graphic art, Durgabai’s artistic skill provides the book with a unique and powerful vision.
Through her work Durgabai has taken risks: she has transcended the boundaries of the traditionally western genre of graphic novels by refusing to confine her art within conventional boxes. Durgabai’s innovative style challenges perceptions of the acceptability of caste discrimination and encourages dialogue by confronting societal values. Using her artistic vision to visually stimulate change, Durgabai has paved the way for further discussions which highlight and challenge caste discrimination, giving a voice to Dalits through this vibrant and compelling piece of work.
Durgabai was the runner up in the Arts and Media category. The award was collected on her behalf by Meena Varma from the UK Dalit Solidarity Network.
She has sung songs on female foeticide and the problem of drugs in Punjab.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
Sri Gurusar Modia, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India
Social group leader
First prize in Odissi Dance Competition organised by Odissi Bikasha Pratisthana in 1969
Honorary Citizenship from the Mayor, City of Baltimore in 1988
Chilika Ratna by Brahmagiri Yubajyoti Sahitya Sansad in 1990
Honorary citizenship from the Mayor of the City of Memphis in 1990
Shruti, the India Music & Dance Society in 1990
State Sangeet Natak Akademi Award – 1993
Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1997
Outstanding contribution by Orissa Society of America, New Jersey Chapter in 1998
Ganakabi Sambardhana – 1999
Shree Nilachala Nikhilotkala Pala Gayaka Parishad in 2000
Nimain Samman by Natua, Nimapara in 2000
Nrutya Chudamani by Bharata Sevashram Sangha, Puri in 2001
Nrutya Pratibha Samman – 2001
1st Basanta Mahotsava Sammana −2001
Padma Keshari Award, 2001 by Chinta ‘O’ Chetna, Bhubaneswar
Bishesh Samman by Sulekha Sahitya Sanskruti Parishad −2002
State Level Sadbhabana Award in 2002 Rajiv Gandhi
Sanjukta Panigrahi National Award – 2002
Sanskrooti Bharati Award by National Council of Asian India Association,
Parala Nrutya Utsav Samman by Gajapati Natya Mandap
Pride of India in 2003 by Asha Memorial Trust
Guru Pratibha Sanskruti Samman – 2003 by Niramana Paribara
Nataraj Samman – 2004 by Denkhnal Sambadik Sangha
Desharatna Samman by Bharati Foundation Trust – 2004
Bibiddha Barna Cultural Award – 2005
Nrutyamani Award – 2005
Music Achievement Award by OSA Southwest Chapter in 2005
Gundicha Samman – 2005
Mayadhar Mansingh Centenary Award, 2006
Shishu Bharati Samman-2006 by Shishu Bharati, Gop, Puri
Udra Pankaj Samman – 2006
Salimar Omptwa −2006 Award
Pratibha Samman – 2006 by Awahan
Rajdhani Gaurab Samman – 2007
Sanskruti Pratibha Samman – 2008 by Sanskruti, Talcher
Kalu Nanda Memorial Award, BBSR – 2008
Krupajal Samman, BBSR – 2008
Ghungur Samman, BBSR −2008
Aame Odiya Samman, I & PR Dept. Orissa – 2008 ( Delhi Hat )
Chira Sandhhan Samman, – 2008
Padmashree, Govt. of India – 2008
Basanta Utasav, Music Circle, Rourkela – 2009
Gurupranam, Swami Dayananda Service Mission, BBSR – 2009
Srividya Samman, Agragami Odissi Nrutya Pratisthan – 2009
Dhara Sriradha Samman, Dhara Sriradha, BBSR – 2009
Banichitra Samman (Lifitime Achievement), Banichitra, BBSR
Doctorate from Utkal University, Odisha in 2010
National Scholarship from Deptt. Of Culture, Govt. of Inda for higher training and research in Odissi Dance
Member, General Council, Sangeet Natak Akademi
Member- Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre
Founder-Director – Orissa Dance Academy
Founder-Director – Konark Natya Mandap
Founder- President Anchalika Chandrasekhara Kala Sansada
Founder Member – Nimapara Mahotsav
President – Basanta Utsava, Raghuraj Pur
President – Utkala Atma
President – State Sangeet NatakAkademi – 2006–07
President – Rotary Club, Konark
Advisor – Bibiddhabarna
Senior Fellowship from the Ministry of HRD, Govt of India
Chief Advisor – Dibakara Sangeeta Kala Niketan
Founder-Director – Bhauri Utsav – 2006
Dance Teacher at Odissi Research Centre
Member, Selection Board of the Pension to Artistes, Orissa