Richa Sharma is a well known Bollywood singer, who is known for her devotional songs and film playbacks such as Mahi Ve, Sajda, and Zubeidaa. She received much of her training from Pandit Aaskaran Sharma, before moving to Mumbai in 1994 to start her career, as she did not have much of an academic education. She spent a number of years in Mumbai struggling to make ends meet by singing cover versions of songs and bhajans before she landed it big in 1996 by singing for Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya (1996). This movie is known to be her debut film, and after this she received much success in the industry with popular albums such as Ni Main Yaar Nu Sajda Kardi and Winds of Rajasthan. She also received much appreciated for single hits such as Kal Ho Naa Ho, and Saawariya. She has also had the opportunity to work with many other notable bollywood singers such as A.R. Rahman (Saathiya) and Vishal Shekhar (Om Shanti Om). She has also done much on screen work in her career, as she was the replacement judge for Sona Mohapatr in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, 2018 and also hosted Antakshari with Anu Kapoor on Zee TV. She also won the Bollywood Movie Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 2003 and the Zee Cine Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 2011. One interesting thing about her is that she became the first Indian singer to sing in the “Ottawa Jazz Festival” in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in the year 2014. She also bags the title of having sung Bollywood’s longest track, the Bidaai song, for the film Baabul, for which she sang for 15-16 minutes, of which only 2-3 minutes have been retained in the original soundtrack.
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