Bollywood buffs have a reason to be ecstatic as famous Bollywood Singer Richa Sharma, who recently commemorated 20 years in the Hindi Film Industry on Dec. 24, will be performing at the Live Quotient Awards on Jan. 14 at The Nitesh in New Delhi.
Commenting on her love for live performances, Sharma said, "I would like to believe I am a live performer first and then a playback singer. I started my musical journey as a live singer and it's thrilling to perform to a live audience. I love all my fans who support me and exude an energy which makes me come alive on stage. My first love will always be the stage and then the recording studio."
Having lent her voice to some of the most soul-stirring and melodious renditions of Bollywood, Sharma is a musical force to reckon with. Her career spans some of the biggest musical hits of the industry and Sharma boasts of having lent her voice for the longest Bollywood track 'The Bidaai Song' from the movie Baabul.
While growing up, Sharma trained in Indian classical and light music and later added ghazals, film songs, Punjabi and Rajasthani folk songs to her repertoire, thus making her voice reach out to more and more people in a variety of sounds.
She made her debut in Bollywood with Sawan Kumar's Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya, and followed it up with a number of films until the big hit came by in the form of Taal where she sang for A.R. Rahman and garnered immense praise. Thereafter, a spate of hits followed and she sung for big banner movies like Zubeidaa, Saathiya, Hera Pheri, Khakee, Baghban, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Gangajal, Saawariya, and Om Shanti Om to name a few. One of her most popular tracks to date is the soulful "Mahi Ve" from the film Kaante which firmly cemented Sharma's place in the music industry. She has also released a string of albums, which include a Saibaba devotional album, proving her versatility as a singer.
Speaking on completion of her 20 years milestone in Bollywood, Sharma said, "I'm feeling ecstatic. It was a very exciting journey to sing so many genres. When I started singing, I was slotted as a folk singer. However, soon I got a chance to sing item songs. Sufi, sad, comedy, classical and semi-classical genres followed soon after, which for me as an artiste has been creatively satisfying. Since I started off as a teenager, completing 20 years hasn't sunk in yet and I still have a long way to go. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to my music directors, my fans, my brother Rajesh Sharma fondly known as 'Bittu Bhaiya' for their constant support in making my journey so beautiful and fulfilling."
Sharma is exclusively managed by Varun Prabhudayal Gupta, Founder & MD, Amplify Times who is also lending his directorial expertise to the entertainment segment of the LQA. All praises for him, Sharma said, "Varun is a very multi talented guy and I'm lucky to have him as he's doing a great job. I wish him all the best. I am eagerly looking forward to perform at the Live Quotient Awards."
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