Sharda Sinha- Bihar Folk Singer

Sharda Sinha Biography, Bihar Folk Singer

Sharda Sinha, born on October 1, 1952 at Samastipur district of Bihar. She is popular folk singer of Bihar and known as “Bihar Kokila” famous for Chhath geet and bhojpuri songs.

Sharda SinhaShe has been honored with Padma Shree for her contribution in folk music. Her songs are class apart. Melodious, simple in tunes and would touch different aspects of life. Sharda Sinha gave her voice to few Hindi movies also and one of her songs in the movie ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ became very famous. She has also produced several successful music albums such as Dulhin, Pirittiya, Mehndi etc.

She had recently performed at Pragati Maidan in Bihar Utsav, 2010, in New Delhi. She had started the programme with her famous patriotic song ‘Maiya bharti pukarela jawan babua tora hathawa mein deshwa ke shaan babuwa’. Her other songs, including ‘Paniya ke jahaj se paltaniya bani ahiya piya lele ahiya ho sindurwa Bengal Ke,’ ‘Kahe to se sajani hamaar jogiya,’ ‘sutal chaliya baba ke bhawanwa,’ ‘sun ho pardesia,’ ‘sasuji se lutri,’ ‘Apna sajaniya ke’ and ‘Dulhin dhire dhire chalio,’ enthralled the audience.

Sharda has also lent her voice to some Hindi film songs, like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Anurag Kashyap’s critically acclaimed Gangs of Wasseypur (part II), Char Footiya Chokre and Nitin Neera Chandra’s Deswa.

She regularly performs during Durga Puja festivities. She had enthralled the audience when the Prime Minister of Mauritius Navin Ramgoolam had come to the land of his ancestors, Bihar.

Sharda’s last album on Chhath, Arag, had eight songs. In her entire career, she has sung 62 Chhath songs in nine albums released by T-Series, HMV and Tips. “Through these songs, I have tried my level best to save our rich culture and tradition,” Sharda said. “There is a urban contemporary feel so that people can relate to it.”

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