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SADHANA SARGAM received the gift of singing from her mother, Mrs. Neela Ghanekar, who has been her source of inspiration from her first step at age four. She learned classical singing from Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj. Sadhana comes from a place called Dabhol, which is situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Her mentor in film playback singing was Kalyanji Anandji.

Today in her singing career, she has worked with almost all well-known music directors, such as Naushadji, Ravindra Jain, Laxmikant Pyarelal, R.D. Burman, Kalyanji Anandji, Rajesh Roshan, Anand Raj Anand, Anu Malik, Nadeem Shravan, Jatin Lalit, Anand Milind, Viju Shah, Babul Bose, Sandesh Shandilya, and many more. Sadhana has also worked with music directors of the south as well, including AR Rahman, Illaiya Raja, Karthik Raja, Deva, and Vidya Sagar.

Sadhana's talents were ultimately recognized when she won the National Award for the Year 2001 as the Best Female Singer for her Tamil song "Patta Cholli," from the movie Azhaghi, composed by the legendary music director Illaiya Raja. Her latest award is the Pan Parag Zee Cine Award for the year 2003, for the song "Kuch Na Kaho" from the movie Kuch Na Kaho, composed by Shankar, Ehsaan, and Loy.

Sargam has to her credit the first International Chinese Project, Warriors of Heaven and Earth, in which she sang the song "Khamoshi mein pukar hai," composed by AR Rahman. She has also won numerous Best Female Playback Singer awards.

Being a versatile singer, Sadhana has not limited herself to playback singing, but has sung on many acclaimed albums too - Kabhi Aasoon Kabhi Khushboo Kabhi Nagma, Oh My Love, Tanhai, and her latest, Chana Ve. She has performed in shows in India as well as abroad.

06/06