|Born||11 February 1967 (age 51)|
Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Genres||Awadhi Bhojpuri ThumariSufi|
Malini Awasthi (born 11 February 1967) is an Indian folk singer. She sings in Hindi language dialects like Awadhi, Bundelkhandi and Bhojpuri. She also presents in Thumri and Kajri. The Government of India awarded her the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016.
Malini Awasthi was born in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh. She is a post graduate in Hindustani classical music from Bhatkhande University, Lucknow. She is a Ganda bandh student of Legendary Hindustani Classical Singer, Padma Vibhushan Vidushi Girija Devi of Banaras Gharana. She is married to senior IAS officer Awanish Awasthi (UP:1987) who currently serves as Principal Secretary to the Government of Uttar Pradesh, Department of Tourism.
Malini Awasthi is a regular performer at popular classical music festival, Jahan-e-Khusrau. She has a high pitch voice and is popular for rendition of thumari, Thaare Raho Baanke Shyam. She is a popular A grade artist of All India Radio, an ICCR artist she has travelled US, England, Fiji, Mauritius and Holland.
Yash bharti UP Government 2006 Nari Gaurav 2000 Kalidas samman 2014