Malini Awasthi
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Malini Awasthi

Malini Awasthi
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Background information
Born11 February 1967 (age 51)
Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, India
GenresAwadhi Bhojpuri ThumariSufi
Folk Singer

Malini Awasthi (born 11 February 1967) is an Indian folk singer.[1][2] She sings in Hindi language dialects like Awadhi, Bundelkhandi and Bhojpuri. She also presents in Thumri and Kajri.[3] The Government of India awarded her the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016.[4]

Early life

Malini Awasthi was born in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh. She is a post graduate in Hindustani classical music from Bhatkhande University, Lucknow.[5] 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.[6] 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.

She also participated on TV for NDTV Imagine's Junoon. She was appointed as the brand ambassador by Election Commission for UP Elections 2012.[7] She performed at Kumbh Mela 2013.[8]

She sang the song "Sunder Susheel" in the 2015 film Dum Laga Ke Haisha which had music by Anu Malik.


The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Smt Malini Awasthi, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on March 28, 2016


Yash bharti UP Government 2006 Nari Gaurav 2000 Kalidas samman 2014


  1. ^ "Malini Awasthi mesmerises audience".=
  2. ^ "It's the villages where folk music is disappearing faster". The Times Of India. 2011-09-19.
  3. ^ "Body Text Thumri, Kajri mark final day of music festival". The Times Of India. 2011-09-11.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards 2016". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Low at Bhatkhande". The Times Of India. 2009-09-09.
  6. ^ Tripathi, Shailaja (2010-02-25). "Hues of Hori". The Hindu. Chennai, India.
  7. ^ "Election Commission 'sveeps' polls in first phase". The Times Of India. 2012-02-09.
  8. ^ "Over three crore people take holy dip in Kumbh Mela on 'Mauni Amavasya'". NDTV. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 2018.

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