Rajnigandha Shekhawat
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Rajnigandha Shekhawat

Rajnigandha Shekhawat is a popular singer from Rajasthan, India, known for singing Sufi-rock, Bollywood, vintage, folk, and classics.[1][2] She has sung in over 400 concerts worldwide, in which she sings vintage classics of Noor Jehan and Shamshad Begum, rare songs of Rajasthani royal folk, and Sufi poetry of Baba Bulleh Shah and Amir Khusro. She has released three albums of Rajasthani Royal folk and popular folk songs.

Her mashup of the international hit song "Cheap Thrills" with Rajasthani Ghoomer was the first of its kind to come from Rajasthan, and it went viral on Facebook videos immediately on its release.[3]

She has sung three playbacks in films. Her debut film as playback singer was Anurag Kashyap's Monsoon Shootout for Raghav Sachar. The film was screened at Cannes and many other international festivals.[4] She did her second playback for the film Margarita with a Straw, titled "Aai's Aalaap". Her latest release is the song "Badri Ki Dulhania" from the 2017 film Badrinath Ki Dulhania, in which she shared singing credits with five other singers. The song continued to top Indian musical charts weeks after its release.[5]

Shekhawat is a classically trained singer and did her Visharad from Bhathkhande University and Masters in Hindustani Classical Music for SNDT University, Mumbai. Her favourite music is Bollywood film music.[6]

Discography

Year Song Film / album
2013 "Tattoo"[4] Monsoon Shootout
2014 "Aai's Aalaap"[7] Margarita with a Straw
2017 "Badri Ki Dulhania (Title Track)"[8] Badrinath Ki Dulhania

Awards

  • Best Female - Artist Aloud Award 2011[9]
  • Rajasthan Sangeet Ratna[10][11]
  • DNA Woman of Substance, Rajasthan [12][13]
  • Best Fusion Song award in the Non Film Music category at the Jaipur Music Festival awards 2017[14]

References


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