Mamta Chandrakar

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Smt. Mamta Chandrakar, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on April 12, 2016.jpg
The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Smt. Mamta Chandrakar, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on April 12, 2016.
Born (1958-12-03) 3 December 1958 (age 63)
NationalityIndian
Other namesMokshada Chandrakar
OccupationKulpati, Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh

Asst. Director All India Radio Akashvani in Raipur, Playback Singer,

Chhattisgarhi Folk Singer
Years active1968–present
SpousePrem Chandrakar
ChildrenPurvi Chandrakar
Parent(s)Dau Mahasingh Chandrakar (father)
Gayabai Chandrakar (mother)
RelativesDr. B.L.Chandrakar (Brother)
Pramila Chandrakar (Sister)
Honours

Mamta Chandrakar (born 3 December 1958) is a Padma Shri Awarded folk singer of Chhattisgarh.[2] She is referred to as the Nightingale of Chhattisgarh.[3][4] Mamta Chandrakar has her post graduation degree in singing from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya.[5] Mamta Chandrakar has started singing from the age of 10 years and professionally took it as folk singer in 1977 with Aakashvani Kendra Raipur. She is a Padmashree Awardee in 2016 for her work, she has bagged several other state-level awards. Her husband Prem Chandrakar is a producer and director in Chhollywood.

Early life

Mamta Chandrakar was born in the year 1958 to Mr. Dau Maha Singh Chandrakar who himself had deep knowledge of folk music.[6] The time when Bollywood music was influencing the local folk music, he started a company called "Sonha-Bihan" in 1974. Sonha-Bihan was aimed to keep the soul of folk music alive in people's hearts and minds. With this thought Sonha-Bihan performed in front of forty to fifty thousand people in March 1974. Late Dau Maha Singh dedicated his whole life to promote the folk music. Mamta Chandrakar took her early lessons from her father himself. She then enrolled in Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya for further studies in music. In 1986, she married Prem Chandrakar, a director and producer of Chhattisgarhi Cinema. The couple had a daughter in 1988.[4]

Awards

References

  1. ^ "Mamta Chandrakar gets Honours from the Govt. Culture Dept. of Chhattisgarh". 26 January 2016. Archived from the original on 15 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Mamta Chandrakar". cgkhabar. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  3. ^ Experts, Disha (5 August 2017). The PADMA ACHIEVERS 2016. ISBN 9789385846649. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Mamtha Chandrakar". veethi.com. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  5. ^ "TOP FEMALE FOLK SINGERS OF INDIA". wegotguru.com. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Smt. Mamta Chandrakar – Folk Singer" (PDF). CEO Chhattisgarh. 10 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Chhattisgarh Vibhuti Alankaran". CG News. 2018.
  8. ^ "Padma Shri Award to Mamta Chandrakar". Jagran. 25 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Chhattisgarh Ratna". Facebook. 20 December 2013.