Padmaja Phenany Joglekar
|Born||7 July 1962|
|Known for||Hindustani Classical Music|
Padmaja Phenany Joglekar is a Hindustani Classical singer. She is a disciple of Pandit Jasraj. She was awarded the Padma Shri Award in 2001.
Brought up in the tradition of Indian classical music, Padmaja a graduate in Microbiology, opted for a career in music. Today she sings both Hindustani Classical ( Khayal, Thumri, Tappa etc.) and the light popular variety ( Gazals, Geet, Bhajans etc.).
She is married to Sunil Joglekar and has a son.
Joglekar started learning Hindustani Classical music under the guidance of the vocalist Jasraj. She took further training from the Sarangi maestro Pandit Ram Narayan and the music director Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar.
Her three albums titled Hee Shubhra Phulanchi Jwala, Rang Bawara Shravan and Ghar Nachale Nachela consist of Marathi poems written by poets like Kusumagraj, Indira Sant, Vinda Karandikar, Mangesh Padgaonkar, Shankar Ramani, Suresh Bhat, Grace & Shantabai Shelke. She has also released an album of Marathi Gazals and recently two albums titled Hey Gagana and He Sparsha Chandanyanche. Her latest Marathi album Megha Re was released in Diwali 2009.
In her album titled Geet Naya Gata Hoon, Joglekar sang poems written by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. She has also tuned and sung poems written by former Prime Minister Shri V P Singh, album to be released shortly.
She has released an Gazal Album ‘Zindagi ki Zuban’ and Hindi album of bhajans composed by Shri Anup Jalota titled "Mangaldeep". Another album of Gazals written by such great poets like Daag, Jigar, Ahmed Faraz, Dr. Bashir Badr etc. & are also in the making. Her latest album Rang consists of Sufi style songs in Hindi.
Joglekar has performed at various conferences in India and also had many concerts in the UK, United States, Canada, Singapore and UAE including the Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal (BMM) 2013 convention held at Rhodes Island in July 2013.