Padmaja Phenany Joglekar
Born (1962-07-07) 7 July 1962 (age 61)
Known forHindustani Classical Music

Padmaja Phenany Joglekar is a Hindustani Classical singer.[1] She is a disciple of Pandit Jasraj.[2] She was awarded the Padma Shri Award in 2001.[3]

Early life

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.).

Personal life

She is married to Sunil Joglekar and has a son.[citation needed]


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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]


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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ India Who's who. INFA Publications. 2004.
  2. ^ Misra, Susheela (2001). Among contemporary musicians. Harman Pub. House. ISBN 9788186622469.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Evening of melody and bhakti". The Hindu. 10 December 2004. Retrieved 16 January 2020.