Begum Parveen Sultana
বেগম পাৰৱীন চুলতানা
Sultana performing in 2011
Background information
BornMay 1950 (age 73)
Puranigudam, Nagaon, Assam, India
OriginNagaon, Assam, India
Years active1962–present
SpouseUstad Dilshad Khan
ChildrenShadab Khan (daughter)
  • Ikramul Majid (father)
  • Marufa Majid (mother)
AwardsPadma Bhushan (2014) Padma Shri (1976)[1]
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1998)

Begum Parveen Sultana (Assamese: বেগম পাৰৱীন চুলতানা; born May 1950) is an Indian Hindustani classical singer of the Patiala Gharana.[2] She was awarded the Padma Shri in 1976 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014 by the Government of India and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award by the Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1998.


Begum Parveen Sultana received training from Acharya Chinmoy Lahiri, among others. Begum Parveen Sultana started her professional career with Abdul Majid's Assamese Film Morom Trishna. She has sung for Bollywood movies such as Gadar, Kudrat, Do Boond Pani, and Pakeezah, and several other Assamese films. Recently, she sang the theme song of Vikram Bhatt's 1920.[3] She also sang Humein Tumse Pyaar Kitna for the film Kudrat in 1981.

She has recorded for HMV, Polydor, Music India, Bharat Records, Auvidis, Magnasound, Sonodisc, and Amigo.

Begam Parveen Sultana is often accompanied by Pandit Shrinivas Acharya on the harmonium.

Personal life

She is married to Ustad Dilshad Khan from whom she also took lessons of music. They have one daughter named Shadab Khan.[4]

Parveen Sultana performing in Arghya 2011

Awards and recognition



Parween Sultana also lent her voice to several songs in films throughout the years.


  1. ^ "Padma Awards Announced". Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Parveen Sultana". Archived from the original on 25 January 2013.
  3. ^ Express Features Service (30 August 2008). "Malhar Magic". Express India. Archived from the original on 21 September 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Begum Parveen Sultana pays tribute to Kishori Amonkar". Mid-day. 4 April 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards Announced". Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  6. ^ Sarkar, Roushni (10 July 2018). "Tracing classical singer Begum Parveen Sultana's journey in cinema: 68th birthday special". Cinestaan. Retrieved 4 September 2021. Sultana made her debut as a playback singer with Abdul Mazid's Assamese film Morom Trishna (1965) with the song 'Sopon Rongin Polash Bonot' at the age of 15. Later, she sang for two other Assamese films - Mukti Asm (1973) and Sonma (1977).