Begum Parveen Sultana
বেগম পাৰৱীন চুলতানা
Sultana performing in 2011
Background information
BornMay 1950 (age 71)
Puranigudam, Nagaon, Assam, India
OriginNagaon, Assam, India
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1962–present
Labels
Spouse(s)Ustad Dilshad Khan
ChildrenShadab Khan (daughter)
Parents
  • Ikramul Majid (father)
  • Marufa Majid (mother)
AwardsPadma Bhushan (2014)[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 Bhushan by the Government of India in 2014 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award by the Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1998.

Career

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.

She is married to Ustad Dilshad Khan. They have one daughter.

Parveen Sultana performing in Arghya 2011
Parveen Sultana performing in Arghya 2011

Awards and recognition

Discography

Filmography

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

References

  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. ^ "Padma Awards Announced". Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  5. ^ 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).