Begum Parveen Sultana
বেগম পাৰৱীন চুলতানা
|Born||May 1950 (age 72–73)|
Puranigudam, Nagaon, Assam, India
|Origin||Nagaon, Assam, India|
|Spouse||Ustad Dilshad Khan|
|Children||Shadab Khan (daughter)|
|Awards||Padma Bhushan (2014) Padma Shri (1976)|
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. 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. 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.
She is married to Ustad Dilshad Khan from whom she also took lessons of music. They have one daughter named Shadab Khan.
Parween Sultana also lent her voice to several songs in films throughout the years.
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).