Name : Sadhna Sargam
Full / Real Name : Sadhna Ghanekar
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Notable Films : Gupt, Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar, Khudgarz, Khoon Bhari Maang, Saudagar, Tridev
Contributed by : K Vijay Kumar (source:
Her real name is Sadhana Ghanekar and she’s got music in her blood her mother Neela is a well known classical singer and music teacher. Sadhana’s intensely musical environment made any other field of activity inconceivable for the tot who had her first tryst with musical training at the age of 4. As a kid she would sing on stage with the late Vasant Desai. He would also employ her voice in documentaries and short films. Sadhana won a Central Government scholarship in classical music at the tender age of ten and at Vasant Desai’s recommendation, joined Pandit Jasraj for a seven year learning period.

It was Desai also who told Sadhana’s mother that her daughter had the capacity and competence to keep in touch with both light and classical music. Through Anil Mohile who was then arranging music for Kalyanji Anandji, Sadhana sang in the children’s chorus of Kishore Kumar’s ‘Pamparampam Bole Bole Jeevan Ki Sargam’in Trishna (1978). After the recording, he introduced her to Kalyanji, who christened the girl as Sadhana Sargam and took her under his wing. Sadhana recorded her career first song for their Gujarati film Kanku Pagli. The first Hindi song she sang for them was ‘Door Nahin Rehna’ (Rustom), a film which was delayed and released only in 1985 and sank.

Luckily her first release was Vidhaata (1982) and she was one of the seven voices of ‘Saat Saheliyan’ for Padmini Kolhapuri. She continued to sing for Kalyanji Anandji, but shot to fame only after Rajesh Roshan gave her all the female songs of brother Rakesh Roshan’s Khudgarz (1987). Followed Khoon Bhari Maang, Aasman Se Ooncha, Jurm, Kishan Kanhaiya and others under Rajesh Roshan, Tridev, Vishwatma, Tere Mere Sapne, Aar Ya Paar and Gupt under Viju Shah, Aankhen (‘Angna Mein Baba’ under Bappi Lahiri, Saudagar (‘Imli Ka Boota’ / Laxmikant-Pyarelal) and ‘Pehla Nasha’ (Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar / Jatin-Lalit) and many other songs under Anand-Milind, Nadeem-Shravan and Anu Malik.