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Richa Sharma performing at Bhopal for Lokrang 2016
|Birth name||Richa Sharma|
|Born||29 August 1974|
|Origin||Faridabad, Haryana, India|
|Years active||1990 – present|
Under the tutelage of Pandit Aaskaran Sharma, Richa went on to get proper training in Indian classical and light music. Richa added ghazals; film songs, Punjabi and Rajasthani folk songs to her repertoire, thus making her voice reach out to more and more people in a variety of sounds.
While music was at its peak in Richa's life, academic education had to be sacrificed and without any backing with a dream to make it big in the music world, Richa landed in Mumbai in 1994. She sang cover versions and bhajans to ensure she had her bread and butter and simultaneously continued her struggle in Bollywood. She made her debut in Bollywood with Sawan Kumar's Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya in 1996 and followed it up by a number of films until the big hit came by in the form of Taal where she sang for A.R. Rahman.
Thereafter a spate of hits followed, Zubeidaa, Saathiya (A.R. Rahman); Hera Pheri (Anu Malik); Khakee (Ram Sampath); Tarkeeb (the song "Duppatte Ka Palu"), Baghban (Title Song for Aadesh Shrivastava); Soch (the song "Nikal Chali Be" for Jatin-Lalit); Rudraksh, Kal Ho Naa Ho (Sad version of the title track for Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy); Gangajal (Sandesh Shandilya); Popcorn Khao Mast Ho Jao (Vishal-Shekhar), Saawariya (Monty Sharma), and Om Shanti Om (Vishal-Shekhar) and the most popular song for Kaante ("Mahi Ve" for Anand Raaj Anand).
The versatile playback singer has also done quite a few albums to showcase her talent. Albums like Ni Main Yaar Nu Sajda Kardi, Piya and Winds of Rajasthan (for Times Music released early 2004) have brought out the class and grace in Richa's voice and her versatility as a singer.
In March 2011, Richa Sharma and her family inaugurated the Saibaba Temple in Faridabad, Haryana and launched her first Saibaba devotional album Sai Ki Tasveer released by SaReGaMa India...
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|2003||"Mahi Ve" (Kaante)||Bollywood Movie Award for Best Female Playback Singer||Won|
|2010||"Sajda" (My Name is Khan)||Mirchi Music Award for Female Vocalist of The Year||Nominated|
|2011||"Sajda" (My Name is Khan)||Zee Cine Award for Best Female Playback Singer||Won|
- She was the contestant on the NDTV Imagine singing reality show 'Dhoom Macha De'
- She hosted Antakshari with Anu Kapoor on Zee TV.
- She appeared on the singing reality show Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star as a guest judge.
- She also appeared on the singing reality show Indian Idol as a guest singer.
- She also appeared on the singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar as a guest singer.
- She also appeared on Sai Baba: Maalik Ek Sue Anek 2011 aired on STAR One
- She sang the title song for the STAR Plus show Sajda Tere Pyaar Mein.
- She sang the title song for the Sahara One show Doli Saja Ke.
- She sang the OST song for the HUM TV (PAKISTAN) Darama Yakeen ka Safar(Oh Mitti kay Parenday).
- On the Grand Finale from India's Got Talent season 4 she sang together with contestants Deepraj, Chanchal Bharti and Toshan
- In 2014 Richa Sharma has sung a song with Shaan, Palak Muchhal penned by Raghvendra Singh music direction of Navin Manish for Rajshri Production's TV show Mere rang mein rangne waali on Life Ok.
- On 28 January 2017, she appeared on "The Kapil Sharma Show" as guest.
- On 25 February 2017, Richa Sharma appeared on "Indian Idol" as guest.
- On 12 November 2018, Richa Sharma replaced Sona Mohapatra as the judge of Zee TV's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2018.
|1997||Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya||1||"Mohabbat Aisi Mehndi Hai"||Aadesh Shrivastava||Saawan Kumar Tak||Vipin Sachdeva|
|1999||Taal||2||"Ni Main Samajhh Gayi"||A. R. Rahman||Anand Bakshi||Sukhwinder Singh|
|2000||Hari-Bhari||3||"Hi Daiyya Hamra Naseeb"||Vanraj Bhatia||Maya Govind|
|Tarkieb||4||"Dupatte Ka Palloo"||Aadesh Shrivastava||Nida Fazli|
|Hera Pheri||5||"Tun Tunak Tun"||Anu Malik||Sameer Anjaan||K.K.|
|6||"Tun Tunak Tun" (Remix)|
|2001||Zubeidaa||7||"Chhodo More Baiyyan"||A. R. Rahman||Javed Akhtar|
|Farz||8||"Saare Sheher Mein"||Uttam Singh||Sameer Anjaan||K.K., Sunidhi Chauhan|
|Rahul||9||"Piya Ki Jogan"||Anu Malik||Anand Bakshi||Sunidhi Chauhan|
|Lajja||10||"Saajan Ke Ghar Jana Hai"||Sameer Anjaan||Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam|
|Indian||11||"Yeh Pyar"||Anand Raaj Anand||Anand Bakshi||Sunidhi Chauhan|
|Deewaanapan||12||"Kamli Kamli"||Aadesh Shrivastava||Sameer Anjaan||Sukhwinder Singh|
|2002||Ab Ke Baras||13||"Aaya Mahi"||Anu Malik||Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan|
|Soch||14||"Tohe Leke"||Jatin–Lalit||Sonu Nigam|
|Saathiya||15||"Chhalka, Chhalka Re"||A. R. Rahman||Gulzar||Mahalakshmi Iyer, Vaishali Samant, Shoma|
|Kaante||16||"Maahi Ve"||Anand Raaj Anand||Dev Kohli||Zubeen Garg, Sukhwinder Singh|
|2003||Haasil||17||"Police Case Na Ban Jaye"||Jatin–Lalit||Devmani Pandey|
|Hungama||18||"Ishq Jab" (Female Version)||Nadeem–Shravan||Sameer Anjaan|
|Kuch Naa Kaho||19||"Kehti Hai Yeh Hawa"||Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy||Javed Akhtar||Shankar Mahadevan|
|Baghban||20||"O Dharti Tarse"||Aadesh Shrivastava||Sameer Anjaan|
|Kal Ho Naa Ho||21||"Kal Ho Naa Ho" (Pathos)||Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy||Javed Akhtar||Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik|
|Aanch||22||"Tapki Jaye"||Sanjeev–Darshan||Mithlesh Sinha|
|2004||Khakee||23||"Mere Maula"||Ram Sampath||Sameer Anjaan||Kailash Kher|
|Woh Tera Naam Tha||24||"Sajan Ghar Challi Re"||Roopkumar Rathod||Alka Yagnik|
|Rudraksh||25||"Kya Dard Hai"||Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy||Sameer Anjaan||Shankar Mahadevan|
|Kismat||26||"Dil Teri Deewangi Mein"||Anand Raaj Anand||Dev Kohli||Anand Raaj Anand|
|Run||27||"Nahi Hona Nahi Hona"||Himesh Reshammiya||Sameer Anjaan||Kunal Ganjawala|
|Police Force: An Inside Story||28||"Chudiyaan"||Anand–Milind|
|Chot- Aj Isko, Kal Tereko||29||"Gayi Re Bhains"||Raju Singh||Amit Kumar, Sunil Chhaila Bihari, javed Khan|
|30||"Gayi Re Bhains" (Radio Mix)|
|Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao||31||"Dooriyan"||Vishal–Shekhar||Vishal Dadlani|
|32||"Dooriyan" (Feel The Rhythm Mix)|
|Let's Enjoy||33||"Kesariya Balam"||MIDIval Punditz||Ankur Tewari|
|Inteqam: The Perfect Game||34||"Tan Se Jo Chunri"||Anand–Milind|
|Musafir||35||"Rabba" (Kinky in Ibiza Mix)||Vishal–Shekhar||Kumaar, Dev Kohli|
|36||"Rabba" (Farewell To Sadness Mix)|
|37||"Mahi Ve" (Sleep With Destiny Mix)||Anand Raaj Anand||Dev Kohli||Sukhwinder Singh|
|Vanity Fair (English Movie)||38||"Gori Re (O Fair One)"||Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy||Javed Akhtar||Shankar Mahadevan|
|2005||Sheesha||39||"Assi Ishq Da Dard"||Dilip Sen - Sameer Sen||Dev Kohli||Shehzad|
|Kaal||40||"Tauba Tauba"||Salim–Sulaiman||Shabbir Ahmed||Sonu Nigam, Kunal Ganjawala, Sunidhi Chauhan|
|Nishaan: The Target||41|
|Mangal Pandey: The Rising||42||"Rasiya"||A. R. Rahman||Javed Akhtar||Bonnie Chakraborty|
|Vishwas: The Power of Faith||43||"Nikla Hai Chand Julfon Se"||Bappi Lahiri||Udit Narayan|
|2006||Manoranjan: The Entertainment||44||"Gore Badan Pe Laal Chunariya"||Nayab Raja||Zaheer Anwar|
|Souten: The Other Woman||45||"Souten Souten"||Anand–Milind||Praveen Bhardwaj||Sunidhi Chauhan|
|Pyare Mohan||46||"Ek Rub Sach Hai"||Anu Malik||Sameer Anjaan||Krishna Beura|
|Tom, Dick, and Harry||47||"Yeu Kashi Kashi Mi"||Himesh Reshammiya||Sonu Nigam|
|Mera Dil Leke Dekho||48||"Dil Le Ja"||Jatin–Lalit||Sadhana Sargam, Javed Ali, Sapna Mukherjee, Shakti Singh, Rahul Saxena|
|Umrao Jaan||49||"Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Na Kijo"||Anu Malik||Javed Akhtar|
|Baabul||50||"Baabul Bidaai"||Aadesh Shrivastava||Sameer Anjaan|
|2007||Water||51||"Sham Rang Bhar Do"||A. R. Rahman||Raqeeb Alam||Raqeeb Alam, Surjo Bhattacharya|
|Manorama Six Feet Under||52||"Dhokha"||Raiomond Mirza|
|Saawariya||53||"Daras Bina Nahin Chain"||Monty Sharma||Sameer Anjaan||Shail Hada, Parthiv Gohil|
|Om Shanti Om||54||"Jag Soona Soona Lage"||Vishal–Shekhar||Kumaar||Rahat Fateh Ali Khan|
|Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal||55||"Billo Rani"||Pritam||Javed Akhtar||Anand Raaj Anand|
|56||"Billo Rani" (Remix)|
|Aaja Nachle||57||"Jag Soona Soona Lage"||Salim–Sulaiman||Jaideep Sahni||Kailash Kher, Salim Merchant|
|Mohabbataan Sachiyaan (Punjabi Movie)||58||"Keri Keri Shay Teri Ankh Tuon Lukawaan"||Wajahat Attre|
|2008||Bhram||59||"Meri Akhiyaan"||Suhash Kulkarni||Kumaar|
|Pranali||60||"Sakhiyaan"||Anil Pandey||Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Mahalakshmi Iyer|
|Jannat||61||"Lambi Judai"||Pritam||Sayeed Quadri|
|Chamku||62||"Kithe Jawan"||Monty Sharma||Sameer Anjaan|
|Zindagi Tere Naam||64||"Kya Khata Ho Gayee"||Sajid–Wajid||Jalees Sherwani||Afzal Sabri|
|2009||Jugaad||65||"Tabahi Tabahi Tabahi"||Sachin Gupta||Sameer Anjaan||Mika Singh|
|Suno Na - Ek Nanhi Aawaz||66||"Pal Aaya Suhana"||Sanjoy Chowdhury||Yogesh||Kunal Ganjawala|
|Dekh Re Dekh||67||"Ladi Re Ladi Nazaria"||Abuzar Rizvi & Nayab Raja||Sanjay Mishra||Vinod Gwaar|
|2010||My Name Is Khan||68||"Sajda"||Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy||Niranjan Iyengar||Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shankar Mahadevan|
|Sadiyaan||69||"Sona Lagda Ve Mahi Sona Lagda"||Adnan Sami||Sameer Anjaan|
|Ek Second... Jo Zindagi Badal De?||70||"Dil Tukade Tukade Ho Gaya"||Arvinder Singh||Dr. Devendra Kafir||Arvinder Singh|
|Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta||71||"Fariyaad Hai"||Shujaat Khan||Amitabh Verma|
|Hello Darling||72||"Tere Dar Pe Aaya Leke Band Baja"||Pritam||Ashish Pandit||Ritu Pathak, Rana Mazumder|
|73||"Tere Dar Pe Aaya Leke Band Baja" (Remix) - (DJ A-Myth)|
|Action Replayy||74||"Zor Ka Jhatka"||Salim–Sulaiman||Irshad Kamil||Daler Mehndi|
|75||"Zor Ka Jhatka" (Remix)||Pritam||Master Saleem|
|Phas Gaye Re Obama||76||"Sara Pyaar Hai Bekaar"||Manish. J. Tipu||Shellee||Kailash Kher, Neha Dhupia|
|2011||Patiala House||77||"Aval Allah"||Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy||Anvita Dutt|
|Thank You||78||"Full Volume"||Pritam||Kumaar||Neeraj Shridhar, Suzanne D'Mello|
|79||"Full Volume" (Remix)||Neeraj Shridhar|
|Singham||80||"Maula Maula"||Ajay−Atul||Swanand Kirkire||Kunal Ganjawala|
|81||"Maula Maula" (Remix)|
|U R My Jaan||82||"Bin Tere We Mahi"||Sanjeev–Darshan||Sameer Anjaan||Master Saleem|
|Miley Naa Miley Hum||83||"Mahi Mahi"||Sajid–Wajid||Javed Akhtar||Wajid|
|2012||Shanghai||84||"Imported Kamariya"||Vishal-Shekhar||Anvita Dutt||Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani|
|2013||Ghanchakkar||85||"Lazy Lad"||Amit Trivedi||Amitabh Bhattacharya|
|Bombay Talkies||86||"Bombay Talkies" (Duet)||Amit Trivedi||Amitabh Bhattacharya||Kailash Kher|
|2016||Jai Gangaajal||87||"Najar Tori Raja"||Salim–Sulaiman||Manoj Muntashir, Prakash Jha|
|2018||Padmaavat||88||"Holi"||Sanjay Leela Bhansali||Traditional||Shail Hada|
|89||"Holi" (Tamil)||Madhan Karky||Arijit Singh|
|90||"Holi Aadaali" (Telugu)||Chaitanya Prasad|
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She is into charity as well