Anuradha Paudwal is a popular playback singer in Bollywood, India. She has been one of the leading playback singers since Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle. She was the first singer to challenge the monopoly of the Mangeshkar singers, with a spate of successes in the Hindi Playback industry.
Anuradha sang in a number of Marathi movies including the memorable “Disate Majalaa” (Ashtavinayak), “Raja Lalakaari”, and “Kaalyaa Maatita Maatitaa”. Most of these movies had music by the duo of Anil-Arun, Arun being her husband, who collaborated with Anil Mohile to form a pair.
Anuradha gained recognition with her popular numbers for the movie, Hero, for composers Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Her collaboration with Laxmikant Pyarelal produced more success with songs for “Meri Jung”(O mere Kwabon ke), “Batwara”(Thaare Vaaste Re Dola-Tu maro kaun lage),”Nagina” and many more. “Ram Lakhan” saw Laxmikant Pyarelal giving three major hit songs to Anuradha. Their association ended with “Tezaab” where she sang two good numbers for them- “Kehdo ki tum” and “Hum tumko Dilbar Kyon mane”.