A tomboyish singer having a high-pitch voice, Falguni Pathak turned into a superstar overnight with her debut album Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi. Falguni’s adorable and catchy romantic numbers won millions of hearts as they circulated endlessly on TV shows turning her into a sensational star. Romantic quests, schoolgirls giddy with love feeling, feminine bond over men and a few more things -all of these were standard features in her videos. She has a smiling presence in all her videos. Her gestures and lyrics became relatable by the young and for this reasons her romantic songs were a big hit.
She was considered as a pop star in the Indipop industry but she dresses differently than other pop celebs. Whether screen or off-screen, you will see her in her unique way, short unfussy hair and a little makeup. She is a sought after vocalist who lightens ups the Navratri festival every year wither melodious voice. Now considered as “The Dandiya Queen,” she also sings traditional Gujarati songs and hymns.
Born on 12th March 1969 in Vadodara, Gujrat, she was the fifth daughter of her parents. Falguni’s parents were expecting a boy when she was about to born. This may be one of the reasons for her tomboyish dressing style. Also, her elder’s sisters dressed her as a boy while playing with her in childhood. She received her training in folk music from Diwaliben Bhil and was also trained under Bhavdeep Jaipurwale for 5 years.
Her first song was recorded with Alka Yagnik when she was 10 years old for a Gujarati movie. However, she made a mark with ‘Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi. Other popular hits included ‘Maine Payal Hai Chankai’, ‘Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye’, ‘O Piya O Piya’, ‘Sawan Mein’. On her way to success, she has managed to gran MTV Video Music Award for her album ‘Maine Payal Hai Chalkayi.’
The nightingale who took dandiya to a whole new level is there to stay. She took no time to foray in the Indi pop scene and soon became a part of the big league. Her tomboyish look, incongruous with her soulful voice that has always been an indispensable feature of many dandiya celebrations. An undisputed dandiya queen creates sensation within the crowd. Her live concerts have always managed to draw a huge crowd as they fall in love with her voice whenever she performs. Pathak’s stage presence is incredible as she makes everyone sing and dance to her tunes.
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