Poornima Shreshtha

Biography

"POORNIMA" (SUSHAMA SHRESHTHA) was born into the musical family of Mr. "BHOLA SHRESHTHA ", who was himself an extremely gifted and accomplished music composer, and tabla player. She began her musical journey as a child singer in the name of 'SUSHAMA SHRESHTHA', and gave her first public performance at the age of 7. Later, at the age of 9, she sang her first film song--- 'HAI NA BOLO BOLO PAPA KO MUMMY SE PYAAR HAI ' under the music direction of the illustrious musical duo - "SHANKER-JAIKISHEN", for the film 'ANDAZ'. The song was a major hit, and little Sushama's career was sealed. So she began her musical training under her father's able guidance. But, soon after, just six months later, on the 11th of April 1971, she suddenly lost her father to a massive cardiac arrest. In spite of such a major loss, Sushama created history when on the following day-- the 12th of April 1971,--- she went on stage to perform for a show that was her father's dream for her. After that there was no looking back. She was noticed by another famous musical duo 'KALYANJI - ANANDJI', who took her under their wings. And then of course she was picked by the greatest of them all-- Mr. 'R.D. BURMAN'-- who was instrumental in giving her the platform that she needed. As 'SUSHAMA SHRESHTHA' she went on to sing many hit songs.

But her success as a child prodigy bound Sushama to the image of a child singer,which limited her creativity as an artist.

She soon bounced back with a new image and a new name -- 'POORNIMA'. As 'POORNIMA' she went on to give another string of major hits. Namely--

  1. 1. Barsaat Mein Jab Aayega Saawan Ka Mahina -- Maa.
  2. 2. Tu Tu Tu Tu Tu Taara -- Bol Radha Bol.
  3. 3. Main Hun Gaon Ki Gori -- Bol Radha Bol.
  4. 4. Chane Ke Khet Mein -- Anjaam.
  5. 5. Sham Hai Dhuan Dhuan -- Diljale.
  6. 6. Oonchi Hai Building -- Judwaa.
  7. 7. Sona Kitna Sona Hai -- Hero No. 1.
  8. 8. Hai Hukku Hai Hukku -- Gopi Kishan.
  9. 9. Batti Na Bujha -- Gopi Kishan.
  10. 10. Chhatri Na Khol Barsaat Mein -- Gopi Kishan.
  11. 11. Sarkai Lyo Khatiya -- Raja Babu.
  12. 12. Oui Amma Oui Amma Kya Karta Hai -- Raja Babu.
  13. 13. Mr.Lova Lova -- Ishq.
  14. 14. Saiyan Ke Saath Madaiya Mein -- Eena Meena Deeka.
  15. 15. Dil Mein Hai Tu Dhadkan Mein Tu -- Daava.
  16. 16. San Sanana Saain Saain -- Banarasi Babu.
  17. 17. Dheere Dheere Nazar Ladne De -- Pehchaan.
  18. 18. Tukur Tukur Dekhte Ho Kya -- Masoom.


POORNIMA has also sung in all the major languages like -- Marathi, Gujrati, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Chattisgarhi, Napali, Punjabi, Haryanvi as well as Arabic. She now keeps herself busy with her stage performances, which gives her immense joy and creative satisfaction, and also keeps her connected with her fans in India and all over the world.

Filmography

Year Film Language Song Name Composer Notes
1971 Andaz Hindi "Hai Na Bolo Bolo" Shankar-Jaikishan Child artist – As Sushama Shreshtha
1973 Aa Gale Lag Jaa Hindi "Tera Mujhse Hain Pehle Ka Nata Koi"
"Aye Mere Bete"
Rahul Dev Burman Child artist – As Sushama Shreshtha
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for ""Tera Mujhse Hain"
1977 Hum Kisise Kum Naheen Hindi "Kya Hua Tera Wada" Rahul Dev Burman Child artist – As Sushama Shreshtha
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer
1980 Sindoor Nepali "Ali ali haar ho" Nati Kaji, Shiv Shankar
1986 Ankush Hindi "Itni Shakti Humein Dena Data" Kuldeep Singh Last song as Sushama Shreshtha
1989 Santaan Nepali "Kahawase aaibe Raam-Lachhuman"

"Piratii ko kitaab maa naulo paanaa thapchhaun"

Manohari Singh Co-singers- Udit Narayan, Deepa Narayan Jha (Gahatraj), Prasaad Shreshtha
1990 Tilhari Nepali "Nilo Nilo tyo aakaash" "Dhartee bharee khojdaa khojdaa" Jeewan Adhikari Co-singer- Suresh Wadkar
1991 Kanyadaan Nepali
Dhiki-chyau dhiki-chyau ghwaar ghwaar jaanto
Gaau swor kholera didi ra bahini (aka Teej ko rahar aayo baree lai)
Najaau na malaai chhodee, mukha modi, dil todi, chyaante mayalu
Manohari Singh Co-singers- Prakash Shrestha, Udit Narayan Deepa Narayan Jha (Gahatraj) and Prasaad Shreshtha
1991 Patthar Ke Phool Hindi "Naa Ja Naa Ja" Raamlaxman
1992 Bol Radha Bol Hindi "Main Hoon Gaon Ki Gori"
"Tu Tu Tu Tu Tara"
Anand-Milind
Maa Hindi "Barsat Mein Jab Aega" Anu Malik
Dharam Yodha Hindi "Kal Raat Mujhse Tu"
"Chori Se Chupke Chupke"
Pappu Khan
Chamatkar Hindi "Jawani Deewani" Anu Malik
1994 Anjaam Hindi "Chane Ke Khet Mein" Anand-Milind
Raja Babu Hindi "A Aa Ee O O O Mera Dil Na Todo (Female)"
"Sarkai Lo Khatiya"
"Ui Amma Ui Amma Kya Karata Hai"
Anand-Milind
Gopi Kishan Hindi "Haye Hukku Haye Hukku Haaye Haaye"
"Mera Mehboob Aayega"
"Batti Na Bujha"
Anand-Milind
Betaaj Badshah Hindi "Choodiyan Bajaoongi"
"Ek Chadar Do Sonewale"
Anand-Milind
Cheetah Hindi "Chu Chu Chu"
"Kashmakash Badhi To"
Jatin-Lalit
Udhaar Ki Zindagi Hindi "Dadaji Ki Chhadi Hoon Main" Anand-Milind
Laadla Hindi "Dhik Ta Na Na" Anand-Milind
Eena Meena Deeka Hindi "Eena Ko Mil Gayee Meena"
"Maine Kya Julam Kiya"
"Saiyan Ke Saath Madhaiya Mein"
"Tere Dwar Khada Hai Jogi"
"Towel Mein Baahar Jaaogi"
"Parody Song"
Anand-Milind
Aao Pyaar Karen Hindi "Oee Maa Ye Kya Ho Gaya" Aadesh Shrivastava
Vijaypath Hindi "Ladke Aaj Ke Ladke" Anu Malik
1995 Coolie No. 1 Hindi "Jeth Ki Dopahri Mein" Anand-Milind
God and Gun Hindi "Ban Gayee Ban Gayee" Anand-Milind
Vapsi Sajan Ki Hindi "Chadh Gaya Pyar Ka" Anand-Milind
Veer Hindi "Dhoom Dhadaka" Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
Angrakshak Hindi "Dil Mera Udaas Hai"
"Suno Suno Pyar Hua"
"Padhna Likhna Chhodo"
Anand-Milind
Raghuveer Hindi "Dil Tera Deewana" Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
Jawab Hindi "Ek Tak Ant Thak" Anu Malik
Taaqat Hindi "Love Me Love Me"
"Hun Huna Re Hun Huna"
Anand-Milind
Bewafa Sanam Hindi "Ooyee Ooyee Meri Amma" Nikhil-Vinay
1996 Bhishma Hindi "Mere Sine Main Dil Mera Bole" Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
Loafer Hindi "Aao Chalo Hum Karein"
"Kuch Kuch Kuch Ho Raha Hai"
Anand-Milind
Himmat Hindi "Behaka Behaka Kadam Hai" Anand-Milind
English Babu Desi Mem Hindi "Bharatpur Lut Gaya"
"Love Me Honey Honey"
Nikhil-Vinay
Mafia Hindi "Dil Mera Deewana Dhadke" Anand-Milind
Saajan Chale Sasural Hindi "Doob Ke Dariya Mein" Nadeem-Shravan
Apne Dam Par Hindi "Ek Ladki Phatakha" Aadesh Shrivastava
Rangbaaz Hindi "Sawan Ki Raat Suhani"
"Sola Kiye The Pure"
Bappi Lahiri
Diljale Hindi "Shaam Bhi Hain Dhuan Dhuan" Anu Malik
Masoom Hindi "Tukur Tukur Dekhate Ho Kya" Anand Raj Anand
1997 Judwaa Hindi "Tu Mere Dil Mein Bas Ja"
"Oonchi Hai Builiding"
"Tan Tana Tan Tan Tan Tara"
Anu Malik
Ishq Hindi "Mr. Lova Lova" Anu Malik
Hero No. 1 Hindi "Sona Kitna Sona Hai"
"Maine Paidal Se Ja Raha Tha"
Anand-Milind Nominated – Zee Cine Award for Best Female Playback Singer for "Sona Kitna Sona Hai"
Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat Hindi "Chanda Ki Chori" Aadesh Shrivastava
Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi Hindi "Mujhe Hero Ban Jaane De"
"Jumme Ke Jumme"
"Samosa Mein Aaloo"
Anu Malik
Shapath Hindi "Chum Le Mere Balon" Anand-Milind
Daava Hindi "Dil Mein Hai Tu" Jatin-Lalit
Zameer Hindi "Dekho To Palat Ke" Anand-Milind
Deewana Mastana Hindi "Hungama Ho Gaya" Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Mrityudata Hindi "Illa Loo Illa Loo"
"Tak Jhoom"
Anand-Milind
Bhai Hindi "Mujhe Ek Bar" Anand-Milind
Insaaf Hindi "Taana Tandaana" Anand-Milind
1998 Badmaash Hindi "Aashiq Aashiq" Shyam-Surender
Kudrat Hindi "Ab Tak Hai Puri Azadi" Rajesh Roshan
Sher-E-Hindustan Hindi "Chhuyi Muyi"
"Chikne Chikne Gaal"
Anand-Milind
Chandaal Hindi "Chod Chod N Kalaayi Sajna"
"Chod De Jaaneman"
Anand-Milind
Mard Hindi "Dil Dhadak Mera" Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
Hitler Hindi "Galon Se Khelun Main" Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
Vinashak Hindi "Godna God Mohe" Viju Shah
Hatyara Hindi "Gore Gore Galo Wali" Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
1999 Biwi No.1 Hindi "Biwi No 1" Anu Malik
Haseena Maan Jaayegi Hindi "Panga Na Le Mere Naal" Anu Malik
Gair Hindi "Aankhon Mein Mohabbat" Anand-Milind
Maa Kasam Hindi "Angoorwali Bagiyan" Anand-Milind
Sanyasi Mera Naam Hindi "Arrey Arrey" Anand-Milind
Hote Hote Pyar Ho Gaya Hindi "Laddu Motichur Ka" Anand Raj Anand
2000 Chal Mere Bhai Hindi "Aaj Kal Ki Ladkiyan" Anand-Milind
Jwalamukhi Hindi "Chan Chana Chan" Anand-Milind
Agniputra Hindi "Choona Na Mera Ghungta" Nikhil-Vinay
Shikari Hindi "Gora Pareshaan Hai" Aadesh Shrivastava
Champion Hindi "Lelo Lelo" Anu Malik
2001 Prince No. 1 Hindi "Ab Tu Meri" Mani Sharma
Zahreela Hindi "Hai Ram Buddhe Me" Anand-Milind
Ittefaq Hindi "Raaton Ko" Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta Hindi "Suno Miya Suno" Anand Raj Anand
2003 Mudda Hindi "Godanva" Pritam
2004 Police Force Hindi "Maina Kunwari" Anand-Milind
2007 Sarhad Paar Hindi "Aadha Sach" Anand Raj Anand
2009 Dushmani Hindi "Lehnge Se Lage Hawa" Nikhil-Vinay
2013 Apple Penne Hindi "Amma Unnai" Mani Sharma