"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--
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.
|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|
|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"
|Maa||Hindi||"Barsat Mein Jab Aega"||Anu Malik|
|Dharam Yodha||Hindi||"Kal Raat Mujhse Tu"
"Chori Se Chupke Chupke"
|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"
|Gopi Kishan||Hindi||"Haye Hukku Haye Hukku Haaye Haaye"
"Mera Mehboob Aayega"
"Batti Na Bujha"
|Betaaj Badshah||Hindi||"Choodiyan Bajaoongi"
"Ek Chadar Do Sonewale"
|Cheetah||Hindi||"Chu Chu Chu"
"Kashmakash Badhi To"
|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"
|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"
|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"
|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"
|Himmat||Hindi||"Behaka Behaka Kadam Hai"||Anand-Milind|
|English Babu Desi Mem||Hindi||"Bharatpur Lut Gaya"
"Love Me Honey Honey"
|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"
|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"
|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"
|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"
|Bhai||Hindi||"Mujhe Ek Bar"||Anand-Milind|
|Kudrat||Hindi||"Ab Tak Hai Puri Azadi"||Rajesh Roshan|
"Chikne Chikne Gaal"
|Chandaal||Hindi||"Chod Chod N Kalaayi Sajna"
"Chod De Jaaneman"
|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|
|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|