Anuradha Paudwal: Celebrating the Iconic Voice on Her Birth Anniversary

Let’s celebrate Anuradha Paudwal’s birthday by taking a look at her amazing journey in music. She was born on October 27, 1954, in Mumbai, and she’s not just a singer but a special one. In a time when famous singers like Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar, and Alka Yagnik were ruling the music world, Anuradha Paudwal stood out with her unique voice. During the 80s and 90s, she became a big name in Bollywood. People loved Anuradha Paudwal songs. The media praised her a lot, calling her one of the best in the music business. Anuradha didn’t just win the hearts of people; she also got important awards like the Padma Shri and four Filmfare awards from 1990 to 1992. So, on her special day, let’s explore the magic of her songs that still make us feel happy and connected, no matter our age. 

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Without further ado, here is the Anuradha Paudwal songs list which includes some of her best bhajans and Bollywood tracks: 

1. Ambe Tu Hai Jagdambe Kaali 

Ambe Tu Hai Jagdambe Kali 

Jai Durge Khappar Wali 

Tere Hi Gun Gaaye Bharati 

O Maiya, Hum Sab Utarey Teri Aarti 

Tere Jagat Ke Bhakt Janan Par Bhid Padi Hai Bhari Maa 

Daanav Dal Par Toot Pado Maa Karke Singh Sawari 

So So Singho Se Tu Bal Shali 

Asth Bhujao Wali, Dushton Ko Pal Mein Sangharti 

O Maiya, Hum Sab Utarey Teri Aarti 

“Ambe Tu Hai Jagdambe Kali” is a soul-stirring devotional anthem that transcends time with the ethereal voice of the legendary Anuradha Paudwal. This Hindi devotional song, a gem from the album “Aartiyan,” resonates with the devout hearts, celebrating the divine essence of Goddess Durga. 

Anuradha Paudwal, known for her mesmerizing renditions of devotional melodies, delivers a powerful performance, infusing each note with devotion and reverence. As a stalwart in the realm of Hindi music, her rendition of “Ambe Tu Hai Jagdambe Kali” stands out as a testament to her unparalleled artistry. 

The lyrics, a traditional composition, weave a tapestry of devotion, praising Goddess Durga as the formidable force, the protector, and the embodiment of divine grace. The song beautifully articulates the glory of the goddess, invoking a sense of awe and reverence among listeners. 

Album: Aartiyan 

Singer: Anuradha Paudwal 

Music Director: Arun Paudwal 

Lyricist: Traditional 

Music Label: T-Series 

2. Main Pardesi Hoon 

Main Pardesi Hoon Pahli Baar Aaya Hu 

Main Pardesi Hoon Pahli Baar Aaya Hu 

Darshan Karne Maiya ke Darbar Aaya Hu 

Pahli Baar Aaya Hu Pahli Baar Aaya Hu 

Main Pardesi Hoon Pahli Baar Aaya Hu 

“Main Pardesi Hoon” is a captivating Hindi bhajan that resonates with the soul, featuring the iconic voices of Anuradha Paudwal and Udit Narayan. This devotional melody, a jewel from the album “Maiya Rani,” marks another triumphant collaboration between these celebrated artists. 

Anuradha Paudwal, renowned for her mastery in rendering bhakti songs, pours her heart into the rendition, bringing forth a divine fervor that captivates listeners. Udit Narayan’s melodic resonance complements the spiritual journey, creating a harmonious blend that elevates the devotional experience. 

The lyrics, penned by Saral Kavi, unfold a tale of a devotee, a ‘pardesi’ (foreigner), making his inaugural pilgrimage to the sacred abode of Mother Goddess. The verses not only express the excitement and anticipation of the pilgrim but also convey the spiritual significance of the journey. The narrative is woven with a delicate thread of devotion, inviting the listener to embark on a sacred sojourn to the divine sanctuary. 

Bhajan: Main Pardesi Hoon 

Singer: Anuradha Paudwal, Udit Narayan 

Music Director: Anand Raj Anand 

Lyricist: Saral Kavi 

Album: Maiya Rani 

Music Label: T-Series 

3. Ugg ho suraj dev 

Uga He Suraj Dev 

Bhel Bhinsarva 

Aragh Ke Re Berwa 

Pujan Ke Re Berwa Ho 

Badki Pukare Dev 

Dunu Kar Jorwa 

Aragh Ke Re Berwa 

Pujan Ke Re Berwa Ho 

“Ugg Ho Suraj Dev” is a vibrant and soul-stirring Hindi bhakti song that radiates with the celestial voice of Anuradha Paudwal. This devotional masterpiece is a part of the album “Chhath Pooja Ke Geet,” and it stands as a testament to the divine synergy between Anuradha Paudwal’s vocals and the musical brilliance of Surinder Kohli. 

The lyrics, penned by Vinay Bihari, paint a vivid picture of the Chhath Pooja, an ancient Hindu festival dedicated to the Sun God. The verses are a heartfelt invocation, praising the Sun God for his benevolence and seeking his blessings. The rhythmic cadence of the lyrics, coupled with Anuradha Paudwal’s emotive rendition, creates an enchanting atmosphere, transporting listeners to the sacred ambiance of Chhath Pooja. 

Surinder Kohli’s musical direction infuses the song with energy and spiritual fervor. The traditional instruments and melodic arrangements complement Anuradha Paudwal’s powerful vocals, resulting in a musical journey that is both uplifting and transcendental. 

Singer: Anuradha Paudwal  

Music Director: Surinder Kohli 

Lyricist: Vinay Bihari  

Album: Chhath Pooja Ke Geet 

Music Label: T-Series 

4. O Aaye Tere Bhawan  

O aaye tere Bhawan, 

De De apni sharan 

Rahe tujh mein magan, 

thaam kar yeh charan 

Tann mann mein bhakti jyot 

teri hey mata jalte rahe 

Tann mann mein bhakti jyot 

teri hey mata jalte rahe 

“O Aaye Tere Bhawan” is a divine invocation, a musical journey that transcends the earthly realm and ascends into the spiritual sphere. Anuradha Paudwal, accompanied by the soulful resonance of Sonu Nigam, delivers a mesmerizing rendition that unfolds like a hymn of devotion. This Hindi bhajan, a jewel from the film “Jai Maa Vaishno Devi,” showcases the prowess of Amar-Utpal’s musical composition and Bharat Acharya’s evocative lyrics. 

The song unfolds with an earnest plea, “O aaye tere Bhawan, de de apni sharan,” inviting listeners to seek refuge in the divine abode. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of devotion, with devotees losing themselves in the divine presence, finding solace and peace at the feet of the revered Mother Goddess. 

As the melody progresses, the rhythm and melody intertwine, creating a celestial atmosphere that mirrors the celebration within the realms of devotion. The call, “Jai Mata Di,” echoes with fervor, uniting the faithful in a collective chorus of adoration. 

Anuradha Paudwal and Sonu Nigam’s voices blend seamlessly, infusing the composition with an emotional depth that resonates with devotees on a profound level. The music, released under the esteemed T-Series label, adds to the cultural and spiritual significance of the song, making it a timeless piece in the repertoire of Anuradha Paudwal’s bhakti songs. 

Devi Bhajan: O Aaye Tere Bhawan  

Singers: Anuradha Paudwal, Sonu Nigam   

Music Director: Amar-Utpal   

Lyricist: Bharat Acharya   

Film Title: Jai Maa Vaishno Devi 

Music Label: T-Series 

5. Uss Ladki Pe Dil Aaya 

Raato main jagaya 

Neendo ko udaya 

Raato main jagaya 

Neendo ko udaya 

Mera dil bhi churaya hai 

Uss ladki pe dil aaya 

Jis ne mujhe sataya hai 

Uss ladki pe dil aaya 

Jis ne mujhe sataya hai 

“Ladki Pe Dil Aaya” from the movie “Naam Gum Jaayega” is a timeless Hindi song that beautifully captures the essence of love and longing. With the soulful voices of Anuradha Paudwal and Kumar Sanu, this melody has etched its place as a classic in Anuradha Paudwal’s extensive list of hits. 

The lyrics, penned by Praveen Bhardwaj, are a poetic expression of the emotions that love ignites. The song narrates the tale of a heart that has been captivated and enchanted by a girl, weaving a narrative of stolen glances, sleepless nights, and the intoxicating effect of love. The blend of heartfelt lyrics and the emotive rendition by Anuradha Paudwal and Kumar Sanu creates a musical experience that resonates with listeners across generations. 

Anand Shrivastav and Milind Shrivastav’s musical composition elevates the song to greater heights, infusing it with a timeless quality. The melody seamlessly intertwines with the emotions expressed in the lyrics, creating an enchanting atmosphere that tugs at the heartstrings. 

Album / Movie: Naam Gum Jaayega 2005 

Star Cast: Dia Mirza, Rakesh Bapat, Aryan Vaid, Mandira Bedi, Divya Dutta, Anil Nagrath, Sandeep Mehta 

Singer: Anuradha Paudwal, Kumar Sanu 

Music Director: Anand Shrivastav, Milind Shrivastav 

Lyrics: Praveen Bhardwaj 

6. Dheere Dheere  

Dheere Dheere Se Meri Zindagi Mein Aana 

Dheere Dheere Se Mere Dil Ko Churaana 

Tum Se Pyaar Humein Kitna Hai Jaane Jaan 

Tumse Milkar Tumko Hai Bataana 

“Dheere Dheere Se” from the film “Aashiqui” is an iconic Hindi song that has left an indelible mark on the landscape of Bollywood music. Sung by the melodious duo of Anuradha Paudwal and Kumar Sanu, this timeless classic showcases the magic they bring to romantic ballads. 

The song’s lyrics, penned by Rani Malik, resonate with the emotions of love, longing, and the gradual blossoming of a romance. The poetic verses beautifully convey the feelings of a heart that surrenders itself slowly and tenderly to the captivating power of love. 

Anuradha Paudwal’s soulful rendition, paired with Kumar Sanu’s heartfelt vocals, creates a symphony of emotions that has the power to transport listeners to the world of romance. The music, composed for the film “Aashiqui,” becomes a vehicle for expressing the passion and intensity of love, making it a perennial favourite. 

Film: Aashiqui 

Singer: Anuradha Paudwal, Kumar Sanu 

Lyricist: Rani Malik 

Artist: Anu Agarwal, Rahul Roy 

Music On: T-Series 

7. Mhare Hiwda Mein Nache Mor 

Mhare Hiwda Mein Nache Mor, Tak Thaiya Thaiya, 

Bhavre Ne Machaya Shor, Khili Dil Ki Kaliyan, 

Badla Mausam, Badle Nazare, Ya Badla Hai Nazariya 

The song “Mhare Hiwda Mein Nache Mor” from the movie “Hum Saath Saath Hain” is a festive and celebratory expression of love and togetherness. Sung by a talented ensemble including Anuradha Paudwal, the song’s lively rhythm and soulful lyrics evoke the joyous atmosphere of a family celebration. Composed by Raamlaxman, the music adds a vibrant touch to the movie’s narrative, directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya. As a part of Anuradha Paudwal’s impressive collection of Hindi songs, this track stands out for its infectious energy and the seamless blending of multiple voices. 

Movie: Hum Saath Saath Hain  

Singer: Kavita Krishnamurthy, Hariharan, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal  

Music: Raamlaxman 

Director: Sooraj R. Barjatya 

8. Kore Kore Sapne

Kore kore sapne mere 

Barson se the kitne adhoore 

Dheere dheere rang saja ke
Toone kar diye unko poore 

Vaada hai vaada chaahenge tumko 

Jeevan se zyada hai vaada vaada 

“Kore Kore Sapne” from the movie “Sooryavansham” is a soulful melody that transcends time with the enchanting vocals of Anuradha Paudwal and Kumar Sanu. This Hindi song, written by Sameer and composed by Anu Malik, captures the essence of unfulfilled dreams and the gradual realization of aspirations. 

The song narrates the journey of dreams that have been incomplete for years, gradually gaining color and completion. The lyrics beautifully express the promise and commitment to fulfill those dreams, going beyond the limits of life itself. The combination of Anuradha Paudwal’s emotive rendition and Kumar Sanu’s soul-stirring vocals adds a layer of depth to the composition. 

Movie Title: Sooryavansham 

Lyricist: Sameer 

Music Director: Anu Malik 

Star Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Soundarya, Rachana Banerjee, Jayasudh, Anupam Kher, Mukesh Rishi, Shivaji Satam, Rajesh Khattar, Aahuthi Prasad, Bindu, Delhi Rejeshwari, Neelima, Kader Khan, Brahmanandam, Gangadhar Panday 

Director: E V V Satya Narayana 

Producer: G A Seshagiri Rao 

Singers: Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal 

9. My Name Is Lakhan 

My Name Is Lakhan 

My Name Is Lakhan 

Sajanon Ka Sajan 

Mera Naam Hai Lakhan 

Ae Ji O Ji Lo Ji Suno Ji 

Main Hu Man Mauji 

Karta Hu Main Jo Woh Tum Bhi Karo Ji 

One To Ka Four, Four To Ka One 

My Name Is Lakhan 

My Name Is Lakhan 

Sajanon Ka Sajan 

Mera Naam Hai Lakhan 

“My Name Is Lakhan” from the iconic movie “Ram Lakhan” is a timeless Hindi song that reverberates with the vibrant energy of the late 80s. Sung by the talented trio of Mohammad Aziz, Anuradha Paudwal, and Nitin Mukesh, this song is a celebration of the spirited character Lakhan, played by Anil Kapoor in the film. 

The catchy beats, lively rhythms, and playful lyrics by Anand Bakshi contribute to making this track an evergreen hit. Anuradha Paudwal’s dynamic vocals infuse the song with a sense of enthusiasm, perfectly complementing the film’s narrative. 

Movie: Ram Lakhan 

Singer: Mohammad Aziz, Anuradha Paudwal, Nitin Mukesh  

Music: Laxmikant-Pyarelal  

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi 

Label: Saregama India Limited 

Year: 1989

10. Tera Naam Liya 

Mujhe Tumse Hain Kitne Gile 

Haa Haa Haa  

Tum Kitne Din Baad Mile 

Kyun Kyun Kyun 

Mujhe Tumse Hain Kitne Gile 

Tum Kitne Din Baad Mile 

Bolo Itne Din Kya Kiya 

“Tera Naam Liya” is a poignant Hindi song from the Bollywood film “Ram Lakhan,” featuring the soulful voices of Manhar Udhas and Anuradha Paudwal. The song, composed by the iconic duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal, and written by Anand Bakshi, weaves a tale of love, longing, and anticipation. 

The lyrics of the song express the emotional journey of separation and the joy of reunion. The protagonist reflects on the grievances and moments spent in yearning for a loved one’s return. Anuradha Paudwal’s heartfelt rendition, combined with the evocative lyrics, creates a timeless melody that resonates with listeners. 

The music, a creation of Laxmikant-Pyarelal, is a harmonious blend of classical and contemporary elements, enhancing the emotional impact of the song. As a part of the soundtrack for the film “Ram Lakhan,” directed by Subhash Ghai, “Tera Naam Liya” contributes significantly to the film’s narrative, adding depth to the characters and storyline. 

Released in 1989, “Tera Naam Liya” continues to be cherished as one of Anuradha Paudwal’s best performances, capturing the hearts of music enthusiasts with its emotional depth and timeless melody. The song beautifully encapsulates the essence of love and remains an enduring classic in the vast landscape of Hindi film music. 

Movie: Ram Lakhan 

Singer: Manhar Udhas, Anuradha Paudwal 

Director: Subhash Ghai 

Producer: Ashok Ghai 

Music Director: Laxmikant-Pyarelal 

Lyricist: Anand Bakshi 

11. Jai Shiv Omkara 

This Anuradha Paudwal Bhakti song is the first song on our list. Lord Shiva is celebrated with this beautiful shiv aarti titled ‘Jai Shiv Omkara’ which is a composition by Shivanand Swami. A cover version of this aarti was released in 2016 by Anuradha Paudwal and Kavita Paudwal which became extremely popular. It talks about Sattva, rajas, and tamas – the three Gunas, and how by reciting the aarti to the Lord of all three, one will realise their desires. 

Album: Aarti

Singer: Anuradha Paudwal 

Composer: Shekhar Sen

Lyricist: Traditional

Music Label: T-Series 

12. Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain 

The title track of the film Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain starring Anil Kapoor and Kajol came out in the year 1999 and was sung by Anuradha Paudwal along with Kumar Sanu. The lyrics for the same were penned down by Sameer and the music director of this track was Anu Malik. It’s an evergreen, romantic track which remains one of Anuradha Paudwal’s best songs till date. 

Film: Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain 

Singer: Anuradha Paudwal, Kumar Sanu 

Lyricist: Sameer 

Music Director: Anu Malik  

Artist: Anil Kapoor, Kajol, Anupam Kher 

13. Dhak Dhak Karne Laga 

The film Beta starring Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit came out in 1992. The song Dhak Dhak Karne Laga from its album is another one of Anuradha Paudwal’s songs loved by the masses. Udit Narayan accompanies her as a singer on the track. It’s lyrics are penned by Sameer and music directed by Anand Malik. 

Movie: Beta 

Star cast: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit 

Singer: Anuradha Paudwal, Udit Narayan 

Music Director: Anand Milind 

Lyricist: Sameer 

Music Label: T-Series 

14. Om Jai Jagdish Hare 

In the album ‘Aartiyan’, the Anuradha Paudwal song Om Jai Jagdish Hare appears. It’s a devotional song dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Arun Paudwal composed the music for the aarti, with lyrics from Pandit Shardha Ram Phillauri. T-Series released Aarti on 29 May 2011. There is no doubt that this is one of the most popular bhajans by Anuradha Paudwal. Moreover, this song has appeared in a number of Bollywood films. In this way, it has gained in popularity. It was originally released on the album Maani Aarti No Thaal in 1994. 

Album Name: Aartiyan 

Singer: Anuradha Paudwal 

Music Director: Arun Paudwal 

Lyricist: Traditional 

Music Label: T-Series 

15. Maiyya Yashoda 

Maiyya Yashoda is an evergreen classic Anuradha Paudwal song from the blockbuster Family drama movie Hum Saath Saath Hain that came out in 1999. It was sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik and Anuradha Paudwal. The music for this song was composed by Raamlaxman. The video for Maiyya Yashoda is also quite famous for its dance choreography, costumes and the performances. 

Movie: Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999) 

Singers: Anuradha Paudwal, Alka Yagnik 

Music: Ram Laxman 

Lyrics: Kiran R 

Director: Sooraj Barjatya 

16. Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin 

Anuradha Paudwal, Kumar Sanu, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Babla Mehta and Debashish Dasgupta sang on the soundtrack for Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, which is one of the highlights of the film. Nadeem-Shravan composed the music, and it ranked as the 5th best-selling Bollywood soundtrack of 1991. The title track Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin is an Anuradha Paudwal hit song which got her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 1992. 

Movie: Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin 

Singer: Anuradha Paudwal, Kumar Sanu 

Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Pooja Bhatt 

Lyrics: Faaiz Anwar 

Music Label: Tseries 

17. Man Mera Mandir, Shiv Meri Puja 

Anuradha Paudwal is known for singing Shiva Aradhana songs that are among her most engaging. Directed by Sameer and Dilip Se, Man Mera Mandir, Shiv Meri Puja is one of the most popular Anuradha Paudwal devotional songs. The meaning of this song is that my heart is where the Lord is located, and Shiva is the deity that I worship. Sameer and Dilip Sen directed the song. 

Shiv Bhajan: Man Mera Mandir Shiv Meri Puja 

Album: Shiv Aaradhana 

Singer: Anuradha Paudwal 

Music Director: Dilip Sen- Sameer Sen

Music Label: T-Series 

18. Chhoti Chhoti Raatein 

Picking another from Anuradha Paudwal’s bollywood songs list, this is a song that many 90s kids will fondly remember. Chhoti Chhoti Raatein is sung by Anuradha Paudwal and Sony Nigam. The lyrics were penned down by Faaiz Anwaar and the music director for the track was Nikhil and Vinay. Priyanshu Chatterji and Sandali Sinha performed in the video for this song. 

Film: Tum Bin… Love Will Find A Way 

Singer: Sonu Nigam, Anuradha Paudwal 

Lyricist: Faaiz Anwaar 

Music Director: Nikhil, Vinay 

Artist: Priyanshu Chatterji, Sandali Sinha 

Music On: T -Series 

19. Bum Bum Bum Bhole 

The final Anuradha Paudwal song on this list, it is one of the most popular tracks on Barah Jyotirling. The composition is by Shailesh Dani and Dr. Manoj Salpekar wrote the lyrics. Times Music Spiritual also labelled the album. It is one of the favourite Shiva bhajans among devotees. As you listen to this song, you will experience a peaceful yet energetic vibe. Hence, it has gained a lot of popularity among devotees. Om Namah Shivay – the Anuradha Paudwal song is another one of her famous bhajan renditions. 

Singer: Anuradha Paudwal 

Album: Barah Jyotirling 

Composer: Shailesh Dani 

Lyrics: Dr. Manoj Salpekar 

Language: Hindi 


The playlist of Anuradha Paudwal songs is a journey through diverse emotions – from the devotional fervour of “Ugg Ho Suraj Dev” to the romantic allure of “Dheere Dheere.” Whether expressing the joy of family celebrations in “Mhare Hiwda Mein Nache Mor” or portraying the intensity of love in “Tera Naam Liya,” each song encapsulates a piece of the human experience. 

The essence of Anuradha Paudwal’s legacy lies not only in the melody of her voice but also in the emotions she effortlessly conveys. As we explore the magic of her songs on this special occasion, we are reminded that her music continues to transcend time, making us feel happy and connected, regardless of our age. 

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