Hema Sardesai

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Hema Sardesai
Hemaa Sardesai at HICONS Bash
Background information
Genres Indian classical music, Folk, Indipop
Occupation(s) Singer, Playback singer, Composer
Instruments Vocalist
Years active 1989-present

Hema Sardesai also known as Hemaa Sardesai is an Indian playback singer, Hema, hails from Goa, in India, and was born in Mumbai.

Early life

Her talent was first discovered at the tender age of six by her school teacher, Late Mrs. Sequiera. She made her stage debut at 8 years, at the popular Navratri Festival where her talent was further endorsed by the Gujarati Samaj. She has accomplished the Sangeet Visharad in Indian Classical music, besides nurturing her passion for Western Pop music[1].who has sung several songs for Bollywood films[2], and has released several Indipop albums.[3].Sardesai is the only Indian Singer to win the Grand Prix at the International Pop Song Festival in Germany, and the only female singer other than Lata Mangeshkar to perform at the celebrations for the 50th year of India's Independence day.

Awards and honours

  • 1989 - 16th International Pop Song Festival, Grand Prix in Germany[4]
  • 2006 - All India Woman's Conference, Gomant Tejaswini Award for her outstanding achievements in the music field.[4]
  • 2015- On the 9th of Oct 2015, Hemaa was honoured with the Icon of the Year award at the 35th Brands Academy Awards evening[4].
  • 2015-In March 2015, Hemaa was also honoured with the Woman of the Year award, by Very. The event honours a leading lady of substance every year, for her unparalleled contribution to society across various fields.[4]
  • 2015-In March 2015, Hemaa was selected for the Karmaveer Puraskaar award held in New Delhi for her able activity to many a social cause, above all for her silent contribution to the causes.[4]
  • 2014-On Aug 2014, Hemaa was honoured with the PHD Excellence award in New Delhi.[4]
  • Hemaa was awarded the Hiramanek award titled International Women Achievers award, for her achievements.[4]
  • Hemaa is also the recipient of the International Achievers Award at the International Women's Conference of Art Of Living.[4]
  • MTV Immies nominated Hemaa as 'Best Female Singer', for her song 'Qayamat' from the film Qayamat.[4][5]

Filmography as singer



Year Film
1997 Sapnay
1997 Pardes (film)
1998 Zor (film)
1998 Soldier (1998 Indian film)
1999 Biwi No.1
1999 Mann (film)
1999 Jaanam Samjha Karo
2000 Astitva
2000 Josh (2000 film)
2000 Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai
2001 Aśoka (film)
2001 Yaadein (2001 film)
2001 Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachaao
2001 Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe
2003 Baghban (film)
2003 Qayamat: City Under Threat
2003 Khushi (2003 Hindi film)
2003 Zameen (2003 film)
2005 Garam Masala (2005 film)
2007 Chak De! India
2017 Power of Love (feat. Mishaal)


  1. ^ "Singer Hema Sardesai to make American debut". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Hema Sardesai". Veethi.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Hema's biography". Archived from the original on 17 October 2007.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Awards". Archived from the original on 2 June 2010.
  5. ^ "Hema Sardesai - Marathisanmaan". Marathisanmaan.com. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Hema Sardesai". Hungama.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.

External links

  • Hema Sardesai on IMDb
  • "Singer Hema Sardesai condemns Sadhavi Saraswati's beef remarks". Thehindu.com. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  • "People in the industry expected sexual favours from singer Hema Sardesai". Zeenews.india.com. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  • "Hema Sardesai; singer". Facebook. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  • "Hema Sardesai launches 'Power of Love'". Nationalheraldindia.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  • "Hema Sardesai". Gaana.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  • "Hema Sardesai Joins Forces with Hollywood Producer for Her New Single". Indiawest.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  • "Hema Sardesai goes international again". Thehindu.com. 22 December 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2018.

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