Anuradha Paudwal (born 27 October 1952) is an Indian playback singer in Bollywood. Anuradha Paudwal honored with honorary degree of D.Lit., the second singer who receives this degree after Lata Mangeshkar. In 2017, the Government of India awarded her Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, in recognition of her achievements.She is a four-time winner from 15 nominations of the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer,a recipient of the National Film Award. She has sung 8996 songs in Hindi only and some songs of other languages including her marathi songs. she is also very popular in devotional songs. Kavita Paudwal is her daughter, she is also a popular bhajan as well as a bollywood singer. Kavita took training from her mother, Anuradha Paudwal with Suresh Wadkar. Anuradha Paudwal is also best known for crooning devotional songs (bhajans) and is a known face in Devotional field. She has sung numerous bhajans in hindi and many other languages. She has sung many bhajans. Some of her albums are Aaja Maa, Durga Amritwani, Mahakali Amritwani, Shri Saraswati Chalisa, Jai Triveni Sangam Har Har, Mahamrutunjya Mantra Jaap Mala, Gayatri Mantra, Durga Saptshati, Navdurga Vandana, Mahakali Chalisa, Jai Kali Kali Kali and many more. She has sung more than 1,500 bhajans. She has an foundation named Suryauday. Most of the bhajans by her were released under the label T-Series. She has sung in several languages including Hindi, Kannada, Rajasthani, Pahari, Marathi, Sanskrit, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Assamese, Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Nepali and Maithili.
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