Sandhya Mukherjee Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 90 Years
Husband: Shyamal Gupta
Hometown: Dhakuria, Calcutta

Sandhya Mukherjee

Other Names• Sandhya Mukhopadhyay [1]The Tribune
• Gitashree Sandhya Mukherjee [2]NDTV
ProfessionBengali Playback Singer
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourWhite
DebutHindi Song: 'Ab Nahi Dharat Dheer Dheer' (1948) from the movie Anjaan Garh
Poster of the movie Anjan Garh
Bengali Song: 'Jhana jhanana Sur jhankare' (1970) from the movie Jai jayanti
Poster of the Bengali song 'Jhana jhanana Sur jhankare'
Awards• Best Female Playback Singer for Sandhya Deeper Sikha in 1965

• National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her song 'Amader Chuti Chuti' in the film Jay Jayanti and 'Ore Sakol Sona Molin Holo' in the film Nishi Padma in 1970

• Best Female Playback Singer for Jay Jayanti in 1972

• Bharat Nirman Award - Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999

• Banga Bibhushan in 2011
Personal Life
Date of Birth4 October 1931 (Sunday)
BirthplaceCalcutta, Bengal Presidency, British Raj
Date of Death15 February 2022
Place of DeathKolkata, West Bengal, India
Age (at the time of death) 90 Years
Death CauseCardiac Attack [3]Hindustan Times
Zodiac signLibra
HometownDhakuria, Calcutta
School• Dhakuria Balika Vidyalaya, West Bengal
• Binodini Girls' High School, West Bengal
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear, 1966
Husband/SpouseShyamal Gupta (Bengali poet)
Sandhya Mukherjee's husband
ParentsFather- Narendranath Mukherjee (Railway officer)
Mother- Hemprova Devi
ChildrenDaughter- Soumi Sengupta
SiblingsShe has three brothers and two sisters.
Sandhya Mukherjee

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sandhya Mukherjee

  • Sandhya Mukherjee was an Indian playback singer who is mostly known for singing Bengali songs.
  • She took music training under Pandit Santosh Kumar Basu, Professor A T Kannan, and Professor Chinmoy Lahiri.
  • She learned Indian classical music from her guru Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, and after his death from his son, Ustad Munavvar Ali Khan.
  • In 1951, she started her career in Mumbai with Hindi songs in the movie ‘Tarana.’

    Poster of the movie 'Taarana'

    Poster of the movie ‘Tarana’

  • She has sung Hindi songs in more than 17 films. Apart from Bengali songs, Sandhya has also lent her voice to many Hindi songs that include Aayee Mere Jeevan Ki Saanjh Suhani (1948), Bol Papihe Bol Kaun Hai Tera Chitchor (1951), Jungle Mangal (1953), Maine Jo Lee Angrayee Teri Mehfil (1956), and Tose Naina Laage Re Saanwariya (1966).

    Madhubala in Sandhya's song 'Bol Papihe Bol Kaun Hai Tera Chitchor' from the film Tarana (1951)

    Madhubala in Sandhya’s song ‘Bol Papihe Bol Kaun Hai Tera Chitchor’ from the film Tarana (1951)

  • Some of her popular Bengali songs include Madhumaloti Dake Aay, Lalita Go Bole Di, Ei Sanjhjhara Lagane, and Ebare Bujjechi Ami.
  • In 1946, she stood first in the Gitashree Examination.
  • In 1952, she went back to Kolkata, where she got married in 1966. Her husband used to write lyrics to many of her songs.
  • Sandhya’s collaboration with Bengali singer Hemanta Mukherjee became very popular, and they became one of the best duet singers in the Bengali music industry. Most of their songs featured Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen.
  • In 1971, Sandhya raised funds for the refugees who came from West Bengal during the Bangladesh Liberation War. During the war, she also recorded various patriotic songs with Bangladeshi musician Samar Das for a radio broadcasting Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra. She became the first artist to visit Dhaka to perform on Bangladesh’s independence day in 1971.
  • She wrote an autobiography titled Ogo Mor Gitimoy that was published in 2001.

    Sandhya's autobiography 'Ogo Mor Gitimoy'

    Sandhya’s autobiography ‘Ogo Mor Gitimoy’

  • According to her, when she was seventeen or eighteen years old, she had to suffer from a disease called Mumps. She took treatment for this, but her right ear got permanently damaged.
  • In 2022, she refused to receive the Padma Shri award and said that it was more deserving of a junior artiste and not someone of her stature. In an interview, her daughter Soumi said,

    There is no politics in it. She is far beyond any politics. Please don’t try to find out any political reasons in it. She felt insulted, that’s all.”