Malini Awasthi is a folk singer from India. She sings in Hindi, Bhojpuri, Awadhi, and Bundelkhand, among other languages. She appears in Thumri and Kajri as well. In 2016, the Indian government bestowed the civilian honor of Padma Shri on her.
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Malini Awasthi was born in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, India, on February 11, 1967. Kannauj is a beautiful and bustling city in Uttar Pradesh. Malini Awasthi began her musical career as a singer. After completing her official studies, she was in her early twenties.
Early Life :-
Malini Awasthi was born in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, India on February 11, 1967 (age 54 as of 2021). Aquarius is her zodiac sign. Bhatkhande University in Lucknow awarded her a post-graduate degree in Hindustani classical music. Later, she earned an M.A. in Modern History from the University of Lucknow, with a focus on Medieval and Modern Indian Architecture.
She is a Ganda bandh pupil of Padma Vibhushan Vidushi Girija Devi of Banaras Gharana, a legendary Hindustani classical singer. She is married to Awanish Kumar Awasthi (UP:1987), a prominent IAS official who is currently the Principal Secretary to the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
1. Parents and Children
Pratham Nath Awasthi was her father’s name, and he worked as a doctor at the government hospital in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh. She has one older brother and one younger sister.
2. Husband and kids
Awanish Kumar Awasthi, Malini’s husband, is a prominent IAS officer and the Principal Secretary of the Uttar Pradesh government. Adwitya and Ananya Awasthi are the couple’s son and daughter, respectively. Adwitya is married, and Gayatri is his wife’s name.
Malini Awasthi began singing as a high-grade radio singer on All India Radio when she was in her teens, and she also began appearing in other musical shows on Doordarshan at the same time. Malini Awasthi is a regular singer at the Jahan-e-Khusrau Sufi music festival, which takes place every year in New Delhi, India.
The audience frequently requests that she sing ‘Thaare Raho Baanke Shyam’ in the Thumari genre during her musical stage shows. Malini Awasthi was a contestant in the singing reality show Junoon, which was broadcast on the NDTV Imagine channel in 2008.
In 2010, she debuted in Bollywood with the song “Mann Ki Aasha” from the film Bumm Bumm Bole. In 2015, her song ‘Sundar Shusheel’ from the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha became a blockbuster.
She has also starred in Bollywood films such as Agent Vinod (2012), Bhagan Ke Rekhan ki – Issaq (2013), and Chaarfutiya Chhokare (2014). Malini Awasthi is a regular performer in Punjab and Haryana’s Thumri-Festival and Rag-rang-Festival, Taj-Mahotsav, Shruti-Mandal-Samaroh, Kumbhal-Garth-Festival, and Heritage-Festival-Pinjore.
She frequently portrays Indian culture in foreign nations through her folk songs in a variety of cultural events, such as Indian festival celebrations in the Netherlands and the Vishwa Bhojpuri Sammelan in Mauritius. She went to Pakistan for a cultural performance in 2007. Malini Awasthi visited London in 2011 to perform in a cultural performance at the South Bank Centre.
She moved to Fiji for the ICCR’s 40th-anniversary celebrations the same year. In 2004, her performance during the Independence Day celebrations in Houston, Texas, was highly praised. Her talent for singing was recognized at the ‘India Festival’ in Mauritius in 2015, as well as the Cultural Concerts in Philadelphia and Los Angeles in 2016.
1. Malini Awasthi’s parents have a good sense of music. During her childhood, her father would take his children to see live music events in Uttar Pradesh. Malini and her siblings used to go to various musical performances, which sparked a passion for music in Malini. She revealed in an interview with a media report that she began listening to long-playing records at home when she was five years old.
2. The gurus of Malini Awasthi are famed Indian folk and classical vocalists Shujaat Husain Khan and Rahat Ali Khan. When she was fourteen years old, she learned ghazals and Sufi music from them. In an interview with a reputable media outlet, Malini stated that she learned Sufiyana and ghazals from Rahat Ali of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
3. Malini Awasthi is a Banaras Gharana disciple of Padma Vibhushan’Vidushi Girija Devi’. Vidushi Girija Devi is a Hindustani classical vocalist who has a long and illustrious career.
4. Malini Awasthi served as the Uttar Pradesh Elections’ brand ambassador in 2012 and 2014. Her appointment was made by the Uttar Pradesh Election Commission.
5. She received her musical training at Lucknow’s Bhatkhande Music Institute. She was once giving a singing event at the institute when famed Hindustani classical singer Vidhushi Girija Devi noticed her. Vidhushi Girija Devi encouraged Malini Awasthi to enroll in her singing school in Kolkata in order to improve her musical abilities.
Malini Awasthi refers to Vidhushi Girija Devi Appajee as Vidhushi Girija Devi Appajee. Malini was ecstatic to learn music from such a great classical singer of India; unfortunately, she could not join Vidhushi Devi at the time because her marriage was set with Awanish Kumar Awasthi, an IAS officer from the Uttar Pradesh cadre.
She told a media outlet that she had a very supportive husband who assisted her in meeting Vidhushi Devi and learning music from her after their marriage, while Awanish Kumar Awasthi was posted in Varanasi.
6. Malini Awasthi is a ‘Centenary Chair Professor’ at Banaras Hindu University’s Bharat Adhyan Kendra.
7. Malini Awasthi’s life tales are frequently included in a variety of prestigious newspapers, journals, and tabloids.
8. Even after becoming a mother of two children, Malini was devoted to her music and singing career. With her tiny children, she used to go to musical theater performances all throughout India and at the All India Radio channels. Malini pursued her aspirations by taking buses and trains.
Malini’s mother and mother-in-law would occasionally accompany her to these musical performances. She described her level of attachment to music in an interview with a media outlet.
9. Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Prakash Keshav Javadekar asked Malini Awasthi to plant a seedling on World Environment Day in 2019.
Malini’s photographs in ethnic clothes and music videos have received a lot of attention on her social media account. Malini Awasthi has a fan base of over 610k on Facebook and has over 106k followers on Instagram.
11. She enjoys spending her free time with her family traveling to new places.
12. When Malini was younger, she was trained by Ustaad Shujat Hussain Khan. Malini Awasthi said that she was trained in three different gharanas in an interview with a media outlet.
13. In 2020, during India’s corona shutdown, Malini Awasthi penned and sang a song with the lyrics “Obey and follow the COVID-19 disease orders provided by the government of India.” In a tweet, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised her efforts.