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Reena Bhardwaj is a British born singer of Indian origin. She is the first British Asian (Indian) Artist to win nominations for the Zee Zine Award for Best Playback Singer and nomination for the MTV India Award for best new talent. Her work has appeared on various Bollywood films. In 2005 Reena Bhardwaj appeared live on the presentation of Nitin Sawhney's albums Philtre in Germany (Berlin), Spain and other countries; In 2007 at the Womad festival and with the Trilok Gurtu band on 25 July 2007 at Festival Músicas do Mundo in Sines, Portugal and with Nitin Sawhney & friends incl. Natacha Atlas, Akram Khan, & Anoushka Shankar on 10 Aug 2007, at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Reena Bhardwaj sings on the Nitin Sawhney's albums Human and Philtre. She has performed on several Ministry of Sound CDs: Indian Sunset, Angel Beach, Kula Karma.

On the soundtrack of the film "Mangal Pandey: The Rising" she sings on "Main Vari Vari" together with Kavita Krishnamurthy (Kavita Subramaniam). She is the solo singer in the track "Yeh Rishta" composed by A.R. Rahman for the Hindi movie Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities (2004) for which she got nominated for a couple of awards. She also sings a song each for the films "Baba" and "Tehzeeb", both composed by A.R. Rahman. She has also sung for Basement Jaxx.


As of 2008 has not published her own album. Her work is featured on the following albums or films:

  • Nitin Sawhney, Album: Human (2003), Tracks: Falling Angels (with Jacob Golden); Falling; Heer;
  • Nitin Sawhney, Album: Philtre (2005), Track no "Mausam" (as co-writer) and "Koyal"
  • Songs on Nitin Sawhney Albums featured on Ministry of Sound compilation CDs: Indian Sunset, Angel Beach, Kula Karma
  • Soundtrack of Meenaxi, track 01: Yeh Rishta composed by A. R. Rahman (Normal Records) from the 2004 movie by M. F. Husain (leading actress Tabu)
  • The Rising by Pandey (2005), track: Main Vari Vari Actress [Rani Mukerji] as 'Heera' singing "Main Vari Vari"; Director: Ketan Mehta; composer A. R. Rahman
  • Soundtrack Bombay Dreams (2002 Original London Cast), Sony, 2003, composer A. R. Rahman.
  • Other performances as a backup singer in the films with composer A. R. Rahman (discography):
  • Chanel four film "Second Generation"
  • Hari Om by Bharat Bala
  • Naan Epoudhu Sakkarakatti tamil A.R Rahaman


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