Pratibha Singh Baghel is an Indian singer and theatre artist who made her television debut with the musical reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge (2009). She is also known for her songs Tak Taki, and Rajaji from the film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019). She played the protagonist Umrao Jaan, in the theatre play ‘Umrao Jaan Ada- The Musical, and the pivotal role of ‘Bahar’ in ‘Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical.’
Pratibha Singh Baghel was born on 4 January in Rewah in Madhya Pradesh, India. She started learning Indian classical music when she was 13 years old, from her guru (teacher), Late R.J. Pasana. At the age of 18, she completed her degree in the field of music also known as ‘Sangeet Prabhakar.’ Thereafter, she learned music from Dr. Suhasini Sathe for some time. Facebook
Height (approx.): 5’ 5”
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
Pratibha Singh’s mother’s name is Seema Singh. Her brother, Nirnay Baghel, is an actor, and her sister’s name is Rachna Singh.
Relationships, Husband & Children
Pratibha Singh’s husband’s name is Amit Singh Katchwah.
Pratibha Singh made her television debut as a contestant in the Indian musical reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge (2009). In the show, she was associated with Shankar Mahadevan‘s team, Lakshya Gharana. She earned immense appreciation from the audience and was one of the top finalists in the show.
Pratibha Singh made her debut as a singer with the movie Issaq (2013) in which she lent her voice to the song ‘Jheeni Re Jheeni.’ In 2014, she participated in the musical reality shows; Zee Cine Stars Ki Khoj, and Zee TV’s Mega Challenge. Thereafter, she worked as a playback singer in the films Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya (2014), Zid (2014), Luckhnowi Ishq (2015), Bollywood Diaries (2016), and Shorgul (2016). In 2017, she played the role of ‘Bahar’ in the theatre play ‘Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical’ which won various accolades, including the Best Indian Play Award at the Broadway World India Awards (2017).
In 2019, she lent her voice in the film ‘Manikarnika: The Jhansi Ki Rani’ for the songs ‘Rajaji’ and ‘Tak Taki’ which were tremendously loved by the audience. In the same year, she portrayed the mesmerising role of ‘Umrao Jaan’ in the theatrical production ‘Umrao Jaan Ada- The Musical.’ Not only in Delhi and Mumbai, but the event was a sold-out in London as well. The play received an overwhelming response when it was performed at Sadler’s Well’s Theatre, London.
She lent her voice in Amazon Prime’s Bandish Bandits (2020).
- In 2008, Pratibha Singh Baghel won Lata Mangeshkar Alankaran Award in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
- She has also won the ‘National Classical Vocal’ award.
- Song: ‘Itni Muddat Baad Mile Ho’ by Ghulam Ali
- American Singer: Whitney Houston
- Although, Pratibha is a versatile singer who has sung songs in multiple languages like Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi, and Punjabi songs, Ghazal is her favourite genre. In an interview, she said,
Although I love singing all genres of music, I have a special place for Ghazals.’
- Since childhood, Pratibha was a passionate singer. She started singing at age of just three and it was her father who encouraged her to venture into the music industry.