Mamta Chandrakar

Mamta Chandrakar

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Mamta Chandrakar Profile

  • Name:
  • Mamta Chandrakar
  • Born:
  • December 3, 1958
  • Born / Home Town:
  • Durg
  • Father:
  • Dau Mahasingh Chandrakar
  • Mother:
  • Gayabai Chandrakar
  • Spouse:
  • Prem Chandrakar

Mamta Chandrakar Biography

Mamta Chandrakar is a renowned folk singer of Chhattisgarh, born in 1958. Nicknamed as ‘Nightingale of Chhattisgarh’, she has been honoured with Padma Shri in 2016 by government of India for her contributions towards folk music. Her husband Prem Chandrakar is a producer in Chhollywood, the film industry of Chhattisgarh state. She started singing from the age of 10 years, and her professional career began in 1977. Mamta took musical lessons from her father, a patron of Chhattisgarh folk music.

 

Mamta is the daughter of Dau Maha Singh Chandrakar, who had a deep knowledge of folk music of Chhattisgarh. He also dedicated his whole life to promote the folk music. Following his legacy, mamta too joined the same field, and still continuing her efforts to promote dying folk music. Mamta Chandrakar was born in the year 1958 in Durg, undivided Madhya Pradesh. Now her birthplace is a part of Chhattisgarh. She is also known by the name, Mokshada Chandrakar. Her mother’s name is Gayabai Chandrakar and she has two siblings.

 

Her father started a company called "Sonha-Bihan" in 1974, and later she continued with her musical journey. She married cine personality Prem Chandrakar in 1986 and the couple has one daughter. She has also rendered her voice for a few movie songs. Apart from the prestigious Padma Shri in 2016, she is also a recipient of Dau Dular Singh Mandraji Honours in 2012, Chhattisgarh Ratna in 2013 and Chhattisgarh Vibhuti Alankaran in 2018. When she received Padma Shri in 2016, she told media that it’s not just her honour, but also the folk art of Chattisgarh and its people who like the folk art who are also respected.

 

Published: February 18, 2019

Updated: February 18, 2019

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