21 Facts About Suresh Wadkar


Suresh Ishwar Wadkar was born on 7 August 1955 and is an Indian playback singer.


Suresh Wadkar has sung songs in some Bhojpuri films, Odia albums and bhajans and in Konkani films.


Suresh Wadkar was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 2018 for Sugam Sangeet.


In 1968, when Suresh Wadkar was 13, Jialal Vasant encouraged him to work towards the "Prabhakar" certificate offered by the Prayag Sangit Samiti, because it was equivalent to a BEd and qualifies the awardee to teach professionally.


Suresh Wadkar successfully completed his "Prabhakar" and joined Arya Vidya Mandir in Mumbai as a music teacher.


Suresh Wadkar won the competition which was judged by composers from the Indian film industry including Jaidev and Ravindra Jain.


Ravindra Jain introduced him to the world of playback singing, and Suresh Wadkar sang Jain's composition Sona Kare Jhilmil Jhilmil Vrishti Pade Tapur Tupur in the film Paheli.

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Suresh Wadkar sang for Rajiv Kapoor in Ram Teri Ganga Maili.


Suresh Wadkar sang his first Tamil song in the 2009 film Kanden Kadhalai, an adaptation of the Hindi blockbuster Jab We Met.


Suresh Wadkar has sung numerous devotional songs in various Indian languages for many denominations including many Vaishnav and Shaivite sampradayas such as the Swaminarayan Sampradaya.


In 1996, Suresh Wadkar sang Channeache Rati among several other songs in Rajendra Talak's Konkani album Daryachya Deger with Asha Bhosle.


Suresh Wadkar has worked with some of the top class Marathi music directors like Pt.


Suresh Wadkar was a judge on the Indian TV singing show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs and at the 2005 Sangeet Awards.


Suresh Wadkar has started an online music school, called SWAMA, under Ace Open University.


Suresh Wadkar is married to classical singer Padma and the couple has two daughters, Ananya and Jiya.


In 1976, Suresh Wadkar won the Madan Mohan Best Male Playback Singer Award at the Sur-Singar competition.


Suresh Wadkar is a recipient of the 2004 Lata Mangeshkar Puraskar instituted by Madhya Pradesh government.


Suresh Wadkar won the 2007 Maharashtra Pride Award which is given by the government of Maharashtra to citizens of note.


Suresh Wadkar got awarded by Late Sadashiv Amarapurkar Award 2017 by Ahmednagar's Think Global Foundation.


Suresh Wadkar was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 2018 for Sugam Sangeet.


Suresh Wadkar has sung for a variety of composers in the Indian film industry.