Devotional music will never die: Richa Sharma

Updated: May 26, 2011, 11:45 AM IST

Mumbai: Noted playback singer Richa Sharma, who recently launched her album `Sai Ki Tasveer`, feels that devotional music will always be alive as it energises and brings in positivity.

"Today nobody is happy...everyone has some problem or the other. At that time one does remember or think of God.

Listening to devotional songs gives one a lot of energy, power and positivity. This kind of music will never die," Richa told PTI in an interview.

Richa launched her first devotional album, which was released by Saregama India.

She made her debut in Bollywood with Sawan Kumar`s `Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya` in 1996 and followed it up by a number of films until the big hit came by in the form of `Taal` where she sang for A R Rahman.

"`Ni Main Samajh Gayi` from `Taal` was the stepping stone for me in Bollywood. I had sung couple of songs but `Taal` gave me an identity. It was a turning point for me in my career," Richa said.

Some of the songs to her credit include `Mahi Ve` from the film `Kaante`, `Chalka Chalka Re` from `Saathiya`, `Kal Ho Na Ho` title song, `Jag Soona Soona Laage` from `Om Shanti Om`, `Rasiya` of `Mangal Pandey`, `Sajda` to `My Name is Khan`, `Zor Ka Jhatka` from `Action Replayy` to `Full Volume` from `Thank You`.

But the singer has won only one award -- Zee Cine Award for the Best Singer Female 2011 for the song `Sajda` from `My Name is Khan`. "I have stopped hoping that I will get awards. My focus is not awards but giving good songs," Richa said.

Her up-coming projects include - Raj Kumar Santoshi`s `Power`, `Ready` and `Bheja Fry`.

PTI