Anupama Deshpande is a female playback singer of Bollywood. She sang a total of 124 songs in 92 films. She was a noted playback singer for
. She sang for composers like Anand- Milind,
. She is known for her rendition of songs like ‘Humko Aaj Kal Hai Intezaar’ (Sailaab) and ‘Tum Mere Ho’ (Tum Mere Ho); especially the song ‘Humko Aaaj Kal Hai Interzaar’ became a top chartbuster as it involved Madhuri’s dance. It was a fisherfolk community dance and Madhuri’s foot tapping matched the quality of Anupama’s voice.
Anupama also rendered a song with
in the film ‘
’ that featured Dimple and
. The song was picturised on Dimple and Jackie. The music was composed by Rajesh Roshan. Her another number was ‘Bichua Bichua’ from the film ‘
’ (2001) and the song was picturised on Puja Batra. It was an item number, and the music was composed by
. It was a film that starred
and Juhi Chawla. This playback singer got her first break in singing by Anu Malik. It was a film ‘
’ (1984) which starred
and Sunny Deol. Actually, Anu Malik had recorded the song in the voice of Anupama Deshpande so that it could be easy for
to dub or render the song in her voice. But when Asha heard the song, she gave full credit to the young singer and had requested Anu Malik to retain the song in the film as rendered by Anupama Deshpande; that is how Anupama Deshpande’s first film song mesmerized the industry. The song that she rendered in the film was ‘Sohni Chenab Di". Anupama got the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her folk song ‘Sohni Chenab Di’.
Since many new singers were making their way in the film industry, Anupama could make it possible to sing only some melodious songs in Hindi cinema. Though her career is short-lived, her renditions are unique. She was ease in singing Punjabi folk songs.