Kumar Sanu, Shailendra Singh, Anand-Milind gets Lata Mangeshkar Award (2019-2021)

MCAI - 01 Oct 2022

Noted playback singers Kumar Sanu and Shailendra Singh and music-composer duo Anand-Milind were conferred with the National Lata Mangeshkar Award for different years. They will be presented the prestigious award (on September 28), the birth anniversary of the late legendary singer, at her birthplace Indore. State Culture Minister Usha Thakur conferred Shailendra Singh, Anand-Milind, and Kumar Sanu with the award for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021 respectively.

Shailendra Singh, who carved a special place in the hearts of music lovers with his distinctive voice in the 1970-1980 decades, will be awarded the Lata Mangeshkar Award for 2019, while Anand-Milind, who composed music for over 200 films, will be honoured with the award Honors for 2020. The award for 2021 will be given to Sanu, who gave his velvety voice to several popular songs in the 1990s.

About the National Lata Mangeshkar Award:

Officials informed the award is given for promoting excellence in the area of light music annually by the Madhya Pradesh government’s culture department. It carries a cash prize of Rs two lakh and a citation. Earlier recipients included Naushad, Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle.


The recipients of the Lata Mangeshkar Award are as follows:

Government of Madhya Pradesh[edit]

Awarded by Government of Madhya Pradesh
Year Recipient Notes
1984 Naushad Music Director
1985 Kishore Kumar Singer
1986 Jaidev Music Director
1987 Manna Dey Singer
1988 Khayyam Music Director
1989 Asha Bhosle Singer
1990 Laxmikant-Pyarelal Music Directors
1991 K. J. Yesudas Singer
1992 Rahul Dev Burman Music Director
1993 Sandhya Mukherjee Singer
1994 Anil Biswas Music Director
1995 Talat Mahmood Singer
1996 Kalyanji-Anandji Music Directors
1997 Jagjit Singh Singer
1998 Illayaraja Music Director
1999 S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Singer
2000 Bhupen Hazarika Music Director
2001 Mahendra Kapoor[2] Singer
2002 Ravindra Jain Music Director
2003 Suresh Wadkar[1] Singer
2004 A. R. Rahman Music Director
2005 Kavita Krishnamurthy Singer
2006 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Music Director
2008 Ravi[3] Music Director
2009 Anuradha Paudwal[3] Singer
2010 Rajesh Roshan[4] Music Director
2011 Hariharan[5] Singer
2012 Usha Khanna Music Director
2013 Alka Yagnik Singer
2014 Bappi Lahiri Music Director
2015 Udit Narayan Singer
2016 Anu Malik Music Director
2017 Suman Kalyanpur Singer
2018 Kuldeep Singh[6] Music Director
2019 Shailendra Singh Singer
2020 Anand-Milind Music Directors
2021 Kumar Sanu Singer


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