On Anuradha Paudwal's birthday, we look at singers who ruled the decade before the advent of reality singing shows and how a paradigm shift in Bollywood's priorities changed the equation forever
Anuradha Paudwal: If Alka Yagnik ruled the roost in the 90's, Paudwal gave her tough competition. Her 'Dhak Dhak' song from 'ÂBeta' (1992) remains an all-time favourite. Following a few controversies, she shifted focus to devotional songs. Paudwal gave playback singing a second shot a few years late, but couldn't win back her audience. Popular songs: 'Nazar Ke Saamne', 'Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi', 'Chaha Hai Tujhko', 'Tu Pyar Hai Kisi Aur Ka', 'Pyar Kiya Toh Nibhana', Adayein Bhi Hai Mohabbat Bhi Hai', 'Maiyya Yashoda'