When it comes to naming popular item singers of contemporary India, the name of Mamta Sharma instantly come to the fore. She is widely regarded as the queen of item song who has the capability to spell bound song lovers instantly. She got national recognition with ‘Munni Badnam Hui’ of Salman Khan Starrer Dabangg.
After Dabangg, there is no looking back for Mamta. She is having bundle of offers from Bollywood and other film industries of India. Apart from that, her demand for stage shows across India is only burgeoning. That is the power of melodious voice which can make anyone to stand and dance.
Profile of Mamta Sharma
Mamta Sharma was born in Birla Nagar (Gwalior), Madhya Pradesh on 7th September, 1980. She belongs to a conservative Brahman (upper caste Hindu) family. She did schooling from St. Paul School, Morar. She started to take keen interest in songs and music from her school days. In fact, at the point of completing her schooling, she had become quite popular in the Gwalior region. There were lots of offers for her to perform on stage. She started to concentrate only on music and formed a band and started to accept offers for stage show. During this time, she got an offer to give voice in Bhojpuri films. She accepted the offer and shifted to Mumbai for recording.
In one stage show in Mumbai, music director Lalit Pandit (of Jatin Lalit duo) spotted her. Lalit was trying to find a fresh and powerful voice for ‘Munni Badnam Hui’. He instantly decided to give Mamta an opportunity. When he went to see Mamta and asked her for audition, she got a huge positive shock. She went for audition and attracted attention of everyone. In fact, Lalit Pandit recorded the song just after the audition without wasting any time. That song became national hit and that’s how the queen of item song was born. Since then, Mamta Sharma is creating lots of waves not only in Hindi and Bhojpuri, but also many other Southern language songs.
Some of other popular hits of Mamta Sharma include ‘Tinku Jiya’ (Yamla Pagla Deewana) and ‘Aa Re Pritam Pyaare’ (Rowdy Rathore). You can notice husky voice in all these songs which is unique to her.
Husband of Mamta Sharma
Mamta Sharma is married and living in Mumbai with her husband. The name of her husband is Ashraf Ali. This was obviously a love marriage where a Brahmin girl was marrying a Muslim guy. Because of this marriage, her family broke all relationship with her.
In 2005, Mamta Sharma became a paying guest in a house owned by none other than Ashraf Ali. Ashraf was a struggling lyricist, but quite rich with good connections in music industry. He helped Mamta in organizing many successful stage shows. They started to date one year later and in 2011 got married.
It should be noted that Ashraf had written another famous item song ‘Fevicol Se’ from Dabangg 2. He has also written many songs and getting many projects in the Bollywood.
Needless to say, Mamta is no more a Hindu. She has converted to Islam after marriage. That was said to be the pre-condition of marriage put forth of Ashraf Ali family. It was however denied by Mamta who said that Ashraf never forced her for conversion and she did this on her own will.
She didn’t change her name after becoming a Muslim. This name has given her fame and people recognize her as Mamta Sharma.