The very fabulous singer was born on 20 March 1966 in Kolkata to a Gujarati family. Her singing skills were inherited from her mother as her mother was a singer of classical music. She started singing for All India Radio, Kolkata, at the age of 6, and then her mother brought her to Mumbai so that she could be transformed into a professional.
The very talented singer made her debut with the film Payal Ki Jhankaar in (1980), and then she sang "Mere Angne Mein" for the film Laawaris in 1981. What gave her career a fillip was her “ Ek Do Teen" number from the film Tezaab. She got seven Filmfare Awards for Best Female Playback Singer for the song. Her best songs till date include “Keh do Ek Baar Sajna”, “Ang Se Ang Lagana”, “Mera Dil Tera Diwana”, “Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam”.