Sona Mohapatra: News

Sona Mohapatra is an Indian singer, lyricist, and music composer born on June 17, 1976. She started her career with advertising, and one of her most famous jingles was for Tata Salt – 'Kal Ka Bharat Hai'. She released her debut album, 'Sona', on Sony Records in 2007. Mohapatra is credited for singing the Aamir Khan-hosted talk show 'Satyamev Jayate's theme songs, 'Mujhe Kya Bechega Rupaiya' and 'Ghar Yaad Aata Hai Mujhe'. She has also recorded remixes of songs, including 'Let's Dance' with David Bowie and 'Afterglow' with 'INXS'. She came into mainstream prominence with frequent appearances as a lead singer and performer on 'Satyamev Jayate'. Her song 'Jiya Laage Na' from the 2012 Hindi action thriller film 'Talaash' received rave reviews upon its release. Mohapatra has also headlined the international Jodhpur RIFF festival held at the Mehrangarh Fort in Rajasthan. She is an alumna of the College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar.

21 Feb 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Sona Mohapatra slams Rahul Gandhi for targeting Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Singer Sona Mohapatra has come out in defense of actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi targeted her during his "Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra."

17 Jun 2023

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, Sona Mohapatra: Celebrating most popular numbers

Vocalist, music composer, and lyricist Sona Mohapatra has turned 47.

27 Feb 2023

Shehnaaz Gill

Tussle between Sona Mohapatra, Shehnaaz Gill fans: What, when, why

Sona Mohapatra is currently engaged in a tussle with Shehnaaz Gill's fans and supporters on Twitter.

26 Sep 2022

Neha Kakkar

Watch: Amidst conflict, Falguni Pathak-Neha Kakkar share 'Indian Idol' stage

In an interesting development, singers Falguni Pathak and Neha Kakkar will be seen sharing the stage in the upcoming episode of Indian Idol.

04 Mar 2021

Janhvi Kapoor

Sona Mohapatra's fed up of remixes, slams 'Nadiyon Paar' song

Singer Sona Mohapatra has slammed the remix culture of Bollywood by berating the latest remix on the block Nadiyon Paar from the upcoming movie Roohi.

19 May 2020


Sona speaks on women-centric violence, takes a dig at Salman

TikTok has become a breeding ground for misogynist and problematic content.

05 May 2020


RGV's sexist remark on women buying alcohol invites Sona's ire

Making problematic statements on social media is Ram Gopal Varma's favorite pastime.

24 Apr 2020


Sona accuses Kartik of planting negative stories about her

Singer Sona Mohapatra has accused Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan of having his publicists to push negative stories about her in the media.

17 Apr 2020


Sona says Rangoli's account shouldn't have been suspended, invites flak

Singer Sona Mohapatra has been at the receiving end of criticism after she opposed the suspension of the Twitter account of Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut's sister and spokesperson Rangoli Chandel.

31 Dec 2019


Slut-shamed for sharing swimsuit pictures, Sona Mohapatra slams trolls

On Monday, singer-composer Sona Mohapatra had shared pictures of herself from a vacation wherein she was in a swimsuit.

21 Nov 2019


#MeToo: Anu Malik steps down as 'Indian Idol 11' judge

Following severe backlash over allegations of sexual misconduct, music composer Anu Malik has now stepped down as the judge from the ongoing 11th season of singing reality show Indian Idol.

31 Oct 2019


#MeToo: Neha Bhasin calls Anu Malik 'pervert', Sona slams Sony

Around this time last year, social media was abuzz with #MeToo stories. Indian women, who had been humiliated, abused, or made uncomfortable by men in power spoke about the trauma.

25 Sep 2019

Aditya Narayan

'Indian Idol': Aditya Narayan defends #MeToo named Anu Malik

Anu Malik, who had to step down as Indian Idol judge after he was named in the #MeToo movement by two noted singers, is all set to return in its 11th season.

19 Aug 2019

Sony TV

Amid #MeToo allegations, Anu Malik returns with Ekta Kapoor's web-series

The ever-forgiving and forgetful Bollywood is ready to take back another #MeToo accused in its folds after Vikas Bahl and Alok Nath.

31 May 2019


Sona Mohapatra rips into 'Indian Idol' over Anu Malik's return

After news of music director Anu Malik's return as a judge on singing reality television show Indian Idol's season 11 emerged, singer Sona Mohapatra voiced her discontentment with the decision, citing the sexual harassment allegations against the former.

29 May 2019

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Sona Mohapatra receives death threats for slamming Salman Khan

Salman Khan's die-hard fans anxiously challenge all the criticism faced by the actor, but giving death threats to others does not seem like a fan-thing.

28 May 2019

Salman Khan

Salman is poster child of toxic masculinity: Sona Mohapatra

Singer Sona Mohapatra is known for her straightforward attitude. This time superstar Salman Khan came at the receiving end of her criticism, and rightly so.

20 Dec 2018


Sona's vomiting on Twitter. I'd like to maintain decorum: Sonu

Singer Sonu Nigam has responded to Sona Mohapatra's tweets against him, saying that though she's "vomiting" on Twitter, he would like to maintain decorum.

19 Dec 2018


#MeToo: Sona Mohapatra slams Sonu Nigam for supporting Anu Malik

Sonu Nigam sparked fresh controversy after he extended support to Anu Malik, who was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women.

16 Dec 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal worried about women-safety but invited Kailash Kher to perform

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday tweeted about women safety and how we need to make the world a better place. His tweet on the day when Nirbhaya was brutally raped on Delhi's streets didn't sit well with netizens though.

21 Oct 2018

Sony TV

Sony TV breaks silence on Anu Malik's 'Indian Idol' exit

Music composer Anu Malik created a buzz this morning after he announced his exit from the singing-based reality show 'Indian Idol 10'.

21 Oct 2018

Sexual Harassment

#MeTooEffect: Anu Malik steps down as 'Indian Idol' judge

Ever since Bollywood's #MeToo movement gained momentum, several names have cropped up in alleged sexual misconduct cases.

18 Oct 2018

Sexual Harassment

'Indian Idol' to sack Anu Malik post sexual harassment allegations?

Anu Malik, once again, grabbed the headlines (for wrong reasons) after singer Shweta Pandit accused him of sexual misconduct.

17 Oct 2018

Sexual Harassment

#MeToo: Singer Shweta Pandit accuses Anu Malik of sexual misconduct

The #MeToo movement is gaining momentum with every passing day.

11 Oct 2018

Sexual Harassment

Anu Malik rubbishes Sona Mohapatra accusations of 'serial predator'

Bollywood's #MeToo movement, which has exposed several powerful men of the industry, recently saw a new addition when singer Sona Mohapatra called out Anu Malik.

02 May 2018

Javed Akhtar

Sufi group threatens Sona Mohapatra, invites Javed Akhtar's ire

Javed Akhtar condemned sufi group, Madariya Sufi Foundation for threatening singer Sona Mohapatra and asking her to take down her music video of 'Tori Surat'.

B-town celebs hit streets to protest against Kathua, Unnao rapes

Several Bollywood celebrities, including Rajkummar Rao, Twinkle Khanna, and Kalki Koechlin, joined a protest to demand justice for the victims in the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, which have caused nation-wide outrage.