Sona Mohapatra is a well-known playback singer in Bollywood. She has sung many hit songs in her music career. Born in 1976, Sona celebrates her birthday on 17 June every year. This time she is celebrating her 46th birthday. Sona’s name is included in the list of the best singers in the music industry, but due to her statements more than songs, she remains in the discussion. Sona, who has always spoken openly, has so far said many such sensational things, which have been fiercely disputed.
Sona Mohapatra Biography
Sona is a BTech engineering graduate in Instrumentation & Electronics Engineering from the College of Engineering and Technology in Bhubaneswar. She also holds an MBA in marketing and systems from the Symbiosis Centre for Management & HRD in Pune. She later worked as a brand manager at Marico, where she was in charge of brands such as Parachute and Mediker, among others.
Sona Mohapatra rose to notoriety with Aamir Khan’s groundbreaking discussion show Satyamev Jayate, in which she frequently performed as a primary vocalist and performer. She was also the executive producer of the show’s musical endeavour. According to the most recent digital count, her cameo appearances received over 9 million views across sites. In a recent interview, she said that the endeavour consumed all of her mental and physical efforts. It required several lyricists, unusual subjects, and a great deal of brainstorming on the songs, lyrics, shoots, and recordings.
Sona Mohapatra is known for her frankness. For this reason, she often comes into the discussion. During the MeToo movement, Sona accused two bigwigs of the music industry of sexual harassment. Let us inform you that Sona while speaking on Twitter, had accused Kailash Kher and Anu Malik of inappropriate behaviour. Meanwhile, when Sonu Nigam wanted to protect both of them, Sona got angry with them too. Through Twitter, he had fiercely targeted Sonu.
Sona Mohapatra has been in controversy not only because of the statements but also because of the songs. Actually, the singer had revealed that she is getting threats from Madariya Sufi Foundation because of a song. According to Sona, she was getting this threat because of her Sufi songs. She had also lodged a complaint with the police in this matter.
Targeted Salman Khan
Sona has also made a scathing attack on Bollywood’s Dabangg Salman Khan. This thing happened during the shooting of the film Bharat. Then Salman had told on social media that the shooting of his film ‘Bharat’ is over now. Shortly after Salman’s tweet, Sona tweeted and wrote, ‘Dear Twitter! I am not following this person. I do not want this person’s tweets to appear on my timeline. I request you to remove these ad tweets from my timeline. The singer was trolled a lot after this tweet.
Accused gender discrimination
Sona has also been quite vocal on issues like gender discrimination. She had vented her anger on the organizers of Mood Indigo, one of the prestigious institutes of the country, and the inter-college festival of IIT Bombay. The singer posted an open letter to IIT Bombay on Facebook, accusing him of gender discrimination.
Adhyan Suman, the son of actor-comedian Shekhar Suman, once revealed in an interview horrifying information about his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Kangana Ranaut. Kangana tortured her not only mentally but also physically, according to the actor. He even hinted at Kangana’s fondness for black magic rituals.
Sona Mohapatra, Kangana’s close friend, did not approve of her buddy’s image being degraded. In retaliation, she resorted to Twitter and engaged in a verbal brawl with the ‘victim’ actor.
Shri Jagannatha song issue
Sona Mohapatra received harsh criticism in Odisha in 2018 after performing the devotional hymn “Ahe Nila Saila,” penned in the 17th century by the saint-poet Bhakta Salabega. People in Odia stated that she had severely mispronounced many words in the song, including the poet’s name.
Furthermore, the people questioned her choice of clothing for a religious song. She later tweeted that her detractors should cease criticising her or she would go naked. Her sentencing provoked outrage throughout the state, and an FIR was filed against her. Her effigies were also burned in the city’s streets.