Sulakshana Pratap Narain Pandit is a playback singer and actor. Other than Hindi, she has sung in Bengali, Marathi, Oriya and Gujarati.
She hails from an illustrious musical family: her father, Pratap Narayan Pandit is an accomplished musician; she is the sister of music director duo Jatin-Lalit and singer Vijeta Pandit of “Love Story” fame; Pandit Jasraj, the classical musician is her uncle; her nieces Shraddha and Shweta Pandit are currently playback singers in the industry.
Her career in music began as a child when she sang “Saat Samundar Paar Se” along with Lata Mangeshkar for the film “Taqdeer” (1967). Popular songs by her include “Somwar Ko Hum Mile” (“Apnapan”, 1977); “Boliye Surili Boliyaan” and “Aap Agar Aap Na Hote” (“Griha Pravesh”, 1979) and “Sapnon Ka Raja” and “Jaana Kahan Hai” (“Chalte Chalte”, 1971).
She has worked with artists like Yesudas, Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Shailendra, Mahendra Kapoor and Udit Narayan. Music directors she has associated with include Shankar - Jaikishan, Rajesh Roshan, Khayyam, Laxmikant - Pyarelal, Bappi Lahiri, Kalyanji - Anandji and Usha Khanna.
She has to her credit the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award for “Tu Hi Saagar Hai Tu Hi Kinara” (“Sankalp”; 1974) and a nomination the next year for “Bandhi Re Kahe Preet Piya Ke Sang” (“Sankoch”; 1976).