“It takes a dream to get started, desire to keep going, and determination to finish” – Eddie Harris Jr.
Successful are those who not just see a dream but give their best to accomplish them. Menka Mishra, a born musician, had music flowing in her veins. She was always addicted to music and wanted to pursue her career in it. Since her childhood, Menka has been dedicated to singing. Menka started her professional training under Pandit Kripa Shankar Ji. He was the man who encouraged Menka to learn music and fill the Akashwani form. Menka pursued her bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degree in music. At a very young age of 17, Menka entered the Sugam Music category. This was the first step towards fulfilling her dreams. Menka never feared any obstacle or hurdle that came in between her career. She followed her passion religiously. Luckily, she got a husband who was also supportive of her career. He always motivated her to follow her dreams.
Menka had worked at Akashwani and Doordarshan network. She has a long-term relationship with T-Series. Under the T-series label, Menka has recorded most of her albums. Some of them were also superhit. Jai Ganesh, Mohan Murli Bana Lena, bansuri pe Kanha, He Mahaveer Hanumat Namh, Ahsas, Prem Deewani Meera, Sai Chalisa, Maiya ka Darbar Saja Hai, Shubh Karini Vaishno Devi, Bhavani Aai Agne me, and Piya Nirmohiya are a few of them. Menka has also recorded various songs with banners like Wave, Dc, Kv, Vijay Lakshmi, etc.
Menka Mishra is the holder of various titles, awards, and appreciation certificates. Some of them are as follows:
- Awarded “Top 50 Indian Icon Award” for best performance in “Santana Soul of Music” in the year 2017.
- Received an appreciation certificate for a musical concert to support the cause of “Hunger-Free India” organized by Dharma Bharti Mission in the year 2017.
- Appreciation certificate of merit for singing performance at “National Cultural Festival 2016” in Varanasi.
- First Prize Winner in the presentation of Bhajan at “Ekta Mahotsav” organized by All India Social Literary and Cultural Organization in 1995.
- Awarded Certificate for the presentation of devotional songs in fusion styles at “Lucknow Mahotsav 2018”.
- Awarded certificate of appreciation for the performance of devotionals songs at “Kapilvastu Mahotsav” in the year 2017.
These were just a few titles and awards in the name of Dr. Menka Mishra. She has secured a lot of these. Menka Mishra is one of the most talented singers in our music industry. She has achieved all because of her hard work and determination. Because of her intuition towards music, she has also established her name in Bollywood. She has sung various songs with artists like Shaan, Jaspinder Narula, Udit Narayan, and many more.
There are a few projects lined up by Menka Mishra that will be released soon. Fans are eager to know about her upcoming tracks. “Saawre Piya,” a song written, sung, and composed by Menka, will be out very soon for the audience. A Sufi composition of medieval poet Malukdas Ji, composed with a new style of music, will also be released soon with the title, “Almast Fakira”. Another romantic Ghazal, titled “Pyar Karun Tujhse” by Menka, will also be out very soon.