Rekha Bhardwaj is a noted Indian playback singer. She is known in the Bollywood industry for her distinctive tone, singing style and choice of songs. She has recorded a song "Kabhi Ashna Kabhi Ajnabi" for the Pakistani serial Humnasheen for which she was nominated at Hum Award for Best Original Soundtrack, and also recorded a song "Chan Chariya" for Pakistani film, Bin Roye.
Bhardwaj is an established singer in the film industry and the recipient of two Filmfare Awards and one National Award.
Rekha was a student of music at Hindu College, Delhi. She released her first album titled 'Ishqa Ishqa' in 2002. She sang in the movie Omkara, "Namak Issq Ka", written by Gulzar and composed by her husband, Vishal. She considers Lata Mangeshkar her idol.
The song "Raat Ki Jogan" from the album, Ishqa Ishqa was conceived in 1994, almost 10 years before it released, when Vishal Bhardwaj had started composing Baba Bulleh Shah's poetry for Rekha's album. She used to go with Vishal for music sittings with Gulzar for his movie Maachis where one day, Gulzar said he would write the words for Rekha's album.