From Sufi to Bollywood to Indo-Western

A Gold Medalist at the Zonal, State and the National level representing the University of Mumbai in 2013, Pooja Gaitonde is an extremely passionate and dedicated singer. She believes singing is venerating God. With a zest for all things music, she loves to explore various genres right from Sufi songs, Ghazals, Bollywood songs, devotional or regional songs. Of course, you can see her playful side reflected in the jingles she records.

Learning every day whether it is music or playing musical instruments, she loves to understand their musical nuances to up the ante on her performances. At Age 21 she was part of Mid-day-s 35th anniversary special – 35 achievers under 35, considered to be someone who would take ghazals to the next age. Over the years she has proved her mettle in singing and is considered one of best Sufi singers of today.



A few of her famous Sufi renditions and Ghazals now available on her YouTube channel


Saanso Ki Maala

Chhap Tilak

Man Laago Yaar Fakiri Me

Ali Maula

Bharde Jholi


You can watch her new songs and performances here



Man Bhareya

Nadi Kinare

Deep Bujhao

Vaatapi Ganapatim Bhaje


Pooja loves creating new songs and tunes. Times Music’s Ehsaas Ki Khushboo that was released by Pankaj Udhas was her Ghazal album. You can listen to her singles Tumhare Paas and O Savaare. To hear her sing click on the links below


Ibadat a Sufi song beautifully sung by Pooja Gaitonde.



An original number by Pankaj Udas and Pooja Gaitonde. 


From Sufi to Bollywood to Indo-Western

Not just recorded, but she often performs live to packed audiences all over India. Some of her well-known live performances were at the Sur Singar Samsad concert, Bhavans Cultural Centre, Andheri, Suburban Music circle, IMG at St. Xavier’s College; Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre and at the famous ghazal festival “KHAZANA” which is organized by Padmashri Pankaj Udhas and Talat Aziz.

Shri. L. K. Advani, Smt. Durga Jasraj, Mrs Najma Heptulla, Regional Manager of Pakistan Airlines, erstwhile Jagjit Singh complimented on her Urdu pronunciation while singing.



Sufi is all about Universal thought around the world, whether it is the north, south, east or west all of us are looking for Enlightenment. Though its expressions are often different, and unique. Whether it was Meera Bai, Bulleh Shah or Guru Gobind Singh, each one was unique in his or her own version of Sufi. From Urdu to Persian, Punjabi to Awadhi these languages have added colours to the genre of Sufi and made is versatile and soulful.


Maula mere lele meri jaan

Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo

Man Laago Yaar Fakiri Me

Ranjish Hi Sahi

Tere Ishq Nachaya


Beganaye Irfa

Ghazal Ka Ek Safar – 7


Kun Fayakun

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