|Born||3 December 1958
Durg, Madhya Pradesh, India
(now in Chhattisgarh, India)
|Other names||Mokshada Chandrakar|
|Occupation||Asst. Director All India RadioAkashvani in Raipur, Playback Singer, Chhattisgarhi Folk Singer|
|Parent(s)||Dau Mahasingh Chandrakar (father)
Gayabai Chandrakar (mother)
|Relatives||Dr. B.L.Chandrakar (Brother)
Pramila Chandrakar (Sister)
Mamta Chandrakar was born in the year 1958 to Mr. Dau Maha Singh Chandrakar who himself had deep knowledge of folk music.The time when Bollywood music was influencing the local folk music, he started a company called “Sonha-Bihan” in 1974.
Sonha-Bihan was aimed to keep the soul of folk music alive in people’s heart and mind with this thought Sonha-Bihan performed in front of forty to fifty thousand people in March 1974.
Late Dau Maha Singh dedicated his whole life to promote the folk music. Mamta Chandrakar took her early lessons from her father himself. She then enrolled in Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya for further studies in music.
In 1986, she got married to Prem Chandrakar, a director and producer of Chhattisgarhi Cinema. The couple had a daughter in 1988.
- 2018 Chhattisgarh Vibhuti Alankaran
- 2016 Padma Shri Award
- 2013 Chhattisgarh Ratna
- 2012 Dau Dular Singh Mandraji Honours