Chitra Singh was born in Culcutta in a musical family. She was in one of the Bengali family. Mother of Chitra named as Krishna Roy was a great classical singer. She did not take any formal training of music but she learned most of the music from music teacher of her mother.
When she was came to Mumbai, she moved towards number of music directors, but no any success. When she was doing struggle, her marriage was also in danger. She met to Jagjit Singh in 1965. Both of them together were strugglers in Mumbai. During that time she took the divorce.
She is Urdu and Hindi ghazals singer. She is married to famous ghazal singer Jagjit Singh in 1967. After marriage they form duet team. She was taking the proper training in ghazals from Jagjit Singh during that time. They start their career by playing jingles for advertisements. She learnt Rabindra sangith and classical singing in early of the age. She completed her degree in English. After completion of degree she shifted to Mumbai in the eager of becoming playback singer.
They made Indian and Western tunes for Ghazals. This is experiment was successful and Chitra Singh and Jagjit Singh was the earlier couple that performs this experiment. They perform this experiment to pull the audience of young generation. They are also the first couple who recorded digitally (in the India).
They sang songs for Punjabi, Hindi and Bengali albums. Several hit songs of Chitra include "Yeh Teraa Ghar, Yeh Meraa Ghar", "Aankha Se Aankha Mila", "Sare Badan Kaa Khoon" and "Mitti Daa Bawaa". Her voice is perfect for ghazals. Her clear and strong voice provided a perfect match with Jagjit Singh's voice.
Jagjit and Chitra's son Vivek was died in one car accident from that she stopped her singing.
Chitra Singh- Hit Songs
Hit Albums of Chitra Singh and Jagjit Singh