Hema Sardesai was born in Mumbai, India and be a native of Goa. At a very young age she began her singing and at the Navratri Festival she made her stage debut as an eight years old girl. Her friends and teachers used to call her a Happy Go Lucky Girl and now also she called so by her colleagues in the Indian music industry.
In 1989 she made her singing debut in film Goonj, singing for Juhi Chawla and her career as playback singer started from this film. Since that time to utill she sungs songs for over 60 Hindi Films for many famous actresses such as Urmila Matondkar, Manisha Koirala, Karisma Kapoor, Tabbu, Raveena Tandon, Kajol, Sushmita Sen, Preity Zinta and Kareena Kapoor with India's most outstanding composers and music directors, including A R Rahman, Anu Malik, Rajesh Roshan, Pritam, Vishal Bhardwaj and Nadeem-Shravan.
Hema Sardesai's first milestone achivement was her winning the Grand Prix at the 16th International Pop Song Festival 89, which was held in Germany. She is the only Indian Singer who won the Grand Prix. This achievemnt gave her chance to express her stage talent.
From that time she was performed on TV and live stage shows successfully in almost all the states of India and other countries including UK, USA, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Spain, Australia, Fiji Islands, New Zealand, Thailand, West Indies, Indonesia, Nepal and so on.
She performed for the 50th year of India's Independence on 15 August 1997. She sang a song Mere Vatan Hindustan at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi in front of nearly 3 million people. The song was specially composed by Hema for the occasion. In 1999 her album Piya Se Milke Aaye Nain gains her an award for "The best selling album of the season".
During her singing career at Indian film industry she was widely praised for her performance for songs such as Sona Sona Ye Na Hona (Soldier, 1998), Awaara Bhavaren (Sapnay, 1997), Sar Sar Hawa Hai (Daman, 2001), Sun Suniyo (Musafir, 2004), Hai Re Hai Re (Khushi, 2003), Kitne Kisse Hain (Astitva, 2001), the title track of the film Asambhav (2005) and many more.
Hema Sardesai is the only singer who sang playback duets with four superstars:
Hema Sardesai's Famous Songs Below are the Hema's top hit playback songs: