Popular Classical and Folk Singer Kunti Moktan
Kunti Moktan is a Nepali classical singer. She excels in both classical as well as modern music. She also plays the Harmonium wonderfully. Kunti Moktan has many popular songs to her credit and is one of the few Nepali singers who can sing both forms of Nepali music namely classical and folk exceptionally.
Born in the Margaret Hope Tea Estate inDarjeelingdistrict,Indiain the year 1962, she shifted toKathmandu,Nepalin the year 1983, to follow a career in music. She married Sila Bahadur Moktan who is also a musician like her. He is also a lyricist. They have two daughters who are also well known Nepali singers.
Kunti Moktan started her singing career at an early age when she was studying in high school. During her class 8, she passed the vocal test at All India Radio in Kurseong station and did her first song recording when she was 15 years of age. She sang her second song at the age of 18 for RadioNepal. She has performed in nearly 20 countries includingEngland,USA,Japan,Hong Kong,Switzerland, andGermany.
Her popular hit songs include Khutta Tandal Gara, Sunkai Bhau Chha, Mathi Mathi Sailungwy Ma, and Banchan Kohi Jindagi Yo. Her albums include hit songs of Kunti Sundas, Kahile Kahl, Mayalu Lai, Kriti, and Kamero. She encourages new talents in Nepali music and her favorite upcoming musicians inNepalare Dibya Subba and Anju Panta.
Kunti Moktan has won many awards including Chinnalata Geet Puraskar, Bhupalman Singh Yuba Puraskar, Nirman Smman, and Hits FM Music Award. She is still continuing her singing career in both the classical and folk forms actively. Kunti Moktan is at present a music teacher in nearly twelve schools in and around theKathmanduvalley.