It may be classical or may be Modern, she delivers it deftly. She is having a magical attract in her voice and given many hit songs to Ollywood Industry. Who is popular because of her melodious song ‘Mu to dream girl’. Let’s meet Odisha’s most popular singer Madhulita Mohanty, popularly known as Ira Mohanty, is now a household name who astonishingly intoned without flaw the strains of ‘Hrudayara ei sunyataku’ at the tender age of four.
She is a performer and born to be a singer, she sprang a surprise by singing at the tender age of two when a baby begins to babble.
Early Life And Singing Career:
Ira was born at Balakati, Khurda, Odisha. Her father, Jitendra Mohanty was working as a supervisor in the Orissa Assembly. The advantage of being born at Balakati, the birthplace of legendary singer-composer Sangeet Sudhakar Balakrushna Dash as much inspired her as her uncle Sarat Rath and her mother Kalpana Mohanty, both of whom hailed from a musically inclined family.
She was fascinated by the sweet South Indian and Hindi songs while she was a student at Subhadra Mahtab Girls’ High School, Bhubaneswar. She could, in those days, ape all Bollywood singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Subha Mudgal and other legends, and inspire awe and admiration among her friends. This love for songs rendered by the stalwarts pulled her to perform on stage which has always proved mesmerizing with fresh nuances from her delivery and disposition.
When she joined BJB College, Bhubaneswar for doing +2, she took music as one of her combinations. This brought her in close contact with her music teacher Guru Sri Chittaranjan Pani, a front-ranking exponent of Odissi and classical music.
The perfect musical chemistry with noted composer Malaya Mishra bought the best out of her, although she has sung compositions of almost all eminent music directors of Orissa.
Ira Mohanty made her debut in a film entitled ‘Sakal Tirtha To Charane’ in 1996. Then she went on singing in films like Mana Rahigala Tumari Thare (2000), Mo Kola To Jhulana (2003), Rakhi Bandhili Mo Rakhiba Mana (2003), Bahudibe Mo Jaga Balia (2004), O My Love (2006) and Tu Thile Mo Dara Kahaku (2010), Chhati Tale Ding Dong (2016) besides many other films, devotional (bhajan) and many albums songs.
Chhati Tale Ding Dong her recent released Odia movie and Songs are very melodious.
Awards and Achievements:
Ira has won innumerable awards in her singing career spanning a little more than a decade. Besides being honored by Zee TV Saregama, she has bagged the prestigious Cine Critic Association Award, Chalachitra Jagat Samman and Banichitra Samman several times, besides innumerable awards for her inimitable singing. She has also been bestowed with OMPTWA Award, ETV Best Playback Singer Award 2010, Taranga Cine Award 2010 and many other prestigious awards.